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post #2581 of 3209
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

A lot of the suits look pretty decent after the remakes.  Certainly better than most OTRs, especially from a place like MW.  On a forum where pictures of bespoke suits are thrown around routinely, it's easy to lose perspective on how the peasants live and dress.

If you want an example of what happens when the average American heads to MW, go check out the "new American wedding suit" thread.

googled the link of the thread and it seem to be deleted or whatever happened to the topic that I cannot read it. Anyone can quote it here?
Thanks in advance.
post #2582 of 3209
As measured at the Chicago Traveling Tailor event. I didn't give guidance, let them do their thing. I also didn't press, obviously- this is straight out of the box.

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shirt04 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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shirt03 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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pant10 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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pant07 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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pant06 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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jacket12 by jefferytailor, on Flickr

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jacket13 by jefferytailor, on Flickr
post #2583 of 3209
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

Really, after 172 pages of poorly fitting suits, why does anyone continue to buy Indochino? As far as I can tell, most of you are better off with Men's Wearhouse. And I don't say that lightly.

 

 

I was pretty hard on IC here, but it was mostly because of their initial inability to communicate armhole instructions to their factory.  I will say that after the remake, it was pretty dead-on otherwise.  The first pass was a disaster, which raises questions about the whole bizarre process, but if you just assume that a remake is mandatory, and factor in that international return shipping cost, you can get a perfectly fitting suit in 6 weeks or so.  So long as you don't want small armholes :)

post #2584 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


Jacket length is fine. As you said there is a sleeve pitch issue. The upper back wrinkling could be due to excess material but is fairly easily fixed. Shoulders are a tad wide but apart from that it's not bad at all.


Interesting.  Any suggestions on what I should request for the remake?  How do I properly address the sleeve pitch issue?

 

 

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Originally Posted by DevonM View Post

Hey guys, my first Indochino suit, the Essential Black, just arrived!

At first glance I was pretty happy with what I was seeing.  The fabric seems nice, given that it's relatively cheap, although I'm pretty new to the whole thing and haven't held or seen up close a $1000+ suit...

The shirt I got seems pretty nice too, a good fit, though a tiny bit loose in the sleeves and lower back, it seems comfortable.

After trying the suit on, I was reasonably impressed with the results.  I've never worn anything custom tailored before, so obviously there was already an improvement.  The pants seem like a nice fit, though a bit snug.  I'm probably just caught off guard by something that's different than the standard sized OTR pants, but the rear/crotch area seems a bit... form fitting.  And the knees seem to be cutting it close.  They look quite good though.

 

Now, the jacket.  It feels nice to wear.  It seems like it's maybe a little long, and the shoulders are about ¾" too big on each side(maybe 1", but I don't want to overdo it).

The sleeves seem like the perfect length for me, which is nice.  I like the position of the buttons, probably because I've only had 3 button jackets before.  I think you guys will say they're too high, but I don't like too big/low/wide of a chest opening.  Strangely, the lapels seem like they're slim, though I ordered regular.  I can't tell if it's a negative though because they look nice I think.

I think the back and chest are a little too big, but I can't really tell if it's just one or the other or both.  The waist can maybe come in a hair, probably more importantly if the chest is going in, though I don't know if it should be too tight.

So, here are a few pictures.  Sorry for the terrible quality, I had the worst lighting here.

 

 

 


So, it's still quite wrinkled, just out of the box, but it definitely seems to have that sleeve pitch problem mentioned earlier.  And like I said before the shoulders could come in about ¾ of an inch on each side.  Maybe more?  I don't want them to be super small though.

Not sure if the upper back weirdness is because of how wrinkled it is, or because the back is too big... probably both?

Pants look like they could maybe be ½"-1" shorter, and the jacket seems like it should be about an inch shorter.

And just for reference, I'm about 6'1".

 

I'd love to hear what you all think and suggest! 

For the remake, does it have to be sent in within 14 days, or just requested by then?  It arrived today, do I need to ship it by the 27th?

 

Also... I'm vaguely familiar with pockets being sewn shut, but I assumed it would be loose stitching, though it seems to be very tight stitching like on the rest of the suit, what do I do to make the pockets usable?

Quoted for bump.  Any other opinions/suggestions?

post #2585 of 3209
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Gentlemen, Indochino is coming to San Francisco next week with a temporary pop-up shop for their travelling tailors.
I have been reading the thread, and have seen many hits and misses. Any feedback on what the experience has been like when you use their tailors to take measurements? I'd suspect the odds of getting a better fit increase when they take the measurements and you can speak directly with a tailor or rep. What do you think?
Any other landmines to avoid? Thanks in advance...
AHS

 

Hi,

 

I signed up JUST to respond to this message. From my experience, that's ABSOLUTELY false. Last month, I went to the traveling tailor event in Chicago. I made the same assumption that the guy who I'm quoting made. Here's what they do: They measure your neck, chest, waist, bicep and wrist. They enter those measurements into your profile. Then, they have you try on "block suits." These are like OTR suits. Once they find the one that fits the best (it still fits like crap, but it fits better than the other sizes), you talk about adjustments, and they enter them into your profile. You would think that this would give them a decent idea of what the customer expects.

 

Fastforward a few weeks....I received my suit in the mail, and guess what. The suit fit EXACTLY like the "block suit" that I'd tried on in the store. They changed the color and the customizations (buttons, pockets, etc.), but the fit was EXACTLY the same. They measured my waist, but the suit that I got was over 6 inches too big in the pants waist (just like the "block")! While I was at the Traveling Tailor, I went over the fit of my jacket twice, but the jacket that I received was still too full. The shirt that I received was several sizes too big and the neck was several inches too wide (even though they measured my neck). I'm a tall, fit guy, but they took my measurements, so they knew that those clothes wouldn't fit me. It's like they threw out my measurements the moment that my payment cleared.

 

They claimed that they didn't know why the suit turned out so poorly or why my measurements weren't taken into account, but I DEMANDED a refund, and I don't plan to ever order from them again... be warned. They could sell $50 suits, and I wouldn't even think about trying one.


Edited by VinnyMac - 9/15/12 at 2:41pm
post #2586 of 3209
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Originally Posted by StormRider View Post

Indochino is coming to San Francisco.  For those of you attended the Chicago event, is it worthwhile for me to go to get a feel of all the suit and shirt fabrics?  Do they have a large selection available for inspection?

 

Thanks.

 

 

See my above post. I wouldn't drive across the city to see it. If it's close to you, then it could be fun to go in and take a look at the displays, but please take your own measurements. Don't let them screw you like they did me. The only positive part of buying at the TT is that they give you a free shirt, but it will fit like shxt, and you'll either need a remake, or you'll have to take it to your tailor. I'm not a fan of this company.

post #2587 of 3209
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Originally Posted by MeasureOfMan View Post

 

 

I was pretty hard on IC here, but it was mostly because of their initial inability to communicate armhole instructions to their factory.  I will say that after the remake, it was pretty dead-on otherwise.  The first pass was a disaster, which raises questions about the whole bizarre process, but if you just assume that a remake is mandatory, and factor in that international return shipping cost, you can get a perfectly fitting suit in 6 weeks or so.  So long as you don't want small armholes :)

 

...OR you can order from a different company and get what you ask for in 3-4 weeks.

post #2588 of 3209

Sorry for the bad pics from my previous post. Any thoughts? I think the pants are too long and the waist needs to be adjusted. My 34 belt is too short for the pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by irfan22 - 9/16/12 at 10:01pm
post #2589 of 3209
First Indochino suit here. At first glance it seems to me that the suit may be too small. It seems a bit too tight around the thighs and shoulders (I have a muscular frame hence my larger legs and back). Perhaps the sleeves are a tad too long as well? I also requested for higher armholes, but I'm not sure if I got it for this suit. It looks as if the v-taper is too exaggerated from the waist surpression? I'm not too experienced with suits though, I want to hear what you guys think. Do I require a remake? Also for the remakes, do you guys take it to a tailor and ask for what they would adjust in your suit or do you guys just eyeball it/use your own judgement?

Here are the pictures of my suit:


Edited by jexbrah - 9/16/12 at 1:13am
post #2590 of 3209
Jacket is too short brosef. Sleeve length is fine. You may need to get the pants remade with a bigger seat and thighs.
post #2591 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Jacket is too short brosef. Sleeve length is fine. You may need to get the pants remade with a bigger seat and thighs.

So alll you would suggest changing is to add a bit to the length of the jacket and add some room to the crotch area and thighs? The jacket would need to be remade as well. no (don't think you can add length to a jacket)?

Do you think the jacket is a bit too small in the shoulders? It looks as if the fabric is stretching too much on my upper back.
Edited by jexbrah - 9/17/12 at 12:15pm
post #2592 of 3209

I'll be going to the traveling tailor event in SF on SAT.  I'm deciding between the Essential Navy and the Sharkskin.

 

Despite the negative reviews ITT, I think I'll give it a shot.  The price is right, and I don't mind going through a remake/getting refund if necessary.  I also have a large drop which makes OTR tough.

 

I'll be sure to remember the advice wrt armholes.  I can certainly understand how raising them allows for a slimmer fit without movement restriction.

post #2593 of 3209
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Originally Posted by MikeyObviously View Post

I'll be going to the traveling tailor event in SF on SAT.  I'm deciding between the Essential Navy and the Sharkskin.

Despite the negative reviews ITT, I think I'll give it a shot.  The price is right, and I don't mind going through a remake/getting refund if necessary.  I also have a large drop which makes OTR tough.

I'll be sure to remember the advice wrt armholes.  I can certainly understand how raising them allows for a slimmer fit without movement restriction.


After 172 pages of reports on badly fitting suits, you will need more than luck to get anything that fits.
post #2594 of 3209
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

After 172 pages of reports on badly fitting suits, you will need more than luck to get anything that fits.

Uh, there are 52 pages. Fix your settings.
post #2595 of 3209

Actually, there are many great fitting suits such as my own.  As with most products, only the ones who have something to complain about do the posting.  Read my posts; first suit --- trash used to dial it in.  Second suit --- good fit.  I think there's nothing left to adjust, but I'm still going back to my tailor sometime this week to have them take a look at the remake.  

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