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Edited by hrb - 9/27/12 at 2:53am
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That method doesn't take into consideration torso vs. leg length though, right?

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

That method doesn't take into consideration torso vs. leg length though, right?

 

Correct.  The "formula" is a good starting point, but is certainly not etched in stone.

post #2614 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Chaco tan lines View Post

Hey all,

 

I'm about to order my first Indochino suit and was hoping for some tips on the measuring process.

 

From what I have seen on blog posts and in this thread, many suits arrive from Indochino big in the shoulders, chest, hips, with issues with jacket length, button stance, and low armholes.  

 

Is it worth trying to 'game the system' and take an .5-1 inch off of certain measurements.  I plan on having to get a remake, but I think it's worth trying to dial in the fit from the factory.  

 

Thanks for the help.  I'm just an Army officer that wears sloppy fitting uniforms with velcro and zippers everyday, so my mistake if my ordering strategy does not make sense.  

 

You can find out how much Indochino add to your body measurement on my post:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/314044/my-first-indochino-suit-should-i-ask-for-remake/60#post_5750570

 

Because there are so much variation in the way people do body measurement, I wouldn't recommend you tweaking the numbers. 

 

Just expect your first suit to be remade, and stick with your accurate number.

 

But if you insist, I suggest you take my remake request measurement adjustment into consideration, but consult a well-fitting suit to finalize your body measurements.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/314044/my-first-indochino-suit-should-i-ask-for-remake/45#post_5741724

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Hey all been reading this post on Indochino Suits and finally decided to take a leap of faith. I had the prince of wales suit made and this is what I got right out of the box. The pants fit great just concerned about the jacket. Would like to know your thoughts about any alterations that may be needed on the jacket? thanks all.

 

 

 

 

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I just received my suit and the pants rides up my butt so that will need to be changed. But I think the jacket seems good right? Maybe the shoulders could be taken in just a bit? Any suggestions? I measured 14" for my neck and in the end they gave me 14.75" so that will need to be redone since I can fit 3 fingers between my neck and collar. Dont mind the pants and shirt im wearing.
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Don't do anything to the shirt collar, it will be 14 soon enough after washing and shrinkage.

Jacket needs the collar shortened and raised. The shoulder will look more narrow after that alteration.
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I did an indochina suit, shirt and tie. Shirt is unwashed, and I'm afraid as soon as I wash it, it won't fit across the chest.

 

But what about the suit? Shoulders feel pretty snug but they look like they drape weird from the side.

 

I am not even to the level of fashion novice, so please, all the advice you can that would be helpful. $75 in tailor credit, what should I have them tweak? Pictures are kind of washed out of detail sorry. If you need better ones, I can try again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidonpda View Post

I did an indochina suit, shirt and tie. Shirt is unwashed, and I'm afraid as soon as I wash it, it won't fit across the chest.

 

But what about the suit? Shoulders feel pretty snug but they look like they drape weird from the side.

 

I am not even to the level of fashion novice, so please, all the advice you can that would be helpful. $75 in tailor credit, what should I have them tweak? Pictures are kind of washed out of detail sorry. If you need better ones, I can try again.

 

Jacket too short

Jacket shoulders too wide

The jacket seems tight in the body, but those poses make it tough to call

Pants too long

post #2620 of 3209
So far it seems like some of the common problems people have with their first Indochino suit are:
1. Shoulders too wide
2. Jacket too short
3. Pants too long

Any other persistent (adjustable) themes? A master list might be helpful for future users ordering from them.
post #2621 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


Hi five for god-tier genetics!
I always take .75" off the shoulder measurement. Other than that I make sure to measure exactly how they show in the video (pulling the tape a little tight). IIRC they add 3.5" to your chest measurement so keep that it in mind.
For jacket length just take your height, in inches, divide by 2 then take 4.
Example; Bob is 72 inches. 72/2 = 36. 36-4 = 32. Bob's jacket length should be 32". 31.5" at the shortest.
After you order send them an email asking for lower button stance by an inch and higher armholes (don't need to give a measurement).
That's what has worked for me so far but maybe I've just been lucky?
 

Would you recommend these same techniques for their shirts?

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So far it seems like some of the common problems people have with their first Indochino suit are:
1. Shoulders too wide
2. Jacket too short
3. Pants too long
Any other persistent (adjustable) themes? A master list might be helpful for future users ordering from them.

 

Those are problems that guys have with suits IN GENERAL. The full-bodied jackets are another big issue. I went to the Traveling Tailor, and they still sent me a suit with all but one of those issues: short jacket. Not to mention, the pants waist was HUGE. It was over 6 inches bigger than it should have been. How the fxck could that happen when they took my measurements? I was ticked off.

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Originally Posted by Nguyenning View Post

Would you recommend these same techniques for their shirts?

Have never ordered their shirts so I can't say.
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Got mine in last week. I was nervous after reading about all the bad first makes from the men on this thread. However, mine turned out really well in the fit department. They sent me a suit and a shirt and everything came out really close to the measurements I specified.

 

 

 

 

 

Pants are a little sagged because I had them on too low. They fit great when I wear them where they're supposed to be.

 

 

 

 

Even though they did a good job on the measurements, there were still a few problems due to either lazy or quick craftsmanship and I need to send the jacket back. The breast pocket is angled incorrectly and it sits too far into my armpit. It needs to be moved up and towards the center of my chest.

 

The button and the button-hole for the top jacket button didn't line up correctly. This caused some puckering whenever I had the jacket done up. Easy enough to fix.

 

The working buttons on the sleeves were also a bit misaligned.

 

All in all, I'm happy with what I got and I'm excited to add it to the suit rotation once I get the jacket corrected.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Jacket too short

Jacket shoulders too wide

The jacket seems tight in the body, but those poses make it tough to call

Pants too long

 

Thank you. I'll have to have it remade to get the jacket longer. How much longer do I need to tell them? How much do I tell them to take off the shoulder width? Obviously, my measurements are still the same. The jacket is a little tight in the body, and again, what would I tell them so they make it a little bigger?

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