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post #2956 of 3209
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post


It'll probably cost you something like $30-40. They don't mind if you stuff it in a really small box and send it with snail mail, actually. At least they donate these return suits to charity, so you are doing something good in a way.

I just got my latest Indochino suit, the Indigo one from the Ultimate Tech Collection. It's terrific, I didn't expect it to be that good. It's the first suit I have with the upgraded components. Sorry for the really crappy iPhone pic, there will a full review soon. I am currently traveling in Asia and got the chance to work as an extra in a couple of movies - I wore the suit yesterday and I don't think I ever got that many compliments on an outfit!

That looks like more waist suppression than your usual fit...looks good though. That's more close to my preference. You got your suit pretty quickly. Did you get an early alert?


Edited by VinnyMac - 1/30/13 at 1:21pm

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post #2957 of 3209
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post

It'll probably cost you something like $30-40. They don't mind if you stuff it in a really small box and send it with snail mail, actually. At least they donate these return suits to charity, so you are doing something good in a way.

I just got my latest Indochino suit, the Indigo one from the Ultimate Tech Collection. It's terrific, I didn't expect it to be that good. It's the first suit I have with the upgraded components. Sorry for the really crappy iPhone pic, there will a full review soon. I am currently traveling in Asia and got the chance to work as an extra in a couple of movies - I wore the suit yesterday and I don't think I ever got that many compliments on an outfit!


That actually looks amazing and is exactly the fit i'd be hoping for. I'm about 5'6 and slim/athletic due to some gym.
I was reading "kyle is radds' (the other perfect fit, to me) post and he mentioned he shaved the figures a bit. Did you also do this?

I should probably get started asap as I need it for a couple of weddings start of April.
Just one more thing, you mention sending it back with the cheapest option, doesn't this also mean i'd have to wait longer for the replacement?
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Just one more thing, you mention sending it back with the cheapest option, doesn't this also mean i'd have to wait longer for the replacement?

 

I think that they send the replacement to you first. Then you send back the original (or they charge you for the second suit). I don't know for sure though.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

That looks like more waist suppression than your usual fit...looks good though. That's more close to my preference. You got your suit pretty quickly. Did you get an early alert?

No, I just ordered the day the collection came out and then I think I was lucky to get it a bit earlier. I didn't specify less waist suppression or a lower button stance this time, so it's possible - I didn't notice it myself. Might also be because I'm raising the arm with the phone? Will have proper photos taken today, hopefully. Really happy with the fit this time and also many of the details seem to have improved quite a bit.
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I think that they send the replacement to you first. Then you send back the original (or they charge you for the second suit). I don't know for sure though.

Yeah, that's correct. It doesn't matter how slow the suit arrives, just if it doesn't , they will charge you - I suggest to keep the receipt and if avail. the tracking number just in case.
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Hmm, sounds alright. Thanks for the info!

Guess i'll try get the measurements done this weekend and place my order.
Probably gonna get the essential navy.

Do people recommend the waist pocket, and slim notch?
I'm also guessing dual vents are the way to go thesedays?
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Hmm, sounds alright. Thanks for the info!

Guess i'll try get the measurements done this weekend and place my order.
Probably gonna get the essential navy.

Do people recommend the waist pocket, and slim notch?
I'm also guessing dual vents are the way to go thesedays?

I always go with the standard notch lapel, because I don't really wear skinny ties. As for the waist pocket, I mostly use it because I have a long upper body and the waist pocket helps my appearance. Double vents are a standard choice for me too, looks more elegant in my opinion - tried centre vent once and just didn't feel comfortable with it.
post #2963 of 3209
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I always go with the standard notch lapel, because I don't really wear skinny ties. As for the waist pocket, I mostly use it because I have a long upper body and the waist pocket helps my appearance. Double vents are a standard choice for me too, looks more elegant in my opinion - tried centre vent once and just didn't feel comfortable with it.

I just wish they would offer wider lapels -- blacklapel will make their lapels as wide (or narrow) as you like. 

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Hey guys, need some feedback on my second indochino suit. I got my first one in June 2011 and put on a bit of chest/back/shoulder muscle since then and decided to get a new suit with updated measurements

 

I originally posted this here http://www.styleforum.net/t/334095/2nd-indochino-suit-could-use-some-feedback but figured I might get some more attention in this thread. Please give the original thread a look for some additional details. 

 

For reference, I'm about 5'7"-5'8" with a skinny frame. Apologizing beforehand for the crappy picture quality.

 

 

The button stance on the new suit is a little higher (about an inch or so) than the old one, which feels weird when buttoning the jacket up since I'm so used to having it lower. I enjoy having a V-shape in my suit. Do you think this one is sufficient? What about the button stance? I kind of like having longer lapels so I was thinking of having the stance moved down.

 

 

 

It's a little tough to see in the above pic but some of the fabric at my lats/armpit seems to form into a wrinkle. Is this ok or does this mean the back is too wide?

 

 

 

My shoulders are slightly pulled back here which is accentuating the creases but I'm still wondering if perhaps the armholes or sleeves themselves are too wide (or are they supposed to look like this?). I might gain some additional size on my arms in the future (or I might not) so I don't know if I should have them altered.  Either way, here's a picture with my shoulders and arms in a more relaxed position, which makes the creases slightly less noticeable.

 

 

 

 

So what do you guys think? 

post #2965 of 3209
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I just wish they would offer wider lapels -- blacklapel will make their lapels as wide (or narrow) as you like. 

Yeah, they aren't as flexible as some other online mtm companies, but you get what you pay for. I haven't used blacklapel, but I just took a look at their website, and their suits are 1-3 hundred dollars more than Indochino. Maybe that's why they're more accommodating. You get what you pay for.

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So what do you guys think? 

 

I think that you may have over-estimated the amount of muscle that you've put on. Guys always over-estimate their chest/back/shoulders and underestimate their waist. That looks like it's exactly what you did. Those shoulders look too wide. The back and chest are probably a bit wide as well. The waist looks like it could use a bit more room. Shorten the sleeves a little. Lower the collar. In real life, it doesn't look bad, but to a critical eye, there are some obvious problem.


Edited by VinnyMac - 2/1/13 at 9:12pm
post #2967 of 3209
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I think that you may have over-estimated the amount of muscle that you've put on. Guys always over-estimate their chest/back/shoulders and underestimate their waist. That looks like it's exactly what you did. Those shoulders look too wide. The back and chest are probably a bit wide as well. The waist looks like it could use a bit more room. Shorten the sleeves a little. Lower the collar. In real life, it doesn't look bad, but to a critical, there are some obvious problem.

 

Thanks. I guess I may have overestimated but I thought I was pretty conservative with the measurements. Do you mind describing why the back/chest/shoulders don't fit properly, just so I know what to look for?

 

On the side pic, the jacket seems to follow the curvature of my back. I can kind of see the issue with the shoulders now that you mention it but I thought the pads are supposed to end wherever my shoulder ends. Should the pads line up with the end of my shoulder frame? The reason I'm asking is that I have some muscle extending past the frame of my shoulders and I'm afraid that if I narrow the shoulders I'll end up with a visible dent underneath the pads.

 

Here's what my last jacket looked like. It fits very snug at this point (which I've come to like) but it seems like men's jackets are supposed to have some more room.

 

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I'm still not sure what to think of the armholes and sleeves since I'm used to them being skinnier. I was thinking about just leaving it as is in case I end up gaining more weight. It might not happen right away but I don't want to shell out another $400 for a new suit if I gain more size.

 

Also, am I correct in thinking that a lower button stance, and therefore longer lapels would give the impression of a longer torso (as I have long legs but a short torso).

post #2969 of 3209
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I think that you may have over-estimated the amount of muscle that you've put on. Guys always over-estimate their chest/back/shoulders and underestimate their waist. That looks like it's exactly what you did. Those shoulders look too wide. The back and chest are probably a bit wide as well. The waist looks like it could use a bit more room. Shorten the sleeves a little. Lower the collar. In real life, it doesn't look bad, but to a critical, there are some obvious problem.

Agreed - on the side view pics there is a noticeable gap between the vents, it's a bit too tight there. Shoulders seem to be a bit too large, but perhaps a tailor can clear up the back and the wrinkles around the shoulders? Not sure as shoulders are usually the most tricky part.

(unrelated: Indochino started their Chinese New Year Sale, quite surprising - you can get 20% off everything: Chinese New Year Sale)
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post


Agreed - on the side view pics there is a noticeable gap between the vents, it's a bit too tight there. Shoulders seem to be a bit too large, but perhaps a tailor can clear up the back and the wrinkles around the shoulders? Not sure as shoulders are usually the most tricky part.

(unrelated: Indochino started their Chinese New Year Sale, quite surprising - you can get 20% off everything: Chinese New Year Sale)

 

...surprised me too. In the beginning of the year, I contacted them and they said that they weren't going to have one this year. Because of that, I made it through January without making any big purchases...not sure if I'll get anything, but I'm glad that they changed their minds.

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