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My Indochino Navy Cotton Suit remake came today.

For reference, here was the first suit: http://www.styleforum.net/t/52943/indochino-suits/3000_100#post_6144450

Pics of the remake are below. All comments and constructive feedback are welcomed. I already kinda have a good idea what's still wrong with this remake but I won't add bias to the discussion until I hear some uncoloured opinions first.

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I think the quality of it is getting worse these days...

post #3064 of 3208

just got my suit in and definitely going to get a remake. really loose in waist and chest but what really annoys me the most is this divot at the shoulders and the wrinkle in tricep area

how can this be fixed? is it shoulder measurement that's too big/small? bicep? or simply I need to request sleeves to be rotated/moved?

 

note: suit not been pressed.... yet

 

 

 

 

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I just came back from visiting my tailor who assessed me wearing the remade Navy Cotton Suit.

He recommends reducing the chest by 1.5" and reducing the abdomen by 0.5". Together, this upper body work would run $65.

He then focused his attention to the jacket sleeves, which he recommends lengthening the right sleeve by 0.5" and lengthening the left sleeve by 0.25" (damn my slightly asymmetrical arms). This would run another $30 and would leave a crease mark even after pressing the extended sleeve cuff, which would affect the look.

He also noted that the front of the jacket also has a ripply effect (as seen in Photo 3 previously) and doesn't hang nice and flat. The front of the suit shouldn't be wavy like a freeze-frame snapshot of a pond with a breeze blowing across the surface of the water and hoped that I would be able to convey this message to Indochino Concierge considering there is no specific option on their remake page for this sort of thing, only allowing you to input numerical measurement alterations and limited space to input personal comments.

The total price of alterations would be $95, so I did not have him perform any work on the jacket since it would exceed Indochino's "$75 or less" reimbursable credit, and now I'm reporting back to Indochino with the news and requesting the go-ahead to submit a remake request through their formal online process.

Since it's just the jacket that requires alterations, I figured that perhaps they can reduce labour by only remaking the jacket. I quite like the remade pants as they are.
Edited by Karl Drogo - 3/27/13 at 10:24am
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Have pants, too. I had a remake done and the fabric was slightly different and even if I wanted to, I couldn't mix and match pants and jacket.
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Originally Posted by robbrechter View Post

Have pants, too. I had a remake done and the fabric was slightly different and even if I wanted to, I couldn't mix and match pants and jacket.

Thanks for the reminder. I am still making my way through reading this topic from start to finish and you reminded me of the horror stories where people would receive jacket and pants remakes that were different colours/materials.

Seems a bit silly requesting a remake of pants that don't need to be touched, but probably best to be on the safe side. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Karl Drogo View Post

Thanks for the reminder. I am still making my way through reading this topic from start to finish and you reminded me of the horror stories where people would receive jacket and pants remakes that were different colours/materials.

Seems a bit silly requesting a remake of pants that don't need to be touched, but probably best to be on the safe side. smile.gif

They do claim to make sure your colours don't get mismatched, but I know of several cases where it happened anyway - but that was some years ago. Perhaps better indeed to remake it all.
post #3069 of 3208
Unfortunately, I am unable to request another remake of the Navy Cotton Suit, because they have run out of the specific material. Yesterday (before the Ultimate Spring Collection was released) I was offered a chance to get something else in an equivalent price point and wait for the Ultimate Spring Collection to be released later in the day and then make a selection. But as you can see, none of the Ultimate Spring Collection is on the same price point at which I bought the Navy Cotton Suit, $299 minus 20%. Still waiting from a response from Indochino Concierge regarding how to proceed, but I might cancel that order (and return the two ill-fitting ones currently in my possession) since I did have my heart set on that particular suit at that attractive low price.
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Originally Posted by Karl Drogo View Post

Unfortunately, I am unable to request another remake of the Navy Cotton Suit, because they have run out of the specific material. Yesterday (before the Ultimate Spring Collection was released) I was offered a chance to get something else in an equivalent price point and wait for the Ultimate Spring Collection to be released later in the day and then make a selection. But as you can see, none of the Ultimate Spring Collection is on the same price point at which I bought the Navy Cotton Suit, $299 minus 20%. Still waiting from a response from Indochino Concierge regarding how to proceed, but I might cancel that order (and return the two ill-fitting ones currently in my possession) since I did have my heart set on that particular suit at that attractive low price.

 

The suit doesn't look terrible. The shoulders are a bit wide in the back. The jacket's too tight across the top button. There's a little excess material in the back, around the armpits. The right sleeve's too short. I can't see much of the pants, and you can't do much about the shoulders, but if you fix those other things, you'll probably get the same result that you'd get from a remake.

post #3071 of 3208
Just got my Indochino suit in. Overall, I'm really pleased with the fit - but the shoulders seem big, and are creating creasing down the sleeves because of the overhang. I also think the pants need to be hemmed a hair.

If I have a good tailor, is this work that they'll be able to do?

Any other fit comments would be great.



post #3072 of 3208
The need to lengthen both sleeves (right sleeve needs 0.5" added, the left sleeve needs 0.25" added) is enough to warrant the remake. If I did have my tailor let out the sleeves, there would still be a crease from where the end of the cuff was before.

I've requested a refund with Indochino, who directed me to ship both suits back to them. Earlier in this thread, I've read about customers who have shipped back their returns in a garbage bag. How do people normally ship back their unwanted items?
post #3073 of 3208
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Originally Posted by Karl Drogo View Post

The need to lengthen both sleeves (right sleeve needs 0.5" added, the left sleeve needs 0.25" added) is enough to warrant the remake. If I did have my tailor let out the sleeves, there would still be a crease from where the end of the cuff was before.

I've requested a refund with Indochino, who directed me to ship both suits back to them. Earlier in this thread, I've read about customers who have shipped back their returns in a garbage bag. How do people normally ship back their unwanted items?

Out of curiosity, will they refund you now or only when they confirm they have received the suits? I read about the garbage bag version too, I had put my remake in a small box.
post #3074 of 3208
Indochino will refund me once they receive the shipment. Because I typically save the packaging from anything I buy until the product has been fully accepted/integrated into my life permanently, I ended up putting the suits back into one of the original white Indochino boxes I had lying around, and then putting that into the brown cardboard exterior shipping box. I sealed everything up nicely, peeled off all the old labels, put on a new shipping label, and shipped it from my local post office for about $21 Canadian. The package weight was about 4kg (8.8lbs) with the two heavy cotton suits and double-boxing.

I still have an Essential Charcoal Suit and Supervisor Black & Blue Pinstriped Shirt on hold which I ordered during the Chinese New Year sale. If I were to ask Indochino to release it back into production, they would apply the measurements my tailor took the other day, but a few days of contemplation have led me to ponder the role of suits in my life; it is purely a hobby and I don't need to wear them other than for the odd social event or rare job interview. So I've been on the fence about going ahead with that current order or cancelling it altogether.
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Could use some advice!

 

I decided to take the plunge and try Indochino for a first suit, knowing full well that the first attempt would be a first step in a (potentially) long process. My idea is to chart my experience through the entire process so that other would-be buyers will know what it's like. For starters, this is a suit I won't be needing until August, which is when I will begin law school. As such, I have plenty of time from now until then to experiment and solicit help from styleforum. 

 

First impressions: Fabric wasn't great, but wasn't terrible--about what you'd expect for the price point. The suit and pants were too short, as illustrated by the below photo. 

 

 

 

My first instinct is to lengthen the pants by several inches and the thighs and waist (both were a bit on the tight side). As well, the sleeves must be lengthened by several inches. However, I'm unsure as to why the collar is popping up when the suit top is buttoned. I'm assuming that may be related to tightness in the chest; the top's being too form fitting. 

 

Also, it feels like the button is a bit too high (it comes to about a couple of inches above my belly button). 

 

 

 

Here is a side picture. As you can see, the back curves tightly in line with my silhouette.

 

 

 

Here is a picture of the back. There are two rather pronounced bulges right below the middle of the collar. Perhaps due to shoulder tightness?

 

 

 

And finally, a picture fully illustrating the tightness in the pants: Its shortness is obvious, but there is a noticeable tightness in the waist and thigh area.

 

Any suggestions and help would be appreciated going in to my first remake. My first impression was that the suit was too tight/small, which may speak more toward the measurements I gave the company than any thing else. 

 

Thanks again for the advice. 


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