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Has anyone recieved an IC suit and had to do zero alterations getting the feeling i made a bad choice with these guys

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post #3137 of 3201
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Originally Posted by Garrett Butt View Post

Has anyone recieved an IC suit and had to do zero alterations getting the feeling i made a bad choice with these guys

It's not that you made a bad choice, but there are just a few facts that people need to be aware of when ordering from Indochino (especially when ordering the first time).

I am doing a survey on my blog at the moment, so far 81 people have participated. Here are some interesting insights when it comes to remakes and alterations:

Q: Did your first Indochino suit need a remake?
A: 34% YES

Q: Did your first Indochino suit need any alterations?
A: 76% YES

--> Chances are your first suit won't be quite perfect.

Now, this is not a representative survey, but it definitely gives someone an idea of what to expect when ordering first. Keep that in mind when ordering and adjust your expectations accordingly.

If you want to participate in the survey, here is a direct link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FGR6BJX
post #3138 of 3201
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Originally Posted by Garrett Butt View Post

Has anyone recieved an IC suit and had to do zero alterations getting the feeling i made a bad choice with these guys

I've never bought a suit from ANYPLACE that didn't require adjustments. It's not possible to get a perfectly fitting suit on the first try without adjustments. At the least, the sleeves or legs won't be the right length. There's a reason for why custom suit-makers perform multiple fittings before you get the finished product.

 

Beyond that, no one can see what you see. I have a VERY critical eye for detail when it comes to myself; the issues that I see may not be seen by the tailor, so even a suit that fits very well may still need a small tweek.

post #3139 of 3201
They really need to fix the button stance. I realize a one-button suit would have the optimal button stance, but unfortunately one-button suits are not acceptable in a business setting for someone in an entry-level position.
post #3140 of 3201
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post

They really need to fix the button stance. I realize a one-button suit would have the optimal button stance, but unfortunately one-button suits are not acceptable in a business setting for someone in an entry-level position.

And even on the one button jackets the stance should/could be lower - see my blazer:
post #3141 of 3201

I recommended Indochino for a friend who was getting his first suit, and did the measurements for him. The fit was perfect. I was pretty shocked because we expected to use the alteration credit anyway. I'll try to take some pictures soon.

 

If you're thinking of getting an Indochino suit, you should get a friend to do the measurements for you, and not only once (do it thrice and average the results.)

post #3142 of 3201
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post

And even on the one button jackets the stance should/could be lower - see my blazer:

I don't understand why they can't use the one button pattern for the two button suit and just add the second button below the first.


Have you tried Black Lapel at all?
post #3143 of 3201
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post


I don't understand why they can't use the one button pattern for the two button suit and just add the second button below the first.


Have you tried Black Lapel at all?

Because that would require the tailors to actually think, and they'd have to pay more to find skilled tailors who actually think. The one-button jacket doesn't look bad. Few people will notice that you don't have a second button. The only people who'll notice are the ones who think that the bottom button should be done up.

post #3144 of 3201

Can someone help me with the armhole position of my remake suit.

 

Am I correct, if I think, the jacket shoulder does not match the natural shoulder?

Should it be on the position of the green line?

 

Thank You.

 

 

post #3145 of 3201
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post

I don't understand why they can't use the one button pattern for the two button suit and just add the second button below the first.


Have you tried Black Lapel at all?

Yes, have tried them and liked my BL suit a lot. Will probably give them another shot soon.
post #3146 of 3201
Anyone have any long-term impressions on their Indochino? Want to know how well this stuff lasts.

They are coming back to chicago this week for one of their fitting events and I booked an appointment on a whim based on my memories of Jefferyd's review.

Trying to decide if I am better off purchasing more of a staple suit that would be nice to have but rarely worn or maybe a more fun summery suit that also won't get serious wear but would be nice to have well-fitting for a low price.
post #3147 of 3201
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Anyone have any long-term impressions on their Indochino? Want to know how well this stuff lasts.

They are coming back to chicago this week for one of their fitting events and I booked an appointment on a whim based on my memories of Jefferyd's review.

Trying to decide if I am better off purchasing more of a staple suit that would be nice to have but rarely worn or maybe a more fun summery suit that also won't get serious wear but would be nice to have well-fitting for a low price.

I went to the Chicago event last year...met a hot girl who was working there. We went out a few times. No other good came from the event. The fit was WAAAAAY off. The pants waist was 6 to 8 inches too big. You can imagine what the rest of the suit looked like. I wouldn't trust their measurements. If you go, make sure that, when you're in the mirror, you're very vocal about what you want them to change about the fit, and make sure that they understand and take notes. I did the first, but I only assumed that they understood and were taking notes. That turned out to be a big mistake.

 

To answer your primary question, my (remade) suit's holding up fine. I wear it every once in a while. It's not spectacular, but it's not breaking down.

post #3148 of 3201
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I went to the Chicago event last year...met a hot girl who was working there. We went out a few times. No other good came from the event. The fit was WAAAAAY off. The pants waist was 6 to 8 inches too big. You can imagine what the rest of the suit looked like. I wouldn't trust their measurements. If you go, make sure that, when you're in the mirror, you're very vocal about what you want them to change about the fit, and make sure that they understand and take notes. I did the first, but I only assumed that they understood and were taking notes. That turned out to be a big mistake.

To answer your primary question, my (remade) suit's holding up fine. I wear it every once in a while. It's not spectacular, but it's not breaking down.
Thanks.

I'm probably going to skip it... Just ordered a TOJ yesterday so I don't know that I need to spend $400 on a sub-par suit tomorrow.
post #3149 of 3201
So it looks like they just raised the prices on the essential suits from $380 to $450...
post #3150 of 3201

^ Just saw that too. My heart sank. I guess no 3 piece gray essential for me.

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