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Jefferyd reviews Indochino

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. NORE

    NORE Well-Known Member

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    jd has a bubble he he hee...
     
  2. charliebrown2

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    FYI - free shirt only if you make an appointment, I believe
     
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    I too have this "prominent seat". As a novice, could I get an explanation on what is the purpose of the second dart, and how it works? From what I understand, it just adds extra fabric to get around the "prominent seat", is this correct? Should I make a point of asking for it?
     
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    very insightful post jeff (like your others), thank you. From what i've seen, your fit is representative of about 5% of the suits that run through the indochino thread. I note that you said you would never consider doing a 'personally measured' suit order, but it would be interesting to see the difference. so if you change your mind....


    EDIT: scratch that, they already have your measurements, nuts. you'd have to do it under pseudonym.
     
  5. Aristo36

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    5% HRB? Time for me to do more research. To be fair to Indochino, Jeff did credit the satisfactory outcome from being able to make an appointment and work with their master tailor.
     
  6. hrb

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    RISTO, if you haven't seen it yet, there is a lengthy indochino thread on the site here that would be worth a gander, if you are considering ordering. Also fwiw, that thread is what I based my 5% on (1in20). some people have had success with the personal measurements (Proff Bear, posted a nice fit on an indochino a few days back) they simply seem few and far between.
     
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  7. Archibald Longfellow

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    I think self measuring is a recipe for disaster. However, if you do it right you can successfully buy a great suit online and save yourself a fortune.

    A few months ago I purchased a suit for $2,300 from an online suit retailer and I now have a stunning suit that fit's me close enough to perfect. rather than attempt to self measure, I took the company's measurement form to a top tailor and had them measure me. It cost me $50 but for my money I got more than just the basic measurements, the tailor also gave me instructions on how the suit should be cut to fit me properly and I ended up with almost a page of notes that I sent in with my measurements..

    When the suit arrived I had it pressed and took it straight back to the tailors who made some final adjustments to make it as close to a bespoke fit as you could expect without actually going through the full bespoke process. It cost me $175 for the final alteration and he gave me the adjustments to my measurements (all less then 1.5cms) needed if I ever want to order another.

    So all up just over $2,500 which I agree is a lot for a suit bought online but I did get the jacket, waistcoat and two pair of pants made out some of the best superfine Australian merino wool available (I did a lot of research on the fabric before buying including calling the local wool marketing board to make sure the fabric I was buying was as good as the seller claimed it to be). Had I went through the full bespoke process I have no doubt I would have ended up with an even better suit but I also would have paid well over $5,000 for a suit of the same quality and for a saving of over $2,500 I'm very happy to accept the difference. I'm told that the tailors that made my suit now have my personal pattern on file and the minor changes needed present no problem should I ever want another suit (which I will).

    While it's obviously a different form of tailoring to Indochino I see no reason why a similar method can't be adapted to any online suit purchase. Go to a tailor to have your measurements done properly and take the finished suit back for alterations to get that improved fit using the Indochino tailoring credit. I have also been told that if I want to buy from another tailor there is a way I can measure this suit so that any tailor can make one that's going to be a copy of the sizing. So take time to get the first suit right and use that for all future purchases

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  8. carpu65

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    The suit is not bad for the price.
    Is a pity that Indochino is obsessed with the skinny/narrow silhouette.
    It would be interesting see a new Indochino collection more classic in fit and shape,with traditional size lapels,full cut trousers with pleats and right rise and lenght.
     
  9. otc

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    Any updates on this? Have you put some wear on the suit to try and tell if it is worthwhile over time?

    They are coming back to chicago this week 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.
     

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