1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Buy Express suit for the fit, send measurement to Indochino? And yes, I've searched.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheKongoEmpire, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. TheKongoEmpire

    TheKongoEmpire Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Location:
    Wandering with the Children of the Lost.
    I've been lurking for a little while with the suit/tailoring bug so I'm a new n00b so please bear with me. I'm 24 and unemployed (laid off). I liked dressing up for work (call center) so that basically started everything. I have a closet full of Macy's garments. Now, with the unemployment benefits I'm receiving (paying for school) I can afford so much. I see that Express and H & M are not big favorites here (which is understandable) but I'd be lying if I told you I didn't like the fit. So I was thinking of buying an H&M or Express suit for the fit and sending the measurements to Indochino when I get the money. I live on the Treasure Coast in FL so suit wear is limited compared to larger cities. Any thought, suggestions or recommendations?

    Also, this is the guide I following when looking for suits:

    http://www.gq.com/style/style-manual/201204/suits-guide-tailoring-fit?printable=true
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

    Messages:
    4,536
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Interesting strategy, but to begin with the Express suit must fit well, and the GQ Guide isn't a very good source as to good fit. Few people actually look good in skinny suits. Ideally get pictures wearing the Express suit while it's still returnable. Even if that goes well, online tailors have a bad reputation, and if something is made too small, there's almost no chance it can be remedied without a full remake, which tailors don't want to do. How about just getting a suit from the Brooks Brothers Factory Store?
     
  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,457
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Fraught with danger - have you read any of the Indochino threads? Simply copying measurements will not get a decent fit.
     
  4. TheKongoEmpire

    TheKongoEmpire Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Location:
    Wandering with the Children of the Lost.
    

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

    There's not a Brooks Brothers store near me. Maybe in Fort Lauderdale or Miami. As far as fit is concerned, it does fit well. Also, they' re out my price range.
     
  5. TheKongoEmpire

    TheKongoEmpire Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Location:
    Wandering with the Children of the Lost.
    
    I have but I didn't come across that info. I'm thinking of trying Black Lapel.
    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by