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Indochino suits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by crease, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. GloStiX

    GloStiX Senior member

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    Raised price makes Indochino even more "not worth it".
     
  2. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior member

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    I have love-hate relationship with Indochino. Been a customer of their's since 2009. I think most people hate the price increase. I also hate how inflexible they are nowadays, even when you ask for certain changes related to fit. Here's is my latest example of my love-hate relationship with them, luckily for this piece it is mostly love. Please ignore, the shirt I didn't bother changing to more neutral colour to offset the plaid.

    LOVE:
    - Great "out-there" derby plaid pattern
    - The hand of the linen
    - Excellent work with half-lining
    - The patch pockets
    - Fit is good IMO, but's been dialed in now
    - The price: got this for $199 when they relaunched the Essential collection (I lucked out...see below)

    HATE:
    - How it went out of stock after 3 days (maybe I got lucky and this was a test run to see if there was demand???)
    - The button stance is a bit low (The jacket length is 27.75", so I'm short)
    - How they put a regular chest pocket and not another patch pocket...WHY???

    But overall, very happy with this buy which appears that I lucked out on since it's out of stock already.

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  3. LorenzL

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    Looks pretty cool! I am quite sure I saw this jacket at some point last year, they must've found some fabric again... Funny you'd mention a low button stance, this would be the first time it's too low and not too high on someone!
     
  4. traggatmot

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    Could you guys help me with comments on this suit, especially the jacket?

    I'm getting some nasty shoulder divots, it seems like it should be longer (doesn't fully cover my butt or sit in cupped fingers), an the whole jacket rises up a lot when I move my arms - do I need higher arm holes. Sleeve length and most of the back seem pretty good, though the waist could be taken in some. The pants need more room in the suit and the crotch, and may have to be remade - i doubt there is enough play there to loosen them up enough.

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  5. LorenzL

    LorenzL Senior member

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    To be honest, jacket length seems good to me. On the shorter side, but not bad. Pants don't seem tight either from the photos, but you have to trust your feeling anyway. Suit maybe just needs a pressing to get rid of the wrinkles on the sleeves? I also think you didn't remove the thread from the vents - cut it and it will drape nicer. I'd say the pants a are a bit too long, but that's a matter of taste.
     
  6. Stingray--12

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    Hi guys! I am considering ordering another Indochino suit. Here is front, side and back shot of a tux I ordered from them. I have attached one frontal shot of a navy blue suit, which is an OTR 38s for comparison purposes. I prefer the body on the OTR TBH, but I am unsure of how to direct Indochino to alter my measurements so I get a better fitting suit. (Sorry about the mess. I am moving in a few days). [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

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    That's not exactly unusual, patch-pockets with a normal breast pocket is more common than three-patch.
     
  8. Karl Drogo

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    Here are long overdue photos of my Indochino Essential Charcoal Suit. This is actually the third version of this order. Version 1 was seen earlier in this thread, months ago, and was a two-button that was actually passable, but needed fine-tuning. Version 2, I never bothered sharing in this thread because it was horrendous. Version 3 is what you see below, and I requested a one-button for a lower stance and actually grew to like the sleek look of one button, and most of the fine-tuning is there. When you look at the back area in the photographs, all those wrinkles mysterious appear that don't appear when I look at my back in the mirror over my shoulder. So I have no idea how to get rid of them from showing in photographs but not in real life, because I do get complimented frequently on how I look when wearing this suit. The jacket is already very fitted, and one tailor I visited cautioned me that it was a tiny bit tight at the button area since you can faintly see some of the X-lines across my belly especially in the final photo.

    Indochino grants the usual $75 alterations credit towards tailoring. I had my tailor strengthen the button (only a few dollars, but worth it) and she give her assessment, which she said was "perfect" other than possibly being a tiny bit too tight at the belly as mentioned above.

    Thoughts welcomed. It's much too late to request any changes with Indochino since plenty of time has elapsed since I received this suit and I already wore it many times for a few interviews and while I was on travel. This is essentially the measurement profile I'd be copying and uploading to Dragon Inside if/when I give them a shot.

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  9. smoothmoose

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    I think your armholes are too tight and therefore causing the shoulder divots? I would also loosen the waist a little bit instead of tightening it. The wrinkles on the back, no idea what's causing that.
     
  10. ultramantaro

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    I haven't visited their site for over 2 years and it's clear they have put some marketing weight behind it. It's completely geared towards to the yuppie crowd, but that's pretty much where most $ will be made unless you are into say, G & H.

    I couldn't find the bit about where suits are made. I remember in the past they have a picture of a nice, clean, white lab coat look of a factory in Shanghai (I would doubt it actually looks like that unless they are heavily funded with overseas $) I'm fairly certain they are made in China, though the yuan is no longer as favorable to the dollar as it was before so the cheapest suit is now 449, a far cry from the 269 or 299 or so back in 2011.

    As for fabrics, they claimed they used Australian merino wool, but somehow they are sourced from mills in Italy and China? I'm no expert on the process, but I thought the mills are typically where the wool is sourced.
     
  11. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You could eat off the floors of all the factories I have visited in China and none of them had foreign investment.



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  12. LorenzL

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    Australian merino wool is the raw wool that's then processed by mills all over the world - Indochino then buys either directly from a mill (if the order is big enough) or through a wholesale company, I'd imagine.
     
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    Karl, those wrinkles are present because your coat is too tight in the waist. When you turn and look over your shoulder, you are stretching it in such a way that seemingly removes the wrinkles. The ones closes to your waist and the vent are from the coat hugging too tightly around your midsection - you need to decrease the amount of waist suppression. The vertically-oriented wrinkles are from excess material from mid-shoulder to mid-shoulder. A tailor can come correct me, but I strongly believe those are the causes.
     
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  14. LorenzL

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    So for a long time I had no issues with collar gaps. But since I started working out a bit that changed. I want to write an article about it and I'm putting together some sources. Anything I need to know (outside of what google returns) about collar gaps and possible fixes? Curious what you guys here think!
     
  15. smoothmoose

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    ^ Maybe try posting on the Tailor Fit and Alterations thread. Not sure if there is a tailor tutorial on collar gaps posted already. Didn't find one in the standard Tailor Tutorial thread.
     
  16. LorenzL

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    Ok, so there is finally a proper sale. Maybe the last collection didn't sell so well, because there is a ton of tweed and flannel suits on sale from $399. Couple of accessories are even 50% off (the flat caps). Can't miss the sale, it's right at their frontpage.
     
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  18. smoothmoose

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    Repost from the wedding thread. My Indochino midnight blue tuxedo in action. The pants still had some issues in the seat area, but are not noticeable with the jacket on. Otherwise, quite happy with the result.

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  19. Simon at Elite

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    I have visited many Chinese suit factories, including one that makes some of the Indochino suits and I'll be going to another this week, and they are as clean as you would expect any factory to be. Some are better than others but none are what i would call pristine nor would I expect a factory to be so. I certainly wouldn't eat off any of the floors.

    Australian merino wool is regarded as the world's best suiting wool and exported to mills all over the world. I don't think I would want cloth made from the fleece of Italian or English sheep. However, there are various grades of wool and the finest go to the big names in England and Italy although some Indian producers are now buying high grade wool as are the chines who already take two thirds of the annual Australian merino wool production.

    There is a big disparity in price depending on the grade with a standard grade selling for say $2000 but the highest grade selling for up to 100 times that price. So just beacause it says it's Australian Merino doesn't mean it's absolute top quality
     
  20. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior member

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    Latest order from Indochino. Premium Claret Tweed blazer. Wide peak lapels, patch pockets, and tortoise shell buttons.

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