Indochino suits?

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  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Sometimes it's glue and canvas, as JeffreyD pointed out. My point was that it does happen, not that it's the norm, and in this case, I offered it as an option, not as a given. But it does happen, wrap your mind around that salient fact.
     


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    Sometimes it's glue and canvas, as JeffreyD pointed out. My point was that it does happen, not that it's the norm, and in this case, I offered it as an option, not as a given. But it does happen, wrap your mind around that salient fact.
    Really? Can you link me to this post by JeffreyD, because the only relevant one I can find is the following:
    The fronts of Indochino suits are fused; they make claims about threading to prevent bubbling- I have no idea what this could mean, and saw no evidence of it at all. Strangely, there is also canvas on most of the front, just not in the lapel. So the places that usually have no canvas on a half-canvas suit DID have canvas as well as fusing, but the lapel did not, so we could call this a half-canvas suit, but the wrong half. You get the disadvantages of a fused suit, and almost none of the advantages of canvas.
    Here he is clearly saying that the jacket contains both canvas and fusible, which makes it half-canvassed (albeit the wrong half), but not glued canvas. The fusible is glued and the canvas is not. This doesn't in any way agree with what you're trying to say. He does also briefly talk about using fusible tape to secure the canvas along the roll line, which again is just fusible and not 'glued canvas'.
     


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    It's the same thing, for Christ sake! I didn't ever say full canvas!! Christ on a crutch!!!
     


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    To be clear, they have changed how they do it since JeffreyR took that jacket apart. It is no longer half-canvassed, the canvass now extends into the lapels, as they promised. But still no padstitching.
     


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    have you seen the new trench coat collection, what do you think about it? I've been looking for one and think they look quite cool. Not sure if I will just get one OTR for a good price, but I'm just a sucker for the "pseudo-custom-made" stuff, as someone described Indochino recently.

    about the construction, JeffreyD always mentioned that he doesn't think they really know what they are doing - I think that is true from the point of view of a bespoke tailor. My Windowpane suit feels much more "stable" in the lapels, so I guess it's canvas. In any case, I have to say that I don't expect them to last longer than 3-5 years max. and that's ok for the price.
     


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    Hi again everyone, Here is my second suit I've been dangling for weeks, finally got around to taking a picture: Please don't mention the color mis-matching, I already know, haha, and my shirt sleeves are a tiny bit too short (not an indochino shirt), the suit sleeves, I think, are perfect. The light/shadows really show some waves, but trust me, these are not noticeable in real life, only in the picture. Only minor complaint is that the bicep might be a little big, but that's being pretty picky. [​IMG] It fits just as good as my first suit. So far, I am 2 for 2 with no alterations or remakes. I did have my fiance take my measurements, so maybe that's the key, a woman's touch, I dunno.
     


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    Hi again everyone,
    Here is my second suit I've been dangling for weeks, finally got around to taking a picture:

    Please don't mention the color mis-matching, I already know, haha, and my shirt sleeves are a tiny bit too short (not an indochino shirt), the suit sleeves, I think, are perfect. The light/shadows really show some waves, but trust me, these are not noticeable in real life, only in the picture. Only minor complaint is that the bicep might be a little big, but that's being pretty picky.

    [​IMG]

    It fits just as good as my first suit. So far, I am 2 for 2 with no alterations or remakes. I did have my fiance take my measurements, so maybe that's the key, a woman's touch, I dunno.


    looks really cool! just keep the bottom button undone [​IMG]
     


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    Probably the best looking Indochino suit I've thus far seen.
     


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    Did you (fiance) measure the sleeves to that point or did you take it to the bone and they cut it that way? Little shorter than my personal taste but looks good.
     


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    Thank you guys, my two suits really were a bargain considering how they fit. I appreciate the complement wraith.

    As for the sleeves, I think I was just puffing up a little bit for the picture, they're actually a little longer than my suit from page 48. It was definitely measured to the bone, which is pretty much where it lies. Also, I gotta say, the actual buttoning sleeves is awesome, it makes the suit way more custom-feeling/looking. I got the checkered lining, and it seems pretty cheap, but that's probably my only complaint. I will definitely be getting more suits from indochino if they keep sending me good ones.

    Anyone know a good MTM for shirts (something maybe a little cheaper than indochino. more like $50ish)?
     


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    Hi again everyone,
    Here is my second suit I've been dangling for weeks, finally got around to taking a picture:

    Please don't mention the color mis-matching, I already know, haha, and my shirt sleeves are a tiny bit too short (not an indochino shirt), the suit sleeves, I think, are perfect. The light/shadows really show some waves, but trust me, these are not noticeable in real life, only in the picture. Only minor complaint is that the bicep might be a little big, but that's being pretty picky.

    It fits just as good as my first suit. So far, I am 2 for 2 with no alterations or remakes. I did have my fiance take my measurements, so maybe that's the key, a woman's touch, I dunno.


    A little less in the shoulders, a little less in the skirt, a little less length on the pants, and new shoes.
     


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    Judging from what I have read from the posts, those quick-made MTM suits worth around $100 if you buy them in China.
     


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    jakebrick, congratulations on an amazing looking and fitting suit! If you wouldn't mind, could you post your submitted measurements (and Indochino's adjusted measurements, if applicable), I'd like to get an idea of the proportions. Thanks!
     


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    I'd be happy to, how do I get "their" measurements?
     


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