Indochino suits?

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  1. linsook

    linsook Senior member

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    I got my Navy Tweed y'day as well - it looks really good, very strong fabric - I got it with the golden buttonhole, think that adds a nice touch. I didn't dare going for the natural shoulders option, but even with the padded shoulders it looks good - I really like the look of linsook's shoulders though! linsook, can I use your pics on my blog to illustrate the natural shoulders option?
    sure go ahead. the db I purchased was also a natural shoulder if you want to use that too which is way way back in this thread. just to note, for this suit, i asked to have the lapel gorge higher and more open quarters.
     
  2. LorenzL

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    here's a pic of my walker navy suit, I went for the normal width lapels and the golden buttonhole. I also went for the normal shoulders and I really like it that way - perhaps I'll try the natural shoulder's option next time. the fabric is really cool by the way, rough and comparably heavy - I like it a lot.
     
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    I think the suit looks very good on you, but the keyhole shaped lapel buttonhole ruins it for me (and the gold thread makes it worse). I don't understand why they use keyhole shaped lapel buttonhole, when their website always shows straight ones. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the suit looks very good on you, but the keyhole shaped lapel buttonhole ruins it for me (and the gold thread makes it worse). I don't understand why they use keyhole shaped lapel buttonhole, when their website always shows straight ones. [​IMG]


    Didn't notice the different shapes on the buttonholes yet! As for the gold thread, it's more orange than gold and I was really undecided if I should take it or not. At the end, I thought that a tailor can still remove it if it's very disturbing - I have to admit I like it though!
     
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    At the end, I thought that a tailor can still remove it if it's very disturbing

    Is the button-hole not cut through?
     
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    Is the button-hole not cut through?

    It is, I meant he can remove the orange/gold thread and replace it with something dark.
     
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    It is, I meant he can remove the orange/gold thread and replace it with something dark.

    Yes, might be a bit tricky if it's cut through though, depending on how it's currently stitched.
     
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    Yes, might be a bit tricky if it's cut through though, depending on how it's currently stitched.

    all the stuff those tailors do is a bit of magic for me, so I thought it would be possible [​IMG] in any case, I don't find it disturbing, so it luckily doesn't matter [​IMG]
     
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    all the stuff those tailors do is a bit of magic for me, so I thought it would be possible [​IMG] in any case, I don't find it disturbing, so it luckily doesn't matter [​IMG]

    I wasn't the biggest fan when I got it on mine (I got the London Grey and requested the Blue buttonhole like in the pictures, but they made it the orange). Either way I returned it because of some other issues as well, but I can see it looking decent on a darker suit like yours
     
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    all the stuff those tailors do is a bit of magic for me, so I thought it would be possible

    I've sewn a few practice button-holes, but not tried unpicking any of them. When sewing them by hand the edges are overcast before doing the actual button-hole stitch, so you probably could rip out the button-hole stitching without the edges unravelling, as long as you make sure not to accidentally cut the overcasting stitches.

    This is with hand-sewn button-holes though, whereas no doubt the Indochino ones are done by machine, and I don't really know how one of these button-hole machines works. If they sew first, then cut afterwards, then the edges won't be overcast and cutting the stitching might risk the edges unravelling.
     
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    Was the golden buttonhole one of the options on the website, or did you have to call them for it?
     
  12. LorenzL

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    I've sewn a few practice button-holes, but not tried unpicking any of them. When sewing them by hand the edges are overcast before doing the actual button-hole stitch, so you probably could rip out the button-hole stitching without the edges unravelling, as long as you make sure not to accidentally cut the overcasting stitches.

    This is with hand-sewn button-holes though, whereas no doubt the Indochino ones are done by machine, and I don't really know how one of these button-hole machines works. If they sew first, then cut afterwards, then the edges won't be overcast and cutting the stitching might risk the edges unravelling.


    Thanks for elaborating, it looks machine sewn to me, so probably it would not be that easy to replace it after all! I don't really know, but it looks a bit as if they had cut it afterwards (some rough edges on the stitching)

    Was the golden buttonhole one of the options on the website, or did you have to call them for it?

    it was under the advanced customizations - but that option was specific for the collection and is not available on all suits.
     
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    Thanks for elaborating, it looks machine sewn to me, so probably it would not be that easy to replace it after all! I don't really know, but it looks a bit as if they had cut it afterwards (some rough edges on the stitching)
    It's without doubt machine sewn, but this is quite acceptable.
     
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    I just received my Essential Charcoal suit today, along with two shirts. Overall, I have to say I'm very pleased with the fit and quality. The shirts are nearly perfect, and the suit seems to fit quite well also, but I'm no expert, so I thought I would post some pictures here in hopes of getting some advice on possible things to have altered.

    My only complaint, quality wise, is the buttons used on the suit. They are plain plastic buttons that look horribly cheap, and some of them came with large scratches/scuff marks (which are very visible white marks on the black plastic). I'll have to ask my tailor to replace them with something a little nicer when I bring it in for alteration.

    Sorry for the rather lousy pictures/lighting. My girlfriend was in a bit of a rush and I wasn't able to have her retake the shots that didn't come out well.

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
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    My only complaint, quality wise, is the buttons used on the suit. They are plain plastic buttons that look horribly cheap, and some of them came with large scratches/scuff marks (which are very visible white marks on the black plastic).

    I think the buttons are made of horn, but I do agree that the quality is very poor.
     

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