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Indochino suits?

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

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  1. infiniti029

    infiniti029 Active Member

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    In my opinion, don't follow the advice of the suggested measurement adjusments on that madetomeasure site as I did. My suit came way too tight in certain places. I suggest putting in your true measurements, and tweaking it from there after you get your suit. I'm having mine re-done in the next 2 weeks.
     
  2. coltboy75

    coltboy75 Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice. I just ordered the Tailor's Kit, which I think is a brilliant marketing idea. Moderntailor sends out a swatch book for $25 plus shipping and 80% of the fabric is not what the I was interested in. On top of that, the swatches were not labled. With Indochino, I was able to choose suit fabric, shirt fabric and a few overcoat fabrics. Free shipping and they credit the $29 towards my purchase.

    I will let all of you know what I chose and if there is any difference, we can pass it around.
     
  3. LorenzL

    LorenzL Senior member

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    as I mentioned before, they clearly recommend to NOT tweak your measures as posted on various websites:

    Please let us know if you have taken 4 inches off each measurement as this is incorrect. We are constantly changing our measurement process and find if you follow our measurement process you get the best fitting suit. Most websites that suggest taking measurements are old and provide information that may have been valid then but now is not.

    imho it's better to do as suggested, see the result and ask for a complete rework if it doesn't fit
     
  4. urbanrastaman

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    I was looking to pick up the ultimate gray suit or the light gray three piece. The only thing that worries me is that the ultimate gray does not say it is fully canvased. I wanted to confirm that all the suits made are fully canvased, or I will spend the extra money for a three piece.
     
  5. mjc

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    They are not fully canvassed. They are fused, I believe.

    - Mike
     
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    They are not fully canvassed. They are fused, I believe.

    - Mike


    They have a full canvas, but it's not entirely hand-sewn, i.e., there is some fusing.
    Or at least that's how they explain it on their web site.
     
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    From the pictures of the tailors kit (swatch book) there is a swatch of the interlining and its labelled 'horsehair interlining swatch. Sturdy canvas comprised of wool and mohair provides and maintains shape. [​IMG] I don't think they are fused. coltboy75 could you confirm when you get the tailors kit? Question. Is horsehair not made from real horse hair?
     
  8. mjc

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    From their web site: "Fused and stitched interlining. In addition to fused interlining, higher quality suits will add some additional threading to physically attached the fused interlining to your suit. Reducing the risk of bubbles, this option is standard among most mid to high quality suits. Indochino opts for this option."

    - Mike
     
  9. Capable

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    Do I understand correctly that they make MTM suits that aren't fused and properly stiched? I.e. working buttonholes, hand stitching on the lapel etc?

    This is important as it is about their product's category.

    Actually, it would be a brillian idea to have some intermediary party (a business) taking care about quality of eastern tailor's worksmanship - because numerous time people say that when they found a skilled tailor and give him an original to copy, they do magnificent job if all details of it are explained and quality is controlled - or crap if you let them do it their way.

    Therefore, a possiblitity to have fantastic value - extra cheap properly made MTM garments.

    A lot of Indians by origin make MTMs that are more or less well made, but devoid of any style.

    If you add style and quality control, can start taking orders and gettting ready for a huge following.

    I am still interested in finding such a business which does not cut corners.

    What I have seen so far is what appears to be garments suitable for dressing hotel staff (operations like MyTailor and similar), really stupid if you spend on quality material as well.

    One step up is - according to what I learned here - is flying to HK and having suits made there, semi- or full bespoke, top tailors.

    Everything else in Asia seems to be a huge bet.

    I considered Bangkok, but failed to find any proper evaluation of what kind of quality I could find there - and BKK is notorious for tourist-ripping tailor operations.
     
  10. urbanrastaman

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    I did not quite follow. When they refer to fully canvased (i.e. light gray three piece) that is a sewn in interlining, where as if not mentioned (ultimate gray suit) it is a semi fused fully interlining?

    Either way the wool they use on the suits looks exactly the same...maybe worth the extra change?
     
  11. angry robot

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    i've been mulling over an indochino purchase for a few months now and i just pulled the trigger on an ad-man. the coupon code was the clincher; i guess they made me an offer i couldn't refuse.

    i'm flying to europe in april for six weeks so i'm having the suit send to a friend's house in london. i'll consider it a minor miracle if the suit fits perfectly straight away so i expect i'll have to find a tailor in london to sort me out. i'll post pics when i can.
     
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    According to their CSR (Angie), all their suits are "fully canvassed".
     
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    The problem I had with Indochino was they modified my measurements to what they "think" I needed instead of trusting what I had given them. This resulted in a suit that was too big in the shoulders and the hips. I might try them again if they get this fixed, but at this point, I don't see any way of getting a slim fit suit from them on the first go if they insist on making these default changes. They were however quick to issue me a refund, after offering to remake the suit which I declined upon.
     
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    OK, now I'm confused.

    I thought "full canvassed" = "no fusing". Am I wrong?

    The Indochino web site clearly mentions fusing
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    So... what's it all mean?

    - Mike


    I'm no tailor, but it's possible they use both, ie fused front and a full canvas. The fusing should stiffen the material, making it easier to work with. Then they throw in the canvas to add more structure and so they can say 'fully canvassed'.

    Does this make sense? Any tailor here that can shed a light on this?
     
  16. urbanrastaman

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    I am with Mike on this one, the more I read, the more confusing Indochino's manufacturing process becomes, not to mention some of the inconsistencies on the website.

    I suppose I will spend a little more for one that described on the site as fully canvased, regardless the 25% off is a great deal.
     
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    I'm no tailor, but it's possible they use both, ie fused front and a full canvas. The fusing should stiffen the material, making it easier to work with. Then they throw in the canvas to add more structure and so they can say 'fully canvassed'.

    Does this make sense? Any tailor here that can shed a light on this?


    Wouldn't that actually be more correctly termed half canvassing? Full canvassing does not have any fusing. Period.

    http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/...vas-fused.html
     
  18. coltboy75

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    I received an e-mail yesterday stating that my Tailor's Kit had been shipped from China. They provided me with a FedEx tracking number.

    I recevied it today!!! When I got on the FedEx website, it showed that it left China yesterday. Indochino paid for overnight express delivery at no charge to me. Funny thing is, I received an e-mail from Modern Tailor stating that my shirt had been shipped to me at the same time I received the Indochino email. It is going to be interesting to see the time difference in shipping.

    I must say, this Tailor's kit is impressive. You pick up to 16 fabrics (suits, shirts, blazers and outwear). They include 5 lining swatches, two cloth tape measures a horn button and the horsehair interlining swatch (states it is a compromise of mohair and wool). What I really likie is that they clearly label each swatch. When I received the swatch book from Modern Tailor, it was confusing since nothing was labeled.
     
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    When I received the swatch book from Modern Tailor, it was confusing since nothing was labeled.


    Huh?
    I ordered one as well (should be delivered today, 3 weeks in transit!)
    How are you supposed to identify and order the right fabric if the swatches are unlabeled?
     
  20. LorenzL

    LorenzL Senior member

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    I'm getting an indochino tailor's kit too, should arrive tomorrow according to fedex. my suit is "sent to tailor" for a couple of days already, so I'm hopeful it will arrive some time next week...curious about the fit, found a local tailor already just in case [​IMG]
     

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