New Indochino suit fitting: alterations needed?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Kintsugi, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Kintsugi

    Kintsugi New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I just received my first suit from Indochino and have to get it taken in for alterations. This is way out of my area of expertise and I was hoping the members of this forum could point me in the right direction. The suit jacket collar sits somewhat odd, but I was wondering if there are any other peculiarities that need adjusting. If you could let me know which alterations to ask for specifically, or if I should get the whole thing remade (or even returned) it would be greatly appreciated. Brutal honesty is most welcome.

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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The jacket looks too small across the upper chest and shoulders, resulting in quite a bit of pulling and the lapels not sitting properly on your neck and chest. I am pretty sure that that jacket cannot be fixed to fit you, but someone like @Despos can give you real, expert, advice.

    Cheers,

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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Also, the fit of the pants is a disaster, unwearable as odd pants. The seat, the tapered legs.... Besom pockets should have been chosen for the jacket, for more of a v-shape. The bad outcome is partly the result of poor style choices - why don't more people ask for help first? A refund therefore might be hard to justify.
     
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    jacket is too large in the chest and shoulders

    causing the jacket to fall away from your neck

    were you self measured or measured by someone from Indo chino

    the pants need work
    let out the seat and crotch, if there are outlets

    the suit just looks dumpy. sorry
    i know you are not skinny, it just looks off

    should have gone with regular and not slanted pockets on the jacket.

    it is not a complete disaster. it just needs some work.
     
  5. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Senior member

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    Is this custom? If so, I would strongly recommend you return it if they measured you.

    Jacket:

    shoulders are too broad
    back is too large
    armhole is too low
    right sleeve is too short
    right shoulder is significantly lower the left. Unless they totally over accounted for one or the other shoulders. Regardless, both shoulders are still low.
    It's hard to tell if it's your body type or the jacket, but the hip seems too broad, giving the jacket a "pear shape"
    arm is too wide
    bicep is too wide
    collar is too long, which is why it sits off your neck. This can exist on it's own, but is most likely the result of the jacket being too big



    Pants are harder, but it appears that the problem is:

    seat too wide
    back rise too short
    front rise too long
    everything else is stylistic opinion

    If the shirt has been laundered already, it's too big. If not, hard to say. Good luck.
     
  6. LorenzL

    LorenzL Senior member

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    I'd go either for a remake or a refund. Did you measure yourself? Some of those measurements must have been off and I agree you didn't make the best choices when it came to the customisation options... sorry to be harsh. Maybe also worth to send some of these images or a link to this thread to Indochino so they might be able to assist you with fit issues.
     
  7. Kintsugi

    Kintsugi New Member

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    First off, the responses are much appreciated. The suit definitely seemed way off when I put it on, but I obviously didn't have the expertise to pinpoint why. It seems that the consensus is to get a refund or a remake. I will point out the following issues brought up in the thread to them:

    Jacket
    • Jacket too large in chest and shoulders too broad (causing jacket to fall away from neck)
    • Back is too large
    • Armhole is too low
    • right sleeve is too short
    • right shoulder is significantly lower then left.
    • Both shoulders still low
    • arm is too wide
    • bicep is too wide
    • collar is too long (causing it to sit off neck), result of jacket being too big
    Stylistic issues:
    • Pockets should be besom (for more of a v shape)
    • Pockets should be regular, not slanted

    Vest
    • No input (going to assume OK)

    Pants

    • Seat and tapered legs are off
    • seat and crotch need to be let out
    • Seat too wide
    • Back rise too short
    • front rise too long

    Thanks again for all of the input! I'm very glad I came here and asked. If interested, I'll update you as the suit progresses. I'll definitely be reading through these forums for future wardrobe decisions.


    @mensimageconsultant I scanned the forums and other resources, but ultimately took the advice of the style guide/salesman in the showroom. Hopefully, they'll allow me to change to normal besom pockets if I opt for a remake rather than a refund. I'm not sure why the legs are tapered. They said the pants would be altered after the suit arrived. The only options for the pants selected ahead of time were: yes for: belt loops, no for: (suspender buttons, side tabs, cuffs, pleats). I'll mention the tapering. Thanks!

    @Shirtmaven The measurements were taken in their show room. Thanks for the input. We'll see what can be done about the pockets. It seems I should go in for a second measuring before asking for the remake.

    @EzraPaul The shirt is off the rack at Saks Off 5th. I'll order shorter sleeves or invest in a tailored shirt next time. Thank you for your suggestions. Their customer service seems willing to work with me, so I'm going to give a remake a go

    @LorenzL No worries about sounding harsh. I posted requesting brutal honesty. Sending them a link to the thread is a good idea.
     

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