It took only a few short weeks to get my suit from Indochino once I ordered it. If you don’t remember the first post in this series catch up on things here. In sum, the ordering process went smoothly and I was impressed by the simplicity ease of use of the interface. With Indochino one provides their measurements via the website and from the measurements Indochino is able to fabricate the suit. Unlike My.Suit and Alton Lane, there is no human interaction between the customer and the maker. Which can create a ‘translation error,’ as I would like to term it. That is, there may be a gap in how the customer (me) understands the measurements asked for by Indochino. Admittedly, at first I was a little worried about this and its potential to cause an issue. Unfortunately, my fear was warranted. However, the blame likely rests on my side of the table, not Indochino’s; whereas in past instances with My.Suit and Alton Lane where there needed to be alterations made the fault lied mostly with the companies, not the customer. But even with this error, I still think the process is quite well organized and presented.
As I put on the suit the pant fit was nearly perfect, the waist just needed taking in about an inch. However, the chest and back in the jacket was too large, the sleeves to long and the braces buttons on the left side were too close to the fly (see pics below). I discussed the matter with my contacts at Indochino and we agreed it would be best to go ahead with a remake (we thought this was also good because it would give me a chance to evaluate the remake process). The process was quite easy and simple. I adjusted the necessary measurements (sleeve length, chest and pants waist) to what we thought would be the right measurements and submitted for a remake.
I waited excitedly for my remake for roughly five weeks (the turnaround time is normally no more than three weeks, however, the timing fell over the Chinese new year which held things up). As I again ripped open the packaging and hurriedly put on my new suit I could tell immediately it fit much better. The adjustments to the sleeves and chest were nearly perfect. And the braces buttons were in the proper place. I will need to have the chest and waist of the pants taken in ever so slightly (see pics below for the remake fit). The only other area of concern is the width of the sleeves, as they are a little tight, especially around the wrists. But I think they may be able to be let out by a tailor of good skill, we shall see.
Aside from the fit there are a few things I would like to note on the styling of the jacket. Mainly, I would like to speak on the lapels; one of the focal points on any jacket. Although I would prefer these lapels have a little more width to them, their length and placement of the peak and gorge are superb. Better than those on my My.Suit suit. You will notice the buttoning point is lower, by about half an inch. The peak and gorge are also placed about half an inch higher. Now, what these two things do is extend the torso visually and add a slight illusion of added height. Which in my case is beneficial as I am only just over 5’10”, well done. Oh, and the although it is in a keyhole shape the boutonniere is a real one.
In the next post in this series I will discuss the final fit as well as the construction and details of the suit.
Note: FYGblog did receive material compensation from Indochino in exchange for reviewing its product. However, as has been stated before an unbiased view will be taken when evaluating and discussing any product or brand for which FYGblog receives material compensation for.