For those of you who know my sweetie, and our resident menswear expert, you probably know that he’s a man of quality. He likes things that are well made, and last. But quality doesn’t always have to be synonymous with breaking the bank. And when it comes to suiting there’s no finer example of this than Indochino.
For those of you who don’t know Indochino, they are the world’s largest online tailor specializing in made-to-measure (read: fully custom and customizable) suits. Indochino is headquartered in Canada, and has ten show rooms across the country, including a new one right here in Halifax, and we’re so happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with them today for this post.
In order to get a suit through Indochino, you can submit your measurements online (they explain how to take them on their website), but we highly encourage you to visit a showroom nearest you. This will give you the opportunity to not make sure your measurements are dead-accurate, but also allow you to walk-through all the fabric colors and weights with an Indochino stylist, and see all the custom options in person — everything from picking the suit lining color, lapel width, monogramming, button color & button hole color, pocket style, and more.
Needless to say, when we found out Halifax had a new showroom we took the opportunity to check it out and pick up a new suit! And here’s how the whole process went:
For those who might have used Indochino in the past, you are probably familiar with Indochino’s credo of getting things right and therefore providing for remakes if you’re not happy with the fit of the initial suit. However, things have changed a bit (in a great way). Indochino has streamlined their fitting process to help minimize remakes, and make sure your suit arrives perfectly the first time — ours came within two weeks of the fitting, and fit Travis like a glove.
So how has Indochino minimized the need for remakes and mastered the fitting process? It’s genius really. Instead of starting purely with measurements, they now start with a few basic suit styles (e.g. regular fit, athletic fit, slim fit, etc.), and then tailor the suit from that point. Indochino still offers remakes, and will pay for alterations (up to a $75 limit), but trust us – get measured in a showroom, and you won’t need them.
In our case, Travis tried on both the athletic fit and slim fit suits and then mixed and matched the blazer and pants to find the right starting point. From there, our expert tailor/satorialist Aaron nipped the suit and pants, input all these alterations into the Indochino app, and we were good to go.
All we had to do from there was to review the fabric options, and walk through all the suit customizations. Which is the real fun part!
After two weeks, we got the suit and couldn’t have been happier with the results.
Check them out for yourself:
When I started this post, I told you that buying quality doesn’t need to mean going broke. Well here’s the kicker: Indochino suits run at the same price as an off-the-rack suit! Can you believe that? All the high-quality fabrics, customizable options, and perfect fit for the same price as an ill-fitting off the rack “dad” suit. Also, Indochino is always changing up fabrics and styles giving you a unlimited potential to express your own personal style
It probably goes without saying at this point, but both Travis and I highly recommend Indochino. Do yourself a favor and visit the new Halifax showroom and get a suit (or a giftcard for your man) to help ring in the Holidays in style.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you’ve any questions be sure to comment below or pop over to Indochino.com.
*Special thanks to Indochino for inviting us to try this experience. All opinions and views expressed are my own.