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  • taz20075
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    This reminds me to upload the pictures of my remake and post tailor altering.


    Long story short... 2nd remake was still way off, tailor did a nice job of fixing their mess.


    I'm not sure if I want the 2nd suit I ordered....

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I started with the 3 piece Essential Black, then the Essential Grey. I'd like to do the Essential Navy next unless they bring the traveler suits back.


    If I were to do it over, I would've gone the route you went. Props on that. I think you'll like the Essential Grey. It's not a boring pattern - it's pretty lively but very versatile. I could wear any one of my dress shirts with it - a huge plus.


    How about this - get the Essential Grey now, then come back to your wife in a few months and tell her you'll get the Prince of Wales as a personal favor for her. =D

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  • sajendra
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    Hey, I'd like some input here if it's not too late to resurrect this thread. I jumped on the Gilt City deal and now I'm trying to decide what suit to get. I'm trying to decide between the essential Grey Suit or the Essential Prince of Wales (was considering the essential Charcoal but have probably ruled it out). I already have the essential Navy Blue suit from Indochino and I think the fit is great on me, so measurements should be good. My wife prefers the Prince of Wales, so that might be reason enough to get it. My only thought is that the Essential Grey might be more versatile. Without having seen them in person it is hard to decide. I don't need a suit for day-to-day wear, so I don't have to worry too much about "appropriateness" but it would be good to keep in mind. Any thoughts?

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  • forbritisheyesonly
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    That is a great deal. If I had 350, I'd have done it, despite the negative about IC. The shirts on the models are extremely tight. Is this realistic?

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  • EngineerJoel
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    Just pulled the trigger on a new Indochino suit with the Gilt City deal. I adjusted the measurements slightly since my new suit; mainly pulled the shoulders in a little bit to correct the dimpling, and adjusted the pants a bit.


    Went with an Essential Gray with green lining, slanted pockets (no ticket pocket), double vents, regular notch lapels, monogramming, and pen pocket. Also ordered the 'Consultant' blue gingham shirt, slim fit.


    I'll have pics up as soon as it arrives (should be March 11th!). This suit is do-or-die... I was fairly happy with my first suit, this one + tweaks should be dead-on. I emailed the Indochino Concierge regarding my measurement adjustments with explicit instructions to not change any other measurements except the ones I specified... if they do, there'll be an immediate remake requested.

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  • EngineerJoel
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    @nicholascrawford I actually already have gone through the Indochino process: http://threads.dappered.com/topic/an...dochino-review


    I'm anxious about the IC shirt because i've finally nailed my measurements for ModernTailor after a few attempts.


    First suit was the Essential Charcoal, ticket pocket, single vent, regular notch lapels. After Dappered and Styleforum scrutiny (plus my tailor), i'm actually pretty happy with how the jacket fits. I've been hitting the gym for the past few months, plus plan on it for the next few years and have resigned to wider shoulders.


    Even though I know the 'proper' shoulder fit, the way I develop my traps and shoulders means that i'm going to have to compromise between shoulder width and drape regardless of 'my budget' OTR or 'my budget' MTM. The Gilt City + Indochino coupon was a little bit irresistible! A proper bespoke suit would probably account for everything, but I don't have the cash nor the use for such a thing.


    I don't wear suits often at all; my usual working attire consists of a nice pair of slacks, a great fitting dress shirt, and nice shoes, but no suit. I love gray-purple combinations, so i'm opting for a light gray addition to my charcoal first suit collection.


    Going the two-vent route because i'm not happy with the way one-vent looks on me; the IC protrudes too much, but so does a J.Crew Ludlow tweed blazer I bought recently. I love the lapels on my IC suit (regular lapel), so i'm hesitant to go the slim lapel route for fear it might be *too* slim.


    Again, in retrospect, i'm pretty happy with my first Indochino suit, and for the price, it's really hard to beat. I love J.Crew's offerings, but they're too pricey for my budget and needs.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Hi Joel - I'd be happy to help with the overwhelming number of options.


    I would seriously recommend looking at the navy or charcoal unless you already have a suit or two. I started with the black and the grey, and they are a good start, but now I wish one of them were navy or charcoal.


    The gingham shirt would be a good pick. You can find a lot of different sizes for other colors, but to get that one custom made, it would be sweet. Plan B - maybe lavender. I like the Tactician gingham. Both would be useful for a long time.


    Can you share a little bit about your shape? It would help in sorting out the best options for you.


    In general, if it helps, this is what I would suggest for the suit:

    -Notch lapels (not the slim)

    -One or two vents (preference - they show off your butt differently)

    -Two buttons

    -Whatever color lining/monogram, but definitely do the monogram


    Then...and I missed this the first time I ordered...click on Advanced and drill down more:

    -Pick stitching - it's nice and subtle

    -Slanted pockets - probably not

    -Waist pocket - I like it

    -No pocket flaps - You probably want pocket flaps with the Essential series

    -Pen pocket - Yes! It's free!

    -Functional sleeve buttons - I would say no for a first Indochino suit. If you need to tailor the sleeves, it gets much more complicated. Maybe next time.

    -Functional boutonniere - Yeahhh

    -Suspender buttons - Why not, if you never use them, no one will ever see them anyways

    -Belt loops - I did and would recommend it

    -Side tabs - Seems like a tux thing, or if you went without belt loops

    -Pant cuffs - If you're really tall...otherwise plain cuff is more common


    Good luck! Hope it works out for you as well as it did for me.

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  • EngineerJoel
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    Just pulled the trigger on the deal... $289 with a Gilt City 20% off invite deal. Probably going to get the black knit tie and some kind of gingham checked-style shirt, with the Essential Gray suit. (Gee, wonder where I got that idea? http://dappered.com/2012/02/grade-it...ilt-city-deal/)


    Thinking of a double-vent back with slim lapels, but the normal lapels are already plenty slim, so I dunno. I have until March 30 to decide, so i'm in no rush to decide.


    I figured that sub-$300 isn't bad for the suit + shirt + tie, especially because I had good luck with the first go-around and only really need to tweak the shoulders and trousers a bit.

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  • JToom
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    cool, i'm pretty barrel chested, not fat....just have a big torso, and I would need suits to come in like drop-12 in order to get em off the rack


    that's why they make suit separates though, right?

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  • nicholascrawford
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    @JToom - if you can't get OTR to work, MTM is right up your alley. Be sure to click Advanced when you're customizing the suit. Lots of options you might otherwise miss.

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  • JToom
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    yeah I'm excited, I'm going with the prince of wales suit, probably a light pink shirt and uhhh one of their ties, which don't look that spectacular to be honest


    i have odd dimensions, so hoping they pull out a miracle lol

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  • EngineerJoel
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    Tempted to jump on this Gilt City deal, but after my 2+ month long ordeal with my first Indochino suit to get it finally 'right'... I don't know if I have it in me to do it all again.


    Although the Essential Gray is awful tempting...

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  • redbeardedmike
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    @nicholascrawford: I did a local custom place in Chicago after jumping on another Gilt City deal. I'm pretty sure that no one at this price point is actually making it in Chicago (or in the States, period). I'm happy to be proven wrong.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I switched to this after realizing how impossible it is to find a 36L suit. Just. Not. Possible.


    There's a local franchise of a custom suit place. They measure you in-store, you pick out the options, and they make it in Chicago. It's about $500 for a suit.


    An upscale men's clothier store around here that does suits for my dad will charge $2,000, but it's a different clientele altogether. And not my style.

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  • alan
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    I just can't get over my nervousness for buying a suit online. I need the comfort that comes with trying it on BEFORE I hand over my money. Even if I were ordering custom, I'd do it locally. But that's just me and my hang ups about this sort of thing.

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