I am one of the most
picky people when it comes to suits. I know exactly what type of suit I need for a specific occasion and what kind of suit will fill a void in my closet at any given moment. I’m not terribly keen on dropping thousands of dollars for one suit, but I’m also hesitant spending so little on one from some of the fast-fashion retailers due to quality degradation and ill-fit. Enter Indochino: a fantastic in-between that offers custom suiting comprised of quality and a fully made-to-measure experience from start to finish. A little over a month ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Indochino showroom located in Soho, New York to get fitted and customize my suit. The fitting process is quite in-depth (as it should be) having not only to take your measurements, but also try on standard suit garments and further tailor from there. They’re essentially ensuring that through this double-fitting process the suit fits like a glove because, let’s be honest, nothing feels better than a suit that actually fits like one. Next up, the suit selection process. You get to select from over 200 fabrics and dozens of customization options. Note this: it can get overwhelming! So my word of advice is to go in to your first appointment with inspiration (Pinterest is a great place to start) and not to get too crazy. While you may want to forgo the belt loops, combining that with a single button and angled pockets may look strange to you when you get the suit.
In partnership with Indochino. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.
For this particular suit from their spring collection, I kept in mind that warmer temperatures are ahead (I also have a wedding in the south of Spain I’m heading to in September where a more breathable fabric is going to be nice), hence the linen. My gut instinct — something you should always trust — went for this beautiful moss green one, and I’m so glad I did. I kept it pretty classic, especially since I went for an extremely tailored fit; that alone adds to the modernity of the entire look. The only additional customizations I requested was cropping the pants to just above the ankles (great for a summer look) and removing the collar from the linen shirt (since I’m not always too keen on ties; plus, a mandarin collar helps take away the bulk from the neck, which can end up making you sweat). By the way, they told me if you use code SS17, you can get any suit for $389. Sounds good, right? That’s because it is.