A Second Try at Indochino : The Navy Blue DB Suit

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This review has been updated 9/8/17.

It’s been over a year since I’ve purchased an Made-to-Measure suit from Indochino.  Now I realized that there were many issues with my first suit made from them, even though I got measured by their own sales associates in their store.  The suit looked pretty good after tailoring (and  I did get another suit made from them) but I decided not to try them again until I had the money and desire for another suit.  Now that I’ve had sometime to learn more about fit, details, and my overall desired aesthetic, I thought I’d save up and give them other try!  I also realized that I had a gaping hole in my wardrobe: I didn’t own a plain, navy blue double breasted suit.  So I deleted my measurements, got measured by my friend Spencer, and bought a suit on Black Friday.  It’s basically a whole new review on Indochino.

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The Greatness of Going Double Breasted

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Worn by stylish gents of the 1930s-40s, the double breasted jacket is a garment that just screams “vintage”.  It’s still popular today among bespoke/classic menswear enthusiasts, but it still largely avoided by the mainstream menswear community.  It could be the fact that it’s pretty hard to find good ones out in the wild.  I’m here to tell you that this piece is worth the investment. It’s just so great.

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Indochino: A Made to Measure Review

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Please note that this review was updated in a 2nd article.   Click here to see it!

Recently, I made a point to try out a MTM suit by Indochino, a custom suiting and shirt company started in 2007.  I have seen other reviews of this service by Articles of Style, Dappered, and even the Young and Fine Gentleman.   To try it out for myself, I saved up a couple hundred bucks and purchased a suit, made from the measurements I provided.

Now this review was written a while ago, since I have worn this suit (after tailoring) many, many, many times.  This review shows the original, unaltered garment that I received right out of the box.

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