While I might not be able to afford a custom made suit (at least not yet.) An Indochino made to measure suit is more in my price range. For around the price of a good off the rack suit, there are a variety of made to measure suit companies in the Washington area. The newest addition to this group is Indochina, which opened its latest showroom in Tysons Galleria.
Tysons Galleria is an interesting location for this new custom shop. The mall houses several high-end retailers and boutiques that carry a lot of options for men in terms of tailored clothing. However this is probably a bold yet savvy strategic move similar to the opening of Suitsupply earlier this year. With price points falling way under the likes of Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Armani, Prada, to name a few, the company stands to do well. After all it’s providing a quality product with more accessible price points. My suit was crafted with Reda Italian fabric!
For the opening last week, I had the opportunity to design a great new suit for the occasion. I first learned about Indochino a few years ago discovering their online made to measure suits at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. While I did not get a suit at the time, I’ve always been intrigued by the Vancouver based retailer.
One of my hesitations from ordering a suit online was the fact that I had to trust my own measurements. The new showroom eliminates this hesitation as I was fitted conveniently in the new local space. For future orders, I can now order if I can’t make it to the showroom. However given the chance, you visit the showroom.
The Tyson’s location is spacious and inviting and here you get a chance to see a full selection of fabrics in stock. That’s how I was able to pick out this fantastic pattern for my new suit. Plus I was able to get measured for my new suit giving added instructions how I’d like the fit to be.
Once you’re measured the fun part is crafting your suit. The suit is made to measure based off of a series of design options. There are several choices a customer has which helps to truly personalize the suit and make it their own. It can be a little overwhelming but the process is a great experience. I love the added touches I chose!
In reading the reviews from Indochino one of my concerns was the fit once the suit is delivered. The company’s policy is that if the suit doesn’t fit, you can bring it in for alterations in the showroom. If there’s no showroom, then you can be reimbursed up to $75 dollars if you have the alterations done somewhere else. In my case the suit was a little tight across the chest and while the sales rep said it looked good I was not 100% comfortable. I had to have it let out a bit. When I get my next suit I’d probably have it a little looser thank this one.
Besides that the suit looks amazing. I was glad I was able to show it off and a little bit of my personality during the Indochino opening. There’s an extra spring in your step when your clothes fit you just right and you know you look good. My Indochino suit gives me that feeling.
Have you gotten a suit from Indochino? I’d love to hear you thoughts about your experience of comments on what you thing of my suit. If you’re thinking about a suit for yourself, stop by the Tysons location.
Shop my look/Details
Italian indigo plaid suit – Indochino | White dress shirt – J Crew | Paisley silk grey tie – The Dark Knot | White lapel flower pin – Hook and Albert | Sheffiedl watch – Daniel Wellington | Double monk strap shoes – John Lobb