Unboxing and Trying On the Indochino Essential Grey Blazer
If you're on The Modest Man mailing list, you may remember getting an excited email from me about ordering a new made-to-measure blazer from Indochino. I was excited not only to buy a brand new custom piece of formal wear, but also to have gotten a great deal (it was on sale for $179).
Well, it arrived in the mail, and I wanted to “unbox” it in front of you so you could get the full experience – sizing, ordering, shipping and fit. The packaging was very nice, so I snapped a few photos while I was opening the box. Check it out:
And here are a few shots of me wearing it so you can get an idea about fit. It's far from perfect. One problem is the sleeves are just a little too long. Luckily, this is a simple alteration that won't cost much to fix. Also, Indochino will reimburse you for minor alterations if you send them your receipt.
The shoulders are a bit wide. You can see the indentations below the shoulder seam.
The above photo makes it easy to see a couple of other issues. Besides the sleeves being about 3/4 of an inch too long (they're not showing any cuff), I would prefer more waist suppression and slimmer sleeves. All things considered, these alterations could get expensive.
Online made-to-measure comes with a lot of potential pitfalls, but it can be a great way to get yourself some affordable clothing that fits properly. If you're still not sure about ordering from an online clothier, feel free to contact me with any lingering questions. I'd be happy to talk further about my experiences.
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