Indochino Suit Review: The Walker Navy Tweed Suit

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Walker Navy Tweed Suit
My latest - and probably favorite - purchase from Indochino is the Walker Navy Tweed Suit. It is one of those Indochino suits that you have to purchase right away, or it will be sold out within a week. Actually, it had already sold out right when I wanted to order it and miraculously appeared again the next day. So, that suit is gone now, but there are occasionally tweed suits being introduced, so you might get lucky again for one of the upcoming collections - there is a new one usually every month.

I had long wanted a nice tweed suit, even if my image of tweed was that of Harris Tweed and not of a navy blue one. In any case, the Walker Navy Tweed suit turned out to be by far the nicest fabric I have seen on an Indochino suit so far. A dark blue, rather heavy fabric, quite a bit rougher than usual suit fabrics and on closer examination you can see the structure of it. Overall it does appear to be very high quality. I have chosen the fabric detail picture from the Indochino website to show what I mean.

Navy Walker Tweed fabric close-up

I also chose to have 2 pairs of trousers this time and I chose one with flat front and another one with 1 pleat. I have to say that I seem to be the type of guy that feels (and probably looks) more comfortable in pleated trousers, but that is surely only a matter of personal taste and preference. 

One of the available coupons at that time also gave me 1 free shirt. I chose the Indochino Dealmaker Shirt pictured below. The fit is great, buttons are sewn very carefully - certainly no complaints here!

Detailed Dealmaker Blue Striped Dress Shirt

As for the suit itself, the fit is really spot on. I had changed some measurements again to make the jacket a bit longer and the trousers a bit wider around the thighs. In fact, Indochino now lets you choose "boot cut" trousers for a more relaxed fit - I didn't have that option then. The shoulders are not the natural shoulders, but the default version. I actually like them a lot and don't think the padding is too much, you might have heard of problems with Indochino shoulders, but I can't notice anything bad on my suits. I also went for the higher armholes option, giving me more freedom to move in the suit. Another special feature is the golden buttonhole on the left lapel - a great detail! All in all, I'm really satisfied with this suit - I wear it to work regularly and only got positive comments on it so far.

click to enlarge - careful, 2MB pic

If you are about to order from Indochino from the first time, I'd encourage you to read the Indochino Guide and if you need any advise, please don't hesitate to contact me at If you need coupons, check at the Coupon Page, it's updated regularly and you usually find some nice deals there.

Indochino's 2011 plans: Cardigans and more

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cardigans - soon on Indochino?
(pic depicts random cardigan found on the internet)
Have you been wondering what could be next on Indochino? We've had all kinds of suits, from linen to flannel and tweed, interesting linings, pocket squares and much more. Now it seems that Indochino is thinking even further than suits and outerwear. It seems for 2011 we can expect Indochino's own line of Cardigans and much more.

A recent interview on "tucked. the blog" with Kyle Vucko, Indochino's CEO reveals some interesting plans for the future:

Tucked: What should Indochino’s current customer and prospective client look forward to in the future?
KV: More product launches. We have new product every month. We are currently expanding our current offering, so more suits, more shirts and pants. We want to continue to make our product more appealing, especially to our customers that have been around for awhile. You should look out for new types of products. Cardigans is one that we are working on for the New Year and then a few others. We are trying to move beyond being the go-to place for the men’s suit, and towards being the go-to place for men’s custom clothing. The idea that you can really buy an entire custom wardrobe is the bigger vision, and I think we are beginning to strive towards that goal. (taken from tucked. the blog - interview with Kyle Vucko, November 29, 2010)
I'd really recommend you to read the whole interview on tucked. the blog, it has some great insights concerning Indochino, their profit situation, return rates and much more. The whole blog is actually a must for people interested in fashion, so check it out sometimes!

Tucked LLC Interviews Indochino from Justin Bridges on Vimeo.

Indochino Black Friday Coupon Code

Friday, November 26, 2010

Joe from got another great deal with Indochino and offers a new coupon code, valid until midnight pacific time. This is only a rather short period of time, but the deal's pretty cool. 75$ off any suit or outerwear is something to consider, around 20% discount, depending on what item you go for. Enter at the checkout to get the deal (probably it will only become active a bit later, I was so nice to write Angie - right now it says it's expired). One of my favorite suits lately is probably The Step Above Suit, now 424$ with the coupon code

Update: now also the redflagdeals coupon is back - but only until Sunday night! 20% off and 1 free shirt is the deal this time. Probably an even better one than the coupon.

The Step Above Suit - 424$ instead of 499$

Furthermore, my favourite online shirt makers, Biased Cut, have prepared a Black Friday promo as well! Get 25% off all shirts with coupon code Thanksgiving. The deal is valid on the 26th and 27th of November only. The Everton shirt pictured below is probably the one I will go for, it should be around 71$ dollars down from 94$ after the coupon. 

The Everton - a nice chambray shirt from Biased Cut

The Polyester Collection?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Forgive me the sarcastic title, but you'll see there is some reason for it. Indochino (rather silently via Facebook) released 2 new suit today, part of the November Collection but titled "The Man in the Brown Suit" on Facebook and on the website. What initially looks like two interesting additions, The Sandy Light Brown Suit and The Chocolate Brown Suit, are both wool blends with 50% (!) polyester. Now, I know that some people like a wool blend suit because it wrinkles less, but for a price of around 400$ I believe  Indochino can do better. Also, I'm somehow still a bit confused why the call some of their other November Collection suits "tweed suits", even if they contain polyester.

Sandy Brown Suit (50% Polyester) - 439$
On the bright side, there is also a new Teacher's Jacket. This time without the leather elbow patches, but at least it's 100% wool and it's a brown Herringbone fabric. Looks very nice actually, I also put a detailed photo of the fabric below so you can see the structure of it a bit better. The only funny thing is that the model teacher seems to have no problem affording a golden Rolex Daytona - that's somehow a hard  look to pull off ;) If you bought one of the many Groupon coupons lately, this could be a good opportunity to use it (I wish I had)! You can also use couponsnapshot and that brings the price down from 289$ to 260$ (not much, but it's something).

The Teacher's Jacket (Brown Herringbone, 100% Wool) - 289$

The Teacher's Jacket fabric - click for a higher resolution pic

New Indochino Blazers & a new coupon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Indochino expands the November collection with a couple of new items. There are 2 new blazers, the Blue Tweed Blazer (wool blend, 279$) and the Miniature Grey Houndstooth Blazer (100% wool, 289$). In addition, there are 3 more shirts added to the lineup. I'm not sure it is actually technically correct to call a fabric containing polyester "tweed", can someone clear that up for me? 

Blue Tweed Blazer - feat. a golden Rolex Daytona

Just in time for the new collection we also got a new coupon: MYCOUPONSWINTER (enter coupon at checkout and make sure all the items are already in your shopping basket) gives you 10% off and 2 free shirts (worth 99$ each). So if you got tempted by the recently introduced new shirts or perhaps a tweed suit, this should sweeten the deal for you! The coupon is now fully active and valid until December 1.

Most discount coupons require a full suit to be purchased, however if you just want a blazer, you can use couponsnapshot for 10% off any item.

Indochino November Collection

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Step Above Suit - 499$, 399$ with mycoupons

Finally a new collection! We basically saw the last big collection being introduced back in August (Signature Collection) and since then we only got a couple of suits here and there - unfortunately nothing with the same magnitude as we were used too. To be honest, the November Collection - also referred to as "The Man In The Gray Suit" collection is not a very big collection either. 

However, there has been critizism about too few grey suits and this problem is definitely solved now. We got 3 new suits, the Light Grey Melange Suit (careful, 5% polyester!) , the Light Grey Tweed Suit (also 5% polyester) and The Step Above Suit (this one also has a subtle windowpane pattern and quite some structure to it, judging from the pictures). The latter 2 suits are probably most remarkable for their Tweed fabrics ( worked very nicely on the Navy Blue Walkter Tweed Suit). Another small detail I noticed is the gold watch on the model. Apart from that, there are no obvious new features – prices seem to be on the higher side, The Step Above Suit is almost 499 dollar (399 dollars with coupon code mycoupons.)

Update: As Chad mentioned in the comments below, one new option was introduced: you can now choose between boot cut and straight cut trousers:

Bootcut/Straight Legged Pants

"For people with larger calves or those who do not like the tapered legs of a slim fitting suit. Straight Legged pants offer very little inward taper of the pant legs." (taken from the Indochino website)

The Light Grey Tweed Suit

for 20% discount use the above mentioned mycoupons or couponcabin for 13% discount and 1 free shirt. For more, please check the Coupon Page. Please note that every coupon can only be used for one purchase, so if you have used e.g. couponcabin before, it will not work again for a 2nd purchase.

More details on the Indochino Homepage:

Coming soon: Indochino November Collection

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Upcoming November Collection - some comments on Facebook, nothing on their website yet.

After we did not get that many new suits since September (Signature Collection which was basically some more suits in the same vein as the August Hedonist Collection), Indochino now released the first teaser picture for the upcoming November Collection. A 3-piece grey suit with a subtle windowpane pattern, funky pocket square and peak lapels. I am sure we will know more soon and I will make sure to keep you updated!

I am hoping for some more coupons to surface, but at the moment couponcabin (13% off, 1 free shirt) or mycoupons (20% off, should have expired but still works) will have to do...more at the coupon page. I am also curious if we will see more outerwear items being introduced.

Indochino Gift Cards

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ok, so this is not the great news (a new november collection would be), but at least some sign of activity. Indochino introduces gift cards that can either be sent as e-cards or real physical gift cards. Here is hope our girlfriends or wifes, mothers or grandparents read this as well! If you do, please head over to Indochino and donate a generous gift to us! By the way, this is a bit off topic now, but I am in Thailand currently, so if anyone can recommend a good tailor in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or somewhere around Krabi, please let me know. Would be interesting to compare the quality to Indochino!