Wrinkle-free cotton shirts from Indochino

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Indochino wrinkle-free shirts
Indochino introduced some new shirts yesterday, wrinkle-free 100% cotton shirts priced at 79$ a piece. That is not too bad, considering their normal price for shirts is 99$ - true, they are only available in very basic colors, but that is not a bad thing in my opinion. A couple of really well fitting blue and white shirts are never wrong.

They have also introduced some nice metal collar stays at 9$ a piece, the standard plastic ones have always seemed a bit too weak to me, so I will definitely invest in a couple of the metal ones. By the way, the collars on the models seem weird, they have that dent on the left side and I wonder why they missed it and why it is there on all the new shirts...

Indochino's plans on the new high-end "Vincero Collection"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First shots of the Indochino Vincero Collection - Suits go from 649$
photo via NKPR's Tumblr
You have read about the Indochino Pants Collection yesterday. Fancy pants with Italian fabrics at a rather steep price (steep, if you are used to Indochino's affordable items). Well, it seems fancy pants are not the only thing Indochino is planning for the near future. There have been tweets about a recent Indochino happening at NKPR, a beautiful Toronto based PR agency. They are also the ones who posted the photo of new Indochino suits above, along with some more, including the Indochino guys showing us their favourite food

There is also some more information on a certain Phil Birnbaum's blog. He also posted this interesting bit of information below:
The site will begin offering higher-end suit line Vincero starting September 6th in winter-ready Italian-designed wool-cashmere. The Indochino Vincero suits go from $649 US, and continue to allow Indochino customers to customize a suit to fit both their body and personality (via philbirnbaum.ca)
Woolly Llama is going to love this. Not only are there no coupons, now the suits (at least the Vincero Collection) will be even more expensive. I believe 649$ is the highest price they have every asked for a suit. I am not saying it is not worth it, but fabric quality, quality control (consistency!) and construction has to be top-notch at this price point. If I look at the suits above, they sure do look tempting. 

By the way, let me also use this article to inform you about an upcoming special feature on the blog. I don't want to tell too much now, but it will be great. I will introduce an Indochino competitor, compare their suits to Indochino, have a top bespoke tailor cut open and examine both suits and in detail and much more!

Indochino's Italian Fancy Pants Collection

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Indochino Pants, made from premium Italian fabric - priced 159$
Pretty cool pants collection from Indochino today! What surprised me most is that they are using Italian fabrics this time - 130s, 140s and 160s wool pants with some surprising details. For the first time, you can actually choose colorful lining for the pants. Sure, it's mainly a gimmick, but it's a nice one and it adds an interesting flair to the pants. Obviously, no one would really roll up the pants like below, right? 

Prices are quite a bit above the usual 99$ for their pants, but I think the premium is justified, considering the Italian fabrics and the additional customization options. By the way, it seems they also overhauled the suspender buttons and the side tabs options. They seem to look different now. The fit on the models is really good too, not too baggy, not too tight. I'm hoping for my next pants to turn out like that...

Another interesting feature is the very neatly programmed HTML5 (it's HTML5, right?) slideshow on the pants. Just looks really nice, well done. By the way, there was also a hint about Indochino shoes on their Facebook page - nothing for the near future, but it seems shoes are planned at some point.

And the winners are...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Evan Senter
Ultimate Gray Suit
Ryan N.
Navy Pinstripe 3-piece

[expired] Your chance to win a 150$ Indochino coupon - only for the next 5 hours!

I have got good news and bad news. The good news are, I have two 150$ Indochino Groupon vouchers that I will give away to users from the US and Canada (because unfortunately, the coupons are only valid in those countries). The (kind of) bad news are that the coupons expire today, August 18th, so the competition will be a short one! If you want to participate, leave a comment at this post and include a photo of yourself in some Indochino gear - the competition runs until 7pm GMT only! I will then choose a winner. Good luck everyone, looking forward to seeing the pics!

New plaid and pinstripe suits from Indochino

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It has been a while since the last big collection, hasn't it? Indochino tried their best to keep us happy with cufflinks, ties and shirts, but after it is the suits we are really waiting for. Today we got lucky, 3 new suits (plaid and pinstripe fabrics) got released. It is a special collection, mainly because of the new shoulder style. They are all priced at 479$, which seems quite fair - it doesn't say so specifically, but Indochino has confirmed via Twitter that all 3 suits are 100% wool.

[expired] Indochino Coupon Alert: buy any two shirts, get one for free

Thursday, August 11, 2011

There is a short sale again at Indochino, much like the tie sale a while ago. To use it, buy two shirts and get the third one for free by using the coupon SUMMERSHIRTS on checkout - this brings down the price per shirt to 66$, not a bad deal. 

The sale is only on until Sunday, August 14 2011. Indochino has recently released a big collection of 16 new shirts, so there are a number of different shirts to choose from. If you are interested in the quality, you can check Mike's detailed review on his Indochino shirts. 

This Tuesday: new ties and restocked Linen suits

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Indochino Ties - 49$
Not quite the huge new collection that could have been expected, but still we got some new products this Tuesday. Indochino added 4 new ties (priced at 49$), pictured above to their product portfolio. Also two of the most popular Linen suits were restocked - the Navy Blue and the Ultimate Khaki 3-piece suit. I assume those will already feature the new, slightly padded shoulder style - curious to see how that will look!

Ultimate Khaki 3-piece Linen Suit - 419$
Navy Blue Linen Suit - 349$

Indochino suits now feature lighter shoulder pads by default

Monday, August 8, 2011

You might have read about the recent changes to Indochino's customization options some days ago. A couple of popular choices such as higher armholes or natural shoulders got removed - obviously this sparked some discussion in the online community. We now have some more information.

Indochino reduces advanced options

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Indochino reduces advanced options for suits and pants

Some of you might have noticed it already, Indochino changed the advanced options for their suits at some point in the last few days. Originally, you could choose from a number of options, including essentials such as higher armholes and straight legged pants, or the widely popular natural shoulders option. All those mentioned above, together with some more, have been removed. Check the picture below for reference, it shows a more extensive list of advanced options from a while ago.

Some new Indochino cufflinks

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Indochino Cufflinks - 39$
We had a small update yesterday, a few new cufflinks were added and some older ones were restocked. One pair of the very new ones actually already sold out, at least I can't find it on the website anymore now - it was round with what seemed like mother of pearl inside. The cufflinks are priced at 39$ - not exactly cheap, I had written a Primer on Indochino's Accessories a while ago, if you are interested. Expecting bigger things for the following week!