[EXPIRED] Indochino Coupon Alert: 50% off accessories

Friday, December 23, 2011

Photo taken by Ian Lindsay, PNG, Vancouver Sun, via www.vancouversun.com
Good news for Christmas, there is one new official coupon giving you 50% off accessories such as holiday sets (which are already good value before discount!), ties, cuff links, tie bars, etc.

50% off accessories, use coupon code happyholidays (valid until December 26th, 2011)

Also, Indochino was featured in the Vancouver Sun today, read the story here: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Made+measure+suits+shipped+your+home/5903790/story.html

[EXPIRED] Indochino Holiday Promo - Suit Utility Kit for 29$

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I almost missed this, thank you to David who wrote me an email about it. We are talking about the Indochino Suit Utility Kit as was previously available via Groupon for 49$ (read about it here). I guess they had a couple of those left and decided to give them away for a good price, it's only 29$ including shipping now, you will receive it until December 24th. The promo is also linked to the Indochino segment on NBC recently, unfortunately I missed it and haven't been able to find it online so far. 

For 29$ you do get quite a lot, the kit consists of:
  • a black tie,
  • tie bar, 
  • cufflinks, 
  • a white pocket square and 
  • a measuring tape. 
You can get it here (US only):

Cashmere scarfs, wool ties, essential suits and more

Thursday, December 8, 2011

As you may know, Indochino usually releases limited collections every other week. These suits are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, meaning that at some point the fabrics are gone and won't be restocked (there are exceptions). These limited collections make up for the bigger part of the suits on the Indochino website and are a big part of Indochino's success - it allows them to react to trends and seasons quickly.

Velvet Blazers, Cashmere Scarfs & Wool Ties

One of the new limited collections was released a couple of days ago, featuring velvet blazers and in my opinion, more interestingly also wool ties (finally!) and cashmere scarfs. The velvet blazers are 100% wool and available in 3 colours (tan, burgundy and navy blue) and cost 279$ each. The 100% cashmere scarfs (cashmere from Mongolia) go for 109$ and the wool ties for 39$. I'm especially happy about the wool ties, they have been featured in most fashion magazines from Esquire to GQ for years and I have always been waiting for Indochino to stock some of these.
Velvet Blazers - 279$
Cashmere scarfs 109$ and Wool Ties 39$
Holiday Gift Sets - a decent present for Christmas?

Consisting of a tie, tie bar, cufflinks and a pocket square, they could make for a nice Christmas present. They also ship quite quickly (within 10 days), as all of these items are on stock.
Holiday Gift Sets - 99$
The Essential Collection
Indochino Essential Suits - 379$
Aside from these limited collections, there are a number of basic suits as well. Until recently they were called the Ultimate Suits, now they are referred to as the Essential Suits. These are suits and blazers someone who is just starting to build his wardrobe usually buys first. Simple and and affordable classics (379$) such as the Essential Charcoal, Navy (voted most essential suit on a poll on my website), Gray or Black Suit. Some of them are also available as 3-piece suits including a vest (449$). These suits will never sell out, Indochino has a trusted supplier for the needed fabrics (now clearly declared as 100% wool fabrics).

I own some of these Essential suits, more specifically the Navy Blue Suit and the Essential Gray Suit. Detailed reviews of both these suits are available on my blog here and here. The Essential Gray is probably my favorite suit overall, I wear it at least once every week - it's hard to find another suit that is as versatile as this one. The Navy Blue Suit has recently been "upgraded" to their Navy Blue Traveling Collection Suit - review available here.
Hint: for a 100€ more you can get an "upgraded" version of the basic suit, complete with headphone port, cuff zippers, teflon coated wool fabrics and some more features. Check my article on the Traveling Collection for more info. 

Indochino Review: Transatlantic Traveler Blue Suit & Brown Tweed Blazer

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Transatlantic Traveler Blue Suit
General Information:

I ordered the Transatlantic Traveling Navy Blue Suit to replace my Indochino Navy Blue suit that I had ordered as my first Indochino suit, back around April 2010. The suit still holds up fine, but I just know much better now what I want in a suit and didn't feel entirely comfortable with it anymore. 

When I had first ordered the Traveling Navy suit, the jacket arrived with a too high button stance and too much waist suppression. I do have rather wide hips and a long torso, so the combination really left me looking as if I was wearing a women's blazer. 

Luckily, Indochino still does the free remakes and I am glad that the remade jacket now fits perfectly. Angie ensured my that my preferences of a lower button stance and less waist suppression are now noted on my account, so I shouldn't have these problems again in the future. Actually, don't know why I had it them in first place, these issues didn't occur with earlier suits. Anyway, I hope that now with their digital cutting process these problems are a thing of the past. 

Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit | 479$
Ultimate Utility Shirt | 79$
Regimental Strip Tie | 49$
Elegant Angle Tie Clip | 39$
Metal Collar Stays | 9$
I have noticed some Indochino suits with overdone waist suppression in the past, so if you don't exactly have the ideal model shape of wide shoulders and narrow hips, you might want to tell them to take care with the waist suppression. 

The suit itself is really cool. You might have read my article on the Traveling Collection, so you know about it's special features like Teflon coated Merino wool (it feels nice to the touch, luckily), zipped sleeve cuffs, headphone ports and zip pocket under the lapel, vents under the armpits, etc. Some of those are just gimmicks I probably won't use much - for example there are something like 9 pockets inside the suit, I won't ever use them as it would probably destroy the shape and looks of the jacket. Other features are really nice to have, I am determined to see if I can make proper use of the headphone port and the Teflon coating will definitely come in handy for those Spaghetti lunches. 

Another item I purchased is the Intriguing Intellectual Brown Tweed Blazer. I had the same fit problem with this one, the remade blazer fits great though. To be honest, I even think the waist suppression is overdone at the model. I stayed with the peak lapels and the ticket pocket as shown on the Indochino website. I am still not sure if the peak lapels were a wise choice, but it looks cool - especially with the elbow patches (I realize you either hate or love them). It's a pretty versatile blazer, I could have easily worn it with jeans and without tie as well, just was too lazy to change for the photo
Intriguing Intellectual Brown Tweed Blazer | 299$
Navy Blue Pants (from the Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit)
Ultimate Utility Shirt | 79$
Spot On Navy Tie | 39$
Elegant Angle Tie Clip | 39$
Metal Collar Stays | 9$
All in all, two great additions to my wardrobe. I hope that was it for me with remakes on my suits, I indeed have high hopes for their newly introduced digital cutting process. By the way, I will be doing an interview with Indochino CEO Kyle Vucko and I'm writing together a couple of questions at the moment. Are there any specific questions you would like to ask? I will gather them all and see what I can get answered.

Reviewing a new addition to Indochino's suit lineup.
A great suit, including hidden pockets, teflon coated wool fabrics and most importantly, a great fit.
Indochino Navy Blue Traveling Suit
Date published: 12/04/2011
8 / 10 stars