[EXPIRED] Indochino Deal Alert: Get 35% off with Gilt City Indochino Deal

Monday, January 30, 2012

Indochino Gilt City Deal 2012 35 off

This is an Indochino deal alert for everyone in the United States. Gilt City just released a pretty sweet Indochino deal. You can get one of their Essential 3-piece suits, 1 shirt and 1 tie for 339$ instead of 527$ - this equals a discount of 35%. You can also buy a more expensive suit and a discount of 379$ is applied to the suit at checkout. E.g. you buy a suit for 399$, 379$ are deducted, you still get a free shirt and free tie and you have to pay 20$ on checkout.

http://www.giltcity.com/national/indochinogc and also on Google Deals

Update: The deal is now gone. 

Make the deal even sweeter:
If you are new with Gilt City and you use my invite link below, you will get 50$ off your first order.
This way, you will actually only pay 289$ for the deal! I think I will get something like that too if you sign up, but I'm in Europe so I don't think I will be able to use it.

Indochino has created a separate landing page for Gilt City customers, but the deal works with any suit, shirt or tie. The whole thing works similar to Groupon deals, you get a voucher with a code that you can use on checkout. Offer has to be redeemed by March 30th, 2012. The deal itself is up until Thursday, 16th of February 2012. Limited to one coupon per customer, US only.

The Deal:

Indochino Vincero suits and the "Rat Pack" make a comeback

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Do you remember the 2011 Indochino Vincero Collection (covered on my blog here)? It generated quite a bit of buzz last September. Vincero stands for premium Italian Reda fabrics, Bemberg lining and collar felts sourced from Germany. Vincero also stands for the highest prices Indochino ever asked for their suits, the most expensive one initially sold for 829$ - a couple of Vincero deals with nice discounts surfaced soon after.
Indochino Vincero Charcoal Prince of Wales Suit - 599$
It seems that at the end, sales of the first Vincero Collection were quite ok after all, or Indochino just decided to give the premium line another shot and test the waters again. The new Vincero suits introduced earlier this week are priced more competitive at 599$. You are probably asking yourself if it's worth it. I guess there is no simple answer for it. Reda fabric is top quality, there is no doubt about that. Bemberg lining is something you might notice too, it should breath better than the standard polyester lining, especially in hotter climates. I am not sure if or how one would actively notice the better collar felts. If you got your fit down and you can afford it, these are surely great suits. 

Especially the Charcoal Prince of Wales and the Mini Houndstooth have a great and timeless pattern that stands out from the many solid colored suits. However, if you are just starting to build your wardrobe, you might be better of with a suit from their Essential collection. The fabric is not bad either, sourced from China, but from what I hear Chinese fabric mills have greatly improved in quality over the last years.

Indochino Vincero Mini Houndstooth Suit - 599$
In addition, there is also a nice Vincero pinstripe suit and also two pants made from Reda fabric that might be of interest to some of you - a pair of brown dress pants and a pair of gray ones.

The other new suit is a is a pretty cool blue one, The Blue Sharkskin Suit. In case you were wondering, here's a bit background on sharkskin fabric. As you probably guessed, it is luckily not made of endangered shark's skin, the term merely describes a special way of weaving the wool. Sharkskin suits were made famous by the Rat Pack in the early 1960s, went in and out of fashion and it seems the fabric en vogue again these days. I could swear I read about it just some days ago in GQ or Esquire, can't remember. If you want to know more, there is a lot of information on quora.com.
Indochino Blue Sharkskin suit aka. the Rat Pack Suit - 399$
In any case, in my opinion the Indochino Blue Sharkskin Suit is really cool and at 399$ also quite affordable. Now that I'm thinking about it, an Indochino Rat Pack collection could actually be interesting, right?

First Time Buying an Indochino Custom Suit – What To Expect and Look For

Friday, January 20, 2012

Guest post by Mike Underell
Twitter: @mikeunderell

I recently switched careers, and on my new career path client meetings are a regular occurrence, which means I cannot dress down very often. This forced me to do something I had been delaying for years: I began building out a business wardrobe. The thing is, I had no idea what I was doing. So began my journey into the world of Indochino and custom suits.

Indochino Survey 2012 - results are in

Thursday, January 19, 2012

First of all, thanks to all 100 of you who have participated in the survey! The results are in and I want to take a few lines to present the outcome and ponder a bit about the possible implications. Comments are welcome! Let me please also say that statistically speaking, 100 participants do not make for a representative sample, but that doesn't mean the results are not interesting or useful.

Let us start with one of the most important questions. I asked if you would recommend Indochino to your friends. Back in 2010, 94,3% of all participants answered with yes, they would recommend Indochino. I asked the very same question this time and interestingly only 86,6% answered with yes. A clear decrease, but still a high recommendation percentage.
Other suggestions included more suits, more outerwear or just no more new items, just a focus on quality

New Essential suits available

Monday, January 16, 2012

Indochino has added two suits to their constant Essential collection some days ago. These new suits are a The Essential Prince of Wales and the Essential Gray Herringbone suit. Both of them are available as a 2-piece suit or with vest. The two additions certainly make sense, so far there were only solid-colored Essential suits and one always had to wait for new, temporary collections to get something a bit different. 

There are also two Tuxedos available, the Midnight Blue Tuxedo and the Essential 3-piece Tuxedo. I'm aware Heikal Gani, Indochino's co-founder and design mastermind told me the designs and shapes haven't changed, but I just can't help feeling the button stance on some new suits is just very high. Combined with the high waist suppression, the jackets tend to flare out around the hips and create a kind of female shape that will not fit most people - it even looks weird on some of the Indochino models, if you ask me. 

By the way, the survey will be completed in a few days, results are interesting and will be posted here!
The Essential Prince of Wales 3-piece suit - 449$
Essential 3-piece Tuxedo - 449$

Indochino Wedding Outfits

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The ideal Indochino wedding - copyright www.indochino.com
Indochino relaunched their wedding page yesterday, giving it the usually nice design including selected photos from customers and some outfit suggestions. They have even set up an own email address specifically for wedding inquiries (weddings@indochino.com).

As a European, it is peculiar to see this - we don't have weddings where everyone wears the same suit. How does it work - does everyone pay for his own suit for each wedding or does the future husband pay for everything? I assume it is quite a bit of work to get everyone measured and deal with remakes and alterations. I guess that is where Indochino and their wedding specialists come in to make it all more manageable.

By the way, I am doing another Indochino survey at the moment. Similar to the one from 2010, basically - it will be interesting to compare the results, specifically regarding the percentage of remakes and alterations or the satisfaction overall. Someone who already did the survey mentioned that it seems like Indochino got me to run that survey, but I can assure you that this is not the case.

They would do it on their own (they actually did for some customers a while ago), with different questions and most likely not publish the results. I will, of course, post the results here. I would still need a couple of participants, so if you have a minute or two to spare, I'd appreciate your help (it's a really short survey, 9 questions, most of them multiple choice).

Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W5P8X6H

Indochino Coupon Alert: get 15% off during Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Indochino Essential Suits - now 331$ instead of 379$
Hi guys, hope you all had a nice New Year's Eve celebration! Just like last year, Indochino is running a promo for the Chinese New Year. This time, you get 15% off all suits (unfortunately shirts etc. are excluded). The only drawback is that during the Chinese New Year, shipping time increases to 6 week (until February 1). 

It is also possible that we won't see a new collection during the next couple of weeks, at least that is how it was last year. They did come back with a huge collection in February though, so I hope we will see something similar this year. In any case, I think that we should see some pretty cool things from Indochino in 2012 - more pop-up stores are for sure, perhaps we even get some completely new products? I will keep you updated, as usual. 

By the way, did anyone here receive a suit after the pop-up event in Vancouver? I'm interested in hearing some opinions regarding the fit!

15% off with coupon code Dragon (valid until January 22nd, 2012)