Let’s get one thing straight: investing in a tailored suit is always better. Of course you can find fitted suits off the rack, but they just can’t beat one that is made to measure. Off the rack suits are generic in size and it will take a lot of shopping around in order to find one that fits you decently. Plus, you’ll most likely still need some adjustments, which only adds to the hassle. A tailored suit makes you look and feel more comfortable and confident, and eliminates the frustration of countless shopping outings.
Not only will wearing a tailored suit make people take a second look, it’s also created exactly for your body shape, so it will fit you in all the right places. If you’ve never had a suit tailored, it can seem confusing or daunting when you have so many options for customization. But that’s where Indochino comes in—to guide you through the tailoring process.
A few things are helpful to know before booking your fitting to ensure that the process is easy and efficient. At your first Indochino fitting, you’ll meet your Style Guide, an expert in all things suiting from style and design to quality and service. Your Style Guide will take your measurements, walk you through the selection of fabrics, and give advice on customizations and styling.
To help with this, have an idea of the types of occasions you’ll be wearing this suit to, which will inform the fabric your Style Guide will recommend to you, as well as the customizations you might want. You can have your lapel notched, buttons stacked, initials monogrammed, or your pockets slanted. These added details will give more personality to your suit and make it reflective of your own tastes and individuality. One helpful tip is to bring a jacket or a pair of pants that have a fit you love to your fitting and have your Style Guide compare them to the items that are being tailored or made for you.
Your measurements will all be logged and kept on file. Expect to have a second fitting to ensure the suit is just right for your body—sometimes minor adjustments will need to be made. Then you’ll be set up with everything you need to buy in-store or online.
Going about the tailoring process might seem a bit like unchartered territory for many guys, but following these few simple tips will make it an easy experience that will have you coming back to the showroom again and again. Remember, you’re in expert hands. At Indochino, suits are our world, and in our world, we want you to look your best. Don’t settle on a suit that only fits you adequately—elevate your style and give a tailored suit a go.