Reviewing Indochino: A Custom Bespoke Suit for My Husband

2 Aug

Back in April, I asked you all for some suggestions on where to buy fancy husband clothes. We have two weddings coming up within the next few months and my husband has NEVER owned a nice suit. Ever. It seemed like to perfect time to buy him a suit that fits him perfectly.

And then I looked at the prices.

I had NO IDEA that a man’s suit can typically cost between $700 – $1,000.

Sure, there were some less expensive options like hunting down deals at Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, etc. But I really wanted to get him a super awesome suit that actually fit him well and makes him feel like a million dollars.

Oh, I should probably mention that my husband is 6’4” with a long torso. So off-the-rack doesn’t always look great on him. Typically, I can luck out by buying him regular length pants/jeans and a “tall” version of a shirt (thank goodness for Banana Republic), but normal jackets are either too oversized or end up weirdly short. I swear, he will look totally fine and then he will lift his arms and suddenly be showing off his belly button like Pooh Bear.

My brother mentioned that he was going to try Indochino for his wedding suit and I immediately clicked over the website, checked it out a bit and booked an appointment!

We visited Indochino’s Bethesda showroom, which had just opened a couple days before. At the appointment, we met with Sean who measured Travis from top to bottom, put an okay fitting stock suit on him and then pinned it to exactly his specifications. After Sean had all the measurements entered in the computer, we walked around the store and made like 100 decisions.

I’m not kidding.

We picked the suit fabric.
We picked the lapel design.
We picked the buttons.
We picked the stitching colors.
We picked the inside monogram.
We even picked the super fun inside fabric.

So. Many. Choices. And Sean was there to help us every step of the way. After we made all our choices, he rung everything up and the suit ended up being just $379! A FULLY bespoke suit for less than $400?!

Here are some photos from around the store of just SOME of the options:

The order went in and we got an email and text about 4 weeks later to let us know that the suit was on its way to our house. Once we received it, we made a second appointment to have any final tailoring touches made.

We went back to the store and Sean and another specialist worked with Travis to make sure every single thing was perfect. They tightened the jacket a bit in the arms and loosened it a bit in the back. Oh yeah, and this was all included in the original price too… no extra nickel-and-diming us!

They sent the suit out for the final tailoring and I got a call about a week later that it was ready to pick up.

Of course, I wouldn’t be a blogger if I didn’t make my husband model his new suit on the front porch (hi Ollie)!

Look at that hunky hunk of hunkyness! SWOON.

We absolutely love his new suit. It fits him perfectly and will be great for all our upcoming fancy events. The best part is that now that all his final measurements are on file, if we ever need another suit all we have to do is click through on the Indochino website and order one!

Have any of you tried Indochino? Did you realize that made-to-order suits could be so reasonable?

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We do have a special referral code that I can send you if you’d like to get $25 off an Indochino order. Just let me know your email address (either in the comments or by emailing me at pocketfulofjoules@gmail.com) and I’m happy to send it over!

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4 Responses to “Reviewing Indochino: A Custom Bespoke Suit for My Husband”

  1. Jenny August 2, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    Nice! I really have to start using this service for the theatre. I feel conflicted about putting tailors out of business, but technology is just constantly moving us forward. I like the boutinniere buttonhole! Very nice touch and rare in modern suits.

    • Joules August 2, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      Yes, I thought the boutonniere buttonhole was super cool and I’m kind of obsessed with the polka-dot inside!

  2. Phoenix Ronan August 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    Wow amazing! I’ll have to bookmark this idea for my husband, he’s 6’7″ with a long torso so we end up buying suits and having them completely retailored. He’s lost so much weight recently that none of them fit anymore and I was trying to decide what to do when he needs a suit again. Luckily we don’t have any fancy events anytime soon.

    • Joules August 3, 2018 at 9:32 am #

      So glad you found the review helpful! With all our wedding events coming up, this was the PERFECT time to get my husband a sassy new suit! =)

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