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Old 10-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #91
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I asked for *your* lame-ass picture! And what do I get???






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Old 10-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #92
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That's tricky at outlets. Most of the stuff there isn't going to be from actual Nordstrom stores. It's either lower-end stuff used to fill the stores or made-for-outlet versions of stuff at the regular store if it's a non-department store (which are also lower quality).


The Rack here is stocked with stuff from Nordys. Brooks Bros, Boss, Canali, Armani, Abboud, on and on.

not sure what you are referring to. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:15 PM   #93
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Hahaha! the Black label stuff is very nice though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:24 PM   #94
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Hahaha! the Black label stuff is very nice though.
I love it because I can nearly wear a 44L straight off the rack (I tend to shorten the sleeves to show a bit more cuff and add a bit of waist suppression because I'm not afraid of adding some shape to the coat). They are also pieces I can buy once and keep for 30+ years.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:47 AM   #95
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Just spent the week in Vancouver, and within a 5 minute walk from my hotel there were 5-6 mens suit stores/tailors.

Never before have I felt so much clothing want.
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The Rack here is stocked with stuff from Nordys. Brooks Bros, Boss, Canali, Armani, Abboud, on and on.

not sure what you are referring to. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #96
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I love it because I can nearly wear a 44L straight off the rack (I tend to shorten the sleeves to show a bit more cuff and add a bit of waist suppression because I'm not afraid of adding some shape to the coat). They are also pieces I can buy once and keep for 30+ years.
Yup. Good stuff.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #97
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Got the suit from Indochino today. For the first attempt it's quite close measurement-wise (especially since I'm strictly a suit separates guy due to my odd measurements). The construction seems quite nice. The drape on the fabric is awesome (especially in the pants), the pick stitching is attractive and understated. All around very nice looking, even with the wrinkles it gained on its journey from Shanghai.

Two things are a bit off. There's less room in the crotch than I'm normally used to. Not so much that the pants don't fit, but it's snug. I'm looking to switch from belts to suspenders in my formal wear, so that likely won't be an issue. Also, where the sleeves meet the armpits is a bit "odd" (I can't explain it specifically), but that will be easily tailored (again, I'm assuming the issue is my barrel-chested profile). Sleeves are great, waist is perfectly suppressed (I actually look skinny, even though I'm currently not).

Ordered on the 29th, went to the tailor on the 4th, left Shanghai on the 11th, hit Los Angeles on the 13th. Two weeks from website to doorstep.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #98
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Cool! And they even provide a tailoring credit to fix those issues, right?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:32 PM   #99
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Cool! And they even provide a tailoring credit to fix those issues, right?
Yep, $75 credit. I'd have taken it to the tailor anyway to get the cuffs done (they either do no cuffs or 2.5"; I prefer 1.75"). It's also 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so if the issues were bigger, they'd remake the whole thing for me.

Many of the reviews I've read have said something like "The first one needed several adjustments, but by the second/third, they were perfect out of the box (since you report any adjustments back and they keep a record for future suits). I've just got the two minor adjustments, so I guess I'm starting from a good spot, since I'm definitely going to order another at some point given how this one is.


As a note, I'm not sure why I dig the liner color options so much, but I really do. The gleaming white peeking from inside the understated gray exterior looks really classic to me
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:38 PM   #100
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As a note, I'm not sure why I dig the liner color options so much, but I really do. The gleaming white peeking from inside the understated gray exterior looks really classic to me
Because that's half the fun of the suit!
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #101
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Because that's half the fun of the suit!
The other half is having a good reason to take it off!
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:55 PM   #102
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #103
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where the sleeves meet the armpits is a bit "odd" (I can't explain it specifically)
I've tried jackets on that had weird things going on there as well. Shoulders were great but the arm holes just weren't...deep enough, I guess. They were either slightly too small or just cut too narrow or something. I'm suspecting you're talking about something similar since I think we have similar builds, with you being slightly smaller all around.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #104
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I've tried jackets on that had weird things going on there as well. Shoulders were great but the arm holes just weren't...deep enough, I guess. They were either slightly too small or just cut too narrow or something. I'm suspecting you're talking about something similar since I think we have similar builds, with you being slightly smaller all around.
Higher tighter arm holes are sought after as a sign of a well fitting jacket. Of course, that doesn't work for all body types.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:02 PM   #105
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:22 AM   #107
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Higher tighter arm holes are sought after as a sign of a well fitting jacket. Of course, that doesn't work for all body types.
Yeah, off the rack stuff doesn't generally take enhanced musculature into account.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #108
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On my way out to a meeting tonight I threw it on and snapped a picture in my son's bathroom. As far as this picture, you get what you pay for. minus the

You've got that, "god dammit, I don't want to go to this thing so I'm not shaving and would rather be asleep, but at least I'll look good," look going
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You've got that, "god dammit, I don't want to go to this thing so I'm not shaving and would rather be asleep, but at least I'll look good," look going
I was entering the late portion of a 22 hour work day with a meeting 40 minutes from home... You summed up my feelings well.
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I was entering the late portion of a 22 hour work day with a meeting 40 minutes from home... You summed up my feelings well.
SHUT UP YOU WHINING GOD DAMN 1% MOTHERFUCKER!

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #111
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First world problem from a 1%'er?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:35 AM   #113
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At least I know where my toaster and toaster ovens are and how to use them both!
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At least I know where my toaster and toaster ovens are and how to use them both!
Your wife will eventually start concealing them when she decides she doesn't want anything extra on the counter.
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You sexy hunk of man you.


Seriosouly, looks great.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:34 PM   #116
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Took the suit to the tailor today. The cuffs & alterations to the sleeves were within the $75 credit (and that's with my tailor's prices, which are on the higher side of average).

He made mention of the suit being of nice quality and thought the overall fit was quite good. He was impressed when he heard it was only $379, so I guess that bodes well that the tailor was impressed
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Took the suit to the tailor today. The cuffs & alterations to the sleeves were within the $75 credit (and that's with my tailor's prices, which are on the higher side of average).

He made mention of the suit being of nice quality and thought the overall fit was quite good. He was impressed when he heard it was only $379, so I guess that bodes well that the tailor was impressed
Always good to hear an independent expert opinion.
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Always good to hear an independent expert opinion.
Yeah, I'm going to ask about the canvassing when I pick it up, since he should get a look at it doing the sleeves.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:14 PM   #119
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#1 when do we get to see the suit KK?
#2 in the random thoughts thread (pre-paring), ThudMaker urged me not to wear my (then) new shoes with jeans. I said I wouldn't likely wear them with jeans, but that people do and they look great. I promised a picture at some point. Here is a recently posted one that I think shows off how well they can look with jeans.

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Why are you wearing your beach shoes in the house with jeans?
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