This year, Justin Timberlake brought back the suit and tie look, but he didn’t give us any tips on how to easily achieve that natty style. Enter Indochino. The Vancouver-based online company makes custom suit shopping affordable and easy. Ordering the suits is super-easy (the site walks you through the ten minute measuring process), but thanks to the Indochino Traveling Tailor pop-up shop returning to Chicago for 18 days starting this week the process is even easier. We spoke with Crystal Walton, brand manager for the pop-up, to get the inside scoop.
Q: What’s the biggest difference between a custom suit and one bought off the rack?
A: The fit. Off the rack suits were made to fit everyone and, as no body is identical, there is no way to achieve your best fit without additional alterations by a tailor. With custom suits, you start the process with your measurements allowing a tailor or company like Indochino to take your body type, wants and needs into consideration from the start. The end result is a significantly better fitting suit, and it’ll ultimately make you feel better when wearing it.
Q: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about getting custom clothes made?
A: Great question. The two biggest misconceptions about custom clothing are the price and the amount of effort. People often think that custom suiting is only for men that can afford to spend a significant amount of money. This is absolutely not true. Custom clothing is for anyone and we are seeing more brands taking great strides to ensure that custom clothing can be attainable for everyone. The second misconception is that custom clothing requires a large time commitment on the part of the consumer. Also not true. With the ability to now order custom clothing online you are able to build a custom wardrobe with minimal time and effort. READ MORE >>