timbaroo asked: Since you're one of the very few guys I trust to dress well when it comes to respectable menswear, I have a question. I'm a church-going dude who has to dress in formalwear when going to religious activities. I have a problem finding suits that actually fit me, because I'm tall(ish?) and real narrow. I recently stumbled upon a site called indochino, where they design quality suits, custom made, for around $500 a piece. What are your thoughts about that? Seems legit and dope as fuh.
Seems legit to me. But, don’t forget to keep your local tailors in mind. Not only to support local business but for your own convenience. My guess is that you’re paying ~$500 for the convenience and variability — not quality. You’ll get some of the same quality some $100-200 suit at Macy’s will give you. However, what you get is custom (probably from somewhere in Indochina) but not custom in the sense of what you get from Railcar Finegoods, for example. Likely, they got boxes on boxes of different components and have some grandma put your stuff together and size it.
But should you care? Pfft…no. It’s a suit. Who cares? The suit game is so overplayed and so overkilled that it’s not worth much time or mental investment. I still think you’d save a lot more money (and time) buying a adequate suit somewhere close and having it tailored in person locally.
I know what you mean though…I need a suit too. I’m short and skinny. Not easy to find a good suit. Get one and only one. Don’t spend too much effort…because if a dude REALLY needs a suit to look good, he should reconsider his perspective on things.
The convenience is quite tempting.