Fall opens the door to luxurious fashions inspired by the red wine color palette. This year, I wanted to “go bold or go home” by adding a burgundy suit to my collection.
Finding the perfect fit for such a statement piece was difficult due to my Dorito-shaped, triangular upper body; broad up top, skinny below, and every bit as delicious… or not.
Indochino, located on Boston’s Newbury Street, solved my fit issue with their 14-point made-to-measure system. They wrapped measuring tape around my shoulders, chest, and stomach to make sure my future suit jacket hugs me like a long-lost friend.
Made-to-measure is on the rise as a suiting option, and with good reason; it actually fits.
Indochino’s program evaluates each man or woman’s posture so that their suit can be tailored to their unique shape. After the measuring process, the choice of fabric, detailing, and a monogram ensures that each garment encompasses the wearer’s personality.
I have always been a fan of modern classics with a twist, so I chose a three-piece suit with a slim notch lapel and double-breasted vest and also a dress shirt to go with it.
Just over three weeks later, my outfit had arrived at the Newbury Street showroom and was impressive in every way, from the taper of the vest and pants down to the pocket watch lining of the jacket. Only minor alterations were needed, which was better than I had initially expected.
To make matters better (or worse for some), after your measurements have been taken once, they’re saved as a part of your client profile for future suiting needs. Should you find yourself in need of another suit or maybe five shirts for $300, an ongoing, exclusive in-store promotion, all you need to do is pick the fabric and Indochino does the rest.
Now, sporting a new made-to-measure masterpiece, complete with my favorite specs, I walk around Boston feeling and looking cooler than Cooler Ranch.
For more information on Indochino:
85 Newbury St. Upstairs
Boston, MA 02116
Sat & Sun: 10AM–6PM