You may have been living under a rock for the last year or two if you care about custom men’s clothing and haven’t heard of Indochino. Basically, the way it works is that you pick your style, you pick your customizations, and you submit your measurements (that you take yourself). Within 42 days it arrives (free shipping). If you have any issues with the item you get a $75 credit towards alterations for use at local tailors.
Of course in the DC area there are certainly other traditional tailoring options such as the Tailored Man but it’s somewhat comparing apples and oranges. You get on-site, personal service with the Tailored Man however that comes at a premium in terms of cost. If you can sacrifice a few things about the experience of the tailor then Indochino may be the right fit for you. Their Essential Suits start at $379, pants at $99, and shirts at $79. Of these three, the best option is the suit in terms of value for price.
Again, if you’ve been calling a boulder your home for the last few years and have any trepidation about the whole ordering online process then you’ll be happy to know that Indochino is planning on having an event in DC! Here you’ll get measured by their expert tailors, and more importantly you can actually feel the materials before you buy them (clutch!). They’ll create your online profile based on your measurements, and voila! You’ll be able to order online any time.
The event takes place from Saturday March 2nd to Sunday March 10th. Each appointment takes 15 minutes from 8am to 8pm. You can book your appointment here, and if you buy a suit you receive a complimentary shirt!