For the second time since its inception Indochino: The Traveling Tailor has come to Calgary and just like last time, I needed some help. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I’m not very fashionable. If I could dress like I lived in a remote cabin in the mountains, I would. But sadly, society dictates that I leave the house and every now and then, look respectable doing it.
If you’re not familiar with this Vancouver-based business, it’s a basically a website that let’s you assemble a custom suit tailored perfectly for you. You can also choose shirts, chinos, outerwear & accessories. But every now and then, Indochino takes their show on the road, which is what brings them to Calgary. Truthfully, I much prefer this service, because I should never be trusted choosing anything to do with colours, patterns or fit. I know you think I’m joking, I assure you that I’m not.
Walking into Indochino sorta feels like you’re walking into GQ’s style closet. There are well-dressed people everywhere, which is sorta nice, because it gives you hope that you might someday look like that. Once you check in, you get measured by a personal tailor, who then walks you throw their showroom of sorts and helps you assemble the perfect suit. From the style of suit, colour, lining, buttons and pockets, you basically make your own suit, meaning that there’s not another one like it in the world. Prices for the suites range from $449 to $749, depending on your choices and how many pieces your order. Everything is entered into their personal app, then in three to four weeks, a new suit shows up at your door. On top of the whole experience, what’s really great is that your measurements stay in the system, so say you want to order more shirts or another suit, you don’t have to get measured again, assuming you’re not like me and are currently battling a “blogger belly.”
When my suit arrives in a few weeks, it’ll be the second nice thing in my closet. The first being my other Indochino suit. But it’s nice to know that when it comes to fashion, I’ll slowly, but surely, get there…eventually.
The Indochino Traveling Tailor is in Calgary until November 24th.
237 8th Ave. SE
Sat: 9am to 8pm
Sun: 10am to 7pm