Indochino Traveling Tailor Pop Up Store Calgary

This past Friday, Gar&Mann:L got a personal invitation to Indochino Traveling Trailor Pop Up Store Calgary at their launching party, one of the leading custom tailor made online menswear, and got a taste of their personal tailor service. It is their second visit to Calgary, but the concept is still new to many. The story goes back in 2006, it began when co-founder Heikal Gani had trouble finding the suit that fits him right. Original as a custom online menswear, "Indochino is all about helping guys look and feel great," explains Kyle Vucko, Indochino co-founder and CEO. "I started the company to create the best retail experience for guys - an e-commerce site that allows customization with ease. Travelling Tailor evolves that the concept by taking the experience offline, for men who want to meet with a stylist, feel the fabrics and talk through their options."

Every man needs a suit that fits them well; it's like the little black dress for women. It's essential for all men, a suit that fits right is the basic of looking good. Even the expensive suits needs altering, jacket needs to be brought in, sleeves needs to be slim down, and pants need to be the right length for you. There is a difference between appropriately dressed and stylishly dressed. I'm sick of seeing man that let their suits hanging off them like a table cloth, get it right, or else there is really no point wearing a suit. No such thing as "one size fits all", don't even start thinking about the trend until you get the basics down. Things I look for when I see a man in suit that is fit, trimness and elegant details. I love men in slim suits, they might make you suffer a little but as Tom Ford says, "you should suffer sometimes to be attractive and beautiful."

INDOCHINO right now only carries menswear right now, so Paul Lee @Gar&Mann:L got the VIP treatment, walking out of INDOCHINO with his premium tailor made Italian slim fit shirt. The personal shopping was time-effcient, yet quality retained, just like how men like it to be. Get measured by professional tailor, select material, and get styled. Indochino PR manager Robin Rowley, introduced me to the Ultimate Tech Collection by Indochino, it is water-repellent and wrinkle-resistant, made with Italian Merino wool with invisible nanotech finish. Reminds me one of those "Unfitted coffee lids spilling accidents". You see it's all about getting the perfect fitting. 

Wait no more Indochino will be in town until November 24th, get your appointment booked at

P.S: In honour of Movember, customer will receive a complimentary Art of Shaving kit with purchase.

Videographer: Jack LeeGar&Mann:L

Photographer: Paul LeeGar&Mann:L

"While studying at the University of Victoria in 2006, Co-founder Heikal Gani bought his first suit. Unfortunately, he didn't get what he was looking for. Heikal had diligently searched for the right attire in local department stores and online but couldn’t find anything that would fit or that he could afford. Eventually he had to settle for a generic, off-the-rack garment that required extensive and expensive tailoring."

"Heikal believed that there must be a better way for men to select and buy this essential component of their wardrobe. So he got together with best friend and classmate, Kyle Vucko, to discuss finding a solution to a problem that many men still face today. They agreed that custom made designer suits look and feel fantastic. However, the industry's outdated fitting process was inconvenient and the cost—well, let's not go there."

"Together they decided to put their studies on hold to develop a business plan for a company that would craft stylish, custom made suits matching every man's unique size profile. They would be ordered online, delivered anywhere in the world—and take the strain off our wallets. In 2007, Indochino was born." - INDOCHINO 

I'm really loving this new generation of affordable online custom tailor, with all the things going, it is not easy to take the time to make appointments and visit a tailor, "time is money". The online custom store got it all planned out for you, all you need to do is a 10 minute measurement. You can't ask anything better than free customization, guarantee satisfaction at an affordable price. I feel the need for men to be dressed well, make the unnoticeable stood out. Suit up properly would be a good start. With all the "menswear inspired womenswear" that is going on, maybe I will get my own experience of Indochino custom tailor suits. After all, a well tailored suit do fits for all.


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