Here’s maybe a Father’s Day gift idea for the most suave of daddy dearests. At Indochino, an online menswear shop started by two University of Victoria grads, you can nab (for yourself or other) a completely custom, bespoke suit for under $500.
Co-founder Heikal Gani thought up the idea when he himself was unable to buy a quality pinstripe for a reasonable price. He got together with best friend and classmate, Kyle Vucko, to discuss finding a solution to a problem that many men face today, resulting in the formation of Indochino. The online Vancouver-based store was the first of its kind that could deliver a custom suit that cost below $500, delivered within three weeks, with multiple options for cuts, fabrics, lapels, pockets and $75 of alterations thrown in if you needed to change it.
Buuuuuut for anyone who’s always wary of inputting measurements online, there’s even better news to be had. Indochino’s next venture is the “travelling tailor” concept, where in about 15 minutes they’ll measure you, prep the fabrics you’d want and help you put through an order. The first pop-up shop will appear at King and Spadina until June 8, following which they’ll hit the U.S. cities of Seattle, San Fran, L.A. and Chicago, before finishing up in New York in November.
Appointments are required (right here), but what a great way to spend time with the best man in your life or treat yourself to something fabulous!
Images via Indochino