If you haven’t heard of Indochino, they’re a custom menswear brand based in Vancouver. For a few weeks, they’ll be bringing their “Traveling Tailor” pop-up store to Ottawa located at 54 Elgin St. in the Chambers building until July 6, 2014.
You can book an appointments on by clicking on the following link.
With your appointment, you will be paired with a Style Guide who will then set up a measurement profile and take you through building and purchasing a customized suit of your choice. The Indochino showroom has samples of all their suiting, shirting & accessories products for customers to see and touch and to help with their decisions. They even have some exclusive product that is only available in store.
Appointments run on average of 25-40 minutes.
Indochino also has a partnership with United Way Ottawa this month where they donate one suit for every fifity suits sold in-store to give to men in their employment programs.
Joseph is decked out in Indochino and is riding a vintage Peugeot from Retro Rides
Suit: Premium Summer Indigo Micro Houndstooth Suit
NAME: Carolyn Lacasse
OCCUPATION:Director of Marketing Source Metrics
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: : I have a pair, and I say pair because they were purchased as a team, of 3 Speed CCM Elans dating back to 1975. I snagged the duo from friend Dom Comballe after he posted them to Instagram and I was the lucky one who answered this ‘ad’ first. He told me he bought the two bikes together from a cute old married couple a few years back and that him and his wife used to cruise of them together. Part of the purchase deal was to buy both, so to ensure good bike karma, I have a men’s and women’s version.
WHY DO YOU RIDE:Living right in the the hustle and bustle of downtown means that it’s the perfect way to get around to my favourite spots, quickly and with a little wind in my hair.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE:Like most bikers, I wish Ottawa had a better network of bike lanes within the city core itself. Our path network is incredible, and would make other cities envious- but often times when I have to navigate high traffic locales I don’t feel as safe
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:
My skirt and blouse are from Pink Tartan at Holt Renfrew here in Ottawa. Asha Binti Kingombe, who’s a my go-to gal there, picked these pieces out for me. My silver woven lace ups are from Dune London which I snagged from The Hudson’s Bay Company.
FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Lately I’ve been biking over to the Hull side which is easy to get to from where I live in the Byward Market. You really can’t beat the sunset over the bridge and there are tons of little restos and places to grab a drink that you have the chance to discover for the first time.
FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE:One of my favourite places to stop after a ride is the always bright and equally beautiful Blumen Studio on Parkdale. This flower shop doubles as one of the city’s best coffee destinations. Whether you’re sitting outside on their quaint patio, or amongst the flowers inside- you’re destined for a perfect espresso and maybe you’ll even leave with some blooms.
NAME: Michael Sunderland
OCCUPATION: Artisinal confiture maker.
WHERE YOU HEADING: Byward Market fruit and vegetable stands
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: Jake the Snake by Kona
WHY DO YOU RIDE: Fresh air, no traffic jams
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE: Pot holes covered in bike lanes
FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Rideau Canal/Aviation Parkway
FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: Cha Yi for iced tea..local tea masters