ZOZO Suit + Free Garments

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Wouldn't it be great if you were able to get clothing that fits you perfectly? No more bagginess, or tightness, perfectly made to fit your measurements.
I found a company that alleges to do that.

Last fall, I saw on Instagram that the company Zozo was giving out for free a suit that uses some fancy technology to gather one's measurements. I was skeptical about it but nonetheless, I ordered it, mainly because it was free. It did take about 3 weeks for it to arrived and I later noticed that along with the free suit there was an offer that a free shirt and jeans were included for free once I did my measurements. That's right an outfit made to fit my measurements for free no strings attached!


The Suit

Eager to receive my free garments, I tried on the two-piece suit and got my measurements taken. The suit is made from a knit fabric and fits all sizes, it is skin tight, and black with white electronic thingies. The measurements are taken by downloading the app and standing 6 feet from one's phone.  Then the person will slowly start to turn in a circle clockwise, paying attention to the app's commands, while pictures/measurements are taken.
Afterward, it shows all the measurements including wrist, neck and ankle width. I decided to try it three times to see if the measurement vary and in fact they do, three different numbers with about an inch of difference between all three. I decided on the third one as the difference of the measurement is much less drastic than the first one.


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The Garments

They were only one style for both the pants and shirt to choose from. They are closet basics and very no-nonsense garments. Once I ordered them I just had to wait.

pants

The pants arrived about a week after they were ordered and I had the biggest scare when I saw that in the FedEx envelope there was a fee of $80! Thinking it was because of customs or something else I quickly contacted Zozo and fortunately, they responded by saying that amount was the price they paid for shipping (I think, or the pants itself?), so I did not have to pay anything. whew, because there is no way I was going to pay eighty for a pair of jeans on my budget.

After that scare was gone, I tried it on and they fit almost perfectly. The waist is too big (I'm pulling my pants up all the time) and tight at the knees which is the opposite of most of my pants but everywhere else the pants fit perfectly  The material is a good, soft, stretchy denim in a very nice shade. I was a bit disillusioned at fitting since it promised a perfect fit but for free I won't complain.

t-shirt

The color I chose was a nice, simple gray color, and it took about a month to arrive. It's made with a thick cotton knit, making it wearable for a much longer period of time. It is somewhat boxy and unflattering but rightly styled it could look good. Unlike the pants it does fit better, the neck and armholes fit perfectly.
*I'm sorry for the lack of good pictures for the garments. It was near impossible for me to find a place to take my pictures at since I don't have a phone tripos and my personal photographer (my dear mom) was not available.

Final Thoughts

Overall the garments were well made with good quality materials, not perfect fitting but usable. The quality is great and I like that as closet basics they go with everything. Were they really made to fit? Not really. As a seamstress, it would be impossible to make made-to-fit pants for $80 (the price doesn't cover the time) as it would take forever and be much much more costly. And so I understand why they would have some patterns made with certain dimensions to try to get everyone's measurements, it's cheaper and less time-consuming. But at the same time would I buy it? No, unfortunately, I can buy pants that are better fitting and cheaper.

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Unfortunately, I can't recommend it because as I was writing down this post I got an email saying that they will be closing down at the end of the month. Maybe giving out garments worth hundreds of dollars to thousands of people is not the smartest business venture. Though they offered a wide range of garments including dresses, pants, shirts in various styles the cost was probably putting people off.


The suit would be perfect for sewing as it can give an approximation of the person's measurements without getting close and personal with their body.
One thing I'll do before the app shuts down is to get my family's measurements so I can use it for pattern drafting since it covers all body measurements without having to get close and personal with a person's body. That would be a great business venture, Zozo.
I like the idea of having perfectly fitting clothing, but unless you want to go to a tailor it might be hard to find. Love the idea but unfortunately, it was badly executed.

What do you think? Would you try something like this if it involves clothing perfectly made for you?

Hope to hear your thoughts on this
Loren Camila

6 comments

  1. What an interesting concept! Thank you for sharing your honest review!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. It is quite interesting, especially since all measurements are given. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. The pants actually look very nice, it is such a shame they didn't fit you well! It is interesting how much would the tee cost. Thank you do much for the review, it was really interesting to read :)
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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    1. The pants are great quality and it is unfortunate that they don't fit well. Thanks for coming by Liz!

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  3. That sounds like such a great idea to have clothes tailored to you like that. I like the different outfits you have shown! Thank you for sharing your experience x

    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

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    1. It is such a great idea! It is so unfortunate that it did not work out. Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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