Meet Kyle Vucko, the co-founder of Vancouver-based men’s suiting company Indochino. Kyle wed Amelia Warren (CEO of Epicure Selections) in Provence, France this past September, sporting not one but THREE custom Indochino looks for the weekend affair. We spoke with him exclusively about his advice for grooms-to-be, what he wore for his own wedding, and what is favourite indulgence is.
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself – Where do you live? What do you do for a living? What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I split my time between Vancouver, where I co-founded Indochino, and Victoria, where my wife and family live. When I’m not working, I enjoy movies, reading and walking.
How would you describe your personal style?
Classic with a hint of flair.
What prompted you to start Indochino?
My co-founder and close friend Heikal Gani needed a suit for a conference and had a difficult time finding one – what to get; how it should fit; how much to pay, etc. We both saw an opportunity to do things much better, and that’s where the original idea for Indochino came from.
In terms of deciding what to wear for your wedding, where did you find your style inspiration?
I was lucky to have the help of my extremely talented Product and Merchandising team, led by Tom Kearnan. We felt it was important to wear outfits that would stand the test of time when we looked at the photographs 30 years from now. Our style inspiration came from the location of the wedding and each outfit reflected the rustic French countryside.
Where did you shop for the pieces you wore to your wedding and the events leading up to it (aside from Indochino, of course!)?
My entire outfit was from Indochino! With the exception of my dress shoes and belt, which I purchased at Allen Edmonds in Boston, and my colourful dress socks, which were from Outlooks in Victoria, the best menswear store I know of.
Where did Amelia shop the dress and accessories she wore for both wedding and the events?
What advice would you give to grooms when it comes to picking their wedding day outfit?
Chances are you want to wear your suit after the big day so I’d recommend going for something classic and wearable in a neutral colour choice. This will also keep your photographs from dating quickly.
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
We were blown away by the beauty and magical charm of southern France. We knew getting married there would make our special day even more memorable. Like the outfits, we chose a classic French style with a few simple accents.
Where did you honeymoon and why?
After the wedding we drove through southern France along the north coast of Spain before ending our honeymoon in Portugal. We love food and planned our trip around some amazing culinary capitals. San Sebastián, in particular, is home to some amazing food and innovative restaurants.
Tell us about some of your favourite hotspots in Vancouver for eating, drinking and shopping.
When it comes to shopping, I naturally have to call out Indochino: we are truly innovating how men get dressed and all of our showroom locations are beautiful. Outside my natural bias, Outlooks for Men in Victoria has what I consider to be the best men’s apparel. As to restaurants, Nook in Vancouver is lovely and the food there is delicious.
What is an indulgence you would never forgo?
I love not having to wake up to an alarm. I schedule meetings for later in the day to ensure I can sleep without hearing the buzz in the morning.
It’s Giveaway Time!
This week, we’re partnering with Indochino to give away an Essential Suit, valued at $449! Just in time for holiday gifting, this is the ONE suit the man in your life needs in his closet. Great for wearing to work, or the ideal choice for a wedding, you won’t want to miss this chance to win. Visit our INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK page today to enter.
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