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A year after a lackluster Men’s Wearhouse experience while searching for an affordable interview suit, Singapore-born student Heikal Gani and his University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) classmate Kyle Vucko hatched an idea for an inexpensive, high-quality e-haberdashery called Indochino that would sell everything from knit ties to three-piece tuxedos. By manufacturing in Shanghai and selling online — and cutting out various layers of middlemen — Gani, 28, and Vucko, 26, kept prices low while allowing clients to tailor each suit (sourced from the same Chinese and Italian mills that supply Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Armani) with four different lapel cuts, a rainbow of Bemberg linings, functional buttonholes, pick stitching and monogramming of up to 40 letters at no extra cost. Five years into the game, they’ve already garnered a nod as one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s top startups, with more than 40,000 customers in 60-plus countries. They’ve also secured backing from heavyweight investors like ex-Yahoo prez Jeffrey Mallet and NBA MVP Steve Nash, who’s currently planning to design his second collection for Indochino. “We also just launched a linen collection,” says Vucko, noting that hands-on sartorialists can “get a better vibe for the brand” during the company’s U.S. pop-up-shop tour hitting various cities throughout 2012. Suits, $379 to $600; vests, pants and shirts, $99 to $159; blazers and coats, $279 to $299; accessories, $49 to $79. www.indochino.com