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post #31 of 71
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Originally Posted by dah328
I think that's known as the "belly" of the lapel. The roll in on your jacket is to the second button. In either case, I would think it's a function of the stiffness and stitching of the canvas used in the lapel. I'm not sure why the belly is not as pronounced as those I've seen in pictures. Although, I've never really seen as dramatic a lapel belly in person as I have in photos. Maybe it's similar to the pinning that always occurs on jackets on mannequins.

dan
If I may nitpick, "belly" refers to the shape of the edge of the lapel between the top button and the gorge. A lapel that curves outward is said to have belly.
post #32 of 71
I see, and lapel roll is as I described above. So is there a term for the "roll" of the lapel as Kent uses it?
post #33 of 71
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Originally Posted by dah328
I see, and lapel roll is as I described above. So is there a term for the "roll" of the lapel as Kent uses it?
I don't know, I was trying to think of one too. Maybe we should make one up. Roll radius? Sinus lapeli?
post #34 of 71
Kent,

I liked what I saw so much I finally decided to register onthis board and post. Nice suit. I think the fit is great.
post #35 of 71
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your kind words.
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
I dunno if it was brought to your attn before, but your left shoulder drops much more than your right.
Yes, Chan already made some modifications on both the jacket and the shirt to compensate for my posture.
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
What kind of lapel roll did you ask for? It looks like it was rolled to the 2nd button, rather than 2 1/2. Anyway, I had the same comment about my suit. give the lapel a good steaming and it should pop right out.
I told them to roll it to the 2nd button but I didn't even realize 2 1/2 was an option. Now that you mention it, it does seem obvious and I think I would have preferred that. I would've really liked it if instead of the top button being on the underside of the lapel, if the lapel rolled to a degree that would position the button perpendicular to the body. I suppose that would both require a higher roll to 2 1/2 and a larger roll radius.
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
The shirt looks pretty good, but a little too trim around the midsection for my taste.
Yeah, I know, gotta lose some weight. Maggio, welcome to the forum.
post #36 of 71
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
I told them to roll it to the 2nd button but I didn't even realize 2 1/2 was an option. Now that you mention it, it does seem obvious and I think I would have preferred that. I would've really liked it if instead of the top button being on the underside of the lapel, if the lapel rolled to a degree that would position the button perpendicular to the body. I suppose that would both require a higher roll to 2 1/2 and a larger roll radius.
I only know because I almost made the same mistake. Here's what my 2 1/2 looked like:

My suit is currently with Chan to remedy the shoulder issue, among other things.
post #37 of 71
Excellent suit
post #38 of 71
Nice suit and shirt Ken!!! Cool - looks very sharp. Can't see the shoes though? What are you wearing?
post #39 of 71
Looking good! I like the cut of the suit a lot.
post #40 of 71
Really nice Kent. This is the second recent Chan suit I've liked a lot. I must get to HK or Shanghai soon.
post #41 of 71
Very nice Kent, it fits you well.

Though I must admit that I prefer my jackets to be cut a little longer.
post #42 of 71
Kent, top gear there fella!

and I like the slimness of the shirt, it will keep you motivated to not get fat
post #43 of 71
Thread Starter 
An interesting feature that I've never seen before is that although the trousers are flat front, darts were added to the front, one on each side. Renault78law: That's exactly what I wanted. Oh well, next time.
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Originally Posted by kcgreg
Nice suit and shirt Ken!!! Cool - looks very sharp. Can't see the shoes though? What are you wearing?
Corrected grain Cole Haans, nothing to see here. My next acquisition will be a pair of proper shoes.
post #44 of 71
Kent

It is a few years (1997) since i have had a Chan suit - i use gordon Yao currently whose quality is the equal. However three points come to mind.

1 Did Chan put a concealed watch pocket in the waistband automatically. This was the first time I had one like this and I have done so ever since.

2. The quality of the linings offered was very poor - far too thin and lightweight. Have they improved their offer now?

What inside pockets did you get - I found them very willing to meet my unusual requirements.
post #45 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GBR
1 Did Chan put a concealed watch pocket in the waistband automatically. This was the first time I had one like this and I have done so ever since.
I don't think so. Where would it be located?
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Originally Posted by GBR
2. The quality of the linings offered was very poor - far too thin and lightweight. Have they improved their offer now?
I'm not sure, but all the ones they offered me were fairly thin. I happen to prefer that. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have more interesting linings. I wanted to get a really boldly striped lining for the sleeves but could only find one with conservatively colored stripes. I still think they're a nice personalization though.
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Originally Posted by GBR
What inside pockets did you get - I found them very willing to meet my unusual requirements.
I went with their default which includes a pen pocket and another lower pocket. What inside pockets do you get? I hear the RJMan likes to add a hidden cat treat pocket.
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