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post #1171 of 4578
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

Well, just found out from Kent himself--thanks, Kent, you have been very diplomatic--the polo I received is an XL with a 15" neck. I apologise, Kent, if you didn't want me, to share that, but these troll comments are irksome.
Considering that a XL is two inches wider in the chest/waist/etc and larger in the sleeve, I think a properly sized medium would fit me well! Like I said, the fabric/collar are impeccable; it was just, the fit which was strange--gladly vindicated! smile.gif

So what actually happened? Did you order a Medium and got a XL or did you order a XL and though u ordered a Medium ?
post #1172 of 4578
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Originally Posted by Yika View Post

So what actually happened? Did you order a Medium, and got a XL, or did you order a XL, although you ordered a Medium?

I'm not exactly sure what that last bit means, but what happened is: I ordered a medium, but what arrived was a medium polo in the neck (15") with an XL body (42" chest and hem, a 41" waist and a 7.25/7.5" armhole)! How fricking weird is that?! wow.giftongue.gif

Unless, it really is a 16.5" neck, and I've caught glandular fever again! lookaround.gif
post #1173 of 4578
It's a defect. Any product run is going to have a few. No big deal and it's nice that Kent is taking care of it for you.
post #1174 of 4578
Agreed 100%! smile.gif
post #1175 of 4578
Got a shoe question - does anyone here have experience with both the handgrade and benchgrade models? If not, maybe Kent can answer directly.

I believe both of the handgrade shoes are made by D.C. Lewis, and the benchgrades are all from Kent's own shoe line - is that correct? I had been in touch with David at D.C. Lewis and he is a little ways out from restocking his shoes, so I might be able to order the same thing from KW since there seems to be a pretty healthy stock right now.

I need a pair of brown balmorals, and I'm trying to decide if I want the benchgrade captoe, or if I want to pay a little more to get the hangrades with the medallion. Is it worth it for the extra $100?
post #1176 of 4578

Kent,

 

Thanks for the quick shipment to Sweden. Love the cufflinks, beautiful stuff.

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OKAY!  So, here are some photos of me Spooing it up (which I think I did a great job at) in my basic navy twill Kent Wang suit.  I think the fabric I selected was the 7003, basically the first navy one available.  My girlfriend took them of me with her iPhone.  Sorry they're not great.  I do not have a fancy camera.  I invite you to come take pictures of me if you feel so inclined.

 

I selected pretty standard details (dark brown horn buttons, 3.5 inch lapels, etc).  The only main difference is the soft shoulder option and the side-adjusters on the pants.  I actually particularly like both of those options.  The fit is pretty good, but I did have to have it altered further when I received it from KW.  Just some minor things: jacket waist slightly, waistband and thighs slightly, right sleeve brought out slightly (my right arm is longer than my left, people tell me it's the shoulder droop).  

 

I am extremely satisfied with this suit.  The construction is obviously great and I already have some things to change for my next one.  Not because this one is wrong, mind you, I'm just super adventurous.  I think I may go +1cm in the jacket length, +1cm in the left sleeve and +2cm in the right.  Possibly drop the button stance 1cm and the gorge 1cm.  Thoughts?  

 

Deets:

Kent Wang navy twill suit

Tie: Tie Bar-orelli (no judging, we all start somewhere)

Shirt: Distante bespoke (hold it down for Philly)

Square: Turnbull & Asser

Shoes: Alden 901 (purchased at an actual Sherman Bros., there are upsides to living on the mainline)

 

Bonus points if you can spot the double monogram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1178 of 4578
^ Very nice man, you almost have that pose down!

*files copyright infringement suit*

Suit looks good too.
post #1179 of 4578
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

^ Very nice man, you almost have that pose down!

Oh, I have that pose down.  You look out!!

post #1180 of 4578
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
OKAY!  So, here are some photos of me Spooing it up (which I think I did a great job at) in my basic navy twill Kent Wang suit.  I think the fabric I selected was the 7003, basically the first navy one available.  My girlfriend took them of me with her iPhone.  Sorry they're not great.  I do not have a fancy camera.  I invite you to come take pictures of me if you feel so inclined.

I selected pretty standard details (dark brown horn buttons, 3.5 inch lapels, etc).  The only main difference is the soft shoulder option and the side-adjusters on the pants.  I actually particularly like both of those options.  The fit is pretty good, but I did have to have it altered further when I received it from KW.  Just some minor things: jacket waist slightly, waistband and thighs slightly, right sleeve brought out slightly (my right arm is longer than my left, people tell me it's the shoulder droop).  

I am extremely satisfied with this suit.  The construction is obviously great and I already have some things to change for my next one.  Not because this one is wrong, mind you, I'm just super adventurous.  I think I may go +1cm in the jacket length, +1cm in the left sleeve and +2cm in the right.  Possibly drop the button stance 1cm and the gorge 1cm.  Thoughts?  

Deets:
Kent Wang navy twill suit
Tie: Tie Bar-orelli (no judging, we all start somewhere)
Shirt: Distante bespoke (hold it down for Philly)
Square: Turnbull & Asser
Shoes: Alden 901 (purchased at an actual Sherman Bros., there are upsides to living on the mainline)

Bonus points if you can spot the double monogram.












Al in Philly,

The suit looks great! Thanks for sharing the pics. I had hoped to have ordered a KW suit by now, but sadly it will have to wait a while longer. I love the soft shoulders on your suit, and plan to opt for the same on mine. You mentioned changing the buttoning stance and gorge on your next suit; did you specify anything particular on this one, or is it simply the default configuration for the buttoning stance and gorge? I think the gorge is perfect in the pics you posted; fairly high, but not ridiculously so. Button stance looks pretty good too, but I agree, slightly lower might be even better. And by the way, I love my Tie Bar ties.nod[1].gif

A few questions for Kent: when you click on the suit "options form" on your site, do the default (first) selections represent the exact configuration of the trial suit? Also, has anyone specified the 4.5 inch wide lapels yet? I'd love to see some pics of that if possible. And can you explain the different pick stitching options? I love subtle pick stitching, but I don't quite understand what exactly 2 mm extensive, 6 mm limited, etc., means.
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I would also appreciate some explanation/examples of the pick stitching options.
post #1182 of 4578
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

You mentioned changing the buttoning stance and gorge on your next suit; did you specify anything particular on this one, or is it simply the default configuration for the buttoning stance and gorge? I think the gorge is perfect in the pics you posted; fairly high, but not ridiculously so. Button stance looks pretty good too, but I agree, slightly lower might be even better.
And can you explain the different pick stitching options? I love subtle pick stitching, but I don't quite understand what exactly 2 mm extensive, 6 mm limited, etc., means.

The gorges I didn't change.  Those are standard.  For shorter guys, higher gorges are usually beneficial.  I am 6'2" and don't need gorges that high.  Not that they look bad as is, I just think 1cm-2cm lower would look better on me.

 

The button stance I dropped 1.5cm, and I think I want to drop it another 1cm for my next suit.  That, combined with an increase in overall jacket length by 1cm, would be a better fit for me.  

 

I got 2mm extensive pick stitching option.  It is most definitely extensive, pretty much on every visible seam.  I don't know what the difference is between 2mm and 6mm, but I would personally prefer a less extensive option and will most likely be going with 2mm limited (or none) for my next suit.

 

Let me know if anyone has any other questions.

post #1183 of 4578
Thread Starter 

The gorge (the position where the collar meets the lapel) is one of the few things that cannot be adjusted. 

 

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

A few questions for Kent: when you click on the suit "options form" on your site, do the default (first) selections represent the exact configuration of the trial suit? Also, has anyone specified the 4.5 inch wide lapels yet? I'd love to see some pics of that if possible. And can you explain the different pick stitching options? I love subtle pick stitching, but I don't quite understand what exactly 2 mm extensive, 6 mm limited, etc., means.

Yes, the default options are what I recommend for a conservative suit, and are also what are selected for the trial suit. In general, if you're not sure about something, best to stick with the defaults.

 

I don't think anyone has ordered anything other standard lapels. I don't recommend it unless you're going for a fairly extreme look.

 

2mm and 6mm refers to the spacing between the stitches. I don't think 6mm would look good. Limited means only in certain locations, extensive means in more locations.

post #1184 of 4578
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

The gorge (the position where the collar meets the lapel) is one of the few things that cannot be adjusted. 

CRAP!!  Oh well...

 

And I would recommend the 2mm limited.  The 2mm extensive is a bit too extensive IMO.


Edited by Al in Philly - 8/17/12 at 10:23am
post #1185 of 4578
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

I don't think anyone has ordered anything other standard lapels. I don't recommend it unless you're going for a fairly extreme look.

2mm and 6mm refers to the spacing between the stitches. I don't think 6mm would look good. Limited means only in certain locations, extensive means in more locations.

Thanks for the explanations, Kent. Sounds like 2 mm limited is the way to go for the pick stitching. In regard to the lapels, I do like 'em fairly wide, but agree that 4.5 inches would probably be a little extreme. Any chance you could do something between standard (3.5) and wide (4.5)? Say, 3.75 or 4?
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