Is the top left shoe in this pic the navy porter?
It looks much better there than in the DC shoe thread.
Do the polos shrink much when washed?
I am a bit taller, and the biggest issue with other brands of polos Ive purchased is that after a few washes with letting them hang to dry they lose their shape. The shirt becomes very "boxy" by shrinking in the length and stretching out in the width.
How are these polos for keeping their shape?
The polos keep their shape well. I have 3 of them, 2 short sleeves and 1 long.
Do wash in cold water and hang dry/lay dry to maintain the shape.
There are a few fabric which is thin, my purple one is thin, so that might be a factor when you choose your colors.
I was at the trunk show and had a chance to try on the polos. Normally I would purchase a large but I sized up to XL for Kent's polos. The Large was tight around the armhole and body. Not crazy tight but enough that moving up to the XL was an easy decision as any shrinkage in the Large would equal a fail for me. I actually purchased the navy long sleeve polo from Kent at the trunk show and just received 3 short sleeve polos and 1 more long sleeve polo today which I order from the site Friday afternoon. Pretty quick turnaround.
Also purchased a suit and a pair of the Hand grade Sienna Monkstraps at the trunk show so I guess the folks at Barney's, Bergdorf's and Saks won't be seeing much of me any time soon.
I'm interested in checking out 7089 as it seems pretty popular but I can't find it on the site. Can someone hit me with a link or point me in the right direction.
Here's the link. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8484755109_b6f5f8796e_o.jpg
So does that mean Kent no longer accepts order in 7089? Also, what's the characteristics of this fabric that distinguish itself from other solid navy fabrics that are on the website right now?
Kent wang's site says
"Any combination of styling choice (collars, cuffs) and fabrics is possible."
Does this mean of the available selection on the site or are there options not displayed like the older striped shirts?
For my first shirt what's the most important measurement to focus on, neck or chest?
The only fabrics currently available are the RTW shirts on the website. We have access to several hundred fabrics but I need to photograph and organize them. They will be available in a few months.
Maybe in the distant future. The handgrade brogue fills that niche pretty well already, though it's a balmoral.