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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Where are the handgrade shoes made? They look great.

Are any of the handgrade models slightly wider? Someing between a D and an E?

Handgrade shoes are made in Taiwan and Laos.

 

The monkstrap is a bit narrower than the others, being on the "handgrade round" last. The others are wider but firmly still D. The boot and loafer may be the only ones that are wider than D.

 

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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Thanks Kent, is this more misty calf instead of museum calf

It's the same leather that John Lobb was using for their museum calf.

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Quick and dirty pic when I changed into the tux at work. I needed to pull down the right sleeve and I haven't pressed it yet. Bathroom steam had to suffice as I picked it up the day before a black tie event.

 

Tuxedo - Kent Wang shawl neck in midnight blue.

Shirt - Thomas Pink - Marcello - fly fronted.

Cufflinks - Kent Wang Sapphires.

Square - Kent Wang Chinese brochade

Shoes - Churches

 

I'm waiting on a Kent Wang tuxedo shirt, bow tie and matching studs and cufflinks so I got the slim bow tie and fly fronted shirt to see me through until those all arrive. I think they'll make a nice alternative setup though!

 

 

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Thanks Kent, I was just wondering. Having seen your shoes IRL, just receiving a pair of Museum Calf from Meermin, owning and seeing both Misty and Museum Calf from JL, I thought they were more like Misty.

I am saving for a pair of museum boots and blue museum shoes.
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Originally Posted by pleco View Post

 

Tuxedo - Kent Wang shawl neck in midnight blue.

Shirt - Thomas Pink - Marcello - fly fronted.

Cufflinks - Kent Wang Sapphires.

Square - Kent Wang Chinese brochade

Shoes - Churches

 

I'm waiting on a Kent Wang tuxedo shirt, bow tie and matching studs and cufflinks so I got the slim bow tie and fly fronted shirt to see me through until those all arrive. I think they'll make a nice alternative setup though!

 

Very nice! Which lapel width is that? It looks much better than the very skinny rendition.

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Originally Posted by katabatic View Post

 

Very nice! Which lapel width is that? It looks much better than the very skinny rendition.


Thanks! It's the standard width, which I believe is 3.5" though I haven't measured it and presumably that'd refer to notch so it might be slightly different for shawl.

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About to order a jacket from KW in a fabric slightly lighter than Navy (7121).

-Soft shoulders
-Half lined
-Smoked MOP buttons
-Patch hip pockets, welted breast pocket

This will be a staple dark blue (not quite navy) jacket for use in a lot of situations. The reason for going with patch pockets at the hip was so it wouldn't look like an orphaned suit jacket, but in doing will I somehow make it less of a staple/versatile piece?
Edited by Badandy - 5/16/13 at 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

About to order a jacket from KW in a fabric slightly lighter than Navy (7121).

-Soft shoulders
-Half lined
-Smoked MOP buttons
-Patch hip pockets, welted breast pocket

This will be a staple dark blue (not quite navy) jacket for use in a lot of situations. The reason for going with patch pockets at the hip was so it wouldn't look like an orphaned suit jacket, but in doing will I somehow make it less of a staple/versatile piece?

I plan to order a jacket almost exactly like that in the coming months, but I'll probably opt for brown horn buttons and wide lapels. In my opinion, patch pockets are a must on an odd jacket (for exactly the reason you stated), and absolutely do not make it less of a staple/versatile piece. I'll most likely go with the slightly darker 7124 fabric, though, but I probably should get my hands on that particular swatch book before I finalize my decision!
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IMO the thing that will make a blazer look like an orphaned suit jacket has more to do with the fabric rather than the pockets. It's best to get something that's not worsted, with a slight texture to it. A worsted blazer will end up looking slightly more like a suit jacket than something with a little more texture.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 5/17/13 at 5:33am
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Definitely get the patch pockets. I like patch pockets on all my odd jackets.
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

The reason for going with patch pockets at the hip was so it wouldn't look like an orphaned suit jacket, but in doing will I somehow make it less of a staple/versatile piece?

I personally like the patch pockets, but I have questions in my own mind about how long that movement will last. I feel like they've popped up everywhere recently, which makes it a little fad-ish, or, at least the patch pocket's turn in the cycle. If you want a true classic navy blazer that you think will be in style for 20 years, then go with standard flaps. I am the only one in my office with patch pocket anything. And I just attended a regional offsite where about 100 people were wearing blue blazers, and I was the only person with patch. But if you don't think too many people will care, or even notice, then rock the patch.
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I have mine coming in a week or two. Patch pockets with welted chest, navy fabric and soft shoulders. I opted for wide lapels which I semi-regret as I love the look of the standard lapels. 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

So am I the only one going for sports coats instead of suits? Or are people just not posting pictures? I feel you can get more creative with what you want. I have another SC on the way, a staple Navy with wide lapels/patch pockets. Then probably a suit.. with another sports coat :-D

I'm with you. I ventured into this thread eons back before Kent got this stuff going (MTM suits etc.), but now I'm back and something is not quite clear for me. I see the suit prices but there is nothing on there for a SC price.

Also, can someone give me a link for the MTM process? TIA.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I have mine coming in a week or two. Patch pockets with welted chest, navy fabric and soft shoulders. I opted for wide lapels which I semi-regret as I love the look of the standard lapels. 

Depending on your jacket size, the "wide" lapels really aren't all that extreme. Before I ordered my first KW suit, I was worried that the wide lapel option would be a bit too large, but now that I've seen them on a size 44 jacket, I wish they were even wider actually. To give you an idea of how they look, here's my first KW suit jacket, a 44 with wide lapels:



Proportionally, I'd say the wide lapels on a larger jacket appear roughly the same as the standard lapels on a smaller sized jacket such as a 34 (in terms of how close to the shoulder seam the lapels extend). Someone posted a pic of their 34 trial jacket here a couple weeks ago, so you can see what I mean.
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Originally Posted by gumercindo View Post

I'm with you. I ventured into this thread eons back before Kent got this stuff going (MTM suits etc.), but now I'm back and something is not quite clear for me. I see the suit prices but there is nothing on there for a SC price.

Also, can someone give me a link for the MTM process? TIA.

All the prices can be seen at the bottom of this page: http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits/ The MTM process is described there as well.
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Can anyone with 34 jacket post a pic of how wide lapels look?

I want to get a wide lapel suit but 4.5 in on a 34 would seem weird IMO
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My medium brown single monks were waiting for me when I got home today.  They look great!  I think I need to size up 1/2 and will try to take some out and about pics once I get that figured out. 

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