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Hey Kent, someone is stealing your styling pics. http://suitshop.tumblr.com/
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Which styling pics do you mean?
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

It looks a little short, but it is tough to tell from the photo with what appear to be sweatpants.

I think it's just the angle of the pic that makes it look a bit short--taken from about waist level with the camera pointing slightly upward. I think the length is spot-on, and I'm not one to prefer shorter jackets. And those aren't sweatpants, but close. I took the pic late last night; those are just some cotton lounge shorts. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

If you didn't say those were wide lapels, I would have guessed they were the standard size. But in any case, the fit does look really great. I'd like to see some pics in natural light once you get the full suit tailored and pressed.

Proportionally speaking, I think the wide lapels on my size 44 jacket look roughly the same size as standard lapels on a much smaller jacket. That's why I mentioned a few posts up that I wish the lapel size scaled with jacket size, so that there would always be the same distance between the shoulder seams and lapel edges, and my lapels would be wider. They do indeed measure roughly 4.5 inches, though. It's just a small gripe, but that the lapels aren't any larger is perhaps my biggest complaint about the jacket. Definitely glad I didn't go with standard size lapels, as those would just look too wimpy. Not that I was every considering it, though; I was set on wide lapels from the start. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Looks very good.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Thought I'd post a quick teaser pic of the Kent Wang suit jacket I received yesterday. Threw it on over a t-shirt and it's still wrinkled from shipping. Bad lighting and crappy picture quality, but this gives you an idea of the fit:



Soft shoulders, wide lapels, minimal pick stitching, half-lined. Fabric is 102701, a mid gray twill from Gladson. To me, the color is perfect for a medium gray staple suit and is exactly what I was looking for. Can't attest to the color accuracy of the photo, though the fabric does appear a bit shinier in the pic than it actually is since I was under direct lighting.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the quality and fit of the suit. I think I will have the sleeves shortened a quarter inch to show a bit more cuff, but otherwise the jacket needs no alterations. I chose to have the trousers unfinished, so I need to get them hemmed as well as taken in very slightly in the thigh/seat. After I take the suit to the tailor and have it pressed, I'll post some better pictures in full attire.

My next acquisition from Kent will be a navy sport coat. Looking forward to it. Several members have posted about ordering navy sport coats over the past few weeks; please post pictures of your results when you can!

Looks great! I am in the process of getting a suit and possibly a navy jacket from Kent right now as well, so nice to see some pics on here. Is there a swatch of that fabric on the site anywhere?
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Thanks! Jacket is a 44. I wish the lapels were even wider, as proportionally, these aren't what I would consider "wide". I'm sure they'll appear a bit bigger on your size 38 jacket, and I'm jealous of how they'll look.

I wish the lapels scaled with jacket size instead of being fixed dimensions across the board. Here's an example of wide lapels from Kent's Spring 2013 Lookbook:



^That is how I prefer lapels to look. I can't say what size jacket that is, but it's obviously a lot smaller than mine, as those lapels extend much closer to the shoulder seam. My lapels look rather skinny in comparison. Oh well.

Great point, and thanks for posting this -- I'm a 46 and wasn't considering wide lapels at all, but now I will take a look at 'em.
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Looks great! I am in the process of getting a suit and possibly a navy jacket from Kent right now as well, so nice to see some pics on here. Is there a swatch of that fabric on the site anywhere?

Thanks! Here's a link to that fabric on Kent's website: http://www.kentwang.com/suits/grey-twill-5.html
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Great point, and thanks for posting this -- I'm a 46 and wasn't considering wide lapels at all, but now I will take a look at 'em.

Yep, at a 46, I definitely suggest you consider wide lapels for better proportions.

Also, I just remeasured the lapels on my jacket, and they are actually more like 4 or 4.25 inches, depending on the angle of the measuring tape. frown.gif Wish they were a solid 4.5 as advertised!
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Hey Kent, someone is stealing your styling pics. http://suitshop.tumblr.com/

Those aren't Kent's pics. They're pictures by the made to measure provider.
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Thanks! Here's a link to that fabric on Kent's website: http://www.kentwang.com/suits/grey-twill-5.html
Yep, at a 46, I definitely suggest you consider wide lapels for better proportions.

Also, I just remeasured the lapels on my jacket, and they are actually more like 4 or 4.25 inches, depending on the angle of the measuring tape. frown.gif Wish they were a solid 4.5 as advertised!

Are you measuring by the seam of the lapel on the gorge, following the lapel to the point?

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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Those aren't Kent's pics. They're pictures by the made to measure provider.

Ah, so that means this suitmaker company is making goods for multiple folks. Got it.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Are you measuring by the seam of the lapel on the gorge, following the lapel to the point?

Yes:



4.25" when measured as such, which is how Kent instructed to measure them in post 1203 of this thread. If you adjust the measuring tape a few degrees so that it is parallel to the gorge, and not the seam-- since the two do not make a straight line--the result is 4".

When measured according to Despos' and jefferyd's instructions in this thread, the result is a smidgen over 3.75":



The smaller-than-advertised lapels are by no means a deal breaker, but it's still slightly frustrating the more I think about it, especially when looking back at this pic of Beatlegeuse's:



His lapels are obviously wider than mine. Beatlegeuse, what size is your jacket? I understand a little bit of variance from suit to suit in lapel width, but a quarter to half inch tolerance seems like an awful lot when the difference between narrow and standard is .75 inches, and standard to wide 1 inch. I'll be sure to discuss the matter with Kent before my next order, if he doesn't chime in on the discussion here. I strongly prefer the look of wider lapels (and I think my upper body size calls for it anyhow), and the rarity of wide lapels on RTW suits was a huge factor that drove me toward Kent's MTM product.
Edited by Flyswatter - 5/27/13 at 5:38pm
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When I measure my lapels from the suit jacket in the above pic, they are exactly 4.5 inches, measured along the seam to the lapel point. And my suit is a modified 40L. I added a tiny bit to the shoulders and the chest compared to the trial jacket - I think the chest is maybe 21 or 21.5 inches measured across the front when laid flat. And the shoulders are roughly 19 inches across the back. I'll probably reduce the shoulder by maybe 1cm on my next order. Mostly everything else about the jacket I'll leave the same.
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You know you're down in it thick when you're talking about the relative merits of a quarter inch of fabric. Don't blow up the site.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Quarter inch is a lot when it's framing your face and 1/15th to 1/18th of the total width of. The lapel.

Either way, it does look good. Hopefully the next one is what you want.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

You know you're down in it thick when you're talking about the relative merits of a quarter inch of fabric. Don't blow up the site.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I was just thinking that Kent probably has days where he thinks how much simpler his business would be if he were not a SF affiliate.  I have a balance issue on the KW suit I just received that will need to be addessed in future suits, but how many people outside this forum obsess over such minor details?

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Quarter inch is a lot when it's framing your face and 1/15th to 1/18th of the total width of. The lapel.

Either way, it does look good. Hopefully the next one is what you want.

 

The focus for the lapels should be on their proportionality to your frame, not your face.  I have the same size jacket from KW and we're talking about a point to point of roughly 18.75 inches with a total difference of 0.5 inches of lapel (0.25 on each side).  We're talking about minutiae that is roughly 2.67% of the point to point.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

You know you're down in it thick when you're talking about the relative merits of a quarter inch of fabric. Don't blow up the site.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I was just thinking that Kent probably has days where he thinks how much simpler his business would be if he were not a SF affiliate.  I have a balance issue on the KW suit I just received that will need to be addessed in future suits, but how many people outside this forum obsess over such minor details?

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Quarter inch is a lot when it's framing your face and 1/15th to 1/18th of the total width of. The lapel.

Either way, it does look good. Hopefully the next one is what you want.

 

The focus for the lapels should be on their proportionality to your frame, not your face.  I have the same size jacket from KW and we're talking about a point to point of roughly 18.75 inches with a total difference of 0.5 inches of lapel (0.25 on each side).  We're talking about minutiae that is roughly 2.67% of the point to point.


Good point. Now that you mention that, I feel like I kind of knew that. The collar of the shirt has more to do with your face and the lapels are to your frame. Thanks.

And I know what you mean on subtle details nobody would know. Most of what anyone on here has issues with doesn't ever get noticed by non-SF people. But its one of those things where once you notice it yourself, you can't ever un-notice it.
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