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Here are some pics of the final result of my Kent Wang MTM suit in full attire:





Suit: Kent Wang MTM, fabric 102701
Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt
Tie: Sam Hober
PS: Kent Wang white linen
Shoes: Allen Edmonds brown Fifth Avenue

Once again, I am extremely pleased with the final outcome of my suit. Jacket options are: soft shoulders, wide lapels, limited pick stitching, half-lined. Trouser options: 2 pleats, limited pick stitching, hemmed by my tailor with 1.75" cuffs. I had the jacket sleeves shortened and trousers taken in slightly in the waist and thigh. Other than trying to nail the sleeve and trouser measurements on my next suit, only change I'd make is to try side adjusters instead of belt loops. smile.gif

Edit: The back shot shows some unsightly folds on the trousers behind my knee--especially the right leg--but I think it's just an unfortunate stance/picture, as I was hurrying to beat the timer. The trousers drape more cleanly than this.
Edited by Flyswatter - 6/10/13 at 5:13pm
post #2567 of 4385

Awesome. What size is the jacket?

 

Skipping wide lapels forever I think. But they look good on you. I think they make my head look small :-D

Taking my jacket to the tailors for sleeve shortening (.5cm), possible sleeve rotation (.5cm) and possible waist supression (1cm). I don't get to pick it up until the month is over though :-D

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Awesome. What size is the jacket?

Skipping wide lapels forever I think. But they look good on you. I think they make my head look small :-D

Thanks! Jacket is a 44. I'm definitely a fan of the wide lapels. Wish these were even wider, actually.
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Aah. The wide lapels fit better for the wider jackets. I'm a 38L and will not be ordering again. They seem to look great on.. all the other jackets. lol. I should have asked everyone I saw with the wide lapels what size they're in.

 

I don't consider it a mistake that I got them, I like it and will wear the jacket. But if I have the choice, which I thankfully do, I think the standard lapels look more flattering on me.

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Aah. The wide lapels fit better for the wider jackets. I'm a 38L and will not be ordering again. They seem to look great on.. all the other jackets. lol. I should have asked everyone I saw with the wide lapels what size they're in.

I don't consider it a mistake that I got them, I like it and will wear the jacket. But if I have the choice, which I thankfully do, I think the standard lapels look more flattering on me.

Definitely--all about proportions. Both options look great on jackets your size. smile.gif I think the standard lapels look pretty wimpy on 44 and up, though.
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Definitely--all about proportions. Both options look great on jackets your size. smile.gif I think the standard lapels look pretty wimpy on 44 and up, though.

 

Wimpy?  KW's 3.5" standard lapel is already wider than what you'll find on most cuts from Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and Samuelsohn.  All of my suits from these makers are around 3 - 3.25 inches in the lapels.  That's a little narrow for my tastes, but it's nice to somewhat reflect the current trends.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with the 3.5" standard lapels on my KW suit, which is a 44 by the way.  Would I go up to 3.75 inches due to my frame?  Sure, but anything at 4 inches and beyond looks off to my eye.  Maybe it's because I typically dress CBD, but I'm not a fan of the wide lapel look.

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Wimpy?  KW's 3.5" standard lapel is already wider than what you'll find on most cuts from Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and Samuelsohn.  All of my suits from these makers are around 3 - 3.25 inches in the lapels.  That's a little narrow for my tastes, but it's nice to somewhat reflect the current trends.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with the 3.5" standard lapels on my KW suit, which is a 44 by the way.  Would I go up to 3.75 inches due to my frame?  Sure, but anything at 4 inches and beyond looks off to my eye.  Maybe it's because I typically dress CBD, but I'm not a fan of the wide lapel look.

Fair enough. A lot of it is personal preference anyway. smile.gif
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Wide lapels are growing on me now that I look at this picture.

 

Future changes:

.5cm sleeve rotation to remedy wrinkles in back

-.5cm in sleeve length

possibly reduce 1cm to waist for further suppression.

 

eta: I think this means I can appreciate them but still would not order them again.

 

Yet another picture of the same jacket! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

...How did the trousers turn out after tailoring?...

 

Still a work in progress. I've had them in once, but need to take them back again. Once I'm happy with the overall effect, I'll likely post.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here are some pics of the final result of my Kent Wang MTM suit in full attire:





Suit: Kent Wang MTM, fabric 102701
Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt
Tie: Sam Hober
PS: Kent Wang white linen
Shoes: Allen Edmonds brown Fifth Avenue

Once again, I am extremely pleased with the final outcome of my suit. Jacket options are: soft shoulders, wide lapels, limited pick stitching, half-lined. Trouser options: 2 pleats, limited pick stitching, hemmed by my tailor with 1.75" cuffs. I had the jacket sleeves shortened and trousers taken in slightly in the waist and thigh. Other than trying to nail the sleeve and trouser measurements on my next suit, only change I'd make is to try side adjusters instead of belt loops. smile.gif

Edit: The back shot shows some unsightly folds on the trousers behind my knee--especially the right leg--but I think it's just an unfortunate stance/picture, as I was hurrying to beat the timer. The trousers drape more cleanly than this.

Lol, I shouldn't have taken these pics, because I keep looking at them and nitpicking the fit. confused.gif I might have the trousers slimmed just a touch more throughout the leg. Also might bring the jacket's waist in another 0.5 or 1 cm on my next order. Any thoughts?

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Still a work in progress. I've had them in once, but need to take them back again. Once I'm happy with the overall effect, I'll likely post.

Sounds good.
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Lol, I shouldn't have taken these pics, because I keep looking at them and nitpicking the fit. confused.gif I might have the trousers slimmed just a touch more throughout the leg. Also might bring the jacket's waist in another 0.5 or 1 cm on my next order. Any thoughts?

I agree but I'd ask Kent or post in the fit feedback thread. Taking my jackets in to get both of the waists in 1/3in (and 1cm on the next order through Kent). I get them back Saturday and have no reason to wear them but am already excited to see the result. 

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Fair enough. A lot of it is personal preference anyway. smile.gif

 

By the way, forgot to add my congratulations on the new suit.  The fit looks really good.  If you get a chance, can you post a side shot as well?  As someone who appears to have some bulk in the chest and shoulders as well, I'm curious how the balance came out on your jacket.  And, on the point of picking nits, you and Jester now have me curious if the wrinkles in my slacks in my picture are there all the time.  Will be in the suit tomorrow and will report back.

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I want to buy my first SC and don't know where to start.
I want it to be a navy SC, an "Italian blazer" with lightly or unpadded shoulders, patch pockets, horn buttons and meant to be worn from spring to autumn.
I like the look of the following one worn by Cesare Pranelli. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Do you think KW with it's trial jacket is a good way to start?
In case so, which fabric would you recommend for a SC like I imagine?
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That's really nice. Definitely start with the trial.

 

Honestly you'll get a lot of people talking from experience to try to help you out on here but none as good and detailed as the advice that Kent himself will give you over email. You'll probably get an email before the end of the day on what options you should go with if he has something that could work for you. Explain all the things you like most about that jacket, the fabric, etc, and he will send you the trial suit and some swatches (you need to request the swatch books and send them back with the trial).

 

Kent is the man. I'm not sure I can order another sports coat this month but for when I do, latest being July, I know exactly what to get. I just REALLY wish there were more linen options.

 

ETA for tips:

 

When you send pics to Kent, pay more attention to what Kent says than what's in the thread here, but consider both. Kent was right on anything we argued about. There would be things I suggest that he says could work (ie; higher armholes, waist supression, sleeve pitch, etc) but when he says, "No I think ________ is better," it is. I've lost every little dispute we've had. He suggested +1cm on sleeve length, I suggested +1.5cm. I'm going to the tailor to take the .5cm out today. He's got an eye down to .5cm for measurement. And what is wrong can be altered easily since it's so close to perfect.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

By the way, forgot to add my congratulations on the new suit.  The fit looks really good.  If you get a chance, can you post a side shot as well?  As someone who appears to have some bulk in the chest and shoulders as well, I'm curious how the balance came out on your jacket.  And, on the point of picking nits, you and Jester now have me curious if the wrinkles in my slacks in my picture are there all the time.  Will be in the suit tomorrow and will report back.

Thanks! Sure, I will try to get a side shot posted within a few days. From what I can tell, the balance is good on my jacket; hopefully a picture doesn't show otherwise. laugh.gif
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