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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

If no one has an answer by later, no biggie, I can search. But is there a go to, basic mid-grey default by consensus in this thread? Picking out a fabric for a new suit.

 

Unless I'm mistaken, I think everyone has gone with the mid-grey from the basic fabrics list.  What's interesting to me is how different it looks in the various pictures.

post #2987 of 4249
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

If no one has an answer by later, no biggie, I can search. But is there a go to, basic mid-grey default by consensus in this thread? Picking out a fabric for a new suit.

I'd recommend 102701. Slightly more expensive than the basic fabric, but it's pretty perfect IMO. Mine should be almost ready from my tailor. I'll post some pics up once I get it back. I think a lot of other people here have suits from the same fabric as well.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I'd recommend 102701. Slightly more expensive than the basic fabric, but it's pretty perfect IMO. Mine should be almost ready from my tailor. I'll post some pics up once I get it back. I think a lot of other people here have suits from the same fabric as well.

Thought everyone was ordering the same one. Didn't realize it was an upgraded fabric.
post #2989 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I'd recommend 102701. Slightly more expensive than the basic fabric, but it's pretty perfect IMO. Mine should be almost ready from my tailor. I'll post some pics up once I get it back. I think a lot of other people here have suits from the same fabric as well.

Yep, I've got a suit in 102701 as well and also would recommend it for a mid gray. That pic of 7122 above looks pretty nice though. Compared to 102701, it looks slightly darker, and is a pick-and-pick (as opposed to twill).
post #2990 of 4249
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

If no one has an answer by later, no biggie, I can search. But is there a go to, basic mid-grey default by consensus in this thread? Picking out a fabric for a new suit.

Could also consider 7086 from the Basics 1 book, AR0002 and 0001 from Ariston 1, AR0018 from Ariston 2, 4217 from S/S 2.
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Kent Wang you should really do something about your international shipping prices. Me personally know 3 that didn't buy from you because of that.

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Kent Wang you should really do something about your international shipping prices. Me personally know 3 that didn't buy from you because of that.
I always found Kent's international shipping costs to be quite low, at least when choosing the First Class option....

btw - received a few pocket squares yesterday - the Unicorn print is awesome...
and I didn't realise that the Lindisfarne Gospels also had figures of animals incorporated in the celtic patterns, very cool happy.gif

Thanks again Kent smile.gif
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I've always found his international shipping to be really reasonable

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Debating on whether or not I should bother taking my trousers back to the tailor and have them hem tape sewn in. Is it sewn into the very bottom edge of the hem? Anyone have a pic?

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Crappy pic, but you get the idea. This is how the tape looks on the hem of the trousers on my new mid grey KW suit.
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Here is another shot of the tape, right at the bottom of the hem.
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So I took a pair of trousers to the tailor to have the fabric tape sewn in... never thought I'd be unhappy with the outcome. I guess it was just a result of shoddy workmanship, but the bottom edge of the hem now has a slightly wavy appearance instead of a crisp straight line. It's as if the tape was pulled too tight in some areas, too loose in others. Furthermore, the cuffs were sewn all the way around, instead of just tacked at the front and back creases like normal.

Does anyone know if this can be undone? Can the tape be removed and the cuffs returned to normal?
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Thread Starter 

That's unfortunate. I've never had problems having this altered at the variety of little known tailors and dry cleaners I've been to. It really shouldn't be difficult.

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agreed with the above opinions. International shipping is pretty reasonable. Bit dearer for shoes but that is to be expected.
 

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Does anyone know if this can be undone? Can the tape be removed and the cuffs returned to normal?

Not to sound snarky, but you should take this up with the tailor who botched it. I say that because, since you're in uncharted "wtf did they do?" territory, it's hard to give a prediction on what can/can't be accomplished. I'd say if it was done properly to begin with it can be carefully undone - but if it has been done poorly and/or monkeyed things up enough, maybe not.
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I feel like the story I am about to tell has been told many times before on this thread, but I wanted to add my experience in order to keep the positive word of mouth coming. 

 

I took my first KW MTM to the tailor today (KW did a good job of advising me on fit but, as expected for the first iteration, a few things need to be cleaned up). Basically, the guy was gushing about the quality and when I told him the price, his jaw practically hit the floor. This particular tailor offers MTM starting at $1600. He had not heard of KW before, but said he will definitely be recommending him to anyone who comes in looking for that style of suit but who isn't ready to cough up over double the price. I will certainly be making another order once I see how this one turns out. 

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^ good luck with the first suit, and I'm sure you will be back for many more in the future!

Now that I have 2 staple KW suits - solid navy and mid grey - I've been talking to Kent about my next order, which is going to be a navy blazer (most likely this navy hopsack). This is a little pricey - an E level fabric - but if you're going to get a fully canvassed MTM navy blazer that hopefully will be worn for the next 15 years, might as well go all out.

Next up after that will be a third suit in a more interesting fabric, like a grey glen plaid, and then most likely a brown SC, like a tasteful houndstooth or guncheck. After that I'll have a really nice solid base of some staple items, and it will probably be a while before I really need to order anything new. It will probably be "wants" rather than "needs," like a linen suit and some louder SCs.

He's sending me a bunch of swatch books so hopefully I can make some decisions based on those swatches. Here's to another $2,000 going to KW over the next couple months as I get these three items made!
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ good luck with the first suit, and I'm sure you will be back for many more in the future!

Now that I have 2 staple KW suits - solid navy and mid grey - I've been talking to Kent about my next order, which is going to be a navy blazer (most likely this navy hopsack). This is a little pricey - an E level fabric - but if you're going to get a fully canvassed MTM navy blazer that hopefully will be worn for the next 15 years, might as well go all out.

Next up after that will be a third suit in a more interesting fabric, like a grey glen plaid, and then most likely a brown SC, like a tasteful houndstooth or guncheck. After that I'll have a really nice solid base of some staple items, and it will probably be a while before I really need to order anything new. It will probably be "wants" rather than "needs," like a linen suit and some louder SCs.

He's sending me a bunch of swatch books so hopefully I can make some decisions based on those swatches. Here's to another $2,000 going to KW over the next couple months as I get these three items made!

thats a great line up and similar to the things i am planning to make up.
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