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post #3091 of 4476
I'm in the market for a new pair of dark brown cap toes. Are the quality of these really that much better than AE? Or should I swim upstream and pay for something more?
post #3092 of 4476
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post

My first KW MTM is back from the tailor. He took in a little excess fabric in the back of the chest area. Suit has all the default options (including the charcoal fabric) but with side-adjusters instead of belt-loops. As to why I am showing more cuff on the L than the R, I think I just yanked a little harder on my L shirt cuff as I was putting the jacket on. 
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Looks pretty good. Clean through the shoulders and chest. Do you have wide hips? My only nit for the future is maybe to narrow the jacket thru the hips.
post #3093 of 4476
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Originally Posted by jeff21 View Post

I'm in the market for a new pair of dark brown cap toes. Are the quality of these really that much better than AE? Or should I swim upstream and pay for something more?

I've owned several pairs of AE over the years (Strand, Park Ave, McAllister) and the KW brown captoe blows them out of the water as far as quality goes. Also, the styling is like nothing you can find from AE. I'd say these are on par with Carmina and maybe C&J benchgrade, if you wanted to step it up quality-wise, you'd have to start looking at makers like Vass, EG, G&G, etc.
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post #3094 of 4476
Astro, I would bring down the buttoning point. Maybe 0.5/1cm. Not much, bit definitely a bit.
post #3095 of 4476

Just a heads up. Some of the fabrics got cheaper with the new swatch books. Mainly ones from the Jacket swatchbook.

post #3096 of 4476
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


Looks pretty good. Clean through the shoulders and chest. Do you have wide hips? My only nit for the future is maybe to narrow the jacket thru the hips.

 

Thanks to those who provided feedback. My hips are not wide, but at 5'9" and less than 135lbs I'm basically built like a (not particularly tall) pole. Since I don't have much to write home about in the chest/shoulders department, I don't have the standard 6" drop. Perhaps having the hip area of the jacket a little loose accentuates this? I wonder if I should go back to my tailor...

post #3097 of 4476

Oh, I forgot to mention this: the Gladson linen jacket did not come with a Gladson patch sewn on the inside, for those wondering. It's out getting pressed right now, since it was pretty wrinkly from shipping. I'll be wearing it to a wedding next weekend.

post #3098 of 4476
Long overdue picture of rugby shirt (red maroon, L):

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I think it fits quite well. A bit of excess fabric on the back and around the arm holes, but nothing noticeable when worn.
Any comments?
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FYI, if relevant, I am 6'2 (188cm) and weigh roughly 184 pounds (83.5kg), not a lot of muscles, but not fat either.
post #3099 of 4476

I purchased a kent wang polo in large.  I think it is about 1.5 inches too long for me.  All other dimensions fit well.  Can I expect any shrinkage in length or should have it shortened?  Does Kent still do MTM for polos or is this something my tailor could do?  Thanks.  

post #3100 of 4476
Mine was also a little long. I washed it and it didn't shrink much so I got it shortened by a tailor. I think it cost about $10, maybe less.
post #3101 of 4476
honestly, with the quality and service of kent wang, I don't see the need to pay more for a suit at this point.

impressive.
post #3102 of 4476
My biggest concern with the Kent Wang suits are the trousers, honestly. The jackets are all quite spot on, but I haven't seen to many shots of great trousers. Perhaps they exist and we just haven't seen pictures of them.
post #3103 of 4476
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

My biggest concern with the Kent Wang suits are the trousers, honestly. The jackets are all quite spot on, but I haven't seen to many shots of great trousers. Perhaps they exist and we just haven't seen pictures of them.

what specifically about the trousers concerns you?
post #3104 of 4476
The ones I have seen have been 1) too slim and low rise (admittedly, this is a preference issue and may be customizable to some degree), and more importantly, 2) did not hang cleanly.

Again, this could just be a form of selection bias--people generally focus more on the jackets and it's harder to get a good picture of trousers, so there are many, many more pictures of the jackets than the trousers. It's just an observation. I'd use KW in a flash for a SC, I'm less convinced on the suit front. But clearly they are doing something right, so I may just be wrong.

There may also just be some great trouser fit pics that I just missed.
post #3105 of 4476
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

The ones I have seen have been 1) too slim and low rise (admittedly, this is a preference issue and may be customizable to some degree), and more importantly, 2) did not hang cleanly.

Again, this could just be a form of selection bias--people generally focus more on the jackets and it's harder to get a good picture of trousers, so there are many, many more pictures of the jackets than the trousers. It's just an observation. I'd use KW in a flash for a SC, I'm less convinced on the suit front. But clearly they are doing something right, so I may just be wrong.

There may also just be some great trouser fit pics that I just missed.

I think it is a combo of the stock pattern and personal preferences. I asked for specific thigh, knee, ankle, inseam, and outseam sizes and am happy with the result. If I wanted a fuller cut I don't see it being hard to make it happen.

Not sure about the drape thing. All of my pants seem to look the same on me, and I see some bunching on each. I wear pants from about 7 different brands. Dunno
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