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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

this is exactly what I am looking for..Thanks
At the last trunk show, I tried on the 33 waist pants (I am a true 33 myself) and Kent suggested I get 2 (CM or IN?) taken in at the waist.

EDIT: changed measurement to unknown
Edited by Winston S. - 8/22/13 at 9:49am
post #3122 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

At the last trunk show, I tried on the 33 waist pants (I am a true 33 myself) and Kent suggested I get 2" taken in at the waist.
Thanks, this is good info as well. I measured a few of my good fitting trousers and even it says 32 waist, they are actually between 33 and 33.75. I think a 34 based on website's measurements will be a good for trial, but something is telling me to go for 36, knowing measurements provided seems to be too big.
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

Thanks, this is good info as well. I measured a few of my good fitting trousers and even it says 32 waist, they are actually between 33 and 33.75. I think a 34 based on website's measurements will be a good for trial, but something is telling me to go for 36, knowing measurements provided seems to be too big.
Not sure if this will make a difference for you, but he also suggested that I get the seat let out. Looking at his suggestions now, I am not sure if the pant adjustments are CM or IN.

Here is exactly what he wrote:

38 jacket (cm)
Sleeve -0.5
Angle shoulder -1
Cuff -0.5
Length -1
Waist +1

33 pants
Waist -2
Seat +1.5
Inseam 28.5"
post #3124 of 4476
Winston, since 33 is not an option from the website, I will pm you for some specifics b/c I think some of our trouser measurements are very close..Thanks
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Hi Kent - is it cool if I just stop by at the trunk show and get measured up for a suit/jacket and look over swatches without actually placing an order at that time? I'm a bit short on cash but would like to start expanding my wardrobe and would love to give your service a try. I'd be in and out in a jiffy, don't want to waste your time but would love a chance at being measured by you before placing an order.

Yes, that's fine. Though suit prices are increasing slightly on Oct 1, but if you get measured at the trunk show you'll have until Oct 10.

post #3126 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Not sure if this will make a difference for you, but he also suggested that I get the seat let out. Looking at his suggestions now, I am not sure if the pant adjustments are CM or IN.

Here is exactly what he wrote:

38 jacket (cm)
Sleeve -0.5
Angle shoulder -1
Cuff -0.5
Length -1
Waist +1

33 pants
Waist -2
Seat +1.5
Inseam 28.5"

Kent usually gives sizing advice in cm, so I'm guessing when he wrote Waist -2 he was saying it should be 2cm smaller.
post #3127 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Kent usually gives sizing advice in cm, so I'm guessing when he wrote Waist -2 he was saying it should be 2cm smaller.

Yes, that would make sense. The inseam threw me off.
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Got bored during a late meeting and snapped this pic - KW brown captoes with my grey KW suit. This is from the end of a long 14 hour workday...my captoes are very comfortable but my feet were definitely starting to hurt a bit after wearing them for that long. They really are starting to age quite nicely though.

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B, about how many wears have those seen just out of curiosity?

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Got bored during a late meeting and snapped this pic - KW brown captoes with my grey KW suit. This is from the end of a long 14 hour workday...my captoes are very comfortable but my feet were definitely starting to hurt a bit after wearing them for that long. They really are starting to age quite nicely though.
 
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Wondering (MTM program); If one already has a perfect fitting suit/jacket/trousers, could it be shipped to you for measurements and "cloning"? 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Oh, and for those who have them, how do the KW bench grade compare to the AE Independence line, both in fit and quality?

 

I have the KW Handgrade brouge (not benchgrade) and the AE Rutledge. I am no great judge of shoe quality, but they appear to be a similar value. The KW shoes have a more comfortable last, small details like a fiddleback sole, and are lighter. The AE look to be a bit better constructed, are heavier, and have a nice lining. As for leather quality, the two are different but both have high quality leathers. The AE leather is more rigid, while the KW is a bit softer and more flexible. I think that both are good looking shoes and excellent values.

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Originally Posted by PiCcolocV View Post

B, about how many wears have those seen just out of curiosity?

At least 20+ wears, maybe getting close to 30 but that would just be a guess. They're my go-to shoe when I need to wear a suit, and they're holding up very well so far.
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

Wondering (MTM program); If one already has a perfect fitting suit/jacket/trousers, could it be shipped to you for measurements and "cloning"? 

I believe someone asked this before and Kent said no. He needs to base the completed suit off of the trial suit, otherwise he would have to build an entirely new pattern in order to clone a suit that someone sends in. If you really want to do that, you can try a place like Luxire.
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Originally Posted by jlykos View Post

I have the KW Handgrade brouge (not benchgrade) and the AE Rutledge. I am no great judge of shoe quality, but they appear to be a similar value. The KW shoes have a more comfortable last, small details like a fiddleback sole, and are lighter. The AE look to be a bit better constructed, are heavier, and have a nice lining. As for leather quality, the two are different but both have high quality leathers. The AE leather is more rigid, while the KW is a bit softer and more flexible. I think that both are good looking shoes and excellent values.

I'm no shoe expert either, but the handgrade line that Kent sells are made by DC Lewis, and they are in a much higher quality class than anything made by AE. The hand grade line is meant to compete with brands like EG, G&G, and John Lobb, which are all light years ahead of AE in terms of quality. Check out the official DC Lewis affiliate thread here on SF for more info. Spoo does a big review of their handgrade line and he was really impressed with their quality and ranked them on par with his best, most expensive shoes.
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Much better than AE
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I posted up my review of my new Kent Wang Suede Chukkas over on Askandy. Sorry I can't be bothered to upload a bunch more pics. Bottom line - love these shoes.

 

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?143409-Shoe-review-Kent-Wang-benchgrade-suede-chukkas-very-very-nice

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Any fit pics of the Navy trench out there?

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