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post #3196 of 4272
I love the shoes but I'm beside myself at the absence of a black cap toe...

I'm not keen on the balmoral but the double monk is stunning. May have to pull the trigger on the latter.

How thick are the woolen socks? Will they affect sizing on the DC Lewis shoes.
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Kent

When is the navy blue with white or baby blue trim pocket square coming in? I haven't seen it in months

Thanks
post #3198 of 4272

Got the first Part of my order today, thanks Kent! Now just waiting on the Navy Polo that's been on backorder!

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Originally Posted by BAO1 View Post

I love the shoes but I'm beside myself at the absence of a black cap toe...

I'm not keen on the balmoral but the double monk is stunning. May have to pull the trigger on the latter.

How thick are the woolen socks? Will they affect sizing on the DC Lewis shoes.

The black plaintoe is the only black shoe you need—except for the black double monk.

 

All our socks are as thin as "dress socks" usually are; they're not as thick as rugged, wool socks for sport can be. It will not affect sizing.

 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

When is the navy blue with white or baby blue trim pocket square coming in? I haven't seen it in months
 

They are discontinued.

post #3200 of 4272

hi Kent,

any update on the sneakers?:nest:

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Yeah, the texture is definitely more apparent IRL, and you can feel the difference in both fabrics when you can touch them. This jacket, just like my first 2 suits, has wide lapels. I think the wide option suits my body type better...the standard lapels were OK on the trial jacket, but I definitely prefer the wide on all my jackets.

The size is a modified 40R, which was changed to fit more like a 40L (I'm 6'4"), and I also had to increase a bunch of measurements to make it fit. The shoulders are pretty much the same as the trial 40R, but I had to increase the chest, armhole, and sleeve width a bit.

This is a 3r2 button jacket, just like my other 2 KW suits. I love the 3r2 - functionally, it's not any different than a standard 2-button, but it's one of those extra flourishes that is less common in a RTW jacket (for the most part), so it's a nice thing to have when going MTM.

 

Thanks for the info. I'm happy to see the wide lapels look so good. I was unsure about how they'd look, but we're close enough in jacket size that I suspect I would prefer them over the standard ones now (which are on my current KW jacket). I'm also happy to hear of such success with changing a bunch of measurements, especially in the chest. I have gotten relatively lucky with his jackets, since his 42 fits me very well with few changes, but I just ordered pants that are going to need a bunch of changes, so this makes me feel more confident this will work out well.

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
 

I'll bet you a free pair of shoes that my captoes are better than anything that AE can make. Put another way, if you buy the captoe and can prove that the AE is better, keep the captoes and I'll refund your money.

 

Our benchgrade range is on par with C&J handgrade

 

Our handgrade range is on par with John Lobb and Edward Green

 

A bold statement, but given the quality of the other items I previously ordered, I don't have a reason to think it's not true.

 

I think I may be sold on a pair of the dark brown captoes. They'll probably have to wait until after my wedding, though, as I've already spent way too much on clothes over the past couple of months.

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I'm sold on a pair of brown captoes as well. How would you describe the instep? I'm a size 6UK in Carmina Rain so I'm wondering if the size 7 will fit.

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

I'll bet you a free pair of shoes that my captoes are better than anything that AE can make. Put another way, if you buy the captoe and can prove that the AE is better, keep the captoes and I'll refund your money.

Our benchgrade range is on par with C&J handgrade

Our handgrade range is on par with John Lobb and Edward Green

Can extrapolate on this? Specifically how the handgrade is on par with JL and EG. I'm definitely intrigued.
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Beatlegeuse, that navy hopsack looks amazing!  I think your length is spot on as any longer and it would be disproportionate.

 

We need more pics of the benchgrade captoe bals!  I keep seeing photos in sitting postures, would love to see one just straight down at the shoes planted on the floor.  I needed some black shoes and went with the Peal & Co. medallion captoes but I think the brown captoe would be the next purchase.  

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

The black plaintoe is the only black shoe you need—except for the black double monk.

lol. Chutzpah is good until it becomes rude.
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Originally Posted by BAO1 View Post

lol. Chutzpah is good until it becomes rude.

I dislike plaintoe bals and have no need for a black pair. A black captoe, however, is a must-have for me, and my AE Park Avenues do the job just fine. I understand Kent's logic on why he offers a black plaintoe instead of captoe (the plaintoe can work with a tux and also in place of a captoe, but not vice versa), but that's not nearly a strong enough argument to convince me that I need a black plaintoe and not a captoe. shog[1].gif
Edited by Flyswatter - 9/21/13 at 6:54pm
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Not to over egg the pudding but I don't see enough aesthetic difference in the toe to purchase both whereas a captoe is a wholly different style. I'll go with the monk to see if the double bucke is ok (never worn one) and then consider the dark cap toe for pairing with a navy suit.
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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has had one of KW's suits made up as a double breasted? I'd love to see some real world shots of how they turn out.

Also after any real world shots of any dinner suits that anyone has had made.

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by BAO1 View Post

Not to over egg the pudding but I don't see enough aesthetic difference in the toe to purchase both whereas a captoe is a wholly different style. I'll go with the monk to see if the double bucke is ok (never worn one) and then consider the dark cap toe for pairing with a navy suit.

Just for the record I'll note that I personally dislike plain toe'd anything. I'd rather the usual stitched cap toe, maybe a nice clean rolled version, an austerity brogue, anything but plain. I even think plain looks worse in black than brown.

One possible exception for me might be for a pair of patent black shoes where the light play with the patent'ing creates enough visual interest to forgo any adornment on the toe.
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