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post #3466 of 4249
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Originally Posted by KentWangFanBrah View Post
 

So I have a ton of questions- some more bizarre than others.

 

I bought a white polo among some other items and became a pretty big fan of Kent Wang's line.

 

So I noticed with the White short-sleeve Polo I purchased (the heavier material) that even on the hottest of hot days, they did not show a bit of sweat.  For me that's ideal, as sometimes with lighter materials even light sweat tends to show.  

 

I was wondering how that translates to the long sleeve dress shirts of Kent's.  Are they of a comparable material ?  Is there variance?  Basically what I'm looking for is something I won't sweat / show sweat in as I am on the move A LOT during the work day in a business casual environment.  

 

 

Anyway...I was looking for input, as I'm sure the lot of you have a lot more experience/knowledge than myself.

 

I was also curious on the quality of Kent's ties.  

perhaps it was just the white color?

I have a deep purple rugby and there definitely was some sweat showing after a night at the pub

post #3467 of 4249

For those who already purchased a suit from Kent Wang ....  The pant's interlining is sewn or fused ? :)

post #3468 of 4249

Hey guys,

 

So I am trying to find a nice suit for the office but am struggling in my quest. I am a bit on the smaller side(35 inch chest, 32 waist) so finding a suit that fits me off the rack is not easy. I have heard amazing things about Kent Wang but given the price I am a bit apprehensive about it. I know about the basic process(get a charcoal suit, Kent looks at it and figures our how to improve it. You then send back the blazer). Do you think this would be the best course of action for me? I can afford it and do need a high quality suit for work. Also, how much input do I have regarding the design of the suit? I prefer a more modern look(similar to suit supply). If I did go this route, do you have any recommendations for the best kind of Navy and/or Charcoal to get? It is difficult for me to look at pictures of fabric to determine if I would like the suit. 

 

Thank you very much. Apologize for all of the questions. 


Edited by LosFlewfers - 12/9/13 at 8:38pm
post #3469 of 4249
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Originally Posted by LosFlewfers View Post

Hey guys,

So I am trying to find a nice suit for the office but am struggling in my quest. I am a bit on the smaller side(35 inch chest, 32 waist) so finding a suit that fits me off the rack is not easy. I have heard amazing things about Kent Wang but given the price I am a bit apprehensive about it. I know about the basic process(get a charcoal suit, Kent looks at it and figures our how to improve it. You then send back the blazer). Do you think this would be the best course of action for me? I can afford it and do need a high quality suit for work. Also, how much input do I have regarding the design of the suit? I prefer a more modern look(similar to suit supply). If I did go this route, do you have any recommendations for the best kind of Navy and/or Charcoal to get? It is difficult for me to look at pictures of fabric to determine if I would like the suit. 

Thank you very much. Apologize for all of the questions. 

Kent can send you fabric swatches.

While Kent starts with his house cut, there is some ability to change the silhouette of the suit by adjusting the body (make it slimmer or boxier), shoulder size, length, lapel width, slimness of sleeves. You have a little play in the button stance. And you can choose your shoulder construction. You can't change where the notch of the lapel falls or how it is darted or how open the quarters are or how long the vents are.
post #3470 of 4249
Only a half hour left on this Kent Wang package being auctioned off for charity, guys. This is a tweed jacket AND your choice of two Kent Wang scarves - right now the highest bid is only $475. Get your bids in now.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/371247/auction-thread-for-the-styleforum-2013-holiday-charity-drive-for-the-ronald-mcdonald-house/225#post_6785831
post #3471 of 4249

I noticed that Proper Suit has a bunch of there fabrics listed and displayed in made up suits. The bottom half down seem to all be Airston fabrics with the same codes as Kent's Ariston books. They all seem to match up. I found it useful to look through the site to envision how the fabric would look on a made up jacket. So I browsed Kent's Ariston book's, and then checked Proper Suit to see how I liked it in an actual suit.

 

http://propersuit.com/suits/

post #3472 of 4249
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Originally Posted by fJab17 View Post

I noticed that Proper Suit has a bunch of there fabrics listed and displayed in made up suits. The bottom half down seem to all be Airston fabrics with the same codes as Kent's Ariston books. They all seem to match up. I found it useful to look through the site to envision how the fabric would look on a made up jacket. So I browsed Kent's Ariston book's, and then checked Proper Suit to see how I liked it in an actual suit.

http://propersuit.com/suits/

I think KW and PS use the same manufacturer. Notice how the lookbook styling is the same? My guess is each brand picks which fabrics they want to make available to their customers, and have worked out their own patterns.
post #3473 of 4249

I recently ordered this. Really excited to see the finished product. I originally wanted a staple, darker navy but I really learned towards some of the lighter blues when looking in person.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by fJab17 - 12/11/13 at 1:29pm
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^ I like the color and texture, but is it just me, or does that fabric have a very faint check pattern?
post #3475 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

^ I like the color and texture, but is it just me, or does that fabric have a very faint check pattern? 

 

It does. I see it too. Originally in person I could barely notice it and I thought it gave the fabric a nice texture. My girlfriend had trouble seeing it. When I got home I kept looking at pictures and I could notice it more. It's more apparent in the grey and lighter shades of this same fabric. 

 

I originally wanted a solid color to keep it versatile so I started to fear that maybe the check would show too much. But in person its barely noticeable and I think its going to look really good when fully made. I think it will appear solid unless you get up very very very close.

post #3476 of 4249
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Originally Posted by fJab17 View Post

It does. I see it too. Originally in person I could barely notice it and I thought it gave the fabric a nice texture. My girlfriend had trouble seeing it. When I got home I kept looking at pictures and I could notice it more. It's more apparent in the grey and lighter shades of this same fabric. 

I originally wanted a solid color to keep it versatile so I started to fear that maybe the check would show too much. But in person its barely noticeable and I think its going to look really good when fully made. I think it will appear solid everyone unless you get up very very very close.

If it were me, I'd want a true solid. But functionally, this should wear just the same and the checks will probably go unnoticed anyhow, so you should be fine.
post #3477 of 4249

In person, that's the fabric we liked the most factoring color, feel, texture, etc. When I got home I looked online and found all of the suits made up on propersuit. I pulled pictures of my top 5 favorite fabrics and put it into a powerpoint. Quickly going from slide to slide made it easy see the slight differences in color. Without even knowing the fabric numbers, I ended up picking the same fabric again. At that point I had to stop over thinking it and go with what I chose in person, and then again when I got home.

 

Picking a fabric was more stressful than I ever could have imagined, lol. No doubt the hardest part of the process.

post #3478 of 4249

Am I seeing things or do most of the Proper Suit examples have a lower buttoning point than KW's standard cut?  It's hard to tell comparing actual fit pictures with the mock-ups on the Proper Suit site.

post #3479 of 4249
Maybe start a Proper Suit thread? This is the KW thread.
post #3480 of 4249
Every post has been KW related ... ??
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