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post #3601 of 4255

Kent,

 

I'm very interested in making a suit with this. http://www.kentwang.com/suits/brown-glen-plaid-red.html

 

I would like to ask if it wrinkles easily given that it is 47% linen, 22% wool, 9% silk. What is the remaining 22%?

post #3602 of 4255
The armholes are too tight so the sleeves look funky. Upper back too looks tight and you can let out the waist a bit.

Pants need major rework.
post #3603 of 4255
Post that in the tailor feedback thread if you want some better responses.
post #3604 of 4255

Are you going to have any more of the natural linen squares in stock this spring? Would love to get one!

post #3605 of 4255
Thread Starter 

The linen natural pocket square will be restocked around March 31.

post #3606 of 4255
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
 

The linen natural pocket square will be restocked around March 31.


Excellent, noted on my calendar. Thanks!

post #3607 of 4255

Got my first KW suit earlier this week after doing a fitting in the NYC pop-up in late December. As far as I can tell quality seems great and my order was executed as requested and within the promised time frame.  Fabric is the AR0057.

 

As I suppose should be expected for an initial MTM order, the fit will probably take some iteration to perfect.  That said I'm reasonably happy and definitely anticipate future KW orders if I can get some adjustments sorted out.  My initial read on the jacket is that the shoulders are great (which is good news), but waist seems a bit loose and the sleeves need to be adjusted.  Trousers could be a touch longer (not too much - I like just a shiver of break) and maybe slimmed below the knee but I think are good from the thigh up.  

 

I would really appreciate the group's thoughts based on the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

post #3608 of 4255
^ I'm not great at giving fit critiques, but I agree the pants are definitely too short. You can see your socks just standing there without moving. I think the pants legs could probably come down at least an inch, if those were mine if lengthen them even more, but I like some break. There look like some spots on the back of the jacket and jacket sleeves and back of pant legs that could get cleaned up (the back of trouser legs near the thighs is always a problem area for me too), but I'm not a tailor so I wouldn't know what to tell you to do. Overall it doesn't look bad for a first try! I also think you probably could have gone with wider lapels, those probably would have suited your frame better IMHO.
post #3609 of 4255
Suit waist/navel area in the front looks a bit too loose/boxy. Other than that, and letting out the trouser, looks pretty good
post #3610 of 4255
JMO, but you'd benefit from a lower buttoning point.
post #3611 of 4255
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Got my first KW suit earlier this week after doing a fitting in the NYC pop-up in late December. As far as I can tell quality seems great and my order was executed as requested and within the promised time frame.  Fabric is the AR0057.

As I suppose should be expected for an initial MTM order, the fit will probably take some iteration to perfect.  That said I'm reasonably happy and definitely anticipate future KW orders if I can get some adjustments sorted out.  My initial read on the jacket is that the shoulders are great (which is good news), but waist seems a bit loose and the sleeves need to be adjusted.  Trousers could be a touch longer (not too much - I like just a shiver of break) and maybe slimmed below the knee but I think are good from the thigh up.  

I would really appreciate the group's thoughts based on the photos below.















Front looks pretty good. In addition to the comments already posted, I'll add that the balance of the jacket looks off; front looks much shorter than the rear in the side shots. It could just be that you're "posing" a bit for the pics, though. The back of the trousers seems to suffer from the wrinkling that is typical in KW suits posted here. I'm not certain, but I think it's from a hips forward posture. Whatever it is, the KW folks can't seem to adjust their pattern for it. You could clean up the back of the jacket by reducing the back chest measurement by a cm or so next time.
post #3612 of 4255

So every tailor I go to says that I am a "trim cut" and slim fit wouldn't work on me (arms and quads are big).

 

Does this mean that I could never wear a kent wang suit comfortably?

post #3613 of 4255
^ "Trim Cut" and "Slim Fit" are both arbitrary terms that mean next to nothing because almost all makers have their own versions and measurements can vary greatly from brand to brand. And I'm boggled by the statement that someone could say you're Trim Cut, so that means that you can't wear Slim Fit...that doesn't make any sense. In any case, if you want to try KW, just get the trial suit and see how big of a change you would need to make to the measurements. When I first got the trial suit, it was definitely too slim for me, but I was able to make enough changes so now my MTM suits fit well.
post #3614 of 4255

Thanks to everyone for their comments.  I'll report back the suggestions that Ken & co make regarding alterations and adjustments for future orders.  

 

In the meantime I'd best look for an alterations tailor in NY or DC.  I've used a couple in both locations but haven't been remotely happy with any of them (a major factor in my decision to go MTM).

post #3615 of 4255
I seem to remember someone asking for a photo of the burgundy boots in action. Excuse the fun laces, I wore the stock laces out and had these sitting in my drawer.

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