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post #3841 of 4273
Getting ready to order a suit in TR7125 as soon as I get adjustments back from Aaron. I'll probably order another in TR7124 after that with patch pockets so I can wear it as an odd jacket too.
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Just got my pair of Suttons / handgrade loafers today!

First impression:

Fit
Sized down to 6.5 from 7 for these as I was slightly loose in the Matthews. Shoes fit perfectly! Definitely wider than the Claytons. Toe box had ample width even though I sized down which is usually my problem.

Style
It isn't as sleek as the other lasts but it is pretty sleek for a loafer. It's not chunky like most loafers and I like the shape and chisel toe. Again, the toe shape is wider than all the other lasts.

Color
I honestly couldn't tell this was Museum Calf at first. Even though they are the same color, while indoors, they looked slightly different from my brown Porters. The museum effect was more subdued and it seemed darker. Not so much like the site but more like the photo of the loafer posted back when the handgrade line first started. This could be a difference in batch. However, they started to look more like the photos when taken in the shade outdoors as seen from the photos below. Also, the light edge trim is definitely a stark contrast to the darker leather. It's nice if that's what you are looking for and it reminds me of the Alden Indy's. I was wearing jeans today and I have to say, these pair nicely with them. They'd also go nicely with chinos.

Construction
Unfortunately no fiddleback waist with this one but it's a loafer and I expected that. The channeled sole with beveled waist are still very nice. A lot better than the C&J Sydney which is a big part of why I bought these instead.

Overall
Definitely well worth the $450. I really feel like these shoes don't get praised enough in comparison to the hype other brands like Meermin get. I have read quite a few disparaging comments on the museum calf and although I don't have any other basis for comparison, they look pretty good to me. Also, out of the four shoes I purchased from KW, none of them had the kind of defects present in some of the Meermin posts and I am very happy with the quality and craftsmanship. It would just be nice if they had more models / colors to choose from.

Oh, and the shoe trees are very nice too. Fit all my handgrades perfectly. Well worth the extra $20-30 over normal shoe trees.

Photos

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Great informative review and photos. Could you post a shot paired with the jeans???
post #3843 of 4273

kent, any chance of a suede loafer? would be amazing.

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Does anyone find the sneakers to be narrow? I think I'm a standard 9.5D, but a 10 in the sneakers seems narrow - or does it just need some break-in time?

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Does anyone have a picture of wide lapels on a 40R jacket? I've tried searching but had little luck and I want to get a sense of how the wide lapels look with regards to the shoulder width on that size.
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I do, but it is at the tailor.  I'll get you a pic in two weeks (away this week for a little vaca).  My recommendation is go with the standard.  I like slightly wider lapels, but I found the wide a bit much on a 40R.  I believe Kent's standard width is still wider than most standards.  

post #3847 of 4273
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Does anyone have a picture of wide lapels on a 40R jacket? I've tried searching but had little luck and I want to get a sense of how the wide lapels look with regards to the shoulder width on that size.

I've posted a bunch of pics with a 40L jacket with wide lapels. I think my shoulder measurement is about 18.5", if you search for pics I posted ITT you should be able to find them. Personally, I love the wide lapels on Kent's suits. They seem to fit my stature really well.
post #3848 of 4273
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

Does anyone have a picture of wide lapels on a 40R jacket? I've tried searching but had little luck and I want to get a sense of how the wide lapels look with regards to the shoulder width on that size.

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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

I do, but it is at the tailor.  I'll get you a pic in two weeks (away this week for a little vaca).  My recommendation is go with the standard.  I like slightly wider lapels, but I found the wide a bit much on a 40R.  I believe Kent's standard width is still wider than most standards.  

I also have a 40 with standard lapel width, and it's wider than what I would consider "normal". I'd imagine the wide is probably Tom Ford batwing lapel wide.

I really like the width of the standard lapels, it's just perfect IMO.
post #3849 of 4273
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I also have a 40 with standard lapel width, and it's wider than what I would consider "normal". I'd imagine the wide is probably Tom Ford batwing lapel wide.

I really like the width of the standard lapels, it's just perfect IMO.

Would you mind posting some pics?
post #3850 of 4273
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I'd imagine the wide is probably Tom Ford batwing lapel wide.

I don't care for your dismissive attitude towards the awesome man-sized lapel oeuvre of Tom Ford.
post #3851 of 4273
Don't worry CruzAzul. I love Tom Ford, so am actually hoping the wide lapels are Ford-like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I'd imagine the wide is probably Tom Ford batwing lapel wide.
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Don't worry CruzAzul. I love Tom Ford, so am actually hoping the wide lapels are Ford-like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Ha, not quite. Here's my 44 (nipped a bit, so it's probably more like a 43) with the wide lapel option. I've posted this pic before:
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They don't look a whole lot bigger on a 40.
post #3853 of 4273
Those don't look very wide at all. I can't imagine the standard width not looking narrow on that 44.
post #3854 of 4273
^ Exactly. The standard lapels on my trial jacket looked very skimpy.
post #3855 of 4273
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

^ Exactly. The standard lapels on my trial jacket looked very skimpy.

Thanks. That confirmed the decision on my order.
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