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What I saw cannot be unseen.
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Then I think you need to address different types of materials used for ties and squares and how textures and weaves can play an equally important role in pairing as color/pattern.

Agree that they are important (and worth discussion, as are considerations of jacket and shirt), but I don't think they are anywhere near as important as color/pattern. Same with seasonality. I realize there is likely disagreement about this.
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I'm assuming you subscribe to the textural variety school of thought.


Textured suit, tie and square. Oxford cloth shirt, arguably textured. Wool-silk square with S/S linen-wool suit


Silk-linen-wool jacket (texture, S/S), linen tie (texture, S/S), oxford cloth shirt (texture), wool square (texture, F/W)
post #5148 of 5903

I just bought two knit ties. They are very nice! I got one in black and one black and white bi-color. The effect on the bicolor is great. I feel like it could act as a wedding tie if the wedding is casual enough to elicit knit ties and the clothing that goes with them. That being said I don't want to save it for a wedding lol. I got the black in square end and the bicolor in point because the black one is more classic and can be replaced by my Kent Wang grenadine if I need a point whereas the bicolor one already stands out on it's own without having a knit "sock" silhouette.

 

One note, the black one is almost midnight blue. Next to the black grenadine it's definitely bluer but next to the navy grenadine it's definitely blacker. Next to the black/white bicolor, it almost seems like the black is more midnight/navy blue than the bicolor black. However, looking at average colors of the photo I took when on the computer, it seems like it's more of an optical illusion probably due to the weave. It's a very pretty tie either way, I like blue-driven blacks.

 

Anyway here's a video I made of the bicolor tie 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPYL_rQvbPM

 

And here's a photo of all my Kent Wang ties side by side.

From left to right, navy grenadine, black knit, black grenadine, bicolor black/white knit.

http://i.imgur.com/7e5sbXk.jpg

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Trial suit on its way (had to re-do trial suit, as my size has changed over the past year)

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Has @Cao Cao ordered his trial suit yet?
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Has @Cao Cao ordered his trial suit yet?
As long as you're back in the thread, any chance of following through with a review of your KW suits and the process? I'm really curious to hear a breakdown from someone as experienced as yourself.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Has @Cao Cao ordered his trial suit yet?


probably not, as we're the same jacket size haha

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As long as you're back in the thread, any chance of following through with a review of your KW suits and the process? I'm really curious to hear a breakdown from someone as experienced as yourself.


Sure. I have a jacket and a suit from Kent Wang.

 

1st Order

I ordered an olive flannel suit from Kent Wang after trying on, well, the equivalent of a trial jacket (a jacket from @venividivicibj). It fit me decently (though overall a little snug), so I figured I'd have a go since BnT was now across the Pacific Ocean. I was expecting very good results. And I did not get them. It was, well, bad. 

 

I met with Kent for dinner sometime in the fall, and it turns out that a typo had been made. I have a dropped right shoulder; Kent accidentally entered it as a dropped left shoulder (basically doubling the difference between the two shoulders on the jacket). He offered to either make a new jacket in the olive flannel or to simply provide a second jacket of my choosing. I went with the latter choice.

 

2nd Order (gratis)

I ordered a blue flannel jacket (from the same series as the olive). I made a few changes for this jacket: I had the button stance lowered, went from the 4.25 inch lapels to the 3.5 inch lapels, and went with a welted chest pocket instead of a patch pocket (happy with all three choices). I received my jacket a couple weeks ago; it is the jacket that will be used for the interactive tutorial.

 

In terms of fit, the jacket is not as good as BnTailor. This probably isn't saying very much. It's basically my first jacket from Kent, as the original order was messed up by a typo--we really couldn't use it to figure out what needed to be changed. And it's also pretty ridiculous to expect online MTM to stack up against in person bespoke. But the fit is good enough that I am not sure I feel the need to take it to an alterations tailor (though I probably should).

 

In terms of quality, I am very happy with it. Happy enough that I will likely be looking to Kent for the majority of my jackets in the foreseeable future. 

 

3rd Order

I'll be placing a third order in a few days for a brown houndstooth from Gladson. At this point, I have two options. I can take my jacket to an alterations tailor and have them make adjustments, record these adjustments, and pass them on to Kent. But I've not been able to find a satisfactory alterations tailor since moving back to the States, so I am a little leery about doing this...especially for any precise operations (going from 90% to 100%). I am also curious about Aaron's ability to gauge what needs to be done based on pictures, so I am thinking about going this route. It also might be the most informative, because for most people, their first jacket/suit is going to be modified based on pictures sent to Aaron of the customer in the trial suit.

 

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VVV, I think Noodles needs a 42R in the trial jacket

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


Sure. I have a jacket and a suit from Kent Wang.

1st Order
I ordered an olive flannel suit from Kent Wang after trying on, well, the equivalent of a trial jacket (a jacket from @venividivicibj
). It fit me decently (though overall a little snug), so I figured I'd have a go since BnT was now across the Pacific Ocean. I was expecting very good results. And I did not get them. It was, well, bad. 

I met with Kent for dinner sometime in the fall, and it turns out that a typo had been made. I have a dropped right shoulder; Kent accidentally entered it as a dropped left shoulder (basically doubling the difference between the two shoulders on the jacket). He offered to either make a new jacket in the olive flannel or to simply provide a second jacket of my choosing. I went with the latter choice.

2nd Order (gratis)
I ordered a blue flannel jacket (from the same series as the olive). I made a few changes for this jacket: I had the button stance lowered, went from the 4.25 inch lapels to the 3.5 inch lapels, and went with a welted chest pocket instead of a patch pocket (happy with all three choices). I received my jacket a couple weeks ago; it is the jacket that will be used for the interactive tutorial.

In terms of fit, the jacket is not as good as BnTailor. This probably isn't saying very much. It's basically my first jacket from Kent, as the original order was messed up by a typo--we really couldn't use it to figure out what needed to be changed. And it's also pretty ridiculous to expect online MTM to stack up against in person bespoke. But the fit is good enough that I am not sure I feel the need to take it to an alterations tailor (though I probably should).

In terms of quality, I am very happy with it. Happy enough that I will likely be looking to Kent for the majority of my jackets in the foreseeable future. 

3rd Order
I'll be placing a third order in a few days for a brown houndstooth from Gladson. At this point, I have two options. I can take my jacket to an alterations tailor and have them make adjustments, record these adjustments, and pass them on to Kent. But I've not been able to find a satisfactory alterations tailor since moving back to the States, so I am a little leery about doing this...especially for any precise operations (going from 90% to 100%). I am also curious about Aaron's ability to gauge what needs to be done based on pictures, so I am thinking about going this route. It also might be the most informative, because for most people, their first jacket/suit is going to be modified based on pictures sent to Aaron of the customer in the trial suit.

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VVV, I think Noodles needs a 42R in the trial jacket



Thanks! That's quite helpful. Living in the sartorial sinkhole that is Kentucky, it's really hard to find tailors who I trust with anything more than making small adjustments. Definitely no one who's eye I would trust to advise fit adjustments.

Part of my draw to KW is having the chance to email fit-pics to the them and having adjustments recommended from there.
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I am also curious about Aaron's ability to gauge what needs to be done based on pictures, so I am thinking about going this route. It also might be the most informative, because for most people, their first jacket/suit is going to be modified based on pictures sent to Aaron of the customer in the trial suit.
 


 


Aaron is very perceptive and has never steered me wrong, but I would imagine the test suit not having a decent fit would make his job difficult. He's helped me with a suit and a jacket so far, and I have another jacket on the way. If the tweaks to this latest order work out, then his suggestions will enable me to choose a fabric and hit add to cart from here on out. I'm excited for the prospect of that!

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Thanks! That's quite helpful. Living in the sartorial sinkhole that is Kentucky, it's really hard to find tailors who I trust with anything more than making small adjustments. Definitely no one who's eye I would trust to advise fit adjustments.

Part of my draw to KW is having the chance to email fit-pics to the them and having adjustments recommended from there.

 

Have the tailor pin the jacket, so you can see what it will look like with those adjustments.  That's what I did with the initial trial jacket, in addition to KW's recommendations.

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Trial suit on its way (had to re-do trial suit, as my size has changed over the past year)

 

 

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3rd Order

I'll be placing a third order in a few days for a brown houndstooth from Gladson. At this point, I have two options. I can take my jacket to an alterations tailor and have them make adjustments, record these adjustments, and pass them on to Kent. But I've not been able to find a satisfactory alterations tailor since moving back to the States, so I am a little leery about doing this...especially for any precise operations (going from 90% to 100%). I am also curious about Aaron's ability to gauge what needs to be done based on pictures, so I am thinking about going this route. It also might be the most informative, because for most people, their first jacket/suit is going to be modified based on pictures sent to Aaron of the customer in the trial suit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Has @Cao Cao ordered his trial suit yet?

 

We should post regarding our orders in this thread as it might prove illuminating the methods/tricks we each utilize to dial in fit.  I'm waiting on swatch books for my third suit.  I've also asked KW for his recommendations on modifications.  And, after posting pictures of number 2 in the Noodles thread, I am now planning on taking number 2 to the tailors to clean it up and get her precise recommendations on modifications.

post #5158 of 5903

I'm guessing delays are to be expected during the holidays?

 

Just have a square coming, though it's been a good deal longer than normal.

post #5159 of 5903

Poor camera quality - just received a 40R KW jacket -- I need to shorten sleeves (not shown), and let out.

 

3 Questions:

 

1. Is there enough fabric to let out? I think so, but would appreciate more thoughts.

 

2. My right shoulder - is there a fix the tailor could do for this so that it rests flat against my front shoulder?

 

3. Similar question about the back shoulder (it's the opposite shoulder, on the rear). Can I bring in the fabric near the back seam that is near the armpit?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

 

 

post #5160 of 5903
Out of curiosity, do you have any pictures of you in the trial suit?
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