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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread - Page 386post #5777 of 58808/5/16 at 6:21ampost #5778 of 58808/5/16 at 6:28ampost #5779 of 58808/5/16 at 6:34amQuote:
I think it may be out-of-the-box-itis. It likely needs a few wears to set in.post #5780 of 58808/6/16 at 7:29amTo dial-in fit, took some pictures today.
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Front close-up, and front open: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And now, some controls, i.e., Formosa, and Despos, respectively:
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Despos: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)post #5781 of 58808/6/16 at 8:01am
I'd love to see a side pic of the Despos to see how he dealt with the curve of your back. Also, was the Despos done as a 3r2.5? Or have the lapels settled down the 2nd button?
I think the KW jacket look pretty solid in terms of relative cost/value. I own a KS SC and I feel that in general, the relative value is there. That being said, this is the 2nd or 3rd pic of KW trousers where I have been less than impressed. They may be a tad long which could be distorting how they hang, but they look a little baggy and the back looks a little rumpled. Those critiques are consistent with some other trousers I have seen from KW lately as well. All that said, the seersucker suit, especially in the South, is probably meant to be worn a bit baggy and the fabric makes it pretty hard to compare to more traditional wool fabrics meant to drape well etc. - obviously that isn't the function or intent of seersucker. On those hot muggy days you wear that, I am sure you'll be singing the praises of the material and not worrying about the draper of the trousers...post #5782 of 58808/6/16 at 8:14amhttp://www.styleforum.net/t/447277/newcs-bespoke-adventure/300#post_8304004
That post has some "deets," which are helpful. The Despos is a 3/2.5 ish, with the lapel settling a little bit. I think I prefer the 3/2.5 the more I look at it.
With respect to the trousers, I actually think I am closer to a 33 than a 34 in his trousers. But I think a lot of the sagging is due to (a) too large of a waist in the trousers (I need to get them taken in a good inch), and (b) them not being hemmed. They feel pretty trim. I definitely don't think I would want anything trimmer with this fabric.
I am impressed with the quality. I am hoping I can dial-in the fit with the next one, which will be Fresco. I am going to be a bit more anal with the fit on that one.
In the price range, I don't think you can do any better. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I trust the fabric options a lot more. I feel like SS is the best other option in this price range, and my two SS suits have pretty much fell apart in less then a year.post #5783 of 58808/6/16 at 8:32am
That all makes sense, and I am with you on the relative cost/value. The other thing about the KW MTM program is the ability to modify not just styling options, but fit adjustments, is pretty phenomenal. I also have a SS MTM suit and while the fit is pretty good, but i doubt I'll go back as the fabric options are severely limited, its materially more expensive and I have had a small, albeit annoying and concerning, quality issue.post #5784 of 58808/6/16 at 8:47amYes, I agree with your assessment. The ability to modify very minor aspects of fit is a huge detail. Also, the ability to do CMT is great. Personally, I will continue with the Despos (for special things), Formosa (for interesting fabric choices, solid work suits, etc.), and Kent Wang (for workhorse suits), will be a good mix. I wear suits 6-7 days a week (compulsory), so I have really been burning through the stuff I wear the most often.post #5785 of 58808/7/16 at 5:33pmpost #5786 of 58808/7/16 at 5:46pmpost #5787 of 58808/7/16 at 5:50pmpost #5788 of 58808/7/16 at 5:51pmpost #5789 of 58808/9/16 at 6:05pmTrial suit fit with Kent Wang:
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Shoulder width looks good.
Right shoulder -1 cm lower
Buttoning point -1 cm. Please double check. The buttoning point should be at the narrowest part of your waist. Look at the side of the jacket and see where it curves in the most.
Sleeve length -0.5 cm right only. Please double check. With your arms laying naturally at your side, your shirt sleeve should end at the third joint (base joint) of your thumb. The jacket sleeve should end 1.5 cm above that.
Bicep -1 cm. This will narrow the sleeve slightly.
Cuff width -1 cm, if you feel it is too wide.
Sleeve pitch backward 0.5 cm
Armhole -1 cm, if the armhole is not currently rubbing against your armpit.
Lower collar --0.5 cm. This will take care of the excess fabric on the back, right below the collar.
Back chest (armpit to armpit) -1 cm
How is front chest? Is it roomy?
Waist -1 cm. It's pulling across the back and causing the vents to pop out.
Jacket length looks good. Please double check. It should cover your butt completely.
How does the waist and rise feel? Those are common adjustments
How is crotch? You can test this by simply sitting in a chair and crossing your legs as you normally would.
Seat looks good
Thigh -0.5 cm
Knee -0.5 cm
Ankle -0.5 cm
If you'll measure how long you want the inseam to be, we can hem the trousers for you. It may be more accurate to measure another pair of trousers that fit you well.Jacket
Shoulder width looks good. Agreed
Right shoulder -1 cm lower Agreed
Buttoning point -1 cm. Please double check. The buttoning point should be at the narrowest part of your waist. Look at the side of the jacket and see where it curves in the most. After checking, it needs to go down another -2 cm, for -3.0 cm total
Sleeve length -0.5 cm right only. Please double check. With your arms laying naturally at your side, your shirt sleeve should end at the third joint (base joint) of your thumb. The jacket sleeve should end 1.5 cm above that. After getting some additional help, the left is 1.9cm above my third joint, and the right is 2.0cm above the right joint. Looks like both need to be +0.5cm
Bicep -1 cm. This will narrow the sleeve slightly. Agreed
Cuff width -1 cm, if you feel it is too wide. Leaning towards -1.5cm
Sleeve pitch backward 0.5 cm Ok
Armhole -1 cm, if the armhole is not currently rubbing against your armpit. It is not rubbing, but I think -0.5cm higher would be better
Lower collar -0.5 cm. This will take care of the excess fabric on the back, right below the collar. Ok
Back chest (armpit to armpit) -1 cm Ok
How is front chest? Is it roomy? It is a bit roomy, as in I can fit my fist inside with room to spare, however it seems to drape really well. I have added a picture of the jacket away from my chest. Maybe -0.5 or -1cm
Waist -1 cm. It's pulling across the back and causing the vents to pop out. Ok
Jacket length looks good. Please double check. It should cover your butt completely. It needs to come down -1cm to cover
How does the waist and rise feel? Those are common adjustments The waist is a bit big, I think -1cm off the waist will work. For the rise, I think +1cm lower / longer will be good
How is crotch? You can test this by simply sitting in a chair and crossing your legs as you normally would. It is not tight, but actually has a slight bit of extra fabric towards the upper part of the crotch (if that makes sense)
Seat looks good Agreed
Thigh -0.5 cm Agreed
Knee -0.5 cm Agreed
Ankle -0.5 cm Agreed
If you'll measure how long you want the inseam to be, we can hem the trousers for you. It may be more accurate to measure another pair of trousers that fit you well. I have measured my best fitting trousers, and the inseam is 79cm and the outseam (top of waistband to bottom of the cuff) is 104cm. The hem is slanted a bit (with the back being about 1.5cm lower) as well
Thanks for all the help.post #5790 of 58808/15/16 at 1:40pm
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