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post #796 of 4253
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post


Between the lasting and the channeled soles I think they're much better than AE. The stitching is all very good and on both pairs of my AEs I've had to police up stray stitching. I wear an 8.5D in AE 5 last and I got a 7 1/2 in the KW and I could easily go down to 7.

 



Wow, a full size to 1.5 down!!  Thanks for your insight!

 

post #797 of 4253
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Was all excited to post new shoes today but they're too big baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Here they are anyway. Kent Wang/Pantherella/Mabitex

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I found the picture in the thread. They look even better here.
post #798 of 4253
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post


It may depend on your monitor, can you differentiate all the below shades? We use a calibrated monitor.

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Yes, I can differentiate between all those shades on my monitor. I'd like to see some more pictures of the standard charcoal being worn in various lighting conditions, but I guess I just prefer a slightly lighter shade. But as long as it doesn't look black--or too close to it--in person, I'd be fine with it. I'd be nervous ordering a non-exchangeable MTM in one of the other fabrics.
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

The shoulder options are: standard (as used in the sample suit), roped, soft, no padding, and no padding with spalla camicia (Neapolitan-style "waterfall" shoulder—if you don't know what this is, don't order it; I find it rather garish).

That's great that you're offering multiple shoulder options! nod[1].gif
post #799 of 4253
Hold on - can I just clarify this?

$650 for a proper MTM, fully canvassed suit with handmade buttonholes, horn buttons, and a variety of shoulder options?

Kent, are you a wizard?
post #800 of 4253
I, too, am starting to think that Kent is a wizard.

Kent, can we get a 3-roll-2 with MTM?
post #801 of 4253

I was going to spend my tax refund on a grey Suit Supply suit, but now I'm going to get a Kent Wang.  If he does for me what he did for Spoo it looks way too good to pass up.

post #802 of 4253
After receiving some items from KW, I am mainly happy with the quality.

-The polo shirt fabric feels extremely nice, the collar has a nice shape and the buttons are great. However, I don't think the fit is all that slim (even when taking the sizing stuff into account).

-The shirts have a very good quality and nice fit, buttons on my other shirt (returned for a correct size) were sewn into the shirt somewhat hastily with lots of loose pieces of string etc., but the other one was totally fine. Great buttons again. The shrinkage is quite dramatic I have to say, as addressed by kent on the web page. Overall I've been very happy.

-Pocket squares are what you would expect them to be. I prefer mine bigger especially in silk squares.

-Ties. Basically the only negative experience with the KW products has been the grenadine ties. When compared to my other grenadines of not that much higher price, I feel they are very thick and kind of stiff, not nice at all. Feels like like what I think two of grenadine ties sewn together would feel like.

The customer service is quite fast and very friendly, I've been very happy with that.
post #803 of 4253
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Ill try my best, maybe Kent has them on file.
FWIW, Im 6'1, 164 lbs. I didn't need a long. You have 2" on me though.

You're one scrawny ass mofo.
post #804 of 4253
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post


You're one scrawny ass mofo.


It's a testament to his tailoring that his suits make him appear rather...substantial. I never would have guessed that he's as thin as his height and weight measurements would lead me to believe he must be.

post #805 of 4253
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

You're one scrawny ass mofo.

Spoo lost a lot of weight it seems...

And I am close to 6'3 and require a L in suits FWIW(which isn't much the way currency is trading at these days)
post #806 of 4253
I'm 6' 180 and Kent's clothes (which I love) are all crazy tight on me. They are made for skinny dudes, not gym rats.
post #807 of 4253
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I'm not great at discerning quality differences between high-end shoes, the nicest shoes I own are a pair of C&J Connaught. In any case, the lasting is very sleek and I especially like the waist of the shoe, I think it makes me look taller. The leather is thick but not super stiff but it's nowhere near as soft as the CJs. There were a couple minor scuffs, I assume from manufacturing, that disappeared with some cream. The soles are beautiful and flawless as far as my untrained eye can tell. Comparing them with AEs they are definitely a step above. I'm happy with the purchase. For what it's worth, Spoo said he really likes them when I posted them in the trou/sock/shoe thread.

 

One objective thing I want to point out is that my soles are channeled, as in the sole stitching is hidden so it's not exposed to wear. Only C&J handgrade and other high brands do this. C&J benchgrade, AE, Alden do not.

 

Benchgrade plaintoe balmoral

 

A comparison of my benchgrade last versus the Alden Plaza last. You decide which looks better.

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Wow, a full size to 1.5 down!!  Thanks for your insight!

 

I'm re-doing the sizing on the shoes. Before you order, email me what sizes you wear in other brands and I'll suggest which size to get.

 

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Originally Posted by breakHARD77 View Post


They seem to fit decently enough to me, but I'm not the best when it comes to evaluating these things... Here are some quick pics I snapped. What say you?

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That looks like it fits you well, so if you wear M in the polos you should get 36 in suits.

 

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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post
OK, seriously, though -- Does VBC = Vitale Barberis Canonico? And if so -- good stuff?

Yes on both counts. I just had a suit made up in it; will post pics soon.
 

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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

I, too, am starting to think that Kent is a wizard.
Kent, can we get a 3-roll-2 with MTM?

Yes, the front options are:

 

1 button (I've doing this myself lately)

2 button

3 button

3-roll-2

6x2 double-breasted peak lapel
 

I'm going to make a web form that has all the options illustrated soon.

post #808 of 4253
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

I'm 6' 180 and Kent's clothes (which I love) are all crazy tight on me. They are made for skinny dudes, not gym rats.

I would agree to that with shirts. The arm holes are a bit small and the diameter in the sleeve isn't very roomy. However, the polos are about the same as PRL custom fit, which I think is very baggy.
post #809 of 4253
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

Spoo lost a lot of weight it seems...

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

I'm 6' 180 and Kent's clothes (which I love) are all crazy tight on me. They are made for skinny dudes, not gym rats.

Fat ass.
post #810 of 4253
acridsheep, i've seen picture of you, and you're really not that buff...
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