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post #16 of 539
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Originally Posted by Maharlika View Post
Lol-- Hugo Boss isn't tacky, is it? Haven't seen their jeans. Hugo Boss is a German label that's generally pretty classic though.
I think this is an example of where the is entirely appropriate.
post #17 of 539
How do the China-made compare to the Japan-made? Is the fabric the same? Kuhlman has the China 1980 for $160 on sale. Do these strech much? I tried on the 29 and it was definitely tight. Not painful, but too small if it's going to stay that way.
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Should I believe the hype?

The KMW henley in oat, at Context clothing at a $200+ price point.

But it looks wonderful, and in the Context thread folks are raving about it.
post #19 of 539
I need to be sold on that, too. The color isn't really one that does anything for me. The close-ups make the piece look a bit...flimsy perhaps?
post #20 of 539
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post


Should I believe the hype?

The KMW henley in oat, at Context clothing at a $200+ price point.

But it looks wonderful, and in the Context thread folks are raving about it.

The materials and construction used is amazing. The buttons are metal with distressed enamel.
post #21 of 539
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I need to be sold on that, too. The color isn't really one that does anything for me. The close-ups make the piece look a bit...flimsy perhaps?

Not flimsy at all. Very solid construction, Egypitian cotton, reinforced shoulders. The henley is seriously heavy duty. I didn't order them, but thought about it for a long time. My only complaint is the sizing. I am 6' and 165 lbs and I am a size small that is boxy on my frame. If they had an X-small, we would be all over it. Everything in the line is top-notch.
post #22 of 539
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Originally Posted by Atsui View Post
Not flimsy at all. Very solid construction, Egypitian cotton, reinforced shoulders. The henley is seriously heavy duty. I didn't order them, but thought about it for a long time. My only complaint is the sizing. I am 6' and 165 lbs and I am a size small that is boxy on my frame. If they had an X-small, we would be all over it. Everything in the line is top-notch.

Definitely not flimsy at all. I would actually characterize this is more of a light cotton sweater then a piece to be layered under anything slim, because the material is pretty thick. It doesn't fit particularly slim, but I didn't find it particularly boxy either (I am roughly the same size as Jay but usually wear my clothes just slightly less fitted). I've come to accept that I am a small in most American designed brands.
post #23 of 539
I love my KMW 2010. Got them hemmed and tapered an inch and they fit perfectly. I like the coin pocket selvage. It's different
post #24 of 539
On the KMW coin pocket topic, anyone have an idea how long they have been doing it? My Gough jeans have it and the guy at Co-op the other day insisted they were KMW because of the coin pocket. I assured him they were plain old Gap selvedge. He told me Gap ripped it off. I told him that was entirely possible. I wasn't going to debate because I didn't give a shit, the guy was just a douche about it. A douche working at Barney's, go figure. I like the look of the coin pocket a lot. Doesn't detract IMO. My Gough jeans get more comments then my APC NC that cost 4 times more.
post #25 of 539
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On the KMW coin pocket topic, anyone have an idea how long they have been doing it? My Gough jeans have it and the guy at Co-op the other day insisted they were KMW because of the coin pocket. I assured him they were plain old Gap selvedge. He told me Gap ripped it off. I told him that was entirely possible. I wasn't going to debate because I didn't give a shit, the guy was just a douche about it. A douche working at Barney's, go figure. I like the look of the coin pocket a lot. Doesn't detract IMO. My Gough jeans get more comments then my APC NC that cost 4 times more.
KMW didn't pioneer it. I think they might have only introduced it to their line when they switched from Chinese to Japanese production (though I could very well be wrong)
post #26 of 539
I love KMW, I just wish the price would come down a little. 225$ for a work shirt is a bit out of reach
post #27 of 539
A big KMW fan here, gradually replaced italian-made flakes with KMW's, now own 6 pairs. Good resource for discounted KMW's: Revolve clothing
post #28 of 539
KMW's jeans stack up to any brand in terms of quality and fit. They have a fit for anyone. I personally think the 1980 is the best fitting jean on the market. They are as good as any brand being produced in japan right now, with more contemporary fits. Their fashion is coming along nicely. We even currently have a denim/selvedge boxer in the store right now!!!!
post #29 of 539
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
The materials and construction used is amazing. The buttons are metal with distressed enamel.
I love the color- its something akin to the drkshdw gold that chronoaug has, but lighter. If it was ~$100, that alone would probably be enough. At ~$200 there has to be something more. Superlative materials and construction- that would do it. Even make it ideally what I'm looking for. This may well... ok, has bumped out a selfedge white denim shirt at the top of my to-buy list. I just wish I could finger the henley with my own two hands. It's probably the same for this belt with the handforged buckle. At the price point it'd better be something special, but its hard to tell from just the images. Not on my list, but it looks solid. Feedback from folks who have seen these new KMW items in person is wonderful. Thanks.
post #30 of 539
KMW products are very nice. They're pricey, yes, but they as a brand make some of the nicest things I've ever seen. I love the subtle hues in their denim. The shirts/tops do fit boxy, but they're authentic for what they are.
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