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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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  2. topos

    topos Well-Known Member

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    I will third the dark and mention I have no regrets about choosing those very shoes myself. A perfect versatile brown shoe for suits. I only wish I had more occasions to wear suits.
     
  3. Beatlegeuse

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    4th for dark brown. IME they don't look as dark IRL as they do on the website, especially out in direct sunlight. They have almost a museum-type finish to them. I can't think of a better first choice for a solid, well-made, versatile, and extremely well-priced shoe.
     
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    PiCcolocV Well-Known Member

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    I got the dark brown cap toe, and can not be happier with it. Pretty incredible the difference in leather/construction vs. a similar priced AE.
     
  5. WiredandTired

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    How generous is the width of the last on the benchgrade shoes?
     
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    I have no arch in my step so I'd consider my foot more wide than narrow. Could give it a shot but perhaps wait for that 8.5 to restock..

    Thank you!
     
  7. astrocyte

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    My first KW MTM is back from the tailor. He took in a little excess fabric in the back of the chest area. Suit has all the default options (including the charcoal fabric) but with side-adjusters instead of belt-loops. As to why I am showing more cuff on the L than the R, I think I just yanked a little harder on my L shirt cuff as I was putting the jacket on.




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  8. mrjester

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    Looks good.

    For future reference - do relaxed poses. No balloon man/electric shock pose. They look silly. I would say the sleeves may need to be changed but I can't tell with the pose.
     
  9. Kent Wang

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    Fall swatches have arrived. See Fabrics section on the suit page.
     
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    Of course all the fabrics I like the best are in the H price range :fu:
     
  11. jeff21

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    I'm in the market for a new pair of dark brown cap toes. Are the quality of these really that much better than AE? Or should I swim upstream and pay for something more?
     
  12. CousinDonuts

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    Looks pretty good. Clean through the shoulders and chest. Do you have wide hips? My only nit for the future is maybe to narrow the jacket thru the hips.
     
  13. Beatlegeuse

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    I've owned several pairs of AE over the years (Strand, Park Ave, McAllister) and the KW brown captoe blows them out of the water as far as quality goes. Also, the styling is like nothing you can find from AE. I'd say these are on par with Carmina and maybe C&J benchgrade, if you wanted to step it up quality-wise, you'd have to start looking at makers like Vass, EG, G&G, etc.
     
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  14. hookem12387

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    Astro, I would bring down the buttoning point. Maybe 0.5/1cm. Not much, bit definitely a bit.
     
  15. mrjester

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    Just a heads up. Some of the fabrics got cheaper with the new swatch books. Mainly ones from the Jacket swatchbook.
     
  16. astrocyte

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    Thanks to those who provided feedback. My hips are not wide, but at 5'9" and less than 135lbs I'm basically built like a (not particularly tall) pole. Since I don't have much to write home about in the chest/shoulders department, I don't have the standard 6" drop. Perhaps having the hip area of the jacket a little loose accentuates this? I wonder if I should go back to my tailor...
     
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    Oh, I forgot to mention this: the Gladson linen jacket did not come with a Gladson patch sewn on the inside, for those wondering. It's out getting pressed right now, since it was pretty wrinkly from shipping. I'll be wearing it to a wedding next weekend.
     
  18. Spurious

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    Long overdue picture of rugby shirt (red maroon, L):
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    I think it fits quite well. A bit of excess fabric on the back and around the arm holes, but nothing noticeable when worn.
    Any comments?

    FYI, if relevant, I am 6'2 (188cm) and weigh roughly 184 pounds (83.5kg), not a lot of muscles, but not fat either.
     
  19. descartes

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    I purchased a kent wang polo in large. I think it is about 1.5 inches too long for me. All other dimensions fit well. Can I expect any shrinkage in length or should have it shortened? Does Kent still do MTM for polos or is this something my tailor could do? Thanks.
     
  20. DayTripper

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    Mine was also a little long. I washed it and it didn't shrink much so I got it shortened by a tailor. I think it cost about $10, maybe less.
     

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