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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    At the last trunk show, I tried on the 33 waist pants (I am a true 33 myself) and Kent suggested I get 2 (CM or IN?) taken in at the waist.

    EDIT: changed measurement to unknown
     
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  2. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this is good info as well. I measured a few of my good fitting trousers and even it says 32 waist, they are actually between 33 and 33.75. I think a 34 based on website's measurements will be a good for trial, but something is telling me to go for 36, knowing measurements provided seems to be too big.
     
  3. Winston S.

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    Not sure if this will make a difference for you, but he also suggested that I get the seat let out. Looking at his suggestions now, I am not sure if the pant adjustments are CM or IN.

    Here is exactly what he wrote:

    38 jacket (cm)
    Sleeve -0.5
    Angle shoulder -1
    Cuff -0.5
    Length -1
    Waist +1

    33 pants
    Waist -2
    Seat +1.5
    Inseam 28.5"
     
  4. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    Winston, since 33 is not an option from the website, I will pm you for some specifics b/c I think some of our trouser measurements are very close..Thanks
     
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  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's fine. Though suit prices are increasing slightly on Oct 1, but if you get measured at the trunk show you'll have until Oct 10.
     
  6. Beatlegeuse

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    Kent usually gives sizing advice in cm, so I'm guessing when he wrote Waist -2 he was saying it should be 2cm smaller.
     
  7. Winston S.

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    Yes, that would make sense. The inseam threw me off.
     
  8. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Got bored during a late meeting and snapped this pic - KW brown captoes with my grey KW suit. This is from the end of a long 14 hour workday...my captoes are very comfortable but my feet were definitely starting to hurt a bit after wearing them for that long. They really are starting to age quite nicely though.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. PiCcolocV

    PiCcolocV Well-Known Member

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    B, about how many wears have those seen just out of curiosity?
     
  10. dreamspace

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    Wondering (MTM program); If one already has a perfect fitting suit/jacket/trousers, could it be shipped to you for measurements and "cloning"?
     
  11. jlykos

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    I have the KW Handgrade brouge (not benchgrade) and the AE Rutledge. I am no great judge of shoe quality, but they appear to be a similar value. The KW shoes have a more comfortable last, small details like a fiddleback sole, and are lighter. The AE look to be a bit better constructed, are heavier, and have a nice lining. As for leather quality, the two are different but both have high quality leathers. The AE leather is more rigid, while the KW is a bit softer and more flexible. I think that both are good looking shoes and excellent values.
     
  12. Beatlegeuse

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    At least 20+ wears, maybe getting close to 30 but that would just be a guess. They're my go-to shoe when I need to wear a suit, and they're holding up very well so far.


    I believe someone asked this before and Kent said no. He needs to base the completed suit off of the trial suit, otherwise he would have to build an entirely new pattern in order to clone a suit that someone sends in. If you really want to do that, you can try a place like Luxire.


    I'm no shoe expert either, but the handgrade line that Kent sells are made by DC Lewis, and they are in a much higher quality class than anything made by AE. The hand grade line is meant to compete with brands like EG, G&G, and John Lobb, which are all light years ahead of AE in terms of quality. Check out the official DC Lewis affiliate thread here on SF for more info. Spoo does a big review of their handgrade line and he was really impressed with their quality and ranked them on par with his best, most expensive shoes.
     
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  13. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Much better than AE
     
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    Any fit pics of the Navy trench out there?
     
  16. deepitm

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    Got the new v2 sneakers in the mail today. I'm pleased. Not quite as substantial as the pairs of Svensson or Bally sneakers I have (which are similar), but priced way better and all around a very pleasing shoe.[​IMG]
     
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  17. McFIsh

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    Suit pants have managed to form a hole in the side seam below the pocket after three wears. A little bit disappointing.

    Otherwise, fit of the suit was generally good. It's a shame the AUD has fallen so much.
     
  18. minervau

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    Any chance there will be a fall/winter lookbook, like we got for the S/S? I would love to see some of those fabrics as more than just swatches.
     
  19. neutrino

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    What is the sizing like on the sneakers? I don't have a good sneaker reference point, I'm a 9.5D in dress shoes and wear a 9D in Alden's Barrie last.
     
  20. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid not.

    Send me an email and we'll get it sorted.

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    Round up to size 10. Though we're out of stock of the 8 and 9 anyway.
     
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