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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. WigdogJones

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    I haven't done it myself, but as the first jacket can legitimately be marked as a "Sample" on the customs form you shouldn't get charged anything when it's imported.
     
  2. YourArsenal

    YourArsenal Well-Known Member

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    Kent definitely marked my trial suit as a sample, and while I honestly don't remember if I ended up paying anything, it certainly wasn't the full VAT cost.
     
  3. Ironist

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    Just shined my KW handgrade brogues today for the first time after 6 months of wear. Replaced the round laces with the flat ones that were included. The flat laces might actually look better...

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  4. Evolve

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    ^ Nice! I think those flat laces are just a hair too wide for oxfords, though.
     
  5. NativeTxn

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    How are the comfort and build quality factors on the Kent Wangs in comparison to other brands and styles you have tried?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Ironist

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    Thanks evolve.


    It's hard to speak to comfort as I feel that fit is a very personal thing. However, in terms of build quality I would say KW is in the upper tier. The fiddleback waists are a work of art. I had a GG Wigmore for a little bit and the soles of KW shoes are very comparable. By and large the best you can get. Carmina, C&J, Meermin, etc none of the shoes around the same price range have soles that are even comparable. Even my EG shoes don't have fiddleback waists. I think you'd have to either buy GG, EG Top Drawer, or AS handgrade to get it for over twice the price. Granted it's still GY welted and not hand welted but I doubt that really matters in the grand scheme of things. Other than that, the shoe has held up very well and the quality control is superb as are most shoes in this price range. The stitching and the welt are much better and more elegant than my AE shoes.

    In terms of comfort, my KW shoes are probably half a size too big. I sized down by half on my loafers and that fits perfectly and is very comfortable. However, for my brogues, I think the instep is slightly higher and the aggressive waist may not suit my low arches as well my AE shoes in the same size. It's just slightly more uncomfortable from time to time. It's hard for me to give comparisons to my EG and Carminas as those are both half a size smaller as well. Personally, I think one of the best parts of buying from KW is the accessibility and free returns. You can try on the shoes and ship them back for around $30 total if you live in the US. A lot cheaper than buying and reselling shoes that don't fit from some of the less accessible brands.
     
  7. wurger

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    They look great, ironist, did they darken?
     
  8. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @wurger, yes they did darken but not too much. You can notice it if I put them next to my loafers that I haven't polished. Per Kent's advice I used dark brown cream. The toe cap is a lot darker since I'm a new at polishing and may have overdid it with the layers of dark brown wax. Probably should have used more neutral polish on the toe cap, oh well.
     
  9. losrockets

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    Received a L Navy polo from a forum member on another site but it's actually a bit big for me so I'm going to be selling it ($28 shipped if anyone is interested) I was very impressed with the quality of the polo and the buttons are wonderful. Actually my experience with the polo was so good that I just placed an order for the 12" white linen square and silver tie clip from Kent Wang! Excited to receive my first official KW purchase.
     
  10. ellsbebc

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    KW's polo sizing has me listed as obese. XXL for a 19" shoulder and 22.25" chest.
     
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  11. erk

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    yeah, I wear an XL in only Wang's polos.
     
  12. irock7777

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    Weird thing happened today. I just received two more MTM suits(Pictures to come soon). I'm still adjusting the measurements so i took them to a new tailor to adjust the sleeves, jacket waist, etc. I needed only the slightest amount taken up on the sleeves(1/4 inch). The new tailor said he wouldn't adjust a sleeve with functioning button holes. I was surprised. My old tailor had done it previously on two other KW MTM suits. What do you guys think? Does that sound weird. I did finally convince him but he was very hesitant
     
  13. Evolve

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    A tailor shouldn't have a problem adjusting sleeves with functioning buttons a small amount, like 1/4". I can understand why they would be hesitant shorten a large amount (upwards of 3/4"), since that would result in the buttons being too close to the end of the sleeve.
     
  14. CousinDonuts

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    Perhaps he thought you were asking to adjust from the sleevehead?
     
  15. irock7777

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    Nope i made it very clear i meant just the sleeve. He wouldnt even measure them. Just said he doesnt adjust sleeves with functioning buttons. Once i told him my old tailor did it,then he finally caved and measured the length and said he would try. Very strange as he is an extremely well reviewed tailor
     
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  16. CousinDonuts

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    Upper half pic with sucky lighting of the grey glen plaid fabric. You can see the pattern better in the shoe shot. I'll take some more pics of how it turned out next week.

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  17. Evolve

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    ^ Looks good! Slight lapel bowing, though? Also, details on that shirt/collar?
     
  18. Beatlegeuse

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    ^ very nice! I just dropped mine in the same fabric off at the tailor to have the pants hemmed and tapered slightly - I was a bit too aggressive in widening the knee and leg opening measurements from my last order. I should be able to get some pics up by next weekend.

    I don't quite know how I feel yet about the unstructured jacket. I think I've gotten used to the other fully canvassed KW jackets, so this one feels a little flimsy by comparison. But, I think that's the point, and I just haven't gotten used to wearing an unstructured jacket yet.
     
  19. New Shoes1

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    Did your orders take the usual 4 weeks? I placed an order a little over a week ago and am curious what the current production/shipping time is running.
     
  20. Beatlegeuse

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    My order was submitted May 8 and then shipped on June 3, I think I received it around June 6. So it was almost exactly four weeks from order date to receipt date.
     
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