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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Pictures of the trial suit. One obvious fix is that I need to add length to the front to correct the balance issue. I'm also not sure what to think about the way it hugs my hips in these pictures as I do not have that issue in any of my other jackets. I'm not sure if that is due to the button point being too high or something else.

    Any thoughts on alterations are appreciated.

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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Pictures of the pants. I have fairly large thighs from running, so I'm considering having the diameter of the legs increased to help with this. It should also help make the proportions of the entire suit look more consistent. Any thoughts?

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  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Maybe add a little to the waist and hips. Shoulders look good. Kent will probably suggest to trim the "back chest" measurement. Is it tight or loose anywhere other than the hips?
     
  4. Moloch38

    Moloch38 Senior member

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    Oh yes. What's the fabric? Heavy cream linen?
     
  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    It's fairly loose on my sides as there is a gap between the jacket and my rib cage immediately under my arms. This would seem to call for reducing some of the fullness of the chest and back, but I'm a little hesitant as I really want to avoid any bowing of the lapels, which are currently forming a nice V without any bowing. I have fit issues with most jackets due to the size of my chest and frequently have found the more I slim the back and chest, the more the lapels bow or form an almond shape.
     
  6. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Back rise needs adjusted too.

    I know this since I need this adjusted any time I get pants ever.
     
  7. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

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    Fantastic clasp! I'll second the request above - what is the fabric? My closet needs a navy suit within the next year for interviews and funerals. I'm considering smoke MOP buttons instead of black horn, but could find no photos or reference to them on this thread. Is an image available?
     
  8. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    KW jackets and suits look better by the picture. Great job!
     
  9. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    We're only making up to 46, which has just arrived.

    It's a wool. There's not a swatch of it, but it's just a plain white twill.

    They're a pretty bold look, not suitable for interviews. They look dark in this photo but they can be quite eye-catching in the light.
     
  10. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    Well damn. I could have sworn a week ago or two you mentioned going up to 48 here soon.
     
  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Kent, please restock the blue gingham PS soon :)
     
  12. kmitch101

    kmitch101 Well-Known Member

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    Just to follow up on this. I emailed Kent with pictures of the new polo and an older polo from him with a tape measure indicating the differences. Kent agreed there was a difference and will be sending out a replacement along with my MTM suit which should be coming shortly. Excellent customer service as always.
     
  13. Louys

    Louys Senior member

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    I received a KW navy grenadine and a black knit recently. Great service, the knit was on back order, but some browsers don't show that so I got an email just to make sure I knew. Great product as well.
     
  14. mrjester

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    Just received a sports coat made from fabric, 7734. Here's a before (trial) and after (custom) picture. 95% of the measurements were done by Kent. We emailed back and forth countless times with me telling him he was wrong on a few things and him proving me wrong over and over. I told him the trial jacket was hilariously wrong for me and he told me to stick with the shoulder size, then suggested changes. We went with 95% of what he suggested.

    I went through 3-4 different fabric choices before my girlfriend picked the 7734 for me.

    • Half lined
    • Soft Shoulders
    • 3r2
    • 3.5" lapels
    • Patch pockets (x3)

    Trial (Left) and Custom (Right)


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    Back (It's linen. Embrace the wrinkles)

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    I've been going back and forth on if the shirt sleeves are too long or the jacket sleeves too short. This picture shows the shirt sleeves pulled up a bit, about a full inch. I'm starting to think the jacket is fine and the shirt is too long.
     
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  15. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Jester,

    That blazer looks amazing. What were the sizing changes you implemented?
     
  16. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Included a spoiler of one of Kent's emails to me when I was arguing about something stupid.


    I am absolutely certain this is a 38, as indicated by the red numbers on the tag. Our system, as do some other brands, converts EU 46 to US 38. Regardless of the indicated size, this fits you well in the shoulders, which is the most important measurement, as that can't be adjusted substantially, unlike the other measurements. So this is the right size for you.

    Here are my suggestions
    • Lower collar -1 cm. This will reduce the excess fabric below the collar on the back
    • Back chest (armpit to armpit) -1 cm
    • Waist looks a little tight, but not too bad from the back, so I think +2 cm
    • Buttoning point should be at the narrowest part of your waist, so -1.5 cm
    • Sleeve length needs to be increased roughly +2.5 cm. Hang your arms naturally at your side. Your shirt cuff should fall at the third joint (base joint) of your thumb and the jacket should be 1.5 cm above that. In your photos, it looks like your left arm is longer, but you should double check all that.
    • Jacket length is usually adjusted a similar amount as the sleeves, and it should cover your butt, so +2.5 cm


    I changed the button stance to a full -2cm. That was the only change I made to rival Kent's.

    Edit: And thank you. I love it, it's fantastic. There's a wedding coming up in October here.. means I need either another sports coat or a full blown suit.
     
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  17. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

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    Looks good mrjester! I definitely think it is the shirt and not the jacket.
     
  18. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    I dropped my button stance 1.5cm and I could have gone a full 2-2.5cm. I'm 6'2" however, and needed lengthening on all jacket measurements.

    You have to attend a wedding, man!! A new suit must be purchased, of course!!
     
  19. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Thanks! I'm getting the shirts fixed I think. I'll probably drop the sleeves 1-1.5cm on future jackets. I like the shirt cuff and sleeve to almost meet. Ken says 1.5cm of the cuff should show. I'm a fan of less, so 1cm.
     
  20. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    mrjester - that jacket looks fantastic. I hope to order an odd jacket with Kent sometime very soon
     

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