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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    @Beatlegeuse and CousinDonuts..Thanks for your comments and confirmation. I will probably post more questions once I have my trial suiting...
     
  2. shadykay sf

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    When does the horn comb come back in stock?
     
  3. deepitm

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    My two cents on the black tie conundrum... For a long time I never wore black clothing and I still largely don't. However, I kept hearing the occasional person speak the merits of the plain black tie. So I took a flyer on a black grenadine and a black silk knit. I was surprised at how good they looked with a navy suit against a white shirt w/ a white square. In addition, they also look great against a white shirt under a blue blazer with grey trousers, as well as with plain grey suits and a white shirt. I realize there are a lot of people on here who think blue with black is a no-no, particularly when it comes to dress shoes, but this really isn't the case. Anyway, the whole look is very simple, elegant, and understated, almost the kind of thing you would expect James Bond to wear (and perhaps that is subliminal because that Wax Wane article actually points out that Sean Connery did in fact wear this combo a lot). Kent Wang has a lot of timeless classics, but the navy and black ties are without a doubt some of the most classic. I think it's worth taking a flyer on and worst case scenario someone else on this forum will buy the ties off you.
     
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  4. bourbonbasted

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    Kent, and I do apologize if this has been asked, I see that you're offering a few tweed options in F/W collection. Wanted to know if there are also going to be expanded SC fabrics on offer. Thinking of more blends or obvious odd-jacket materials like hopsack. Again, sorry if this has been asked.
     
  5. Beatlegeuse

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    I just got a bunch of swatch books from Kent that have some F/W SC fabrics in them - there's a bunch of tweeds, plus other SC fabrics and some really nice navy hopsack options for blazers. I'm just trying to make a few decisions and then I'll probably be sending them back within the next couple of days, so he can probably send them out to you by mid-next week. Or maybe I can send them to you directly, I know I've done that with some swatch books in the past. Also, probably best to email him since he will respond faster to that than he will to posts in this thread.
     
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  6. bourbonbasted

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    Thanks for the insight. And glad to hear. I'll shoot him an email this afternoon.
     
  7. Al in Philly

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    Geuse,

    Any suit pics yet?

    It's gotta be back from the tailor by now.
     
  8. Beatlegeuse

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    Yes! I actually just picked it up, tailor was on vacation so it took a while. I will try and get some pics up here this weekend - traveling for work from now till the end of the week so I don't have the suit with me right now. I'm very very happy with the way it turned out, and it only needed one minor alteration.
     
  9. mrjester

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    What was the fabric again?

    It's not cool you're making us wait. I'm going to talk to some mods about it.
     
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  10. Beatlegeuse

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    Ha, yeah I'm the slowest at adding pics of any kind. Fabric was 102701, can't recommend it highly enough, it's absolutely perfect for a staple mid grey suit.
     
  11. mrjester

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to see the suit.

    But you sons of bitches better get some color and patterns in your next MTMs.

    Been trying to get another one from KW but bills take priority. And I need to rebuild some savings. Sucks because all it takes is like $350 since I've got credit from returning trial pants but never getting a suit.
     
  12. bmck

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    Very, very happy with my KW MTM suit--posting here because I spent a lot of time considering it, including looking on SF to see if anybody had super convincing pictures, and I'd now recommend it to anyone looking for a great suit on a budget. Kent was incredibly helpful--gave very solid advice for fitting based on photos that I sent of myself wearing the trial suit, and then gently advised on features and styling until everything was settled. The suit needs a couple tiny alterations, but these are due to mistakes that I made in sending the measurements rather than any fault of his.

    All in all, a great experience and I hope to come back for a round 2 soon (I work in tech, though, so suits aren't a clothing priority for me at the moment). I'll post pictures once I have some good ones--I owe my grandma some pictures anyway, so I've got to get some taken soon :D. Meanwhile, I have been back to the store several times for other staple items. Color me a truly satisfied customer.
     
  13. hookem12387

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    My kingdom for decent pictures of roped shoulders. Either through Kent or someone else that uses the same factory
     
  14. Beatlegeuse

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    Yup, now that I got my staple navy and grey, next suit will definitely be a pattern, after I order my navy blazer later this week.

    Question for the crowd - what kind of buttons should I get? I was thinking the same brown horn I got on my grey suit, but they're on the darker side, was hoping for something a little lighter. I asked Kent if he had any lighter horn options but he said he didn't. Any thoughts on other options? Except brass or metal, don't want either of those. Maybe smoked MOP?
     
  15. mrjester

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    I got the same brown on mine. You are right, they do look almost black.

    Only advice I can give is get the same ones, or maybe white. And if you don't like them, ask around about getting other buttons after you get the jacket.
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    I have somehow come to accumulate three navy blazers. Two have dark brown horn buttons and one has antiqued silver buttons. I like both options. I'm not a huge fan of smoked MOP, unless it is a Summer blazer.
     
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    I got smoke MOP buttons on my navy linen jacket that arrived a couple days ago---I still haven't had a chance to try it on, but I'll try to take pictures soon!
     
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  18. mrjester

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    Not sure how you guys do this. I put my SC's on on seconds after delivery.
     
  19. hookem12387

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    I have smoked on a blue herringbone (very) lightweight hopsack from epaulet. Those buttons look great on a more summery jacket, I agree.
     
  20. Beatlegeuse

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    Nice! How is the fabric on the jacket? I think a navy linen BlazerSuit might be like 4th on my list after navy hopsack blazer, 3rd patterned suit, and brown odd jacket.
     

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