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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. UTfootball747

    UTfootball747 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response. I'd be happy to patronize a local business, regardless.
     


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    ^ and a fellow longhorn
     


  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    On the contrary, you now have 2 incomes, more to spend on clothes.
     


  4. scatterbrain

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    Got back from vacation and my KW shipment had arrived. It's like christmas!

    Everything feels well made. [​IMG] I want my condo/car to feel this nice.

    Ultra-crappy cell pic:
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  5. scatterbrain

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    Thanks! I see more grenadines in my future.
     


  6. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Is this your first grenadine? They are nice--my favorite ties. Burgundy is a great choice. At 57" though, Kent's are sadly a few inches too short for me.
     
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  8. scatterbrain

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    Yep. I I have other silk knits, but this is my first grenadine. Navy is next month.
     


  9. scatterbrain

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    You will like it.
     


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    mrjester Senior member

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    No I mean I snagged it.

    [​IMG]

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  11. scatterbrain

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    Awww goddamnit.
     


  12. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    It was seriously my first time about to wear it out of the house.

    Let me rephrase,

    IT ONLY CROSSED MY DOORWAY ONCE. ON THE WAY IN. IN A BOX.

    I guess. it will leave in a box, too. RIP.
     


  13. Flyswatter

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    Lmao. I also read jester's "snagged it yesterday" comment to mean he had purchased one yesterday. That sucks about the fabric pull. It's the biggest downside to grenadines, IMO. Supposedly there is a way to pull it back into place from the backside with a pair of tweezers, but f*ck if I can figure out how to do that without messing it up further. One of the reasons I prefer grenadine finas (finer weave) as opposed to grossas (larger weave, which is what Kent sells) is that they are much less prone to snags.
     
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  14. Flyswatter

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    I've been wanting to have a lighter navy odd jacket made up for a while now--a versatile staple in a mid-weight wool. Options would be soft shoulders, wide lapels, side vents, patch side pockets, welted chest pocket, and half lined. Fabric would be a pick-and-pick, either TR7121 or AR0021.

    Now, I'm thinking I'll just have it made up as a suit with the option of wearing the jacket separately as a sport coat. Essentially, I'd have the jacket made up just as described above (my ideal sport coat), but I'd also order matching trousers. I know that it is generally frowned upon to wear a suit jacket as a sport coat, but that's usually when the jacket has a strict orphaned look to it, i.e. a smooth worsted wool, strong shoulders, flap pockets, etc.

    I guess the only downsides would be that the suit would have a slightly casual nature given the patch pockets, but I actually wouldn't mind that. The other downside would be potentially different wear rates between the jacket and trousers, but I can't see myself wearing just the jacket often enough for disproportionate wear to be a concern.

    Any thoughts on this? At this point, the only thing I'm not sure about is what buttons to go with. What would be appropriate for both a suit and an odd jacket? Light or mid brown? Dark brown horn? Mother of pearl?
     


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