Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    That's word for word what my navy is. I love it.

    So one of your suits has a casual nature. Wear it on Thursdays and/or Fridays. Not that big a deal.

    editl I have mid-brown buttons I think. Looks alright. I wouldn't worry about the wear-rates.
     
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    A blazer-suit is a great idea but not easy to pull off. I think taking the approach of a casual suit is the right one. There are a few dedicated threads on this. Search for "blazer suit" and see what comes up.
     
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    mrjester Senior member

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    Figured I'd post my blazer after the tailor. The folds by the patch pockets are the tailors fault. They did it wrong. I gave them their fair share of ranting and raving after they told me, "everything has folds, bro." Have yet to find a competent tailor in AZ. So they're staying this way for now.

    Anyone know how to get rid of the center-back wrinkles?

    (Changes made by tailor, -.5" waist suppression on seams going in to patch pockets, -.25" length to sleeves.
    Changes to future KW order are -1cm waist, -.5cm sleeve [to mimic what the tailor did] plus -.5cm sleeve rotation to fix folds in back of sleeves)

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    Wide Lapel
    Patch Pockets/Welt Pocket
    Half Lined
    Soft Shoulder
    Horn dark brown buttons
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    That looks pretty good, though attempting to fix the wrinkles at the back of the sleeves is definitely something to try on your next jacket. What fabric is this?
     
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    Thanks. And actually it'd be -.5cm sleeve rotation, that was a typo - fixed.

    7124 on the lower right. It's perfect, it has texture which Kent pointed out a blazer should have. It's not a plain weave of any sort.
     
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    Trial KW suit.

    Would appreciate suggestions on alterations before I email Kent. I know I have to shorten the sleeves substantially. I have t-rex arms. It makes reaching for things a pain in the ass.

    I'm particularly curious about how to fix the line at the back of the pants. Pockets are also flaring.

    Excuse the shirt. It always does this weird billowy thing. My other shirts are packed, as I'm in the process of moving.


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    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     
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    mrjester Senior member

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    You might be right... it isn't lined in the back, and the shirt may have been doing it. That's a really good observation. It's not bad enough to change on the next one so I'll leave it for now.

    If .5cm isn't enough, it'll remedy it a decent amount. I'm sure 1 is too much. I think in this instance not fixing it enough is way better than overdoing it. So .5cm will be all that's done this time around.

    The sleeves are kind of where I want them. Here's a pre-tailor pic with no button up shirt, but showing the silhouette;
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    The sleeves were longer and the sides weren't as suppressed. I like the longer sleeves, maybe to show 1cm of cuff total. At least for now and this can always change. I don't see where Fly said .5cm though?

    I kind of like the wide lapels now but I'm waiting to decide to put them on the next suit for when I get a shirt I'd actually button up, to try on. If the wide lapels look good with a curved cutaway collar and a 3.5" tie, I may get them again. They were tough to get used to but they do look pretty dang good, too. I will say.
     
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  9. mrjester

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    I can tell you that's not an easy fix and Kent may not be able to completely remedy that. I have the same thing but on an extreme level (very extreme). I've been told it's caused by, "low flat seat and seem posterior pelvic tilt. The long back rise needs to be shortened. The seat angle needs to be deepened, and the trouser fork line needs to be shifted forward slightly." This was by OTCTailor.

    I'm working with another company to see if it's possible to remedy it online at all. I've tried to pull the rear panel up (which means lowering the waistband) and then lengthening the rear rise (so you don't get a wedgie). The process will be done in about a month through the other company. You can read about my dealings in the fit feedback thread.
     
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    Whoa; and I thought I was serious about pants fit details. That's a hard won, serious trouser-surgery expertise read there.
     
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    Getting the right fit on trousers is quite a challenge indeed...
     
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    Honestly, trousers might be the hardest thing to fit right for MTM...

    Ordered one of the polos on Thursday; received Saturday. Very nice! Love the fit of it--it's fantastic. Now, if other colors would come back into stock...
     
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    I really just want pants to look 90% great on me. It's hard. I don't have a weird body or anything, maybe just an eye for it.
    You have no idea. Read the "about pants" thread. I've read it all while at work on downtime. Intense stuff.
    Yep. I thought a sport coat was hard. That is easy compared to a semi-complex pants fit.
    And I want some of the polos so bad. just one or two.
     
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    I believe you're right, good sir. Might be suppressed by a better darted shirt or a fully lined jacket. Good call. Kent and I are emailing about it now but this looks pretty good to me.


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    edit. Maybe now you can better see the bad pocket folds created by Zizzo Tailoring in Phoenix. I'm scared to take the jacket anywhere else.

    Future alterations:
    -1cm waist suppression (already pictured is -1.25)
    -.5cm sleeve rotation
    -.5cm sleeve length (already pictured is -.6)
    -1cm bicep
    -.5cm cuff
     
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    Jacket looks pretty good overall. I'd say -2.5cm on the sleeve length, though you can probably best determine this yourself. Chest might be a tough tight, because it doesn't quite look like the lapels are laying completely flat. I'd say +0.5 cm to the chest. Maybe -1.5cm on the back chest to clean up the slight wrinkling. Front/back balance looks slightly, off, but not sure if it's enough to warrant attempting to correct it. These are just my amateur opinions, though. I'd listen to whatever Kent says. :) Also, if you want to clean up the billowyness of that shirt, get a tailor to add darts. I'm a huge fan of darts on my dress shirts!
    I didn't. I think he was just referring to my comment that you should attempt to fix the wrinkling at the back of the sleeves. :) BTW, I think the wide lapels look fantastic on that jacket.
     
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