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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    All of these Wangs look nice, but how's the leather held up?
     
  2. irock7777

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    Question regarding MTM suit order turnaround. Once you place your order via Kents website. How long does it typically take to finalize the order with Kents MTM people. Please assume Kent already has your measurments stored and this is not your first purchase

    What i mean by finalize is. Selecting your fabric, tweaking any sizes/options, paying for fabric cost increase(if ordering a fabric not on the main site). ANd then finally having the order submitted for creation. Should this take a few days? 2 weeks, 3 weeks?
     
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  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    So from new order to suit reception basically?
     
  4. irock7777

    irock7777 Active Member

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    Well no actually. From purchasing a suit from the SS14 fabrics and paying for the fabric and having that order submitted for creation.Maybe throw in a question or two to the MTM email person (Just the actuall process of ordering not how long it takes to make the suit)
     
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  5. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Less than a week. I always tell Kent my order and my measurement adjustments within the same email. He then sends me a paypal invoice, then I have received an "order submitted" email within a day of paying.
     
  6. irock7777

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    Do you always know what farbic you will choose or do you ever ask for suggestions or swatches?
     
  7. PiCcolocV

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    Exceptionally, clear step up from AE.
     
  8. Ironist

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    I decided I needed loafers for the spring and I'm debating whether or not to get the handgrade loafers or CJ sydneys. If this was Burgundy it would be easier call but since I already have a brown museum calf and no CJ shoes I'm thinking it over. If I get the loafers I'll post some pictures. The more I look at other brands, really seems like a great deal for $450.
     
  9. europrep

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    When do you plan on wearing the loafers? Both the DC and CJ could be worn with dress slacks as well as casual wear although I think the CJs will work better with dress trousers and DC better in casual environment. I am basing this primarily on the lighter colored edges of the DC that are not captured well on KW's website.
     
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    I am literally in the exact same boat, want a med-brown loafer that can go well with both blazer/tie look, and a well fitting pair of indigo jeans and a polo. Strongly considering the KW, but haven't heard or seen any reviews/pics of people that have bought them.
     
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    Can anyone who owns the burnt orange rugby comment on the fabric quality and depth of color? I've read there's some inconsistencies on quality between the different fabric weights. The burnt orange rugby is a medium weight. Thanks.
     
  12. lordjeebus

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    I recently bought the handgrade loafers. If I had a good camera I'd share pictures, but I don't. Although the sole edges are light, I think the sleekness (for a penny loafer) goes well with dress slacks. I have not worn them with jeans but I don't think it would be a bad combination. I wear size 9E on most AE lasts, 9D Alden Barrie last, and the 9.5D KW loafer fits well.
     
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    Good point, I never really looked at the edge trim. It is weirdly light. I also noticed it is a bit less sleek than the sydney and more chiseled where the sydney is round. Not sure if that is better or worse for my purposes. I don't wear ties or suits that often. This will probably be for mostly casual. I'm thinking sockless with linen pants / ocbd or chinos and a linen shirt. I used to wear my sperrys all the time in college because they were so damn convenient so I'd like something that could replace them but still be more sophisticated than "college frat." Still, I'd like to be able to wear them with light to medium gray / brown wool pants on the odd day that I'd rather wear them than my oxfords.


    Yeah, I searched the thread and there were like five requests for pictures and no answers. I'll probably get these since it's instant gratification and easy returns in case I get the size wrong. I always defaulted to 7 because I had no choice but the 6.5 may be what I'm looking for as I'm getting slight heel slippage in the double monks. I just need to get confirmation from KW on whether the shoe trees will fit.


    Ah, so there is someone who has these shoes! Thanks for your input.

    If I get these, I only need to get the burgundy boot to complete my collection :D. And probably the Chukka too for good measure.
     
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    I love the fabric and depth of color. Really top notch. Also a near perfect Texas burnt orange :slayer:
     
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    1st - Hi all, as far as shoe sizing on the KW site are they in US or EU sizing? I am a size 10D in Allen Edmonds Strands.

    2nd - I will be a groomsman in a wedding this summer and the groom wants us to wear black suits and black shoes. I actually don't own a pair if black dress shoes since I've never had a need for them. Do you guys think I could get away with KW navy hand grade caps or would the navy be too "obvious"? I figured Id get more use out of navy than black.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm sure it's hidden somewhere in these 255 pages of comments but I'd like to thank Kent for all his efforts and am exceptionally happy with my Burgundy Cat and Shinagawa squares. My only ask is that one day the dimensions of his squares increase by 1/3 in all directions (except in the third dimension).
     
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    I'm 7D in strands and 7 in KW handgrades. They fit TTS. Well, since they are museum calf, they would be especially obvious. Stick to black, get the plaintoe black benchgrade. It's cheaper and even though many people don't like black shoes, I think everyone can agree that you will always have more use for black shoes than navy shoes. Plus, it's your friends wedding, I'd respect his wishes.
     
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    Since we're on the topic of the navy shoes, how dark is it? It looks light in the pics but some brands have navy where it's pretty much black depending on the lighting
     
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    Look through the gallery of pics for the trunk shoe picture. In the back, you can see the navy museum calf. Definitely looks different than on the website and as you said, I don't think it is close to being the darker navy that other maker's tend to use.
     
  20. Ironist

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    Just placed an order. Will post photos when I get it.
     
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