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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. OptoDoc

    OptoDoc Senior member

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    Thanks, Kent. Just seeing this response. I have sent an email and will take pictures exhibiting the size difference if need be.

    It is a pleasure doing business with you, sir.
     
  2. mfridman

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    Just ordered a glen plaid tie from the online store, can't wait for it to arrive! Hope there will be no trouble with parcel clearing the customs.

    Also a question:

    How do the KW polos compare to Lacoste in terms of size?
     
  3. jimanchower

    jimanchower Senior member

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    Just received my first KW polo (though I own a rugby) and it's fantastic. The color (pink) and fit are perfect. Love the collar. I had considered sizing down to a M but I'm glad I stuck with L. For what it's worth I'm 5'11" 170# with a 38.5" chest.
     
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    I posted this question in a new thread but didn't get any responses so I thought I'd post it here: I'm getting a mid-grey MTM suit, and I'm looking for a soft fabric that wears well. I'm considering a Zegna Cool Effect 190gr and an Ariston 270gr S130. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how these two compare? Thanks!
     
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    PiCcolocV Senior member

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    Did you already try the unfunded liabilities thread?
     
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    eilay Well-Known Member

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    I haven't, but I will try that. Thanks for the suggestion, PiCcolocV!
     
  7. CousinDonuts

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    Ask Kent.
     
  8. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Has anyone done CMT with Kent? There are some Minnis Fresco fabrics I have my eye on for a spring/summer suit, or basically it will be year round for the climate I live in. How many meters would I need to order for a two piece suit, approx size 40/42L? 3 meters?
     
  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I will do it in a month or two with Minnis 520. I'm size 40, and I got 2.25 meters/2.5 yards for a SC. Email kent, and he'll advise how much you need (I bought mine and asked after, and they said it would be more than enough)
     
  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It depends on your size, and whether the fabric is plain, striped, or checked, larger patterns requiring more fabric for pattern matching. Email us and we'll look it up.

    But very generally, for most people, it's 3.5 m for a suit, 2.2 m for a jacket, 2.0 m for trousers.

    For spring/summer, if you're alright with a softer, more casual look, consider unstructured (no canvas). The temperature difference between canvas and unstructured is greater than going from a four season wool to the lightest, most breathable fresco; it's more like going from tweed to a four season wool.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    We now have unstructured jackets in navy nailhead and two kinds of seersucker.
     
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  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I have a suit coming in that nailhead fabric, but grey. I'll be posting pics next week.
     
  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Is there a picture for each of the button options? I see a list of the options, but not pictures of them.

    Also, would love a medium brown/exotic horn button option.

    Something like this [​IMG]
     
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    Kent - that nailhead jacket is great; definitely adding to my list.

    Question about summer fabrics. I'm relocating to a very hot year-round climate over the summer - are there particular fabrics on your site that you would recommend for warm-weather suits? I can see the fabric weights on the swatches but not so much the weaves, etc. I work in a fairly CBD field so while half-lined will be a must, unstructured is not an option for suits.

    Thanks!
     
  14. OptoDoc

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    Turns out my white polo is a Small. The fit issue is entirely due to the fact that the person who purchased it for me ordered the wrong size.

    I feel like a dunce for never bothering to check that little S that is ever so conveniently placed below the collar...[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Kent and Venividivicibj,

    I'll send an email with my details once I narrow down my fabric choice. I was leaning towards a windowpane fabric, so I might need more cloth for the pattern matching. I've been thinking about an unstructured jacket vs a standard one with 1/2 lining and a fresco fabric. I still want something that I can wear for work, so I'm not sure if unstructured would still be dressy enough. Although the ones you posted do look really nice and not as casual as I might have expected for an unstructured jacket. Maybe I'll CMT a suit but then try out the unstructured option for a SC.
     
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    I'm doing no padding with spalla camicia. It's structured, but with no roping and it has slight shirring, also called 'shirtsleeve' shoulders by some. More formal than unstructured
     
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    My last jacket I ordered was 1/2 lined with soft shoulders, and I love it, wear it constantly. If I tried the unstructured it would be more for the lighter weight rather than more natural shoulders compared to the soft shoulder option.
     
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  19. Beatlegeuse

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    This is the best photo I could find at the moment, hope this helps!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Helps immensely. Thanks! Soft shoulders look like the way to go.
     

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