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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. WorldWideWafflz

    WorldWideWafflz Senior member

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    I have definitely noticed the greatness of the insole in my hand grade boots. They are easily the most comfortable shoes I own. I recommend them highly.
     
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  2. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    II would say the boot is probably wider than the loafer and the brogue is actually more narrow than the loafer so use that to help guide you in either direction.

    from narrow to wide
    single monk < brogue < double monk < loafer < boot

    I'm able to wear the same size in all except loafer though because of the absence of laces and boots because I don't have it yet.

    And nice coincidence :D
     
  3. Betelgeuse

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    I'm starting to like those loafers a lot!
     
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  4. socaldappergent

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    Thank you for the help. I will measure my shoulders per your suggestion. Is the proper way to measure directly across the shoulders blades or at a curve; I've seen both methods online and don't know which is correct. I get vastly different measurements when doing both.

    Also, can you tell if piccolocv's suit below has padding or no padding?

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  5. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Has anyone gotten a green sportcoat in a summer appropriate fabric? Having trouble finding one in the swatches
     
  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    First KW suit in TR7125 along with dark brown KW captoes. Some issues with the suit, but nothing major. Pants are much more tapered than I normally wear.

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  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    What shoulder did you get?
     
  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Soft.
     
  9. New Shoes1

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    Is this the base mid-gray fabric? It also looks like you lowered the buttoning point. How much did you move it down?

    Agree on the pants. I added significantly to the legs, thighs and seat on my pants and they're still very slim.
     
  10. CousinDonuts

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    Pants are definitely tapered. Jacket looks like a good start. What adjustments are you making?
     
  11. Murlsquirl

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    Fabric is a grey pinpoint. The buttoning point was lowered 1.5cm. The things that bug me are the secondary effect on adjustments made that didn't seem to be accounted for. The hip pockets were not lowered to account for the buttoning point, but it is not too bad. At first the sleeves were perfect, but they increased the shoulders by 1.5cm, but did not (as far as I can tell) account for that in the sleeve measurement. I had the tailor take them up. Also, if you look closely, the left (my left) side of the bottom skirt appears to be slightly longer than the right. I am guessing this is because the right shoulder was raised 1cm, but they did not extend the length to account for that. Other than that, I still have an odd flare at the bottom (not noticeable at that angle) that the tailor didn't seem to completely fix...this bugs me the most...tailor bill was $110! Only decent one in the area, but very expensive. I can live with the pants for now and already have an invoice for another pair with adjustments. Overall, could be much worse.
     
  12. New Shoes1

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    Mine had similar issues. I added at least an inch to the jacket length and likewise noticed that the buttoning point and pockets were not correspondingly adjusted, even though Kent told me they would be. The end result for me was a buttoning point that is well above my natural waist.

    The balance is also slightly off in my jacket due to my posture. I was considering adjusting that in my next suit, but you have me thinking twice as I ponder other items this might throw off.
     
  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Yeah, stuff like that really bugs me. I just expected those things would be accounted for because it seemed like a no brainer to me...and I'm no expert. I want to order another one to give it a second shot, but I am becoming hesitant. I would imagine Kent and his team would get it right this time around, but at close to $1k for a decent fabric, I don't know if I will take the risk. I may just stick with Formosa from NWMA as the cut fits me great.

    I also don't want to deter anyone away from KW. They were good to work with and most people here have had good results. I don't even consider my own result poor...just not perfect for someone who is very picky.
     
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  14. rc121

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    It is surprising that the sleeve length and shoulder changes weren't taken into consideration on how one would effect the other. Kent specifically mentioned this when i was giving him measurements about how narrowing the shoulders would make up for sleeve length and I believe he also mentioned how the different shoulder construction would effect sleeve length.
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    I don't think the issue lies with Kent as much as it does with the factory not doing what it is supposed to do in every instance. The end result are flaws that are too minor to make a big deal about or demand a remake.
     
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  16. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I would agree that is probably the case. The way I see it, I have a good (not great) first suit and adjustments can be made to have a perfect one the next time. I'm hoping that would be in the case if I decide to order another.
     
  17. zhanghagn0529

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    Hi guys,

    Here is the side view of my trial suit. The shoulder looks a little odd to me. Should I increase the armhole? And anything else I should do?

    Thank you very much.
     
  18. Beatlegeuse

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    I just ordered my third KW suit with an unstructured jacket in fabric 101050, which should be perfect for S/S weather. Should be here in about a month, will post pics upon arrival. I didn't make many changes to the jacket, as my last purchase (navy blazer which I've posted several pics of here) came out pretty perfect, I just added 0.5 cm to the overall length, which is a relatively negligible amount but I needed just a little bit more to keep the jacket from being too close to the shorter side of acceptable.

    For the pants I made some more changes, my last suit was decent but the legs were still a little slimmer than I would typically like to wear, so I increased the leg size, from thigh to bottom hem. I also made some changes to the angle of the leg to try and reduce some bunching under the seat due to my forward hips posture. I'm hoping to see some good results due to these changes!
     
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    Thanks man. Now that you purchased something, I don't have to. I was on the brink between jacket and chukkas. I'm going chukkas since you went jacket. :p
     
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    Nice :fistbump: There are so many nice fabrics for a lightweight S/S unstructured SC, so that will be my next purchase, but for now I needed a new suit for summer weddings. I have my eye on TRE1001 (in the picture online it looks like a stripe but it's actually a windowpane), so once I test the fit of this new suit jacket I will most likely pick that up next.
     

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