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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Why purchase online when you have a few places in Toronto that you can get a suit? Plus with our dollar being stupid low.
     
  2. table21

    table21 Senior member

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    if you have a recommendation let me know but I have seen some pretty good reviews on kent wang products and it is nice to be able to order something in your size hassle free.
     
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  3. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    What size are you? NOt taking anything away from Kent Wang. Just figured I'd throw you an option.

    I'd recommend Spier and Mackay. He has OTR and MTM suits. I have one of his MTM and I have no complaints
     
  4. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    7 Rocket, it's pretty disrespectful to try to take sales away from KW in his affiliate thread. I'll also add that the quality of my Spier and Mackay trousers are nowhere near the level of my KW MTM suits. Frankly, the construction quality on those S and M trousers was not good.
     
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  5. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Def not my intention. Was just giving another option, no disrespect intended.
     
  6. HughJ

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    I've made 4 or 5 orders over the past few years (both small and large $), and I'm yet to get dinged. I'm sure my luck will run out eventually, but the fact that they use USPS rather than various couriers really helps your odds.
     
  7. Kent Wang

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    Dark green pindot six-fold tie $85


    All the Canadian customers that we've heard back from have told us they have not had to pay any duty. USPS (which delivers through Canada Post) is much less aggressive than UPS/FedEx about collecting duty.

    Even if you factor in shipping costs and the current exchange rate, I'm sure our suits are much better than anything comparably priced in Canada.

    They're currently stuck in customs. Hopefully should be released soon. Unfortunately, this is out of our control. If you email sales@kentwang.com, we can let you know when they're back in stock.
     
  8. scatterbrain

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    I have both. I wear each around once a week. I like both, and feel that both offer great value, but they are very different suits.

    Speaking only on off the rack clothing:

    Kent's suit feels comparable to most of the suits that retail for around 2k or more off the rack in Toronto - Canali, etc. My KW suit feels better made than the Samuelsohn suit I wore yesterday. If I needed a charcoal suit, and wanted to buy a top-quality OTR suit, I would jump on that $599 deal immediately.

    S&M also offers great value, but their $400 suit takes on the sub-$1200 range, instead of the $2k+ range. My S&M suit jacket feels more like my Z Zegna jacket than the E. Zegna jacket I tried on last week, and compares to Brooks Brothers (at $1097-1200 in Toronto) in terms of quality. They absolutely destroy anything else you can pick up for ~$400 locally, with maybe the exception of a Samuelsohn suit you can pick up for ~450 from the HR outlet if you go on the right sales day. Add the fact that if you wait two months you can probably pick one OTR for $350 or less, and S&M is a great option for respectable day-to-day suits. They are an especially good option for people entering a profession who need an entire wardrobe of suits and shirts now for $2k.
     
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  9. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Love that green pindot tie. I would buy it if I didn't already have the other two...

    I would like to reiterate my longstanding desire for a dark green version of the shepherd's check tie. I saw one posted in a WAYWT thread a while back, fell in love, and have never come across one. The navy shepherd's check is probably my favorite tie.
     
  10. aravenel

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    Looking for a solid tan fabric for a summer SC, probably something like linen. Any suggestions?

    TR9031 in the "Classic Spring/Summer 2015" book was a thought, but I'm really worried at the very light weight (~6.5oz). The Italian Spring/Summer book has one or two as well, but they are mostly silk, which I worry will wear very warm.
     
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  11. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    New spring/summer suit swatches:
    Italian Spring/Summer Luxury 1
    Italian Spring/Summer Luxury 2
    Italian Spring/Summer Luxury Solids
    We can now order for CMT: W. Bill, Harrisons of Edinburgh, H Lesser, Porter & Harding, Lear Browne & Dunsford directly from their agents Merino Brothers.
    Look through their website to see what you like. They may be able to send you swatches. Tell us which fabric you want and we'll order it for you. Email us and we'll let you know how much fabric you need for CMT in your size.
    Prices are quite reasonable. For W. Bill linen, it's HKD 830/yard. For a size 36 suit that I just ordered for myself (in fabric 60149), this is USD 340.20. Plus CMT charge of $730 makes it $1070.20 total.

    I have 3 linen suits in this weight and they're great, and have worn them over a year. The W. Bill is 380 g / 13.5 oz. I'm actually a little hesitant about the heavy weight, but I think it's supposed to wrinkle less.
     
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  12. Thrifter

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    Any plans to make replacement flat waxed laces available for purchase? I've worn through mine and the locally available laces just aren't the same.
     
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    Reaaaaaly. This is very nice. Come fall, one of those W Bill brown Donegals is going to be mine.
    OK, good to hear from someone who owns it.
     
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    I've actually run into the same issue
     
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    Those are some really nice fabrics. Well done.
     
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    I sent back the swatches this past weekend. The TR9031 is a nice color, and has a nice slubby texture. It seemed to go well with a range of colors. It was one of my picks, but wanted something in more of a cream, less slub and heavier, so I went with the W.Bill. They have some great tans as well. I have some swatches I could take fotos of if you're interested.

    Also, if you're at all interested in cotton, the TR9033 was a nice tan. I was considering that as well.
     
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  17. prozach1576

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    Excellent news on the CMT fabrics. The "basic" collection fabric is indeed quite nice for the money, but I definitely prefer the drape of heavier English cloth.
     
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    Very nice, another good data point. Did the fabric feel too lightweight?

    How much did the W Bill end up running you if you don't mind my asking?
     
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  19. macjedi

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    The 180g linens were lightweight, but comparable to other lightweight linen jackets … thinking BB, SuitSupply. If I was buying more for a casual weekend SC, I'd definitely consider it.

    I chose the W.Bill, because I'm going on a 2 week trip/cruise in the Italian & French Rivieras and wanted a suit that would hold up a bit better with a lot of wear … and could be dressed up for a semi-formal evening. I'm hoping it will fit the bill.

    The price was the same as Kent quoted … around $1070.
     
  20. aravenel

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    Got it, very helpful. Would need to be able to wear this for work (though admittedly not for client meetings), so maybe something like the W Bill would be more appropriate.

    Many thanks!
     

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