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Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Oh rite. I can't comment from personal experience on KW shoes. No reason a Taiwanese maker couldn't do a great job tho. Quality of the leather is the kicker, imo. Good leather costs.
     
  2. vriche

    vriche Senior member

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    I wanted to post an update. I received my suit yesterday and dropped it off at the tailor today for some minor alterations. The pants came unfinished since it was my first order, so I'm having 2" cuffs done. I had also requested side adjusters with suspender buttons but unfortunately, it came with belt loops and no suspender buttons. So I'm having those made with the leftover scraps from the trousers.

    Overall, I'm satisfied as the suit fits well and will post some pics when I get it back. I'm also shortening the sleeves slightly around .25" or so.
     
  3. SJR3

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    Did Kent Wang offer to make new trousers with the proper specs? I would hope so, as that's not exactly a minor screw up.

    Please post fit pics when you get the suit back from the tailor!
     
  4. vriche

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    I was disappointed as those little features like side adjusters and pleats are some of the major reasons why I chose to go custom as opposed to RTW. After my fitting with Aaron where I confirmed all the details, he also sent me an email to look everything over to make sure that all was correct. There were a couple of mistakes in the email that I corrected, but the side adjusters option wasn't one of them. Which leads me to believe that it was more than likely a factory error though I could be wrong.

    I waited long enough (8 weeks) and don't think it warrants a remake so I did not ask. I did request for the hardware to be sent to me so my tailor can jmake me new side adjusters. Aaron was apologetic and offered to give me a tailoring credit since I have to pay my tailor to make them. As I stated, overall I'm satisfied as the suit fits well and I'm looking forward to using them again in the future.

    On a side note, one thing that was kind of surprising was that Kent Wang does not offer an extended waistband option like I wanted (see picture). Just a heads up if that's important to anyone as it was to me.

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  5. razl

    razl Senior member

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    +1 for forward pleats; much nicer to my eye than reverse.
     
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  6. colHolm

    colHolm Senior member

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    Couple shots of my three favorite Kent Wang pocket squares (also my entire collection of Kent Wang pocket squares... for now)

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  7. ShawnBC

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    Loving all three!
     
  8. lexxdeleon

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    Agreed, there isn't any way around the cost of quality leather! So far, it does seem like the leather used is good quality bar just a slight issue on one of the inner quarters on my pair.

    For anyone interested, I've posted my Kent Wang shoes review (handgrade line) on my blog which includes initial impressions and thoughts in-depth with a ton of photos.

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  9. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    Can anyone give some insight on Kent Wang benchgrade plain toe balmoral sizing? I take a EU39 normally. Debating between the Kent Wang and Carmina Derby... Thanks~
     
  10. zanci

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    Does Kent Wang also ship from Europe? I am interested in their trench but dont want to pay for the customs...
     
  11. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Don't know this for sure, but I think the only warehouse is in Houston, U.S.A.
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    Should email them. Pretty sure it's TTS though
     
  13. vriche

    vriche Senior member

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    IMG_5836.JPG IMG_5833.JPG IMG_5830.JPG IMG_5827.JPG I recently posted about my first Kent Wang suit that I received a couple weeks ago. It needed some minor adjustments like shortening the sleeves, letting out the waist a little, removing the belt loops and adding side adjusters. The trousers also came undone and I'm adding 2" cuffs.

    Everything is done except for the sleeves but I wanted to post a couple pics. Also the trousers look a little longer than I like but that's because I wasn't wearing my suspenders.

    Let me know what you guys think. I'll post some better pictures of the finished product when I get it back.
     
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  14. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    In my amateur opinion, it looks great.
     
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  15. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I agree. It looks really good, especially for your first order.
     
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  16. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Tremendously impressive. Really well done. The upper back is quite nice.
     
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  17. patliean1

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    vriche Senior member

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    Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I'm very happy with it too. And I agree regarding the back, it was one of the main areas that I was worried about but it came out nice. Too bad it's flannel and probably won't see the light of day until the Fall.
     
  19. razl

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    I'm late to the party but I think you hit a home run.
     

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