Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    That is much for a yarmulke..
     


  2. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    453
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    Clearly an awesome hat! Next time I need a hat, I know where to go.
     


  3. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    2,168
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Grazing on the carcasses of less senior members
    Preface: I have a lot of Kent Wang things that I really like - squares, shirts, etc.

    However: That hat is completely ridiculous.
     


  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

    Messages:
    8,534
    Likes Received:
    266
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Location:
    Wait, you smell that?
    

    The hat.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012


  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    14,864
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I guess it could work in Moscow ...
     


  6. Hadrius

    Hadrius Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Any idea when you'll be restocking OCBDs in white 15?
     


  7. arahat

    arahat Senior member

    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    85
    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Kent,

    Any chance if having the white and navy striped rugby shirts orientated vertically rather than the current horizontal alignment?


    Cheers.
     


  8. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,730
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    We could do that for a custom order (see Made-to-measure section). Horizontal is traditional for rugbys. I'm not sure why as woven shirts are usually vertical.
    Sometime in February.
     


  9. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I received my polos today and I'm a big fan. The fit is very good, the buttons the nicest I've seen on any polo, and the collar is a cool touch. I will say though that I much prefer the texture and weight of the navy fabric over the grey. The grey is so light weight and soft, almost delicate. Wheras the navy is rougher, heavier, and in my opinion lays better and more rigidly on the body. For comparison the grey reminds me of a Lacoste polo and the navy RL. I hope future runs will consist exclusively of the mill the navy fabric comes from.

    If more heathered and natural colors become available I could easily see these shirts replacing all of my polos.
     


  10. applky

    applky Senior member

    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    632
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011


  11. mrpo0nani

    mrpo0nani Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Bought a white rugby and PS from Kent Wang. I'm glad I'm doing my staple purchases here.
     


  12. Hadrius

    Hadrius Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    I love the fit on the shirts I bought- but I've 2 problems. The first is that, for whatever reason, the poplin shirt's top button lost an edge when I unbuttoned it (I think I put a lot of pressure on that button, but this hasn't happened before), and when I washed my white OCBD, thread was coming out from behind the buttons, coiling, and generally fraying. It seems to be a problem because kent folds the fabric behind the front buttons and button holes, and it isn't sewn shut. Is this just an initial wash or 2 issue? Or is there something I can do to fix this?
     


  13. mccvi

    mccvi Senior member

    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Location:
    quebec / vermont
    Are the white rugbys a bit sheer / translucent or are they completely opaque? Any help would be most welcome... (my dark chest hair thanks you in advance).
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012


  14. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,730
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    The white is fairly thick, about as thick as you can get for polo fabrics and still wear comfortably, and is quite opaque.
    That can sometimes happen with MOP buttons because they're made of shell and there can be natural variations in the material. You can replace it with the spare button we've included, and we provide additional spare buttons at no charge.

    Sorry to hear about the button thread fraying. You can take it to a tailor or even a dry cleaner and they can resew it and we'll issue you credit to cover the cost of that. But about the folding that you mentioned, this is called a French placket and I think looks best as it is a more minimal look. The thread fraying is unlikely to have been caused by that, but rather because of the button-stitching itself.
     


  15. Hadrius

    Hadrius Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    It's not the button thread fraying, but the edge of the shirt material- the placket is folded twice post buttons, and at the very end (the edge of the fabric) is where it's fraying. I'm fine with it, as I don't think it compromises the shirt, and the fit/ image is phenomenal.

    Thanks for the notification on the button- did not know that, now do.

    Many thanks.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by