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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Nov 23, 2009.
That is much for a yarmulke..
Clearly an awesome hat! Next time I need a hat, I know where to go.
Preface: I have a lot of Kent Wang things that I really like - squares, shirts, etc.
However: That hat is completely ridiculous.
I guess it could work in Moscow ...
Any idea when you'll be restocking OCBDs in white 15?
Any chance if having the white and navy striped rugby shirts orientated vertically rather than the current horizontal alignment?
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.
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.
^ The rugbys recently got a write up in Put This On as well:
Bought a white rugby and PS from Kent Wang. I'm glad I'm doing my staple purchases here.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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