Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. thecentennial

    thecentennial Senior member

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    Who makes your shoes Kent? Can you tell me a little about them?
     


  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Fabric spreadsheet, photos

    Fabric spreadsheet
    Fabric photo set on Flickr

    In the future I'll update my website so you'll be able to browse the fabrics on there in a more organized way, but for now I've made the above spreadsheet. Some of the patterns look a little distorted because they've been resized, but just click on the photo to see it full size.
    The benchgrade shoes are designed by me and made at a workshop just for my store.

    What else would you like to know?

    Yes. I'm working out the details.

    Yes, we can do that.

    That's odd, because I also wear M in my polos and I wear 36 in my suits. I'm guessing that the H&M and Zara sizes are pretty off; I find that can be the case with some of the European suit sizes towards the smaller end of the scale. The most important measurement is the shoulders. How do the shoulders on the M polos fit for you?
     


  3. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    :slayer: on the fabric spreadsheet.
     


  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    +1 - awesome work, Kent!
     


  5. breakHARD77

    breakHARD77 Well-Known Member

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    They seem to fit decently enough to me, but I'm not the best when it comes to evaluating these things... Here are some quick pics I snapped. What say you?
    http://i42.tinypic.com/2z7r7t5.jpg
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2yvj51j.jpg
    http://i39.tinypic.com/dp9y6u.jpg
    http://i43.tinypic.com/ind1sy.jpg
     
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    k4lnamja Senior member

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  8. gumercindo

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    terrific spreadhseet!

    I'm eyeing the following for a workhorse blue sportscoat:

    7026
    0021
    0039
    0074
    7213
     


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    Awesome! Can't wait to order some swatches :)
     
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    I'm really loving the way the "Benchgrade captoe balmoral" shoes look in the product shots in your store. I was wondering though, are there any pictures of people wearing them? I'd love to see them on someone. I did a quick search here in the forum but unfortunately didn't come up with anything.

    Thanks and great work!
     


  11. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Here's a picture of how they look propped up on a couch!

    [​IMG]
     


  12. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Those look nice! How is the quality?
     


  13. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I'm not great at discerning quality differences between high-end shoes, the nicest shoes I own are a pair of C&J Connaught. In any case, the lasting is very sleek and I especially like the waist of the shoe, I think it makes me look taller. The leather is thick but not super stiff but it's nowhere near as soft as the CJs. There were a couple minor scuffs, I assume from manufacturing, that disappeared with some cream. The soles are beautiful and flawless as far as my untrained eye can tell. Comparing them with AEs they are definitely a step above. I'm happy with the purchase. For what it's worth, Spoo said he really likes them when I posted them in the trou/sock/shoe thread.
     


  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Great info as I'm familiar with AE and considering the BB Peal version of the C&J Connaught as well. Curious, though, how are they a step above AE? Leather quality? Construction? Style? Also, how did they fit compared with AE's? Did you size down or get the same size?
     


  15. ethanm

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    Between the lasting and the channeled soles I think they're much better than AE. The stitching is all very good and on both pairs of my AEs I've had to police up stray stitching. I wear an 8.5D in AE 5 last and I got a 7 1/2 in the KW and I could easily go down to 7.
     


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