Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. acridsheep

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    I don't recall claiming to be. Though, in fairness, I am. My purple gingham shirt (KW XL) tore at the bicep when inserting a collar stay post-haste. Not even a small part of me wishes I was joking.
     
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  2. acridsheep

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    Agreed. My primary beef with the KWs were with the chest/shoulders/arms, not the waist. Again, they are great clothes.
     


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    Hmm. Having never worn any KW clothes, but planning to get the blue gingham shirt and a suit in the coming months, this is a bit disconcerting. I'm somewhat of a "gym rat" myself--5'11", 190, 40-42R jacket, 32-33 waist. I hope I don't have any issues fitting into the shirt or suit, but I guess that's what the MTM option is for.
     


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    Any plans to make a tux?
     


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    But they aren't dual-sided white and black which would make them a lot more useful as studs. Plus, won't they be a bit large?

    Also it would be cool if the tux shirt came with a set of detachable collars of different styles or if that was an option.
     


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    Second. The LS polo looked like long underwear on me. The arms and sleeves were skin tight.
     


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    Answering for Kent Wang: Yes, they are making a tux.

    This all reminds me that I need to order my stud set and cufflinks.
     


  8. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You could buy one set each of the white and smoke MOP—that'd only set you back $100. They're just 1mm wider than the "real" studs at the base, though maybe they look bigger than that because the studs are more of a dome shape. Anyway, I'm not going to make what you suggested as there is insufficient interest.

    I think my shirtmaker can make detachable collars as a custom order. I don't know anyone outside of the UK that wears them.
    The pattern has been changed recently so that the sleeves are looser.

    Yes, the tux is available as an option, and I can do shawl collar or peak. There is a $45 surcharge for the use of the silk facings.
     
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    Felt the same way when my KW navy grenadine came in last week, although it's my first grenadine and I just chalked it up to not being familiar with the material. It's definitely stiffer than I imagined it to be. It's much tougher to get a dimple than my other (cheap) ties, although I've seen pictures with fantastic knots/dimples of KW grenadines, so maybe that's just my tie skills coming into play.

    Once that light blue polo is restocked, that'll be my next purchase. Suits are very intriguing too.
     
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    spoo, im curious what is the p2p for the suit? looks great
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks! I don't remember. Kent? :)
     


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    Thanks so much for your feedback, Kent. It's been helpful.

    One final set of questions, and I should be good to go...

    1. Once I purchase the initial RTW suit and try it on, is subsequent shipping to and fro (for altering) covered by you guys or does the customer pay for it?
    2. Do you have an MTM option of odd waist sizes for the suit pants? (i.e. 31, 33, etc.)
    3. Would it be possible to buy either the jacket or pants separately?
     


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    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Taking the plunge and ordering a KW charcoal suit right now.
     


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    I ordered a long sleeve rugby and feel the sleeves were just right. My only (slight) complaint was that they are cut fairly short at the waist. But very well constructed overall.

    Kent, a little constructive criticism/advice regarding your packaging...it's dreadful. Reminiscent of an ebay purchase....just a shirt in a plastic bag stuffed into a USPS envelope. I contrast this with purchases made from Howard Yount...thoughtfully packaged with a hand-written note. It's the little touches that create customers for life and help to create positive brand imagery. Good luck with your venture!.
     


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    If low rate packaging translates into cheaper overall prices for me, I'm all for it. I understand how some people can like packaging to be nice. If it's going to cost me more for it then I'll stick with the plastic bag in a UPS envelope. Granted, the item gets to me in one piece.
     
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