Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. AB01

    AB01 Senior member

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    Hello. I am a customer of many of Kent Wang's merchandise.

    I originally bought a medium polo. The piqué fabric was nice/soft and the MOP buttons were a nice touch as was the spead collar.
    However, medium was too large.

    I ordered a second polo in another colour. This time size small. A little stiffer fabric than the previous one unfortunately. Same nice collar and buttons, though.
    It fit in the shoulders and arms, but it was not as advertised in terms of slim fit. Laying the polo flat, it is a box fit. It does not taper in, and while wearing it billows quite a bit in the waist and lower back. I had measured against two Ralph Lauren Polo polo shirts before ordering.
    The reason I went with medium originally was both that Kent Wang advertises to size up from your regular size and that Kent Wang advises that his polos are slimmer than Ralph Lauren Polo Custom Fit, which is too tight for me in size small.
    I find you do not need to size up for Kent Wang Polos and they are instead true to American regular fit sizing.

    Both my purchases are at the alterationist.

    To to poster above, measure a well fitting Polo or T-shirt and give custom measurements to Kent Wang. It costs much less than the alterationist's price.

    Advantages to Kent Wang polos are that they are logo-less, better buttons, better collar, mid-bicep arm length, and an even hem (no extra length on the backside like Ralph Lauren.

    I will continue to order from Kent Wang, but was unable months ago to find proper fit picks of the polos with sizing mentioned. I realize I could have helped with that issue before sending them off to the alterationist. I am curious also if it is measurably true that Kent Wang small is slimmer than RLP Custom Fit small.

    Edit: Just to clarify. The polos are definitely slim on top and in the sleeves. Just not below in the belly.
     
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  2. Froosh

    Froosh Senior member

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    ^ Are you saying the listed measurements aren't accurate?
     


  3. AB01

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    http://www.kentwang.com/about/polos

    Here are my issues. Chest for small says 18. Which means 36 chest, though it says fits 34-35.
    I also believe small fits a 15" neck, though the site suggest smaller.
    The chest and the hem are the same size. The shoulder is smaller than both. It only tapers a half inch in the waist.
    This is a box fit that is sized down in the shoulders. Not a slim for polo. Just a smaller polo.

    I workout my shoulders and chest and keep a flat belly. You can imagine how this fits. It's tight up top and baggy below. I would assume slim fit is the other way around.
     


  4. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    My experience with J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, etc. is that their hem is wider than the chest. Mine is equal, and H&M and Zara tend to be the same. I think it's reasonable to call this slim fit. I've never found a brand with smaller hem than chest.
     


  5. Froosh

    Froosh Senior member

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    Does the polo fabric loosen up and stretch out with some wear?
     


  6. UltraMagnetical

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    nah..my PRL custom fit polos in M measure 21 p2p and tapers to a 19 at the hem.
     


  7. msulinski

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    I have a L RL custom fit that measures 23" at the chest and right around 22" at the hem. My Banana Republic "Vintage T" in L measures 22 and 21.
     


  8. hookem12387

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    These things are definitely a slim fit, I'm a M in RL, XL in KW (though its a bit big around the neck)
     


  9. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Is that RL a regular or custom fit?
     


  10. Racing Green

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    FWIW a medium custom fit RL polo is much, much bigger on me than a large Kent Wang polo. That to me suggests that the Kent Wang is cut way slimmer than custom fit Ralph Lauren, Lacoste or undeed any other polos I own.
     


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    This isn't quite what you're asking, but before I put my KW polo on each time I tug on the chest and underarms a bit to stretch it out (it's a bit snug after all those goddamn push-ups). It always reverts to its original shape in the laundry.
     


  12. smc

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    Got my first two polos from KW a couple days ago.

    All the warnings on the site about how slim they were had me freaking out. I got paranoid, and went with the XL. In retrospect, I probably could have gone for the L.

    Really nice stuff though. My new polo shirt go-to I think.
     


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    For me, PRL Custom fit in M is perfect after a few washes. I've only tried the KW in XL and after two washes it is almost perfect... a bit big around the neck as someone else has said. I've thought about trying the KW large but I already have more polos than I wear regularly.
     


  14. jko

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    What the...? I wear RL custom fit S and Kent Wang S was too big on me.
     


  15. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    having a few KW polos in L, this is another confirmation that I am obese ... :laugh:
     


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