Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    So what actually happened? Did you order a Medium and got a XL or did you order a XL and though u ordered a Medium ?
     


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    I'm not exactly sure what that last bit means, but what happened is: I ordered a medium, but what arrived was a medium polo in the neck (15") with an XL body (42" chest and hem, a 41" waist and a 7.25/7.5" armhole)! How fricking weird is that?! :wow: :p

    Unless, it really is a 16.5" neck, and I've caught glandular fever again! :lookaround:
     
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  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a defect. Any product run is going to have a few. No big deal and it's nice that Kent is taking care of it for you.
     


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    Agreed 100%! :)
     
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    Got a shoe question - does anyone here have experience with both the handgrade and benchgrade models? If not, maybe Kent can answer directly.

    I believe both of the handgrade shoes are made by D.C. Lewis, and the benchgrades are all from Kent's own shoe line - is that correct? I had been in touch with David at D.C. Lewis and he is a little ways out from restocking his shoes, so I might be able to order the same thing from KW since there seems to be a pretty healthy stock right now.

    I need a pair of brown balmorals, and I'm trying to decide if I want the benchgrade captoe, or if I want to pay a little more to get the hangrades with the medallion. Is it worth it for the extra $100?
     


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    Kent,

    Thanks for the quick shipment to Sweden. Love the cufflinks, beautiful stuff.
     


  7. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    OKAY! So, here are some photos of me Spooing it up (which I think I did a great job at) in my basic navy twill Kent Wang suit. I think the fabric I selected was the 7003, basically the first navy one available. My girlfriend took them of me with her iPhone. Sorry they're not great. I do not have a fancy camera. I invite you to come take pictures of me if you feel so inclined.

    I selected pretty standard details (dark brown horn buttons, 3.5 inch lapels, etc). The only main difference is the soft shoulder option and the side-adjusters on the pants. I actually particularly like both of those options. The fit is pretty good, but I did have to have it altered further when I received it from KW. Just some minor things: jacket waist slightly, waistband and thighs slightly, right sleeve brought out slightly (my right arm is longer than my left, people tell me it's the shoulder droop).

    I am extremely satisfied with this suit. The construction is obviously great and I already have some things to change for my next one. Not because this one is wrong, mind you, I'm just super adventurous. I think I may go +1cm in the jacket length, +1cm in the left sleeve and +2cm in the right. Possibly drop the button stance 1cm and the gorge 1cm. Thoughts?

    Deets:
    Kent Wang navy twill suit
    Tie: Tie Bar-orelli (no judging, we all start somewhere)
    Shirt: Distante bespoke (hold it down for Philly)
    Square: Turnbull & Asser
    Shoes: Alden 901 (purchased at an actual Sherman Bros., there are upsides to living on the mainline)

    Bonus points if you can spot the double monogram.

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  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ Very nice man, you almost have that pose down!

    *files copyright infringement suit*

    Suit looks good too.
     


  9. Al in Philly

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    Oh, I have that pose down. You look out!!
     


  10. Flyswatter

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    Al in Philly,

    The suit looks great! Thanks for sharing the pics. I had hoped to have ordered a KW suit by now, but sadly it will have to wait a while longer. I love the soft shoulders on your suit, and plan to opt for the same on mine. You mentioned changing the buttoning stance and gorge on your next suit; did you specify anything particular on this one, or is it simply the default configuration for the buttoning stance and gorge? I think the gorge is perfect in the pics you posted; fairly high, but not ridiculously so. Button stance looks pretty good too, but I agree, slightly lower might be even better. And by the way, I love my Tie Bar ties.:nodding:

    A few questions for Kent: when you click on the suit "options form" on your site, do the default (first) selections represent the exact configuration of the trial suit? Also, has anyone specified the 4.5 inch wide lapels yet? I'd love to see some pics of that if possible. And can you explain the different pick stitching options? I love subtle pick stitching, but I don't quite understand what exactly 2 mm extensive, 6 mm limited, etc., means.
     
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  11. prozach1576

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    I would also appreciate some explanation/examples of the pick stitching options.
     


  12. Al in Philly

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    The gorges I didn't change. Those are standard. For shorter guys, higher gorges are usually beneficial. I am 6'2" and don't need gorges that high. Not that they look bad as is, I just think 1cm-2cm lower would look better on me.

    The button stance I dropped 1.5cm, and I think I want to drop it another 1cm for my next suit. That, combined with an increase in overall jacket length by 1cm, would be a better fit for me.

    I got 2mm extensive pick stitching option. It is most definitely extensive, pretty much on every visible seam. I don't know what the difference is between 2mm and 6mm, but I would personally prefer a less extensive option and will most likely be going with 2mm limited (or none) for my next suit.

    Let me know if anyone has any other questions.
     


  13. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The gorge (the position where the collar meets the lapel) is one of the few things that cannot be adjusted.
    Yes, the default options are what I recommend for a conservative suit, and are also what are selected for the trial suit. In general, if you're not sure about something, best to stick with the defaults.

    I don't think anyone has ordered anything other standard lapels. I don't recommend it unless you're going for a fairly extreme look.

    2mm and 6mm refers to the spacing between the stitches. I don't think 6mm would look good. Limited means only in certain locations, extensive means in more locations.
     


  14. Al in Philly

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    CRAP!! Oh well...

    And I would recommend the 2mm limited. The 2mm extensive is a bit too extensive IMO.
     
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  15. Flyswatter

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    Thanks for the explanations, Kent. Sounds like 2 mm limited is the way to go for the pick stitching. In regard to the lapels, I do like 'em fairly wide, but agree that 4.5 inches would probably be a little extreme. Any chance you could do something between standard (3.5) and wide (4.5)? Say, 3.75 or 4?
     
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