Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

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

  1. dcmo

    dcmo Member

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    Kent,

    Do you take custom measurements for the trenchcoat similar to how you do shirts/suits? Any plans to offer other colors?
     


  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    No. But if you wanted to source the fabric yourself we could do CMT for the same price as an A range suit. This covers the logistical expenses with handling CMT.
    No, we can't do custom trenchcoats. I might have khaki in three months.
    Good eye. I just fixed these.
     


  3. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Just got my brown captoe balmorals...these things are incredible. For the price, I've never seen a shoe as nice as this one. It's not much more than the price of an AE, and it's light years ahead of any of my previous AE's (I've owned about 4-5 pairs) in both styling, construction, and fit. For anyone who doesn't have a "good" dress shoe yet, I highly recommend picking up a pair.

    I usually have trouble with sizing because of my narrow foot, but this is a pretty sleek last with a slightly elongated toe. I went down 1/2 size, but up a width (I'm a TTS 12.5B or C width depending on the shoe), and I got a 12D in these, and the fit is pretty spot on. There's a very very small amount of heel slippage when I take a step, but I expect that to dissipate as the shoe breaks in and molds to my foot a little better.
     


  4. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Aren't all their shoes in a D size?
     


  5. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    yep, I just specified that I got a D to show that I went up a width from TTS....so if anyone has a narrow size and wants to try these they might benefit from doing the same (i.e. TTS 10.5C trying a 10D in this shoe).
     


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    Good to know, standard size is probably too narrow for me then. I would have to at least go up half a size.
     


  7. Beatlegeuse

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    sorry my last post may have been a bit misleading...I went up a width and down a half size. So if you're a D width you can probably order your standard size in these and be OK. If you have a wide foot, then yeah you may need to go up a half size.
     


  8. Omar1223

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    do you mind comparing them to brands other than AE, if you have owned them?
     


  9. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Sure, I own several pairs of Alden as well, and I think the KW shoe is a step above those. My Aldens are more on the casual side (suede chukkas, Indy boots, cordovan wingtip boots), and the styling of the KW is very different. If you want a dressy shoe, the KW is much better than anything Alden offers IMO, in terms of construction and definitely in styling. I like Alden primarily for their cordovan and suede offerings, but I don't think their more formal shoes are anything to get excited about.

    I haven't owned any C&J, but I have tried some on in-store, and I think the KW is at least as good as their benchgrades, but I can't compare to their handgrades as I don't have much experience with those. I haven't tried anything higher tier than that, so I won't be able to provide any comparison to the uber-high end brands like EG, G&G or JL....but, at a price point of $350, I don't think Kent's benchgrade line is really trying to compete with those guys.
     


  10. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    So... Anyone have any new suit fit pics? I've been wanting to see how others' Mtm turned out for a long time. More of mine coming soon.
     
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  11. New Shoes1

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    Why are you selling yours on B&S?
     
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  12. Beatlegeuse

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    I'm in the process of specifying my adjustments from the trial suit, and I'm waiting for some more swatches. It will probably be about a month still before I have the completed suit, but I'll definitely post pics when it's finished.
     


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    I have many & planning to get more. I'm selling some b/c I don't think they'll get enough wear. Kent's suits a definitely awesome.
     
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    Is that Kent Wang MTM in your profile pic? The fit looks great.
     


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    Indeed it is. Its the one I'm selling in my signature.
     


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