Kent Wang Shirt Review (w/ 8 pics)

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  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I just received my Kent Wang sample shirt that I purchased from the man himself. This is the size M shirt. First thought - I am very impressed with the fit. I am a 38-40R and this shirt fits perfectly. When I try on typical shirts with S, M, L-type sizing, I find that the body on a Medium is too baggy, and the sleeves of a Small are too short - this KW shirt does not suffer from either problem. For the record, I am 5'11 and 175 lbs. The fabric is really nice. I think this is quite a versatile stripe that looks good with dark ties that have a subtle woven pattern. The buttons are thick MOP and feel substantial. I really like the collar and cuff shape as well. I look forward to seeing what other fabrics Kent will offer, because I will certainly purchase from him again. Construction, fabric, and detailing are superior to similarly-priced shirts. I would say this is on par with shirts in the $200-$250 range (Robert Talbott, Zegna). At $105 this shirt represents an excellent value, and I am satisfied with my purchase. Here is Kent's original thread with the specifics of the shirts. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. mizanation

    mizanation Senior member

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    looks like a winner.
     


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    metkirk Senior member

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    Are those felt seams on the sides of the shirt? Very nice fit.
     


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    the shirt looks great and fits really well. could you post some pictures of the shirt tucked in? thanks.
     


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    mrphrog Senior member

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    The fit is perfect!
     


  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Looks awfully short - fits you well though in the shoulders and arm.
     


  7. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Looks awfully short - fits you well though in the shoulders and arm.
    The shirt can be worn untucked and look fine, and when I tuck it in (which I will be doing 99% of the time) it doesn't feel like the tails will pull out. Also, the jeans that I am wearing are worn low.
     


  8. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Is this a consignment sale? [​IMG] Just kidding, looks great. those buttons look pretty nice!
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I'm actually quite impressed by the fit, looks great. Although I'm not a fan of wearing a dress shirt untucked with any type of pants (including jeans), it does look fine untucked as well. I'm curious to see how it fits tucked, without the jacket on.
     


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    Looks incredible.

    We have similar proportions. I might buy one soon.
     


  11. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I'm actually quite impressed by the fit, looks great. Although I'm not a fan of wearing a dress shirt untucked with any type of pants (including jeans), it does look fine untucked as well. I'm curious to see how it fits tucked, without the jacket on.

    I don't typically wear dress shirts untucked (especially with French cuffs) but did so in the photo to show the length.
     


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    stickonatree Senior member

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    looks great! so the M is $10 more than the S?
     


  13. Kent Wang

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    Thanks, VMan for the review and working with me to get the measurements right.
    looks great! so the M is $10 more than the S?
    Correct. The S is $95 and M will be $105.
     


  14. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    looks great! so the M is $10 more than the S?

    This is great, because I don't like absorbing the cost of fabric for the guy who buys the 50XL suit when I buy the 38R. Fabric is very expensive, and a big part of the end retail price.
     


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    The shirt can be worn untucked and look fine, and when I tuck it in (which I will be doing 99% of the time) it doesn't feel like the tails will pull out. Also, the jeans that I am wearing are worn low.
    I think the length is good (maybe a touch short) for wearing untucked. I've just come to prefer tucked in dress shirts a little longer.

    Maybe it's my imagination but I think they lay better around the waist because of it.
     


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