The Official Styleforum Vendors NYC Trunk Show Thread - Nov 16 and 17 - No Man Walks Alone, Kent Wan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. JP Marcellino

    JP Marcellino Affiliate Vendor

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    this is from his FB page. i have always loved thick old school "gangster" stripe suits. this suit tailor is incredible.

    i was talking to an old school Italian suit maker that's right here in Huntington just the other day. HE, was fascinated how i stitch this thick bridle leather by hand, but i have to tell you, he pulled out a suit from the 50's that he stitched completely by hand and my jaw dropped at the level of detail. not just the detail but the fact that the entire suit was stitched by hand, knowing first hand the labor intense process, i have much respect for this old craft. Don't get me wrong, and we both agreed, that machine stitching is an art form too, but something is to be said of hand stitching (yes i am bias, obviously).

    and i don't necessarily mean what can be created with hand stitching as opposed to machine. i mean the long hours of monotonous labor as one of my guys called it "boring" work. Long stretches of hand stitching could be hours upon hours of "wanting to end it all" stitching work. and in the end if you make a mistake and have to toss it all away, in those moments you hope no one is around to see you cry like a little girl. no doubt hand stitching brings out the detail like no machine can, but there is a cost to your "sanity." A price i am willing to pay for the reward of my customer appreciating and being satisfied with my work.....
     
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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I applaud your commitment, sir.

    I always lol when I read or hear someone say "swing". My wife tells me that my maturity level ground to a halt at age 15. She obviously met me when I was much older than 15.
     


  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Kent Wang will be bringing a full range of nearly everything we sell, including a full size range of our benchgrade and handgrade shoes to try on for size. The only thing we won't be bringing is made-to-measure, but you can just go to our New York pop-up for that.
     


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    aravenel Senior member

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    Want to be there so bad.... Unfortunately, will be out of town that weekend :( Perhaps next time.
     


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    I'll stop by Saturday afternoon........a bottle of Appleton's rum should suffice =)

    Or a Corona LOL
     


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    btuthill Well-Known Member

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    I will be swinging by some time on Saturday. Sounds like a great event.
     


  7. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    If we need to RSVP for the correct amount of booze, you should probably count me as two.
     


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    This sounds great. Any amber ale or scotch is fine by me!
     


  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I got a request that you bring your low top sneakers - navy and grey, I think.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Typical. I will be out of town this weekend. :(
     


  11. GauchoSF

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    Tentative yes!

    Looking forward to meeting some more of our Affiliates in person :) And Fok, I suppose it will be nice to see you as well.
     


  12. JP Marcellino

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    pb, it would have been good to see you.

    all this "booze" is going to be at the show with no live music?
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know, it would have been great! Don't worry, there will be time in the future I am sure.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait a second, wait a second, as Style Forum's esteemed board member, why wasn't I consulted with before setting the date of the trunk show? :(
     


  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Wait a second, wait a second, as a devoted Style Forum board member, why don't you plan and reorganize your weekend getaways around the date of the trunk show? [​IMG]
     
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