11
Dec
Kent Wang white sneakers — Unbranded, plain-white, simple sneakers for $95. Only available in sizes 7, 8, 9 (sizes 10+ coming next year).

Kent Wang white sneakers — Unbranded, plain-white, simple sneakers for $95. Only available in sizes 7, 8, 9 (sizes 10+ coming next year).

09
Dec

New Kent Wang pocket squares — So, these are pretty amazing. I’ve become a fan of printed, non-repetitive patterns for pocket squares lately. You can bunch them up in a pocket and their random colors will go with pretty much anything. 

Check them out ($45 each):

01
Dec

I LOVE the KW pocket square from WIWT 11.30.11. Is it the "powder blue with navy edge" or the "white with navy edge" or neither. Disclaimer, I'm slightly color blind :)

Disclaimer: I’m a terrible photographer.

It’s the powder blue w/ navy blue edge. Be warned though, the edge is more of a royal blue than a dark, navy blue. It’s definitely several shades lighter than any navy item I own. Still, I like it. 

13
Aug
So, I know everyone was going crazy over Kent Wang’s new light-blue and navy bi-color silk knit. No disagreements. It looks phenomenal and maybe someday I’ll pick one up.
But not before I pick up this light blue and brown bi-color silk knit pictured above. If you can, try to see the photo in high-resolution. I love it — and I’m not someone who wears a lot of brown ties. But the fall-winter seasons are coming up, and that means breaking out the tweeds and this would go quite nicely with them, I think.
And it’s no exaggeration about how these look way more incredible in person than on the screen. I bought the black and white bi-color silk knit for my roommate last Christmas and the color to it is something quite rare.
Pointed tip or square end? Tough to say.

So, I know everyone was going crazy over Kent Wang’s new light-blue and navy bi-color silk knit. No disagreements. It looks phenomenal and maybe someday I’ll pick one up.

But not before I pick up this light blue and brown bi-color silk knit pictured above. If you can, try to see the photo in high-resolution. I love it — and I’m not someone who wears a lot of brown ties. But the fall-winter seasons are coming up, and that means breaking out the tweeds and this would go quite nicely with them, I think.

And it’s no exaggeration about how these look way more incredible in person than on the screen. I bought the black and white bi-color silk knit for my roommate last Christmas and the color to it is something quite rare.

Pointed tip or square end? Tough to say.

21
Jul
Kent Wang silk grenadine necktie and linen pocket square in action, for those of you who might be curious. I received both as a birthday gift from my brother and absolutely love them. The necktie knots so well and feels substantial. The edges on the square have a good thickness to them and is easily one of the best pocket squares I own now.

Kent Wang silk grenadine necktie and linen pocket square in action, for those of you who might be curious. I received both as a birthday gift from my brother and absolutely love them. The necktie knots so well and feels substantial. The edges on the square have a good thickness to them and is easily one of the best pocket squares I own now.

21
Jul

Valet had a quick section on Kent Wang & his polos. I tried to use your search feature to pull up your old post on them. Would you mind re-posting it?

- Asked by Anonymous

Here’s the Kent Wang tagged posts I’ve written. But you’re probably better off reading dieworkwear’s review of Kent Wang’s polos on StyleForum and Put This On.

I know lots of other Tumblr folk have Kent Wang polos, so if they chime in, ask them if you’re looking for more info.

I did order one, however, I returned it. Nothing against the fabric or look at all, but I really need a longer length for it to stay tucked in (I prefer to tuck). If they fit you, then you’re in luck. I just tend to be an outlier.

As for the rest of Kent Wang’s stuff I’ve handled, it’s really, really nice. I love the PTO six-fold club tie. Their bi-color silk knits are phenomenal (gave one to my roommate as a gift) and the photos online don’t do it justice. My brother gave me a navy silk grenadine and linen square as a gift and I’m both have become treasured favorites.

ADDING from dieworkwear:

He does MTM polos now. Check his StyleForum thread.
12
May
kentwang:

My slim fit polos have been selling very well, thanks to reviews from Put This On, Die Workwear, and others.
Many sizes are already sold out. I’ve already put in the order for the next run which will be available in early June. In addition to restocking the current colors I will be adding:
lavender grey pastel yellow white with navy stripes navy with white stripes
If you have any other suggestions, leave a comment.
I’m also thinking of shortening the placket by one inch and removing one of the buttons. I’d like to hear opinions on this.

Give Kent Wang a try. Seriously. While their sizing didn’t work out for my odd-ass torso, they’re doing great things with unbranded polos and I’m only disappointed with my genetics, not their polos. They have a great return policy and I’m definitely going to be ordering from them in the future because of it. Check out their sizing and give it a shot and get one solid polo for summer — if it fits you. No point in giving RL or Lacoste your hard-earned bills.

kentwang:

My slim fit polos have been selling very well, thanks to reviews from Put This On, Die Workwear, and others.

Many sizes are already sold out. I’ve already put in the order for the next run which will be available in early June. In addition to restocking the current colors I will be adding:

lavender
grey
pastel yellow
white with navy stripes
navy with white stripes

If you have any other suggestions, leave a comment.

I’m also thinking of shortening the placket by one inch and removing one of the buttons. I’d like to hear opinions on this.

Give Kent Wang a try. Seriously. While their sizing didn’t work out for my odd-ass torso, they’re doing great things with unbranded polos and I’m only disappointed with my genetics, not their polos. They have a great return policy and I’m definitely going to be ordering from them in the future because of it. Check out their sizing and give it a shot and get one solid polo for summer — if it fits you. No point in giving RL or Lacoste your hard-earned bills.

29
Apr
Kent Wang x Put This On club tie — I was asked yesterday by orangegentleman how this tie knots and hangs on the collar, specifically if it sticks out from the collar. It’s tough to get a good photo of this, but it does indeed stick out and knots really well. To be frank, it’s probably the nicest knotting tie I own.

Kent Wang x Put This On club tie — I was asked yesterday by orangegentleman how this tie knots and hangs on the collar, specifically if it sticks out from the collar. It’s tough to get a good photo of this, but it does indeed stick out and knots really well. To be frank, it’s probably the nicest knotting tie I own.

28
Apr

Kent Wang quick take

Polo: Got the size large for the length, but it’s too big in the torso and still even a bit short on me (I like to tuck mine in, which gets more difficult if I wore low-rise chinos). I probably could use a medium, but then it’d be too short. Sadly, I have to return it, however, if you’re of a “normal” torso size in terms of length, then these are super nice. I pretty much agree with what dieworkwear said about them at PTO. I need to find a place that sells polos in tall sizes.

Put This On club tie: Fucking cool. Wearing it tomorrow. Keeping this forever and hope I never spill something on it. This is the second tie I’ve purchased from Kent Wang (the other was a silk knit) and they make some super nice ties. I definitely want to get one of their grenadine navy ties at some point.

26
Apr
putthison:

The Put This On Club Tie Returns!
Our initial run of Put This On club ties sold out in less than 24 hours, but now we’ve got more on hand. A special collaboration between Kent Wang and Put This On.
Here are the details:
The club tie has a great history. Wearing a striped pattern can  signify your social club, your military regiment or your alma mater. I  belong to no social clubs, did not serve in the military, and my schools  (School of the Arts in San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz) are less than  necktie-friendly.
So, with the help of haberdasher Kent Wang, I created an official  club tie for Put This On. It is a signifier of taste and distinction for  a post-club era.
The Put This On tie features our signature colors, red and white, in a  tasteful design which is suitable for almost any outfit. It’s six-fold,  meaning it uses an extraordinary volume of silk, and ties and drapes  particularly beautifully. And we priced it at $95, which is about half  of what a tie of similar quality would cost you at Barney’s or Wilkes  Bashford.
Now you can stride into any meeting with confidence, knowing that  your superb taste in social organizations is reflected in the silk  around your neck. Seize the day!
Kent has a limited volume on hand now, and a portion of each sale supports Put This On. Buy yours now.

I wanted to grab this the last time around, but waited too long. But my order is in and I also picked up one of the Kent Wang polo shirts. If you’re kind of on the fence about their polo shirts, then take a quick hop over to the KW affiliate thread at Styleforum, where dieworkwear gives a nice comparison review to the Benjamin Bixby polo shirt. When I have both of these in hand, I’ll be sure to post my thoughts.

putthison:

The Put This On Club Tie Returns!

Our initial run of Put This On club ties sold out in less than 24 hours, but now we’ve got more on hand. A special collaboration between Kent Wang and Put This On.

Here are the details:

The club tie has a great history. Wearing a striped pattern can signify your social club, your military regiment or your alma mater. I belong to no social clubs, did not serve in the military, and my schools (School of the Arts in San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz) are less than necktie-friendly.

So, with the help of haberdasher Kent Wang, I created an official club tie for Put This On. It is a signifier of taste and distinction for a post-club era.

The Put This On tie features our signature colors, red and white, in a tasteful design which is suitable for almost any outfit. It’s six-fold, meaning it uses an extraordinary volume of silk, and ties and drapes particularly beautifully. And we priced it at $95, which is about half of what a tie of similar quality would cost you at Barney’s or Wilkes Bashford.

Now you can stride into any meeting with confidence, knowing that your superb taste in social organizations is reflected in the silk around your neck. Seize the day!

Kent has a limited volume on hand now, and a portion of each sale supports Put This On. Buy yours now.

I wanted to grab this the last time around, but waited too long. But my order is in and I also picked up one of the Kent Wang polo shirts. If you’re kind of on the fence about their polo shirts, then take a quick hop over to the KW affiliate thread at Styleforum, where dieworkwear gives a nice comparison review to the Benjamin Bixby polo shirt. When I have both of these in hand, I’ll be sure to post my thoughts.

14
Apr

Some comments and responses

edwinhu said: these are great looking! also have you ever seen a point collar polo shirt? is the “spread collar” really that notable of a feature? just sayin.

I think most polos have a typical collar. Would I call it a “point” collar? No. But looking at the spread on these collars, I’d say they’re a larger angle. FWIW, that’s their copywriting, not mine.

ajamison said: Kent Wang, great stuff. I can’t speak to the polos, but I have 2 ties and a pair of double-sided mother-of-pearl cuff links of his that are fantastic.

Their silk knits are fantastic. I bought one as a gift for a friend and was really impressed.

theodinspire said: Or one could just not wear polos

This is true. I generally don’t wear them that often, but some days just really suck to the point where it’s the best option.

14
Apr
Kent Wang polo T-shirts — These look really nice. The lack of an annoying embroidered logo on the chest is something refreshing to see. They also have mother-of-pearl buttons and a spread collar, which seems to be all the rage these days. The price of $65 might seem high, but it’s still cheaper than Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers.

Kent Wang polo T-shirts — These look really nice. The lack of an annoying embroidered logo on the chest is something refreshing to see. They also have mother-of-pearl buttons and a spread collar, which seems to be all the rage these days. The price of $65 might seem high, but it’s still cheaper than Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers.

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