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post #1366 of 1606
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Originally Posted by kthoag View Post

Wow those lucky bags went quick! Wish I saw the email at work. Best of luck to those that picked them up - and please post photos or descriptions of what you got. Cheers!

Hopefully it's not an unlucky bag. I'll post pics.
post #1367 of 1606
Man, I was foolish to think that I would be able to buy one of the grab bags in my size after I got back from work. I should've just purchased when I first saw the email. I went with the Tokyo classic instead of slim, so I hoping its not such a huge difference
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Man, does this mean no grab bags for the New Year?

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Originally Posted by Colrais View Post

Man, does this mean no grab bags for the New Year?

From the link that was shared, it looks like they will offer the lucky bags in the Madison Ave shops on New Years.
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I'm assuming that they'll offer them in Japan (in stores, and perhaps online) in Jan 1st. I could ask a relative to get me one, but I see the remaining stock of NY Slim shirts in my size and I can almost guess what horrendous colours and patterns I'll end up with. :crazy:

post #1371 of 1606
Anyone who has purchased a lucky bag, what was your experience? I have a fear they are going to send me three check shirts and I'll have to sell them all on ebay.
post #1372 of 1606
If I recall correctly for last year (and you can search the thread to find the examples), there was usually a staple shirt in there. The others were a bit more unusual - checks, odd color, etc.
post #1373 of 1606

They added more - just picked one up. I am nervous and excited - isn't that the point of fukubukuro? Good luck, everybody.

post #1374 of 1606
Anyone give these a try?

http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gWF104510S/#

Please share thoughts on fit and shrink after wash.
post #1375 of 1606

Missed out on the grab bag, oh well, its probably for the best.

 

I only have one of Kamakura's shirts, a tokyo slim fit, and it doesn't have a split yoke. Are all their shirts single yoke? I was a bit surprised when I received mine and saw this.

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What are every ones opinions of the soft unfused collars on Kamakuras shirts?  I'm speaking specifically to their spread collar.   Someone commented that my collars look messy, like the fusing is old, on the what are you wearing today board. The collars are just unfused and I don't use collar stays.  I know this is the look most prefer with cutaways.  How does everyone feel about it with spread collars?

post #1377 of 1606
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Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post

What are every ones opinions of the soft unfused collars on Kamakuras shirts?  I'm speaking specifically to their spread collar.   Someone commented that my collars look messy, like the fusing is old, on the what are you wearing today board. The collars are just unfused and I don't use collar stays.  I know this is the look most prefer with cutaways.  How does everyone feel about it with spread collars?

I have one and I like it with my fits that skew towards the more casual side of things but 19/20 times I'll choose one of my fused collar shirts to wear with suits. It's really personal preference and depends on the subtle details of the specific wearer. As an example I don't think I've seen Antonio (eidos) wear a fused collar with his relaxed vibe (although I could be wrong!).
post #1378 of 1606
I have only tried Kamakura's regular fit, which has a slightly shorter button-down collar (which is almost identical to BB's, except with a much lighter interlining).

I think there is a Tokyo slim fit size that will fit me, however (hooray), and am just always so close to pulling the trigger every time they restock Oxford cloth shirts with the BD collar.

I am curious, for those of you who have the Kamakura shirt, if you also have any experience with ProperCloth's vintage ivy 60s button-down.

I've determined that the Propercloth vintage button-down is my favorite button down collar. It is the perfect length, with the perfect roll, with the perfect tie space, but with a slightly wider spread, which I feel looks modern without ruining the charm of the look it's inspired by. For comparison, I have the new Knottery OCBD, the collar points of which are longer than any other OCBD out there—but I just don't like it as much as the slightly more spread propercloth collar.

HOWEVER, proper cloth has one fatal flaw that i really dislike: the placket is too narrow! and there is no option for a wider placket.

From photos, it looks like the kamakura slim-fit BD collar is very similar to the propercloth one, but their placket is the right width!

Anybody have one of each and can comment?

for reference, here is a pic of my propercloth, in their cheapest oxford cloth.

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I am looking to purchase Kamakura tokyo slim fit dress shirt for my suits, whats the differences between - dobby / end-on-end / and broadcloth. Which is better to be worn with a suit and without a suit? Thanks

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Any fits pics of these shirts? (While not wearing a jacket)
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