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post #1441 of 1520
+1 on the above advice.
post #1442 of 1520
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

Personally, I'd go for the 35" sleeves. 
 

I've had shirts with sleeves that were a bit too short and I always felt irritated by them and didn't wear them often as a result. 

 

Also, if the sleeves are a bit too long, it's easy to tighten the cuffs by moving the button.


Thanks.

That's where I was leaning, just didn't know if Kamakura's 33.5 was actually more like a 34.

Appreciate your help. Look forward to seeing how it fits.

post #1443 of 1520
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

Funny how they have a university stripe OCBD for the first time in months, but their photography is so bad it makes the blue look green.

Here are their photos with corrected white balance for those interested. I already ordered one in the light blue, and I'm glad I did because it is now sold out in my size.

http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gLF0241623781/


Light Blue:





"Deep" Blue:





Pink:


OK actually I was way off. Their photos are actually fairly accurate. Received the light-blue stripe, and not that you would know this from their site, the reason it looks like it does on the website is because while the blue thread is blue, the white thread is actually more like ecru. Making the whole thing like a weird sepia-toned version of a standard white/blue university stripe. As my brother said, it looks kinda old-timey.

Awesome, perfect fit for me and the oxford cloth is great. But just not the color I was looking for.

I'll post pics to show what it is. If someone wants to buy it from me for their price plus a few bucks shipping, PM me.
post #1444 of 1520
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

OK actually I was way off. Their photos are actually fairly accurate. Received the light-blue stripe, and not that you would know this from their site, the reason it looks like it does on the website is because while the blue thread is blue, the white thread is actually more like ecru. Making the whole thing like a weird sepia-toned version of a standard white/blue university stripe. As my brother said, it looks kinda old-timey.

Awesome, perfect fit for me and the oxford cloth is great. But just not the color I was looking for.

I'll post pics to show what it is. If someone wants to buy it from me for their price plus a few bucks shipping, PM me.

Sorry for the dramatic lighting but I wasn't able to get home in time to get window lighting.

Used a BB university stripe and a solid white plus the Kamakura light blue university stripe for comparison.


post #1445 of 1520
A couple of years ago Kamakura sold these type of OCBDs and they may have even labelled them as "Vintage Ivy" at the time. I was always curious about them, and almost ordered one, although it was difficult to discerne what the actual colors were.

What size did you purchase? Also, just out of curiosity, what size BB Black Fleece do you wear, for comparison.
post #1446 of 1520
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Originally Posted by Spex View Post

A couple of years ago Kamakura sold these type of OCBDs and they may have even labelled them as "Vintage Ivy" at the time. I was always curious about them, and almost ordered one, although it was difficult to discerne what the actual colors were.

What size did you purchase? Also, just out of curiosity, what size BB Black Fleece do you wear, for comparison.

This is 16-35, or 41-89 in their sizing. The black fleece shirt is actually my brother's so I can't comment on size comparison directly, though he wears BB4 and there's no way he could fit into this OCBD. This is probably on par with a BB ESF in 16-35.
post #1447 of 1520

Can anyone say how the Tokyo Slim fits compare to TM Lewin super fitted?

post #1448 of 1520
Does it make sense to split this into two separate threads? I'm always looking for info on the Madison Ave store which I frequent, but it seems like a lot of the posts are about fit questions for people shopping on the Internet.
Maybe we could keep this thread for store questions (and maybe add discussion of the new downtown location) and make a new distinct online shoppers thread. Mods have done this sort of thing in the past right?
post #1449 of 1520
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Originally Posted by Rusty View Post

Does it make sense to split this into two separate threads? I'm always looking for info on the Madison Ave store which I frequent, but it seems like a lot of the posts are about fit questions for people shopping on the Internet.
Maybe we could keep this thread for store questions (and maybe add discussion of the new downtown location) and make a new distinct online shoppers thread. Mods have done this sort of thing in the past right?

10 posts is a good week in this thread. I really don't see a need for two. Maybe if the thread was more active.
post #1450 of 1520
Agreed, there's not enough Posts about either topic to maintain two vibrant threads. This one barely limps along as is...
post #1451 of 1520
I'll try to contribute something to keep the thread moving. A Kamakura store just opened in Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan. My wife went in and bought me a gift card so that I could go back and have a MTM shirt made. They were super friendly and helpful, but unfortunately the MTM program is really limited. They can only customize the collar size, arm length and shirt length. They measured me for all three, then brought out some samples to try (the New York slim in two different sizes and the Tokyo slim in one size; for reference I'm 6'2" 190lbs). The Tokyo slim fit me by far the best in the chest/underarms/shoulders, but was too short, so I decided to have one made with the length of a New York shirt. Got a striped broadcloth with french placket, button cuffs, no pocket and a tab collar. Will post pictures when it comes in... they said to expect it in about 4 weeks.
post #1452 of 1520
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

I'll try to contribute something to keep the thread moving. A Kamakura store just opened in Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan. My wife went in and bought me a gift card so that I could go back and have a MTM shirt made. They were super friendly and helpful, but unfortunately the MTM program is really limited. They can only customize the collar size, arm length and shirt length. They measured me for all three, then brought out some samples to try (the New York slim in two different sizes and the Tokyo slim in one size; for reference I'm 6'2" 190lbs). The Tokyo slim fit me by far the best in the chest/underarms/shoulders, but was too short, so I decided to have one made with the length of a New York shirt. Got a striped broadcloth with french placket, button cuffs, no pocket and a tab collar. Will post pictures when it comes in... they said to expect it in about 4 weeks.

Their version of MTM leaves a lot to be desired with respect to how most of us think of MTM. I'm sure the actual shirt quality will be fantastic. I hope you find the fit is good as well.
post #1453 of 1520
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Originally Posted by jamie411 View Post

Agreed, there's not enough Posts about either topic to maintain two vibrant threads. This one barely limps along as is...
+1.
post #1454 of 1520
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

I'll try to contribute something to keep the thread moving. A Kamakura store just opened in Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan. My wife went in and bought me a gift card so that I could go back and have a MTM shirt made. They were super friendly and helpful, but unfortunately the MTM program is really limited. They can only customize the collar size, arm length and shirt length. They measured me for all three, then brought out some samples to try (the New York slim in two different sizes and the Tokyo slim in one size; for reference I'm 6'2" 190lbs). The Tokyo slim fit me by far the best in the chest/underarms/shoulders, but was too short, so I decided to have one made with the length of a New York shirt. Got a striped broadcloth with french placket, button cuffs, no pocket and a tab collar. Will post pictures when it comes in... they said to expect it in about 4 weeks.

What's the pricing like for MTM?  And is there any way to do it online?  Their selection of available sizes is a little odd so I could see it being an attempt to bridge the gap a little bit.

post #1455 of 1520
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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

What's the pricing like for MTM?  And is there any way to do it online?  Their selection of available sizes is a little odd so I could see it being an attempt to bridge the gap a little bit.

IIRC they have three price levels, based on fabric quality: $130, $180 and ~$200. I went with the $180. Unfortunately I can't really tell you much about the fabric I chose in terms of thread count, etc., but it felt great to the touch. Mainly I just liked the pattern though. Compared to what Luxire or Spier & Mackay offer in terms of customization and pattern adjustments, it's hard to argue that Kamakura offers a really great value, but I'll reserve judgment until I get the shirt. As @StockwellDay said, I'm expecting it to be very good quality if nothing else.

Unfortunately, I don't think you can do it online. They actually filled out a paper form with the options I selected.
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