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I’m half Asian and have an Asian body type, which is proportionally longer in the torso, shorter in the legs, narrower in the shoulders and thicker in the neck, though generally shorter overall (i.e., total height). I wear the Tokyo slim fit and it works very well on my body off the rack.

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Originally Posted by theplayerking View Post

I’m half Asian and have an Asian body type, which is proportionally longer in the torso, shorter in the legs, narrower in the shoulders and thicker in the neck, though generally shorter overall (i.e., total height). I wear the Tokyo slim fit and it works very well on my body off the rack.

So if your of an "Anglo-American" body type you would prob recommend the NY fit then?
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So if your of an "Anglo-American" body type you would prob recommend the NY fit then?


I suppose I'm of the "Nordic body type" and the NY fit works for me. After visiting numerous locations in Japan and trying on different sizes of Tokyo fit shirts (only the Haneda Airport store had any NY fit shirts, and slim picking it was), I couldn't find any size that worked for my neck/sleeve length that wasn't either too tight or much too large.

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For university stripe is there anything else you need beside light blue?
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For university stripe is there anything else you need beside light blue?


"Need"? Haha. Really, a matter of preference. Blue is the most common and useful, I would agree. Other ones I would wear include grey, pink and what is sometimes referred to as red or burgundy, but the oxford weave combined with the white stripes make certain red uni stripe OCBDs look pink from a distance. Like this:

http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gSG0069613781/

 

I think a darker blue uni stripe looks good as well.

http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gSG0069253781/

 

So, no...in short you don't really need anything else, but consider what color shirts would you normally wear. Blue, pink and white are the colors of almost all of my shirts, so I won't personally venture into other territory, such as green or orange uni stripes.

 

OK, I would perhaps do purple...

http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gSG0078713781/

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Thank you for your response. But I ask you, blue or deep blue?

I have a lot of blue and a few white shirts generally. I will not venture away from that. I tried purple once, it felt very generic. No pink for me.

I would like to try burgundy but that seems like a rare one.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Thank you for your response. But I ask you, blue or deep blue?

I have a lot of blue and a few white shirts generally. I will not venture away from that. I tried purple once, it felt very generic. No pink for me.

I would like to try burgundy but that seems like a rare one.


Your rejection of pink will help me continue to stand out as that guy who wears a different pink shirt every other day, without fear of competition. I thank thee.

 

Since you have clearly favored blue in your shirt wardrobe, then to the question of blue (whatever that means) vs deep blue, the answer is obvious. Get both. That's what I would do.

 

PS: I do agree with the statement about purple (mainly lavender) shirts feeling generic. To my eye a lavender shirt is a guy's attempt to "break out of his norm", but with a fear of full-on pink.

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@Spex That's great, I was going to pull the trigger but thought better and kept to my usual 2 shirts per order. I realized I also have a good amount of stripe shirts that are very familiar in the grand scheme of things in other fabrics I am fond of. No need to splurge. I ended up with light blue uni stripe and another white button since white will help vary up the choices.. Hopefully Kamakura will honor my request by replacing the herringbone with twill.
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Originally Posted by Spex View Post

 

PS: I do agree with the statement about purple (mainly lavender) shirts feeling generic. To my eye a lavender shirt is a guy's attempt to "break out of his norm", but with a fear of full-on pink.

 

I can understand this, but lavender shirts really make me think of spring, personally.  I also wear pink shirts pretty regularly.

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Lavender is also more forgiving for those with reddish complexions, at least compared to pink.
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I'll eat my words and say that I might end up getting the lavender uni-stripe OCBD Kamakura recently released, if only to round out my OCBD collection...
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So, I received 2 packages from Kamakura.

First package with the light blue university stripe OCBD and white button down herringbone. Kamakura replied back to my email and apologized for not catching my request sooner before dispatching the goods. What they did was ship a second shirt of the one I wanted. It arrived and I definitely prefer the twill to the herringbone.

More so, they included a nice handkerchief or pocket square. It is great...I like the size, 18x18". A good handful of fabric for what it;'s worth, I like it. But that size does not seem as common online.

Is this suppose to be a handkerchief? Always wanted one, will be useful.
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Newb question but does anyone know the actual sleeve length for a 16.5 neck in any model....im aa true 35" and my recollection from the cm conversion to inches was that they only have a 36. II may be wrong and id like to try a few but if i have to tailor i can just mtm
Edited by kbuzz - 4/8/16 at 11:04am
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Newb question but does anyone know the actual sleeve length for a 16.5 neck in any model....im aa true 35" and my recollection from the cm conversion to inches was that they only have a 36. II may be wrong and id like to try a few but if i have to tailor i can just mtm

The NY Classic fit appears to have a size that corresponds to 16.5-35.5.
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Thank you for the response. I picked up a 16 to get the 35 inch sleeve and moved the top button out to give some room. I'd really prefer the 16.5 but no go with a 35 sleeve

Given this anyone know what the average Nyc Cost is for sleeve shortening ?

Otho the knits. Which come in S M L fit well and are outstanding

I'm guessing about $40. If it's that high the value proposition is reduced as its now a 110 shirt
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