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post #286 of 850
I haven't washed my new Kamakura shirts yet.

Can anyone comment on how much Shrinking I should expect in the Sleeves? The sleeves are already borderlining too short for me. So I would be extremely disappointed if they shrunk.
post #287 of 850
^bugger all to none for me. Look at the NY cut if the sleeves are short.
post #288 of 850

How would you compare Kamakura to Suit Supply's shirts? Fit and quality-wise?

 

Because of duties the SS 79 euro range is not much more expensive than Kamakura. SS seems to offer fabrics from well known mills, but Im not sure how their extreme cut away collar looks unbuttoned(?). Kamakura got a more basic and more useable selection of fabrics and the unfused collars sounds really good. Any toughts on how the different shirt collars look unbuttoned?

post #289 of 850

I noticed that the Tokyo slim fit shirts have a different yard count/material than all the other shirts. Does anybody know why? 

 

It looks like nobody in this thread in the US has been hit with import tax yet. Is there anybody here who lives in California and has ordered from their online store before?

post #290 of 850
Muri I'm in CA, and have ordered twice from the online store, no import tax or anything like that either time.
post #291 of 850
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Originally Posted by CrackedCrab View Post

Muri I'm in CA, and have ordered twice from the online store, no import tax or anything like that either time.
Me too. No tax or other charges.
post #292 of 850
I wanted to share my experience with Kamakura Shirts here as they do not have an official affiliate thread but certainly deserve some praise for their spectacular customer service. I ordered two OCBDs in size 16/36.5 in the NY Slim Fit but after receiving them (with no duties or import fees) realized they were a bit too large for my taste. The quality of the shirts are great as I'm sure everyone else on this thread will know better than I. After consulting with Kamakura Shirts they suggested that if I want, I can exchange them for the size 15.75/35.5 and that might fit better. Upon agreeing to the exchange, they let me know that unfortunately they have run out of that size and they would be glad to accept a return and even refund me the shipping cost and I could re-order later when they had the stock. While returning it, I foolishly selected the cheapest shipping option as per the post officer's recommendation. When the package didn't arrive after 10 days, I found out that the package was sent via surface mail and would take 4-6 weeks to arrive with no tracking number. Kamakura Shirts not only reassured me that was ok and they would wait until the shirts arrived, they even refunded me my shipping fee solely based on my word, without further validation! While I know this may not be pertinent information to the Madison Ave store, I certainly thought it worthwhile to note their unparalleled customer service in a day and age where the customer is blamed for even manufacturer's defects.
post #293 of 850
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Originally Posted by Mashfir View Post

I wanted to share my experience with Kamakura Shirts here as they do not have an official affiliate thread but certainly deserve some praise for their spectacular customer service. I ordered two OCBDs in size 16/36.5 in the NY Slim Fit but after receiving them (with no duties or import fees) realized they were a bit too large for my taste. The quality of the shirts are great as I'm sure everyone else on this thread will know better than I. After consulting with Kamakura Shirts they suggested that if I want, I can exchange them for the size 15.75/35.5 and that might fit better. Upon agreeing to the exchange, they let me know that unfortunately they have run out of that size and they would be glad to accept a return and even refund me the shipping cost and I could re-order later when they had the stock. While returning it, I foolishly selected the cheapest shipping option as per the post officer's recommendation. When the package didn't arrive after 10 days, I found out that the package was sent via surface mail and would take 4-6 weeks to arrive with no tracking number. Kamakura Shirts not only reassured me that was ok and they would wait until the shirts arrived, they even refunded me my shipping fee solely based on my word, without further validation! While I know this may not be pertinent information to the Madison Ave store, I certainly thought it worthwhile to note their unparalleled customer service in a day and age where the customer is blamed for even manufacturer's defects.

Good to hear that, let's just hope no one abuse it.
post #294 of 850
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Originally Posted by Mashfir View Post

I wanted to share my experience with Kamakura Shirts here as they do not have an official affiliate thread but certainly deserve some praise for their spectacular customer service. I ordered two OCBDs in size 16/36.5 in the NY Slim Fit but after receiving them (with no duties or import fees) realized they were a bit too large for my taste. The quality of the shirts are great as I'm sure everyone else on this thread will know better than I. After consulting with Kamakura Shirts they suggested that if I want, I can exchange them for the size 15.75/35.5 and that might fit better. Upon agreeing to the exchange, they let me know that unfortunately they have run out of that size and they would be glad to accept a return and even refund me the shipping cost and I could re-order later when they had the stock. While returning it, I foolishly selected the cheapest shipping option as per the post officer's recommendation. When the package didn't arrive after 10 days, I found out that the package was sent via surface mail and would take 4-6 weeks to arrive with no tracking number. Kamakura Shirts not only reassured me that was ok and they would wait until the shirts arrived, they even refunded me my shipping fee solely based on my word, without further validation! While I know this may not be pertinent information to the Madison Ave store, I certainly thought it worthwhile to note their unparalleled customer service in a day and age where the customer is blamed for even manufacturer's defects.
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What is your experience with the sizing? I was going to place an order in this exact size/fit shortly and wonder if the NY slim is TTS?
post #295 of 850
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

I haven't washed my new Kamakura shirts yet.

Can anyone comment on how much Shrinking I should expect in the Sleeves? The sleeves are already borderlining too short for me. So I would be extremely disappointed if they shrunk.

I bought two shirts in pinpoint oxford cloth, and I washed and dried (high heat) them and I really didn't notice any shrinkage. I have the opposite problem with the 35" sleeves being slightly long so I was actually hoping for some shrinkage. YMMV depending on fabric.
post #296 of 850
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

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Just bought this, I am tokyo slim 15-32 1/3 and I got a small, sleeve seems a bit longer, but guess I can expect a bit shrinkage
post #297 of 850
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

I haven't washed my new Kamakura shirts yet.

Can anyone comment on how much Shrinking I should expect in the Sleeves? The sleeves are already borderlining too short for me. So I would be extremely disappointed if they shrunk.

I cold wash and hung dry my, and didn't feel much (if any) shrinkage. I didn't bother measure it, just feel like it's more or less the same.
post #298 of 850
Bear with me as I am new. If you're asking whether or not they're the same as the measurements stated in their "Style Guide", then yes all the measurements I took were within 0.25" of what was stated. It didn't fit for me since I have an odd physique. I am 6' 2", 175 lbs., with a 15.5" neck, 40" chest, 32" waist. This means that many shirts are quite blousy and sleeves are short. The shirts that I tried on were a bit too large for me in the neck and definitely too big in the waist. Chest and sleeves were fine. Ps. if someone could help me, why don't my line breaks appear when I post but appear when I type?
post #299 of 850
Re line breaks, chances are you are using a piece-of-crap outdated version of IE. you actually have to type in the raw HTML to get line breaks. Use a new browser or type
every time you want a line break

Sorry, this editor is not letting me type raw HTML. Type < b r / > for line breaks, just get rid of the extra spaces
post #300 of 850
Thanks msulinski, I'm at work and most definitely on an outtdated IE, I'll keep that in mind.

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