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post #301 of 1096
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Re line breaks, chances are you are using a piece-of-crap outdated version of IE.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

This, IE6 at work tongue.gif?
post #302 of 1096

Off topic: I really don't understand why so many businesses insist on using outdated software. I hate using XP and some old version of IE.

 

On topic: Is there anyway to try on shirts for sizing besides going to the NYC store or Japan? I live in the West coast and I won't be in NYC for a while. Based on my collar and sleeve length, I think I should go for the 15/32.5 but according to the size guide, A 15/32.5 is for a chest size of 33.5". My chest is around 38" but wearing a 16/33.5 seems too big.

post #303 of 1096
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Originally Posted by Muri View Post

On topic: Is there anyway to try on shirts for sizing besides going to the NYC store or Japan? I live in the West coast and I won't be in NYC for a while. Based on my collar and sleeve length, I think I should go for the 15/32.5 but according to the size guide, A 15/32.5 is for a chest size of 33.5". My chest is around 38" but wearing a 16/33.5 seems too big.

 

I would just compare the chest measurement of a shirt that fits you to the chest measurement of the shirt you are looking to purchase. 

post #304 of 1096
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

dunno wtf they're waiting for to release these in the US

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http://shop.shirt.co.jp/item/WC1017_25/

I just placed an order for this and the ecru oxford in the NY fit as a birthday present to myself.
post #305 of 1096
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Thanks msulinski, I'm at work and most definitely on an outtdated IE, I'll keep that in mind.

Interesting...

 

Or switch to firefox
post #306 of 1096

Some feedback on the new york sizes, which I have to buy since I'm too tall for the tokyo fits:

 

Both slim and regular New York fits come with tails long enough to stay tucked in to my pants without much hassle. I find myself having to perform constant maintenance on certain shirt brands if after sitting down, moving my arms around, etc. I find that I have to do this a lot with Zegna and Thomas Pink shirts, less so with Brooks Bros or Ralph Lauren. When wearing new york Kamakuras, thanks to their long tail, I can rest easy.

 

New York slim is a great fit, with the exception of the armholes. I find them to be too tight, and I'm very slim. I'm not constantly reminded of this (i.e. if my arms are stationary, either at my desk or standing up), but it is certainly constricting. If the armholes were just a bit lower the problem would be solved and kamakura's new york slim fits would essentially be (for me) a perfect fit with great quality and styling.

 

New York standard fit is a bit looser. The armholes are no longer a problem. I'm considering having darts put in the back - a feature of the New York slim shirts.

 

As far as the quality goes, it's great, and essentially covered by other reviewers. Have 4 of their shirts and I'm branching out to ties now.

post #307 of 1096

It's a pity their sizing is bat shit crazy on the Tokyo Slim. Great cut.


Edited by Frankie22 - 8/31/13 at 8:50pm
post #308 of 1096
Can someone post their shirts from a side and back profile? OCBD and spread collar. I am more curious as to how the back pleat of the OCBD fits when tucked. For me if the shirt is slim the pleat tends to cause the upper back to sort of flare. I plan on ordering a combo of 6 OCBD/spread collar type shirts after I try out the fits. TIA
post #309 of 1096

The knit pique shirts are not see-through.  They resemble a Royal Oxford or a heavy weight Oxford Cloth.

post #310 of 1096

I am writing to answer as many questions about the Kamakura shirt as I can as I am a major fan and have something like 12 already.  

 

The knit shirts are great- they're a sort of homage to the oxford cloth button down and most people have no idea they are knit until I mention it.  Everyone has complimented me on them.  The pique knit shirts are not see through- as one writer on this site worried. They are a heavy knit and in some respects resemble the complex weave of a royal oxford cloth.  There are a few models of knit shirt that are flat weave (like a tennis shirt or a jersey fabric) and these are semi- see through.  These non-pique knits drape beautifully- much more so than the pique- which has a stiffness/heaviness to the hand.  I am a 15 1/2 34 shirt, 40 regular jacket, and I can wear either the small or the medium in the knit shirt- the small I simply dripped dry with no drier and the medium I put in the dryer.  Now both sizes are about equal. I will drip dry all of them from now on. They do shrink a bit in the dryer-- mostly in the length of the body, not around the chest or neck. Obviously, they are a specialty shirt- for summer, and for those who like a play on a classic.  Oh- both types of knit shirts are slim compared to their regular cuts in cloth shirts.  There isn't a tremendous amount to tuck in compared, for instance, to a Brooks Bros. shirt.

 

The button down shirts at Kamakura are a great fit for me-- I have an end-on-end button down and a pinpoint oxford cloth.  They are probably not going to please the people who like their button downs to have huge amounts of extra fabric hanging off the sides and back.  Similarly, they are not made from that kind of oxford cloth that feels like Kevlar and over time softens up to a heavy canvas. Instead, they are smart-looking, trim (though not Uniqlo or mod emaciated) shirts whose shoulder seams sit at your shoulders and whose collars frame your head distinctively.  Their fabric is suited to this smartness; it's a medium weight oxford cloth and a fine, tight pinpoint.  As for the shrinkage of the cloth shirts - I have noticed very little (and again, I have not been putting them in the drier.)

 

The Kamakura aesthetic seems most likely to appeal to two types: 1, those looking for a classic button down look that has been slightly distilled and sharpened by a modern eye, and 2, those whose interest in "Ivy" style centers on the late 60's (the Ivy boom rather than the more traditional years prior), when shirt makers like Arrow produced the Cum Laude line (slimmer, proportioned but not yet body-hugging, floppy-collared 1970's stuff.) They mostly carry the staples (blue, white, some tattersalls, etc, in oxford and pinpoints) and anything else has to be made to measure.  They intimated to me that every season will additionally feature some new ready-to-wear specials, like the linen shirts they had this spring and the chambray casual shirts they have now (blue chambray and white heavy-duty oxford, actually).

 

As for their service, it is impeccable.  I haven't been so taken care of in a Manhattan store since - well- never before.  The store, by the way, is aware of their sizing issues and they are fixing the system.  

post #311 of 1096
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

I just placed an order for this and the ecru oxford in the NY fit as a birthday present to myself.

i just bought a chambray too

thanks!
post #312 of 1096

Posted this is in the wedding attire thread too but was looking for opinion/thoughts/experience on this Tokyo Formal Shirt  http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_452.html

 

It was a great fit for me besides the arm holes being a tad smaller than I need which causes some wrinkling around the shoulders.  I'm not too concerned about that, however, since I plan to be wearing my dinner suit jacket all night.  

post #313 of 1096
Anyone receive the ivy look chambray yet? How is the fit and fabric? Comparing to Gitman vintage? Thanks!
post #314 of 1096
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Originally Posted by HOT Sriracha View Post

Anyone receive the ivy look chambray yet? How is the fit and fabric? Comparing to Gitman vintage? Thanks!

 

I tried on an Ivy-look shirt.  The oxford cloth was heavy.  It should please people who like a nubbly, textured, weighty oxford cloth.  I tried on a medium and it was snug (I am a 40-41 jacket, 15 1/2 34 shirt) under the arms.  I could have probably tried the large but I wasn't looking for a casual shirt that day.    

post #315 of 1096
Tempting


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