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What is the difference between the Vintage Ivy Ercu Oxford and their regular white oxford shirt? Would the Ercu Oxford be less versatile and only for casual occasions?

post #347 of 1017

Yes.  The Vintage Ivy is more casual-- very heavy, nubbly oxford cloth, locker loop, shorter tails (to my eye)- for a weekend.

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Chambray, "seasonal" ocbd and linen square
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post




Chambray, "seasonal" ocbd and linen square

Looks great.  The pinpoint oxfords have become my regular day to day, go to shirts. What is the "seasonal" ocbd shirt you're showing and what makes it seasonal?

post #350 of 1017
I should have asked :-)

I believe it might be heavier.

They have some beautiful wool ties too.

And I got invited to the 1 year anniversary party!
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Who will be attending? :)

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I'm going to try to go to the party.  

 

Has anyone washed the Kamakura cloth shirts (as opposed to the knits- which I like tremendously)?  Is the cloth mid-range quality?  Better?  Worse? Are they going to last?  I like the fit better than anywhere else...I'm just not sure about the cloth shirts and I don't want to have pay $180 for their MTM to get the fit PLUS the better fabric. So, *if* the fabric holds up after washing (the oxford and the pinpoint) I'll buy the cloth shirts as well as the knits.  Thoughts?

post #353 of 1017
Tonio, I will be there as well.

I originally bought a couple of linens and a three knit, only yesterday buying the chambray and ocbd. The construction and material seem very high quality.
I grew up in the age of very real superior Japanese quality in cars, electronics, etc. I got 300'000 Miles out of a sentra, so I believe in Japanese goods.
post #354 of 1017

@TonioKroger:

 

I've bought many of their oxford/pinpoint shirts, both button-downs and spread-collars -- they've held up very well after multiple washes (hang-dry only).

 

As a comparison, some of my shirts from other RTW shirtmakers (e.g. Barba, Finamore) had frays in the button and button-hole stitchings after a few washes. This was not the case with Kamakura's shirts. I'm especially impressed with the button-down collars. The oxford cloths do not feel as "fine" as my old Brooks Bros button-downs, but I'm more than satisfied with them.

 

The linen shirts are also superb. Sadly they will have to be packed away soon, for the coming Autumn & Winter.

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Thanks...I have yet to get them back from the wash--- the two cloth shirts I have - but the pinpoint oxford felt a bit more like a poplin and the oxford cloth didn't have the complexity of an old Brooks (heavy but with a nice hand)...but, they are great everyday shirts at such a great price I intend to get more.

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I got my chambray. Nice fabric.

I ordered a size large in the Tokyo fit.

For anyone else that ordered a size large in Tokyo fit: can you tell me me what pit to pit measurement they get? Mine is only 22 inches across, which I fear is a manufacturing defect. I think it should be around 22.75 to 23 inches across
post #357 of 1017
Also, one knock against this shirt is that the collar point is short. I would have liked to see a longer one

Normal Kamakura oxford: 3.75''
This chambray model: 3.25''
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Also, one knock against this shirt is that the collar point is short. I would have liked to see a longer one

Normal Kamakura oxford: 3.75''
This chambray model: 3.25''

 

That's kind of a big disappointment.

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It's chambray, I am not sure if you want a big roll on such a stiff clothe, though preference I suppose. I got small in Tokyo slim
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What an amazing shirt...for $79. Great fabric, construction and fit. Best of all, free shipping with 2 shirts and I got my order in CA in 6 days! No customers fees.
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