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post #556 of 1098
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Knit jackets, trousers, shirts...Once Kamakura makes the full transition to the US I will move up from Uniqlo. Both are from Japan mwink[1].gif

 

I've asked multiple times at the NYC store about other products they sell in Japan. Sounds like they are sticking to shirts in NYC.

post #557 of 1098
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

I've asked multiple times at the NYC store about other products they sell in Japan. Sounds like they are sticking to shirts in NYC.

When I visited, I asked about their other products and they indicated that they had no plans of stocking any non-shirts/accessories pieces any time soon.
post #558 of 1098
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

I've asked multiple times at the NYC store about other products they sell in Japan. Sounds like they are sticking to shirts in NYC.
The store is pretty small and they probably don't have the space to stock many other products. They seem very accommodating though, I wonder would they special order any of the other items and wave the shipping costs? Anyone asked them yet?
post #559 of 1098
I asked an associate recently when they were going to start stocking jackets and was told that they cant find a tailor to partner with that will meet their price point. She said that finishing the sleeves on a blazer in Japan is approx $5, but they cant find a tailor in NY to do it for less than $20. The company has an extremely Japanese point of view about running a business especially around service and cost.

All of the clothes on the mannequin in the window are Kakmakura products (sports jacket, trousers, shoes).
post #560 of 1098
Killer wool ties at the NYC store and @$69 a real steal!
post #561 of 1098
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Originally Posted by Rusty View Post

I asked an associate recently when they were going to start stocking jackets and was told that they cant find a tailor to partner with that will meet their price point. She said that finishing the sleeves on a blazer in Japan is approx $5, but they cant find a tailor in NY to do it for less than $20. The company has an extremely Japanese point of view about running a business especially around service and cost.

All of the clothes on the mannequin in the window are Kakmakura products (sports jacket, trousers, shoes).

 

Did you ask him this vis-a-vis the cost of their MTM? Seems out of wack given the price points on the RTW shirts, other items, and this general stance. 

post #562 of 1098
We were talking about the cardigans and belts and stuff that they had gotten in recently and I asked her if there were plans to bring in jackets or suits. She said that the company takes the line that they want to offer something that the customer can wear as soon as they buy it and that, in the stores in Japan, they can offer a sleeve tailoring for approx $5 (this amount was confirmed with her colleague in Japanese).

I received the distinct impression that most or all of the retail decisions must be cleared by the president of the company who has very Japanese notions of how things should work and that the price point for tailoring jackets should only be a certain amount - and if they cant achieve that figure, then they just wont offer the product or they'll wait until they figure a solution.
post #563 of 1098
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Originally Posted by Rusty View Post

We were talking about the cardigans and belts and stuff that they had gotten in recently and I asked her if there were plans to bring in jackets or suits. She said that the company takes the line that they want to offer something that the customer can wear as soon as they buy it and that, in the stores in Japan, they can offer a sleeve tailoring for approx $5 (this amount was confirmed with her colleague in Japanese).

I received the distinct impression that most or all of the retail decisions must be cleared by the president of the company who has very Japanese notions of how things should work and that the price point for tailoring jackets should only be a certain amount - and if they cant achieve that figure, then they just wont offer the product or they'll wait until they figure a solution.

 

One then wonders why they don't offer the same sleeve shortening on the shirts. Or perhaps they do in Japan. 

post #564 of 1098
I have recently received an L size from the Tokyo fit of the Vintage Ivy shirt and boy the craftsmanship is amazing. However the fit is very snug. I'm wondering, is it better to size up by trying XL from the Tokyo fit or try out the L from the NY fit?
post #565 of 1098
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Originally Posted by missileblitz View Post

I have recently received an L size from the Tokyo fit of the Vintage Ivy shirt and boy the craftsmanship is amazing. However the fit is very snug. I'm wondering, is it better to size up by trying XL from the Tokyo fit or try out the L from the NY fit?
size up
post #566 of 1098
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One then wonders why they don't offer the same sleeve shortening on the shirts. Or perhaps they do in Japan.

Perhaps they do. One also wonders why they don't serve curry at the Madison Ave shop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JbRcGWJ3hKE

Sadasue-san has much to answer for.
post #567 of 1098
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Question for long time buyers of this brand. Recently they made some changes to the NY Slim Fit. The shirts in my size used to be 16 1/2 x 36 1/3, but are now listed as 16 1/2 x 36 1/2. I'm happy they made the sleeves longer, but am curious if any other changes were made to the shirt's overall fit. Was it just the sleeve length? I ask because I own one of the older models at 36 1/3 that I bought off eBay, BNWT and would like to order the more.

no long time buyer, and im probably fatter than you, but the 16.5/36.5 fits me perfectly.
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

Killer wool ties at the NYC store and @$69 a real steal!

indeed!!!

i picked one up on sunday, on your rec, and after seeing the fantastic ones you have been posting lately. i wanted more, but i have been on a tear lately, and needed to rein it in at least a little.

also snagged a cotton PS and 2 more shirts.



post #568 of 1098
Is that ps for showin' or for blowin'? confused.gif
post #569 of 1098
check WAYWRN tomorrow, for the answer you seek!
post #570 of 1098
kamakura collar roll and wool tie in action. not shown, white cotton kamakura PS.

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