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post #751 of 965
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

As for Luxire, what appeals to me about Proper Cloth is this: http://propercloth.com/collar-styles/soft-ivy-button-down-collar

$85 for their light blue Oxford cloth. Seems like a slam dunk.

Thanks for the tip, however, as there are some other shirt styles I'd like to buy and I want to look at all the prices.

Just keep in mind that Luxire can replicate any collar you show them, or you can specify details such as point length, band height, tie space, etc. They can do fused or unfused, lined or unlined, soft, stiff, whatever you want. There really are no limits and they follow instructions to a T. You don't have to choose from their standard collars. But perhaps you already knew that.
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

I honestly think so many of us out there are in the same boat. Kamakura really needs to consider tweaking their sizing. 

+1. Their odd sizing is why I've yet to purchase a Kamakura shirt. Otherwise, they seem great.
post #752 of 965
Sorry that you guys don't like the shirts, the TKSF fits me great! I hope they don't tweak the sizing, I just found my proper size granted took only 2 tries.

I don't like BB... bad experience with the shirting, and the customer service in-store. Stuck up SA... sounds like Kamakura staff in NY is very friendly foo.gif
post #753 of 965
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

Just keep in mind that Luxire can replicate any collar you show them, or you can specify details such as point length, band height, tie space, etc. They can do fused or unfused, lined or unlined, soft, stiff, whatever you want. There really are no limits and they follow instructions to a T. You don't have to choose from their standard collars. But perhaps you already knew that.

Ahhh, no I did not. Their awful web design threw me off, lol. Thanks for the info
post #754 of 965
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

Ahhh, no I did not. Their awful web design threw me off, lol. Thanks for the info
Their website does not reflect their name. I'd love to see a more elegant website - everything on the website down to their logo feels more walmart than kiton. Maybe it is their Made in India foundation.
post #755 of 965
Agreed, Luxire's website is subpar. They've acknowledged this and say that a complete revamp is coming soon, and will be much more user friendly.
post #756 of 965
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

It probably will not be in till approx. 2 weeks considering the return time then re-delivery to me. I can give you proper measurements then. FWIW the body measurements of the 15 5/6 - 34 5/6 seem better suited.

Other fits chest and waist size were too big, and even larger in person. I had originally tried:

TOKYO SLIM FIT(PC6217_21)(size:16 - 35)
NEW YORK SLIM FIT(OC9200_21)(size:15 3/4 - 35 1/2)

Both too wide in the body/collar, and sleeves a bit too long. Shoulders seem okay...

 

gettoasty, do you happen to have the actual measurements of the 16-35 tokyo slim fit? thanks.

post #757 of 965
No, sorry
post #758 of 965
Wow, just received my tokyo slim and tokyo classic fit today and I must say I am impressed. 3 days free shipping from Japan to the middle of the US. Amazes me how international shipping is faster than shipping USPS within the states. Both of them fit right out of the box. The classic isn't huge by any means and the slim isn't too tight. A 15 tokyo classic is slimmer than a 15 1/2 ESF BB OCBD. Even the sleeves fit me almost perfectly (Yes, I'm one of those T-Rex arms you guys all complain about tongue.gif). Hooray for asian fits! Definitely buying more. I'd post pictures of both but people usually respond negatively unless I take the time to post proper fit pics.
post #759 of 965
Might have been asked before (even by me :ember:), but will the Tokyo Slim Fits shrink?
post #760 of 965
If you wash your clothes there is going to be shrinking. Otherwise, take it to the dry cleaners
post #761 of 965
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

If you wash your clothes there is going to be shrinking. Otherwise, take it to the dry cleaners

Maybe, maybe not. Needless to say, it depends on the fabric and how you wash. Except socks, underwear, and some t-shirts, I wash everything on cold and hang dry. Shrinkage is usually so minimal that it's not noticeable. easy_golfing's question is a reasonable one. That said, I don't own any Kamakura shirts so I can't address the question.
post #762 of 965
I haven't tried cold washing my Kamakura shirt, but with the warm wash and hot dry it has shrunk a little (as I wanted it to).
post #763 of 965
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

I haven't tried cold washing my Kamakura shirt, but with the warm wash and hot dry it has shrunk a little (as I wanted it to).

 

Can't see any significant shrinkingon a broadcloth when washed at 30° C (almost cold).

 

Concerning the sizing: I noticed that the Tokyo Slim Fit I have pulls a bit in the chest area. If I bend my shoulders a little, it doesn't. Compared the shirt with a Cottonwork MTM and noticed that there the back width is greater than chest width, thus the shirt is cut for rather sloped shoulders that I don't have. Too bad because the shirt is near perfect.

post #764 of 965
Hmmm thanks for the response guys. I'm in between the 14.5 and 15 in the Tokyo Slim Fit. Should I go with the 15 and give it a warm wash?
post #765 of 965
Just ordered three linen shirts from Kamakura. Seems to be slightly bigger in the waist than my tokyo slims but with the same collar / sleeves (lucky!). Might order another two once I get these.
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