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post #811 of 1098
^I have a candy stripe sky blue stripe shirt in similar fabric (based on the Italian label). TBH, the fabric is very soft and requires more pressing to get clean lines compared to oxford cloth. I wish it was little more robust. For instance, collar needs more attention in laundering and drying to get out the creases. Otherwise, very nice button down, too.

edit:
I meant bengal stripe button down
post #812 of 1098
Broadcloth?
post #813 of 1098
Perhaps, it is thin

I picked it up for the stripe pattern to add some variety
post #814 of 1098
why are you asking people to proxy when someone at the NYC store would be happy to talk with you about what they have in stock? i dont get whats so hard

I was on the phone with the guy for like 15 minutes as he patiently looked up codes from the site to see if they stocked certain shirts

http://www.yelp.com/biz/kamakura-shirts-new-york
post #815 of 1098
Too busy during the week TBH, but will probably give them a call over the weekend with my next order. I've order 9 shirts in a span of a month FWIW so maybe wait a bit... peepwall[1].gif

I also don't know how to ask for a certain shirt aside from the fabric and pattern e.g. oxford, royal, dobby, thin stripe, even stripes etc. I just don't want to give them a hard time. I wear Tokyo Slim Fit and rarely do they have a good photo of a shirt I want online. I think Kamakura is pretty good about updating stock in their webstore, so, the minute things are sold out the item gets taken down the site.
post #816 of 1098
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Originally Posted by Nullson View Post

^ $79.00 is an amazing deal on 300 club shirts. I wish they had more colors and patterns at that price.
they are $180 now
post #817 of 1098
Those of you in the US ordering from the online store....are you being dinged with duty?
post #818 of 1098
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Originally Posted by saysomething View Post

Those of you in the US ordering from the online store....are you being dinged with duty?

 

No and shipping is lightning fast, not to mention free if you order two or more shirts. 

post #819 of 1098
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Originally Posted by SmellBlind View Post

This may be a silly question but do the stores in Japan carry NY Slim fits? I thought I heard that they created the new fit for the NY store.

Not sure about their brick & mortar stores but the website has them:
http://shop.shirt.co.jp/mens/shirt/af_slim/
post #820 of 1098
The oxford cloth is really, really nice, a pleasure to iron at home with a steamer. The royal oxford, broadcloth, dobby, and pinpoint still have superficial creases albeit going over the shirt twice. A bit annoying...For those who take it to the dry cleaner I imagine all your shirts are crisp, ready for next wear.

A bit disappointed with the royal oxford spread collar as I thought it would be even nicer than the oxford. FWIW this is all based on post wash, collars are still nice in respective to spread and button down.
post #821 of 1098
Does anyone else have experience with the Tokyo Knit shirts? I have one and the fabric appears to be quite springy, as if there's some elasticity in it.
post #822 of 1098
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

Does anyone else have experience with the Tokyo Knit shirts? I have one and the fabric appears to be quite springy, as if there's some elasticity in it.

I have a New York Knit, but the elasticity is the nature of the knitted material. Think of Polo shirts. If you don't want the elasticity, you have to stick to woven fabrics.
post #823 of 1098
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

^I have a candy stripe sky blue stripe shirt in similar fabric (based on the Italian label). TBH, the fabric is very soft and requires more pressing to get clean lines compared to oxford cloth. I wish it was little more robust. For instance, collar needs more attention in laundering and drying to get out the creases. Otherwise, very nice button down, too.

edit:
I meant bengal stripe button down

I thought a bit winkle on button down is nice, I personally don't see the point of ultra sharp button down kind defeat the whole a bit casual american look, no?
post #824 of 1098
Thinking about ordering some of the Tokyo fit linen shirts, but can't decide if I want to wait for non-button down collar. My other Kamakura shirts are still going strong.
post #825 of 1098
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

The oxford cloth is really, really nice, a pleasure to iron at home with a steamer. The royal oxford, broadcloth, dobby, and pinpoint still have superficial creases albeit going over the shirt twice. A bit annoying...For those who take it to the dry cleaner I imagine all your shirts are crisp, ready for next wear.

A bit disappointed with the royal oxford spread collar as I thought it would be even nicer than the oxford. FWIW this is all based on post wash, collars are still nice in respective to spread and button down.

Thanks for the info. Would you mind being more specific? Was the quality of material for the royal oxford not nice or did you not like the look of the spread collar after washing or is it just because it is more difficult to iron?
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Thinking about ordering some of the Tokyo fit linen shirts, but can't decide if I want to wait for non-button down collar. My other Kamakura shirts are still going strong.

Think some of each is better than a lot of one or the other. I'd get one BD just to see if you like the fit better. I thought my fit was perfect in all other dimensions but realized the 17" shoulders was just a hair too small. Dumb mistake.
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