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post #961 of 1096
I'm surprised that their ties and pocket squares get little love in this thread. They've got some great looking ties that are staples (knits, neats, grenadines, etc) and seasonal ties. Same for squares. The belts are great too.

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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

I've been following this thread for a while and finally had the chance to go to their store in NY this past weekend. The main reason was to get a feel for the fit difference between Tokyo and NY slim fit shirts. I also had the chance to look at their other acessories and I'm curious of people's opinions of their ties and belts. The ties looked and felt good in person but other thoughts/insights would be appreciated. How do the ties stack up against some of the other tie companies discussed on this forum (for instance, vanda/panta/conrad wu). The belts also looked fine and were at a palatable price ($70) given I have been considering purchasing from Equus for ~$120.
post #962 of 1096

It's a shame they have less variety in their online store compared to the NYC store (which for me, is a 7-8 hours drive).

post #963 of 1096
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

I'm surprised that their ties and pocket squares get little love in this thread. They've got some great looking ties that are staples (knits, neats, grenadines, etc) and seasonal ties. Same for squares. The belts are great too.

Probably because price is only "reasonable", some of the staple ties you could get for less if you waited for sales...
post #964 of 1096
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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

I'm still curious about the collar on the linen shirts (as well as general impressions). I've searched the thread and looked through the pictures. Anybody have any feedback?

e: screw it, I ordered one, will report back

Got the shirt. Love it. It's this one in size S, and it looks like I got one of the last ones. Fabric is fantastic, and the collar is very stylish IMO. I'm generally a button-down or moderate spread kind of guy but the curved cutaway is nice for a change. Looks great worn casually with the top two buttons undone, but doesn't look uptight with the second button buttoned.

The fit is great. I like a slim fit and I was worried that the NY cut would be too loose. I would have gone with a Tokyo fit but the sleeves are a bit too short, and that fact would be exacerbated by the nature of the fabric, as the wrinkles tend to draw it up. I think the shirt became a bit more fitted after a wash and hang dry, but if anything it was a slight improvement. The length of the shirt is goodfor wearing untucked but could be tucked if needed. If I'm being picky I'd say that I'd like it to be maybe an inch shorter in length since I'll always be wearing it untucked. It works well as it is though, so I'm not sure that I'll bother getting a tailor to do that.

Sorry about not having any pics right now, but the iphone camera doesn't do it justice. I'll see what I can do when I have the opportunity.
post #965 of 1096
Random request/hope:

I have two Kamakura dress shirts with the following specs:

- 15.5" New York Slim Fit
- Cutaway Collar
- White Pinpoint Oxford

One is new with tags and the other has been worn once (washed cold and hang dried). I'm hoping to trade either of them for an identical shirt from Kamakura in light blue. For some reason they don't have them in stock on their website and haven't for a while. I'm open on material and size (prefer 15.5 but 15.75 could work), but it needs to be a cutaway collar and New York Slim.

Let me know. Thanks!
post #966 of 1096
My only criticism of my Kamakaura shirt (pictured below) is the blue is far too light of a shade. It's almost like a white in certain lighting and the monitor is quite deceptive. Does anyone else have a similar experience?



I'm also looking at buying a Tokyo Knit shirt in blue as well - do you think this would be the same colour? Thinking of getting this: http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1679.html
post #967 of 1096

X-post from OCBD collar roll thread. 

 

Tokyo slim in the wild. Sorry for horrible photo quality. 

post #968 of 1096
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

My only criticism of my Kamakaura shirt (pictured below) is the blue is far too light of a shade. It's almost like a white in certain lighting and the monitor is quite deceptive. Does anyone else have a similar experience?



I'm also looking at buying a Tokyo Knit shirt in blue as well - do you think this would be the same colour? Thinking of getting this: http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1679.html

Yeah, this shirt in real life is very, very light. I like that, but if it happens to get any lighter over time it may be mistaken for a white shirt that was mistakenly put in the wash will all blues.

post #969 of 1096
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

My only criticism of my Kamakaura shirt (pictured below) is the blue is far too light of a shade. It's almost like a white in certain lighting and the monitor is quite deceptive. Does anyone else have a similar experience?


Yes. I actually returned one and exchanged it for a "darker" light blue, which I like. I too felt the really light blue was nearly white, depending on lighting, and wanted a "bluer" light blue. If you study the offerings closely you can detect the difference in hues. I found it helpful to open up the website twice, so I could do a side by side comparison of subtle variations in color like this. When done this way, the variations in tone and intensity become apparent.
post #970 of 1096
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

Yes. I actually returned one and exchanged it for a "darker" light blue, which I like. I too felt the really light blue was nearly white, depending on lighting, and wanted a "bluer" light blue. If you study the offerings closely you can detect the difference in hues. I found it helpful to open up the website twice, so I could do a side by side comparison of subtle variations in color like this. When done this way, the variations in tone and intensity become apparent.

Thanks for the replies. What shirt did you get as an exchange?
post #971 of 1096
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

Yes. I actually returned one and exchanged it for a "darker" light blue, which I like. I too felt the really light blue was nearly white, depending on lighting, and wanted a "bluer" light blue. If you study the offerings closely you can detect the difference in hues. I found it helpful to open up the website twice, so I could do a side by side comparison of subtle variations in color like this. When done this way, the variations in tone and intensity become apparent.
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post #972 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

My only criticism of my Kamakaura shirt (pictured below) is the blue is far too light of a shade. It's almost like a white in certain lighting and the monitor is quite deceptive. Does anyone else have a similar experience?



I'm also looking at buying a Tokyo Knit shirt in blue as well - do you think this would be the same colour? Thinking of getting this: http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1679.html
Agreed. I have 2 of these shirts and rarely wear them because of this. It's a very cool, icy blue. I prefer warmer slightly more saturated light blues for shirts.
post #973 of 1096
Since this isn't an affiliate thread I feel like I can ask this here. How do the shirts compare to Luxire shirts in the same price range- quality, construction, etc...?
post #974 of 1096
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Agreed. I have 2 of these shirts and rarely wear them because of this. It's a very cool, icy blue. I prefer warmer slightly more saturated light blues for shirts.

But they do have a warmer, more saturated light blue as stated above.You just have to do a side by side comparison online. If I can find code/model #, I'll post it. Of course stock rotates in and out so no guarantee this shirt's in stock.

Edit: I found the stock #'s on the shirts (one is a fine stripe and the other is the royal oxford blue: STOCK NUM. OC0300_23 and STOCK NUM. SD0030_21. I don't feel like researching which is which right now, but you can give it a try if interested)

This was back in late March, so who knows if it's still available, or if it's been restocked. Good luck.
Edited by AJL - 7/31/14 at 3:07pm
post #975 of 1096
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Since this isn't an affiliate thread I feel like I can ask this here. How do the shirts compare to Luxire shirts in the same price range- quality, construction, etc...?

any ideas?
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