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post #991 of 1084
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

@TweedyProf

I ordered a university stripe oxford (new offering) and can comment when received.

I am a bit weary of the change since I feel like it will be larger overall in the body.

university stripe? link?
post #992 of 1084
@mossrockss

I picked up the broadcloth
http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1806.html

Also in royal oxford
http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1807.html

I don't know if this considered university stripe, but I like the evenness in stripe width...
post #993 of 1084
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

@mossrockss

I picked up the broadcloth
http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1806.html

Also in royal oxford
http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_1807.html

I don't know if this considered university stripe, but I like the evenness in stripe width...

ahh, ok thanks. was hoping it was in regular oxford!
post #994 of 1084

You and me both.

post #995 of 1084
If anyone is interested. Im selling my size 15 1/3 - 32 1/2 TOKYO SLIM FIT shirts. They are a bit too small for me and i think i would be better off in a size up. I have one white and one blue broadcloth spread color, pink OCBD, and a blue OCBD. All 4 shirts in great condition worn a few times each in rotation and washed. will take 180 for all 4 or 50 a piece.
post #996 of 1084
what are the better fabrics available currently?
post #997 of 1084
Perhaps old news for everybody (maybe my searching capability is severely handicapped), but I communicated with Kamakura and asked them whether the TSF spread collars are longer than the NYRF spread collars. Short answer is, they are—their slim fit spread-collar shirts (both Tokyo and NY) have approx 3.5" collars, and the regular fit shirts (again, both Tokyo and NY) are about 3". I didn't ask about the button-down collars; I'd presume they're the same, but who knows.

Here is the exact question and their exact response:
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I was just looking at two shirts, one in Tokyo Slim Fit and one in New York Regular Fit, and wondered if the collar points on both are the same length. The Tokyo slim fit shirt appears to have longer collar points than the NY regular fit.

I just wanted to clarify and make sure they're both the same length before I order. My brother bought a NYRegular fit shirt in poplin a few months ago, and the collar points are shorter than he and I both had hoped.

I guess if you could provide the exact measurement of the collar point on these two shirts, that would assuage my fears.

And I received this reply:
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Thank you for contacting Kamakura Shirts.

Our classic fits have smaller collars (i.e. shorter collar points) than our slim fits. Both slim fits (New York and Tokyo) and both classic fits (New York and Tokyo) have the same lengths respectively.

The collar point for the Tokyo Slim Fit Spread collar is 8.5 cm (approx. 3.5 inches).
The collar point for the New York Classic Fit Spread collar is 7.8 cm (approx. 3 inches).
post #998 of 1084
Again, perhaps old news, but I confirmed with them that the button down collars are also shorter on regular fit shirts vs slim fit shirts: 9cm vs. 8.5cm. This explains my disappointment upon getting my first shirt from them and it's collar points not matching what Derek wrote for put this on in his OCBD series. He clearly was measuring a slim fit model.

Pretty stupid and annoying if you ask me. Their slim fit shirt sizes are limiting.
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Thank you for your reply.
No, they actually differ.

The Slim Fits (both Tokyo and New York) button-downs are 9 cm.
The Classic Fits (both Tokyo and New York) button-downs are 8.5 cm.
post #999 of 1084
I wonder why that is. Not at all intuitive to me why a slim fit should have longer collar points.
post #1000 of 1084
I don't know the reason behind it but the result is fine. Attached is a crappy picture of my 15/32.33 TSF which shows the collar length is just fine, even on a small guy like myself.



For reference this is a BB ESF I'm wearing today

post #1001 of 1084
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Originally Posted by StephenB View Post

I don't know the reason behind it but the result is fine. Attached is a crappy picture of my 15/32.33 TSF which shows the collar length is just fine, even on a small guy like myself.



For reference this is a BB ESF I'm wearing today


well it's not so much that a longer collar doesn't make sense on a smaller guy, it's that a larger guy can't get a shirt with the longer collar (or doesn't have ape-arms like their NYSF sizing suggests they think we all have). Just selling in neck/sleeve sizes would alleviate it, but their sizing scheme is frustratingly deficient for those in between
post #1002 of 1084
Anybody else get this email?

Dear Loyal Customer,

Thank you for your continued support of Kamakura Shirts.
The Online Store is now in its second year and this has only been made possible by the consistent and overwhelming support of our customers.

As members of our Online Store, we would like to reveal to you before anyone else that we will be releasing a brand new website in September. The website will have an improved search function, personal account system, and a payment system that will allow credit cards. Overall, our store will be much easier to navigate.

To prepare for this new website, the Global Online Store will be closed from August 26th until early September. This means orders cannot be placed after 10 a.m. (Japan Time) on August 26th. The website will be active again in September.

When the new website becomes active, we kindly ask that you sign up again as the new 'My Account' system will be completely different to the current one. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Thank you once again for choosing Kamakura Shirts and we hope you enjoy shopping at the new Online Store!

Sincerely,
Kamakura Shirts
http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/
post #1003 of 1084
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Anybody else get this email?
Yeah, I got it too.
post #1004 of 1084
Yes, now where is my discount code?
post #1005 of 1084
Hopefully they've got some OCBD restocks to go along with their new site.
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