Just ordered the Vintage Ivy in both colors. Thanks for the write up, you're making me want my order to arrive even quicker. Does anyone have any experience on how much tailoring these shirts need? I'm a 39 chest, 34.5 sleeve and 18.5 shoulders. I picked up the VIs in Medium but it seems the sizing is a little wonky
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I recently took the plunge and bought a couple online. One in the Tokyo classic and one in the new york classic fit.
Being an Australian I can't exactly head down the road to NYC or Japan to find these. I'm hoping the sizing is ok. If it is I expect to order a whole lot more of these shirts. I have heard nothing but great things so far. This forum included.
Having now bought two of their shirts, I'm now less enamoured of Kamakura than I was. The shirts were supposedly exactly the same size and fit, but the second one was markedly tighter making it right of the edge of wearability. I wouldn't have expected this from an RTW maker with a good reputation; I wonder whether they are expanding beyond their ability to control quality...
I was skeptical about the fit, as I'm not a super-slim guy. And I assumed these would be the shirt version of skinny jeans. But they're not. They fit true to size. I'm a 16.5, 35, and they fit like a glove, but give room for motion. Frankly, I look better in these shirts than anything else I own. The lack of billowing is so good, it's almost off-putting at first. And the fabric and stitching AND COLLAR are much more than I expected at this price point.
If you're in NYC, go the shop. Great customer service. I got a free handkerchief and a nice little fabric book that turns into a tea towel. But I'd feel pretty confident ordering online as well.