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What the others have said. Blue, white and grey OBCD are great, but there is a need for some university stripes in red/pink and different shade and scales of blue! 

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Newer OCBDs (stripes) and more stock of staples such as your white shirts would be awesome! I'm always too slow to grab the 15.5 white shirts you guys have. And your contemporary fit works perfectly for me...

Just got a email that my last order of 6 shirts shipped smile.gif
post #2523 of 6232
Not just limited to S&M but why do so so many shirt makers put a pocket?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zinc2162 View Post
 

Hi Rick, the two sportcoats you posted look very good. Waiting for your Toronto opening and I will give it a try.

 

I think a while back you mentioned you are bringing in some tweeds and suit fabrics from reputable mills for MTM. How's that going?

 

I'm still waiting on the books from Huddersfield and Holland & Sherry.

 

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Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post
 

Just got in my 3 shirts.  The light blue and white ocbds and the bengal stripe dress shirt. The ocbds are phenomenal, and not just for the price.  The collar roll is superb and the fabrics are very nice.

 

 

@spiermackay if you guys constantly had these for sale in white, light blue, and some different stripes, I think you could develop a really good reputation and they would sell constantly.  I'd never buy Kamakura again.

 

We are just waiting on the feedback from this lot then we can commit to adding some more colours. But the idea is to keep these as an in stock item as is for whites and some staple blues.

 

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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Yeah that was actually leading to my next question. When will there be more colors offered? I shall swing by in December

 

In about a month hopefully.

 

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Not just limited to S&M but why do so so many shirt makers put a pocket?

 

Tradition. Adds to the semi-casual nature of the shirt. A few brands have some without pockets. I think RL is one off the top of my head. As we pick up steam and gain the feedback we need, its possible we can do a run without pockets.


Edited by spiermackay - 11/20/15 at 9:58am
post #2525 of 6232
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Not just limited to S&M but why do so so many shirt makers put a pocket?

 

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

Tradition. Adds to the semi-casual nature of the shirt. A brands have some without pockets. I think RL is one off the top of my head. As we pick up steam and gain the feedback we need, its possible we can do a run without pockets.

 

I will put it out there. I hate pockets on dress shirts. If the pattern/colours are formal enough that it's a dress shirt, it shouldn't have a front pocket. I realize it is subjective what is a dress shirt. I've ripped pockets off shirts it bugs me so much.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chambertin View Post
 

 

I will put it out there. I hate pockets on dress shirts. If the pattern/colours are formal enough that it's a dress shirt, it shouldn't have a front pocket. I realize it is subjective what is a dress shirt. I've ripped pockets off shirts it bugs me so much.

 

None of our proper dress shirts have pockets on them. The oxford is a semi-dress/casual, and many people do enjoy the pocket on them. The pocket wasn't a distraction on the last go around, so we kept it. We'll closely watch this though.

post #2527 of 6232
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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

None of our proper dress shirts have pockets on them. The oxford is a semi-dress/casual, and many people do enjoy the pocket on them. The pocket wasn't a distraction on the last go around, so we kept it. We'll closely watch this though.
If it were a dress shirt the pocket and box pleat would be a deal breaker. For an ocbd I expect it. I would be fine withoutthe pockets and pleats; in also fine with them.
post #2528 of 6232

I remember reading some comments from a website of another shirt company (which is also an affiliated vendor on SF). People were asking why their OCBD has no pocket. Personally I prefer an OCBD with a pocket but no pocket for formal dress shirts.

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

 

None of our proper dress shirts have pockets on them. The oxford is a semi-dress/casual, and many people do enjoy the pocket on them. The pocket wasn't a distraction on the last go around, so we kept it. We'll closely watch this though.

 

Sorry I wasn't clear, pockets on OCBD and similar casual fabrics/style are perfectly fine with or without pocket.

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I like the idea of the OCBD being a signature piece, I would say once you are able to lock down the standard year round colors you can move into seasonal colors of oxfords as say J Crew does. Running some fall/winter colors in charcoal, brown, burgundy, navy, eggplant etc and run seasonal Spring colors as well in shades of pink, mint, lavender. Of course as long as the feedback and sales work on the stuff in the pipe right now.

 

I would really love to see saturated fall/winter colors in an oxford fabric from you guys down the road.

 

+1 for pockets on OCBD and casual shirts but no pocket on dress shirts.

 

 

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Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post
 

Just got in my 3 shirts.  The light blue and white ocbds and the bengal stripe dress shirt. The ocbds are phenomenal, and not just for the price.  The collar roll is superb and the fabrics are very nice.

 

 

@spiermackay if you guys constantly had these for sale in white, light blue, and some different stripes, I think you could develop a really good reputation and they would sell constantly.  I'd never buy Kamakura again.

 

 

Looks great!

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

I like the idea of the OCBD being a signature piece, I would say once you are able to lock down the standard year round colors you can move into seasonal colors of oxfords as say J Crew does. Running some fall/winter colors in charcoal, brown, burgundy, navy, eggplant etc and run seasonal Spring colors as well in shades of pink, mint, lavender. Of course as long as the feedback and sales work on the stuff in the pipe right now.

 

I would really love to see saturated fall/winter colors in an oxford fabric from you guys down the road.

 

+1 for pockets on OCBD and casual shirts but no pocket on dress shirts.

 

 

 

Looks great!

 

This is exactly our long term plan with this particular program. But all boils down to getting the cloth, details and value prop right.

post #2532 of 6232

Here's one of my MTM shirts. It's a 160 cotton fabric, 3.5'' Italian spread, mother of pearl buttons, and T&A cuffs. My initials as monograms. Pre-wash. They're in the washing machine now. 

 

 

 

post #2533 of 6232
@Burzan

I like your thoughts. Add to that stripes and checks. I'd buy some university stripes in blue, burgundy etc in a heartbeat.
post #2534 of 6232
Saw the new ocbd cloth today. You guys are going to be super impressed, it's incredible.
Edited by dappercanadian - 11/20/15 at 11:27pm
post #2535 of 6232
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Not just limited to S&M but why do so so many shirt makers put a pocket?

 

I just looked at the S&M site and it looks like none of the dress shirts have pockets, only the button down collars. The button down collar shirts probably also have a box pleat, as mentioned earlier, which, along with a a pocket, is traditionally a feature of such shirts. The beauty of S&M is that you can order a custom shirt with the details you like! I personally, however, can't understand the purpose of a button down collar "dress shirt". Definitely a casual shirt to be worn without a tie, for me.

 

I haven't seen a pocket on a proper dress shirts from any of the brand I've bought. This is probably something you see more with cheap mall brands/department stores.

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