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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

LM did you get some amazing lining? That's half the fun, surely. 

If I remember correctly, Romp had camo lining in one of his suits? I trust this means that Suit Shop will offer some fun lining options? he asks, praying biggrin.gif

14 plain colours standard, and "special" linings such as the camo that are in limited quantities

Also was it you asking the mills we use? Loro piana, Ariston and barbera are the common ones

Also showed Patrick your fit pic LM... "pull up your pants at the back" was his advice wink.gif
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Ok guys quick review of my Kamakura shirts. Owning my own company now I wouldn't normally do these anymore but seen as quite a few asked I'm more than happy to.

To draw a conclusion at the start, they are basically bloody perfect for me. The new york slim cut has nice long sleeves (91cm for a 41), and a really nice long body as well, slim through the waist and chest without being tight, It's near on the fit I have already from Cottonwork, but that's just me of course.

Collar roll fresh out of the box is fantastic, as is the tie space which is something almost all BD makers get wrong. I can only imagine the roll will get better as it's washed a few times and wrinkled up. The fabric is also softer than I expected. I got both shades of blue, the lighter and slightly darker version, which I'd call the classic oxford blue colour.

My one criticism is the darts at the back. Given how long according to their blog they worked on getting the collar right it's disapointing that they didn't spend some more time on the waist and getting rid of the darts. Anyway it's a small critique and overall not a major issue for me. Although I don't wear pockets on my shirts they just seem right on OCBD's as does having a placket. Anyway, I took a few photo's as well -

Cheers
Jason





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DP
Edited by Henry Carter - 5/16/13 at 5:32am
post #31534 of 52598
Some things are the same the world over:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/types-of-hipster-you-encounter-in-london

Is being inked up on the neck just a local thing?
post #31535 of 52598
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


14 plain colours standard, and "special" linings such as the camo that are in limited quantities

Also was it you asking the mills we use? Loro piana, Ariston and barbera are the common ones

Also showed Patrick your fit pic LM... "pull up your pants at the back" was his advice wink.gif

 

It was me indeed. 

 

Good to hear re; the mills. Special linings is what I'm all about, though. 

 

Looking forward to more pictures :)

post #31536 of 52598
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Here are some photos. After conversing with Rob I'll probably get the pants taken in a bit. The shirt doesn't fit properly for a jacket (sleeves too short), and I look about as boring as it's possible to look, cbf even playing with my hair.

 

 

 

Button point is way too high, needs to be lowered an inch or so.

post #31537 of 52598

Is that an oxford weave? nice!

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Gilet: The Vest A Man Can Get

This is the vest I've got. I'll stop now.

P.S. Shirt looks awesome Jas. Pity they have darts. As you say, not a deal breaker, but would've been nice for them to devote more time to finding a workaround.
post #31539 of 52598
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Ok guys quick review of my Kamakura shirts. Owning my own company now I wouldn't normally do these anymore but seen as quite a few asked I'm more than happy to.

To draw a conclusion at the start, they are basically bloody perfect for me. The new york slim cut has nice long sleeves (91cm for a 41), and a really nice long body as well, slim through the waist and chest without being tight, It's near on the fit I have already from Cottonwork, but that's just me of course.

Collar roll fresh out of the box is fantastic, as is the tie space which is something almost all BD makers get wrong. I can only imagine the roll will get better as it's washed a few times and wrinkled up. The fabric is also softer than I expected. I got both shades of blue, the lighter and slightly darker version, which I'd call the classic oxford blue colour.

My one criticism is the darts at the back. Given how long according to their blog they worked on getting the collar right it's disapointing that they didn't spend some more time on the waist and getting rid of the darts. Anyway it's a small critique and overall not a major issue for me. Although I don't wear pockets on my shirts they just seem right on OCBD's as does having a placket. Anyway, I took a few photo's as well -

Cheers
Jason

 
Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Is that an oxford weave? nice!

yes Oli OCBD = oxford cloth button down

 

Jas - shirt seems good value - whats the interlining/fusing like on the collar? stiff/soft/non fused?

 

Also show us a fit pic ;)

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Some things are the same the world over:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/types-of-hipster-you-encounter-in-london

Is being inked up on the neck just a local thing?

Just think one day they will breed and have children, 'the horror, the horror'
post #31541 of 52598

Hey All, for my sins work are sending me to Delhi for a month to sort out some #$%^ sandwiches over there.  

 

Any intel from those here in the know about places to go, things to do, am doubtful any tailors will come front of mind from those of you who have ventured there.  Something to make you all cringe, had my vaccinations yesterday, $1,400.....cripes, could hardly believe it.  Dog bites me, Im covered!!!  Just not covered for a bad curry.

 

Also, any of the BNE crew ventured into the new Zegna shop yet?  Any thoughts ?  Journeyman have you been in yet?

post #31542 of 52598
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yes Oli OCBD = oxford cloth button down

Jas - shirt seems good value - whats the interlining/fusing like on the collar? stiff/soft/non fused?

Also show us a fit pic wink.gif
Will do next week, office clean up day today so I'm dressed casually and I want to wash them a few times over the weekend.

No fusing and I seem to remember reading somewhere that the interlining is a cotton. They specifically tried to re-create the collar roll of the original Brooks Brothers Button downs,
post #31543 of 52598
Friend of mine is playing with The Re-Mains in Melbourne this weekend at the Union and The Standard. He needs a hair cut any recommendations?
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Aidan Joseph Hair. One dude, in his house, great hair dresser, great guy.

 

HC: Does the Kamakura shirt come in fabrics other than Oxford?

post #31545 of 52598
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Hey All, for my sins work are sending me to Delhi for a month to sort out some #$%^ sandwiches over there.  

Any intel from those here in the know about places to go, things to do, am doubtful any tailors will come front of mind from those of you who have ventured there.  Something to make you all cringe, had my vaccinations yesterday, $1,400.....cripes, could hardly believe it.  Dog bites me, Im covered!!!  Just not covered for a bad curry.

Also, any of the BNE crew ventured into the new Zegna shop yet?  Any thoughts ?  Journeyman have you been in yet?


WP1967,

Good to hear that you've got all of your inoculations. Have you been to Delhi/India before? If not, it's quite a culture shock - the crowds, the dirt, the grinding poverty alongside great wealth, the beggars, the noise. It's a lot of fun, but it can also be exhausting. Be sure to get out and about a bit and do some sightseeing.

"The False Prophet" and I ventured into the new Zegna store a couple of weeks ago, along with another friend of ours. This is what I thought of it at the time:
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The store itself was very nice - very well furnished and a pleasant place. Whilst generally fairly austere and minimalist in its furnishings (wooden floors, fairly light-coloured wooden display racks and shelves), it also had a large fireplace upstairs made out of what appeared to be green marble (or a similar stone).

Whilst some of the clothes on offer were lovely, they were (predictably) very expensive. A jacket in a deceptively light, summery fabric in a gunclub check pattern was priced at about $2500 and suits were even more.

The store had some nice Zegna "fatte a mano" shoes, including a pair of Belgian loafers in dark green pony hair (which should actually be called "cow hair", rather than "pony hair", as it's made from cowhide with the hair (is that the right term?) of the cow still attached). I didn't check the prices, as I'm sure that they were horrendously expensive.

There were some nice pocket squares (again, doubtless very expensive) and a few of Zegna's classic, printed silk ties but most of the ties that they had were pretty forgettable designs in woven, rather than printed, silk.
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