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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Wade

    Wade Well-Known Member

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    I think the reason most collars on buttoned down collar shirts are so wimpy is that there's not enough length to them. Pretty sure if you ask the mtm maker to make the collar unfused and unlined and have long collar points (3.5 inches?) the roll would be decent
    Here are pics from the luxire thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/...ficial-affiliate-thread/2600_100#post_6369752
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/...ficial-affiliate-thread/1500_100#post_6194290
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/...ficial-affiliate-thread/3000_100#post_6414567
     
  2. clee1982

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    Worth a try, do you have both for comparison?
     
  3. Henry Carter

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    The problem I see with the Luxire versions is the collar roll looks forced, like it's bunched up on purpose. The Kamakura shirts seem much more natural to me, and the spread is perfect also. The kamakura's feel lined and unfused to me, which I think helps with the natural roll compared to un-lined which looks a bit rumpled.

    For the others asking about ginghams etc, I wouldn't hold your breath. The company has predominantly an Ivy Style look, and ginghams and loud colours etc don't fit in to that aesthetic.
     
  4. CrimsonSox

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    I had forgotten to mention the ties -- very classic, with plenty of the pindots and stripes that I prefer. I would rank the quality as higher than PRL, which is another brand I like, but which sells its ties retail for roughly twice as much ($125 vs. $69).

    Has anyone tried their 300 thread count shirts ($200)? I've felt them in the store, and the fabric was unbelieavably sumptuous and silk-like, but I thought the highest thread count cotton shirting fabric was 240?

     
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    If you want tie, try seigo as well, a lot more choices and about 15 dollars more, bow tie is about 5 to 10 more
     
  6. Monkeyface

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    So, no one has tried their linen shirts yet?
     
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    I have, but I don't yet have any of their other shirts to compare to. I normally wear a 15.5/33 and their size M linen shirts fit pretty well. Tail is a little short though.
     
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    Linen: I am normally 15/32 or even 31.5 and the small fits me great.
     
  9. clee1982

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    I am 15 32 1/3 in Tokyo slim, and Small fits me well in linen shirts
     
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    Cheers guys, looks like I'll go for an M!
     
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    I will say they are quite slim. If you're not a small guy, I'd not suggest them, unless it's for a casual shirt that you wouldn't button the collar on, in which case you could size up.
     
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    I usually wear a 15.75 with 34 sleeves. I'm not a small guy, but not a big guy either. Just a little more athletic than average. Are the shirts long enough to wear them tucked in?
     
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    They are for me, but I'm only 5'8", and I will say that I would prefer them to be a bit longer.
     
  14. Monkeyface

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    Thanks, you think they'd be too short for someone who's 6'2"?
     
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    linen or the usual lines? I am 5'7", and 15 32/13 in Tokyo Slim, they're definitely for tuck in, the small in linen while still tuckable, is on the shorter side
     
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    Personally, yes. They'd be fine as a casual shirt, but I'd think they'd be too short to tuck in.
     
  17. Monkeyface

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    Damn, that sucks. I'm looking for a reasonably priced linen dress shirt.
     
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    Are the linen smalls really that slim and short? The size charts say that the small linen is a 16-34 (ref:http://kamakurashirts.com/contents/styleguide/) but it seems like a lot of you have had quite a different experience. Do you think their site just isn't up to date with their current models?
     
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    Collar roll!
     
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  20. AceBoogie

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    so i had an interview near this store and after the interview, i went to check it out.
    I have never had a retail salesman be more helpful

    the 14.5 in tokyo slim had the sleeves too short unfortunately
    the next size up sleeve length was just right. i bought it but im hoping the sleeves wont shrink any because then it will be too short for me.

    Linen shirts are are nice but the collar roll wasnt as good.
     

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