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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. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 16.5/35 and I found the 16/35 to be a good, slim fit (in the Tokyo Slim Fit model).

    jrd: I say this not as a shill - nobody is paying me - but I found the quality of Kamakura's fabrics, the fit and the finishing comparable to much, much more expensive shirt brands.
     
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    I've got two of the Kamakura OCBDs, and I love them. Despite my best efforts, however, I've been unable to put my hands on the club collar shirt, which looks fantastic. Does anyone happen to own one? I'd love to see some pictures.
     
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    I just recieved two of the tokyo fit OCBD's in blue and white and I couldn't be happier. I'm going to order one more in each color before the end of the summer. They are taking a seat at the front of the line for my shirt rotation at work.
     
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    Stopped by today and picked up a linen shirt. Great casual shirt though a bit short to work tucked in.

    They will be introducing a "special" anniversary OCBD as a way to celebrate the 1 year opening of their Madison ave store.
     
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    Agreed. It's higher than I expected.

    Not sure if this has been pointed out, but it looks like they have increased the sleeve length of the New York Slim Fit 16 1/2 from 36 1/3 to 36 1/2 on the newer shirts. I may actually try one now as that was what was holding me back before.
     
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    Well, I am still with the $79 ones
     
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    I imagine you do not button the shirt up to the neck, Teger?
     
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    Quick search didn't really yield much in actual measurements, can't figure out if I'm a 15 3/4 or a 16. Anybody have shoulder / chest / back length / waist measurements on a shirt they have?
     
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    Let me add my voice to those who have visited the store and had a nice experience. It's a small, tidy shop, easy to miss as you walk Madison.

    As noted, the sales associates are really helpful and friendly. Opted for a single Tokyo Slim which fit me perfectly. The collar roll is, as reported by many, excellent. The main downside, for me, is the use of darts to slim the shirt. I will email the company to encourage them to slim without using darts, and if others feel the same way, then I would suggest a nice, supportive email as well. The fabric was excellent 100/2, a light weight shirting fabric.

    Linen shirts were only in S/M/L and sleeve length is an issue (the collar is lower on these shirts as well). To get the right sleeve length, I had to go to an L, then had a billowy shirt in the back. Could slim down with my tailor, but at 99 dollars a shirt, that is perhaps too much.

    Had only 20 minutes before I had to run to the airport (fortunately, they open at 9AM!), but would happily go again next time I'm in NYC.
     
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    I should note, it seemed like they had more styles than are available on the website (saw some nice, summery check shirts).
     
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    Have heard a lot about this brand, will try to check them out... these shirts ever go on discount?
     
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    Doubt it, though guess you can wait for a year, if they don't discount on summer or christmas then it's not going to happen other than the once every 5 year kind of thing I suppose...
     
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    Few new arrivals today -

    Light blue/white oxford BD

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    Sky blue poplin semi spread.

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    Nice, finally some new stuff
     
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    I believe they will be doing a chambray version of the button-down soon.
     
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    They fit me fine in the neck.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Fantastic! I'm very likely to purchase a shirt now. I do hope it'll actually fit me! I read that people recommend one to size up? But in your opinion, go with 16/35?
     
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    Yeah their sizing does not work for me at all on paper, but if a 16 collar (which works for me in some brands) works, then I'd be willing to give the a try, if only to spite BB for their damn price increase!
     

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