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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. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Several questions;

    1. Can anyone comment on how much the shirts shrink? The website says 2% but wanted to be sure since the Tokyo Classic Fit Semi-Spread Broadcloth is my exact size (16.5-33) or whether I should size up to a 17-33.5. I always wash shirts in cold and hang to dry.;
    2. I normally wear a 16.5-33 slim fit in Brooks Brothers and a 44R coat and 34-35 pant, any suggestions on which fit?; and
    3. Can merchandise be returned to NYC since they have a B&M store there or if it has to shipped back to Japan?
     
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  2. jrd617

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    ^ 1. My oxfords haven't shrunk. I believe all fabrics are prewashed
    2. They have measurements for each shirt on the website
    3. I had to ship my returns back to Japan, the one pain in the ass thing about their store
     
  3. TweedyProf

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    My one shirt does not appear to have shrunk either, and the original measurements are exactly where I need them to be (though the shoulders are just slightly narrower than I would like, but I'm prepared to live with it for the price point and the collar).
     
  4. TweedyProf

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    Yes, and I wash cold, delicate, and hang dry.
     
  5. TonioKroger

    TonioKroger Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had an MTM shirt made with Kamkura?
     
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    That's my size too. With your jacket size I think the NY Classic fit is your best bet, and just have your tailor shorten the sleeves. I wear a 40R jacket and the Tokyo Classic fit is quite trim. I would say it's a bit slimmer than Brooks Brothers ESF. I have a NY Classic too and it's much more full cut - very similar to BB Slim Fit.

    Also, the only shrinking came from me drying some. And was pretty insignificant.
     
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    Perfect, thanks!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. Lumia

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    I'm pretty sure I fit the Tokyo Slim fit but the only pink OCBD they have is in pinpoint, could that be at all worn as a casual? I was deciding whether to go with the pinpoint or just buy the new york slim oxford. Has anyone tried the differences between tokyo and new york slim?
     
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    whens there 1 year anniversary party? and can anyone come in? also any sales going to happen?
     
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    @snowboardpunk: Oct 30 for cocktails in the evening. I believe you need to get invited. I just purchased my 8th item last week and that was when they mentioned it, so not sure if it's open to all, but surely you can stop in or call and ask.
    My hunch is they will either have a sale for attendees, or a giveaway of some kind, as they alluded to it, but wouldn't confirm.
     
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  12. TonioKroger

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    I have a sense it will be the gift- if there is a gift at all...
     
  13. TonioKroger

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    I am considering their MTM- expensive, I know...but I am guess-timating that since I like the fit, it makes more sense to stick with them rather than try another company and waste two or three shirts attempting to get the fit right.
     
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    I tend to agree. I don't see them discounting for the party unfortunately. I do see them having a gift though. Would rather 20% off for the evening though!
     
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    to each their own of course, but I personally don't see the value in mtm shirting. i've learned my lesson buying very expensive rtw shirts that, despite gentle treatment, only last a year or so. shirts imo are kind of disposable. i'd rather good, affordable rtw and spend the money on tailored clothing! or shoes!
     
  16. Lumia

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    Thoughts on those Anniversary shirts? It says there is a pocket but it shows none and instead has the logo on it. Was thinking of getting one for more casual settings that don't require me to tuck it in.
     
  17. TonioKroger

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    I understand about MTM shirts...but if you are making them up in pinpoint or oxford cloth, you have a shirt for years and years that only gets better with age. I'm not much for variety- I like to find one or two things that are perfect and get multiples. Still looking to produce the perfect button down...like the Kamakura fit and now I want higher quality pinpoint than their day-to-day cloth. I have a feeling Thomas Mason's pinpoint fabrics are just the weight and sheen I like.
     
  18. TonioKroger

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    The anniversary shirt seems more for the owners than the customers as I can't see myself in a shirt with a logo. It looks like a gift given at a corporate bar-b-que.
     
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    Chambray has been washed (machine, then ironed damp) and it has softened up nicely. Very versatile, I may get another. does that make me weird?
     
  20. TonioKroger

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    I own so many Kamakura shirts I can't comment on your weirdness...I love them. Those knit shirts of theirs are amazing...
     

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