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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. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone that has one of the linen shirts care to comment on sizing compared to NY slim fit? I'm a 41/16 in the NY SF and get 1 inch off the sleeves , but seems like i'll need a large for the sleeve length, but the neck seems awfully big on the large. If anyone knows if the measurements are accurate would be appreciated.
     
  2. TonioKroger

    TonioKroger Well-Known Member

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    Funny you should mention it...I am going in very soon (tomorrow or Sunday) to see and try on those linen shirts. I will report back (though I don't wear the NY slim.)
     
  3. Henry Carter

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    Thanks that would be good. Just let me know what fit you normally wear and i'll adjust to suit myself.
     
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    I bought a tie from them, pretty decent, it looks like I should try out their shirts...
     
  5. Murlsquirl

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    Yeah, that is about as good as it gets. No need for MTM, you found your one stop shirt source.
     
  6. Spex

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    I've been emailing Kamakura customer service trying to determine what they have in my size and now I'm thoroughly confused.

    If the site lists a shirt as having a collar size of 16 is it really a 16 1/3 that shrinks down to a 16 during washing or is it a 16 that shrinks down to a 15 2/3? I understood it to mean the former but now I'm thinking that they're telling me the latter.

    I'm a thin 6'2", I wear a size 31 or 32 waist size pant, 38 size jacket and shirts generally at 15.5 - 34/35. I find that some shirt collars end up being slightly snug and arm length has never been too long, so slightly longer would be OK. Therefor a shirt that ends up at 15 3/4 -35 1/2 would,probably work out well...if that's in fact the size after shrinkage. Arg!
     
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    Shrinks to marked size. So a size 16 is a 16 1/3 that shrinks to 16.
     
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    Interesting. They are telling me to buy a size 16 collar if I normally wear a 15.5...
     
  9. JackFlash

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    That is likely due to sizing issues and not the shrinkage question you raised previously.
     
  10. StephenB

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    I can tell you the 15" collar on my Kamakura shirts are far more snug then the 15" collar on my BB.
     
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    Thanks. I think I'll order a NY Slim tonight in a 16 as well as a NY Medium Chambray. Wish me luck!
     
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    I can second the above. My usual neck size is 14.5 and I went with 15. The shirt fits me very nicely
     
  13. LaymanX

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    Raided the Madison ave store and wiped out the entire Tokyo slim 16.5 34 length sleeve column. Love the fit and construction.
     
  14. samadhi27

    samadhi27 Well-Known Member

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    Here's an interesting video about Kamakura Shirts, with some details about their construction:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Soal

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    Can someone assist me in finding my proper size? I wish to purchase a Tokyo slim fit however have not yet received a response on sizing from an email I sent.

    I normally wear a 15 1/2 collar and 32 /33 sleeve length. However, that collar size is a bit snug for me. Anyhow, is the Tokyo slim fit 15 3/4 33 what I should be purchasing? I am sure you folks here a much more knowledgable than I am on this. Thanks in advance.

    Soal
     
  16. TonioKroger

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    Hey there, I tried on the linen shirts today. I wear a 15 1/3 neck, 34 1/2 sleeve in the NY fit...The small was tight and the medium was perfect. I am not sure what sizes you are (I don't understand the numbers you posted), but if you're a 16 neck in the 41 chest shirt (I see in my 15 1/3 collar the number 39- 88...?) a large might be great as a linen shirt should probably be somewhat loose.

    hope that helps.
     
  17. Henry Carter

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    Thanks for that I might try a large. The 41/16 I was talking about is 41cm/16 inch neck, sorry I forget I'm talking to a predominantly US audience occasionally. Thanks for your help.

    Regards
    Jason
     
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    :)
     
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    Forgive me for probably [​IMG], but any recommendation for someone 16.5/35?
     
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    i just ordered a pinpoint oxford in new york slim. its a 16.5/36.5, ill let you know how it works out when it arrives. i dont think they have anything in 16.5/35. tokyo slim 16.5 is a 34 and new york slim 16.5 is a 36.5.
     

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