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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. Thahmas

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    I looked at that but felt the TS was going to be too tight on the chest and body. I'm going to try the NY slim and see what turns up!
     
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    Yeah... The sleeve length thing is annoying. Adds another $20 to the cost of the shirt. Hate it when places do that.

    Planning to swing by the store during lunch today and see if they have any good linen options.
     
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    Y not just have your tailor move the button a bit?
     
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    They do indeed, though, note that they only come S/M/L.
     
  5. JackFlash

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    That's a good point. Often folks think shirt sleeves are too long when in fact they just need to tighten the cuff a bit.
     
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    Hmm, thats good to know, thanks. That's not promising, unfortunately.
     
  7. Thahmas

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    I hadn't ever considered this option. thanks!

    Can anyone say how NY slim compares to BB ESF?
     
  8. JackFlash

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    They are also cut a bit short so they can be worn untucked. I wear 16/15 in Tokyo slim and picked up a linen in L this weekend. The weave is very open and the shirt shrunk, particularly in the chest, after a cold wash, so certainly keep that in mind when you try on. It's certainly got more room in the body than my Tokyo slim, but I don't mind that for a linen shirt. Wore it to work yesterday tucked in.
     
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    The sizing goes up to XL, which I bought. It is a little roomy, but I am counting on some shrinkage.

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    Just bought one of the linen shirts. It fit me pretty well except for the neck which was a bit large, but which I'm hoping will shrink in the wash.

    They said they were expecting to have more linen shirts in mid-June. The selection now was not great, but they were very nice, and the shirts look great.
     
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    Pic?
     
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    Will try to post this weekend.
     
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    Knit Bengal strip in action:

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  14. jrd617

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    ^ Would look better if your cinched the tie knot. Too loose for a button down
     
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    This hasn't been washed yet. I was told to expect a fair amount of shrinkage once it was. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
     
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    Huh? I wasn't commenting about the fit of the shirt. I said that the size of the knot isn't proportionate to the collar opening. It would look better with a tight four in hand. Doesn't look good as is.
     
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    I thought you were referring to the shirt being loose at my neck. I see your point. Had tried on three ties in rapid succession, so wasn't my best knot. Anyway, thanks again.
     
  18. Frankie22

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    Stopped in over the weekend.

    Awesome value and very nice shirts. The Tokyo slim is very slim and fits just as well as somer of my MTM shirts.

    One issue, weird sizing. 15.75 neck = 33' sleeve. 16' neck = 35' sleeve, nothing in between. SA told me this is due to catering to Asian folks who tend to have short arms on average (this is literally what I was told).

    How much do these shirts shrink (not the OCBDs)
     
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    I'm in the same boat regarding sizing. I would love a 15.75 neck with longer arms.

    I've found the shirts shrink just a bit (cold wash, hang dry), though this is factored in. I measured my shirt after a few washes and it is spot on according to the marked size (and size chart on the website).
     
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    I may have to make a shopping trip to Tokyo if others have 16.5/33 as a standard size. Far too many of my high dollar shirts have been butchered by local tailors shortening sleeves the wrong way. I just received my second batch of Kamakura: white pinpoint, blue royal oxford spread collar and another blue OCBD. I wish two things: 1) They had university stripes in Tokyo Classic fit and 2) that they did dress shirts without the front pocket. Even with those two quibbles (that will inevitably be addressed at some point), these are by far my favorite shirts.
     
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