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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. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Well-Known Member

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    +1. In addition to having the best service with prompt and professional responses, Kamakura produces shirts that fit me perfectly, no need to take to the tailor. In term of American size, I think they will dial it in perfect on the next batch of design if they are aware of SF feedbacks. Overal they have earned a new customer for a very long tim as long as they continue to keep up the quality and price ratio. :slayer:

     
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  2. conradwu

    conradwu Well-Known Member

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    Stopped by the Madison ave store.

    Nicest, most polite salesmen, ever. Love the soft collar and the collar sizing; can't stand tiny collars. Fit is spot on for those who are slim (Tokyo slim fit). The store had limited selections although you can find much more on their webstore. Really looking forward to everything they plan on offering in the future. I actually felt bad for leaving the store without buying a shirt because they were so polite. [​IMG]
     
  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    For any waiting, there has been a lot of re-stocks across most styles, New York slim especially. I picked up a white and pink OCBD. I'd get in quick.
     
  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    The only downside with this place is fabric selections, they need to make more and different pattern of gingham
     
  5. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    And the fact that their Tokyo slim sizing makes no sense : - (
    If youre a 15.5 - 15.75 34.5 or 35 sleeve you're screwed
     
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  6. Louys

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    I got one of the standard blue OCBD's today. I ordered it last week via phone from the New York store. Shipping was only about 7ish bucks (as opposed to $21 for one shirt from Japan) and the service, as has been stated, was excellent. The roll is perfect, the fit is slim and comfortable, and the fabric is good for the price. I only wish they had more patterns and colorways available.

    As for the specifics of the fit I normally wear BB ESF in small which is a just a tad tight in the chest and a wee bit loose in the arms. The Tokyo Slim 15/33.5 fits like a glove.
     
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    Made perfect sense for their home market..., though guess they need to start tune some of their products to sell to American market...
     
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  9. conradwu

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    I'm Asian and the Tokyo slim fit (15 1/3 - 32.5) is pretty spot on... yay for short asian arms

    Although the patterns are limited, I'm quite happy with basics. They'll have the plenty of opportunity to introduce more patterns as the brand continues to build a large fan base
     
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    eluther Well-Known Member

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    Complaining about a lack of colors is v prole. You only need solid and university-striped blue button downs, and solid white and blue spread collars.

    :foo:
     
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  11. garymyman

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    I want university stripes in every color. Thankfully there are some new ones in stock. I also wish they made their non-OCBD's without the front pocket.
     
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  12. Wade

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    If you guys want more fabric selections, why not just ask a mtm shirt maker to replicate a shirt that has exact same measurements as a kamakura one
     
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    And still cost $79, don't think so... cheaper end of MtM that I have seen which is still good is at least 100+
     
  14. 9thsymph

    9thsymph Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the Madison store. Picked up 5 shirts (2 BDs, 2 Cut-aways, and a knit). The quality is much higher than Brooks in my estimation, as is the cut and fit (for me anyway). I love the shape of their BD collars. They also have a very nice selection of ties, squares and other accessories. The staff, as mentioned previously, is very helpful and polite. I will return to this place often!
     
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    Oh, one more thing...they have try-on shirts (that have been washed), as noted earlier, but they also insisted that I try packaged (never-been-washed) shirt as well, so that I could estimate the amount the shirt changes after washing. Very helpful...
     
  16. Wade

    Wade Well-Known Member

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    Luxire has a number of fabrics around 80
     
  17. clee1982

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    Don't know their quality I guess.., have you handled them?
     
  18. Monkeyface

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    Can anyone comment on the fit of their linen shirts? A 15.75 Kamakura fits great, but even the linen S seems to have a collar that's too big, and a chest that's too small.
     
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    The main reason you can't just take this to an MTM maker and get a replica is because it is unlikely they will be able to mimic the collar roll. I thought that was the main reason people were buying these shirts.
     
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  20. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    For the button down definitely... and at 79 the fabric is decent too.
     
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