Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    I agree, can't beat that at 79, too bad they don't go on sale (or not that I am aware of).
     
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    Could anyone post your actual chest/waist measurements in addition to the size and style you picked from Kamakura as the sizing guide http://kamakurashirts.com/contents/styleguide/ is really confusing as it gives two chest and waist measurements and the difference between these two is 8" regardless of style! And if you could post the actual measurements (especially pit-to-pit) of your shirt as well, that would be really helpful! Thanks in advance!

    -K
     
  3. Reginald Bartholomew

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    I'd also be curious if anyone has any actual measurements for the knit shirts.
     
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    i wish they had a fathers day sale
     
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    Has anyone ordered directly from the NY store?
     
  6. violethour1951

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    Yes -- limited stock, but they ship orders out very quickly. Ask for Kota, he was very helpful.
     
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    Kota is great, but customer service seems to be of paramount importance to them across the store. I don't think it really matters who you get, you'll be treated exceptionally.
     
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    Japanese usually = great customer service, yea I would say get anyone you can
     
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    wish they'd feature some of the japanese shoe makers on site
     
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    I just received the two shirts I ordered last week from their webstore. I have to say, they really are the best RTW shirts I have ever purchased at this price point.

    I emailed prior to ordering to ask about the measurements and I was told that they recommend a 8" difference between the shirt's chest and waist and your actual chest and waist measurements, which is what is shown on their style guide. However, that's not really the case for me. I am a slim guy, 6'0", 36" chest, 31" waist. I ordered the Tokyo Slim Fit,
    15 - 33 1/2, and
    they fit me perfectly. Before I discovered these shirts, my favourite RTW shirt in terms of fit is Thomas Pink Super Slim Fit 14.5". No more Thomas Pink, so overpriced to buy here in Canada.

    The only thing I would complain about is the duty fees. Cost of both shirts + duties = $220. Ugh, I hate Canada Customs.
     
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    My measurements: 6'0", chest 36", waist 31"
    I ordered the Tokyo slim fit, 15-33 1/2. Perfect fit.

    With regards to the 8" difference, I called and spoke with someone about the measurements. They recommend a 8" gap between the shirt's measurements and your measurements for both chest and waist, which is what is shown on their style guide. So, I guess for me the gap is actually only about 2" for both chest and waist.

    I'm located in Canada, and I was slapped with $60 duties.
     
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    My measurements: 6'0", chest 36", waist 31"
    I ordered the Tokyo slim fit, 15-33 1/2. Perfect fit.

    With regards to the 8" difference, I called and spoke with someone at the NYC store about the measurements. They recommend a 8" gap between the shirt's measurements and your measurements for both chest and waist, which is what is shown on their style guide. So, I guess for me the gap is about 2" for both chest and waist.

    I'm located in Canada, and I was slapped with $60 duties.
     
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  13. Wade

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    Are there more fabrics in store than online? Looking for a linen fabric but they don't have any online
     
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  14. clee1982

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    When I was in the store 2~3 weeks ago they had linen shirts in about 5~7 colors, they were suppose to get more, better call them.
     
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    Was about to say the same.
     

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