Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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  1. Louys

    Louys Senior member

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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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  4. 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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    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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    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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  7. Wade

    Wade Senior member

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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
     


  8. clee1982

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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+
     


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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...
     


  11. Wade

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    Luxire has a number of fabrics around 80
     


  12. clee1982

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


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