Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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  1. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    Picked up my first Kamakura at the NY shop a couple of days ago. I can't compare how the new "Manhattan" slim fits compared to the old ones, but this fits me great. Most of my OCBDs are from BB, mostly MiUSA and milano and the old BB "extra slim" fit.

    Got fitted. My neck size remains the same but I ended up getting a 34" arm. I'm usually a 32/32 or 33 in BB. Never a 34.

    Collar roll is great. Also, rather than get the thick oxford cloth, I went with this "panama" cloth, which is lightweight. They had a thinner fabric that was more see through (can't remember what it was called). Passed on it b/c I sometimes I wear my shirts w/o an undershirt and was afraid my nips would show.

    Great service and signed up for their frequent buyer club.
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  2. Wrenkin

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    You may be thinking of Leno cloth.
     


  3. momentoftruth

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    @coolarrow how does the Panama cloth feel on the skin?
     


  4. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    It kind of feels like brand new linen, not super soft. Kind of in the middle between soft sea island cotton and a harsh, starchy shirt. I should launder it, hang dry before I wear it to see how it comes out. However, I can't wait to wear it. I'll wear it this week.
     


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    ah that's interesting, I didn't expect that. Please post a quick feedback once you've worn the shirt if you can
     


  6. SCH00

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    Seems like they've redone their website recently. Pretty much all of the TSF 38/85 shirts are out of stock, as well. Not sure what the deal is with that.

    Also interested if anyone has bought the new 'sciolto' spread collar Panama shirts and their opinions of them. Limited sizing options for those is a bit annoying.
     


  7. in stitches

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    Just got my first Sciltos. This is the Leno. Also got a solid blue in the Panama fabric, but haven't opened yet.

    Fits like a dream, I think I found my One Shirt. Gonna have to order more.


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    Make sure cold wash the Leno, it definitely would shrink otherwise
     


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    Now that the Yen has dropped relative to my dollar I might get my family to bring back a knit shirt for me. For anyone who has bought both a knit shirt and dress shirt, what size did you buy? Was there much shrinkage? I'm guessing if I wear the smallest NY Slim fit (39/90) then a S in the NY fit knit is what I should get.
     


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    I have dress shirts (oxford, broad, and leno cloths) in the 42/90, and my knits and piques are mostly in size L, but an M kinda works also for me.

    I wash at home and hang dry and have not much shrinkage, if any, in my knits.
     


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    @Spex
    I wear Tokyo slim fit 40/84 and wear Tokyo knit in L(40/41). I never tried the M knit shirt but I think it might work except the sleeves will be a little short.

    @in stitches
    That Sciltos looks really good.
     


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    Thanks, man. :)
     


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