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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    I am not a woman and I use tote bags... am I doing it wrong?
     

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    Hi All

    I'm curious to know whether anyone can speak to the quality, cut, etc. of the Napoli dress shirts? In particular, I'm really curious to know how they look with a tie...

    Also, do people think the fusing on the firenze button-down collar shirt will minimise (or even augment) its collar roll? I love the idea of a slightly bigger button down, but would hate to lose the oh-so-precious roll for which we so love Kamakura.

    Thoughts much appreciated.

    Best
    Harry
     

  3. clee1982

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    I like the Napoli shirt for the fit, I can't tell quality of clothe really apart. It definitely fits slimmer than equivalent Tokyo slim. It looks good with tie, can't find a picture now though...
     

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    I'm on the fence with Kamakura. I've got a few shirts that I really like and a few that have a slightly odd cut or the fabric is not great. The one piece collars were particularly disappointing on both of this fronts (floppy collar and a textured fabric I didn't like) but I thought I'd give the Firenze shirts a go. They arrived today and look and feel pretty good. Will assess again after a wash, iron and wear.

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    sargeinaz Senior Member

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    those shirts look nice. Keep us posted.
     

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    that's a good looking collar. Definitely interested in how they fare wrinkles-wise after a wash. Is the fit similar to the Manhattan?
     

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    Haven't bought these in a while and I think they changed some of their products? Can anyone shed insight?
    It used to be tokyo/tokyo slim and ny/ny slim fits but now I'm browsing the website and there's a manhattan fit, is that ny slim? What's the equivalent of the old tokyo slim fit shirts? thanks in adv
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    There is Tokyo slim Manhattan fit and Tokyo slim “old stock”, just slightly different fit I would take same size.
     

  9. mythage

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    Thanks.
    So now on the website there's
    Tokyo slim
    Tokyo normal
    Ny slim
    Ny normal
    Napoli shirts
    Firenze shirts
    Vintage ivy
    Knit shirts
    Am I missing any? I read your comment about the napoli shirts above but can anyone comment on the firenze and vintage ivy fit compared to tokyo slim from before? Thanks a bunch
    I bought some normal tokyo slim shirts and oxfords when I visited tokyo two years ago and got 38-85 and they are just a bit tight now and sleeves shrunk a bit making them too short after a wash so looking to pick up some new shirts
    I also bought a bunch of the knit shirts which I like a lot in tall-medium but they are a bit tight at the armpits compared to tokyo slim and cut in a little bit.

    Real jealous of NYCers wish I could go in to do a fitting
     

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    The Blue Oxford fabric is good. Reasonably soft and doesn't wrinkle too much. The white one is quite thin and wrinkles quite badly. Fit wise they are fine after a cold wash.

    I generally get my shirts via Luxire at various fabric price points and I can't see these being good enough for me to change.
     

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    There should be size charts on the site for each type of shirt. Here is the breakdown of different models as I see it.I categorize Napoli and Firenze shirts under "Tokyo" fits based on the sleeve lengths available:

    Tokyo Fits:
    Classic(old version and Manhattan)
    Slim (old version and Manhattan)
    Knit
    Linen
    Napoli
    Firenze
    Vintage Ivy
    Other Casual shits

    NY Fits:
    Classic(old version and Manhattan)
    Slim (old version and Manhattan)
    Knit
    Linen
    Vintage Ivy (and occasionally other casual shirts)
     

  12. mythage

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    Thanks for the list I'll do some research on the fits and maybe try out a new shirt or two
    Hopefully they have a sale during black friday like last year
     

  13. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Did it work for you? I always thought Firenze is a cheaper version of their made in Italy stuff (which I do like), if fit is more less the same I'm happy saving $60 per shirt...
     

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    I own 3 OCBDs from Kamakura... all Tokyo Slim Fit, size 40-84. These are all the old model (not Manhattan) and they fit almost perfectly. For additional reference, I also own many Brooks Brothers Milano fit in 15.5/32.

    I want to buy some new OCBDs. What changes have been made with the new Manhattan model? Will I need a new size?
     

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    have the collars changed in size or shape or spread or anything? looking at getting a NY slim fit OCBD and it is manhattan fit
     

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