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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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



  1. mossrockss

    mossrockss Distinguished Member

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    Selling brand new TOKYO SLIM (MANHATTAN) (38/82 Black LHIS88193882). Italian fabrics (Liberty). PM me. Its too small for me.
     


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    I am back on the Kamakura train - they have a bunch of staples available in 42/92 in the NY slim fit.

    The spread collar is still StyFo Approved.
     


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    Looking to purchase either a Royal Oxford or Pinpoint Oxford shirt. Does anyone know what the differences are? I’m looking for a thicker material and I’m not sure which one might be better for something like going to meetings.
     


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    just be warned that Royal Oxford creases like a MF
     


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    Pinpoint is like a finer Oxford Cloth, and I like it for the cooler months. Almost as appropriate a broadcloth, but a step down in formality. Royal Oxford has a bit of a diamond-like texture and some say that it's a bit shiny. I vote for Pinpoint.
     


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    I work in a business casual environment (finance), where most folks where trousers and a dress shirt. I really like the medium formality of the pinpoint oxford, and I think it's resistance to wrinkles is reasonable for a more formal oxford.
     


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    I just spoke to CS on the phone and it seems like they don't restock shirts after they've been sold out. I'm looking at this one in particular and I can't find anything else similar to it. Does anyone know when they usually do restocks or have recommendations for similar brands that make a cutaway collar with french cuffs?

    http://www.kamakurashirts.net/shop/g/gKHPS83103681/
     


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    It is worth mentioning that I bought the new Manhattan model, Tokyo Slim Fit, in the previous size and the shirt fits better!

    I was concerned that it was going to be more slim, and I needed to go up a size but I didn't. YMMV.
     


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    Thanks for posting that. Just the info I needed.
     


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    Letting go of a few kamakura shirts that no longer fit me, pm me if you're interested!

    Tokyo Slim White ocbd - never worn, laundered once - 38x85

    Knit shirts, tall, medium, tokyo slim, white as well
    2 button down - gently used/worn once
    2 cutaway collar - never worn/worn once

    Too bulky for these now so I've got to rebuy my shirts.
     
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    From what I've seen, Kamakura produces a run of shirts and puts them on sale until they are sold out. They make so many different styles that I imagine they don't do "restocks". However, if there is a certain popular or common type of shirt (such as a white OCBD) it will eventually be produced again, but I don't think they continuously produce and sell any particular model of shirt. If you're just waiting for a white cutaway collar shirt with French cuffs, then I imagine that will come around again, but it depends if you are looking for a specific type of cloth. The Japanese site has 7 different Tokyo fit shirts of that type right now, but I don't know if any are in your size.

    Spier & Mackay here in Toronto makes good quality, affordable shirts. Perhaps one of these fits the bill?

    https://www.spierandmackay.com/shop...210&dir=desc&shirt_collars=226&shirt_cuffs=97
     


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    Thanks for the insight. Yeah, hopefully something similar will be produced. I checked the Japanese website as well with the help of a translator add-on and they didn’t have my size either (38/85). I have two Spier & Mackay shirts but I’m looking for a small step up in terms of quality.
     


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    I agree that the Kamakura shirts are nicer quality than S&M.
     


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