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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Well, I am still with the $79 ones
     


  2. arnathor

    arnathor Senior member

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    I imagine you do not button the shirt up to the neck, Teger?
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Quick search didn't really yield much in actual measurements, can't figure out if I'm a 15 3/4 or a 16. Anybody have shoulder / chest / back length / waist measurements on a shirt they have?
     


  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Let me add my voice to those who have visited the store and had a nice experience. It's a small, tidy shop, easy to miss as you walk Madison.

    As noted, the sales associates are really helpful and friendly. Opted for a single Tokyo Slim which fit me perfectly. The collar roll is, as reported by many, excellent. The main downside, for me, is the use of darts to slim the shirt. I will email the company to encourage them to slim without using darts, and if others feel the same way, then I would suggest a nice, supportive email as well. The fabric was excellent 100/2, a light weight shirting fabric.

    Linen shirts were only in S/M/L and sleeve length is an issue (the collar is lower on these shirts as well). To get the right sleeve length, I had to go to an L, then had a billowy shirt in the back. Could slim down with my tailor, but at 99 dollars a shirt, that is perhaps too much.

    Had only 20 minutes before I had to run to the airport (fortunately, they open at 9AM!), but would happily go again next time I'm in NYC.
     


  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I should note, it seemed like they had more styles than are available on the website (saw some nice, summery check shirts).
     
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    bLaZ3n Senior member

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    Have heard a lot about this brand, will try to check them out... these shirts ever go on discount?
     


  7. conradwu

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    Doubt it
     


  8. clee1982

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    Doubt it, though guess you can wait for a year, if they don't discount on summer or christmas then it's not going to happen other than the once every 5 year kind of thing I suppose...
     


  9. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Few new arrivals today -

    Light blue/white oxford BD

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    Sky blue poplin semi spread.

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  10. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Nice, finally some new stuff
     


  11. conradwu

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    I believe they will be doing a chambray version of the button-down soon.
     
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    They fit me fine in the neck.
     


  13. clee1982

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    Nice!
     


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    Fantastic! I'm very likely to purchase a shirt now. I do hope it'll actually fit me! I read that people recommend one to size up? But in your opinion, go with 16/35?
     


  15. mossrockss

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    Yeah their sizing does not work for me at all on paper, but if a 16 collar (which works for me in some brands) works, then I'd be willing to give the a try, if only to spite BB for their damn price increase!
     


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