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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

  1. Spex

    Spex Senior member

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    I've been emailing Kamakura customer service trying to determine what they have in my size and now I'm thoroughly confused.

    If the site lists a shirt as having a collar size of 16 is it really a 16 1/3 that shrinks down to a 16 during washing or is it a 16 that shrinks down to a 15 2/3? I understood it to mean the former but now I'm thinking that they're telling me the latter.

    I'm a thin 6'2", I wear a size 31 or 32 waist size pant, 38 size jacket and shirts generally at 15.5 - 34/35. I find that some shirt collars end up being slightly snug and arm length has never been too long, so slightly longer would be OK. Therefor a shirt that ends up at 15 3/4 -35 1/2 would,probably work out well...if that's in fact the size after shrinkage. Arg!
     


  2. JackFlash

    JackFlash Senior member

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    Shrinks to marked size. So a size 16 is a 16 1/3 that shrinks to 16.
     


  3. Spex

    Spex Senior member

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    Interesting. They are telling me to buy a size 16 collar if I normally wear a 15.5...
     


  4. JackFlash

    JackFlash Senior member

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    That is likely due to sizing issues and not the shrinkage question you raised previously.
     


  5. StephenB

    StephenB Senior member

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    I can tell you the 15" collar on my Kamakura shirts are far more snug then the 15" collar on my BB.
     


  6. Spex

    Spex Senior member

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    Thanks. I think I'll order a NY Slim tonight in a 16 as well as a NY Medium Chambray. Wish me luck!
     


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    SloopyNoob Senior member

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    I can second the above. My usual neck size is 14.5 and I went with 15. The shirt fits me very nicely
     


  8. LaymanX

    LaymanX Senior member

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    Raided the Madison ave store and wiped out the entire Tokyo slim 16.5 34 length sleeve column. Love the fit and construction.
     


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    samadhi27 Senior member

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    Here's an interesting video about Kamakura Shirts, with some details about their construction:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Can someone assist me in finding my proper size? I wish to purchase a Tokyo slim fit however have not yet received a response on sizing from an email I sent.

    I normally wear a 15 1/2 collar and 32 /33 sleeve length. However, that collar size is a bit snug for me. Anyhow, is the Tokyo slim fit 15 3/4 33 what I should be purchasing? I am sure you folks here a much more knowledgable than I am on this. Thanks in advance.

    Soal
     


  11. TonioKroger

    TonioKroger Well-Known Member

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    Hey there, I tried on the linen shirts today. I wear a 15 1/3 neck, 34 1/2 sleeve in the NY fit...The small was tight and the medium was perfect. I am not sure what sizes you are (I don't understand the numbers you posted), but if you're a 16 neck in the 41 chest shirt (I see in my 15 1/3 collar the number 39- 88...?) a large might be great as a linen shirt should probably be somewhat loose.

    hope that helps.
     


  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for that I might try a large. The 41/16 I was talking about is 41cm/16 inch neck, sorry I forget I'm talking to a predominantly US audience occasionally. Thanks for your help.

    Regards
    Jason
     


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    :)
     


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    Forgive me for probably [​IMG], but any recommendation for someone 16.5/35?
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i just ordered a pinpoint oxford in new york slim. its a 16.5/36.5, ill let you know how it works out when it arrives. i dont think they have anything in 16.5/35. tokyo slim 16.5 is a 34 and new york slim 16.5 is a 36.5.
     


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