Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

  1. Spex

    Spex Senior member

    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    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

    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    339
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Shrinks to marked size. So a size 16 is a 16 1/3 that shrinks to 16.
     
  3. Spex

    Spex Senior member

    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Interesting. They are telling me to buy a size 16 collar if I normally wear a 15.5...
     
  4. JackFlash

    JackFlash Senior member

    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    339
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    That is likely due to sizing issues and not the shrinkage question you raised previously.
     
  5. StephenB

    StephenB Senior member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    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

    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Thanks. I think I'll order a NY Slim tonight in a 16 as well as a NY Medium Chambray. Wish me luck!
     
  7. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Senior member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    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

    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Raided the Madison ave store and wiped out the entire Tokyo slim 16.5 34 length sleeve column. Love the fit and construction.
     
  9. samadhi27

    samadhi27 Senior member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    Here's an interesting video about Kamakura Shirts, with some details about their construction:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Soal

    Soal New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2013
    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

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    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

    Messages:
    4,446
    Likes Received:
    4,162
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    On the Monaro, NSW.
    
    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
     
  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,998
    Likes Received:
    571
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    :)
     
  14. arnathor

    arnathor Senior member

    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    883
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Forgive me for probably [​IMG], but any recommendation for someone 16.5/35?
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Likes Received:
    31,016
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    

    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.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by