Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

  1. in stitches

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    lol twinz!!! i am at a desk all day. much more comfortable sans jacket and with sleeves rolled up. if i leave the office i go pro, but inside i chillax.

    im sure i will. cant wait for it to arrive.
     


  2. Spex

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    I just received two shirts that I recently ordered. Put in the order last Friday and received them today. I was unfortunately hit up with a substantial customs charge, so unless I figure out another way of obtaining these shirts, this might be it for a while.

    I picked up a OCBD NY Slim Fit size 16/36.5. As I mentioned in a previous post I generally wear a 15.5 34/35. I haven't laundered or dried (I don't usually dry any clothes in the dryer) this shirt yet, but here's how it fits right out of the box.

    The 16" collar is a bit too large, not huge, but I'm hoping the 1/3" shrinkage occurs.

    Shirts labelled with a 34/35 arm length are often just a bit too short for me. The 36.5 arms on this are definitely too long. Again, I'm hoping for some shrinkage. Jovan posted on that other men's clothing forum that his Tokyo Slim fit shirt's arms shrunk noticeably and he hang dries his shirts. For my sake I hope it happens here. Might be putting this one in the dryer for once.

    The body could definitely be slimmer. I usually get shirts already labelled as slim fit darted by my tailor, so I really need a true slim fit. I would have opted for a Tokyo Slim but the sleeve lengths for the collar sizes I wanted did not exist. Again, hopefully shrinkage occurs in this respect. The shirt is pretty long as well.

    The material itself is a substantially thick cloth, which I like. As mentioned above, no Xinjiang Cotton label in this one, although it was listed as such online.

    Now the other shirt I ordered was an indigo Vintage Ivy in a NY Fit Medium. The site lists the collar as a 15 3/4, and it's snug. Not tight, but snug. Should this shrink at all and I won't be buttoning up the top button. Funny how 1/4" seems to make a much larger difference. Sleeves are listed as 34.5" and they are pretty good. If it shrinks another 0.5" I think I'll still be OK. The body is perfect, much more slim than the other shirt. If this shrinks it may be too tight.

    The site says about the Vintage Ivy Shirt: "PLEASE NOTE: These shirts have been washed to create a unique texture. This may cause the shirt to shrink up to 2 % from its original given measurements."

    I'm not sure if this means that they've already washed them and the 2% shrinkage already occured. It's kind of confusing. I can only hope that my Vintage Ivy shirt does not shrink at all any more and that the OCBD shrinks down to the size of the Vintage Ivy.

    I'll post an update after a wash or two...
     


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    Thanks.
     


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    How is the medium in the Vintage Ivy collection for someone who has 16" collar, 19" shoulders and 43.5" chest and a 36.5 waist?
     
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    Definitely too small,
    I have a 105cm chest and the NY size M is very tight all around (I wear 34/36 pants)

    Tokyo L fits me very well compared, comparable to Polo RL Custom Size M, hope this help.
     
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    Just wanted to say, I got my first pair of Kamakura shirts in the mail today. I think I'm in love. I am 6-1, 190 lbs, and the New York classic fit, 15 1/2, 34 1/4 fits very well. The sleeves are a touch too long, but that will be fixed with some button repositioning.
     


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    I just received the Vintage Ivy in indigo, medium size and currently it's perfect for me, who usually wears a 15.5/35 shirt. My waist is a 32. If this shirt shrinks at all I may be in trouble. I like my clothes fairly fitted. I don't think that the medium will work for you.
     


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    Are the measurements on the webstore fixed / accurate now?
     


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    I'm finally going to be in NYC soon. Time to drop by the Madison store to finally get my first Kamakura shirt!
     


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    I received my first shirt this past weekend. The collar and the overall quality are excellent for the price, but reports (mostly elsewhere) that the Tokyo Slim is "quite slim" are grossly exaggerated. After one wash in a deliberate attempt to see how much it would shrink, I still find myself wishing the darts were deeper. Guys that taper less will likely be pleased off the rack. A good value even with some tailoring fees tacked on IMHO.
     
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  14. in stitches

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    mine has arrived!!! will post about fit when i try it on, but the shirt is absolutely beautiful.

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    You guys are talking about "the" medium in the Vintage Ivy but according to the online shop it comes in NY or Tokyo fit correct? I'm 5 10" 165 with a 40 chest and 33" waist and prefer a slim fit...what's my best option (website measurements are overwhelming).

    Also, does this really ship from Japan and has anyone got hit with customs?
     


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