Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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  1. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    My experience, both with oxford cloth:
    1) No
    2) Negligible to non existent
     
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    Those who own the chambray shirt, what is the collar point length on it? It looks kind of short on pictures.
    thanks!
     
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    it's definitely shorter than the OCBD. I tried it on in store. This was the vintage one.

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    much shorter, it doesn't really roll
     
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    Fortune smiled upon me and was able to snag some Tokyo Slims off the B/S. Lovin dat beefy collar roll.

    But seriously, while the sleeves are a hair short at 16/35, these feel like the best constructed OCBDs I've ever handled. Fabric is amazing, buttons are great, and it just feels good.
     
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    This month's GQ magazine had a small except on Kamakura shirts
     
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    I will pick a dozen up this year! starting in Feb ^^ :happy:

    Time for the Kamakura roulette

    edit:

    I done it guys! Just placed an order:


    1. Tokyo Slim Fit 41 - 89 OCBD
    2. NY Slim Fit 40 - 90 Pinpoint OCBD


    The classic cuts in NY seem it may fit better regarding the neck to sleeve ratio but I think the body would be too full. Now the wait begins!

    I'm usually a 15.5 neck and in my current shirts I find 34" sleeves a tad short. So, here is to hoping the 89 or 90 will work (considering shrinkage, too).

    That collar looks superb by the way @El Argentino...hoping to achieve the same!
     
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  9. gettoasty

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    Neither shirt is really working out ugh :(

    I have a TS 16-35 and NYS 15.75-35.5 for sale if anyone would like to buy at cost w/ free domestic shipping. Otherwise, what is the best method to mail it back? USPS?

    Fwiw the NYS fit a lot better but need to size down...
     
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    What's your issue with each one? - I seem to recall us being about the same size, generally.
     
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    el es dee Senior member

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    What color are they?
     
  12. gettoasty

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    ^Both are blue, for CBD


    Body is way too full

    Sleeve and shoulder seem fine

    Neck was also wide.

    Going to reorder and try 15.3-34.3 is TS and Going to ignore the approx. body measurements provided on the site.

    I am usually a small in shirts or 38/40 jacket EU
     
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  13. mossrockss

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    May be interested in TS. I'll PM you later for details unless someone else gets it first. Busy right now
     
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    I also want to add as it's worth noting that it doesn't seem these slim fit shirts taper much so if you have a large drop I don't know kamakura is the best option. Both the Tokyo slim fit and New York slim fit straight in the body. I measured one of them and the chest to waist was about 22", no difference.

    Granted it seems I ordered the wrong size now...will most likely get the 15 1/3-34 1/3 as someone suggested earlier in the thread...
     
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  15. Prince of Paisley

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    Pretty easy to take them in at the waist... Cheaper than sending them back I would have thought...
     
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