Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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    click here Senior member

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    Just contact them saying they don't fit. They offered me a full refund (including the shipping cost).
     


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    Turner Senior member

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    Does anybody know if they restock the linen and knit shirts during summertime or are they changing the fabrics?
     


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    Measurements are confusing me a bit. Anybody a Thom Browne 3, Black Fleece BB2, Polo Regent Slim 15.5 x 34, Mazza 15.75 / 40?

    What would be the Kamakura equivalent?
     


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    I have a similiar build and the real problem it's the sleeve lenght.

    the best bet would be tokyo slim fit, 15 3/4 - 33 or 16 - 33 1/2 for a more comfortable fit

    In the vintage ivy, Tokyo L
     


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    I own a couple Black Fleece shirts in BB2 and like the fit of the New York Slim 15.75 - 35.5. The sleeves on the NY Slim are ~.5-.75" longer though (which works better for me). Hope this helps.
     


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    As someone advised me earlier (I take a small in Uniqlo) and I recently made an exchange for so I will know for sure, you should try out a 15.3 x 34.3, which is actually 15 5/6 - 34 5/6 post shrinkage. Kamakura offered $21 for my exchange to cover shipping.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate it. Yeah I'm thrown off by pretty much all measurements vs the tagged size. Originally I was thinking the 15/34 tokyo slim but sleeve seemed a little short. The new york slim sleeve seemed a bit too long. The 15 1/3 x 34 seems perfect but neck size seems small. If neck is really 15/56 then that is perfect for me.

    toasty when you getting your shirts in? Been needing to refocus my MC stuff and I don't have any proper dress shirts outside of an old Polo one. Really wishing I didn't sell all my Thom Browne and Black Fleece shirts but old job just didn't require as formal wear
     


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    In my experience sleeves are longer than stated and don't shrink, a 33 sleeves it's more a 33.5.

    tokyo slim fit 15 3/4 - 33 it's definitely slimmer than polo custom/regent and comparable to BB ESF 15.5/34
    The differences are the slimmer waist and the sleeves a tad shorter.

    My next order will be tokyo slim 16 - 33 1/2

    I suggest you to buy at least two similar sizes to test them
     
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    It probably will not be in till approx. 2 weeks considering the return time then re-delivery to me. I can give you proper measurements then. FWIW the body measurements of the 15 5/6 - 34 5/6 seem better suited.

    Other fits chest and waist size were too big, and even larger in person. I had originally tried:

    TOKYO SLIM FIT(PC6217_21)(size:16 - 35)
    NEW YORK SLIM FIT(OC9200_21)(size:15 3/4 - 35 1/2)

    Both too wide in the body/collar, and sleeves a bit too long. Shoulders seem okay...
     


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    Thanks, good to hear. Sounds like the 33 sleeve may work for me.
     


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    Ok sounds good, let me know.
     


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    I would second this. I would also see how your typical laundering practices change the fit of the shirts.

    I picked up a Tokyo slim fit in 16/35 at the New York store despite requiring a 15.75 neck. I later ordered several 15.75/35.5 New York slim fits from the online store despite the long arms. I cold wash and hang dry all my shirts. I found that the 15.75 necks shrunk to 15.5 and the 16 neck to 15.75. I will be ordering the Tokyo slim fit in 16/35 from now on.
     


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    Am I the only one that finds the sleeve to be a bit wide?
     


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    Anybody have any experience with Kamakura ties or pocket squares?
     


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    No I've found the same, cuffs are too wide for me too. Thinking of having the cuff button moved in by a half inch or so, it wont help the sleeve but will hold it in place a little better.
     


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