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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

  1. Evolve

    Evolve Senior Member

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    Just keep in mind that Luxire can replicate any collar you show them, or you can specify details such as point length, band height, tie space, etc. They can do fused or unfused, lined or unlined, soft, stiff, whatever you want. There really are no limits and they follow instructions to a T. You don't have to choose from their standard collars. But perhaps you already knew that.


    +1. Their odd sizing is why I've yet to purchase a Kamakura shirt. Otherwise, they seem great.
     
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  2. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    Sorry that you guys don't like the shirts, the TKSF fits me great! I hope they don't tweak the sizing, I just found my proper size granted took only 2 tries.

    I don't like BB... bad experience with the shirting, and the customer service in-store. Stuck up SA... sounds like Kamakura staff in NY is very friendly :foo:
     


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    Ahhh, no I did not. Their awful web design threw me off, lol. Thanks for the info
     


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    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Their website does not reflect their name. I'd love to see a more elegant website - everything on the website down to their logo feels more walmart than kiton. Maybe it is their Made in India foundation.
     


  5. Evolve

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    Agreed, Luxire's website is subpar. They've acknowledged this and say that a complete revamp is coming soon, and will be much more user friendly.
     


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    gettoasty, do you happen to have the actual measurements of the 16-35 tokyo slim fit? thanks.
     


  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    No, sorry
     


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    Wow, just received my tokyo slim and tokyo classic fit today and I must say I am impressed. 3 days free shipping from Japan to the middle of the US. Amazes me how international shipping is faster than shipping USPS within the states. Both of them fit right out of the box. The classic isn't huge by any means and the slim isn't too tight. A 15 tokyo classic is slimmer than a 15 1/2 ESF BB OCBD. Even the sleeves fit me almost perfectly (Yes, I'm one of those T-Rex arms you guys all complain about :p). Hooray for asian fits! Definitely buying more. I'd post pictures of both but people usually respond negatively unless I take the time to post proper fit pics.
     
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    Might have been asked before (even by me :ember:), but will the Tokyo Slim Fits shrink?
     


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    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    If you wash your clothes there is going to be shrinking. Otherwise, take it to the dry cleaners
     


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    Maybe, maybe not. Needless to say, it depends on the fabric and how you wash. Except socks, underwear, and some t-shirts, I wash everything on cold and hang dry. Shrinkage is usually so minimal that it's not noticeable. easy_golfing's question is a reasonable one. That said, I don't own any Kamakura shirts so I can't address the question.
     


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    I haven't tried cold washing my Kamakura shirt, but with the warm wash and hot dry it has shrunk a little (as I wanted it to).
     


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    Can't see any significant shrinkingon a broadcloth when washed at 30° C (almost cold).

    Concerning the sizing: I noticed that the Tokyo Slim Fit I have pulls a bit in the chest area. If I bend my shoulders a little, it doesn't. Compared the shirt with a Cottonwork MTM and noticed that there the back width is greater than chest width, thus the shirt is cut for rather sloped shoulders that I don't have. Too bad because the shirt is near perfect.
     


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    Hmmm thanks for the response guys. I'm in between the 14.5 and 15 in the Tokyo Slim Fit. Should I go with the 15 and give it a warm wash?
     


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    Just ordered three linen shirts from Kamakura. Seems to be slightly bigger in the waist than my tokyo slims but with the same collar / sleeves (lucky!). Might order another two once I get these.
     


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