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Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    ^USPS makes it easy for international return shipping but I believe the cost is not refunded, so, still pricey.

    You can order by calling or emailing the NY store. Pretty response through email. I never committed since I always found ordering 2 shirts online was easier, and saved on the shipping. (FWIW I only had to return the shirts once to get the fit down.)
     
  2. Journeyman

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    I like the look of a lot of the Kamakura/Maker's Shirt ties but they're too narrow for me.

    The wool ties that you linked to are only 7.5cm wide, unfortunately.
     
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    I know what you mean. They had some great looking Grenadine ties a while back, but they were also 7.5, or even 7 cm (they recently came out with some 8cm versions, though, but with different weaves). I like their 8cm size, and 8.5 is fine as well. 9cm is too wide for me look. I would suspect that 7.5cm wouldn't look out of place on the typical Japanese physique.
     
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    Has anyone ordered the Tokyo Slim 43-87 (17-34 13 inch)? I want to order a couple shirts from Kamakura but wonder if just going MTM through Luxire would give me a better fit. I find that while i have a 17 inch neck, the body and sleeves of the shirts are too large, even the BB ESF. Thanks.
     
  5. chizhang001001

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    just ordered 2 shirts via paypal, but I find it odd that the company is based in hong kong according to paypal
     
  6. Lohikaarme

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    Anyone have a white cashmere blend shirt? Is it noticeably off-white? Thinking of picking one up...
     
  7. ivanswk

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    Hi if i am suitsupply 39 slim fit, should i go for tokyo slim 39-87

    Thanks
     
  8. chizhang001001

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    just a heads up, their shirt tail is cut really high, even though front and back length is normal, the side length is really short for tucking in.
     
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    what time(US EST) does the online shop tend to restock? Everytime I come home from work the new shirts are always sold out
     
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    This is just a hunch, but I wonder if they restock it the same time as their Japanese site (maybe it's the same team of people who do this). I check the Japanese site frequently and have noticed that new items seem so appear around 9pm-10pm (Eastern Time) in the evening. I then also check the next morning when I get up. I've often seen things on the Japanese site that will then be sold out by the time I get home from work that day.
     
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    interesting. I get home around 6pm-ish(est) and the "new arrivals" are already sold out in the size I'm looking for. I'll check again later in the evening and see if new styles pop up
     
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    I wear 39 slim in SuSu and 39/87 in tokyo slim kamakura. Tokyo slim is noticeable slimmer. I don't know about the ny slim fit kamakura, but I bet its more similar to SuSu slim,
     
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  13. ivanswk

    ivanswk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks manage to get the shirt and 39 is really too slim for me, manage to get it return and now happy with a 40-84 tokyo slim fit. Cheers
     
  14. killerfrenzi

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    I have friends visiting Hong Kong soon. Does anyone know if the japanese online store (shirt.co.jp) is restricted to ship within japan only? I know it's a little cheaper with japan store prices.
     
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    For anyone who has (or has tried on) both the regular dress shirts and the knit shirts, which size of knit works for you? The NY Slim 39-90 dress shirts are perfect, but I'm not sure if I should get a NY knit in S or M. On one hand, I hear the knits will stretch, but on the other hand I hear they may shrink more in the wash as well.
     
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    How is the quality of their OCBDs relative to the competition in the same price range (sub $100)?
     
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    There OCBDs are better than shirts that cost twice as much.

    EDIT: These OCBDs are my favorite regardless of price. I'm sure a company like Luxire could mimic the collar roll and use a better fabric and produce you a better shirt MTM. But OTR, these are my favorite. Granted, I haven't went out in search of the worlds best OTR OCBD.

    I'll add that if you see something you like and it's available in your size, pull the trigger on it. Their inventory does not last long. I've had an item that was in my cart sell as I was checking out.
     
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    I was at their store on Madison Avenue and their casual shirts look fantastic. Didn't bother trying them on though but I have them in mind when restocking. Their ties are pretty solid too.
     
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    Sounds good. The shirts look great from pics I've seen online. Luckily I am in NYC so I will check out their Madison Ave store this weekend.
     
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    quality is outstanding as others have said, but sizing does not follow US conventions. I really like their construction but fit does not work for me. If you're in NYC, definitely worth checking out in person.
     

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