Kamakura Shirts - Madison Ave Store

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  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Maybe it's in an increment of 2cm?
     


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    To me the collar in the old black/white photo has still by far the best roll. Maybe it has something to do with tie space? The old BB collar has way more tie space than any of the other newer collars shown here (Mercer/Kamakura etc.). I am guessing that it has 4-5cm tie space, the other shirts rather in the range of 1-2cm. DonĀ“t know if I use the correct term when saying tie space. I mean the distance between the two points where the outer collar/collar wings meet the collar band. On most shirts today this distance is exactly zero centimeter, which looks only good IMO on spread collars and cutaway collars.
     


  3. JDMills

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    Just in NYC on vacation and love these guys amazing service. They're Japanese so they measure everything in cm and convert to in. It just so happens that it converts to 1/3 or 3/4 inches. The president was there, and she said they're changing the labels for the American market cause it confuses the clients changing 17.3 to 17.5 etc. got a Shirt with Thomas mason fabric and a few French cuff shirts for 79 each, the ties were 69 and all the pocket squares, linen/silk were 30$ which are a great value. Can definitely recommend them! Great fit and really well made, tons better than BB or CT.

    P.S. they also gave me a type of loyalty card with every item over 69$ u get a stamp, 16 stamps gets you a free shirt. Mtm coming in a few months using Thomas Mason silver line shirting ~180.
     


  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    you should check out Seigo for tie when you're in Manhattan next time,great little under rated place for Japanese tie and bowtie
     


  5. JDMills

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    Heard ab

    Heard about them! And actually close to where I was staying. But honestly I put the girlfriend through enough trouble with going to BB for my pops, AE, CT and PS, she loved the people at Kamakura, so I thought the 5 hrs was enough :p too bad tho the one off runs of shorts styles (like only 7 per style or something) seems cool.

    How was the quality? I heard they wear or unravel a bit quickly?
     


  6. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    their silk are delicate, you have to be more careful I guess. I haven't had problems, but I can imagine some would. Seigo's explanation is they don't dye their silk with acrylic coating to provide additional protection, not sure if it's the reason
     


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    Hi guys, would like to try a few shirts from these guys so hoping for sizing advice. I'm 6ft, 16 neck and have always taken regular sleeve lengths (c.34/34.5). Are the tokyo classic fit shirts really that short on the arm (32.5)? Or should I go for the NY slim (36.3)? I'm guessing it's easier to get the latter altered.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Id go for the ny and get the sleeves altered. The tokyo cut is made for the Japanese market, hence the shorter sleeve length.
     


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    Yeah, the NY slim fits me great, except for the fact that the sleeves are a little too long. I'm wondering why they're so long, as the shirts don't seem to shrink much in the laundry. I wish they made a NY slim with 34" sleeves.
     


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    I looked at that but felt the TS was going to be too tight on the chest and body. I'm going to try the NY slim and see what turns up!
     


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    Yeah... The sleeve length thing is annoying. Adds another $20 to the cost of the shirt. Hate it when places do that.

    Planning to swing by the store during lunch today and see if they have any good linen options.
     


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    Y not just have your tailor move the button a bit?
     


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    They do indeed, though, note that they only come S/M/L.
     


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    That's a good point. Often folks think shirt sleeves are too long when in fact they just need to tighten the cuff a bit.
     


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