Our 9th collaboration project with
co-author of ‘The Ivy Look’
A new collection for this year has arrived.
Take a look and enjoy the nostalgia of the Ivy Style heyday.
Back in the 1960s, Graham Marsh was fascinated with the world of jazz and Ivy Style.
Fifty years later in 2012, he came across Kamakura Shirts and our Oxford
button-down shirts, reminding him of the '60s. Our collaboration began when
Kamakura Shirts opened in New York on Madison Avenue.
Since then, he has continued to design four unique new shirts
for our Vintage Ivy Collection every year, as we strive to rise above all expectations.
“Denim, white sneakers, and beige hoodie coat. Wear the navy and green stripe shirt with basic items and you have yourself a casual, yet still a smartly dressed look.”
Kosuke Suda, Yokohama Store - Assistant Manager
“In order to wear the British Royal Stewart in an Ivy League style, I chose universal items and focused on the material. The refreshing linen trousers complement the shirt and add glamor to the basic color matching.”
Akinari Shoji, Akihabara Store - Manager
"I chose denim pants for the chambray shirt with the impressive flap pocket to give a rugged image. Combining similar materials like denim on chambray is a style I have been currently into."
Shinnosuke Kawada, Ginza Store / PR Staff
“A pair of chino, a cardigan, saddle shoes and the Oxford button down shirt are a style that anyone can try. Pull out what's lying in your closet and you're done. Eternal basics that will never fade.”
Hirokazu Nariai, Shinjuku Store Staff
"Having just finished a gig at New York's legendary Village Vanguard jazz club the buttoned pocket flap on a blue chambray shirt is guaranteed to keep your hard-earned money safe and secure. A chambray button-down has kind of become a signature Kamakura Vintage Ivy shirt."
"When in Rome make sure you wear the correct threads. A softly tailored grey herringbone Ivy jacket over a Kamakura Royal Stewart plaid button-down shirt - multo elegante! The Italians have a word for it - sprezzatura, which means reaching for perfection, while cultivating the impression of never having given it a thought."
"Wearing a timeless blue on pink oxford cloth button-down and a Letterman cardigan while walking through New York's Greenwich Village side streets is about as good as it gets. Don't forget the essential architectural Le Corbusier eyeglasses."
"On a visit to Tokyo, take the train to Kamakura City and visit Kamakura Shirts flagship store, but please make sure you wear this classic Vintage Ivy button-down shirt of green track stripings on navy - you will be warmly welcomed."
Miles Davis Inspired
Green Oxford Button-Down
Lightweight Oxford Button-Down with French Placket
Blue Bengal Stripe Broadcloth Button-Down
Navy & Burgundy Overcheck Broadcloth Button-Down
Amazing quality shirt. I have other shirts from kamakura in 16.5 that fit great. These shirts are noticeably shorter in the sleeve and body making them unwearable. Since this was a final sale product, I will take to tailor and see if they can pull a half inch or so out of it.
It’s great. Wish the color was a bit bigger and taller.
This is one of the best shirts I've owned. It's right up there with Ralph Lauren, and similar to another shirtmaker I'm drawn to-Far East Manufacturing.
The shirts arrived in clear plastic looking very pristine and needing some 'wear and tear'. The fit is extremely comfortable, perfect in every way, and generous fitting to match the modern relaxed fit trend in menswear.
The collar length and the 'roll' is perfect.
I washed the shirts by hand and hung up to dry without wringing water out. The resulting effect was astounding. The fabric is so fine that it produced tiny wrinkles in the fabric that required a mild steam iron to straighten out. I absolutely loved the resulting look.
Thank you for exceptional shirt making!
Exceptional shirt fitted and very nice shirt
I wanted these shirts to be perfect, but the Vintage Ivy adherence to the traditional 6 button placket is simply a button short: the shirt splays out at the tails, making it unwearable untucked and often inappropriate tucked in without an undershirt. Next time I'll go for another style in an Oxford -- maybe the NY fit.