I’ve been wearing Kamakura shirts for many years now, and just recently started using the MTO service. In a single word, I would describe the shirts as “perfect”. Flawless construction, wonderful fabrics, and a cut and fit that is both timeless and modern. I’m in the process of replacing all my shirts in my wardrobe with Kamakura shirts - there really is nothing like them. Elegant yet easy to wear; incredible value proposition. The best of the best!
This all-season shirt is soft and sturdy, and the stitching feels very premium. I am on the shorter and bigger side, with a 17.5 neck, but wearing this makes me feel extra comfortable when I walk into the office!
So, I bought this shirt 10 years ago in Osaka, and just ordered the same shirt. My last one kept itself well even though I've must have used id 200 times at least. But it was time to get a new one and I am very pleased.
Everything good, but you forgot button on the sleeves.
I used the shirt a few times before writing this review. All in all, the shirt is good quality, but it is very difficult to wear due to the stiffness of the fabric, tendency to crease very fast and due to very (very!) tight cuffs.
- good general quality: dense fabric, fine pattern, mother-of pearl buttons
- it creases very fast
- very difficult to iron, even if tumbled dried at low speed and then air dried.
- the fabric is rather dull, I fail to notice the "astonishing sheen" advertised online
- the cuffs are extremely tight. They can not be buttoned even over a fitness band, let alone a watch. This is the only shirt I ever had with this problem.
As a conclusion, this is a shirt I would definitely not buy again.