One of the finest thread in the world
In terms of yarn count, ‘300 count’ is one of the thinnest thread in the world. This is an achievement made possible by the culmination of the best quality Xinjiang cotton and the finest modern technology. For its rarity, prices are often sky high. However, at Kamakura Shirts, we have made this miraculous material available at just $180.
Master seamsters at work
The material produced from 300 count cotton is sewn together by selected members of the Japanese tailoring industry. They say that when they first laid their hands on this fabric, they were lost for words at its beauty. There are only a few that have the skill to sew using this very delicate material. The creation of a 300 count shirt is said to be a true achievement not simply because of its fantastic quality, but due to the tremendous difficulty in handling this material.
The "Traditional" Manhattan Classic Fit
To create a traditional feel, the curve of the collar pattern has been reduced. The new pattern employs a lowered neckline to create a relaxed look when the collar is opened.
Compared to the slim fit, the sleeves and body have been kept spacious. By preserving the size of the back panel, together with bringing the side seams forward, we have incorporated the essential ideas of traditional British and American tailoring.
The special characteristic of the Manhattan Model is its sleeves that naturally point forward. The curve of the sleeve has been tailored to match that of the jacket, which in turn means the cuff of the shirt sleeve and the jacket are parallel.
To preserve a traditional look, the shirt has a wider front and sleeve plackets, and also features a wider stitch width in comparison to the Slim Fits. The sleeve plackets employ double stitches to keep this taste. Inspired by the Ivy League style, only the yoke has been narrowed.
The pocket has been placed slightly slanted on the shirt so that it will appear straight when worn. As an added Ivy Look detail, the stitch on the pocket is straight. (*Button-down shirts only.)