The “impossible” 400 thread is finally here.
Delicate, ultrafine 400 count thread is hard to come by.
In an age of price wars and knock-off products,
we are committed to making breakthroughs.
In our pursuit of the very best, we found everything we needed in Japan.
We rediscovered traditional techniques that were on the verge of being lost forever.
Spinning, weaving, processing, sewing.
Japanese factories and Kamakura Shirts have joined forces to create an all-Japanese product.
To create this fine 400 count thread,
we needed extraordinary technologies and materials.
Unitika’s special spinning technology is what made it possible.
The fabric is made with four twisted threads of 400 count yarn,
woven little by little, ensuring the thread does not bend or sag.
Cotton is produced in 90 countries around the world. Only 8% can be called luxury cotton. Suvin Gold is the name given to the highest quality cotton from India.
It is even rarer, at just 0.003% of the gross cotton production.
The cotton used for our Suvin Gold shirts are extra-long staple* suvin, carefully nurtured and hand-graded in South India. Since the cotton is handpicked, it reaches the Japanese cotton mill soft and undamaged. The title “Gold” is only given to the first and second picking. Feel the radiance and touch that this illusory cotton promises. It is something we’ve been searching for years.
We invite you to enjoy the radiance and softness of this long-sought-after cotton.
*Extra-long staple cotton ⇒ Cotton where fibers have a staple length of 3.5 cm or more. The longer the staple, the higher the grade of the cotton.
For the buttons we used mother-of-pearl, the material found inside pearl oysters. The natural shell creates a unique shine for each and every button, adding a little luxury to your everyday shirt.
The Manhattan Model was created with the assistance of Norimitsu Shibayama, Chairman of the Japan Modelist Association. Collar, body, sleeve – every detail is lavished with attention.
The "Compact" Manhattan Slim Fit
The inside and outside of the collar use different patterns to create a beautifully engineered, compact design. By using a technique known as shirring, we?fve created an elegant collar that wraps around your neck.
The shirt pattern has been improved by making the front panel larger and the back smaller than our previous slim fits. For a slim appearance and fit, the waist point and back darts have been lowered too.
The sleeves have been made slimmer, and point forward naturally. 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.
The smaller 9 mm diameter top button complements the sharp look of the collar. To match the elegant feel of the new model, the front placket, sleeve placket and stitch width have been narrowed.