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 "Compact" Slim Fit
Collar 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've created an elegant collar that wraps around your neck.
Body 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.
Sleeves 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.
Details 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.
Pocket The pocket has been placed slightly slanted on the shirt so that it will appear straight when worn. As an added elegant detail, the stitch on the pocket is triangular. (*Button-down shirts only.)
The Essential Elements
Fabric Most of our fabrics have a minimum of 80 cotton yarn count to ensure the most exquisite feel.
Stitching The best quality shirts will place an indulgent 18 stiches, while we go a step further with 22 stitches, attained by the culmination of experience and the result of outstanding needle work.
Buttons Shell buttons are the hallmark of luxury shirts. Our natural shell buttons possess a unique sheen.
Interlining We use non-fusible interlining in order to achieve a natural-looking soft finish for collars, cuffs, and plackets.