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post #14206 of 14471
Checked out a few pieces today:

- Bomber jacket fits snug. The fabric is thick and the lining is warm. The fit is definitely Alpha Industries-esque: short and wide. I sized up to Medium and it fits much more comfortably (with room for layering). As expected, the hand pockets sit higher.
- Sweaters are itchy/scratchy. Nice fit though.
- The burgundy hoodie sold out immediately. Luckily snagged a Large as the cotton is thick and fit is snug.
- Short/long sleeve tees also sold out quickly. No surprise as the colors are great and fit is not snug. Copped black and green.
- The chinos felt pretty good too.
- Passed on the other outerwear. They were just okay overall.
post #14207 of 14471
I got one of those cheap navy cashmere blend sweaters a few months back, and it still looks great despite frequent wearing, and even sleeping in it.
post #14208 of 14471
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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post

Checked out a few pieces today:

- Bomber jacket fits snug. The fabric is thick and the lining is warm. The fit is definitely Alpha Industries-esque: short and wide. I sized up to Medium and it fits much more comfortably (with room for layering). As expected, the hand pockets sit higher.
- Sweaters are itchy/scratchy. Nice fit though.
- The burgundy hoodie sold out immediately. Luckily snagged a Large as the cotton is thick and fit is snug.
- Short/long sleeve tees also sold out quickly. No surprise as the colors are great and fit is not snug. Copped black and green.
- The chinos felt pretty good too.
- Passed on the other outerwear. They were just okay overall.

how is the quality of the t shirts? i heard mainline quality went down last season, is it the same for this collection?
post #14209 of 14471
Are all the sweaters itchy? Looking at the milano ribbed mock neck.
post #14210 of 14471
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Originally Posted by boobieluvr96 View Post


how is the quality of the t shirts? i heard mainline quality went down last season, is it the same for this collection?

 

T-shirts are pretty decent. Not super thick, but a very good get at $15, imo.

post #14211 of 14471
The Men's UU MA-1 fits similar to a traditional MA-1 from Alpha Industries - rounded shoulders/sleeves and puffy with oversized, wide arms and slightly cropped body. If you're shorter and slimmer, it's not very flattering IMHO.

I actually picked up the Women's UU MA-1 bomber in the reversible Olive/Navy. I sized up two sizes from my usual men's size. What's great is that it has a reversible zipper so you can zip it up in either color.

It still has the roundness and puffiness of the men's version, but I found it slightly less oversized and more flattering for me. The chest is cut bigger, just like the mainline version, to accommodate for women and the armholes are cut low, so the jacket shifts a bit when you raise your arms.

I was thinking about getting the Black/Navy version, but the colors looked so similar that I opted for the Navy/Olive. The contrasting Navy outer with the Olive ribbing is subtle and complement one another.

I think I'll return my mainline MA-1 and keep the UU one.

The Men's Down Shirt Jacket is very nice and comfortable. I wasn't too impressed seeing it online, but it fits and feels nice in person. It's very lightweight and only slightly padded, so it's not too thick/stuffy. It's very unassuming and can easily be worn to and from work.

FYI it's definitely more of a fall layering piece than a winter jacket. I ended getting this too in Navy, but I have a feeling it'll stick around for a bit and go on sale. I thought Olive and Navy were the best colors.
Edited by Phrost - 10/14/16 at 5:05pm
post #14212 of 14471
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Originally Posted by Phrost View Post

The Men's UU MA-1 fits similar to a traditional MA-1 from Alpha Industries - rounded shoulders/sleeves and puffy with oversized, wide arms and slightly cropped body. If you're shorter and slimmer, it's not very flattering IMHO.

 

Agreed, tried it on again and it's very oversized. Makes me look like a huge balloon.

 

Probably gonna return it unless someone else here wants it. Size Medium / burgundy colorway.

post #14213 of 14471
But you guys realize you are wearing women's clothing, right?
post #14214 of 14471

I may be the lone dissenter here but I really like the fit and hand of the sweatshirts.  Fit is 80s style but updated; the raglan is great for broad shoulders but it also tapers down and hugs your waist.  They may not be 100% cotton (there's a tiny bit of viscose or rayon in there), but it's beefy like my heavyweight Reigning Champ sweat.  Bought 3 in off white, grey and black.  For $30 you can't really go wrong.

 

Anyone have experience with the U cashmere blend sweaters?  I was surprised to see they are made in Japan.

 

Sad I missed out on the pleated pants and the ribbed raglan lambswool.  Any plans for a restock?

post #14215 of 14471
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Originally Posted by boned View Post
 

I may be the lone dissenter here but I really like the fit and hand of the sweatshirts.  Fit is 80s style but updated; the raglan is great for broad shoulders but it also tapers down and hugs your waist.  They may not be 100% cotton (there's a tiny bit of viscose or rayon in there), but it's beefy like my heavyweight Reigning Champ sweat.  Bought 3 in off white, grey and black.  For $30 you can't really go wrong.

 

Anyone have experience with the U cashmere blend sweaters?  I was surprised to see they are made in Japan.

 

Sad I missed out on the pleated pants and the ribbed raglan lambswool.  Any plans for a restock?

 

The cotton sweaters are nice and thick.

 

We're talking about the scratchy/itchy wool sweatshirts for $50.

post #14216 of 14471
I'm sure this has been noted but majorly lol'd when I saw the common projects rips in store yesterday on the mannequins.
post #14217 of 14471
Yeah, forget what I said about the Women's UU MA-1. I'm returning it tomorrow. It's is a shame since it's well made and nice. I can deal with the body, but the rounded, drop shoulders and the curved sausage arms make me look and feel like the Michelin man. Not trying to channel my favorite 80's/90's action heroes (still love ya Van Damme)...

The UU stuff I saw:

The Work Jacket is made of a thick, heavyweight cotton twill and is unlined. Good for fall. It fits on the slim side and looks well made, but I'm not the biggest fan of the collar.

The corduroy pants were way too big for me. I'm a true 32" waist and the size 29 was still too big for me in the seat and legs. They're very much a loose straight regular cut.

The honeycombed textured lambswool sweater didn't look as nice as it did in pictures. The pattern is a bit fuzzy and dull in person and the lambswool is scratchy. It fits slim.

The UU Blocktech Parka looked well made. The inside is laminated and has taped seams and a waist drawstring. It's expensive at $160.

The fabric on the sweats didn't feel any different from the mainline sweats. I didn't try them on though.

The surprise stand out for me was the Down Shirt Jacket. I really like the side pockets and the fact that it's understated and thin and light enough to be worn anytime. It looks and feels good when I have it on. I haven't owned any down stuff from Uniqlo, but if it holds up well, I can see myself wearing this for a long time.
Edited by Phrost - 10/14/16 at 9:04pm
post #14218 of 14471
Also noticed the nice shoes on the mannequins and was going to ask the staff if they knew the make but figured since they don't sell shoes it would be some random cheap specially made ones or something.
post #14219 of 14471

@Phrost -- have to disagree on the Down shirt jacket. While the fit/interior details are cool, the exterior nylon fabric reminds me of the mainline men's bomber.

 

However, I'd have to agree on the Blocktech parka. It fits a bit big (most likely to accommodate layering), but the details/colors are nice except for the annoyingly small hand pockets. I'd be interested to see how sturdy the velcro is as well -- 2 of the velcro pads on the placket had already lost their "grip" when I tried it on.

post #14220 of 14471
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Also noticed the nice shoes on the mannequins and was going to ask the staff if they knew the make but figured since they don't sell shoes it would be some random cheap specially made ones or something.

There was a preview of shoes supposedly from the line, but I haven't seen anything about it since:

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