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edit: I'm an idiot.
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What's the deal with this "new" slim-fit long-sleeved OCBD?

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Just got the Uniqlo black skinny jeans (T1000 or whatever they were). The fit is great on the leg, but is very tight around the waist.

Will the jeans stretch at all at the waist? Or should I size up?
post #9199 of 11875
It should stretch out.
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There is a tasmanian navy jacket in L and tasmanian gray trouser 32 on the site

if anyone is looking

 

 

Still not my size .....

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I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask the question, but its unclear nature didn't seem to be worth starting a new thread.

 

A lot of the Uniqlo "Corporate Collaboration" T-shirts -- in particular the more wood-block print type -- come on T-shirts with a unique weave. It's not quite heathered, it seems a bit rougher. It's hard to describe except to say it has a lot of uneven horizontal lines throughout the weave. I picked one up in Tokyo back 2002, and have purchased several throughout the years since they've opened in NYC, but have never been able to find out the name of this type of fabric. (And since I've been lurking around here for a month or two, it seems that there's a lot of knowledgeable folks out there that might be able to help me out.)

 

Cheers,

L76

post #9202 of 11875
^ slub cotton
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In my limited experience with this brand I find the way items fit to be bad to horrible and the fabric to be between old navy and gap quality. Am I just wrong? I don't get the hype.
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if uniqlo fit is bad to horrible, what is old navy and gap to you?

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Originally Posted by runyourchain View Post

In my limited experience with this brand I find the way items fit to be bad to horrible and the fabric to be between old navy and gap quality. Am I just wrong? I don't get the hype.

I'm gonna have to back him up on that.
I bought a flannel from them when they first opened their online store. The sleeves were a good length, shoulders were perfect. But it was still a bit boxy around the waist.

It's slimmer than gap. But still not slim.
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As a huge (and longtime) fan of the brand, what I've learned is that the fit and quality vary wildly. I'm lucky enough to have the global flagship a subway ride away so I can do the "buy and return". The "All Made In Japan" denim was very high quality (and a steal when they'd go on sale for $50), the "premium denim" (Japanese denim, assembled in China) is good quality, the cheap denim (roughly $20 to $30 per pair) very low quality. The +J line (by Jil Sander) was very good "high street" quality for suiting and shirts, surprisingly mediocre for denim, and amazing for cashmere. (I kick myself for not buying more of the thick cashmere cardigans they had for $50 on clearance, but $170 or so list and still a bargain at that price.)

 

Same thing with fit -- some of the stuff that seems to be intended for the Japanese market I struggle to fit into an L, while some of the more "worldwide" offerings I'm swimming in a M. (And I'm a biggish guy -- 6', 195 lb.)

 

The one thing I can say is that, in general, you get what you pay for -- the cheaper stuff tends to be cheap, the more expensive stuff uses higher quality materials. (This is particularly true in collaborations.)

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Originally Posted by _inwonderland View Post

^ slub cotton


Many thanks! Now to find a company that does high-quality Japanese cloth blank slub T-shirts!

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

if uniqlo fit is bad to horrible, what is old navy and gap to you?

I own no old navy. I have some great fitting gap jeans and a few shirts that fit well.
post #9209 of 11875
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Originally Posted by lambretta76 View Post

As a huge (and longtime) fan of the brand, what I've learned is that the fit and quality vary wildly. I'm lucky enough to have the global flagship a subway ride away so I can do the "buy and return". The "All Made In Japan" denim was very high quality (and a steal when they'd go on sale for $50), the "premium denim" (Japanese denim, assembled in China) is good quality, the cheap denim (roughly $20 to $30 per pair) very low quality. The +J line (by Jil Sander) was very good "high street" quality for suiting and shirts, surprisingly mediocre for denim, and amazing for cashmere. (I kick myself for not buying more of the thick cashmere cardigans they had for $50 on clearance, but $170 or so list and still a bargain at that price.)

Same thing with fit -- some of the stuff that seems to be intended for the Japanese market I struggle to fit into an L, while some of the more "worldwide" offerings I'm swimming in a M. (And I'm a biggish guy -- 6', 195 lb.)

The one thing I can say is that, in general, you get what you pay for -- the cheaper stuff tends to be cheap, the more expensive stuff uses higher quality materials. (This is particularly true in collaborations.)


Thanks for the in-depth review. I guess like most things due diligence yields positive results.
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Originally Posted by lambretta76 View Post


Many thanks! Now to find a company that does high-quality Japanese cloth blank slub T-shirts!

Loopwheelr, 45rpm, Domingo ltd brands all do good tees. Pricing is probably 10-15x Uniqlo though
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