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Has anyone hear used the Kent BK4/8/12 or Shavemac 177 and can compare?
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My uniqlo's are my favourite too, wearing them now. Just be careful that the indigo can rub off on to your nice new white stone bench top, and that doesn't make wives particularly happy. I have solved the problem by putting strips of clear contact along the edges of the bench which are invisible, still wearing the jeans.... (of course this is not a problem just with uniqlo denim).
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Hey y'all, just moved to Melbourne near CBD and in need of a new tailor and dry cleaner. Anyone know of someone decent?

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Have any of you Mexicans come across All The Kings Men? Their website says they are based in Fitzroy and the bags are also made locally. I'm kind of digging the tote bag - http://www.allthekingsmen.com.au/collections/leather/products/leather-tote
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MD2010 are you wearing a navy suit with red tie and mid brown penny loafers?
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MD2010 are you wearing a navy suit with red tie and mid brown penny loafers?
Lol not me. Loud suit day today blue glen check, tan with blue polka dot scarf sticking out of jacket lapels and old English flower print pocket square (beige/Ivory/ red/blue/ green). Pale pink shirt. Sneak picture.
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Corlection
Big Trouble Store
New Vintage Store
Blue Works

Do not buy Uniqlo or any cheap shit denim, invest in and support quality Made in Japan denim. Momotaro is my pick.
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Uniqlo jeans are lightweight and thin. Better for summer I guess

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Originally Posted by RGLZ View Post

Corlection
Big Trouble Store
New Vintage Store
Blue Works

Do not buy Uniqlo or any cheap shit denim, invest in and support quality Made in Japan denim. Momotaro is my pick.

Why?

Life is expensive and I wear casual clothing 2 days a week. I don't care if a Japanese hipster made my jeans.
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Isn't Uniqlo selvedge made in Japan?

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The cloth may be but the jeans aren't.

 

Far from a hipster, a skilled artisan with a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Not to mention the passion for the product, everything is uncompromised. I'd prefer to support and wear a label that ticks those boxes instead of garbage fast fashion.... I'll stop now haha.

 

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I don't think Uniqlo is quite "garbage fast fashion". The quality is a notch above H&M or Zara. They position themselves as "the bare minimum you need to pay to get something that won't fall apart in a week", hence the popularity. This is more or less true depending on the product (the "cashmere" jumpers in particular do not last).

 

I've had my selvedge Uniqlo jeans for a year and a bit and they're still going strong, still looking neat despite multiple washes and wears. The stitches are neat, strong and never came out. I'd put them on the more durable end of Uniqlo's selection. Same with the chinos. 

 

I'm not saying that Momotaro or other labels are not worth the extra money mind you (although, they are not to me - I'd rather an extra pair of Meermins MTO). Just that Uniqlo's success derives precisely from their higher quality from what used to be the cheap option.

 

That being said, if you're up for it and have a pair at the ready, I'd love a side by side comparison of Momotaro's vs Uniqlo's jeans explaining with photos what the extra money gets you. 

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@Oli2012 for v-neck merino jumpers, you might want to give Blaq a try. I got one from Myer sometime back.

 

http://www.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/men/featured-menswear-brands/blaq-167061--1/merino-knit-273355840

 

This is mine:

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I've toyed with more expensive denim like G-Star and APC and I just don't think they are worth the coin. I see denim as a throwaway piece and all those expensive raw denims I've tried seem to stretch like buggery and are so stiff I get the shits with them after a while. You seem to either have to buy them ridiculously small and stretch them out or buy them not so small for comfort and the ass stretches out of them.

The uniqlo's seem to have only minimal stretch and mine are fading very nicely now (current pair is probably 8 months old). My jeans get washed a lot because I have little kids that spill crap all over them and I wear jeans all year round so light weight is better, even through Canberra's winter. For 60 bucks or whatever they are if they last 2 years then I'm happy.
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Thread Starter 

G-Star is overpriced junk. APC is just overpriced.

 

Head over to Blue Owl and take a look at some of their offerings.

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