The guy who bought this is also pretty baller:
Hey TFP, that looks pretty good! Thanks for letting me know.
Has Uniqlo opened yet in Aus?
I'm back in Shanghai and dropped in to the Uniqlo at Grand Gateway the other day. Full of win. Fantastic shawl-collar knit cardies, decent Japanese thermal underwear (with arms long enough for laowai, unlike the Chinese ones); "fun" flannel shirts with jumbled-up colours and patterns; slim-fit stretch chinos for the hipsters; truckloads of other goodies.
I walked away with a shawl cardigan, a thin cardigan, thermals, and a fun flannel. Damage just over A$100 for the lot. You see, I can thrift too.
In other news, I've decided to go out on a limb (as it were) and commission a fully bespoke silk/linen suit from a local tailor. Now, Shanghai tailors don't have a particularly stellar reputation. So this is definitely a gamble. Even bigger gamble is the fabric, which is from a Chinese loom. But the swatch looks and feels very nice.
Total cost will be just over A$1K* and they are throwing in a MTM linen shirt. So, assuming the suit turns out to be wearable, it's definitely a bargain. And this is definitely my last sartorial purchase for the year.
* (I am getting a special price because I am good friends with the shop owner.)