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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. eternaldrake

    eternaldrake Well-Known Member

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    ive been out of the game for a while, whats the best bang for your buck these days on quality basics, cause id like to get a bunch of new t shirts. in a perfect world id get a time machine and stock up on +j. just stock up at uniqlo?

    here have a somewhat relevant article i heard on npr http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-08-25/tiny-people-among-us-uniqlo-comes-rescue-now

    '3-d fit' nyehehehe

     
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    IRA Owner
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    fml wth
     
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    ghdvfddzgzdzg Well-Known Member

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    eternaldrake, yes, get uniqlo--quality continues to diminish, so buy something, and if you like it, buy more of it immediately.

    specifically, I noted a change in quality between seasons with the cashmere pullovers and the slim-fit chinos in the past year, but oxfords are holding for now, though they promise they are "updating their collar," which sounds like a shitty idea to me. Tees have changed but not really for the worse imo, just a little different than they were a few years ago when I was buying random tees as they'd pop up on b&s. I just bought my first pair of socks from uniqlo and i'm not dissatisfied, so maybe those are doing ok still.
     
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    Be forewarned, Uniqlo abruptly changed the sizing of their prima cotton/supreme multi-pack Ts sometime last year. I was always a Med, but now am a large. Wear med Hains and Uniqlo OCBDs too... Still solid for random jeans and OCBDs though.
     
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  6. eternaldrake

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    oh boy i was already buying xs in their v-necks this should be fun
     
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    Honestly, having bought stuff from uniqlo for a few years I haven't noticed any real overall decline in quality. Each item changes from year to year... for example- the lambswool sweater I bought last year wasn't quite as nice as the one I have from a few years back, but the slim chinos I got this spring were nicer than the ones I had bought last spring/summer.
     
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    I don't think so. In theory, I kinda' like the idea of "glamming" up such a workwear staple... but i dunno, those don't hit for me for some reason.
     
  9. raginberriodoom

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    It seems like a pretty common trend to claim that a brand's quality is dropping the older the brand gets (or a brand is getting more expensive, etc. - basically, it's getting worse). I can't recall any brands where people commonly say the quality is getting better, or it's getting cheaper, etc.

    Don't know if this is groupthink or reality. I haven't noticed any major decline overall in Uniqlo's stuff, but I'm also not an expert on clothing construction and fabric so...
     
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    Agreed - it varies from piece to piece.
     
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    aint that the truth
     
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  12. sinnedk

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    That sucks
     
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    Nationwide, Uniqlo needs to seriously make changes on these

    -Cut back on UT line of art, video game, and anime collaborations, although I think they call it SPRZ now. Not enough of their consumers know about these, or ever will.
    -Stock far more size Small, and Medium premium t's and oxfords. That shit sells out so fast here in the various nyc store, even before sales start. All I ever see left is XL all over the mens area.
    -Make greater awareness that there is in fact measurements for almost everything in store. They don't have to alter the current sizes, just make those size charts bigger...
    -Cut back on some of the more unappealing colors of everything in store. This is something they shouldn't have a hard time figuring out...
    -Cut back on accessories, it's like Old Navy and such, aint nobody buying your flip flops, and gloves.
    -Make +J an annual thing. It'll have a similar effect to McDonalds bringing back those damn rib sandwiches every now and then.
     
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  14. Donut

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    If only +J could come back. Shit was the best for mid-range basics.

    I still wear my emerald cashmere sweater from the last season sup jet sup mellowfellow.
     
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    i agree on most of this, really hope they don't start closing up stores. Its my favorite for basics.
     
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    Herringbone lambswool fabric needs to come back. I'm closing in on five years with it as a cardigan. Thrown in the washer so many times, and it's still holding up incredibly well. Little to no pilling in that amount of daily wear.
     
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    Not related to men's clothing, but an amazing video on Rick Owen's FW03 collection. Video found via Rosenrot's Facebook page, which has a ton of great links, for those interested


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  18. nicelynice

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    I saw a dude near Arts&Science wearing a Rick jacket who looked Orlando Bloom, which caused me to think "damn, that guy looks like Orlando Bloom." RO Tokyo Instragram just posted a picture with Orlando Bloom, confirming that yes, that dude was indeed Orlando Bloom. Orlando Bloom.
     
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    robinsongreen68 Well-Known Member

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    i'm glad he was what you thought he'd be, i saw michael fassbender the other day and thought 'eh he's just some short ginger-y guy'.
     
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    I love their house shoes, well not as much as those from Muji, not sure they sell those outside asia though...
     
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