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I went today to the NY soho store. Impressions:

- Line management is FAR better than last time. There is a clear physical barrier separating the +J section, rather than a flimsy curtain, and a large part of the line is indoors. You can go into the other parts of the store if you are not interested in the +J merch (like the sweet nylon parka).

- There is a decent tux shirt with a wing collar for those who need something formal

- The trench coats are very good. Both models are cotton, the belted one is comparable to the J Crew Sutherland. The unbelted one is the real gem though - it's like 60% the quality of a Mackintosh for 10% the price. Kop this guy hard.
 

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Originally Posted by thenanyu
I went today to the NY soho store. Impressions:

- Line management is FAR better than last time. There is a clear physical barrier separating the +J section, rather than a flimsy curtain, and a large part of the line is indoors. You can go into the other parts of the store if you are not interested in the +J merch (like the sweet nylon parka).

- There is a decent tux shirt with a wing collar for those who need something formal

- The trench coats are very good. Both models are cotton, the belted one is comparable to the J Crew Sutherland. The unbelted one is the real gem though - it's like 60% the quality of a Mackintosh for 10% the price. Kop this guy hard.


I just hope that the khaki colored suit doesn't end up being the peak lapel light grey flannel suit from last year...as in sold out from day one.


Hope they have stuff left by the time I make it there tomorrow! Were the lines long?
 

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I went at like 6:20pm today, plenty of khaki suits left. The light grey flannel suit of the SS collection is definitely the khaki unbelted trench. I am getting up early tomorrow to snag one in size S.
 

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Originally Posted by Smahatma
Supposedly the bulk of the +J drops tommorow at Uniqlo NYC. Don't rape the XS inventory too hard, as I won't be able to get there until Friday afternoon.

Yeah seriously...XS always sells out fast. Considering that 50% of the people who shop there are emaciated Asians, you'd think they'd make more XS stuff.
 

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Originally Posted by thenanyu
I went at like 6:20pm today, plenty of khaki suits left. The light grey flannel suit of the SS collection is definitely the khaki unbelted trench. I am getting up early tomorrow to snag one in size S.

Nice...good luck! I should have you hide an XS for me somewhere in the store or something...haha
 

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^^ it's SS. The soho store just had a restock of it.
 

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Originally Posted by thenanyu
^^ it's SS. The soho store just had a restock of it.

Woohoo! Better still be there by the time i make it this evening.
 

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Originally Posted by thenanyu
I went today to the NY soho store. Impressions:

- Line management is FAR better than last time. There is a clear physical barrier separating the +J section, rather than a flimsy curtain, and a large part of the line is indoors. You can go into the other parts of the store if you are not interested in the +J merch (like the sweet nylon parka).

- There is a decent tux shirt with a wing collar for those who need something formal

- The trench coats are very good. Both models are cotton, the belted one is comparable to the J Crew Sutherland. The unbelted one is the real gem though - it's like 60% the quality of a Mackintosh for 10% the price. Kop this guy hard.


Is this the unbelted one you mention: http://www.uniqlo.com/us/explorer.ht...062004-000-33/

Are the buttons/placket covered?
 

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^^ that is the coat i was referring to. It is made from a double layer of treated cotton. It is coated with polyurethane.
 

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So the all important question, how is the fit of this coat?
 

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it's slightly slimmer than the usual uniqlo trench coat fit.
 

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+J really is cut very much slimmer then regular Uniqlo especially around the shoulders (my biggest gripe). They seem to be catering to the skinny build.
 

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