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Coldsnap

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I'd much rather pay a little more for decent quality than filling my closet with disposable "designer" trash. The problem is there is very little middle ground. Either you have fast-fashionesque pricing/quality, or really expensive artisanal shit.
Yerp, agreed. That being said though, I've worn the crap out of my Uniqlo U pieces and they have held up well.
 

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Thinking about it, the Uniqlo U FW20 campaign with the models walking past each other as if walking the street feels timely in this period of social distancing. Like a longing for the days when everyone can still move as freely...

Here's to hoping the +J collection can still maintain the same kind of higher quality from before that people loved even if they may use different fabrics or factories now. But in the issues of quality, it can't be helped that some quality is compromised on certain pieces to keep with the price points that Uniqlo tries to maintain. Although, I believe that it isn't too much to ask for better pieces even if it means paying for a little more, especially for us who've always believed in the quality they have while having low prices.

To be fair, while some pieces downgrade in quality, a lot of pieces do improve, too. For the most part, they might still be one of the better choices versus fast fashion brands whose items just turn into crap with after one wash. Every season, there's a lot of gems as much as a lot of misses for me - but somehow though, we learn, and it helps to build the criteria for the kind of quality we want in the purchases we make. Agree, too, that not all designer collabs equate to better quality. For example, I've complained about quality issues with some JWA collab pieces in the past (although, there are good ones as well this past season). I've gotten so much value from the U line as with most pieces being hits for me (most improved would be the recent broadcloth shirting, at least for its price), but acknowledging a lot of misses as well (like how some of the denim is getting thinner, or the knits with acrylic are just shit that I let them go already).

Another factor is also how these clothes are taken care of as well. I used to just toss them in the wash without looking at care instructions, but realised in the past years how important it is to take note of them, which results to a lot of pieces that still look new to this day even if I had them for more than a few years already.
 
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^ I handwash most of my stuff. Beaters go into the regular wash. It's hard to grasp that idea at first...but it became a norm and habit eventually. The process is almost therapeutic too.

On the same note for UU FW20 is this the first time they have selvedge jeans under the U line? ?

 

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^ I handwash most of my stuff. Beaters go into the regular wash. It's hard to grasp that idea at first...but it became a norm and habit eventually. The process is almost therapeutic too.

On the same note for UU FW20 is this the first time they have selvedge jeans under the U line? ?

Same! Especially for items that have been lightly used, or I didn't sweat as much using it. The gentle cycle with a laundry net helps, too. Anything lyocell/rayon should ideally have a laundry net so the luster doesn't become rough. And anything with zippers must be zipped up to avoid any scratches with other fabrics. As much as possible, just spin dry cycle to squeeze out excess water, then hang to air dry so as to avoid shrinkages.

For the UU FW20 selvedge, it was released earlier in Korea. I asked the IG account whom I follow (@jaesungxlee) about his thoughts, and he said it's pretty good with a Regular fit tapered cut.

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Any opinion of these fatigues? I have no previous experience of the trouser model but like that loose asian style (instead of that tight western). Could the fit be achieved with these? Pants seem to be quite straight, and compared to lets say those relaxed tapered fit jeans about year ago they seem to have less roomy hip. even on the model they look a bit too straight down, hem looks to be as wide as the thigh area.

What do you think? Too early 2000s or achievable japan?

 

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Any opinion of these fatigues? I have no previous experience of the trouser model but like that loose asian style (instead of that tight western). Could the fit be achieved with these? Pants seem to be quite straight, and compared to lets say those relaxed tapered fit jeans about year ago they seem to have less roomy hip. even on the model they look a bit too straight down, hem looks to be as wide as the thigh area.

What do you think? Too early 2000s or achievable japan?

I love a good straight leg fatigue, they're pretty versatile these days in terms of a workwear military look. These looks great design-wise with the reinforced back pockets.
 

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Yea those look really good. Was hoping someone here would report back on fit / fabric beofre I proxied them. They look a lot like the Orslow painter pants.
 

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A lot of this looks ridiculously good. I wonder when these items will be available in the States.

The only gripe I have with Uniqlo is by living in NYC, you see so many people with the same articles of clothing that you end up buying as well. Everyone wears Uniqlo :laugh:
 

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