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spacemanvt

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TBH, most of Uniqlo is sh*t now. I was often in Japan when they started (and didn’t had shops out of Japan) and their stuff was much better quality then. I only find (rarely) interest in their collabs now. Got the EG field jacket, pretty cool.
100% agree, when I first heard about uniqlo in the mid - 2000s, it ended up being a staple for me. I still have some hoodies and stuff that are in great shape and great quality. However, the quality of the fabrics etc have fallen off so hard that I hardly ever go to their stores anymore.

Shame.
 

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Everything always looks good on rails or held up on a hanger... but I am looking forward to more pictures. It is nice to see some greens and blues in there. Agree the vest thing looks interesting.

I ended up getting two pieces from the EG collab, heavily discounted in the sale. Was a little disappointed in the big long coat thing. Felt a bit flappy with lots of fabric round the neck. Also thought the finishing / details weren't as impressive as I had hoped. The fit was okay - really exaggerated flare at the bottom back area. I did size down (everyone said to) but that was a mistake. Might try again in my normal size if there's even more money off.

I also got blouson in navy. Mind blown. £40. Apart from some early U pieces it is easily the best thing i've ever bought from Uniqlo. I went for my normal size and the fit is almost perfect (i've order the size up to try on and make sure). I know it's heavily discounted but even at RRP I wouldn't be that disappointed. It looks beautiful, the finishing and details - zips, poppers, pockets, cuffs - are sleek. The shape is slouchy / boxy, but not silly. It goes with pretty much everything and i've been able to dress it up and down. Love it.

My only worry is that given the level of discount and stock clearly still kicking around maybe it hasn't been that popular and Uniqlo won't try something like it again.
I placed an order today and threw the navy EG blouson in my cart after seeing your glowing review. For $39.99 it seems like a super steal.
 

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100% agree, when I first heard about uniqlo in the mid - 2000s, it ended up being a staple for me. I still have some hoodies and stuff that are in great shape and great quality. However, the quality of the fabrics etc have fallen off so hard that I hardly ever go to their stores anymore.

Shame.

I remember how much styleforum hyped up Uniqlo about eight or nine years ago, and then it finally came to my city, and it was just so meh. It's fine for underwear and socks, but other than that, it's poor quality, boring stuff.
 

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This is weird to me since every Uniqlo piece I have, including ones that are a decade old at this point, are still going with no issues. Just avoid the stretch stuff and get 100% cotton things.

Boring I absolutely agree with, and frankly that's their strength.
 

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Yeah, I honestly still can name at least 5 or 6 pieces since 2018 that are still going insanely strong, some much longer than equivalent pieces from pricier brands.

The key is the collection pieces; the U stuff (that's 100% cotton) has continued to be staples for me and some of my best fitting stuff.
 

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I don't know that it has to be U or whatever, I've got sweatshirts and thermals and fatigue style pants and tees that were general run and and are holding up well. First Uniqlo thing I picked up, a supima tee in 2014, is still going. Basics done right, imo.

In my experience the collections are hit or miss on durability, a friend who has way too many of the women's collabs and more than a few of the men's has lots of pieces that died young, and it's nearly always the stretchy stuff.
 

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any stand outs for UU SS24 ?
I really like the wide fit chinos
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Has that Uniqlo U utilit vest hit the store yet? Only thing I had in my eye for the new UU season.
 

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Has that Uniqlo U utilit vest hit the store yet? Only thing I had in my eye for the new UU season.
It's been sold out online and in stores for me since pretty soon after launch.

I don't know that it has to be U or whatever, I've got sweatshirts and thermals and fatigue style pants and tees that were general run and and are holding up well. First Uniqlo thing I picked up, a supima tee in 2014, is still going. Basics done right, imo.

In my experience the collections are hit or miss on durability, a friend who has way too many of the women's collabs and more than a few of the men's has lots of pieces that died young, and it's nearly always the stretchy stuff.

Not to be pedantic, but I don't think this contradicts what I said. For whatever reason, I build my shopping trips to Uniqlo around the collections. I also avoid synthetics mostly, just like you.

I agree, there have been some duds in collections but my worst duds were mainline.

The best pieces of recent years that got me in the door were collection pieces and after some searching, I happened to find other good stuff usually too.
 

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It's been sold out online and in stores for me since pretty soon after launch.



Not to be pedantic, but I don't think this contradicts what I said. For whatever reason, I build my shopping trips to Uniqlo around the collections. I also avoid synthetics mostly, just like you.

I agree, there have been some duds in collections but my worst duds were mainline.

The best pieces of recent years that got me in the door were collection pieces and after some searching, I happened to find other good stuff usually too.

Dangit, I knew that would be perpetually sold out. Maybe I'll be lucky and stuble across one in Japan.
 

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And the Jw campaign lookbook is released.

This is arguably the smallest collection downsize so far.
 

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