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The Uniqlo Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by weirdnjfan1, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    need to get some backups on my oxfords before they're gone
     
  2. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    New collars are decidedly wimpier than my older Uniqlo shirts from last FW, but I actually like it because they fit better under sweaters.
     
  3. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Missed this, thanks for the info! Will have to pass/hope they do a women's version that's not darted at the chest then. Or proxy from JP maybe?

    Actually, in general, have people noticed Uniqlo's sizing slowly creeping towards American standards?
     
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    anyone got any of the floral-esque print pattern shirts? Wondering how they fit compared to oxfords.
     
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    tobiasfunke Senior member

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    What's the consensus on the new slim oxford colors?
     
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    ^ was PM'd about the colors and figured a picture was the best way to describe them.

    left to right. khaki, olive, navy. farthest right is Gitman Vintage overdye'd olive/green/moss (forgot exact name).


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    Dbear Senior member

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    on another note, they really need to restock all the heattech stuff...but im afraid its done for this season.... could use a lot more shirts and long johns =/
     
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    Has anyone tried out the cotton/linen blend jeans? The idea sounds kind of nice for the summer, but I'm not sure how they look/feel/drape in person.
     
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    No more oxford questions.

    As far as the quality argument, it may be true in some regards but I don't know or can say that they've ever done everything well. Has it declined? Some say yes but I continue to have luck with some things. Maybe the ratio has gone down I really don't know as I was exclusively copping tees and socks back then. You really have to know the product to know whether it's something worth purchasing or not. There are a few things they do very well and are untouchable in a 4x price margin. I've had some experience with the knitwear for example and I can say the efm are their best. Same with some tees, socks and oxfords. I was actually surprised by the chino quality as well though the lower leg is too tapered relative to the top block for my taste. Not everything you buy (hardly) is going to be surprisingly good but when they do it right they are impossible to beat, again, in that range.
     
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    Even their MIJ denim? And anyone know if they plan on bringing back the Tasmanian jacket/pants? I have both the pants in navy and charcoal but not the jacket :(
     
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    how's the fit compared to gitman vintage?
     
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    Do they have any short-sleeve oxfords up on the site, or if they even have them in the store? I wasn't able to find any, was really hoping to pick up a few of those to pair with Schneider shorts.
     
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    they will have it in the middle of summer
     
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    as someone who has been shopping at uniqlo sincethe first New York store opened, I have to debunk all this "the quality has gone down the shitter" talk. Let's talk about the oxfords. the original oxfords from when the store first opened were nice, but the fabric was way too thick imo. Then they had a period where it was too thin. Then they had a period of time when they got thicker, and then thinner once again. In fact, the oxfords they sell now (the slim fit ones) are some of the best oxfords they've ever had, both in terms of quality and fit (for me anyways). Can someone actually pinpoint where the quality has gone down hill, or what you mean when you say quality?

    The only thing i don't like is that nearly every jacket is made from some sort of tech fabric. they used to do more interesting things with cotton and cotton/poly blends in the fast.
     
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    It's my understanding the Tasmanian stuff is a seasonal item and should be back come late summer as AW items start trickling in.
     
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    Agreed.

    Oxfords are great now; SF members shouldn't sleep on them.

    Agreed even more on the jackets. I still have this Blouson (basically an MA-1 with a collar) from FW11; it's fantastic:

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    You are correct. Wait until Fall rolls around; I have to say Uniqlo S/S collections are usually disappointing.
     
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    Well, I prefer the thickness of the old oxfords cause collar roll was fantastic, but yes, current version is almost as good and a more all-season weight. Horses for courses. (Also, the neutral gray on the older ones was great, they should bring it back in addition to the new the blue-gray, but that's pretty minor.) So don't get me wrong, the oxfords are fantastic for the price, slim fit w/o the box pleat is a great & often hard to find option--I'm really happy with mine.

    But I agree with others that I've noticed a slow downhill slide to mass market irrelevancy. Part of this is the move to more and more synthetics.


    Cotton and wool are expensive and as they chase profits I'm sure they make more clothes out of plastic to make more money (profits are up, but it costs a lot to keep building stores). Plus their founder has talked about all their investments in designing their own synthetics, which they consider the future. (I understand some are fine with this and like heattech, but I'd rather pay more for one pair of wool socks or underwear than a dozen poly any day.)

    So, examples: The EFM sweaters are great, and I hope they keep making them, but there were a ton of not-great-feeling synthetic knits this year. Never bought MIJ b/c they never fit me that well, so curious if people think quality is the same. I think their other jeans (often w/lots of spandex) are not any good, but maybe that's always been the case. +J suiting was good but that is gone and not coming back. (I disliked the aesthetics of UU and so didn't buy anything from that collection, but from a distance the quality didn't seem great, dunno.) They don't reliably stock the tasmanian suiting anymore, but always have the poly blends on display. The raincoats are very shiny poly, not the more matte cotton/poly of years past.The EFC shirts are paper thin--I think this has always been the case, but a few years ago they also had "Premium Cotton" shirting that was a soft 2-ply a lot like J Crew stuff. (The end-on-end from that line was great.) That's gone and I would be surprised if it comes back. The SS linen shirts from last summer were sandpaper rough, unlike years before--the LS linen last year and this year though is better than that, so hopefully they improve, or just bring back, decent SS linen this year. And so on. Little things, but they add up. I hope to be proven wrong, and look forward to a couple more hits, but I don't like the direction they seem to be headed.
     
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    everyone is gonna have a different opinion on what denotes quality. that said, as i mentioned earlier pretty much everyone hates the replacement of the jeans. the old ones were perfect as they were. inexpensive, but the quality was as good as many more expensive pairs i've tried, and is as much as i need or want. simple, black, and a bit of stretch (don't know how i used to stand 100% cotton jeans or how others still do) - decent quality denim. admittedly, i have tried them myself but pretty much ll reports of the new ones have been disappointing.

    also, the t-shirts suck now. they don't have the plain cotton ones, and the premium cotton ones, contrary to my earlier post as i've had more time to reflect, aren't as good (wasn't a fan of the slim fit on the original anyway though). i never bothered with the oxfords since i don't wear those anyway, but i did buy a buttondown recently with COMPLETE SHIT paper fabric. maybe it's always been that way.

    i've never bought much from uniqlo - in fact, when i first checked out the soho store in 2010 after hearing rave reviews of good quality at a low price, i was really disappointed by the shit quality of so much of it. anyway...but i liked the denim, t-shirts, socks and underwear. t-shirts and denim are now gone for me. i just hope my s-001's last me a long, long time. i'd be willing to pay 2-3x as much for an equivalent pair (when/if i need a replacement). i'm now on the hunt for replacement t-shirts and am hoping i can find some before it gets too hot (i'm kind of too late for that since i live in texas). i'd like to think i'll find some i like even more, but it's still annoying to have to find something else to rely on.
     
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    +1 on the (lack of) stocking of the premium cotton tees. They do have the long sleeved ones, so I'm hoping at some point the short sleeved ones are released. Bout time to stock up.
     
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    they have the premium cotton ones up, just kind of hidden amongst all the dry package thumbnails.
    crewneck: http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/life...-crew-neck-short-sleeve-t-shirt/075886-63-003
    vneck: http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-premium-cotton-v-neck-short-sleeve-t-shirt/076612-00-006

    they're different from before. cotton is still pretty soft - just not as much so imo. a bit thinner maybe which is probably better for s/s. i was just never a fan of the slim fit that i think both have. i tried sizing up on these ones but it ended up too loose in the body. i could try tts, but i think it would be too narrow for my shoulders, which was the problem with the old ones
     

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