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Uniqlo in SoHo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sharks9022, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. sharks9022

    sharks9022 Senior member

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    So in this month's GQ I was looking at some of the summer suits they had and noticed that one really nice looking one was only $120 and it was from Uniqlo? I know they only have one store in the US which stinks because I live in Dallas, but does anyone know anything about this brand? I know they are Japanese.
     
  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Pretty popular here, just search around. I don't have first hand experience, so I don't want to comment.
     
  3. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    They are sort of like a Japanese H&M or Zara, but of slightly higher quality IMO. I've never been to the store in NY, but the Uniqlo in Tokyo is pretty amazing. Lots of great clothes for ridiculously low prices. Reasonably high-quality jeans for the equivalent of $40 US, for instance.
     
  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    So in this month's GQ I was looking at some of the summer suits they had and noticed that one really nice looking one was only $120 and it was from Uniqlo? I know they only have one store in the US which stinks because I live in Dallas, but does anyone know anything about this brand? I know they are Japanese.

    I saw that too. For a seasonal, beater suit, that's a great price, assuming the suit looks as good on you as it does on the model.
     
  5. CruzAzul

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    I was in the SoHo store about a month ago. It's a neat place to shop -- big open spaces, split levels, glass elevator, etc. As for the clothes I honestly didn't see anything too exciting; they offer a million variations each on basics like raw denim, polos, cardigans, etc. I could see going there for some basics but I wouldn't make a pilgrimage for it. Of course, it is within a few blocks of Ted Baker, Ben Sherman, Muji, Odin, etc.
     
  6. gnatty8

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    I was in the SoHo store about a month ago. It's a neat place to shop -- big open spaces, split levels, glass elevator, etc. As for the clothes I honestly didn't see anything too exciting; they offer a million variations each on basics like raw denim, polos, cardigans, etc. I could see going there for some basics but I wouldn't make a pilgrimage for it. Of course, it is within a few blocks of Ted Baker, Ben Sherman, Muji, Odin, etc.

    Reminded me of a trendier version of Old Navy to tell the truth.. I spent about 5 minutes looking around but wouldn't buy anything, quality looked pretty poor.
     
  7. yarnsforth

    yarnsforth Senior member

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    ...does anyone know anything about this brand? I know they are Japanese.

    Japanese brand but all the clothes I looked at had "Made in China" tags. Right now they have lots of chinos in the store; some have a smooth dressier finish. I bought some slim fitting lightweight trousers (98% wool, 2% spandex; houndstooth; lined to the knee in poly) on sale for $39.
     
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    I purchase some of their slim fit dress trousers ($39 right now on sale) and have them tapered and cuffed at my tailor. Not bad for the price.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    I purchase some of their slim fit dress trousers ($39 right now on sale) and have them tapered and cuffed at my tailor. Not bad for the price.

    you still need to have slim fitting trousers tapered? what's the measurement across the leg opening pre-taper?
     
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    you still need to have slim fitting trousers tapered? what's the measurement across the leg opening pre-taper?

    You absolutely don't, unless you're starring in an '80s period movie. Their slim fit trousers have a narrow straight fit. For that matter, uncuffed > cuffed as well, but to each his own...
     
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    Bought my GF a trench from there that she really likes. Unlike H&M they only have S,M,L sizes in jackets which is frustrating.
     
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    The fit on a lot of tailored stuff is a little wonky. But their casual trousers for $39 aren't bad and neither are their "slim straight" selvage jeans in raw Japanese denim for $89.

    That said, I'd still walk 2 blocks down Bway and pick up some Incotex casual trousers at Daffy's for $19.99 instead.
     
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    you still need to have slim fitting trousers tapered? what's the measurement across the leg opening pre-taper?
    They have a 20cm opening and I perfer a 18.5-19 cm opening. It's anal I know but I like what I like. I also have a 30-31 waist and a slim build if that matters.
     
  15. teddieriley

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    They have a 20cm opening and I perfer a 18.5-19 cm opening. It's anal I know but I like what I like. I also have a 30-31 waist and a slim build if that matters.

    From what I have seen on this forum, and from my own tendencies, that is far from anal. But thanks for you using cm's, now I have to convert to inches...[​IMG]
     
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    http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/me...t-front-chinos

    Does anyone have a pair of these chinos? I'm wondering what the fit's like, especially the waist and how true it is to the given size.


    I've got them in red and light blue. Fairly true to size - fit not disimilar to Levi 501's.
     
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    TBH its low rise garbage. I'd spend more money and go elsewhere.
     
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    Yeah now all we need is to star getting some of these stores in Dallas, the H&Ms and such. I still find it hard to believe there isn't an H&M in the state of Texas.
     
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    TBH its low rise garbage. I'd spend more money and go elsewhere.

    It's certainly not all low rise - the twin pleat chinos are natural waisted, and the flat fronts aren't that low. The twin pleat chinos are probably the best chinos I've bought in years - better cut and constructed than say Charles Thyrwhit or DAKS. I think they're good value for basics. I generally find that chinos end up marked/stained before they've worn out anyway. I'm sure you can find better, but you're getting a decent product at a cheap price.
     
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    Are they ok for T-shirts? I need some basic simple summer t-shirts that are slim fit for the beach, I am planning on making a trip this summer to NYC and check it out because we do not have them in Boston. I also need some linen pants and maybe a pair of two of summer shorts.
     

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