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UNIS, any info on this brand?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    a quick google brings up a store in Nolita, NYC.....designed in NYC and made in Italy

    226 Elizabeth St
    New York, NY 10012
    Phone: (212) 431-5533

    Saw a rack of their stuff at Bloomingdales today and was really really into it.

    Very "american styled clothes that look designed/interpreted by a European". Buttondown shirts a la Band of Outsiders, Khakis, peacoat, herrinbone coat, plaid quilted harrington style jacket, cardigans, sweaters, black waxed jeans, raw indigo jeans.

    Everything is slim fitting with good materials.

    Anyone have any other info on this brand?

    Picked up 2 buttondown shirts in size Small (small collars, fitted tho I will take it in a tad more in the stomach, small cuffs, mother of pearl buttons, nice stripe and checked fabrics) and a pair of their khakis which ARE THE KHAKIS I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Really nicely cut with a true slim fit and nice cotton twill fabric and buttonfly with wooden buttons. All of it 40% off right now at Bloomingdales. Shirts range from $150 (white oxford) to $225 (striped/checked) and the khakis were $185. About $600 worth of shit for $350 with the sale price.

    Havent been this into a new brand since BoO
     
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    poly800rock Senior member

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    i saw a pair of unis jeans yesterday at sugarcube. they looked nice and surprisingly not as expensive as i thought.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yeah. I love Unis. Check some of my old posts for some more info. In any case, Eunice Lee is really nice too, although the wordplay on her name is sort of lame, although Unis is a really neat name in and of itself. She has a site www.unisnewyork.com , and her boutique is an establishment on Elizabeth St., and sort of a "hipster-in-the-know" staple, and just closed for a year or two back in 2004 or something while she restructured. I don't know about now, but she used to hang at the store.

    She does really nice outerwear - great interpretations of military jackets - I have a M65 which is terrific, but which sees little use because the color is not good for me. Her real piece de resistance in outerwear is a short (a few inches over the knee) wool overcoat. I actually really liked her raw jeans as well (this was before the raw jean trend) which were very straightforward, with minimal details and a flat dark indigo color. Not sure if those are still made.

    Most of her stuff is Made in China, but with her really solid outerwear in the $300 range, and jeans under $150 (or at least, those were the prices) really worth the money.

    Edit: I guess that she upscaled her operation. I didn't realize that she had moved her manufacturing to Italy. Good for her. In any case, really good cuts, especially in jackets and outerwear. She was doing narrow, short jackets and slim shirts way before Band of Outsiders was a twinkle in some skinny dude's eye.
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    thanks Fok, ok I totally remember you talking about Unis (Eunice) a couple years ago. Their current line (at least the stuff I saw on racks) is all made in Italy, not China.

    Great gear, definitely on top of my radar of brands to look for. I don't think there was a single piece at Bloomies that I wouldnt buy from Unis.

    Really love the buttondown collars....exactly the way I'd make them myself. Small collar with a slightly rounded point, no fusing very soft and casual. Unlike their contemporaries in the $150-200 shirt range, they use quality MoP buttons and not plastic.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I read an article on her store in Mens Vogue? a while back and liked what I heard. Sounded like very wearable stuff to me. I plan in visiting her store the next time I am in New York.
     
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    Are there any online stockists? Steven Alan seems to have a couple jackets, but that's it.
     
  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I read an article on her store in Mens Vogue? a while back and liked what I heard. Sounded like very wearable stuff to me. I plan in visiting her store the next time I am in New York.


    yep everything was very wearable. minimal styling, simple and clean. Nothing that screamed 'fashiony'. Prices on the high-mid range side, similar to APC in pricepoint and even aesthetics. I will def be checking her store out in NYC next time.
     
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    I would agree that the clothes look nice, but I question the price point for made in china garments (every piece of clothng I looked at was made in China....not sure where you got Italy). I don't question the quality, but the pricing is quite high. This season's outerwear is $800-$1000 and basic wool sweaters are $200+. This is as of last week in the store on Elizabeth St. Perhaps there is a different/larger selection at Elizabeth St. than there is at Bloomingdales.
     
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    Get Smart Senior member

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    Every piece I bought today (and saw) was Made in Italy
     
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    Fred Segal Man carries it, it's great stuff I don't know where you been foo.
     
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    ^^^ well shit, guess I'd better tape the slanteyes wider open when I'm in Fred Segal
     
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    Haha, she has one of those typical Korean American first names for girls, like Grace or Esther. Where do the parents get these names? Anyway ... dig the clothes, a bit above my price range. I'm po' : (
     
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    Haha, she has one of those typical Korean American first names for girls, like Grace or Esther. Where do the parents get these names?

    lol, good (and true) observation. I have known of quite a few Korean girls named Grace, esp.
     
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    Get Smart Senior member

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    quick pic of the 2 buttondowns

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    jet Senior member

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    American rag was carrying it also I forgot to mention, don't know if they picked it up again but all their fucking dirty ass hipster customers obviously aren't into it. I'm sure you could have made a killing last season.
     
  16. saw some UNIS denim at Barneys on 60th and 6 ave yesterday in Manhattan. Didnt really like em tbh but thats just me and im into flashy jeans like evisu and red monkey company
     
  17. LA Guy

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    American rag was carrying it also I forgot to mention, don't know if they picked it up again but all their fucking dirty ass hipster customers obviously aren't into it. I'm sure you could have made a killing last season.

    You were hurt pretty bad by a hipster girl, huh?
     
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    You were hurt pretty bad by a hipster girl, huh?
    Girl?
     
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    Funny what she says about the sale sinking once the girlfriend wrinkles her nose. Sometimes I end up selling to the woman while the guy just stands there helplessly.
    Great stuff, this UNIS. Must check it out when I go to New York.
     

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