Menswear: UNIQLO Thread


Brad
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5023 posts since 20/6/01

posted 28 Feb 2009 17:46, edited 28 Feb 2009 17:46
The official UNIQLO thread.
Heath
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2525 posts since 26/7/06

posted 16 Nov 2020 09:21, edited 16 Nov 2020 09:21
Ulster_Blue wrote: Any comments on the block tech long parkas? Any use as a cheaper alternative to arcteryx or just a case of you get what you pay for?

I've got one, zero complaints from me.

Fits quite big but that's what you want from a rain jacket.

If I'm out in the rain all day on a location shoot or something then I've got more heavy duty Goretex stuff, but if I'm out around town it's perfect.
Ulster_Blue
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5387 posts since 16/7/06

16 Nov 2020 10:57
Hmmm cant decide whether to get one or go the whole hog and get an Acteryx Sawyer or something similar.
Peanuts
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330 posts since 17/5/08

16 Nov 2020 11:26
Ulster_Blue wrote: Hmmm cant decide whether to get one or go the whole hog and get an Acteryx Sawyer or something similar.

You know what the weather is like on this island Ulster – get a goretex as you need something breathable that will also work between the driving and misty rain (and everything in between) we get here.
Ulster_Blue
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5387 posts since 16/7/06

16 Nov 2020 12:35
Didn't realise you were in the 32 counties peanuts??

Got a goretex Nanamica cruiser but doesn't get very much wear tbh. Hmmm wills ee what the sales do.
kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2020 13:19
I’m a big fan of Patagonia torrentshell - decent performance and not overly technical looking
kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2020 13:20
Never owned blocktech but I have a Uniqlo mountain parka which is showerproof at best.
kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2020 13:21
That experience has put me off relying on Uniqlo products for waterproofness
Paxman
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79 posts since 28/10/07

16 Nov 2020 14:24
I like the look of them but the cord came off while I was adjusting the hood on one in store earlier this year. Didn't fill me with confidence.
Rdes1974
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240 posts since 29/1/14

16 Nov 2020 17:46
phelen wrote:
Rdes1974 wrote: picked up the oversized down…one size down..lets see

Sizing is whack, xs is like a medium.

its a little oversized in the XS but overall I really like it for 150 notes so shall keep it.
TheTiger
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3993 posts since 23/2/03

16 Nov 2020 18:11
Own a blocktech parka, completely useless in the rain. The Titanic is more waterproof.
kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2020 18:32
All my sweatshirts have shrunk in body length despite only ever being washed at 30 deg and allowed to dry naturally.

Is this standard?
kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2020 18:34
Anyone have any BNWT XXS sweatshirts to sell?

Asking for the missus.
GameOver
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1836 posts since 1/6/06

17 Nov 2020 18:44
Wish the site would show out of stock +J items so the ‘email me when back in stock’ functionality is available. Use it a lot with normal Uniqlo stuff and works well. Clearly a lot of this is going to be backed…

Want the hybrid down parka now - looks great here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHm-iigFV9f/?igshid=t09eyyj5uank
emixam
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450 posts since 8/2/12

posted 24 Nov 2020 05:12, edited 24 Nov 2020 05:12
beware the +J Hybrid oversized Parka tends to fit small, I sized up one and it fits perfect, not oversided at all. As far as i am concerned, the value for the price is good, I paid an extra 3000jpy vs retail, as I purchased it on Y! (size XXL).
Rirawin
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9406 posts since 17/7/05

posted 24 Nov 2020 07:57, edited 24 Nov 2020 07:57
That’s because in Asia the sizes are one size smaller than the label when compared to the west. E.g. xxl in Asia is an xl in the west. With my eg x uniqlo they even went as far as adjusting the sleeve length by making it shorter for the Asian market.
emixam
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450 posts since 8/2/12

posted 24 Nov 2020 23:47, edited 24 Nov 2020 23:47
I know and i am usually a XL in Uniqlo here in Japan, i would only fit in xL in this one with a Tshirt underneath. To get the proper fit with enough layering better sizing up, that's the consensus from all reviews i saw.