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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby odradek » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:59 pm

got hands on some of the jwqlo stuff. My brief review:

pants: not good. Feel like plastic. enough room in the hips, though? didn't try the workpants.
outerwear: standard uniqlo outerwear. cool that the trench is reversible. puffy coat has lining issues that i dislike but is probably very warm.
sweaters: cableknit is bad, mostly acrylic. the striped stuff is nice if you like looking like a dork, which, lets be real, most of us posting on this site do. the jacquard one is good and dopey and i bought it.
shirts: nothing special.
bags: the backpack is trash and the tote is flambuoyantly huge.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:52 pm

fun fact i just learned: hemingway bought the shotgun he used to kill himself at abercrombie & fitch
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:01 am

uniqlo u is nice as always. why do none of the tops ever go beyond an L kmn.
bags fun. like them all in the blue best.
contemplating wide ankle chino. nice twill. fit is fun if potentially v on-trend. not really wide, are they? calling all these relaxed taper ankle pants "wide" honestly irks me, but that's nitpicking.
blocktech jackets look on point. but didn't pay much attention to for fear of feeling bad about sizing.
can't comment on winter gear. why bother in the tropics?
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:25 pm

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Here's a photo of me wearing a uniqlo U tshirt. It's alright. Feels very heavy weight
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby talkin2snakes » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 am

wool trousers r ok, nothing special. nice cdg-esque shape but poly blend feels a bit meh. still glad to have them as they can just about stand in for a majestic comme pair that were so unbearably hot and scratchy i had to leave my friend's birthday party and go home

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby talkin2snakes » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:24 am

can't remember who was looking for black jeans w longish rise, roomy thigh + taper but the UU jeans might fit the bill, nice mid-wieght denim (size down 1 for this type of fit)
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:45 am

Asda is selling herringbone cpo shirts with pockets, look quite nice didn’t feel as I was picking up a prescription
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 am

marks and sparks got their winter stuff out, real bangers include the return of the moleskin's (£5 more exp than last year), £130 brown suede bomber would be great for a night out jacket, their regular cut jeans, good selection of flat hem shirting and some nice striped rugbys

honestly buy a set of £15 reg cut jeans, a xl tee, some xl shirt and pair with some contemp brand jacket/ over shirt and airmax you'll look the most boss this winter. suuuuch a look.

(if u cuff the jeans im banning you)
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby midvh » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:30 am

Has anybody tried these Cos trousers? They look pretty nice, but will most likely be too short for me...

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:06 pm

i'm out here being super excited for uniqlo u ss18. want tons of things but especially the cargo pants and striped camp collar ss buttondown.

as usual i will post unsolicited opinions after i go and fit everything upon release

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in case anyone hasn't seen this
https://www.uniqlo.com/UniqloU18ss/us/en/men/
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:45 am

Have you heard of Sno pants Julio
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm

Julio they've been made in many different fabrics over many years. I'm certain there's one that's a good material for the tropics.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:41 am

bels wrote:Julio they've been made in many different fabrics over many years. I'm certain there's one that's a good material for the tropics.


for sure. good pants but the only local maha stockist doesn't bring in the pieces i'd like plus i find them a bit steep rn?
i would have preferred my pair be in a ripstop nylon or beefier cotton twill sort of deal, but instead i think mine are an organic cotton, almost like poplin or something. they're very strange to sweat in and sweat bleeds pretty quickly. is a little harrowing.

but i can't complain as they were free
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby WussWayne » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:50 am

Crown jewel. Pls report back.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby WussWayne » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:24 am

Oh hahaha man you cheeky dog so that's where you're pulling you're reference from that you've admittedly done an on fleek fully seek original remix of it. Well I don't want to grind for hours for an affordable secondhand version of it. Lemme just skip my dealer and get on dat og gud gud. No wait, vintage fashion is paradoxically expensive. I fucking hate fashion. One of these days I'll buy a pajama set bathrobe and house-slippers from target and donate every non-office thing to charity
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby kickingthefly » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:20 am

had a quick look at uu, altogether disappointing. white boxy tees are actually off-white, cotton suit is a bit flimsy and washed-out. some of the knits seemed ok. best thing i saw was the 'brown' (actually burnt orange) harrington, colour is really nice IRL but only IT guys wear harringtons.
https://www.uniqlo.com/uk/en/product/me ... rwear26151
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:58 pm

OK but the standard Uniqlo harrington is made of a DWR, stretch polyester, has a double zip and hidden pocket buttons.

https://www.uniqlo.com/uk/en/product/me ... Dbiker2146

checkmate in all honesty.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby hharrissonn » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:20 pm

Some thots on my Uniqlo U SS18 purchases.
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Cotton Jacket: Very lightweight, almost too lightweight? Will still be nice for spring/summer (how appropriate). Pockets are p nice, and there are plenty of them. I almost wish it was a little bit shorter, but I get why it isn't. I wish the buttons felt a little more sturdy, but with the weight of the jacket, I'm not really worried about stressing/breaking them. I bought true-to-size (L) and the shoulders hit where I want them too, there's definitely a little room for layering which is nice. The color is much more grey in person, which is a little bit of a bummer because I was expecting an almost blue-grey, but it's still going to be fairly versatile I think.

Wide-Fit Tapered Cotton Pants: Good counterpart to the jacket. Same weight as the jacket, but I really don't mind. Hold their shape fairly well, not so light that they move/fall weirdly. The clasp at the waist feels fairly sturdy, and the pockets are nice and deep. I could see myself wearing them without the jacket, but since I have it, why not just wear both? I really enjoy the cut, and they hit right above my ankle very similarly to my Wide Fit Pleated Chinos which I also like quite a bit. Overall they make a pretty solid, fairly casual suit that I'll definitely get my $80 worth of use out of, and then some.

Crewneck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt [EDIT]: As far as I can tell, identical to the winter version from last season, which is great[I was wrong! The SS is a two piece upper, and the FW is tube knit, which I like a lot more. Color is the same tho]! I have four of them in this same color, and one black one. Very sturdy feeling, with a very solid neck. Easily my most worn T, and now I can wear them even more since I have multiples. Size L fits me exactly how I want it too, the extra length and boxier cut making it much more comfortable than my Dry Packaged and Supima T's from Uniqlo [not quite as boxy as FW but sleeve length is the same].

Wide-Fit Tapered Jeans: Love them. Heavier denim than I expected, which is a plus. Remind me of a pair of 501s that I had for a while as far as the wash/weight, but I much prefer the cut of these. Zipper is MUCH nicer than my Slim Selvedge from Uniqlo, and the pockets are larger, which I am really enjoying (back pockets are massive). I bought them in a 34, and once they shrink a tiny bit after the first was I think the waist will be perfect. Cut is just loose enough for me, and the taper is done very well (not too dramatic). Length is very nice uncuffed, I'm just a slave to the look of cuffed denim. Really solid pair of jeans that I'm going to wear a ton.

Tape Belt: I bought two of them, one in black and one in olive. Nothing terribly exciting, I just love webbed belts. Product description says that they're slightly elastic, but I don't notice much give that can't be attributed to the webbed construction in general. Rings make them very easily adjustable, and I haven't noticed any problems with slipping. For $10 each a buy I'm very happy with.

Overall, I don't regret any of these purchases, which is a good sign. Buyers remorse usually hits me pretty hard. These are very solid basics, which is exactly what I wanted. Nothing that's going to turn heads or really wow anyone in terms of quality/construction, but it's Uniqlo, so like what else do you want? I wish I had grabbed one or two of the Cotton-Cashmere Sweaters when they still had my size/the colors I wanted, but maybe one of the LA stores will have them next time I go. The shoulder bags also look fun, but I have too many bags right now, and am planning on buying another one soon anyway to replace my AA tote, and am fairly set on what I want as a replacement.

Basically, I love stuff that I can wear thoughtlessly and comfortably, and this is it. Thanks love u all live your dream.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby can- » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:31 pm

new uniqlo U looks really similar to season 1 UU? the parka and blazer in that crunchy cotton particularly

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:24 am

haven't bothered checking the stuff out as everything i want doesn't release locally until the 3rd of march.
i had my brother grab me a navy webbing belt, though. good thing to own. the stretch is more for a bit of give and comfort around the waist, which is lovely. no slip issues thus far.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby kickingthefly » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 am

dusty pink hoodie is v nice ( luckily im not whiny/entitled enough for anyone to think i might be a millennial, ymmv)
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:29 am

marks and sparks selling gats for £40

http://www.marksandspencer.com/lace-up- ... evPage=plp

i got a pair out of curiosity and they're actually surprisingly good for £40 shoes, like........actually good.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby posh_somme » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:56 pm

a new H&M opened in birmingham and it's a lot better than the other ones, feels more open like their european stores. still don't like any of their mens clothes mind

because I rarely go to H&M i was unaware until now of their "edition" range which may or may not be Arket but more expensive for no reason. everything in the range is minimal but still trendy (yellow jumper for £80, carbon copy of the uniqlo lemaire green/white toothpaste shirt for £40, thin shiny t-shirts for £15) and it all seems a bit fruitless. is it intended as a gateway drug to H&M-olytes to get them shopping in the more premium arm of the H&M-iverse? are they expected to see £60 stretchy light wash jeans, have no choice but to buy them and realise that the more you spend on clothes the happier they make you feel?

I know I'm way behind here and Topman/M&S etc. have been trying the premium thing for a while too but i always thought that H&M customers are the kind who "know what they are paying for" and regretfully cop the plain black hoodie knowing full well that putting it in the wash is a gamble. maybe it''s a way canvassing the prospect of opening new Arkets

tbh it's a lot more like Whistles than anything else

anyway here's some Arket shorts that are almost nylon metal
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some decent stuff in the whistles sale right now, about 6 pages of it (i have never bought anything from there)

buck the ugly trainers trend and get yourself a pair that say "i'm looking slick in waitrose right now but if i need to run for any reason i will have the capacity to do so"
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get yourself a coat that says "it might look like this is from urban outfitters but im in my mid 20s and this is worth over 200 quid thank you very much"
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