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

Postby pirxthepilot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:23 am

someone asked me about these trousers. shape looks promising in pictures (i have a summer weight pair i like a lot) and the fabric is nice enough, with definite casual suit potential, but when you put them on the pockets gape and look ridiculous. COS fail.

http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Men/Trouser ... .1#c-22755
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:29 am

Pocket gape normally caused by trousers being too tight in the seat. Were they just cut for slimmer guys or is it just a total patterning fuck up?
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby pirxthepilot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:51 am

lol @ ask andy clothes knowledge. nah just patterning i am skinny af thanks to months of illness/injury :-(
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby midvh » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:19 pm

I tried the same pair and to be honest I really liked them. They're a bit too tapered for my taste, so I'm still on the fence. Might wait until a sale pops up.

Didn't experience anything weird about the pockets, and I got a booty worthy of a 90's hiphop vid.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Ques » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:02 pm

thoughts on the new uniqlo u stuff?

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

Postby Julio » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:47 pm

re: uniqlo u

thought i might as well talk about it since i spent a lot of time in the store looking at the stuff the other day, but even then stock wasn't quite complete.
[wall of text below]

Spoiler:
i didn't pay much attention to tees, sweats, or polos. wasn't really up to paying extra for tees and i saw a friend in the short sleeved sweat in an L and it just looked like it'd be too small on me. proportion problems.

denim work jacket is a lovely thing. details are great, material is very nice for what it is, and the giant concealed button pocket accessed via the placket is lovely. but again my proportions didn't agree: size L had super cropped sleeves. smock territory. made no sense. (also armpit vents wuaw. and pen pocket. with grosgrain ribbon inside that pocket turned into loops for odds & ends. fun).

the oversized coat has... some appeal? hip pockets are incredibly deep. four internal pockets. very lightweight material. but overall not a very "me" piece of clothing it felt like, and really it bordered on looking like a hogwartscore robe imho? maybe in a color other than olive, iunno. that was only available color locally. also an L was still a bit lacking in sleeve length--consider my proportion complaint a theme of this post.

coach jacket is also nice. double cuff is cool. nice snaps. internal zip pocket appreciated. snap flap reverse entry hip pockets. all good. but again proportions failed me.

parka looked fun but didn't pay much attention to. also glossed over the blazers.

work shirt is an excellent piece of clothing. nice details. buttons seemed smaller than usual. looks great. spread collar on a work shirt???? i'm sold. pen pocket???? say no more. but then we get to sleeve length and it all just falls apart for me. sad.

didn't look at any of the other long-sleeved shirts.
i did however instacop one of the spread collar shirts; navy printed one. have been on the lookout for a solid navy one but am yet to find one at local stores; thus far have only come across the horrendous poop brown (well, i really don't like it personally) or the black. fun shirt. lyocell composition is ideal for the summer. feels super nice. i like it a lot.

i think that's it for shirts & jackets?

i had high hopes for both the relaxed and seersucker wide pants. sadly local stores don't have the relaxed wide pants in an S, which would have been good i imagine. M was just all wrong and ballooned awkwardly in the waist, among other things. zip length was v good, width was good, back pocket snap flap appreciated. would have been fun. seersucker wide pants are also good. the width drapes forward which is very nice, but i'm not too keen on either available color plus was lazy to deal with having them hemmed properly at a tailor. may get black if they go on sale. the darted pleat (someone with more knowledge correct me?) leads to a nice crease on the trousers but ultimately i'm not really one for seersucker pants anyway?

denim jeans seemed really fun in concept (and on the site). carpenter pant influence on a pair of relaxed tapered ankle length denims wuaw i'm sold!!!! but the reality was... an okay pair of cropped jeans. back pockets were slightly bigger than usual. hip pockets (and ticket/coin pocket) best detail no doubt. rise wasn't bad either. pass.

denim relaxed pants are alright. i have the previous season elasticated waist trousers in navy, which are really just a heavy twill chino version of these. all the same details: subtle drop crotch, long front zip, elastic waist, built-in belt, snap welt rear pockets, grosgrain ribbon inside right pocket for keys or something, crotch gusset. a really good pant. got previous season ones on deep discount. this season's version is a super lightweight denim (and thus i don't like the drape nearly as much) and it seemed like the inseam may have been just a tad longer? but i am unsure. ribbon in right pocket also seemed shorter. good lazy pants. definitely summer weight denims???? would consider the darker wash if they hit sale.

didn't look at any of the shorts except for the relaxed cargo shorts
and honestly they took me by surprise. got the olive pair. wasn't expecting much from the online photos but once worn they're a great and comfortable pair of W I D E shorts. the cargo pockets are ridiculously huge: exact same as on the cotton parka it seems? hip pockets are very nice and deep, rear pockets have snaps (which is great) and the patterning seems to all be set largely as square panels or something. a really good pair of shorts, perfect for the summer and also just channeling lazy or granddad looks, take your pick. the drawstring is nice and heavy too, plus metal aglets. good hardware overall. also i can't get over the rise on them. pretty much a dropped crotch with an extra long zipper, and they sit very well despite the extended zip. gushing really, but i like them tons. very happy with. i wish they were a beefier fabric? say chino twill? but the lightweight cotton they come in is very comfortable and breezy. akin to the cotton uniqlo's been using on their roll-up 3/4 cargos for the past couple of years. strongly recommend if you want big shorts. would cop navy (and maybe even beige) if they hit sale, redundant as that may be.

which leaves... well the shoes are ok? maybe look too pointy on me or something. iunno.

tote & shoulder bag are nice. fabric like it's trying to be a porter tanker type deal or something and doing a respectable job at it. great hardware.
tote expands very nicely, has a magnetic closure, and one internal zipped pocket plus the huge vertical zip pocket. good stuff, but totes don't quite work out on me somehow. maybe just not very me.
i got a shoulder bag in olive though. was too cute to pass on. just two zippered pockets. good edc bag i guess, to hold your essentials for the day. that kind of thing. when i have to bring a bigger bag around i use it as an organizer inside said bag. quite like it.

TL;DR:
overall i feel like a lot of the stuff seemed better online/on the racks than when i actually put it all on. but maybe my stretched proportions had something to do with that? regardless they're good basics still i fathom. i walked in wanting a bunch of things and left with three items; one of which i liked way more than i expected to.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Spaceman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Re: uniqlo u part 2 (I like that rhyme)

I just got my order in today and I'm really excited with my purchases! I got the open collar printed shirt in the red version and the oversized indigo polo in the light blue. Both pieces feel very nice and I enjoy both the cuts. The open collar's pattern is super cool in person and I'm already in love with it. It has a surprisingly heavy feel to the fabric while still being super smooth and silky to the touch. The polo does seem oversized but it also feels extra long. It is super soft and comfy to wear and the bigger out of typical position pocket is a fun touch. I enjoyed the nice details such as hang tags that are heavier cardboard and use string to attach them versus the plastic you have to cut off. Also the printed shirt credits the artist right up front on the first tag which I thought was cool. Over all I'm satisfied with my two tops but neither of them are really anything more than what you pay for them. They seem quality, feel nice, and look good on me which I'm happy about.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby posh_somme » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:57 am

all UK muji prices are going up loads, probably in april some time. i think they're having a bunch of promotions in the lead up to it. source: an email i shouldn't have been told about

EDIT: sorry @bels don't know about furniture at the moment. it seems as though they're slowly rolling it out though: stationery is going up next week. £1.50 for gel inks as opposed to £1 before. mad
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby wolflarsen » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:42 am

I'm planning to pop into Uniqlo today to see how i feel about the UU short sleeve button ups and the lightweight jacket. Initially I was only drawn to the work shirts, but I have endless amounts of garments in that realm already.

Also got my eye on the padded v-neck jacket in the new COS season, which has a super similar color palette to the Uniqlo U collection. It is going to be a dusty, hue-y summer.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby saveed_samir » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:04 pm

does anyone have that 90s gap oxford and wants to post a picher
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:27 pm

yeah some of the 90s stuff looks cool... i keep getting 'WOW 35% OFF!' emails through from them, might give something a whirl
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby BIGBEE » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:32 pm

When I tried the Oxford on it made me look like a friend's character. Don't have a picture though
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:46 pm

uniqlo u update:

denim jeans grew on me, ended up with a pair in the sort of solid indigo (one wash vibes?). zip length longer than i remember. comfy. budget ganryu ankle pant vibes.
sized up by 1 here (as i usually do?)
shoddy fitpic below:
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also: found relaxed wide pants in an S. didn't stack/break nicely at all, and i'm 6'3"-6'4" >_>
hemming would have been ideal but i wasn't sold anyway??? prefer to sling my pants low so that may have something to do with it. looked *okay* when worn way higher than i like? maybe my very chunky footwear the day i fit did something for the pooling which i wasn't into at all; not the kind of wide pant i am after? will check again with a slimmer shoe, like 70s or something. maybe.

the jogger pants are actually alright too. fit out of curiosity. super summery fabric. good room in thigh and rise + zip length very nice, taper good and cuff isn't too tight. not anything i'm jonesin for but the comfort & breathable nature of the fabric makes them appealing.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby ramdomthought » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:37 am

i snagged those denim jeans on release and they're fucking wonderful on my short legs. budget ganryu is exactly what i thought, and i dug the deep pockets

the seersucker jacket is trash, but I like the pants
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby posh_somme » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:54 pm

what are TK Maxxes like in london? popped into the brum one today for the first time in about a year and it's pretty different from what i remember. a lot of the men's rails were full of YMC, and their "gold label" rails which i hadn't seen before had a fair amount of margiela, one pair of raf trousers and an our legacy hoody (mostly dsquared, moschino and tacky luxury italian stuff though)
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby BobbyZamora » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 am

uniqlo is never coming to canada
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby ramseames » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:02 pm

They already have two stores in Toronnto and they announced a vancouver one a couple weeks ago
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby BobbyZamora » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:58 am

they aren't in canada until they have online shopping here
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Spaceman » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:27 pm

Very very sad I missed this last Qlo x Kaws drop. I thought it was coming out online today but I guess they surprised dropped it yesterday at like 8:00pm my time and didn't see it. I just want a kaws puppy so bad.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby tweefwend » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:07 pm

Spaceman wrote:Very very sad I missed this last Qlo x Kaws drop. I thought it was coming out online today but I guess they surprised dropped it yesterday at like 8:00pm my time and didn't see it. I just want a kaws puppy so bad.



lol ay i want the puppy too.

I wonder if the restock will be like the last Kaws release where everyone posted the first drop items for insane resale and then Uniqlo released like 10x the original stock
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:29 am

https://www.arket.com/ is to Margaret Howell as COS is to Acne. Expecting a report from posh Somme and rublev any day now.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby talkin2snakes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 am

posh_somme wrote:what are TK Maxxes like in london? popped into the brum one today for the first time in about a year and it's pretty different from what i remember. a lot of the men's rails were full of YMC, and their "gold label" rails which i hadn't seen before had a fair amount of margiela, one pair of raf trousers and an our legacy hoody (mostly dsquared, moschino and tacky luxury italian stuff though)


i'd never visited tk maxx but a cousin was over recently and took me into the covent garden one, they had nice margiela t shirts and quite a few private white VC ventile (!!!) jackets
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby posh_somme » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:33 am

bels wrote:https://www.arket.com/ is to Margaret Howell as COS is to Acne. Expecting a report from posh Somme and rublev any day now.


lmao genuinely went in yesterday with the intention of posting about it today

its hard not to like the place, they know exactly what the avocado toast munching masses desire and the prices are pretty competetive tbh. £12 for a t-shirt (nothing special about the t-shirts) £35 for a long-sleeve about on par with the £80 norse equivalents, and £80 for some great fitting tailored wool trousers - bought a pair for work. the coats seem like the only "different" thing as much as anything there is different and on first impression they look great but i don't know enough about coats and all that to really give a good idea

the homeware stuff is what you'd expect, it's fairly normal hay stuff at debenhams prices but nothing to shout about. they do skincare that i didn't really look at, it's impossible to gauge how good skincare is on first impressions but they've gone and bottled it in those aesop style bottles everyone uses now.

in general i like the place, what it's doing is probably the best at its price range. i like it more than COS because they're not trying to do weird shit in funny feeling materials, and they're going less for a "high fashion" vibe in the store, it feels very relaxed (no loeowe lookbooks on stools next to eames rocking chairs). it's just an instagrammier muji. to make this post seem even more like a shill i should say it's 20% off everything if you sign up for their newsletter too
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby talkin2snakes » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:29 am

qlo/ines corduroy jacket is nice and fits me really well (thanks for the tipoff @Julio), now i'm trapped in internet teen limbo clicking to see if they restock trousers
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Julio » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 am

uniqlo x jw anderson is, upon fitting
ok.

for some idiot reason nothing goes beyond an L again in tops so no hope. trench coat is honestly an amazing garment and it's fully reversible in case you want an insano tartan trenchcoat. frankly if the sleeve length was right i'd be into it. lots to say about it but i recommend you check it out if you can instead
twill work pant... meh. they're ok. would buy if and only if they go on super deep sale
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby talkin2snakes » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 am

so julio was right, even sized up the jwa cord suit trousers were too tapered/eurosprezz, backed the whole thing.
uniqlo u fishtail parka looks quite good, and flannel overshirt seems a nice shape. judging by the last collection the wool blend outerwear won't be up to much though.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Spaceman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:48 pm

I was busy and forgot about the drop. I missed out on the wide fitting ankle length pants :( I'm super sad because I had been semi-hunting for a pant just like that for ages on places like rakuten but now I finally had an opportunity and I biffed it. I'm disappointed in myself. (Would tip for a proxy?)
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Bonobonobo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Went to my local qlo for the uniqlo u drop, they barely had anything but the lambswool sweaters were really impressive, they have a subtle multicolored look to them, really soft, medium-low itchyness, and good relaxed cut. Would recommend.
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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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