Posts Tagged ‘uniqlo’

Jeans & Trousers, Polls, Sales

Poll: Would you wear skinny pink jeans?

By admin on July 9th, 2008

uniqlo skinny pink jeans sale.jpgUniqlo are always chock-full of sale bargains, but I wonder if anyone would go for their pink skinny jeans even with the reduction.

They’re down to £14.99 from £24.99, which a good price, but pink is a bit of a tricky colour to wear.

The shade of pink itself is a nice dusky colour which will look good teamed with neutrals in a colourblocking fashion. A nice touch is the dark stitching which gives the jeans a little bit of contrast.

So what do you think of these pink jeans? Would you wear them? Take our poll after the jump!

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Footwear

Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer Hi

By admin on May 19th, 2008

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Despite being branded a Nu-rave label, Cassette Playa have outgrown that fad and seem to only be getting stronger. With a collaboration with Uniqlo under their belt, they’re now teaming up with Nike to design a pair of Blazer Hi’s.

Made from patent leather, the colourway is certainly unique. I doubt many will have outfits to match, but that’s hardly the point with these limited edition trainers. The various colours on these trainers – ranging from apricot to purple – make these hard to work into an outfit, but I’d like to see anyone who could pull it off. They’re due out this summer and would be available in all your usual Sneakerfreaky places.

[via Highsnobiety.com]



knitwear, Sales

Uniqlo cotton cashmere cardigan

By admin on May 1st, 2008

uniqlo red coral cardigan.jpgUniqlo call this cardigan red, I call it coral but that’s because I’m a fashion writer and I love mentioning that it’s one of the hottest colours this season.

Whatever the colour Uniqlo have reduced it to £9.99 which is an absolute bargain. I’ve got this cardigan in grey and I’ve worn it to death, picking it up off my chair even when a cursory sniff revealed more than a soupçon of eau de tramp. That’s how much I love Uniqlo cardigans.



Designer Spotlight, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

WISHLIST: Uniqlo UT by Nicola Formichetti

By Will Reid on April 29th, 2008

uniqlonicola.jpgA few weeks ago I spotted something on Nicola Formichetti’s blog but thought it was too vague (being only a set of pictures) and decided not to post. Well now I wish I had because as part of the new Uniqlo UT T-Shirt Collection, campaign stylist Nicola Formichetti has actually designed a few pieces. My favourite is the one above, printed with a copy of Luke Worrall from the Dazed & Confused ‘Black and White’ cover of August 2007. Sharp, edgy and extremely wearable in it’s monochrome entirety, this tee would be a great buy.

View the entire collection at uniqlo.com



Polls

What is your favourite high street store?

By admin on April 23rd, 2008

oxford street london high street.jpgIt’s well known that while the UK high street is second to none for women it’s still lagging behind for menswear. Things have improved recently but there is still a blokey pub-lad feel at some of the chains.

Draper’s recently went to Oxford Street to rate the stores for their High Street Hit or Miss feature visiting everywhere from Ted Baker and Reiss to the slightly dodgy Officers Club. What is your favourite high street store? Take our poll and let us know!

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Coats & Jackets

Uniqlo mini sale

By admin on April 15th, 2008

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While we do feature some pricier items here on Brandish, we also do fashion for the masses. So when news of Uniqlo’s mini sale came to us, we had to let you all know about. Focusing exclusively on outerwear, Uniqlo have cut prices of their double breasted trench coat to £29.99 and their cotton jacket to £19.99.

Whilst the cut prices are great and all, the fit on Uniqlo’s double breasted trench coat left a lot to be desired. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by COS’s excellent fit on their trenches, but the UQ coat felt a tad oversized and loose. You may be better off trying them on in store before you get any of these online.



Designer Spotlight, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Julie Verhoeven Tees for Mulberry

By Will Reid on April 13th, 2008

mulberrytee2.JPGJulie Verhoeven, the artist and fashion-collaboration extraordinaire has designed a set of t-shirts with her illustrations of animals and other strange creatures. Vogue UK reports that Verhoeven’s fun and frivolous tees are in-store now for both guys and girls at £50 each. Verhoeven relays that “the artwork for the T-shirts came about by wanting a little bit of loopyness for springtime and letting loose the Mulberry menagerie of daft animals.” I couldn’t agree more- as seen in previous posts, I am also feeling the pressure of season transition and these are a designer-label colour boost. Wear them with jeans for day or with thin cardigans in berry tones and the Uniqlo chinos for a low-key evening look. Verhoeven’s previous collection for Mulberry, a collection of quilted bags covered with her illustrations, were a disappointment for many but these look fresh and colourful enough to top many a Spring wishlist.
In stores now, £50 each, Pig, Bunny and Cat (left) motifs



Jeans & Trousers

Uniqlo’s Vintage Chinos

By admin on April 9th, 2008

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Chinos are the perfect mix of jean and trouser, but it was excruciatingly difficult to get hold of great fitting chino’s as they’re still a rather American item. This all changed with Uniqlo’s Vintage flat front chinos. Whilst the price point is usually the selling point with Uniqlo – and at £25, it’s a great price – the detailing is what makes this piece stand out.

From the metal button to the deep herringbone pattern inside the pockets, it’s clear that Uniqlo have thought about how to make a great piece rather than how to make a cheap one. You can buy these from Uniqlo’s site for £24.99



Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Ute Ploier Shorts from b Store

By Will Reid on April 1st, 2008

UTE SHORTS.jpgFrom Marc Jacobs to Topman, McQ to Uniqlo, short shorts have undoubtedly secured their place as the menswear item of the season – and possibly the year. If I said they needed an adopter than Brandish is the orphanage. We have given you examples of short shorts in a spectrum of colours, fabrics and prints and Jason even took it to a political platform!

If politics is your thing, these PVC shorts from Ute Ploier are the David Cameron of this trend (and by that I don’t mean they have their own cringy webcast or a penchant for innocent smoothies.) Quirky, original and edgy these shorts would be perfect for night with a crisp white shirt and dove grey blazer or for day with a plain white t-shirt, raspberry American Eagle jumper and white plimsolls. Most of all just relish in the fact that you can wear PVC short shorts and still be in fashion.

Black shorts, Ute Ploier, £155



T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Uniqlo Purple T-shirt

By admin on March 28th, 2008

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Why are all Uniqlo’s purple pieces labelled as navy? It’s not exactly a world changing problem, but it’s still an irritation. Take this “purple” Shotaro Ishinomori tee for instance. It looks purple in the picture. It looks purple in the store. The only people saying it isn’t purple are Uniqlo.

But enough about that. Whilst this t-shirt is in season with the purple colours and all, it’s also a sign of Manga geekery. Shotaro Ishinomori is the kind of guy that everyone who follows Manga knows about but no one outside does. A Manga Neil Young, if you will. Do your research on this guy before you get this tee or prepare to get heckled every time you pass Forbidden Planet.



Designer Spotlight, News

Tim Hamilton’s range for Uniqlo

By admin on March 18th, 2008

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Tim Hamilton has designed a collection for Uniqlo and it’s a nicely filtered version of his own stuff. Tim said: “Merging refined elegance with youthful energy, this collection took as a source the modern, playful images of Bruno Munari’s photo-reportage. Finding humour in the industrial, modernising settings of 1930s Europe, Munari shows carelessly chic youth butting heads with the buttoned-up, formal establishment.”

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Loden Dager for Uniqlo

By admin on February 27th, 2008

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New York label Loden Dager are the latest in an
increasing line of designers to team up with Uniqlo,
creating a Spring/Summer mini collection. The collection is strong, with the
check shirt being the only really ugly piece on it. Some might say it’s a bit
dull but if your wardrobe needs great basic pieces to bring the kookier elements of your wardrobe together then you can’t really go wrong.



Jeans & Trousers, News

Burton get a bit cheeky with their Japanese Denim

By admin on February 22nd, 2008

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If you’ve looked at our Jeans coverage in
the past then you’ll know all about raw & selvedge denim. You’ll also know
that the best selvedge denim comes from Japan. Not necessarily all denim from
Japan is expertly made on great looms and this is why Burton’s attempt
at Japanese denim
is a bit cheeky.

Burton were hoping for someone who kinda knows what selvedge denim is to
buy their regular denim in the false belief that because it said ‘Japanese
denim’, it would be selvedge. To be fair, it probably worked. The jeans are
completely sold out.



Clothing, News

Uniqlo Trench Coat

By admin on February 7th, 2008

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This has been a week for breaking promises.
We’ve broken our cardigan promise and our Topman promise (I’m not sure we made
one, but stay with me here) and now I’m about to break our winter coat promise.
What can I say? As Blue (featuring Elton John) would say, Sorry is the hardest
word to say.

But I do feel that breaking this promise is
best for both of us. I mean, how would you know that Uniqlo are doing these cropped
trench coats
for £50? Not only are they made out of better material than
the Topman, River Island and Zara equivalents, they also come in navy blue,
black and cream, so you can match any of your outfits to a coat for a group
price of £150.



Accessories, Clothing, knitwear

Uniqlo Cashmere Scarves for £20!

By admin on December 20th, 2007

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A couple of weeks ago, I suggested a Paul Smith cashmere
scarf
as a Christmas gift. If you bought it, return it now! Right now! Why are
you still reading this and not returning that scarf?

If you didn’t buy it, but still want
cashmere round your neck then you’re in luck. Uniqlo have just released a range
of Cashmere
scarves
costing just £20. In my disbelief, I went to one of the flagship
stores and lo and behold, there it was. £20 cashmere scarves. They feel the
same as the Paul Smith and manage to be £80 cheaper. As a point of comparison,
Y-3 were trying to sell some awful branded wool scarves for £110 and H&M ‘luxury’
scarves cost £20.

Before you start, I know this is another
women’s item but who cares about gender with scarves anyway?




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