Maybe my favorite piece of the collection. It is intentionally oversized so you can go TTS or size down if you want a slimmer fit. Reminds me of the Nike hooded cape I used to like and have long since misplaced. I obviously got black, and blue. It also comes in white and gray, but I’m not much of a gray person.
Perfect for spring. I love the weight, the pockets, ability to cinch the waist slightly, the muted olive green shade. This is heavier weight and more sleek than the Uniqlo x Tomas Maier flight jacket. It comes in olive (pictured), black, and blue.
A great shape. It is meant to be oversized. You can size down for a tighter fit or go TTS and be able to layer. The polyester/silk material is a bit high maintenance and I think black is better for the long run.
Tip: Don’t be bothered by having to return via mail. Pay with PayPal and use the PayPal return shipping refund program. The annual limit is quite generous since many places I shop from have free returns.
The last Uniqlo +J collaboration was roughly around the time that I started this blog. Uniqlo didn’t have e-commerce and in NYC, there was only one place to go – the Soho store. I still have a few pieces in my closet from that collection, but sadly some of the nicer pieces no longer fit.
I totally underestimated this launch and my own memory; I should’ve set up a reminder. By the time I got on, it was 1+ hour after the US launch and most of the women’s collection was sold out. I haven’t heard of any more major restocks but have been checking daily. If you are interested in any pieces and can’t get to a physical store that has it, best to be quick about purchasing online. I’ve linked the specific pieces below of most interest. I’m not sure yet whether something could be in stock but not show up at the above link for the entire collection.
I love Uniqlo — it’s such a great value, good quality, and practical. Here is what I’ve seen or bought lately:
Extra Fine Cotton Oversized Shirts
Comes in stand collar, solid collared, and striped collared. I initially saw this on someone on IG and loved it. I wouldn’t have given it a second look otherwise. I ended up keeping 3 of these (all of the collared shirts were on sale for $9.90). The prices were raised and the smaller sizes are pretty sold out. It looks great with legging pants, sleeves rolled up and is light enough for yearround wear. This is an oversized fit, it runs big. Size down!
I was doubtful of Canadian import, Joe Fresh, but I have fully jumped on the JF bandwagon. Its inaugural collection in NY was heavy on neoprene and did not impress. JF fully redeemed itself with Repetto-esque knockoffs in their Spring collection, which I never got around to blogging about. If you struggle to grasp the JF concept, think of a trendier version of Uniqlo. For my friends outside of NYC, do not fret. JF is collaborating with JCPenney’s nationwide!
I am loving their Fall 2012 outerwear. As much as I love real leather, I have nothing against faux because it is much easier to maintain (I don’t even let purse straps sit on most of my leather jackets! I hate the thought of friction). And how long have I been waiting for someone to make affordable Moncler-esque down jackets?
I do think it is crazy that they have so many stores in NYC. I’ve only been to the upper Fifth and lower Fifth Avenue locations. The gentlemen at the lower Fifth Avenue provide the best service.