See our pick of the best pieces from Uniqlo menswear SS14, and follow our tips on how to mix your high street staples with investment buys.
If there is one area of shopping in which women have an enormous advantage (save for dedication), it is the ability to mix and match signature, or designer pieces with high-street staples to great effect.
I must confess that my aversion to high-street menswear is borne in part from spending too much time looking at blogs, and coveting brands that are the domain of the significantly wealthy, dangerously obsessed, massively in debt, or single and child-free.
Step forward Uniqlo; the Japanese based-brand showing the way for the shopping-averse and fashion pragmatist alike. They proclaim themselves to be ‘a designer and manufacturer of casual wear that can be worn by anyone, any day,’ and Uniqlo does just what is says on the tin.
Beyond the staples we have recently seen collaborationss with Jil Sander and forthcoming partnership with Nigo (ex A Bathing Ape) on their UT collection this April- if you were super quick you may have caught one of the uber-limited Think Other t shirts by Nigo and Pharrell Williams launched last month, and sold out instantly.
Here are a few favourites and must-haves for SS14:
Great attention to detail, simple, functional and versatile. A sweat which puts many an equivalent sweat numerous times the price to shame. Available in a range of colours.
Made of fine Supima®, a cotton which is super soft and strong; you can never go wrong with a well-constructed, plain T to dress up, or throw on.
As will become abundantly clear, there are few things in life I like more than an Oxford shirt. Uniqlo has a range of options for every eventuality; this easy care option is a slimmer fit, and crease resistant for those ironing averse amongst us.
Outstanding value for selvedge denim, the highest quality denim made on traditional looms, and preferred by aficionados and those after a classic denim alike. Slim fit is not skinny, so you won’t look like One Direction’s uncle who lost his trousers.