All you need for winter at UNIQLO
About 10 years ago, Mr TNMA and I went to the Arctic Circle at Christmas and were HEATTECH’ed up to the hilt. For super-cool thermals and simple, wardrobe basics, I’m a long-term UNIQLO fan. The cashmere jumpers are lovely – and the new 3D designs are crafted using Japanese knitting technology, to create a seamless garment. Nice one. Everyone knows about UNIQLO’s down outerwear which is great for more relaxed occasions but when I went in-store to pick out a few pieces for this collaboration, I was impressed by the smarter styles, too. The oversized, belted coat (below) is a great pull-on-and-go style (though not as warm as the down jackets, so you’d need to layer up) – and check out the super-smart, pleated HEATTECH trousers. Yes, really! Brilliant when you’re spending time outdoors in December and I’d definitely wear both these items with a cashmere jumper in a business context.
Add a cashmere beanie and gloves and you’re good to go.
Apart from HEATTECH socks and gloves, I hadn’t paid much attention to the accessories at UNIQLO, but the ribbed beanies and cashmere designs are top-notch. The cashmere gloves‘ long, ribbed cuff is folded over but can be opened out to exclude the draught, or if you’re wearing a coat with shorter sleeves. And a special mention for the handy shoulder bag – I’m wearing it across my body but you can just put it on your shoulder. When I met one of my friends carrying it, she told me that she and her husband and their 24-year-old daughter all own one. This could possibly be the perfect, multi-generational Christmas gift…
All factories involved in the production of UNIQLO’s down products are certified by the Responsible Down Standard. The coat I’m wearing above is the Seamless Down Long Coat in dark green.
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