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4 Uniqlo Must-Haves That Will Class up Your Style

See our picks from Uniqlo’s spring/summer ’17 collection.
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Remember that souvenir jacket emblazoned with a crazy-loud design of a fire-breathing dragon? You can never wear it again because the trend gods have deemed it over and also all your friends have seen it (and are sick of it).

Here’s an idea: When building a wardrobe, focus on pieces that are fuss-free. When shirts and pants are simple and clean, naked and nameless, they can be put together in many different ways, for various activities, and then worn again and again. Your friends won’t really notice that you’ve been using the same navy trousers if they are nondescript, feel fresh every time you pair them with something else, and just look damn good on you.

Retailer Uniqlo subscribes to this idea. Imbued with the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, their clothes are comfortable and elegant, timely and timeless, which just make them the perfect staples for men, whether he is just starting out or has the capability to invest in a bespoke (and super expensive) suit.

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Here, our picks from the spring 2017 collection.

1. UNIQLO U


Designer Christophe Lemaire, who used to work at Hermès (a.k.a. The Other End of the Spectrum), creates clothes with polish, elevating basics to something more special, even cool.

What to get: the denim work jacket, the ribbed crewneck short-sleeve sweater, and the open-collar, short-sleeve shirt.

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2. WORK SMART


These are pieces that can be worn from desk to date. Most important, they’re comfortable and also low-maintenance (materials are wrinkle-resistant and machine washable), which allow you to focus on the most important things like finishing Fire Emblem Heroes.

What to get: the summer suits. There is no excuse not to wear a suit when they are made light like these.

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3. UNIQLO SPORT


Aside from helping you perform better in your preferred active pursuit, these clothes do not make you appear like a crazy gym nut. Functional and stylish—we like that.

What to get: the forest green crewneck T-shirt.

4. AIRISM


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We’re just going to say that these underthings feel like a floaty, second skin. In other words, even in the sweat-soaked summers of Manila, these undershirts and boxer briefs feel good.

www.uniqlo.com.ph

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