Thursday, December 25, 2008

Uniqlo Quick Dry shirt from used clothing stalls

I have began to replace most of my shirts with these Uniqlo Quick dry shirts. I first discovered this shirt in Langkawi when I was working there. I bought a piece for RM10 at a shop (kedai) bundle in Kuah town. I have officially fallen in love with them ever since.

The Uniqlo brand is a popular and affordable clothing manufacturer from Japan. I am not sure if the manufacturer them clothing in Japan (I doubt so) but the colors, designs and material are all very up to date. One can find Uniqlo products including jeans, shirts, jackets and some hankie as well.

Catering to the Japanese market, it is only natural that their sizes are a bit tad smaller compared to the usual baju bundle, especially those from the US. I can fit a L nicely but with any brands from Japan, it has to be anything bigger than XL.

Thank God these quick dry shirts are rather stretchable. I like them cause they don’t absorb sweat all too much and they also do not retain them. The tiny holes that makes up the fabric allows for air to flow in between, especially helpful in Malaysia’s hot and humid climate.

Uniqlo not only produces a lot of clothing but they also come up with all sorts of different ‘presentations’ for their products. These quick dry shirts for example, some in many designs. I have at least 5 different designs but each of them have a different ‘presentation’ in terms of label or tag used. The picture below shows the labels on 3 different types of quick dry shirts from Uniqlo.

All of the above are from uniqlo. Notice that the tags does not indicate that at all. The middle shirt’s tag is a typical tag for shirts from this Uniqlo brand. One can find it not only on quick dries but also on cotton shirts and round neck.
The bottom ‘body tech’ shirt is one of the most current I think. They are made to look very trendy and ‘hi-tech’.
The top shirt has no labels or tags. The shirt’s size etc is printed, most probably through heat transfer onto the shirt. The printings have mostly peeled off though. But this particular shirt has a small loop stitched to it. I have not a clue what it is for but a friend said it would probably be used for hanging the shirt up.

I paid anything around RM5 to RM10 for one of these shirts. They can be found at most bundle shops.

I sekarang dah naik gila dengan baju jenis quick-dry (cepat kering). Material macam sikit dengan jersey bola. Baju jenis ni sedap pakai, tak serap peluh sangat tapi yang paling best, cepat kering. Walaupun berpeluh, dalam keadaan ada angin, sejuk aje rasanya. I dah boleh dapat banyak dari kedai bundle. Dari belah Kedah sampai belah K.L, kalau ada singgah aje mesti usha baju quick dry.

Begitu banyak I dah rembat, sampai orang rumah pulak buat bising. Baju lama yang cotton semua dah bungkus boleh jual (kedai bundle kononnya!). Takdelaaa…saying laa baju lama lain. Semua ori bundle belaka.

Brand yang I carik ialah brand dari Uniqlo. Tapi banyak baju cepat kering Uniqlo tak ada ‘label’ uniqlo. Yang ada cuma label saiz. Nak tau brand, kena selak baju label dalam dekat pinggang. Baju cepat kering Uniqlo sedap pakai, design pun sempoi, jarang pulak ada printing benda pelik-pelik.

Cuma satu saje I songeh. Saiz orang Jepun memang kecik. Maklumlah Uniqlo ni brand Jepun. Aku ni dah laa tough sikit, saiz XL pun kena sumbat gak. Tak kire!

Mana nak cari? Kebanyakan kedai bundle ada. Cuma nak kena rajin selak. Tapi baju jenis ni jarang jatuh bundle baju t-shirt. Jenis ni banyak jatuh dalam bundle jersey. Okaylaa…orang sibuk kutip baju jersey bola, durian runtuh laaa bagi aku…


dUngDuk said...

waa... uniqlo ya... that brand for most of my t-shirt and round neck, also certain my jeans. i really like that brand coz the kain quality also sejuk je when i wear... but now.. at JB... quite hard gak to find that brands.. coz now.. most cloth at all bundle in JB quite big la.. maybe bundle from USA kot... but still have from japan... cuma... cannot full fill my taste la... nevermind... maybe tonight i will go to bundle again to ushar the new material... who knows kan... will get some nice to wear... hahahha..

L.C. Keong said...

Hello many bundles from US. Lebih murah kot :) Tapi okay gak, barang branded banyak jatuh. I like US bundle also, they have the sizes for me!