When temperatures drop under 60 levels, my Pavlovian response is to run to the closest Uniqlo. I salivate on the considered swaddling myself in Heattech and inexpensive black cashmere turtlenecks. However this fall, one thing is off. Perhaps it’s me, I don’t know. Saturn or no matter might be as much as one thing sinister in my chart. However I’m simply not drawn to Uniqlo turtlenecks in the best way that I as soon as was! After hanging out on-line, I visited to the Soho retailer this week however the outcomes had been the identical: They’re simply not doing it for me anymore. The $50 lambswool model felt like, properly, one thing that prices $50. And the $129 model all of a sudden looks as if an excessive amount of for one thing that’s simply meh. I do know! I’m sorry! I notice that is the most well liked of takes. Extremely controversial. Belief me, it pains me as a lot to jot down this as I’m certain it does the Uniqlommunity to learn it. However I need to converse my reality. And excellent news! After strolling a number of blocks south to Muji’s Soho retailer, I’ve discovered another — one which prices even much less.
For these of you who’re new right here, sure, Muji sells garments along with gel pens and diffusers. I wore these linen “balloon” pants all summer season lengthy and author Hua Hsu additionally approves. I’ve by no means tried their turtlenecks earlier than, although, and was thrilled after I noticed that they made a easy black one which prices simply $40. Right here’s what I like about it: The neck is taut however not super-ribbed so it doesn’t sag (I hate a saggy neck). And it’s made from a skinny, washable, “non-itchy” wool, so that you received’t overheat when your constructing turns the radiators on. The washable aspect is vital for me — I’ve ruined one too many Uniqlo cashmere turts by throwing them within the wash. And if it will get actually, actually chilly, I can at all times put on my trusty Heattech beneath. (Heattech stays undefeated.)
It’s attainable that I’m going to vary my thoughts and return to my roots. Cashmere is unquestionably cozier and appears a bit extra elevated. However within the meantime, I’m very proud of my $40 Muji turt and haven’t taken it off since shopping for it on Tuesday. (It’s Thursday.)
There’s additionally the under model in case you choose a better neck.
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