The UES Big Waffle is a layer worth pulling on as a standalone piece during Spring and the beginning of Autumn or as a hard-working layer beneath your clothes that can mean the difference between a hellish winter and a bearable one (without bulking up your silhouette). Yes, a great puffer jacket will do wonders to keep you warm over the totality of a long winter. And sure, a pair of woolly socks and a cosy knit beanie are both valuable team members, too. But long thermals like this are the key to preventing the chill from seeping in and rattling your bones.
The fabric is super thick and comfortable. It is a 13 oz. Waffle knitted on vintage machines using extra thick and strong yarns.
The cut is slim, but it will stretch and form to your body shape, obtaining a skin-tight fit that is perfect for improving heat retention and maintaining your body temperature. This heat retention capacity is similar to that of the best technical shirts, with the plus of having a 100% natural material such as cotton. This UES hardily-constructed cotton henley is as traditional as can be.
UES is a small Japanese label founded by Chuji Matsumoto in 1994. UES comes from the English word "Waste", which means that Matsumoto-San wants you to make full use of each garment for as long as possible before discarding it. It is a small judgement of the concept of disposable wear that is so commonplace today in the world of fashion and from which Matsumoto-San disassociates himself completely.
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