Japanese basics brand Uniqlo produces a lot of reliable favorites all on its own — $10 Supima cotton t-shirts, $50 selvedge jeans and $30 Oxford button-down shirts come to mind immediately. But one of the things we love most about the brand is its willingness to join forces and collaborate with the likes of JW Anderson, Alexander Wang, the estate of Keith Haring and even the MoMA, leading to seriously elevated essentials at wildly attainable price points.
Uniqlo’s latest collaboration is with another Japanese brand that workwear aficionados might already be familiar with: Engineered Garments. The range currently consists of slouchy, oversized polo shirts that feature unconventional patterns and construction; some are made with patched panels and several feature screen-printed patterns. And for those looking to play it safe(r) there’s a plain, standard polo — still distinctly belonging in this collection — available in three neutral colors. Coming from someone who’s tried them on, you’d be safe going down a full size if you want the great fabrics and construction with a slightly more conventional fit.
Engineered Garments items don’t typically come at a low price; a mesh polo from the brand currently retails for $236, and its outerwear can easily exceed the $400 mark. But because Uniqlo is Uniqlo, you can stock up for summer with these of-the-moment polo shirts for just $15.
Gear Patrol also recommends:
Hartford Knit Polo ($91)
Rowing Blazers Schoolboy Soccer Shirt ($165)
Neighborhood SS Souvenir Shirt ($285)
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