Neat entrance into a trapeze stall.
A lot of the current UNIQLO men’s clothes don’t fit the short/slim people that well, either. I’m bummed to hear that they’re looking at changing the sizing. Maybe it’s time to stock up on oxfords now…
Uniqlo Fits Short, Slim People … For Now
PRI reports that Uniqlo’s expansion into the US hasn’t been very successful, partly because Americans are having a difficult time fitting into clothes originally sized for the Japanese market. An excerpt:
And Uniqlo’s US operations aren’t doing so well. They have more than 25 stores on both coasts and they’re collectively losing money for the company. One of their biggest challenges in breaking into the US mainstream market is sizing.
Yuya Tanahashi, Uniqlo’s Boston area manager, calls it an ongoing struggle for the brand. “We are actually analyzing every year about the fit,” he says.
Basically, they’re checking sales data in each of their stores around the world, including here in Boston. “We’re going to try to find the best fit for the Boston customers as well by analyzing what items sell and what sizes sell,” Tanahashi says.
Uniqlo is looking into changing the sizes they offer in the US. In their words, they’re figuring out how to provide “a more ‘3D’ fit” for American shoppers.
So all those glorious form-flattering Smalls in the Boston store? They may not be small for long. But Tanahashi did offer me this: “We have kids line as well, and many adults actually purchase [clothes from the] kids line, meaning the boys and the girls style. So I would try to recommend the girls style as well.”
You can read the rest here.
Angelo Cruz pin striping the wheels by hand. Pretty much unbelievable.
More #trickcircle x #australia for @vooieho.
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Hey everyone, I made a new video that is my try at a sequel to “Your Future’s With Us.” I tried to recreate a similar vibe but at the same time incorporate new ideas and a feeling of nostalgia. I lived in Southern California all my life and am moving to Seattle soon, so I wanted to make “Daydream” to celebrate what has been and to look forward to new opportunities. It’s still just a yo-yo video at the end of the day but I worked really hard on it and think it might be one of the best videos I’ve ever made. So please watch, share, and enjoy! The links in my profile!
A Happy Moment
Back in 2010 I quit my job and worked at a bike shop in LA. This shop was filled with some truly inspiring people and looking back on it now, I feel fortunate to have been there. So many great friends were made in my years working in that dirty old building on Heliotrope.
The Juice was a small bike club I dreamed up for the shop. Our kit was also the first one that my friend Eric & I ever designed. I remember being so proud of this kit & excited to see my friends/co-workers happy to wear them. Its was only 4-5 years ago but these were different times as far as kits are concerned (as most of you might know). Good stuff was hard to come by!
One day I arrived to work (probably late) and one of my co-workers (Ace) stopped me right as I walked in the door. He (literally) screamed at me ”Robin Williams bought A FUCKIN’ JUICE KIT MAN! Fuckin’ ROBIN WILLIAMS! You’re Famous! He really liked it! You gotta see Kyle’s photo!”.
The times when he came into the shop Robin was super humble & pretty normal from what I remember. He usually just talked about vintage or obscure bikes w/ Kyle, (this is Kyle’s specialty) . I doubt he knew that I was the guy who helped design his kit (or even cared). I doubt this was his favorite jersey or that he wore it often. He had hundreds of jerseys! I know because he once told me “I have hundreds of jerseys”! None of that matters to me. This photo (by Kyle Kelley) made me smile 4 years ago & it still works today. Our buddy & also another former co-worker Omar is the guy in the background.
This image represents a period in my life that I really enjoyed. Where new friendships were being made…a time when my wheels started turning again (literally & figuratively). Doing something little for someone (like posing for a photo) although trivial to you can mean a lot more than you might ever know…
This photo means a lot to me.
RIP Robin Williams
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