With impeccable timing in this cold snap, Uniqlo Japan sent us a couple of Heattech T shirts to try out. The idea behind the T shirts is that through clever technology (developed between Uniqlo and Japan's fabric giant,Toray Industries) the fabric keeps you warm and snuggly while also keeping you non sweaty and slimline by reducing the fabric bulk. Since we are looking out at a very snowy, frosty scene this morning, these T shirts seem like a very welcome addition to the wardrobe.
Flicking through the range details, it looks to me like the Heatech styles are ones you would put under other clothes as a layering detail on a nippy day. The women's range is made from a very smooth yarn (coated in milk protein, FYI) which feels lovely against your skin and is very fine to wear under dresses or even other knits. By coincidence, teenagesons have been wearing the mens long johns -bought earlier this season- under their sports kits at school during the cold weather. This is a cool new addition to rugby/football dress according to middleteenageson, which does keep your legs warm.
By the way, the T shirts came beautifully wrapped in lovely packaging, don't you love the Japanese attention to detail? Check out the full range of styles at www.uniqlo.com where you can also order on line.