I was initially introduced to Uniqlo by a friend, he compared them to the Gap but only more affordable with better options for staple items. I was a bit reluctant to make a trip to the Uniqlo store, no online option at the time, but in an exercise of being open minded I went to check out their options for khakis. Long story short, I went in with almost no expectations, and I ended up leaving with what became my favorite chinos of 07/08.
I don’t recall the exact moment when I became aware of MB, I assume it’s when I became conscious of Menswear. I do know that when I realized who he was and what he was creating, I was instantly a fan of his work. My wardrobe isn’t bursting at the seams with Gant and Bastian collection items, I would need a second job for that, I do enjoy the staple items and his approach to Traditional style.