TAIPEI (The China Post) – If you go with cheap brands on your first date, you may leave a bad impression in Japan, home of the famous Uniqlo brand.
Well, Uniqlo recently launched a multi-pocket jacket that looks like Changshan wear – a traditional Chinese dress worn by men – for its spring/summer collection, leaving Japanese netizens to wonder whether it should be called “prisoners’ wear”?
而 Uniqlo 新設計的春夏新款似乎要落實這個指控，這件男裝夾克正面有 4 個大口袋設計，活像「中山裝」。日本網友就取笑「是監獄的作業服嗎？」
The Japanese brand launched the new design in Japan and Taiwan, where it is called “military jacket” and “trench coat,” respectively.
Critics, however, compared the design of the “military jacket” to Changshan wear, also called “Mao suit” for its four outside pockets.
日本網友認為整體設計根本就是「中山裝」或「人民裝」，尤其那 4 個大口袋。
Some people asked: “It is Mao Zedong, isn’t it?” or “A Prisoner?” or “I don’t get it; why designing a Mao suit?” Others also remarked that “A Japanese in that jacket may look like a surrendered soldier.”
Someone even posted some pictures and asked: “It’s so hard to decide which hat to match with it.”
Others asked: “Is the design offensive to Chinese?” “Does Uniqlo want to break into the Chinese market?”
As for the price, some people also said: “It’s ridiculous that it costs 6990 yen (NT$1,942).”
更有人針對價格「這種衣服定價 6990 日圓未稅真是笑死人」。