Base Layer for Living

Photography by Shunya Arai Styling by Hidero Nakagane Hair & Makeup by Kenichi Yaguchi Hair by Nori Takabayashi
Make-up by Nobuko Maekawa Editing & Text by Kyosuke Nitta Special thanks to the Mizutani Bicycle, Ginza Music Bar

The functionality of a base layer,
as the fabric makes contact with the skin,
makes a huge difference in everyday comfort.
What’s the best way to arrange UNIQLO base layers, for optimal comfort in cold weather?
We make picking a base layer simple—exploring HEATTECH, AIRism and natural cotton options in eight situations.

HEATTECH
The standard for warming inner layers, jointly developed with Toray Industries. The fabric generates warmth by absorbing moisture from the body and converting it into thermal energy. Absorbs and disperses moisture, without the stuffiness.
Extra Fine Merino
Our top-quality 100% merino knits are smooth to the touch. Merino does a good job retaining moisture, so when things get hot, the evaporation of your sweat will keep your temperature in check.
Supima Cotton
Cotton is ranked by the length of its fibers, and SUPIMA uses only the highest-quality extra-long staple cotton fibers grown in the United States. This means less pilling and an extraordinarily soft texture. Also has an attractive sheen.
HEATTECH Ultra Warm
About 2.25 times warmer than regular HEATTECH, for the ultimate in warmth. Satisfyingly thick, the brushed lining is fluffy and soft against the skin. In its element on the coldest of days.
AIRism
AIRism is synonymous with quick-drying breathability. Light and thin, but with a smooth, comfortable feel, it rapidly disperses heat and moisture, drying as soon as sweat begins to form. Kids items use a cotton blend, for an even softer feel.
Warm Cotton
A new material for kids. Able to generate heat, Warm Cotton Stretch has a natural feel while providing continuous warmth. The stretchiness helps kids feel free to move around.
Cycling
HEATTECH

Fall mornings. The air is cool against your cheeks, and as you cruise around town, your body starts heating up. The perfect situation for HEATTECH. Able to do more than generate warmth, it dries as soon as you start sweating, staving off those sudden chills. Deodorizing properties keep smells at bay, while argan oil in the fabric ensures soft skin even when the air is parched. The turtleneck keeps your neck nice and warm and makes a fine accent to an outfit.

W's Light BLOCKTECH Coat
W's Corduroy Relaxed Jacket
W's HEATTECH Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-shirt
W's Relaxed Jogger Pants Not available in Japan
W's Faux Leather Mini Shoulder Bag
W's HEATTECH Socks (Set of 2)
Hiking
Extra Fine Merino

Merino wool is the model base layer for outdoor activity. Superb at insulating, holding heat, wicking moisture, and controlling odors, it has been called “natural air conditioning” for its ability to regulate hot and cold temperatures. Extra-fine merino wool, a UNIQLO standard, is often associated with casual or business attire, but since we use 100% superfine merino measuring 19.5 microns, it’s perfect for light mountaineering and hiking. The smoothness makes for a pleasant touch against the skin

Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweater
Flannel Checked Long Sleeve Shirt
Jogger Pants (Ultra Stretch DRY-EX)
Low Gauge Socks
Chill Out
Supima Cotton

Sometimes you want to chill out in a cozy room, listening to your favorite jazz records. On those long fall nights, a base layer helps you put your body and mind at ease and relax. The long-staple fibers of this T-shirt, made from premium American-grown Supima Cotton, minimize pilling and create a smooth texture. The tubular knit means no more pesky seams below the armpit. With a premium sheen, you’ll look as good as you feel.

Extra Fine Cotton Broadcloth Pullover Striped Long Sleeve Shirt B
SUPIMA COTTON Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt (Set of 2)
Cotton Relax Ankle Pants
Colorful50 Socks
Birdwatching
HEATTECH
Ultra Warm

In extreme situations like outdoor sporting events or birdwatching, where you can find yourself chilled to the core, your best bet is HEATTECH Ultra Warm, over 2.25 times as warm as regular HEATTECH. It’s so warm one layer under a down jacket is more than plenty, and eliminating the need for layering helps you keep a trim silhouette. Even if you get hot and start to sweat, dampness is a non-issue, since the moisture-wicking fabric keeps you nice and dry.

(L)
W's Ultra Warm Down Short Coat
W's Flannel A Line Long Sleeve Shirt Dress
W's HEATTECH Ultra Warm High Neck Long Sleeve T-shirt
W's Ribbed Leggings Pants Not available in Japan
Lightweight Fanny Bag Not available in Japan
W's HEATTECH Knee High Socks (Set of 2)
(R)
Hybrid Down Parka
HEATTECH Ultra Warm Crew Neck Long Sleeve T
HEATTECH Warm Lined Pants
At the Office
Jogging
AIRism

Maybe you thought AIRism was just for summer, but it does the trick whenever the heat is on too high—whether in the office, on a train, or shopping. So light and thin, it’s easy to forget you’re even wearing it, and moisture and heat disappear like magic, for a consistently dry feel. Cool to the touch, it keeps you feeling fresh. The quick-drying breathability is especially apparent when you head out for a jog. Fall is all about sports. The gentle fall breeze blows gently through AIRism.

W's Tweed Mannish Jacket
Extra Fine Cotton Broadcloth Long Sleeve Shirt (Men's L)
W's AIRism Scoop Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt
Silk Knitted Tie
W's Skinny Long Belt
W's Slouch Tapered Ankle Jeans
W's HEATTECH Socks (Set of 2)
Pocketable Parka
AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt
Ultra Stretch Active Short Pants
HEATTECH Cable Line Socks
Play Time
HEATTECH &
Warm Cotton Stretch

Kids have a strong metabolism and high body temperature, making it easy to sweat a lot when sleeping in the winter, so base layers that don’t easily dry can lead to sudden chills. Fear not—quick-drying and highly breathable AIRism is to the rescue. Worn under pajamas, it eliminates the stickiness of sweat and promotes a pleasant rest. Since AIRism for kids is blended with cotton, the fabric is especially soft and stretchy, never tight, encouraging a good night’s sleep.

(L)
K's Fishtail Parka
K's Souffle Yarn Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweater
K's Easy Jogger Pants (UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON)
K's HEATTECH Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-shirt
K's Regular Socks (Set of 2)
(R)
K's Sherpa Fleece Blouson
K's Flannel Checked Long Sleeve Shirt
K's Easy Jogger Pants (UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON)
K's Warm Cotton Stretch Scoop Neck Long Sleeve T-shirt
K's Regular Socks (Set of 2)
Nap Time
AIRism

Kids have a strong metabolism and high body temperature, making it easy to sweat a lot when sleeping in the winter, so base layers that don’t easily dry can lead to sudden chills. Fear not—quick-drying and highly breathable AIRism is to the rescue. Worn under pajamas, it eliminates the stickiness of sweat and promotes a pleasant rest. Since AIRism for kids is blended with cotton, the fabric is especially soft and stretchy, never tight, encouraging a good night’s sleep.

K's Sweat Long Sleeve Shirt
K's AIRism Cotton Blend Tank Top
G's Ribbed Leggings
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