Kids Twill Easy Shorts

Kids Twill Easy Shorts

Love Letter to Asha

Such a simple act, writing a letter, but I could not get myself to crack it. It was because I had these feelings for her. I wanted to make myself look good in her eyes. But every word, even the letters on the page, felt phony.

I wanted to write well, in a nice handwriting. I so wanted to come off sounding intelligent, smart, and wonderful. I wanted to get close to her. I wanted Asha to know that I cared for her.

I was overcome with such emotions that I couldn’t contain myself.

I start writing, and then I tore up the paper… I went through this process over and over again. After about ten pages of the letter pad in the waste bin, I blurted out, “I can’t write anymore…”

That’s when it dawned on me. That was the honest truth. That’s what I wanted to put into words.

On a fresh piece of letter paper, I wrote, “I can’t write anymore.” I wanted to tell her my gratitude and this feeling of mine in a letter, but I wrote my intentions were getting in the way.

A letter of just few lines.

It was a strange letter, indeed, but it was all me, and thought it better than rambling on in my poor English.

The next morning, I took the letter, sealed in an envelope, in hand, and went to the Coffee Shop. I ordered my usual meal of raisin bread and coffee and said hi to Asha.

Asha was in ponytails, wearing a men’s-size white t-shirt over a pink one-piece dress, and a pair of red sandals.

“Good morning! How are you?” she asked with a smile. “Yeah, morning. I’m good. Listen, thanks always. I wrote a letter to you, so here,” and I handed her the envelope.

“Wow! For me? Really? Are you sure? Thank you! Could this be a love letter? Ooh, I’ll save it for later,” she said excitedly, doing a bit of a hop behind the counter.

“It’s nothing, but since you always know how to cheer me up…,” I said, trying to hide my embarrassment.

I was happily surprised at how Asha innocently reacted with such delight. When she asked if this was a love letter, I nodded, and for just that moment, our eyes met. I felt like I was able to tell her my feelings then, and was quite content in that.

That’s right. I wrote a love letter.

Love Letter to Asha image

After I finished my cup of coffee, I glanced towards Asha, standing behind the counter. She was holding the letter with two hands, focused on the words on the paper.

The sight of her reading was so embarrassing that I decided to leave the money on the table and swiftly left the café to disappear in the Union Square crowd.

I blushed, big time.

Kids Twill Easy Shorts

The fun in the choices

UNIQLO is proud of our extensive selection of shorts, available in 30 colors & patterns, a must-have for kids in the summer ― a yacht design says “beach”, an outdoorsy hickory design says “forest”, a leaf design that screams “holiday”, and plenty of solid colors, as well as denim and twill. You will definitely have a great time picking one out with your child.

As a way to make your summer fun memorable, why not create a matching family look?

Kids Twill Easy Shorts
Kids Twill Easy Shorts

As a way to make your summer fun memorable, why not create a matching family look?

Kids Twill Easy Shorts

Our First Date

“Wait!” Asha called out to me from behind.

I stopped, turned around, and saw her rushing towards me with the letter in hand.

“It’s a first time for me to get a love letter like this. A strange one, I might add. But I’m touched by your feeling. Thank you! I have a day off tomorrow. Would you like to go cycling with me in Central Park?”

I did not expect this. I was surprised.

“I’ll call you in the morning tomorrow when I wake up, so can you give me your number?”

Asha said while still trying to catch her breath.

“Sounds great, but I don’t own a bicycle.”
“Me neither, so we can rent. C’mon, you have to come with me,” she said with a smile.

I wrote down my number on a piece of paper and gave it to Asha. “Great, see you tomorrow,” and she dashed back to the café, but turned around to give me a big wave.

Next morning, she called just after 7. We decided to meet at Columbus Circle at 10 and rent the bicycles from there.

“Morning! Great weather today.”

She had on a green t-shirt with a cut-off jean shorts and a backpack.

I had on a white Oxford shirt, khaki shorts, and a pair of tennis shoes. She checked out my ensemble and said, “You look good in shorts. First time seeing you in them,” and smiled.

Our First Date image

“I sometimes ride alone on a bicycle like this in Central Park.”

Asha and I went on the cycle lane inside the park, riding and just enjoying each other’s company.

“So where is your most favorite place in New York?” to which I said, “Right here, Central Park.”“Me, too!” she replied.

“When I first came to New York, I used to come here every day to read.”
“Me, I just used to walk around, like an adventurer. We’re a lot alike,” she said, laughing.

“In the city, it’s crowded, noisy, chaotic ― I’m not good with that. But here, I can relax, feel at peace.”

Asha gazed out far as she cycled.

“So, what were you like as a child?”

“I wanted to know about everything, the kind that was always asking questions adults didn’t like. Also, I wore shorts all year. Come to think of it, that was my way of saying I’m tough, I can be in shorts no matter how cold it got. I was competing against this kid in my class.”

“About what?”

“About who can stay in shorts the longest. Like an endurance match. Even in winter, even in snow, we wore shorts to school. I won in the end.”

“Shorts in the snow?”

“Yeah, I would have a down jacket but shorts with bare legs exposed. People were in awe, and I was proud of that.”

“That is so funny! A kid like that sounds alright by me. So that’s why you look good in them.”

“Ok, then, the race is on, against me!”

Asha started to pick up pace.

“I used to love to cycle when I was small. When I first got on the bicycle, I thought I could go anywhere. I would be on it every day, so I’m pretty good!”

I picked up my pace but couldn’t keep up with Asha.

“Today’s discovery is that both you and I hate to lose.”

She said as we rested on the bench near the big lake. With a bit of a smirk, she said, “Hello, Mr. short pants!” and reached out her hand.

This was the first time I held her hand.

Kids Twill Easy Shorts

Happy fun for moms and dads

The elastic hole on the left side of the waist is an adjustable feature that you can pull out or replace, according to your child’s growth. The stretchable waist makes it easy for your child to get dressed, too.

This season, we improved on the easy-to-move fit and length while keeping the look slim and smart. We’ve also changed the washing method for softer feel. We are proud to present this no-compromise finish in par with our adult fashions.

Kids Twill Easy Shorts
Kids Twill Easy Shorts

This season, we improved on the easy-to-move fit and length while keeping the look slim and smart. We’ve also changed the washing method for softer feel. We are proud to present this no-compromise finish in par with our adult fashions.

For me,
shorts were
a symbol of strength and resilience.

Yataro Matsuura
Kids Twill Easy Shorts
LifeWear Story 100

What is “LifeWear story 100?”

there exist these lines of clothes
which has remained for many years,
yet never dated.
Out of the line-ups,
they are the unsung presence,
sitting quietly behind in TV ads.

Yet, they are the culmination
of the years of passion and devotion,
where UNIQLO sought to pursue
more comfort,
more durability, and
more quality.

They give shape and gravitas
to what and who UNIQLO is,
and what UNIQLO continues
to nurture with great care.

To go beyond yesterday,
to reach higher tomorrow.

When you take it in your hands,
when you try it on,
it softly speaks to you,
almost like a friend.

What is a rich quality
How is such a quality day spent?
What does happiness mean to you…

And you will find yourself
surprised to discover that such
piece of clothing has existed.

What is the UNIQLO principle?
Why do we call clothing LifeWear?
What kind of clothes constitute

Here, we go deep into
the root of LifeWear,
to know
and to tell.
And I hope to write
stories that revolve
around LifeWear and myself.

LifeWear story 100 will be
a story about a journey with me and LifeWear.

Yataro Matsuura

Yataro Matsuura
Yataro Matsuura

Essayist, editor. Born 1965 in Tokyo.
For nine years from 2005, under the leadership of the founder, Shizuko Ohashi, he was the chief editor for the magazine, “Kurashi no Techo.” Since, he launched an online media site, “Kurashi no Kihon.” Currently, sits as a director for Oishii Kenko Ltd. Recognized for his eye for style and experience in presenting ideas for quality lifestyle. Regularly writes in his columns in newspapers and magazines. Has penned numerous best-sellers including “Kyo mo Teinei ni” and “Shigoto no Kihon Kurashi no Kihon 100.” Hosts a radio program on NHK Radio 1, “Karen Style.”