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Japanese clothes retailer GU announces stylish, nostalgic PlayStation line

By Katy Kelly, SoraNews24

The very first PlayStation console was released in 1994, a whopping 25 years ago. The kids who spent their weekday afternoons puttering around a virtual golf course or saving the planet as Cloud Strife are older now, have jobs and families, and have seen the PlayStation console family grow larger throughout the decades.

And now GU, one of Japan’s most popular casual clothing stores, is closing out the year with a line of items designed to celebrate the PlayStation console. Though GU isn’t as well known for it as their sister brand Uniqlo, they do plenty of collaborations with companies and cartoons, and the apparel from this line-up showcases them on top fashionista form.

▼ First up, a coach jacket.


100-percent polyester both outside and in, this snappy jacket will keep you comfy no matter what nature throws at you, and comes in nostalgic light gray or striking black. The PlayStation logo is embroidered on the left breast, and the iconic triangle-circle-cross-square icons run along the hem at the back.

▼ Both are priced at 4,900 yen


Next up is the appropriately named Big Sweatshirt. Produced in white and black designs, the controller buttons take front stage; the back is reserved for the logos of all existing PlayStation consoles, from the original to the PS4.

▼ Cheaper than the coach jacket at 1,900 yen


There’s also another design of Big Sweatshirt that comes in blue with white trim, or black with purple. These cost the same as the other sweatshirts, but star the original PlayStation logo plus a geometric border of joypad icons. These sweatshirts also have a long ticker tape style trim of the console name spanning each sleeve.

▼ You can get this kind in a kids’ size for 1,490 yen.



For those who with a little more cash to splash on their PlayStation sweatshirts, the Big Sweatshirt Pullover Hoodie has you covered — literally — with a tasteful black or purple design of button icons front and center.

▼ 2,490 yen, and also featuring a cozy pocket to tuck your hands away inside.


But wait, there’s another design for this sweatshirt! A striped affair in layered black-white-and-purple or white-black-and-green, and you don’t have to choose between joypad buttons or a logo for this front design: it’s got both! These are also 2,490 yen.



And in case you want something to carry all your new graphic shirts inside, GU is also selling a canvas tote bag. You can pick between tan or black as the base color, and there are two designs for the face.

▼ Each bag costs 790 yen plus tax.



But maybe you want to cover literally everything you own in PlayStation iconography. For the intense PlayStation fanatic, there’s this resin cellphone case, designed as a one-size-fits-all model for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Choose between black and off-white


The joypad icon and PlayStation logo cotton T-shirts also come in kids’ sizes for 990 yen apiece, so you can dress your entire family in PlayStation fashion.

Source: GU via Golden Times

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Cool cool cool, but the size XL is still too small for me, same as uniqlo and H&M. Time to make XXL.

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Cool cool cool, but the size XL is still too small for me, same as uniqlo and H&M. Time to make XXL.

Most items from Uniqlo are available in XXL and many in 3XL and even 4XL. But, they are only available online, not in stores.

GU has plenty of XXL items online, as well.

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"Stylish". No.

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