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In this week's Times Critical Shopper column, Mike Albo visits Adidas SLVR, a space-age-looking, eco-friendly new Soho boutique from the athleticwear powerhouse. He has praise for most of the items he tries on—comparing a few things to Y-3, even. But some pieces veer into Star Trek territory: "The sleeveless Zero Waste Tee had a skirty triangular fit. The sides were pinched flat into fins, and a notch cut into the collar created a strangely high V-neck opening. The style wasn’t for me. I looked like William Shatner trying to squeeze into his Starship Enterprise uniform. But I appreciate that the brand is encouraging us to accept new shapes and silhouettes that are less wasteful. Anyway, it will look amazing on some willowy N.Y.U. student." [NYT]