Christmas Gift Ideas 2013 – Socks & Undies

Socks and Underwear are probably one of the most common gifts is also one of the most taken for granted. Surprise you loved ones with socks and underwear that they’ll be happy to unwrap.

Instance-Tomahawk Green-$11.00

Socks from InStance offer up something different from the boring blacks or whites. Brighten up your feet with great, fun looks for men and women.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Sock - Printed - $13

Keep your feet happy, traditional paisley, dots and stripes prints get kicked up a notch with fun Happy Socks

 

 

 

 

 

SAXX

SAXX Underwear keeps your boy’s boys where they should be and comfortable throughout the day. New colours and cuts this year will liven up what’s underneath.

 

 

 

Naked Tencel

If your guy is a techie, get him something technical to wear, NAKED Underwear‘s new fabrics and styles are cutting edge and cut well to fit well.

 

 

 

KnowShow – January 2013

KnowShow 2013-01-16 16 23 58Canada’s Premiere Lifestyle Tradeshow: KnowShow has wrapped up for another season at the Vancouver Convention Centre after 3 days of introducing us to what’s hot and new for the season ahead in lifestyle fashion and accessories. Know Show is a well respected and fun show that has gained a great reputation from the Brand, buyers and media as the must attend showcase in Western Canada.
Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the items that piqued my interest and I look forward to seeing in stores later this year when they are released.

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Photo 2013-01-16 17 34 00Skull Candy: new headphones, The Crusher, are super amp’d with amazing sound and bass without any distortion that is common when the bass gets pumping so hard you can feel it. They are like having a surround sound theatre in your head!

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Photo 2013-01-18 11 14 29Raen Optics: from cutting edge to classic styles, every pair of eyewear was stylish and cool.

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Pendleton_Photo 2013-01-18 11 34 24Pendleton Woolen Mills: a classic print collection, too many great pieces to choose from but we were all wanting a stuffed “Pendelton Pony” for our desks.

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Herschel_Photo 2013-01-18 11 47 26Herschel Supply Co: always great, timeless shapes and styles to their bags with cool prints and details. This years realistic screened camo print really caught the eye.

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Hex_Photo 2013-01-18 12 11 57Hex: classy and functional design in masculine cool prints is always a hallmark of Hex and this season’s iPad Mini cases and Macbook snap-on covers are no exception. They made me wish I had Apple products just for these accessories.

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Vestal_Photo 2013-01-18 12 14 36Vestal Watch: Vestal always has great timepieces, this year’s signature piece is more than just a watch. The Guide is a watch, compass, barometer, altimeter and much more all in a stylish accessory for your wrist.

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Saxx_Photo 2013-01-16 17 28 47Saxx Underwear: nice to see some new prints coming from our local underwear line. Prints, stripes and colour are being added to the mix.

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Urban Ears_Photo 2013-01-16 16 48 52Urbanears: Slussen is a new member to their great lineup of ear/headphones. This splitter along with the accompanying Slussen app allows you to become a DJ, mixing tracks right on your mobile device

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12 Days Of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 1

Christmas is coming very soon, there’s not much time to check those gifts off the Christmas List.

Let’s start with The Basics, underwear, is the perfectly simple Holiday gift for every guy on your list

The Holiday’s is a great time to find a good deal on those everyday items.

Here’s some of the offers available right now from three of our local Vancouver underwear companies.12 days of Christmas - Day 1 Underwear

a. SAXX Underwear – Buy 4 pairs of underwear and get a free pair of SAXX Ultra.

b. McKillop Handcrafted Underwear – First Ever Under $20 Sale

c. MyPakage – Buy 3 pairs and get free shipping

 

Summer Festival Style For Guys

Coachella Music & Arts Festival has wrapped up and kicked-off to the summer festival season.  If you haven’t already planned your summer’s festival festivities there’s still time. After deciding which festivals to attend, the next big item on the checklist will be what to pack. You need to be prepared for everything but still need to pack light & look awesome.
We’ve compiled a few hot, new ‘must have’ items that should be in every guys kit.
1. Sunglasses are the absolute must have for festival style and practicality. The versatile accessory helps you look hot and mysterious, protects your sensitive hungover eyes from the glaring sun, they also help you discreetly scope out the festival ‘scenery’.  These Compressor shades from Vestal’s Spring 2012 collection are a perfect basic but stylin’ pair.
2. A selection of tees and tanks are a staple for every guys bag. These 100% Organic Cotton tanks from Industry Of All Nations are ready for anything with the soft, richly coloured, using 100% natural dyes, shirts that go from day to night.
3. Hard wearing, sturdy but super stylish the Vestal Utilitarian watch can take whatever you throw at it during the festival weekend.
4. There comes a time when you’re back at your tent or room and you just need to chill, relive your fave music memories through a pair of Urbanears Medis, designed to stay in your ear and provide great sound, you can block out whatever your tentmate is getting up to
5. Dancing up a storm in a mosh pit or dance tent can be hot business, shorts are a must, plus you’ve been working out all winter, it’s time to show off those legs. These great organic selvedge denim shorts from Industry Of All Nations are a classic cut and in an array of wicked colours they’re a great way to make a statement.
6. When night or the rain falls you may need to get out the long pants, throw on a pair of Neuw Black Colour Jeans, a sharp alternative to indigo, these bold denim are made with a black base thread to give them a great depth of colour. With styles named after music icons, like Iggy Skinny, Lou Slim and Johnny Tapered, their new style vintage revisions are made for festival goers.
7. Your hair is the accessory that’s always with you and one of the first things the ladies look at, keep it fresh with Gritty Business from Kevin Murphy. The tough and pliable product is beeswax based so it stands up to pesky drizzle and easy to remold the next morning.
8. Footwear takes up the largest space in your bag so you need to limit what you carry, be prepared for anything with cool,  lightweight and easy to pack Borstal Mesh kicks from Generic Surplus.
10. Every mom tells their son to wear fresh socks & underwear in case of emergencies, hopefully you won’t have an emergency at the fest but if someone does get the chance to see your ‘basics’ make sure they are fresh to death…Stance Socks are super styling and Saxx Underwear are lightweight and constructed to keep your equipment well supported front and centre.

 

Originally published in Kenton Magazine

It’s Friday the 13th! Put on your lucky Saxx Underwear

Pro-Elite Boxer Brief
Pro-Elite Longjohn Flys

It’s Friday the 13th, you don’t want to be unlucky & get caught with your pants down. However, with the good looks and feel of Saxx Men’s Underwear you might get lucky if people saw what you had to offer underneath your jeans.
Saxx offers a great line of  lightweight underwear in four lengths; Trunks, Boxer Briefs, Longlegs  and Longjohns.
Available in four fabrics styles each with its own wear-ability and benefits.  24-Seven is a cotton/spandex blend made for long wearing everyday comfort.  Pro-elite is a polyester/spandex version good for athletic wear. Ultra is a lightweight viscose/spandex easy to fit under your skinny jeans. Luxuryis a modal/cotton/spandex line made for the ultimate comfort.

Ultra Trunk

However, as comfortable and stylish as all of the lines are the true comfort secret of Saxx is what’s inside.  Every pair of Saxx features a breathable inner comfort pouch to support and keep your equipment in place.  The ergonomic polyester/spandex mesh panels keeps you cool, dry and comfortable whatever you’re doing. No inner seams means no irritations and the moisture wicking waste band makes sure the maximum comfort is in every pair of Saxx.

Egronomic Pouch

Presented in award winning packaging these underwear make sure your ‘package’ is presented at its best too. Grab your own pair from retailers across North America and see what the hype is about.