In retail, wallet brands come a dime dozen. We've always been careful to find ones that are interesting and valuable in the sense that they don't require a low interest loan to purchase. For two years now our go- to has been Lodis. Born out of a women's leather hand-bag brand, talk about discerning customers, these guys have men's wallets that are simple, colorful and a great value. Check them, out. Plus a little addition coming to our assortment, see if are interested in any Lexdray products and come by next week for a showcase.
These two are fun. Aptly named the Dodgeball Pant, and Triple Double Short, they remind us of the school gym, the hardwood floors where we lined up and took on a medley of indoor sports. Now that sweatpants are all the rage and sweat-shorts are trending as well, we couldn't pick two better pieces to showcase than these two.
For the past two seasons, we've looked at shirts and polos like these and passed them up. A number of things held us back: how warm can it really be in February? Will our guys embrace the preppy Napa wine tour look? Will we get that odd shade that's more salmon than SoCal sunset?
Well, as you can see our fears were quieted by these two:
Ladies, if you're expecting a grand gesture from your man this Valentine's day these are some of latest and greatest, to treat him right back. If he's dropping the ball, get him one of our hoodies, two sizes too small, which fits you perfect. Guilt trip and a new lounge hoodie, all in one.
75° and sunny yesterday, today? This. And it may sound like we're complaining, but it has less to do with how cold it is, and more to do with the fact that changing mannequins every 6 hours is a pain in the butt. He was sporting a pink polo and shorts yesterday, and now should be all hoodied up, but we won't change him for the rain. In protest. Take that, rain.
"Color stories" is one of those fashion industry terms that is overused by cool brands to convince us buyers that there is rhyme and reason behind a specific plaid. We don't really understand it, and at this point we're too afraid to ask. So we're just going to own it. Check out our Spring 15 color stories, they're in order according to the google image result for "rainbow"
Usually we hang on to these puppies until the weather clears up, the post December fog subsides, and we start thinking about shorts. Fortunately for me and you, but not California's drought sitch, it's been beautiful and sunny all January. As a celebration of this weather, these are out on our shelves. Soft, short-sleeve, tee polos. From Benson and John Varvatos USA.
Plaid is like bacon, you know you probably have too much but you can't stop buying it every time you make a grocery run ; and honestly, so what? You ran that morning, you deserve it. If you look good in plaid (everyone does) then don't hesitate, you've been working out, you deserve it.
Since our last post, sales for our Warriors Hat were on fire, not unlike our boy Klay Thompson who dropped 37 points in the 3rd against the Kings (The most by any player in a single quarter in NBA history). So, as we sell tees and hats almost as quick as the Warriors put up 3's, we wanted to do a little cross-marketing with our Chestnut Street friends at Catnip + Bones, the single coolest pet store and pet store name in the City.