Clothing

Dress like the cast & crew of The Empire Strikes Back with this limited edition parka from Columbia Sportswear

NEWS – In 1979 a hardy group of cast and crew braved the bitter cold of Norway to film the iconic ice planet Hoth scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Now you can live your dream of being part of a Star Wars movie. Columbia Sportswear is releasing a limited edition parka inspired by the …

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The Peruvian Trading Company’s funny winter hats might just be the next holiday tradition

NEWS – We’ve all heard of the ugly Christmas sweater, maybe you even own one. The Peruvian Trading Company puts a fun new twist on this holiday tradition with their festive holiday winter hats. These funny holiday toppers are carefully handcrafted in Peru by skilled fiber artists. Made from 100% acrylic faux angora yarn, they …

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How do you get down off a bison? It apparently involves socks…

NEWS – I know that geese have down that are used in making pillows, but I never knew that bison had down, did you?  Apparently bison down can be used to make warm, cushy, and durable yarn when combined with merino wool.  This yarn incorporates 18% nylon and 2% spandex with the 56% merino wool and 24% bison …

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Add a personal video message to your gifts from the London Sock Company

NEWS – The gifting season is upon us, and it can be difficult to find nice gifts for the guys on our gift lists.  You don’t always know what to give them, so it often seems that ties and socks become the fallback position.  Sometimes, practical gifts like that are seen as impersonal and given …

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Horizon Vest on the way from BluffWorks

NEWS – BluffWorks, makers of great-looking, comfortable, and well-designed men’s travel and everyday clothing will soon be releasing its Horizon Vest for sale.  With a polyfill insulation, water-resistant shell, lots of pockets, and a few other details, the Horizon Vest is intended to accompany you just about anywhere.  It’s even been designed to complement BluffWorks’ Gramercy …

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The Stance Legends of Horror collection puts iconic horror film villains on your feet

NEWS – Halloween is less than two weeks away, so there’s no better time to show your holiday spirit. Stance can help you do just that with their Legends of Horror collection. They’ve brought back some of your favorite horror film icons and put them on a pair of socks. The Legends of Horror collection …

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Laundry day won’t be such a chore when you can wash two loads and dry two loads at a time

NEWS – Laundry will take less time with these FlexWash and FlexDry machines from Samsung.  Both have two tubs, so they can both handle two loads at once. The Samsung FlexWash WV9600 5.5 Total cu. ft. FlexWash™ Washer is available in fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel or in white.  Both the top-loading washer and the front-loading washer …

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Kora Shola 230 Zip yak wool shirt review

REVIEW – You’ve no doubt heard of clothing that has been made of merino wool right? It’s well known for keeping you warm when it’s cold, comfortable when it’s warm, and it can be worn multiple times without getting smelly. Many people seek out clothing made of this material, but is there another type of wool …

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Lasso Compression Sock review

Compression socks, sleeves and ankle braces aren’t new. The team over at Lasso decided to take a bit of a different approach and have designed socks specifically with ankle support for use in rehabilitation, preventing injury and even just general support. What are they? Athletic socks specifically engineered to mimic the compression and support that …

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Never find yourself in a hotel room without coat hangers again

It’s not the end of the world, but it can be a pain when you find yourself in a hotel room without any coat hangers to keep your clothes wrinkle-free.  You don’t want to have to iron an outfit every morning before you head off to a business meeting or head out to have some …

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Twinkle, twinkle, little skirt – Milky Way galaxy version

Last year, we told you about a skirt from ThinkGeek that was decorated with constellations that came to life when you turned on its hidden battery-powered LED lights.  That skirt was pretty, but it was missing scientific accuracy. ThinkGeek has introduced a new twinkling skirt decorated with “Great Observatories Unique Views of the Milky Way …

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This gadget solves the age old problem of sorting and folding socks

One household chore that I detest is matching and folding socks. I guess it’s because, for only two people, we have enough socks between us to cover the feet everyone in a small country. We also tend to do shipping container sized loads of wash so the task of folding them seems to take forever. …

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These shorts let you carry your favorite beverage hands-free

If you’ve been trying to decide which clothes that you want to take with you on your Spring Break vacation, I have the perfect pair of cargo shorts for you. They are the Angler shorts from COAST Apparel. These men’s shorts are 100% Nylon so they don’t look bad when they get wet and they …

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Showers Pass Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie review

Portland, Oregon based Showers Pass is a small company who make active apparel for people who like to hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors in clothing that will keep them dry and warm without a lot of bulk. They asked if I would like to take a look at their Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie which I’ve …

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Save on dry-cleaning costs with the LG Styler Clothing Care System

I try to avoid buying dry clean-only clothes because it’s a pain – and expensive – to have to run things over to the dry cleaners.  And I tend to avoid wearing the dry clean-only clothes I do have for the same reasons.  With the LG Styler, you can wear your clothes and extend the …

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