Clothing

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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This little iron keeps your collars looking perfect

I don’t like ironing, so I try to quickly hang up shirts as soon as the dryer buzzes so they don’t need ironing.  Sometimes, though, the shirt will look fine, but the collar just won’t lay flat, and it needs ironing anyway.  With the Compact Touch-Up and Portable Iron, you won’t have to get out …

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The Bosun Fleece: slick, new streetwear style from Mission Workshop

In addition to their bags, Mission Workshop produces some pretty awesome apparel that combines ready-to-rumble weather protection with sleek urban style. Don’t believe me? Check out the new Bosun Fleece jacket. The profile is all about streamlined style, combined with a shearling poly fleece for warmth and moisture management. It also sports a removable hood, …

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Cubcoats: stuffed animals your kids can wear

You won’t have to worry your young child will lose her favorite lovey when she’s wearing it while out of the house.  Cubcoats are stuffed plush toys in the form of bears, foxes, puppies, whales, and other animals.  They are perfect playthings until it’s time to go, then you can open up the plush toy …

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Look casually sharp (or sharply casual) in an UNTUCKit shirt

Ever tried to leave your smart-looking dress shirt casually untucked? Yeah, for most dress shirts, it looks sloppy because their tails are just too long. The folks at UNTUCKit wanted to solve that, so they did a ton of customer research to determine exactly how long an untucked dress shirt could be before it went …

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Ravean’s new Rugged heated jacket is as tough as you are

Ravean already has a puffy heated jacket, but their customers asked for a heated jacket that was rugged enough for work, so they developed the Rugged Off-Road, All Terrain, Any Weather Heated Jacket.  They have a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter seeking only $1000, perhaps as a way to judge interest in the jacket.  Interest is …

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