Monday, October 6, 2014



Prints in creative earthy and ultra-pop colors reinterpreting Mother Nature --- are more popular and apparent…as functional fashion-Athleisure trends are embraced by urban outdoorsy individuals who expect what they buy- to work well, wardrobe-wise- wherever they are… and timely unites the colorful tie-dye Woodstock attired festival goers (the really muddy first one) with the connected and seriously overly marketed to Cochella goers of today.
Amazed how this transparent print got on such a technical fabric. From Helly Hansen -SOMMERVILLE Rain Coat-2L windproof, waterproof+breathable…adjustable waist+hem, sleeves that roll up =stylish and functional w/ full center storm flap+snap buttons, hand warmer pockets, mechanical venting back $280
lined hood

GORE RUNNING-AIR LADY collection fitted and functional for runners expecting performance fabrics cut pacers+fashionably modern looking too. Air Lady print shirt -IMO could wear with jeans or cut-offs ---back zip pocket, ventilation inserts, reflective pops-and super soft hand feel 
FREEWATERS founders are industrial designers----with any eye for innovative prints atop Sponge Lite Chassis construction.
Freewaters-fantastic! See could see multiple generations rocking  the Connor Print---Alha printed cotton canvas upper, packable design, elastic fit tongue+heel pad, super pillow insole, welt trim detail, water based glue, on a bubble foam outsole. Vegan :)

Blend of trendsetter and old school…Amigo Print printed cotton canvas upper-packable design, elastic fit tongue+heel pad, super pillow insole, welt trim detail, water based glue, on a bubble foam outsole. Vegan :)

FREEWATERS dresses up the beach staple withThe ENDLESS SUMMER (1964-iconic movie) Collection-new prints join best-selling graphic print footbeds-cotton canvas-textile lining-with arch support, water based glues, Vegan...
men's collection-Endless Summer

Women's Tropea Print-rubber PVC rubber strap flip flop-printed Hydro-graphics, Fashion Outline EVA footbed, Metal Badge, Glue free construction, Vegan.
BONUS-COMPANY MISSION each purchase=portion goes to helping those need it get access to clean drinking water.

CUSHE---wowed us with the KICKS Collection of prints on a mesh upper- with suede (or canvas) overlays. Above the women's darkgrey/blue surf…and light green/lime surf----with 2 sets of laces-ez on/off with stretchy socklike printed opening. AND with that memory foam Cushe Mellow removable EVA footbed…textile lining…nifty.

DAKINE-takes us to filtered Instagram worthy National Parks GAI print ---365 Pack 2L with 15"non padded atop sleeve, padded bottom  panel $45
Trek 26L padded laptop sleeve-17", interior mesh pocket, adjustable strap $65

TSA fav---ha ha-smaller Victorinox Swiss Army Knives---the kind you forget you have in carry-on luggage-come in many Classics and Limited Editions' prints including those with outdoor sporty themes…and fan favs as voted on Facebook...
Priced $24-$25-stainless steel bladeblade, key ring, scissors, toothpick, tweezers, nail file+cleaner-2 ¼" with legendary Swiss made precision=lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects…but not vs. Federal agent abductions.

Personal care items-like cosmetics has an enormous industry of packaging companies with their own trade shows. From Active sunscreen fav BEYOND COASTAL-their instantly recognizable catch a wave graphic on tubes.

Arty interpretations of nature are fantastically rendered in socks---where the fine knitting capabilities of merino wool and blends…result in the most colorful assortment of product  available for the knee down.
Waterlily no show light-True Seamless™ construction-100% merino wool
Vermont based-fourth generation, family owned- DARN TOUGH- with Poppy Gall… knocks it out of the park with their sporty and lifestyle collections…with dazzling new additions to amp up carry-over  colorful collections…that impresses us as much as what fav CFDA winner Joseph Altuzarra conjoins up  a few times a year.

Flowery additions- of no-shows, shorty and crews for women…are nature on psychedelics in a way. PLUS:  as with all of the company's offerings-the socks are guaranteed, 100% manufactured in Vermont, packaging printed on recycled paper with water soluble glues and vegetable ink based ink
Flower Power Shorty light-True Seamless™

Cosmo Crew Light-True Seamless™ merino wool
FOX RIVER is privately owned USA company---that introduced the new Peak Series™ outdoor collection made of soft sustainable Tencel® and Merino wool.
 Fox River socks are great fitting-their exclusive Helix Fit™ hugs the foot with specially woven zones-like heel pocket-creating volumetric compression fit-anti-slip, no bunching up, and a top with mesh zones to ventilate --- a reason in the freezing cold weather last winter- we ran in their ski socks.

----AND Wick Dry® technology enhances comfort-whether in lightweight version (two styles, four color ways-men's+women's) or medium weight crew (8 colors-men's+women's). $16.99-$18.99

SMARTWOOL Phd® series are gender specific---with ReliaWool® technology in the heel/toe areas. (extra durable)--- runner specific merino wool blend- here in a very pretty color combo.

Earth Tones shades---
Looks like a Foliage print-Magnolia  in burly polyester canvas from DAKINE
TG Outdoor Retailer is mostly fur and feather-free---because these inspiring earth tones are used as  color templates-but belong to their original owners.

practically blended in with the carpet...

 this falcon is used to crowds
Part 1 Manly Snacks