February 06, 2015


This winter weather has overstayed it's welcome. Assuming you're not an Eskimo, I'm sure you're longing for the summer. And right about now, the closest you'll get to that (short of Memorial Day) is that cruise we know you booked last night.

Climb Aboard!

Time to throw away those ratty bathing suits from last year
and treat your self to a hot new pair. Here at Universal Gear, we have a wide selection to choose from, and this blog is here to help pick out the perfect pair for you.

Volley Trunk

Volley trunks are your classic bathing suit, which is perfect for the guy that loves the basics. Pictured above is our 3 Color Striped Fixed Volley Trunk from Original Penguin, which features a 3 block stripe pattern. The waist hugs your hips comfortably and the leg sits just above the knee. It also features two waist pockets because you're going need somewhere to put your room key, when you're laying on the deck with a drink in your hand.


Box trunks are the bathing suits of 2015. Anyone who loves to show off, but wants to keep an air of classy, box trunks are where it's at. Above is our Angeleno Retro Print Trunk from Parke & Ronen. The waist is low-rise and the leg comes down to about mid-thigh, allowing you to show off those legs you've been working so hard on since the holidays ...right? It features two waist pockets, zip fly, and snap waist, while the inside mesh keeps you supported as your run around the deck jumping in and out of the pool.

Bikini Brief

It takes a real man to wear a bikini brief. You've been working off all that holiday weight, and you deserve to flaunt it. Shown above is the Charger Bikini from Andrew Christian. The quick-drying, skin-hugging fabric and low-rise waist makes sure everyone will see ALL of your back and abdominal muscles. The drawstring waist is a great addition to add style to the suit, not that anyone will be paying attention to what you're wearing. The elastic loop in the pouch gives all the support to your front making the emphasis on what you're packing.

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We've got you covered and are here to help you look your best while you try to escape the freezing snow for warmer waters. And now that you got the basics down, you should probably stop into your local Universal Gear and try on a pair, because we have plenty more styles and vendors than the ones we featured above. No store near where you live? Good thing we have an online shop.

--Team UG

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December 12, 2014

Universal Gear's 2014 Gift Guide

Need help finding a gift this year? No worries, because Universal Gear has got you covered!

A watch is always a classic men's accessory. Here we have our latest selection of watches from G-Shock. Big, bright colors will really add a pop to your outfit. Accessories are key!

Just because you're a man, does not mean you can't smell good. Molton Brown is a favorite of Universal Gear customers. We have a variety of body washes and lotions that would make great stocking stuffers. Or, if you can't decide, we have a box set of travel sized bottles, with 12 different scents for you to experiment with!

And what's better than a gift card? Got that friend that's just too picky? Or maybe they are just shop-aholics and prefer to buy things themselves. Well then the Universal Gear Gift Card is perfect for them! And the timing couldn't be better! From now until Dec 24th, gift cards are now 20% OFF! The deal applies in stores only so stop by today!

Whether you're treating yourself or a loved one, Universal Gear has got you covered. We have such a wide selection of clothes, accessories, shoes, accents, and so much more! Stop by one of our locations today and we'll help you find the perfect gift!

--Team UG

December 05, 2014

Deck the Halls!

It's holiday time, which means gathering with friends and family and spreading merriment all around. Having party after party every weekend will require outfit after outfit. Luckily, everyone at Universal Gear is here to help you look your best!

Layering is a classic winter look, and if you want to look like you know how to dress yourself, you should know how to pair your clothes. Here, Adam is wearing a v-neck sweater from Ben Sherman over a button-front shirt from Scotch and Soda. The sweater is thin and light, meaning you won't overheat if someone turns up the thermostat. The solid green body pairs well with the light blue of the button front shirt, and the bright floral print add a little pop to the outfit, to help you avoid blending into the crowd. The collar will keep you looking dressed up, while leaving the shirt untucked gives a more casual aesthetic.

Just because it's no longer summer, doesn't mean you can't play with color. Denis, in the back, is pulling off the same look Adam is above. The solid v-neck sweater, and untucked button-front shirt for a laid-back look. This time, Adam added a little bit more color to this outfit. On top, he's wearing a cardigan from Original Penguin, and a shirt and pants combo from Ben Sherman. The cardigan is a solid navy color, with contrast trimming, to keep you looking sharp. The button-front is a Ben Sherman staple. The red madras print is a classic holiday design, and pairs well with the orange trim in the cardigan. The shirt also features a button-down collar, will keep your outfit looking sharp. Don't forget to roll the cuffs up! Together, the red and blues pair well with the solid green pants, pulling the whole ensemble together.

Red is always a great choice during the holidays.
This outfit is a prime holiday clothing. Here, Adam is wearing a cardigan from Ben Sherman, and the under shirt is from Original Penguin. The shawl neck cardigan is an essential in the winter for any fashion-forward man. The thick knit material is sure to keep warm, and leaving the button front open allows you to show off what's underneath. The red plaid button-front shirt tells everyone in the room that you're looking for the eggnog. The navy and red pair perfectly together and keeps you looking festive. Leave it untucked for a casual look, or tuck it into a pair of khakis to dress yourself up.

This holiday season, we're here to help you look your best! We have a wide selection of winter clothing that would be perfect for that coworker's, friend's, or family's holiday party. Browse through some of our selection online at or you can stop by our DC or Hell's Kitchen location to see all that we offer! We'll help you stand out at every holiday event this season!

November 07, 2014

It's fall! Which means it's time to cover up. Your wardrobe changes with the leaves from bright vibrant colors to darker earth tones. Your shorts become jeans, you trade in your t-shirts for sweaters and layer up, and your boat shoes are replaced by boots. Universal Gear has all the latest fall/winter fashion trends and we're here to help guide you them out of the closet.

Unless you're the abominable snowman, chances are just a long-sleeve shirt isn't going to be enough once you get through the front door. This jacket from Scotch & Soda is a classic fall look. The quilting patter on throughout the body helps trap the warm air inside the jacket, keeping you immune to the crisp fall breeze. Not to mention that camouflage print is a staple of the fall. The moss green and earth tones pair well with most denim.

Every man needs a good pair of denim jeans. Period. And with so many different fits, you'll be hard-pressed to find a pair that won’t look good on you. The pair pictured above is from Scotch & Soda. It features a slim fit which gives you a nice profile and it made from 25% recycle cotton, making it eco-friendly. This pair is sure to be your weekend favorite!

A good pair of boots drips with masculinity. They can pull together a whole wardrobe and make people think that you're a man. This pair of boots is from G-Star. The style is military inspired and made from leather with suede accents to keep you looking sharp throughout the fall and winter months and leave you warm and dry through harsh weather.

Still looking for more? Universal Gear has all the latest trends for the coming winter months and they are all sure to turn heads. From bomber jackets to peacoats. From woven button-front shirts to thick wool sweaters. We'll be sure to keep you warm! Stop by our online store and check out our selection or stop into our DC or NYC store to see some of our in store only items!

--Team UG

October 10, 2014

Last Chance! 25% off all underwear!

It's the last weekend of our Underwear Sale - save 25% off all of our full-priced underwear.If you're feeling adventurous, now's the time! Just take a look over at our selections from Timoteo. They have everything from simple & colorful to hard & risque.

The Pop-Out line is perfect for the someone who wants to keep their business easy and colorful. The thick waistband with an old english font keeps your underwear feeling strong and masculine, and the bright solid print makes sure that you stand out! We have styles in a brief, boxer brief, and trainer jock.

Collegiate apparel just screams man, and so does Timoteo's Varsity selection. Bold stripes and royal coloring gives the style that high-class elitist look. Do yourself a favor - put on a pair, steam up your bathroom, wipe the mirror, look deep into your eyes and tell yourself "I just scored the winning touchdown". We have styles in a brief, trunk, athlete jock, & trainer jock.

Sliding into a pair of Timoteo's Grand Prix will leave you feeling hunky. The racing designed waistband and bright colors are great for the guy who wants a little more complexity in their drawers without going overboard - so taking a victory lap for finding the perfect pair is justified. Just don't forget to have your friend snap a few pics of you running in them for Instagram. #WinnersCircle We have the Grand Prix available in a square cut and a low-cut brief.

CellBlock 13 is what you would call Timoteo's "after dark" selection. Dare to be bold with the Enforcer Jock. With a thick, macho waistband and mesh pouch, everyone will know you're hard and tough. And when you get high off your own fumes and decide to take a walk down a dark alley, the bright color elastic will make sure you don't get lost.

Timoteo is great underwear for the everyday man.

If you're not as wild about these selections, don’t worry - we have plenty more styles and brands! But act fast - this is the last weekend for our Underwear Sale. 25% off! Be sure to check out our site for the latest styles and check back here for the dish on what we are selling.

--Team UG