March 24, 2015

What're You Packing?

It's your favorite time of year, our Underwear Sale! All of our regular-priced underwear has been marked down to 25% OFF!

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Ever since we moved our DC store, we've been getting a lot of new customers and some of them seem to be intimidated by our underwear selection. If you're new to us, too, we want to help! We're going to use this post to scroll through our more popular styles so you can find a pair that fits you the way you want! Stick with us and you're obviously going to look great!

Shop Trunks

Boxer briefs are your dad's underwear, so you should be looking at trunks. The square cut gives your downstairs a sleeker, sexier appearance. The waist is typically a lower rise than boxer briefs, giving your package a larger appearance. And since the legs come up higher on the thigh than traditional boxer briefs, your backside has a more flattering appearance. If you want something a little more fun than just a pair of boxer briefs, trunks are the way to go. Click here or the image above to browse through our trunks selection.

Shop Briefs

You could listen to your inner 12 year old boy, and be afraid of losing your lunch money for wearing briefs, or you could explore outside the world of tighty-whities. Low-rise briefs scream sex appeal. They waist band sits just below the hip, and they are specifically engineered to enhance the appearance of what you're storing up front. Brands like Andrew Christian, C-IN2, 2-xist, and many more feature bright colors and hot prints to keep your underwear drawer looking stylish and fresh. Find the right brand and print, and you're sure to feel sexy. Click here or the image above to browse through our briefs selection.

Shop Jock Straps

You could wear your regular underwear to the gym, or you could wear a jockstrap. Not much to see here, since a typical jock strap comes with a front pouch to keep everything in place while you go through your gym routine. The rear is open, usually with two straps for rear lift and support. And I'm sure if you wore it out to dinner tonight your date will be pleasantly surprised with the view once the night has ended. Click here or the image above to browse through our jockstrap selection.

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Of course there are more styles than these, and of course we have them all! Take a walk on the wild side and click around our website to see all of the different brands and styles we offer. Now's the perfect time to shop with our Underwear Sale going on. We take 25% OFF all of our regular priced underwear! Need more information about how specific pairs will fit? Stop in one of our locations today and ask for help from any of our sales associates! They are always passionate about our products! We're here to help you look your best all dressed up and when you're barely clothed. HURRY! Sale ends April 2nd.

--Team UG

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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.

Browse Online

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