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February 29, 2008

The Final Touch

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Men, the time has come to put your fears aside and accept the term "Accessorize." I know this can seem scary and foreign, what with all of the combination options, but let Universal Gear lead you through this treacherous terrain with our 2008 Accessories Guide!

For the spring and summer months to come you are going to want to keep it light yet colorful. Bright and bold colors can add that extra pop to your daily routine. I'm not encouraging you to leave your house looking like a neon Rainbow Bright but a few flashes of color will pull your outfit together. Fun baseball caps with bright color pallets are the perfect choice to pop your basic denim and tee combo. You can also compliment the outfit by pulling a color out of your hat and choosing a belt with the same hue. The goal with this trick is not to have a look that's too "matchy matchy," but to have a style that flows. Playing with color is what it's all about this year and letting your accessories do the talking is the perfect way to express your creativity.

With sunny days ahead your sunglasses almost become and extension of your personality. Whether your preference be the subtle business aesthetic of John Varvatos or an over the top Fashionista approach, eyewear designers are playing with color and texture this year. Be it a bold red arm, glossy bronze frame, or a gradient purple lens fit for a rock star; it's easy to match your mood from day to day. If you're feeling strong that day go with jet black polarized lens, in a creative mood try a novel azure blue framed aviator, or if you had a bit too much fun the night before a large wrap around will hide you from the world (and the sun that seems to be burning a bit too bright).

To close the 2008 UG Accessories Guide we will go on to my favorite subject the Man-bag or "Murse, " as I like to call it. This once controversial accessory is the key to any mans day to day existence. Briefcase style bags are really in this year along with the travel weekend bag and the ever popular messenger bag. Not only is this an essential but it's fun aswell. Not unlike our female counterparts we have the option to switch out our Murses to coordinate with our outfits and the occasion. Okay so that last step might seem a bit high maintenance but relax it's all in fun. To quote my favorite reality show "Lighten up It's just fashion" Mix and match, be bold, texture and color can be your friend.
--Dustin

February 21, 2008

A Fashion Foward

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Here at Universal Gear HQ we are daring to be ambitious; working harder than ever to build a vast website rich in new clothing, bordering on obnoxious with the volume of product available to you, our customer. Prepare in the upcoming weeks to get lost in virtual space, wondering about as you browse our selections.

With the task in our sights we are barreling forward to bring you more from Diesel, G-Star, D&G and other great brands. We wouldn't be doing enough though if we stopped at clothing. Skincare, Home Accents, and Accessories will all be popping up in droves onto your screens.

So keep checking back as we bring the latest styles!

--Will

February 14, 2008

Donate Your Denim!

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It's time for Universal Gear's "Donate Your Denim" drive. Starting February 15 donate your old denim toward the purchase of a new pair and we'll give you a $25 UG Money Card for every new pair purchased. This is the perfect opportunity to bring new life to your wardrobe while helping out those in need. Even if you can't get to our stores I encourage you to seek out a charity and donate your old clothing. There are many people who are less fortunate who really appreciate the clothing donations they get. It's such a small way to brighten up someones life and such an easy thing to do. So next time you're walking around and you see a friend in his new pair of jeans ask him what he did with the old ones!
--Will

ONLINE CUSTOMERS: Buy a new pair of jeans online and we'll give you a $25 UG Money Card toward your next purchase.* That's right, for each new pair of jeans you buy you get a $25 UG Money Card. But we still encourage you to donate your old clothing to help others.

*PROMOTION STARTS FEB 15, 2008 & ENDS MAR 4, 2008. UG MONEY CARD AVAILABLE ONLY AFTER PURCHASING A NEW PAIR OF JEANS AT REGULAR PRICE.

February 13, 2008

Scents & Sensibility

If you thought Universal Gear only offered quality clothing for the fashion conscious modern man then boy were you mistaken. While clothing, shoes, and accessories still remain the bulk of our business, UG has evolved to meet the needs and wants of our cliental, we now offer a unique selection of home accents and skin care products. So if you're the kind of guy who likes to indulge his senses after a rough day at the office or unwind after an intense work out at the gym, check out some of our products that will take the edge off of your day.

Start your day off right with a selection from our wide variety of skin care and shave products from Malin & Goetz, Molton Brown and The Art of Shaving. From the stimulating Malin & Goetz Mojito Soap Set, to the Art of Shaving Sandalwood after shave balm, we have you covered. If you're a man who always on the go try the Molton Brown New Age Traveler travel set.

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Smell is one of our strongest senses and you can often tell who's around you just by their scent. Make yourself known with our new men's cologne, Diesel's hit fragrance, Fuel for Life. Light but irresistible, and sure to get you noticed.


Archipelago and Molton Brown both offer Candles that when lit, take your mind off of the stressful workday. Scents like Galbanum, Bulgarian Rose, and Bergamot candles will relax and calm you with all the power of aroma therapy.

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Well guys if you still can't decide or perhaps you've found this so inticing you want to share it with your loved ones, Universal Gear offers several gift sets to treat yourself or that someone special.

--Dustin

February 06, 2008

What's Love Got To Do With It?

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As sappy as Valentines Day can be, this hormonal holiday provides the perfect opportunity to shower the one (or ones) you love with affection, chocolates, and thoughtful gifts that come from the heart. Seeing how the standard male gift on this day of love is usually ether a naughty card or raunchy novelty underwear, I thought we would pole the guys at Universal Gear's corporate headquarters and see what they thought would make the perfect Valentines Day gift. Knowing these fellas this should be interesting.

I think great gift ideas are the creative yet practical ones. I would love to get the DVD box set of Ally McBeal season one or a really killer time piece like the new D&G Medicine Man. Both are totally me. -- Dustin, Asst. Buyer

Nothing says I love you like a stuffed animal and some chocolates, but if you really want to get my attention I think the Diesel Jultras Shiny Tuxedo Blazer would be perfect. It's sophisticated fashion that's great for any occasion. -- Nick, E-commerce Manager

For those who have been in a relationship for while I would recommend buying something that guys need and want.Gift it up with a great tie and great underwear. I would compliment that with a night out followed by a romantic evening in. G-Star makes stand out ties that are stylish and versatile. Right now our store carries two G-star ties that I think are amazing. For underwear I love 2(x)ist. it's attractive, well made, and super comfortable. Try for square cut trunks. -- Will, Web Coordinator