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June 23, 2009

Wicked Minds & Black Hearts


blackheartsvert.jpgBehind this label are three wickedly brilliant minds that introduced a fresh in your face style to the fashion world. In the fall 2005 Black Hearts Brigade hit the scene, their designs smoldering with the raw sex of punk rock and old school Hollywood. The brand was destined for success.
If some of the designs look familiar it's probably because you've seen them on television or in the magazines. BHB has had an amazing run so far in their young career, both American Idol hotties David Cook & David Archuleta have been spotted sporting the brand as well as the fetching Dean McDermott from TV's Tori & Dean. You may have also spotted this up and coming brand in the pages of Details and Rolling Stone or perhaps on the hit television show Lost. Black Hearts Brigade is a welcomed addition to the Universal Gear family (and might I add a very popular one too), for those of you who want to feel the raw sex of BHB click here to see our online selection or take a trip down to your local UG and get into it. Until next time, love, peace and all things fashion.

June 16, 2009

Father Knows Best

This blog is in honor of Father's Day, dedicated to the man who taught us how to shave, how to drive, who taught how to throw a punch... the man who gave us our first taste of beer (even if some of us would have preferred a nice glass of Cabernet) this is for you Dad!

Father's Day to me is very special, it's about honoring and saluting the man who has been there for me my entire life, even though he is not my biological father, my Dad has been in my life since I was four months old and adopted me as his own when I was six. This man taught many true life lessons and I can honestly say I owe my father my life. He has always been there for me times were hard and has always accepted me for who I am. I would like to encourage all of you to reach out and show your dads or other father figures how much you care for them and appreciate all that they have done for you in your life.


Top 5 Gift Picks For Father's Day

1) Android Vertex Auto Square Face Watch- A time piece is a classic and traditional gift to give on Father's Day. Your dad will love it.

2) Art Of Shaving The Perfect Shave Kit- He taught you have to shave, and now you can teach him how to shave in style.

3) Molton Brown Thermal Salt Muscle Soak- He's been in the sun all day with his buddies playing golf, give him something to come home and relax to.

4) Kenneth Cole Reaction Wilson Wallet - Your father will love this slim tri-fold wallet from Kenneth Cole.

5) Goorin Terrance Tri Fadora - There is no reason Dad can't look cool, sport up pop's look with this trendy woven fedora.

June 09, 2009

The Deeper The Better

Plunging necklines are in, from the Fashionista scene in trendy New York to the Hipster nation of Los Angeles you can see the V-Neck trend spreading across the U.S.

V-Necks have been making their way onto the scene for the last few years and in 2009 it's plain as day that if you want to have the look you might want to show a little chest. For those of you who love to show off some Man-Cleavage Universal Gear has an armada of V-Neck shirts for every walk of life. For those of you who are into the classic preppy style check the new V-Necks from 24 Standard, Ben Sherman & Cold Method. These tees pair well khaki shorts or a clean pair of denim. If you are the artsy creative type take a look at the styles provided by Wet Cement, Cabral, Diesel & Tank Farm. The designs featured here are imaginative and unique and are paired well with a skinny jean or a classic 3 quarters short. For those just looking for a great club tee might I suggest you take a chance on a few of these summer designs by Howe, Hard 8, Diesel & G-Star. When out on the town its ok to show off a little glitz, try a low hanging jewelry piece and match it with a smart edgy denim. Take the plunge and rock your best V-Neck, it's hip, it's now it's you.


June 03, 2009

I've Got My Pride...


That's right kids, June is finally here! It's time to pull out your best pride gear and support your community! With major Pride festivals and parades happening in New York, Seattle, Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and DC during the month of June, Universal Gear is here with all of your Pride essentials. Let me break down for you the four essentials that are a must have for any Pride weekend festivities.
Ok let's start with the basics, for those of you who choose to wear underwear (I don't judge) now is the time to get creative and colorful, after all Pride is a celebration of diversity! Brands like Andrew Christian, Ginch Gonch, Diesel, and 2(x)ist offer a colorful assortment of prints and cuts.

Comfort and style are very important when choosing the correct footwear for Pride. Let's face it you spend a lot of your time on your feet between the parades, bars, and festivals. Sandals by Bed Stu, Replay and Havaianas are perfect for a more casual look but if you are going out at night brands like Diesel and G-Star are a better fit.

The tank is always a hit for Pride weekend because this article of clothing allows you to show off the body you've worked so hard on while still maintaining a bit of modesty. Universal Gear has a plethora of tank styles from a variety of popular brands. Check out some of our amazing tank styles from Alternative Apparel, Diesel, 2nd Edition, Go-Softwear, LASC, G-Star and Zodiak.

No Pride celebration could be complete without an assortment of bottoms (minds out of the gutter people, I'm talking about shorts and jeans). During the day choosing the right pair of shorts is very important, you want them well fitted but also to have plenty of pocket space. Check out are latest summer short styles from Diesel, Jet Lag, G-Star, 24 Standard, Ben Sherman, Energie, Vintage Tailor and many more. Later on, when you are enjoying the night life try our new summer denim styles from Diesel, Levis, Cult of Individuality, Mek, Rich & Skinny and Rock Revival.


To all of my Pride Party Goers I want to wish you a Fabulous Pride 09 and until next time, take care and play safe.