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July 30, 2010

Show Us Your Levi's Winner #2

Our 2nd Show Us Your Levi's contest winner isn't your average duck. He's Nellies Ducky, the sexiest duck around! His Facebook bio reads, "I don't wear pants. You got a problem with that?" Doesn't bother us one bit, Ducky; we're just glad you put on pants long enough to take your Levi's photo! If you're not going to wear the free pair of Levi's you've just won, pass them on to someone who will. Then use your $50 UG gift card to buy yourself something nice - maybe shampoo and body scrub for bath time?


July 29, 2010

Summer Sale 2010 - It's On!

This summer has been a scorcher, but it's nothing compared to the heat of our Summer Sale. Yes, that's right, I said... Summer Sale! We're talking about select styles of Diesel, G-Star, Andrew Christian, 2(x)ist, Hugo Boss Swim & Underwear, John Varvatos, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry, Summer Swimwear, Fred Perry and much, much more!

Sorry, kids. Would love to stay and blog, but I have some shopping to do!

--Dustin Schaad

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July 28, 2010



July 27, 2010

Conversation Starters // Local Celebrity, Ajaxx63, Diesel







July 26, 2010

Round 2 - Show Us Your Levi's

Didn't have the chance to show us your Levi's last week? Here's some good news (especially for a Monday): it's time for Round 2 of Show Us Your Levi's! This time, you'll be playing for a $50 gift card and a free pair of Levi's. The rules are basically the same, only this time we ask that you post your photos directly to our Facebook wall in addition to tagging us! You have until Friday at 10:00 AM ET to enter. Good luck!

July 23, 2010

Show Us Your Levi's Facebook Contest Winner

Congrats to Lawrence Franchetti, Universal Gear's first Show Us Your Levi's Facebook contest winner! Lawrence will be receiving a $25 UG gift card and a free pair of Levi's. His photo, below, was just one of the many entries we received. We really enjoyed seeing everyone's Levi's and hope that you'll check back in with us on Monday for the start of a brand new contest! Until then, keep cool and enjoy the weekend.

--UG Team


July 21, 2010

Do-It-Yourself: Cut-Off Denim

Not sure what to do with those old skinny or boot cut jeans you have lying around? Don't let them cramp your style. Chord shows you how to take denim from shabby to stylish in this DIY video! The featured Levi's 511 jeans are available in stores and online at

July 20, 2010

Contest Update: Show Us Your Levi's

The Levi's photos are rolling in on Facebook, and everyone looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for all of your entries. A winner will be selected this Thursday, so you still have some time to show us your Levi's if you haven't done so already. For a chance to win a $25 gift card and a pair of Levi's, why shouldn't you? Keep up with all of the latest photos and announcements through our new Facebook event page, and make sure to invite your friends!

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Lookin' good! Nick shows off the Levi's shorts he purchased at our DC location.


DC's Snowpocalypse was no match for James' Levi's!

July 16, 2010

Show Us Your Levi's Contest Details


July 15, 2010

Universal Gear's SHOW US YOUR LEVI'S Facebook Contest

We're super excited about our Levi's selection here at Universal Gear, so we've put together a fun little contest to let you share in the excitement! If you're on Facebook (and, seriously, who isn't these days?), then this contest is for you! We'll let Duane fill you in on the rest of the details in the video below. Just remember: we'll show you ours if you show us yours...

Craving more Levi's fun? Follow Universal Gear on Twitter (@universalgear1) for additional contests and prize giveaways! And, if you can't go anywhere without updating Foursquare, you can always check in to our DC and NY stores to instantly unlock a special Levi's offer! By the way, checking in with a friend means double the fun for everyone.

July 14, 2010



July 13, 2010

Now Hiring - Chicago


Now Hiring Part-Time Seasonal Sales Associates at Universal Gear - Chicago!

Are you fun-loving and personable? Are you looking to build upon prior sales experience? If so, we want YOU to join our team!

No crazy commitments necessary. This is a seasonal, part-time position.

If interested, please contact Josh at or 773.246.1090.

July 09, 2010

Behind-The-Scenes: G-Star & UG Athletics Photoshoot

UG's Photoshoot with Dylan D. on 7/7/2010 featured new styles from G-Star and UG Athletics. If any of these tickle your fancy, visit us at and shop away! Thanks for watching! :)

July 08, 2010

REMINDER: July 10th Swimwear Fashion Show

Our model, Shawn Stingel, beat us to writing a legitimate blog post about our Swimwear Fashion Show this Saturday, July 10th, at Town Danceboutique. Definitely give it a read! Then make a mental note of the following info:

Who:YOU + sexy models wearing swimwear from Diesel, G-Star, ES, Andrew Christian, Penguin & more
What:Universal Gear's Swimwear Fashion Show
Where:Town Danceboutique // 2009 8th St. NW; Washington, DC 20009 [map]
When:10pm til ???
Why:Because boys in swimwear get in free, and you know you want to show off your summer body! + $2 drinks from 10-11pm
PS:Buy your swimwear at Universal Gear (DC) and receive free drink tickets for the party!

A shout out and thanks to Metro Weekly for the double love (check it out below), and can't wait to see all of you in your Saturday evening swimwear!

--UG Team

July 07, 2010

Diesel Denim Fit Guide

Now that those 20+ new Diesel styles are unpacked and on our shelves, we thought you might appreciate a quick Diesel denim fit guide. Here's the low-down on the five fits that Universal Gear offers online and in stores.


Viker - The Diesel Viker: the every man's straight-legged jean. The great thing about straight leg denim is that it fits just about anyone. It's versatile. The right wash paired with a sharp dress shirt is the perfect look for a casual workday or a first date. Every guy should have at least one straight-legged pair of denim in his closet!

Safado - The Safado is Diesel's slim straight leg cut. It's slimmer than the Viker Str8 Leg, so if you feel that the Viker is too form fitting, this definitely isn't the style for you. The Safado is a nice alternative to the Skinny Jean; it's not skin tight but it gives a great slim silhouette.


Zathan - The Ultimate Boot-Cut! The Diesel Zathan has been one of Diesel's top selling and long-lasting styles. It tapers at the knee and flares out to create a sharp boot-cut. NOTE: If you have larger thighs, the Zathan may not be for you.

Zatiny - The Diesel Zatiny is a hybrid of a boot-cut and straight leg denim. Ideal for an average to lean build, it sits low on the waist and tapers at the knee to hug the thigh, making for a sexy fit.


Zhav - Looking for a pair of denim with a fuller cut? Look no further than the Diesel Zhav! This amazing boot-cut jean is perfect for the guy who wants a little extra room in the thigh area.

So, now that you're a Diesel denim expert, what are you waiting for? Click on the image below to browse all of our styles and find your perfect pair today!

--Dustin Schaad

July 03, 2010

Happy 4th of July from UG!

July 01, 2010

Behind-the-Scenes with CA-RIO-CA

When you think of Brazil, what comes to mind? If flashes of its greatest World Cup moments dominate your thoughts, think again. In fact, let your imagination run wild as you watch Bradford Rogne's photoshoot for CA-RIO-CA, the Brazilian swimwear company based out of - you guessed it - Rio de Janeiro. And afterward, because you simply won't be able to resist, check out Universal Gear's sexy CA-RIO-CA swim collection!