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October 18, 2012

Mens Fashion Tips - Make a Sweet Impression with Cashmere Blend Sweaters

This season, Universal Gear is offering sweaters that feature an artisan blend of ultra soft cashmere and cotton. The outcome is a refined fabric that is not only comfortable, but exudes luxury and elegance as well. The opulence of these sweaters do take work, and the road from fiber to fabric is certainly an interesting one.

Historically, cashmere gathered from the Kashmir goat, which is indigenous to high plateaus of Asia. Keeping the goat warm during the chilly winter season are the ultra soft hairs that grow on its underbelly. The cashmere is then trimmed and finely pulled apart from the rest of the goat hair. Because usually less than half of all the fiber harvested can actually be called pure cashmere, the process of making a cashmere sweater is both very costly and time consuming. When mixed with a more common (and readily available) fabric, such as cotton, the item becomes much softer and more comfortable.


Fortunately, with the new Universal Gear cashmere blend sweaters, you can get the best of both these fabrics in one beautifully manufactured garment. Regardless of whether you're rocking a v-neck, crew neck, or scarf, you can rest assured that this fascinatingly fine fabric will leave you looking flawless!

October 01, 2012

Universal Gear Underwear Runway Event a Success!

Thursday nights at Universal Gear just got a whole lot steamier!

Last Thursday, crowds gathered at Universal Gear Washington DC in heavy anticipation of the fall underwear sale runway event. After dropping their own name at the door, those who "checked in" to social media sites from their mobile device were eligible for a gift bag - a fan favorite at any fashion show.

Fox 5 News Anchor and fashion show host Will Thomas kicked off the event, explaining to the crowd the ins and outs of the fall underwear styles - all taken from a jewel color palette, the newest products are meant to be bright and colorful, while comfortable at the same time. 2012-09-27universalgear624-M_zps778ee35bThomas also presented SMYAL, the charity receiving proceeds from the event. As the only non-profit in Washington DC that focuses on assisting LGBTQ youth, guests were eager and excited to contribute to the cause.

After all the formalities were out of the way, the runway event was ready to begin! Next to friends and lovers, with tasty drinks in hand (thanks to MOVA DC), attendees previewed the latest underwear styles from leading designers such as Timoteo, Andrew Christian, 2xist, Cin2 and Private Structure. And because DJ Matt Bailer from Mixtape was spinning from start to finish, guests kept the party rocking long after the models left the runway.

Even though the rain started to fall, nothing could stop the Universal Gear celebration train - following the festivities at our Logan Circle store, the crowds headed over to MOVA DC for the after party which extended into the early morning.


Friday morning may have been a struggle for those who attended the show... but with guys this hot, we all know it was well worth it.