Monday, June 12, 2017

DADS (and grads)-Best Gifts -Athlete/Street Apparel

SAXX UNDERWEAR, RHONE, ALPHA INDUSTRIES, RYU Apparel, LA SPORTIVA, ORIGINAL PENGUIN, CLOTHING ARTS

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Cooling looking/wearing performance garb.. . courtesy of the best small label athletic brands deliver wardrobe friendly  separates. Bonus-all are easy care travel pieces -ready for anywhere indoor gyms -and the great outdoors ---PERFECT for the buff or those with Dad bods.
(Judgement Free Zone).

SAXX Underwear makes every guy's fave briefs-boxers (really BF approved!!!)-smartly branches out into  performance separates for run/training this season. The Kinetic shorts deliver in a bunch of lengths-made of quick drying-fabric w/ some stretch...the inner  breathable supportive micro mesh inner briefs have the signature BallPark Pouch™...the short sleeve tops (3SIXFIVE or Ultra TRI-BLEND)-classic good looks made of super prima cotton-or super soft feel fabric blend, respectively.
RHONE's premium activewear/fitness offerings are stylishly urban friendly too...uses top of the line performance textiles -like  Polartec Power Grid™ for primo moisture management, fast drying -lightweight easy care...and Power Stretch™moisture wicking with elastic for movers needing dry comfort from sweat too...or Delta fabric infused GoldFusion technology that fights odors -wicks away moisture and has built in UV protection too.. The Sequoia Air ¼ zip pictured...disperses sweat -has casual but not sloppy fit-wear golfing or on cooler morning hikes up in the mountains $98. We like the triple X logo pop of shoulder seam...subtle but distinctive!






























The Rhone Commuter Pant-has a message...
security zip back pocket, engineered stretch fit -around the knees-but drapes well-bike-and  wear this to work -and gusseted crotch-that assures an ideal fit  for movers.


Officially obsessed-easy to spot a guy wearing Alpha Industries bomber-or flight jacket style jacket of the subway-with that signature utility/pencil pocket + the red REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT tag...
Alpha Industries-the original USA maker of military jackets (still family owned too)-manages to keep the 'accuracy' for its now lifestyle collections-that not only include bomber/flight jackets-but also field + leather jackets and parkas. We're drawn to the patch details...pictured L-2B Tiger Souvenir Flight Jacket $220. Bonus-it's reversible to different color wave-double knit cuffs, waistband + collar. Silhouette helms from 1950s lightweight USA Airforce model-eventually adopted by the other branches of the military.
Canada based RYU "tailored for the urban athlete..." gets it when it comes to city sleek pieces that kinda just happen to deliver athletic guy musts- especially for those looking to streamline geeky gym separates for more hip  well-fitting stuff, Help Dad or any guy up his wardrobe with innovative takes on wearable classic styles-with details that make them fitness worthy. Up top -the tailored fit of the Vapor Crew Neck Tee-easily wear under a blazer jacket-then swap bottoms/kicks-and hit the gym. The seamless technology-saves weight (we don't see the a whole lot in apparel-but in gear-like backpacks-for sure)...engineered mesh zones-for superb sweat wicking are subtle detail that has big impact in comfort as well as the textiles used-a  cool touch nylon yarn-that has a silky feel and features permanent anti-odor via Polygiene® $57-L/S version- $67-in multiple color options. Pair with regular or relaxed fit popular joggers...guaranteed to be gift winners-and the go to wear whenever possible. 
La Sportive can attire boulder climbers and trail runners...with these bright -color coordinated performance separates. Fav- the Dude Tank -(pictured above -2 color waves) loose fitting organic cotton top -breathes well+abrasion tough $29 -and multi-tasking/multi-season Hybrid Jacket (not pictured)-where chest has Primaloft® insulation-for additional warmth where it's needed-and bonus points-made of Bluesign® approved fabric, is anti-odor, has flat lock seams (no chafing),  reflective pops for some visibility, and is really 4 seasons choice-is breathable, and w/2 front zippered pockets-just enough for essentials.
Love these-yeah head-turners but beach-boardwalk wear is always a bit more flashy. Original Penguin'svolley/swim shorts-fun take on the aloha spirit.  

Clothing Arts are made for travelers-clever hidden pockets (pick pocket proof®), long wearing  tough-yet clean lines  make  a lot of their pieces-keepers for backpackers-on the road and  biz travel who needed to look fresh at the get go. The Cubed Travel Jacket™-waterproof shell =minimalist design and maximum function. On its own or layered the eVent DV Storm™ membrane guarantees waterproof/breathable (rated 20,000mm/20,000mm) tech attributes including waterproof zippers and garages, keep one dry and clammy free, with patent pending security closures, two Napoleon INT/EXT-interior and exterior accessible pockets, 4 interior pockets, 2 zip hand pockets, durable taped seam construction, adjustable Velcro wrist cuff closures, waist cinches, and cut to move comfortably for those overhead bin reaches, hunkering over while biking to work, or skipping out on the office for a day hike (or brew). Has hood attachment  w/ draw cords (Quick Hood) too.
NICE-, $380