Feel Good Friday- Authentic Apparel

feel good friday authentic apparel
Every fall/winter when we start hearing what is trending in menswear, the ‘military look’ is always bandied about. It makes sense since men like utilitarian clothes and wear  military items such as bomber jackets, cargo pants and tees on a daily basis. Not to mention the camouflage craze occurring at the moment.  Well finally someone in the Army caught on and realized, ‘Why don’t we hop on?’.  This season the Authentic Apparel Group (the only apparel company to be awarded with a license to use the U.S. Army name and branding) is rolling out their own line of clothing.

Authentic Apparel
Authentic Apparel

We are pretty impressed with the direction this is going. The collection isn’t just faux military like you may find at a department store. There are heritage pieces such as the M65 field jacket, the B-15 flight jacket and the Eisenhower jacket. The rollout also includes pants, sweaters, tees and hoodies.  There are waterproof, breathable fabrics, wax treated fabrics, kevlar thread, hydro weaves and two-ply yarns, many of which have been developed by the Army.

But don’t worry, the fit is contemporary and close. Yet you will still be able to do all of your field moves (aka chair roll around the office and beer blast after work) with ease. Plus, these are items made by the United States Army people – they are durable!

Authentic Apparel
Authentic Apparel

Best of all, purchase of officially licensed U.S. Army merchandise aids the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program, which benefits the lives of Soldiers, Retirees, and their Families.

Zappos is the exclusive retailer for the line at the moment, but stay tuned and we will let you know when they appear (with a drum roll) in brick and mortars across the US of A.

Food & Drink

Miss Your Cruise Vacation? Take Home a Carnival Cruise Beer When It’s Over

Carnival Cruise Lines has upped its craft beer game with the addition of canned versions of three of their flagship beers.
Fashion & Style

Game of Thrones x John Varvatos Collection Drops Just in Time for Final Season Premiere

Whether or not you’ve powered through and caught up with each episode of the acclaimed series, this collection is worth a look. No spoilers! We promise!

What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types

Been thinking about getting into motorcycling? One of the first questions you'll need to answer is what kind of motorcycle is right for you.

20 Things Every Man Should Own

Stuff seen as classically manly — cigars, fast cars — may be enjoyable, they are hardly necessities. What a man really needs are items that will improve his quality of life.
Fashion & Style

Light Wash Jeans Are Back: Here Are the Best Pairs for Spring

When the sun comes out, darker denim need to go back in the closet.
Fashion & Style

8 Great Ties to Take Your Neck from Naked to Notable

A tie is one place you can really let your personality shine. Within limits, of course.
Fashion & Style

6 Pairs of White Jeans You’ll Want to Wear All Season Long

White jeans work particularly well for laid-back, summer day-drinking, or easygoing brunching and city strolling.
Fashion & Style

How to Clean Sneakers and Keep Your Feet Lookin’ Fresh

What’s worse than buying a new pair of kicks only to have them get dirty after less than a week of wear? Um… nothing, as far as we're concerned.
Fashion & Style

Adulting 101: How to Wash Your Clothes the Right Way

Doing your own laundry is an important rite in the transition from childhood to adulthood, but few of us are properly guided through this transition.
Fashion & Style

After 6 Years, Shinola Is Finally Debuting the Runwell Automatic Watch

Accuracy is maintained by 26 friction-reducing jewels and the timepiece features a 38-hour power reserve.
Fashion & Style

The Best Spring Shirts for Men to Shop Right Now

Welcome in warmer temperatures and say hello to the season of bar crawls, baseball games, and beer outdoors with these spring shirts.
Fashion & Style

The New Sperry BIONIC Collection Is Partly Made from Recycled Plastic Trash

Sperry’s hope with this new collection is to motivate its worldwide following to help reduce the 8 million tons of plastic that enters the world's oceans each year.
Fashion & Style

Go for Gold with the Limited-Edition Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Collection

Victorinox’s limited edition Alox is back in champagne gold with three sizes and a distinctive rubbed surface for enhanced style and grip.
Fashion & Style

Say Bye to Winter Boots and Hello to Your Favorite New Spring Sneakers

A word to the wise: Boot season is officially over.