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It’s no surprise that when the temperature starts to drop and the afternoon turns dark, we all tend to feel a little blue. Luckily, we have the cure.
Great for layering, the Penfield Outback Suiting Vest, which is also a best seller, is an awesome addition to your wardrobe. It’s versatile and neutral in color so it will go with practically anything, and it’s sure to keep you warm. Layer it with a Hartford Sherpa Lined Hoodie that’s super comfortable and lined with fleece.
Need more to get you out of your cold weather blues? Try graphic tees from Tailgate Clothing Co. that are great for every day wear, layering and comfort. Want even more? Rag & Bone/JEAN has amazing basics that are perfect for your wardrobe like the Flame Jersey Short Sleeve Crew Tee or the Combo Raglan.
Jon Singer, CEO and Founder of SINGER22, writing to all of our customers and friends,
First and foremost, if you have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound.
Secondly, I wanted to write a brief message to update you all on SINGER22′s operations.
SINGER22.com has its warehouse, customer service center, retail stores and photography studio located in East Hills, New York which is on the North Shore of Long Island. As you are likely aware, Long Island was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy and much of Long Island remains without power including all of our facilities in East Hills. Thankfully our facilities do not appear to have suffered any damage, however our website is served from downtown NYC where there remains no power. The flooding in NYC has required us to serve the site from back-up locations elsewhere in the country, which may have resulted in intermittent issues on the site. At this time the site is up and operating successfully.
SINGER22.com’s team all resides in the NYC metropolitan area and Long Island, and nearly the entire team remains without power. In today’s day of cell phones and computers the lack of power has made it very difficult to even communicate with our staff. Those who have power are responding to customer emails as promptly as possible via cell-phones, laptops and any other means possible. If you have tried contacting us via phone at 1-877-ISHOP22 and were greeted with a busy signal it is because there is no power, not because our phone lines are all busy. The best means of contacting us until we have power restored is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate our team’s dedication to serving our customers during this challenging time and thank you for your patience and understanding as response times and shipment times will be delayed.
We are doing everything possible to maintain a business-as-usual approach at SINGER22.com during these challenging times, but the lack of power throughout much of the region has made it extremely difficult.
* We will continue to offer 20% off purchases, using CODE: SANDY, throughout the period our power remains out. As our site is served elsewhere we continue to accept orders, the only caveat is an extended shipping timeline. We advise not selecting overnight, 2nd day or Saturday delivery as we are unable to guarantee this timeline.
* As UPS has informed us and its customers, “severe weather, flooding, and power outages due to Hurricane Sandy are causing some unavoidable service delays in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.” Packages shipped prior to the Hurricane may experience delay.
* All SINGER22.com packages will ship as soon as humanly possible.
* As soon as power is back up we will be launching new products as we receive them in our warehouse. We have great things on order for the holidays for you and your loved ones.
* We will continue to communicate to our customers via our website, email blasts, Facebook and twitter.
We are all hopeful that power and a semblance of normalcy is restored soon, until then we hope all of you and your loved ones are safe.
As always thank you for choosing us for the latest in fashion.
CEO & FOUNDER
In the fall of 2009, Jeff Fagen walked into the Manhattan flagship store of a major surfwear company and had a painful revelation. ”Like the recent college graduate who suddenly realizes his upside down, jello-shot days are over, I suddenly realized that I could no longer relate to the styles laid out in front of me; the baggy fit, the loud prints—none of it made sense. I’m a former Jones Beach lifeguard and a zealous wave rider—but as a grown man in the surf, I don’t want to look like a rodeo clown or one of the kids hanging out in front of the 7-11.” And so the brand was born. Imagine the creative force of 1 billion freed spirits. Imagine Mao dropping in on the dawn lineup at Ditch Plains. Imagine a new culture governed by Swell Thinking and Panda Diplomacy. This is Liberated China. The ultimate triumph of spirit in an authoritarian world. An east coast brand steeped in the tenacious optimism of the east coast surfer. A brand for the man with style and a sly edge who knows when to make waves and when to ride them.
Everyone has their favorite watering hole and three of ours are in NYC. Actually had my first “legal” beer at McSorley’s. Tailgate has a collection of great graphic t’s that feature the great drinking establishments’ logos from around the country; in the old days one would refer to their favorite bar as a Speakeasy. If you’re not so lucky to be able to visit in person, you can look like you did.
With Spring Break upon us and Memorial Day and summer round the corner we were stoked to see some of our favorite gear amongst Selectism’s “10 Wet Short”. Onia‘s Calder Short and Lightning Bolt‘s boardshort were mentioned. If those don’t suffice we also have Sundek and Olasul as well. Pair any of these trunks with a great graphic t, tank, your favorite shades and Havaianas and you’re ready to jet to the beach or poolside.
Havaianas is known for making the world’s best flip flop, straight from the beaches in Brazil and available worldwide. São Paulo, Brazil is the predominant city in the graffiti world with the largest number of works, and considered one of the top cities in the world to appreciate street art and Havaianas has found a way for you to sport some of this killer art. We are stoked about the union between Havaianas and urban art, and have these limited edition flip-flops with prints from 3 renowned graffiti artists: Highraff, Speto and Zezão. Havaianas are a must have for the summer months, whether paired with denim, your favorite boardshorts from Onia, Sundek or Olasul; or rocking shorts from Burkman Bros. Throw on your Ray-Bans or Persol shades and fill a Wm. J. Mills & Co. duffel with some tanks and Fred Perry polos and you’re ready for a rockin’ beach weekend.
With a strong graphic design influence, Highraff blends graffiti, illustration, cartoon language and psychedelic art, which results in organic forms with striking color combinations. His inspirations mainly come from natural forms such as the sun, moon, stars and plants.
Born in São Paulo, Speto is one of the artists responsible for the originality of Brazilian graffiti. He developed a unique style that carries hip hop elements and a strong influence of woodcut.
Zezão became famous for expressing his art in the sewer galleries in the city of São Paulo. It was a way of bringing color and life to forgotten places. During his career, he developed two types of art: the first remits to abstract calligraphy; the second employs abstract and colorful drawings.
There are some staples every guy’s wardrobe should not be without. One is the iconic polo shirt. Launched at Wimbledon in 1952, the Fred Perry polo shirt was an immediate success, known for its laurel logo and adopted as part of the uniform of the punks and mods and today’s hipsters worldwide. We like to stick to our laurels and note that some celebs like and Stephen Moyer and Zac Efron are fans too. Offered in solid or the timeless twin tipped polo in a never ending combination of colors, pair them with jeans, khakis or your favorite boardshort, havaianas and shades for afternoon cocktails by the pool.
J BRAND embodies modern classics with a masculine fit. Whether you’re looking to rock some killer cargos, a simple five pocket twill and distressed jean or a clean dark denim J BRAND‘s got you covered. And if you tend to shy away from a fancy pocket design J BRAND is perfect for you as the provide fashion with a minimum of the unnecessary. Don’t just take our word for it Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum count themselves among J BRAND‘s many fans. Their styles take you from the street, to the beach to your favorite watering hole and rock ‘em with your best kicks, havaianas or boots.
Persol comes from “per il sole” meaning “for the sun”, highlighting these iconic shades’ function of protection against the sun’s rays. For nearly 100 years Persol has been providing great style and function in eyewear. One of the brand’s early fans was Steve McQueen, known as an everlasting men’s style icon. We love the retro styling of the PO0649 and the collapsible quality of the PO0714 favored by McQueen. If that’s not enough check out many of Hollywood’s stars sporting them too; or you may say modern day icons wearing icons.