Category: GEAR


UNDER ARMOUR DEBUTS FIRST BASKETBALL SHOE

Posted on August 23rd, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. 1 Comment

Under Armour, a Baltimore-based line of performance apparel, is trying to make its mark in the highly competitive athletic footwear space, which is dominated by the basketball shoe realm. The brand has slowly been making its way into the basketball world and has spent quite some time developing kicks that can survive and thrive in a market dominated by sneaker giants such as Nike and Reebok. The company will debut their first-ever basketball footwear collection this Fall, which consists of four distinct shoe styles. One of the NBA’s top young players, Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Brandon Jennings, will serve as the face of the Micro G Black Ice, the centerpiece of this new collection. He will wear the shoe when he hits the court this upcoming season.

According to the brand, ”the Micro G Black … Read More »



MORE MIAMI MERCHANDISE: SPORTIQE DESIGNS LINE FOR HEAT FANS

Posted on August 5th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

With the newly formed LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh on-court trio,the city of Miami has very high expectations for the team’s 2010-2011 NBA season. And now that games will become “the place to be and be seen” in Miami, fans need the fashions to match.

Sportiqe, a brand of fashion-forward sportswear apparel and a favorite of ESPN reporter, Erin Andrews, is helping Heat fans hit the stands in style. The brand has unveiled a line of clothing designed especially for Miami supporters. The company will create 15-18 chic yet sporty pieces for the upcoming season. Only a few looks short of what most designers showcase during a full runway show.

The newest creation, featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (seen below) will be on sale in mid-August, with the rest of the collection shipping in September. You’ll be able … Read More »



FOOTBALL MEETS FASHION: SAINTS OPEN BOUTIQUE FOR WOMEN

Posted on August 5th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

The age old complaint “I have nothing to wear” can apply to fan gear as much as everyday attire. Especially for women. For quite a while, options for the ladies come gametime were limited to oversized mens’ team jerseys or baby pink apparel. Both less than favorable style selections. Luckily, more and more companies have begun to realize the importance of female sports fans. Alyssa Milano’s TOUCH Line and VS Pink’s MLB and NFL licensed collections are among the fashion-forward options now offered to women. But the New Orleans Saints have taken it one step further.

Following their Super Bowl win, the team is capitalizing on the fact that their gear is among the top-selling at NFLShop.com. They are also recognizing that women account for 50% of their fan base. As a result, the league … Read More »



VS PINK TACKLES NFL GEAR

Posted on August 4th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

Thanks to Victoria’s Secret PINK, A Glam Slam has yet another reason to be excited for this upcoming NFL season. Following ahugely successful collection of MLB gear, the brand has just announced the launch of an exclusive assortment of officially licensed merchandise with the NFL.

Featured teams will include: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers.Just as with the MLB collection, VS PINK has successfully infused their own iconic style with the names and logos of these NFL teams, for a fashion-forward approach to fan gear.

The collection of tees, sweats, hoodies and tanks will launch in select Victoria’s Secret stores in each of these teams’ markets on August 10th. The products … Read More »



MCCARTNEY/ADIDAS INTRODUCE GLOW-IN-THE-DARK RUNNING GEAR

Posted on July 26th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

In the midst of creating her RTW collections and being tapped to design the GB uniforms for the 2012 Olympic Games, Stella McCartney has managed to come up with another great sportswear idea in collaboration with adidas.

As we enter the Fall/Winter 2010 season, McCartney is introducing glow-in-the-dark running gear that ranges from hoodies, tees and shorts, to sneakers. The designer is a master at fusing stylish and feminine fashions with adidas’ technologies for the ultimate performance apparel for women. And in an effort to diffuse any signs of masculinity in the new collection, the looks will feature figure-hugging pieces and leopard prints.

According to McCartney, “Running is one of our most popular categories and for me to make it have its own point of view is really key. I think that we did it this season in a direct way by … Read More »



FRUITZ WATCHES TAP INTO WORLD CUP FEVER

Posted on June 8th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

We are only days away from the start of the World Cup and the excitement is building for football fans. Many have been stocking up on their World Cup merchandise over the last few months, but there is still time to put the finishing touches on your gametime looks.

Fruitz Watches, a new collection of high-quality, more affordable designs from Philip Stein, are a fun and stylish way to showcase your team pride. Use them to accessorize a team jersey or let them stand on their own for a more subtle approach to football patriotism.

The collection of 24 watch colors includes hues that mimic the colors of the competing World Cup teams’ kits. But the best part of all is that these watches will actually help nervous fans to relax during those high-anxiety moments on the field.

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WORLD CUP GIVEAWAY: HAPPY SOCKS

Posted on June 7th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

Hey, A Glam Slam readers! Get ready for a week of World Cup giveaways as we prepare for the games to begin. Be sure to check back each day for your chance to win a piece of World Cup merchandise. First up: Happy Socks.

A Glam Slam introduced you to Happy Socksa few weeks ago. The much anticipated collaboration between Happy Socks and Wong Wong resulted in an exclusive collection of socks to honor the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Happy Socks x Wong Wong are highlighting the importance of the sport and the roots of each country with these stylish football footies.

The collection pays homage to the culture of eight nations from across the globe including Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and South Africa. Each pair features … Read More »



“DRESS” FOR THE WORLD CUP

Posted on May 24th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. 1 Comment

The 2010 World Cup is just around the corner. While players and coaches are gearing up to take the big stage, fans all over the globe are stocking up on team merchandise to sport come gametime.

We’ve seen everything from the standard team jerseys and shorts to unique new flip-flop and socks but one thing we haven’t seen yet: dresses. While this particular option is only for those fans who support The Netherlands, it is still worth sharing. Commissioned by Bavaria beer and designed by SuperTrash, The Netherlands dress has been dubbed the first official World Cup dress ever made [Kickette]. The SuperTrash brand is known to produce pieces that are “effortless, never too polished and always
arranged into a blend of surprise” as evident in this
piece.

The bright orange cowl neck dress … Read More »



MLB HONORS MEMORIAL DAY WITH NEW CAPS

Posted on May 21st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

Major League Baseball is constantly developing new merchandise to market to fans, especially when it comes to baseball caps. This past Winter fans were introduced to new “Elmer Fudd” caps, followed by new BP hats and now they have yet another opportunity to showcase their support for their favorite teams.

For games played on Memorial Day, all MLB teams will be wearing special “Stars & Stripes” caps again this year. Hats will also be worn during July 4th and September 11th games. Design components include an off-white base color with a red or navy brim. An American flag design is also included within outlined team logos and the back of each hat has an embroidered MLB logo with that same stars and stripes motif. The updated look is a bit of a departure from last year’s Memorial Day caps, which included … Read More »



SOCKS TO ROCK DURING THE WORLD CUP

Posted on May 11th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR. No Comments

 

The World Cup is setting a new style trend this summer: nationalistic fashions. Brands from all over the globe are continuing to capitalize on this major sporting event by offering a wide range of merchandise to allow fans to showcase their pride in their country.

One of the latest to hop on board is Stockholm, Sweden’s Happy Socks company. The brand collaborated with scarf retailer, Wong Wong, to launch a special World Cup sock collection. The line is inspired by the history of nine footballing nations including Argentina, Brazil, the U.K., France, Germany, Holland, Italy, South Africa and the U.S.Each pair of Happy Socks features the country’s colors and a reinterpretation of their flag. Six past World Champions are also represented, each with embroidered gold stars signifying the number of titles won.

If you’re looking to pick up a … Read More »



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