See is one of those shops that just catches your eye when passing it, so much so that you just have to walk in… that's exactly what happened with us. Not only was the store great– classic, stylish, and slightly minimalistic (to put more focus on the frames), but the store probably has the best curated collection of eyewear photos that I have ever seen (see a few below). Oh, and did I mention that the customer service was awfully fantastic? Well, it was and and we didn't even buy anything.
Katie, the store's manager (her customer service was SUPERB ) briefly schooled us on the eyewear industry and how "designer" frames at a Lenscrafters or Pearl Vision or any other eyeglass retailer aren't created by the designer, but are actually designed by the retailer. Then a label is just slapped on them along with an huge increase in price. But See Eyewear, not only design and make their own frames, they get materials and inspiration from all around the world– not to mention the prices aren't that bad either. So if you're on the market for new glasses definitely check them out.
This is probably my favorite photo from the store.
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Here's another hodgepodge of Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
We meant to post this watch as a great Christmas gift idea, but unfortunately didn't get around to it. So we have our opportunity again with Valentine's Day. Tokyo Bay has a Do-It-Yourself Watch kit that will truly make any guy feel like a man.
The limited edition DIY tool box contains nine quality tools essential for ‘do it yourself’ watch repair, enabling the wearer to become the pro themselves. The DIY watch kit includes two mid size classic watch faces in a cream dial and black dial, alongside four different colored straps in military canvas, sporty nylon and hard wearing leather. Back up batteries and slug pins, which hold the strap onto the watch case, are also included to keep the watch in working order. All components put together create the ultimate in modern hand built watches.
Purchase it, here.
Kings Underwear, we gave away a ton of their stuff for Christmas. And since then we've had a chance to review them ourselves– very soft and comfortable stuff. So if you think your man will be purchasing Victoria's Secret for you, then maybe return the favor and get him King's Underwear.
RumbaTime watches would of course make for great mini V-Day gifts for friends and crushes. Maybe buy a bunch in red, pink, white, and black and just pass them out like the Santa of Valentine's Day.
More Gift Ideas:
Valentine's Day Gifts for Men, $25 or Less, click here.
Valentine's Day Gifts for Men, $100 or Less, click here.
As Andy Warhol said, "In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes ." The future is now. So get a pair of shades and embrace the moment.
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Just like last week, we're starting off week 2 of The Urban Gentleman Giveaways with trying to make almost everybody a winner.
Today's feature item: RUMBA Watches. (something for our urban gent athletes)
I'm sure you're familiar with them, they're those watches you've probably seen at the checkout desk of some trendy boutiques. You've probably also seen them in a few street style photos this year — many stylish Londoners will buy several and wear them all at once. I look at these as a great replacement for guys who like to wear those livestrong rubberbands or similar rubbery wrist items. And since they come in so many different colors and styles, I can also see buying two or three colors to match your favorite team(s). For example, I'll probably have on red, white, and black rumba watches when I'm watching The Falcons kick ass at the Super Bowl in February (ha, ha, ha y'all know we're gonna win it all). And at only $22 a pop, for the original version, they make for great stocking stuffers for everyone from athletes to fashion lovers. (…did I mention they're waterproof?)
30 readers will be chosen today (and we'll be randomly giving away 20 more throughout the week) so 50 total winners. To win you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook, and/or re-tweet on Twitter. SO link to us on your facebook/twitter pages, tell all your friends, and tweet your heart out… today plenty of you will be #winners.
The 20 random winners will be chosen from theurbangent.com entries only, meaning you must comment on the posting. The 20 winners will be emailed directly.
Wearing Rumba watches while riding a Rumba bike… athletics and style
It's Friday so we figured let's have a bit more fun with the giveaway. So provided by Trucker Deluxe and Buckyballs we have an array of items for 6 lucky winners.
While The Urban Gentleman often focuses on luxury, classic, and vintage items, we also delight in showing love to other styles, and today… well, this giveaway is for you Jereme Rogers, Terry Kennedy, pro-skater, street-wear loving gents. Checkout the giveaway items:
Heyday x Wrath Arcane Concept Shoes
Heyday teamed up with minimalist streetwear brand Wrath Arcane to create The Concept, which takes the basic design of Heyday's Super Shift and tweaks it to create a sneaker unlike any other. Cost $170, here.
Nixon – The Rubber Re-Run Watch
10Deep – 1995 Snap-Back Hat
All items above are from Trucker Deluxe.
Now for something fun…
Who said adults can't have toys? Buckyballs are the latest craze in addictive and stress-relieving desktoys. So we're giving away 3 executive edition Buckyballs in silver, black, and gold.
Check out this Buckyballs video:
Purchase Buckyballs here.
6 readers will be chosen. To win the Heyday x Wrath Arcane concept sneakers, Nixon watch, 10 Deep snapback, or Buckyballs you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook, and/or re-tweet on Twitter.
Let us know the order in which you prefer the items. For Example: 1. Nixon watch 2. Heyday shoes, 3. Buckyballs, 4. 10 Deep hat. Depending on the order you're randomly drawn you'll be given your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choice.
Finally, you can own a little piece of The Urban Gentleman, and a historic piece at that! We've created 5 pinbacks/badges in celebration of our relaunch (including two special edition gold/silver pinbacks).
First Edition Set of 5 includes:
- classic Urban Gentleman logo
- modern Urban Gentleman logo
- damask print (one of our favorite prints)
- Urban Gentleman motto, "We Collect Fashion, We Create Style"
- Urban Gentleman motto,"The Original Urban Prep"
The designs are classic, and can be worn in MANY ways: on a shirt, jacket, hat, shoes, bag, tie, suit jacket lapel, anywhere there's a soft enough surface our First Edition pinbacks will certainly enhance it. And most importantly these are meant for every type of style; whether you're a prep, a hipster, a rocker, or like to keep it street this is a must-have accessory.
**Each set comes in a classic, american made, individually hand-stamped, eco-friendly reusable cotton bag.
Own a piece of Urban Gentleman history and order your set today...
T.U.G editor Kanayo King can be seen wearing them in the American Workwear Lookbook.