The Gift of Sport: For the Snow

 

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For that skier, snowboarder and all around snow lover,

here are 9 great gift ideas they will be sure to love all winter long!

 

LEFT COLUMN: ROXY & COURREGES SNOW JACKET $599.95. House of surf and snow, Roxy, comes together with house of style, Courreges, for a mod capsule collection of sportswear that includes this snowboard jacket. Slim fitting in white, accented with pops of orange, the jacket offers the protection required in the most adverse weather conditions and the warmth of PrimaLoft® Gold insulation.

ELECTRIC ELECTROLITE GOGGLES $120-$160. The award-winning new Electrolite goggle is one of the lightest on the market, weighing just 77 grams and flexible enough to fold in half. It features a compression molded silicone strap; fixed dual cylindrical thermo-formed anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-reflective lens; and is available in a wide range of great colors and finishes.

POC BLOCK STRIPE BEENIE $40. From POC´s Team Gear collection, this sporty color blocked hat keeps you warm in style from the slopes to the trails to the lodge.

KJUS MENS BT 2.O GLOVE $399. These game-changing Bluetooth ski gloves keeps hands warm while you make and receive phone calls without taking your smartphone out, with an integrated OLED display shows who’s calling. A waterproof speaker and microphone are built into the gloves, which are also incredibly warm, comfortable and 100% waterproof.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Great Outdoors

 

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For the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman, here are 11 great gift ideas perfect for

camping, hiking, or any outdoor activity — be they urban adventures too!

 

TOP ROW: PATAGONIA MEN’S DOWN SNAP-T PULLOVER $199. This down-insulated, wind-resistant version of Patagonia’s classic Snap-T Pullover is made of featherweight, recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down.

FILSON SMOKEY BEAR WATCH $1000. This limited-edition Smokey Bear Watch is individually-numbered and boxed with a collection of Smokey Bear goods that includes a certificate of authenticity, a commemorative book, and six postcards of reimagined, vintage Smokey posters. It’s a rugged timepiece built to last by Shinola.

THE NORTH FACE ORIGINAL BACKPACK $225. The backpack that started it all in 1968 has been reissued in a Limited Edition, crafted with 17-ounce canvas and premium leather trimmings. Available in vintage white and black.

ROW 2: FALKE SK2 SKI SOCKS $25. Expertly crafted for winter sports, these moisture wicking, thermal insulating ski socks feature protective cushioning panels, a right and left toe-box, anti-wrinkle toe, and anatomic foot arch for all day comfort on the slopes. Their assorted color combos look great apres-ski too.

YETI HOPPER 20 COOLER $299. Made for the serious outdoor enthusiast, Yeti Coolers are known for their rugged durability and ice-for-days performance. Completely leakproof, the Hopper 20’s mobile design allows for easy transport of 12 cold ones or 20 pounds of ice.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Cyclist

 

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THE GIFT OF SPORT CONTINUES WITH

GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT SPECIAL CYCLIST… BE IT HE OR SHE!

 

ROW 1: KESTREL RT-1000 $1899. This sleek flat bar road bike offers a dream ride for any cyclist. From long training rides to cruising around town, the carbon fiber Kestrel RT-1000 combines a fast aerodynamic design with high performance Shimano components, and an upright geometry that delivers comfort too. POC FONDO LIGHT MEN’S JERSEY $99. With a sophisticated 3-tone monochromatic design, the POC Fondo features a lightweight wicking fabric, with a full-length front zipper and mesh inserts under the arms for optimal flexibility, breathability and comfort. Three cargo pockets on rear too.

ROW 2: CASTELLI ELEMENTO 2 7X(AIR) WOMEN’S CYCLING JACKET $399.95. For that ultra stylish but hardcore cyclist, the Castelli Elemento is ready to take on the rain, wind, and winter cold. The lightweight quilted 7x (AIR) fabric blocks wind and water while remaining permeable to air, and the inner layer is a soft, insulating microfleece. WindShear panels on the arms and shoulders, articulated fleece collar, and raw-edge wrist cuffs that easily fit under gloves, are a few more features determined to make any rider love winter cycling. SILCA SUPERPISTA ULTIMATE PUMP $445. With a name that befits its design, the Silca Superpista bicycle pump is as much a work of art as a tire inflator, and the “ultimate” gift for the cyclist who has everything. With a hand-turned rosewood handle inspired by top-of-the-line Japanese knife makers, a stainless steel barrel and hardware machined to NASA-level tolerances for performance, and a hose originally designed for race cars, inflating one’s tires becomes an aesthetic experience with this pump. GIRO KNIT MERINO GLOVES $27.95. For chilly rides to and fro, these warm New Zealand merino wool cycling gloves feature rubber dotted palms for grip and touchscreen-compatible fingers — all in a stylish two tone package. More colors available.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Runner

 

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LET THE GIVING BEGIN WITH THE GIFT OF SPORT!

We kick it off with great gift ideas for him and her, sure to make

your special runner very happy this holiday season.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX NORVAN SL HOODY $299. Available for both men and women, the ultra minimal Norvan SL Hoody is the lightest, most breathable Gore-Tex® jacket available. Made with Gore’s new waterproof-breathable fabric, called Gore-Tex Active®, this feather weight but tough little jacket goes the distance through any weather condition. ON RUNNING CLOUDFLOW $139.99. Run on air with a revolutionary new shoe so comfortable, 10 runners were able to run the NYC marathon without ever having run in them before. 18 pods independently cushion and propel each step, with the added lightness of unique Zero-Gravity EVA foam. Built with a responsive flex and rocker, the natural rolling process is enhanced with explosive take-offs that provide a new level of comfort in a performance running shoe. THE NORTH FACE RUNNERS 2 ETIP GLOVE $30. Forget cold hands on long runs with these midweight, weather-resistant fleece running gloves. Built-in touchscreen conductivity keeps hands warm during electronic communication too. SALOMON TRAIL RUNNER WARM MID-LAYER ZIP TOP $59.99. For him, this 4-way stretch French terry mid-layer offers warmth without bulk and essential venting for optimal regulation of body temperature. Contrasting pocket panel offers secure stash for essentials with added style too.

FOURLAPS ADVANCE SHORT $49.50. A perfect match for above, these Fourlaps training shorts were voted Best Training Shorts by Men’s Fitness. 9” inseam hits just above the knee and they feature quick-dry, four-way stretch, with wicking technology in the boxer brief liner. Zipper pocket on the back, along with side pockets, and zippered side stow away pouch, offer a variety of options to keep essentials secure during training. ROKA PHANTOM SUNGLASSES $275. Breaking the mold in performance sport eyewear, these aviators are designed to compete. At just 20 grams, the Phantom’s titanium frames are remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. Carl Zeiss lenses deliver outstanding optical clarity with anti-scratch, anti-fog, anti-reflectance, oleophobic & hydrophobic coatings. FEETURES ELITE MERINO+ SOCKS $15.99-16.99. From this editor’s favorite running sock brand comes the new Elite Merino+ socks made with a unique blend of super fine Merino wool and silky soft rayon from bamboo. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters. Patented Sock-Lock Technology provides targeted compression where it’s needed most. OAKLEY OFF-CENTER VEST $95. For her, this asymetrical zippered vest offers cool styling with technical features to match. Hydrofree™ bonded fleece provides an extra layer that protects from the elements, with O-Form™ stretch insets at sides for fit and mobility.
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Hannah Teter x Bombas

 

HANNAH TETER LACES UP

Just in time for the holidays comes this capsule collection of slope shreddin’ socks from Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter and Bombas. A gold medalist in the Half-Pipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and silver medalist at the 2010 Games, Teter has partnered with Bombas to create a snowboard sock that meets the technical demands of one of the sport’s best riders along with a design as flashy as her style.

The Hannah Teter x Bombas socks provide more than just good looks and performance. Bombas was founded by Randy Goldberg and Dave Heath, who discovered that socks were the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters. They decided to create a sock that gives back. For every pair purchased, one pair is donated to the homeless, and they are specifically designed to handle an abundance of wear and tear. Bombas has donated over 1.5 million pairs so far with many more to be given away this holiday season!
 
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Teter was honored to partner with Bombas on such a worthy venture and the Hannah Teter x Bombas socks are designed to meet her exacting requirements of extreme comfort, bold style, and gold-medal winning performance. They are made with high-grade merino wool that’s soft, warm, and naturally moisture wicking, with a full cushioned leg for all day comfort and airflow venting to prevent overheating. The Y shaped heel stitch creates a natural cup around the heel, and left-right contouring is ergonomically designed to mold to the foot.

Once the day is done and it’s time to kick off those boots, there’s the Aztec inspired design with the signature Bombas bee to add some playful style to any cozy apres-snow fun. So feel good this holiday season on and off the slopes with a snowboard sock that keeps giving good vibes long after the day is done.

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Old Workout Clothes Wanted!

 

JILL MOSKOWITZ SIFTING THROUGH PILES OF OLD WORKOUT WEAR

Of all the things you can sell on eBay, used workout clothes are not something for which you would imagine there would be market.  As it turns out however, there is for both buyer and seller, and 26-year old Jill Moskowitz, aka “fitbuyer212“, has figured out a way to make a six figure income doing just that. She’ll give you cash on the spot for your old leggings and sportbras too!

2 years ago, tired of her dog walking job in New York City, Jill started looking for alternative ways to make money. A California native who had gone to college in the city, she had always sold stuff on eBay. She stared listing her old Lululemon pieces and found there was a market. Clearly resourceful, she figured other people were probably just donating or throwing away their old workout wear, and she could make it business out of it.

Jill began by putting flyers up offering money for used workout wear, and printed business cards which she handed out outside of fitness studios. It was a struggle at first to find sellers but once word of mouth spread that there was this girl who would give you cash on the spot for your old stuff, her business started to boom. Earning over $100,000 in her first year and on track to double it this year, she has clearly found a market. Read More

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Snowbound

 

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In the lodge and on the slopes, ski style has gone retro chic this season

with a little modern flair. Forget about those baggy snowboard cuts, it’s time to show off those curves and carve those lines wherever the snow may find you.

 

LEFT COLUMN: HESTRA MOJE CZONE MITT $125. This classic women’s ski mitten is new from Hestra. Made of durable and waterproof goat leather with Primaloft insulation, other features include leather pull straps and neoprene cuffs. FUSALP LINDSAY QUILTED DOWN SKI JACKET $701. With its cool retro style, this little yellow ski jacket will turn heads as you rip down the slopes. Crafted from a water-repellent technical stretch fabric and down filled, it also features a cozy funnel neck, internal jersey cuffs, and a snow skirt to keep you warn and dry. MONCLER GRENOBLE TWILL SKI PANTS $725. These twill ski pants have that classic racer style with a fitted flared leg and articulated knee protection. Water and wind-resistant, they also feature a RECCO® Rescue System receiver at the leg to track your location in case of emergencies.

CENTER COLUMN: EMILIO PUCCI REVERSIBLE PRINTED DOWN BOMBER $2580. From the fashion runways comes this Pucci snow covered mountain print down jacket — just one of the alpine themed pieces from the Fall 2016 collection. ELECTRIC STACKER SUNGLASSES $180. These stylin’ aviators feature a removable eye mask and directional airflow system for extra protection in the cold and elements. LACOSTE WOMENS CREW NECK SKIER SWEATER $275. From the runway collection, this wool crew neck with its skier embroidery is the perfect sweater apres-ski and for any winter sport. ROSSIGNOL MINI SKIRT $200. From the Rossignol + Jean Charles de Castelbajac collection, this down mini-skirt features stretch side panels and can be worn with leggings or over ski-pants for eye-catching slope style.

RIGHT COLUMN: UVEX JAKK+ SKI HELMET $219. The new uvex JAKK+ ski helmet is a remarkably lightweight helmet with no compromise on safety or stability. The patented octo+ adaptation system is based on the design of an octopus and attaches firmly to the head. BOMBER SKI ALL MOUNTAIN WOODIE $2500. Named one of the Best Skis of 2016 by SNOW Magazine, Bomber is the Official Supplier of the US and Canadian Ski Teams.  TECNICA MOON BOOT APOLLO SLIPPER $60. From Moon Boot now comes the Moon Slipper, with a design that’s destined to become another iconic apres-ski classic.

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Milly On The Marathon

 

”From afar, I had this crew pegged as Italian. Italian men are confident enough to wear pink, and they do quite well.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover these dudes are French. Move over Italians, French men wear pink and look TRES BEAU doing so! The French are fiercely committed to neck scarves, even on the running track. And they’re CHIC AF, non?”

 

…says MICHELLE SMITH, DESIGNER & FOUNDER, MILLY

 

Happy NYC Marathon Sunday! Today more than 50,000 runners will take over the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx to cover the 5 boroughs and 26.2 miles that make up the New York City Marathon. What makes this one of the greatest sporting events in the world are not the pros — we know they can do it — but the thousands of regular folks like you and I, who decide this is the year they are going to run this unfathomable distance, and put in every ounce of their heart and soul into crossing that finish line.

One of the best pre-Marathon sights are the visiting runners on the roads and trails of Central Park. You can spot them from a mile away. Something about their bright colors and uniform style gives them away… or perhaps it’s the name of their homeland proudly displayed on their running jerseys.

So on a gorgeous fall morning, Style of Sport’s good buddy Michelle Smith, Designer and Founder of Milly, and I went for a stroll around the Central Park Reservoir to check out the running attire for this year’s race. Michelle is known for her popping colors, playful silhouettes, graphic tees – and an inimitable way of expressing her opinion. You’ll have to Google “AF” if you’re not familiar with that term.

Here is her fashion take on the runners of the NYC Marathon, as only she can give you!
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