Spring Break is just around the corner! Mom’s and daughters- look your best while you’re on the beach or cruise ship! Check out Kevin’s for the best looking beachwear.
We got to be a part of it- New York, New York Fashion Week!
Kevin’s was invited to participate in the New York Fashion Week’s ”Dressed to Kilt” Fashion Show benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation this past weekend. This event was held at the High Line Hotel. A portion of architect Charles Haight’s mid-1800‘s masterpiece and Federal Historic Landmark, the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, have been converted into The High Line Hotel. The majestic grounds and awe-inspiring cathedral are a piece of New York City history (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was penned here) whose likes will not be seen again. The venue alone was a thrill. The bright lights, big city, Scottish Whiskey and oh, those kilts!
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Chloe joined the Kelly family at Christmas and loves visiting the stores and catalog. She was helping us today with Fall 2014 Mountain Khaki selections!
T’was the night before Christmas
And all through the store,
Kevin’s staff was busy stocking the shelves once more.
The Barbour’s, Beretta’s and Purdey’s were hung,
close to Holland and Holland, the clothing and guns.
Kevin’s Finest was hanging and folded just right,
when everyone headed home Christmas Eve night.
As they locked the front door there arose a great clatter,
the staff called Kevin and Kathleen to see what was the matter.
Away to the store, The Kelly’s drove in a flash,
unlocked the front door and ran in with a dash;
the street lights on Broad gave a warm luminous glow
as they shone like midday on objects below.
And what to their wondering eyes should appear
but a whited bearded old gent, without his reindeer.
A jolly old man all dressed in Red,
they realized it was Santa which made them quite glad.
More focused than lasers, his eyes how the flew,
around the shop twinkling, he knew what to do.
“Shirts, belts, boots and bowties “he cried, “shotguns and more,
My whole list is filled from this wonderful store!”
With frenzy much like the warehouse sale crowd,
Santa moved with great speed as he moved through each aisle.
Around each corner, and up to the top of each wall,
he filled his great bag and it grew very tall.
And then with a twinkle Santa began laughing with joy;
he had found all of the presents for his good girls and boys.
As we wondered and pondered on what he would do next,
he came down the steps and slowed down for short little rest.
He was dressed all in fur, but started trying on clothes,
the red coat was for Christmas, only for show.
First he tried on our shirts, then some pants, now a coat,
he knew what he liked but he never did gloat,
A happy glance in the mirror confirmed he looked fine,
He kept trying on clothes until it was time.
He admired our shotguns and tried out a few,
then looked at our muck boots and knew they would do.
St. Nick looked through the ties, admiring all,
and then checked out the camo and several duck calls.
He loved the Clic Readers, in our sunglasses he rocked,
and he turned around laughing then spied our wool socks,
It was cold in the North Pole, he loved how they felt
warm feet were a priority especially for elves.
He had a broad face and little round belly
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly
He noticed us watching and with a wink of his eye
Let us know the time had come for him to fly,
He spoke not a word and went back to his work
He closed up his bag, and then turned with a jerk.
Opening the front door he gave a great whistle,
And a sleigh with eight reindeer arrived for his dismissal.
He sprang to the sleigh and away they all flew
With a quiet, quick cadence, they knew what to do.
But we heard him exclaim as they flew out of sight
“Thank you to the Kelly’s; I had lots of fun,
everyone wanted Kevin’s this year , so my work is now done.
On to deliver these great gifts of yours,
Merry Christmas to all, especially those who love the outdoors!”
Love affairs don’t always last, except a love affair with Barbour. Based in South Shields, UK , Barbour has been around since 1894 and our love of Barbour grows stronger with time and wear. A 5th generation family owned business, Barbour is renowned for their outstanding craftsmanship and customer care. Every Barbour coat can be repaired or reproofed (waxed), even if it is torn and tattered from your grandfather’s closet. Just make sure to empty the pockets before you send it up – they have a museum full of love letters, keys and anything else you can stuff in a pocket! When your coat is returned clean and heavier, full of new wax, you will be ready to face any weather challenge (well, maybe not summer sun!). Buying a Barbour jacket is buying into a history story filled with classic style and quality.
Barbour loyalists, like the Queen of England, and many of the Royal family, probably have the same “ahhhh” moment every time they put their arms into the sleeves and adjust the jacket onto their bodies as we Yanks do. It’s that “I am warm and dry no matter what” sensation– that “ahhhh’ of knowing you need not fear wet and cold because you are loved back by a warm, dependable jacket!
Kevin’s customers are no different, they love the line and we see them wearing Barbour through the generations – and just like in the UK and around the world, the two most popular jackets sold are the Beaufort and the Bedale. To the untrained eye, they seem almost identical, why would Barbour make two jackets that seem so similar? So, what are the differences in these two jackets? It’s the subtle dissimilarity that screams different. Two classic jackets, both perfectly suited by design.
The Beaufort is considered a shooting jacket – it’s longer than the Bedale and will easily fit over a man’s sports coat. If you are wearing a great tweed coat, the Beaufort is a handsome compliment. The Bedale is considered an equestrian jacket, it’s shorter and has vents in the back to allow the jacket to easily fit over a saddle. If you don’t ride and don’t hunt, your size might influence which one you prefer based on length. A taller person would want to test both, but might be happier with the longer Beaufort, just as a shorter person will probably lean towards the Bedale for a fit.
The back of the Beaufort also has a rear game bag with zippers which can be reached from both sides, perfect for in the field. Contrasting this look are the snapped studded gusseted side vents on the Bedale to accommodate a saddle. Since the Beaufort is longer than the Bedale and has more fabric and wax, it also is a little heavier than the Bedale.
Another big difference, on the jackets is the inner cuff. The Beaufort has a Velcro inner cuff. This is designed to “break away” when lifting your arms quickly to shoot. The Bedale has a knitted inner storm cuff which hugs your wrist and was designed to keep rain from running down your arms when riding. Both classic, logical designs based on need!
Since most people will be wearing their new Barbour jackets over a sweater or sports coat we recommend you try them on over your sweater or sports coat, since you want to really make sure your layered look feels great under your jacket. This is what you will most likely be wearing on a cold day anyway so a test drive in the store makes sense. There are many more choices in the Barbour line and there is at least one Barbour jacket that was created with you in mind.
What’s even more amazing about Barbour is if you love the cuffs of the Bedale but want the longer Beaufort, Barbour will happily make the adjustments to your coat, simply send it to their NH USA headquarters and they happily will make the changes you need. Leather cuffs? No Problem, Additional inside pockets? No Problem. It’s what makes Barbour so loved – their willingness to give you the best service possible.
Kevin’s is proud to carry this timeless product, like Kevin’s it represents quality, traditions and the outdoor lifestyle. To see our large selection of Barbour products including dress shirts , socks and more, please visit our website www.kevinscatalog.com
For more information about repairs or reproofing contact Barbour in New Hampshire at 603-673-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to empty out your pockets.
Fall fashions are in and color palettes are reflecting a positive resurgence in faith and confidence according to Pantone – the company known for determining color trends in fashion and design globally. A strong connection to the land and the “quiet power of nature” inspired their color selections, reminding us of the beauty of the outdoors. There is a trend this fall and winter to remind us of the “deep-rooted sense of heritage.” These colors are a true reflection of Kevin’s customer’s who gain their strength with connection to the land as they wear these colors naturally.
The color forecasting agency Design Options brings a separate break down of colors for Fall and Winter 2013/14. They see:
Out of the woods
Mustard yellow and dark olive tones of timberland and wilderness accentuate understated and delicate shapes. Alabaster and cool grey shades provide texture and fluidity upon a canvas of countryside solitude. Mauve hues infused with refined silver tints provide a picture-perfect fusion of earthy elements.
When you travel through Kevin’s Catalog and our stores, you will see that these colors are found throughout. Not only do we keep a fashion forward eye designing fashion for menswear and womenswear each season, we also make sure our customers have the most beautiful selections for the outdoor enthusiast as they move throughout their lives, both in business and while entertaining. http://www.kevinscatalog.com
Kevin’s customers are familiar with this season’s color palette because in hunting, the need to blend into nature is second nature! We are glad to see the rest of the world enjoying what we have always loved best, colors that soothe and create a feeling of one with the outdoors – at least for this fall and winter season.