Remember the cold, cold winter storms of January 2014? So do Kathleen Kelly and Rebecca Hopkins who braved the coldest days in NYC and Atlanta in search of the best finds for Fall 2014!
Before heading into the Polar Vortex, they spent the Christmas holidays wrapped up in new spring colors,shorts and tees, preparing Kevin’s Spring 2014 Catalog, which should be hitting your mailbox any day! Then…off they went, into the cold…loving the hunt – the hunt for the best items for you!
After visits to NYC and several trips to Atlanta, Kathleen and Rebecca then meet with many of their vendors in Thomasville, Georgia, at the Catalog to review their selections or take extra thought and time while creating fabulous new designs for Kevin’s discriminating men and women! It’s not even Valentine’s Day, but we already know what our customers will be wearing Fall 2014! We are excited about it and hope you will be too!
Fall 2014 looks like a winner! So many exciting items to bring to our customers – but we don’t want you to forget that we had the same enthusiasm last August when we did our buying for Kevin’s Spring 2014 Catalog – which will be in your mailbox any day! We hope you love our Spring selection just as much as we enjoyed buying for you!!
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!”
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.