How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

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With all of the attention on women’s fashion for fall, we had to be fair and give the men a little love too. Lately at Glik’s, we have been getting so many great new styles for men and we are so excited! Fall fashion is literally so simple for men to pull off, even though it can look like they put in SO much time and effort. (We know you guys get a little excited when this time of the year rolls around too.) These new fall styles scream comfort and versatility, which is what any guy wants in their style.  From street styles and layering, to casual and classy, we are sure to have the looks your man needs.

First of all, basics are the starting piece for any outfit, so fellas need to have staple basic pieces in their wardrobe too (think Active USA basic tees or 1897 Henley shirts). Once you have a few picked out, start thinking about your favorite pair of denim jeans.  No matter the wash or fit, they will be the best investment for cold weather fashion. Let’s face it guys, we know you have about 4 of the same pair of jeans because why fix what’s not broken? In that case, check out the amazing styles 1897 Denim and Axel Denim have to offer, they will be sure to become your new go-to.

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Now comes the fun part, layering! To some guys, layering may be a scary thing since they may not know what matches or what styles look good together.  However, don’t fret, fall and winter are the BEST times to experiment with layering and figure out what works best for you! Therefore, we are here to tell you that you can never go wrong with a long sleeve button down woven shirt, like one from Weatherproof Vintage! Then, depending on the temperature, throw on another layer with a cool Patagonia vest or an 1897 Sweater. Complete the look with a versatile pair of Crevo Boots and you’re ready for fall activities!

If you want to go the more casual route, stick with your basic t-shirt or henley top. Next, throw on some comfortable joggers and a classic beanie from CC Beanie or The North Face. Then, bring the look together with a pullover from Free Nature, a lined denim jacket from Brooklyn Cloth, or an ultra-cozy sherpa pullover from True Grit.

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Voila! It really is that easy. We hope you have found some inspiration for your (or your hubby’s) looks for fall! You can shop men’s styles online or in your local Glik’s store! Need even more style inspiration? Check out the looks we put together on Glik’s Official Instagram.

Happy shopping!

How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

Vans Shoes Off the Wall and at Gliks

 

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Time to hop on the Van-wagon and grab yourself a pair of these forever classic sneakers whose styling has hardly changed since their founding in 1966.

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No Vans in your closet? Say what!? Brah, I’m here to tell you why it’s time to add a pair or five to your collection. Don’t have a Glik’s Store nearby? Well lucky you Vans Footwear has hit the web! These “perfect for every occasion” sneakers will keep you in style without breaking the bank. Their canvas upper and rubber soles are timeless, comfortable and durable. These shoes are the Levi’s of the sneaker world, classic and “cool” since 1966. Glik’s offers a variety of different styles on the web from Classic Slip-on and Authentic to Era 59’s and even flip flops.

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1897 pocket tee cargo shorts tribal vans

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1897 tribal pocket tee black vans and cargo shorts

Whether your style is prep, skater, hipster, or Americana trust that there’s a Vans shoe for you. Patagonia polo 1897 flat front shorts all white vans

1897 tribal tank flat front short all white vans

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1897 tropical tank cargo shorts black checker vans

retro fit anchor pocket shirt all white vans

american flag vans flip flops

And I’ll bet that your favorite rapper, actor, singer, athlete probably has a few pair in their closet. Start your collection today!

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Photo Credit: bagginsshoes.com

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Vans Shoes Off the Wall and at Gliks

Look Ahead: Mens Trends for Spring 2015

Let’s take a look ahead to upcoming mens trends for Spring 2015.

Americana

Americana seems to be a reoccurring trend pulling from past generations of the hard working American man with a love for his country.

1897 flat front shorts sperry for menTo wear this trend, red, white and blue colorways are essential. Even if you vary the shades (as shown below with Marsala, khaki and dusk blue) the impression of Americana still resonates. Stars and stripes not necessary.

Prep and Nautical

Both Prep and Nautical trends will be seen this Spring.

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Brands including Vineyard Vines, Southern Shirt Company, 1897 and Sperry Top Sider will be leading this trend in menswear at Glik’s. The Preppy look isn’t just long sleeve pastel pullovers or gingham button-downs paired with flat front khaki shorts and Sperry Top-Siders. This trend has expanded to include patriotic graphic tees (Rowdy Gentleman) worn with chinos and Vans.

1897 chinos vans pocket tee

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Both styles are clean-cut with an emphasis of a preppy lifestyle.  Watch for plaid button downs or polo shirts with bright pops of color in red or mint.

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And as the Nautical trend sets sail, it’s going to find its home within the Preppy lifestyle. So be on the lookout for anchors and stripes (particularly navy and white) within this trend. But don’t be afraid to think outside the yacht, Hawaiian printed shirts, cardigans and blazers are a fun way to switch things up a bit.

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Activewear

Fitness is booming right now, so it should come as no surprise that activewear has become huge in the fashion industry.

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Tech tees from Under Armour, Fox, or Nike, paired with joggers and sneaks can be worn any and everywhere–not just to the gym. No fellas, activewear isn’t just for leg days anymore.

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Here are some other trends to look out for at Glik’s for Spring

Color block tees

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Pocket tees

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Beachwear

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Must-have accessories to beat the heat

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Shades and croakies are for the active man. Whether it be a round of golf with the boys or a game of volleyball at the beach, you won’t lose your cool with these accessories.

After your fun in the sun, fire up the grill and crack open some cold ones with a koozie in hand and, of course, a beeracuda to keep those brews ice-cold.

Look Ahead: Mens Trends for Spring 2015

Glik’s 1897 Club Shorts Men’s Style Blog | Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Just like women, every dad’s style is different. Whether he is the average guy that loves the basics or the more style-conscious, we all love the men that are our childhood superheroes. As women, we love to not only dress ourselves, but also dress and style the special men in our lives. And they love it, because let’s face it–that’s one less thing they have to worry about. We put together four different Dad style ideas all featuring our Glik’s exclusive 1897 Club Shorts as a tribute to Father’s Day this year.

The Trendy and Confident Dad

Navy club shorts

The more style-conscious Dad will love our salute to the nautical trend this year. Navy is the new khaki and it is easy for any man to coordinate. Complete with an anchor-printed woven button-down shirt, Men’s Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes, and our in-house 1897 Navy Flat Front Club Shorts, this Dad will look put together and confident for any occasion.

The Fun and Outgoing Dad

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Perfect for the fun and energetic Dad, we have an animated outfit that will let his outgoing personality shine. Complete with a multi-colored plaid button down woven, 1897 graphic tee, 1897 Mint Flat Front Club Shorts, and comfortable red canvas Men’s Sperry Top-Siders, this Dad will look fun and clever this Father’s Day.

The Casual and Active Dad

Khaki club shorts

Probably the most common Dad out there is the Casual Dad. He likes to wear practical and comfortable clothes for all occasions. Usually more active and in need of performance material, this ensemble is perfect for the everyday basic Dad. We paired our 1897 Tobacco Flat Front Club Shorts with an Under Armour Golf Polo, Hat, and Crevo sandals for a perfect Father’s Day outfit to spend the day out with family or manning the grill.

The Southern and Gentlemanly Dad

Salmon club shorts

One of the best styles of the summer is Southern Prep-inspired, but don’t let that keep you from checking out our Southern look for your charming Dad. Perfect for the well-dressed Dad that needs a day out of the office, he will be dashing in our layered plaid woven shirt when paired with our 1897 Salmon Flat Front Club Shorts and brown leather Men’s Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes.

Are you buying a new outfit from Glik’s for your Dad? We want to see! Take a picture and tag #gliks on Instagram!

Glik’s 1897 Club Shorts Men’s Style Blog | Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Glik’s Style Blog | Graduation Superlatives

With graduation coming up, it is time to make that final lasting impression! We have some inspirational pictures in this style blog that can help spark your creativity and let your personality shine.

Teacher’s Pet

Mine Top with Poof cardigan

 

Mine shirt with Poof cardigan

 

Mine top with Poof Cardigan

 

Oxford Shoes

If you are that straight A student who loves to be on the teacher’s good side, you might be inspired by this layered, feminine look. Jenna, voted teacher’s pet, is wearing a flowy, floral top by Mine, Machine Jeans denim capris, and a pair of gray oxfords. To create a more conservative look, she paired her floral top with a neutral Poof cardigan.

Class Preps

Everly Clothing Dress with Levi's Denim Jacket

 

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For a more classic look, you may find inspiration in our outfits worn by these two, who were voted “class prep”.  Veronica is wearing an Everly Clothing Aztec print dress with a white denim jacket designed by Levi’s. Her look is completed with a pair of dark tan oxfords. Cam’s preppy look features a layered white polo shirt and a plaid button down shirt by Glik’s house brand, 1897. The bottoms are our 1897 flat front shorts in navy blue. Completing Cam’s look is a pair of Navy blue Vans.

Class Clown

Social Republic Tee and 1897 cargo shorts

 

Social Republic Tee

 

Goorin Bros Novelty Trucker Hat

For the wild and crazy, we have some fun and unique merchandise. With Sam, anything goes! He has paired his entertaining Social Republic monkey shirt with a pair of plaid 1897 cargo shorts. Completing this look, Sam is rocking his favorite Goorin Bros Novelty Trucker Hat with a pair of bright green sunglasses.

Most Artistic

Teenbell Hanki Top with harem pants

 

Teenbell Hanki top with printed harem pants

 

Teenbell top with Statement Necklace

 

Harem Pants

Haley, voted most artistic by her peers, loves expressing her creativity through fashion. Her colorful paisley printed harem pants pair perfectly with our hot pink Teenbell Hanki top. She is wearing her favorite pair of City Classified studded sandals and a gold and emerald statement necklace.

Class Jock

Under Armour

If you are active and love comfort, we have some great athletic gear! Beth, who was voted “class jock,” loves to wear vibrant colored activewear. She is wearing an Under Armour shirt from the Heat Gear® collection. Her running shorts and brightly colored tennis shoes are also Under Armour.  She keeps her hair looking amazing with our no-slip Sweaty Bands (similar).

Glik’s Style Blog | Graduation Superlatives

One-Stop Pop Shop

Another Fathers Day is just around the corner, and let’s face it, you don’t want to disappoint good ol’ dad again with another pair of boring socks, a cheesy necktie, or a sappy card. No way! This year is the year!

Your pulling out all the stops, and you’re ready to surprise and delight him with a gift that conveys how much you appreciate all those years he diligently watched over you and your not-so “awesome” decisions.

Want to show dad how awesome he really is?  No matter what kind of style he had, here are some amazing Father’s Day gift ideas to help jump-start you in your mission for the perfect gift for Dad.

Hybrid Shorts: You heard right. Whether he is on land or in the water with the fam., a pair of hybrid boardshorts is just the right thing to keep his simplistic style in check. No muss or fuss necessary. Hybrid shorts are made of the same material as regular boardshorts and provide the same function, but they look like a regular short. There is no need to change when going from water to land; all he needs to do is throw on a comfy tee and off you all go!

Printed Tees: Dads are hip and cool. They wear t-shirts from brands that represent their hobbies and interests. If dad is a fan of moto sports then a tee from Fox Racing will be right up his alley. If he is a casual fellow then brands like Hurley, 1897, and Billabong have casual prints or basic solid colors just for him.

Shorts: Keep it simple, just like your dad. It’s hot out, and I am sure he would appreciate an updated style on a classic pair of shorts to wear while out golfing with the guys. My suggestion would be a pair of twill flat front shorts from 1897 denim.

Boardshorts: Dad is an active man. He likes being outdoors doing manly stuff and is a sucker for water related activities. That is awesome! Update his (maybe) outdated boardshorts! A little color and graphic flare never hurt, especially if amazing comfort and top-notch functionality is at play.

Flip-Flops: No harm, no foul when flip-flops are involved. A sure way to a dad’s heart is though food, chores (done right) and something comfortable. I would aim my sights at his feet. Make them happy with a pair of comfy flip-flops, like the Beer Cozy from Sanuk. They even have camo for the dads who like to hunt.

Every dad is special. So show him how much you care with a great gift for Fathers Day! Be sure to look for any of these great gift ideas for dad online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

One-Stop Pop Shop

1897 Shorts

Do you want to know what 1897 stands for? Here, let me tell you. 1897 stands for 114 years of quality customer service and premium merchandise provided by yours truly, Glik’s.

A proud family owned and operated mid-western company; Glik’s has been providing exceptional apparel for quite a few years. So, with all this experience in fashion it was a logical choice to create a brand that provided nothing but tailored fits at an affordable price.

Thus, 1897 was born in 2010 and has producing such great men’s apparel as denim jeans, superior cotton tees, and always a summer favorite, shorts.

Let’s start out with this oh-so fresh so clean Flat Front Twill short from 1897, available in washes like putty as well as tobacco. This durable, yet comfortable men’s canvas short with flat front and fun preppy belt is a favorite among guys and this style is a Glik’s best seller! The 1897 Flat Front Twill short is perfect for that guy that likes a simple, yet classic style short for his everyday activities, as golf match, or to even wear out and about on a warm summer evening.

1897 also provides the always popular Solid Canvas Cargo short. This canvas short with cargo pockets on each leg is a man’s best friend. The multi functional pockets provide actual storage space for anything a man’s heart desires during the summer. The 1897 canvas cargo shorts are the closest thing that you’ll get to a man’s purse. Nothing for him to hold in his hands—no problem!

So, you’re also a fan of plaid? That’s great! 1897 has you covered in that short department as well!

1897 Plaid Flat Front Short

1897 Plaid Cargo Short

Put a little prep into your step when you wear the 1897 Plaid short available in both flat front and cargo styles! Pair these plaid shorts with your favorite polo for a golf scramble with the guys or a premium cotton tee for an everyday casual comfort like the 1897 tee that is available in both crew and V-necklines as well as in different colors.

1897 Basic V-Neck Tee

1897 Basic Crew T-shirt

After over 114 years of bringing you big city fashion, with small town service, I think you can be assured that Glik’s knows what they’re doing. Don’t forget that you can find 1897 available at any of your local Glik’s stores or online at gliks.com

1897 Shorts

Spotlight: 1897 Denim

Hey Guys! Are you looking for a great new jean for the upcoming season? A jean that is comfortable, classic, and has amazing quality? Stop into your local Glik’s store or visit www.gliks.com to check out our new brand “1897”.

With several washes and sizes, 1897 is not only hip, its affordable. For a styled and sophisticated look go with the flap-back pockets. Searching for your casual everyday jean? Go with the basic stitched classic pocket.

1897 Medium Stone Flapback Pocket $39.90
1897 Light Wash Jean $39.90

 

1897 Straight Fit Jean $39.90

 

1897 Medium Wash Jean $39.90

 

1897 Whisker Revers Jean $39.90

 

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Spotlight: 1897 Denim

1897 Denim Co…A New Beginning

Simplicity is what most men think when it comes to denim. They don’t want anything flashy they want comfort. No matter what the wash of the denim is, they want to just know if this pair of jeans is going to last. They also don’t want to spend an arm and leg for a pair of jeans.

1897 Denim Co has done this. 

Glik’s developed 1897 Denim Co by being in business for 113 years and is inspired by the dedication, hard work and true understanding of what the customers needs really are. 1897 is exclusive to Gliks and will continue to grow as Gliks continues to grow.

1897 is denim that stays true to longevity, comfort and simplicity to what a true jean is supposed to be. Having three silhouettes Weston, Elliot and Jeremy, any guy will find a jean that will fit him and his needs.

Elliot Slim Straight

Jeremy Boot Cut

Weston Low Rise Boot Cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897 Denim Co…A New Beginning