GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

ROCKFORD,MIOn Friday June 19, 2018, Glik’s re-opened our store located in Rockford, MI! Check out some photos from their first day.

This store is new and improved, with something for everyone and every occasion inside! Be sure to check out Rockford Glik’s!

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GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is June 17th and so now is the time to start looking for what gifts to give the  favorite men in your life. Lucky for you, we have some of the best Father’s day gift options here at Gliks. Head over to Gliks.com or stop in your local store to check out their great Father’s day giftable options. Here are our favorite 5 Father’s Day giftables!

  1. The Sperry Top Siders Shoes

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With a comfortable design and breathable canvas uppers, these shoes will compliment all his cool dad looks.

  1. Patagonia Dad Hat

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This lightweight and effortless cool hat is a must for all the Father’s out there. Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type or would rather stay indoors, this hat will be his new favorite accessory. (Bonus: once you get it for him, you can totally borrow it for yourself.)

  1. BBQ Shirt

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A good BBQ shirt is practically the universal Dad uniform. Right now at Glik’s we have so many styles and colors so you can find one that will perfectly match his personality.

  1. Hybrid Shorts

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These shorts will be his new go-to for the summer season. These shorts are made from a hybrid material so they are great for days spent outside or in the water or both!

  1. A Yeti Tumbler

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The Yeti tumblers are a great way to maintain the temperatures of his favorite drinks for extended periods of time. Perfect for tailgating, hunting trips, or any other adventure your favorite guy has!

Be sure to head to Glik’s to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts!Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Pantone Colors of 2018

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Every year Pantone releases a palette of colors that they believe are the trend for the upcoming season. Pantone is influential in the world of design and is the global authority of color standards. These are the color trends that Pantone is predicting for the Spring 2018 for both men’s and women’s fashion.

This year’s colors have quite the vibrant ambiance to them. Here are some looks straight from our store that use the 2018 Pantone colors of the year, so you know exactly what to wear to be the trendiest you that you can be this spring. We really love some of these colors and the way they remind us of some of our favorite things in nature.

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater for Women is one of our absolute favorite sweaters, but this Main Strip in Mustard has a serious mellow vibe to it that we wanna wear all day, everyday. This will be the perfect Meadowlark color that will keep you happy during the last of these cold winter weeks.

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For the touch of Chili Oil in your wardrobe try the Beulah Moto Leggings in Burgundy. Or try The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest in Sequoia Red for something that will provide a little more warmth. The Beulah Moto Leggings and The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest have all the earth boho vibes that this Pantone Color intended.

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For a bit of the Cherry Tomato color from Pantone try the Piko Tops Fitted Long Sleeve Tunic Top in Red. This shirt is so soft and has a barely there fit that you will become obsessed with. This shirt will be that bright, attention grabbing piece that your wardrobe has been needing.

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If you are looking for something in the shade of Little Boy Blue, you have to check out this Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover. Besides this pullover being a 2018 Pantone favorite, this Patagonia will you keep you nice and warm.


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For a romantic color in your wardrobe, you will love the Pantone color Pink Lavender. The North Face Half Dome Pullover Hoodie for Women in Foxglove Lavender has all the soft color of the Pink Lavender while providing you some warmth and comfort. And because we love this color so much, check out the Elan Clothing Back Lace Up Sweater in Mauve, this will become your new go to sweater.

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The Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Laser cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in Nutmeg are the perfect match for the Pantone color Emperador. These shoes will pair perfectly with any of the Pantone 2018 colors to create the perfect Spring outfit!

While this is just a couple of the Pantone 2018 colors, to read more about the Pantone colors of 2018, click here! And to shop all the trendiest styles, and for all your Pantone Color matching needs be sure to check out Gliks.com!

Pantone Colors of 2018

Spring Break Essentials

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Spring Break Ready?!

Here are four spring break essentials that you will not want to forget to pack!

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Yeti just released their spring colors and they are perfect for spring break. Stand out from the others with a brand new Seafoam or Tahoe Blue Tumbler. This Yeti Tumbler will keep your drinks cold for those long days on the beach!

Swimwear

It’s not spring break unless you’re in your swimsuit all day! Our Amuse Society Swimwear is the cutest and will be perfect for some fun in the sun. Weather it’s a one piece or a bikini set, you will look amazing in Amuse Society. Don’t worry guys, we have you covered! Our Vissla Boardshorts are perfect for the beach and will be a must have item for spring break.

Footwear

Take a walk down memory lane with a pair of Sanuk sandals. These sandals will leave you feeling comfortable all day while still looking stylish.  Pair them with your swimsuits or dresses, either way you will be ready for any activities that may come your way!

Beach Bag/Fanny Pack

Leave your designer purses at home, it’s time to break out the fanny packs and beach bags! Jadelynn Brooke has an adorable party, party, party flamingo fanny pack that just screams spring break.  If a fanny back isn’t your type, try a Simply Southern tote or a Patagonia backpack.

Spring Break Essentials

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

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Introducing the item of the year from True Grit Clothing: sherpa Pullovers and Vests! These pullovers and vests are to die for! The ultra-plush fabric is perfect for the colder weather heading our way. The main question we receive about these hot items are regarding the sizing and the difference between True Grit and Dylan.

True Grit:

Built for men. True Grit pullovers are crafted with a squared hem and side slits. These men’s pullovers have an oversized fit and are perfect for layering. When men purchase True Grit pullovers, we recommend ordering their true size. For women ordering a True Grit pullover, we recommend ordering down one size for the perfect, slightly oversized fit.

Dylan by True Grit:

Dylan is the women’s brand made by True Grit clothing. The women’s Dylan pullovers have a slimmer fit and also feature side slits. Made in U.S. women’s sizing instead of junior’s, these pullovers are cut with an oversized construction. We recommend ordering your true size in these pullovers to receive the desired fit.

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The obsession continues! Stay extra cozy and layer up in sherpa vests this fall and winter. These vests pair perfectly over just about anything! For women, wear it over your favorite long sleeve graphic tee or dress up your vest by layering it over a Piko sweater. Men, you can be stylish too. Wear your True Grit vest over your favorite plaid shirt. For a more comfortable look, pair it over a Patagonia or The North Face hoodie. Don’t let the cold stop you, take on colder weather with sherpa this year!

Some of our favorite brands are joining the sherpa trend! Shop sherpa from True Grit, Dylan, Southern Shirt Co, Lauren James and Patagonia.

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

Men’s Summer Must Haves: Beachwear and Accessories

Glik’s is fully stocked and ready for you to shop for this summer’s men’s beachwear and accessories!

Tanks:

Sun’s out guns out, right? Warm weather means it’s time for tanks. Go ahead and flex a little and shop Glik’s for our growing collection of men’s tank tops.

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Boardshorts:

Glik’s has a variety of boardshort styles and colors to choose from. Grab yourself a pair of HurleyFox Racing or ONeill brand shorts perfect for everyday fun in the sun from swimming to a game of volleyball or just lounging catching some rays.

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Or if you’re looking for something more fashion driven that you can rock to the beach, boathouse or bar take a gander at the Sperry or Patagonia shorts which are perfect for a summer’s night out

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Shoes and Flip Flops:

So to survive this summer let’s make sure your shoe game is on point. It’s going to be hot so keep those dogs cool with a pair of flip flop sandals.

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Not a fan of letting those hooves roam freely? No biggie. Glik’s has got you covered. A pair of Sperry Top-Siders or Vans will get you right.

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Shades and Croakies:

For those new favorite shades that you’re going to buy from Glik’s, make sure you grab a croakie to ensure you don’t lose those hater blockers.

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Beeracudas and Koozies:

Trying to figure out the best way to transport your beer to the beach, keep them cold and not have to lug around a cooler? We have a solution and it just so happens to come in a variety of colors. Fill up a Burton Beeracuda and BYO-it to the beach by slinging those ice-cold brews right over your back.

 

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Didn’t plan on bringing your own booze? No prob–just make sure you always bring your own koozie. Glik’s features unique ones from Southern Tide and Rowdy Gentleman

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Shop Glik’s now for all your men’s fashion needs.

Men’s Summer Must Haves: Beachwear and Accessories

His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits

Roses are Red, Violets are blue, Glik’s has what to wear, On your date for two.

Check out our His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits for this weekend!

Romantic Dinner for Two

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Mardis Gras or Other Local Festival

Celebrate at a local festival together for Valentine’s Day. Good food, stiff drinks, and awesome company guarantee a great time in our book.festival wear date ideasmardis gras outfit ideas

A Night In with Popcorn

If you aren’t the party type, a quiet night in with movies and popcorn will give you a chance to snuggle up to your Valentine.date night with movies and popcorn southern shirt companysouthern shirt co dateclub pullover southern shirt co

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Soak up some team spirit this Valentine’s weekend by spending a night cheering on your local high school, college, or professional team. Let’s go Blues! 🙂 stl blues hockey clothingstl blues hockey clothing womenstl blues hockey clothing

Game Night at the Arcade

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Relive your childhood with a night of skeeball, bowling, or laser tag. Valentine, you’re going down!

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His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits

Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Almost two years ago, I came across this ad that caught me completely off guard. Patagonia ran an ad urging its outdoorsy customers to buy less–“Don’t Buy This Jacket” – sit out Cyber Monday, and really consider the purchases that you intend to make.

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Do you really need this jacket? I respect and connect with the message that Patagonia’s founder and owner, Yvon Chouinard was attempting to relay to us, the consumers. With a company mantra of “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle.” it’s not hard to grasp the meaning behind this thoughtful stance,

 

“Patagonia is to corporate sustainability what Steve Jobs was to computers.”

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Patagonia donates 1 percent (1% for the Planet) of its sales to environmental causes and co-founded the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, where the aim is for companies to lighten their environmental footprints. Dare I mention Patagonia’s other programs that facilitate to their “Becoming a Responsible Company,” model? In case you’re further interested, you can visit Patagonia’s website here and learn just how environmentally involved this outdoors brand is. I think my favorite is the Employee Activism. Patagonia provides its employees numerous opportunities to support environmental work. The Environmental Internship Program was created to further involve Patagonia (time and muscle, not just monetary) in conservation efforts. Here’s the cool part,

 

Through the program, employees can leave their jobs for up to two months to work for the environmental group of their choice. Patagonia continues to pay their salaries and benefits while they’re gone, and environmental groups worldwide get them for free. To date, more than 900 employees have taken part in the program.”

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In line with the “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle” motto; Patagonia uses both recycled bottles and organic cotton in the production of its apparel, as well as uses solar panels to provide most of the electricity at its headquarters. Patagonia also accepts back used merchandise to recycle it into new fabric or reuse it for new product.

Because we believe in Patagonia’s mission we’re offering 25% off select product from Patagonia, both in-store and at gliks.com through December 1st, 2013.

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Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Menswear Trends for Fall

We all know that fall is a time for layers. All too soon, jackets, dark wash denim, long-sleeve wovens, hoodies, and close toe kicks will replace our standard summer styles. This season, we foresee that closets will be filled with a mix of menswear styles ranging from classic to eccentric, and for those guys who are daring enough to venture outside the style ‘norm’ (my favorite), expect to see the truly unexpected from men’s fashion trends this fall.

 As far as Fall 2013 goes, expect to notice an introduction of different silhouettes and styles popping up in menswear. No longer are the days of blatant branding and in your face masculine fits– think boxy, baggy shapes and unimaginative logos that are there to make your chest look like a free advertising space (even though you paid for it). I – a female that loves to see a man with style– am so excited to see the revival of bare basics (think seksi white V-neck) and innovative graphics that take inspiration from actual real life issues and artistic references. Have you seen some of the graphic tees out there for both men and women? Pretty funny stuff…

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The use of quirky, vintage-inspired, but often unusual prints can be seen across the board in menswear this fall. We have already seen hints of print– like the mallards in this hoodie– in key items like button downs, t-shirts, sweaters, socks, and even embroidered on certain pants. Now that the weather has cooled down we can combine them with outdoor inspired pieces like (our favorite) the Men’s Bivy Down Vest from Patagonia.

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Expect to see the camo print transitioning over from summer into the cooler fall/holiday seasons. Not all of the menswear community will be getting ready for hunting season– different type of camo. Think military camo; from traditional bright greens and olive hues. Designer’s deconstructed interpretation on the print can be seen making its way from the runways to the streets, and we’re excited to see all the different ways that men will be wearing the camo print. We love the idea of combining two trends by pairing this men’s chambray dinosaur print button down woven with the 1897 Men’s Twill Pant in camo print.

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Layer this heather grey men’s button down sweater over top of the printed woven for extra warmth when a light jacket is not needed. Autumn is my favorite season both men’s and women’s fashion; the colder temperatures allow for more freedom when layering–especially for men– that summer’s heat does not. Jackets can be layered over sweaters, hoodies, or full zips, which will pair over top of long sleeve henleys, thermals, t-shirts, button down wovens, and the endless amount of options goes on.

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Ready to step outside your comfort zone, guys? This new shift in men’s fashion has created numerous options and a large variety of ways for men’s scarves to be introduced into your closet. Big, bold statement scarves will eventually find their way around the neck of men everywhere in twisted-up, knotted tight, and in printed styles. Go for an easy infinity knit scarf to introduce to your closet if you’re unsure of how to work a scarf into your autumn outfit agenda. This simple men’s plaid scarf is easy to style with sweater and jacket combos. Dark indigo denim washes are essential for heightening the handsome factor to your look. A timeless pair of dark wash men’s selvedge denim jeans in a straight fit are classic and have a never-ending ‘cool’ factor.  Take a look at our selection of men’s Silver Jeans and our exclusive 1897 denim line for men to find your favorite fit and wash for fall.

Find all of these fall menswear trends, plus many more on gliks.com or a Glik’s store location in your area!

Menswear Trends for Fall

Patagonia Fall 2013- 40 Years of Innovation

Time to step up our fall game, people! That means starting to think about stocking up on cold weather gear, outdoor inspired layers and even a few new coats. Okay, so after a short-lived, rather mild Midwest summer the mere thought of even 55 degrees and below is slightly painful (queue 5 year old temper tantrum). It’s a fact, autumn is on it’s way, and there is no doubt that a new outdoor themed item will make it’s way into your closet very soon. My advice is to at least have a bit of fun with your first choice and check out the way-back, retro inspired pieces from Patagonia’s Fall 2013 collection.

Patagonia is celebrating 40 years of innovation this year. A big Congratulations goes out to this outdoor brand for all of their VERY environmentally conscious efforts to provide top of the line, revolutionary product for people who feel their common connection to the earth.

Becoming a Responsible Company:

I can’t even begin to explain how much of an importance Patagonia (as a whole) places on their role as company as well as a gathering of individuals on positively promoting, maintaining, and improving the environment. This blog would be FOREVER LONG, and to be honest, Patagonia’s website is the best place to spend an hour (or more) of your time, just learning.

In their book, The Responsible Company, published by Patagonia Books, founder and owner of Patagonia, Yvon Choulnard, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of their Footprint Chronicles, recall their mutual 40 years’ experience at Patagonia (as well as their knowledge of the current efforts being made by other companies) to communicate the elements of being a responsible business for our era.

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For those who like to read: I highly suggest you read this book.

Why We Recycle:

On an awesome note… Do you know that Patagonia will take back your old, used gear that is worn out? Started in 2005, Patagonia started taking back worn our Patagonia apparel for recycling. Today, you can return any worn out product from Patagonia and they will reuse it, recycle it to produce new fabric or use the old garment to make it into a new product. Learn more about their Recycling Program here.

Patagonia also uses e-fibers. As a company, Patagonia makes it a priority to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the Earth while at the same time not compromising the quality of their apparel. Environmentally-conscious fibers such as: recycled polyester, hemp, recycled nylon, organic cotton, chlorine-free wool, and TENCEL® lyocell are used in the production of an array of Patagonia products. Learn more about Patagonia’s e-Fibers here.

The Environmental Need to be Retro:

For as long as I can remember, I have been a HUGE fan of all things vintage and retro-inspired. Patagonia, in my opinion, has always had a retro ‘flair’ to their apparel. This healthy mix of vintage appeal vs. innovative design work is what makes up Patagonia’s Fall 2013 line. Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation by bringing back that vintage style. Nice!

Check out my top 2 favorite Patagonia pieces for both the guys and gals for fall:

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Patagonia Women’s Mirror Lake Vest

” It can be hard to find girly, feminine outdoor apparel, but this vest does it! I love the color and the hint to the trendy chevron  pattern on the Patagonia Women’s Mirror Lake Vest. Not forgetting to mention, it’s reversible, so two outfits in one! Love it!” – Leslie

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Patagonia Men’s Classic Retro-X Cardigan

” I had a blanket like this in the 90’s when I still slept on my mom’s couch. I lived in that thing. This Patagonia Men’s Retro–X Cardigan Jacket is just as comfy and doesn’t come with the harassment of being told to move out and get a job! #loveyoumom” – Tyler

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