Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Citymeals

December 6, 2014 in Appaman News

Lynn’s charity of choice for Appaman’s annual Five Weeks of Giving is Citymeals.

Lynn says:

“As a young girl I remember going weekly with my mom to deliver meals on wheels in suburban Detroit.  At the time, I wasn’t aware of the impact and considered it just part of our routine.  I realize now that being included in this generous use of our time was a great life lesson.  I want to donate to Meals on Wheels as an adult, and in honor of my mom, who instilled in me the importance of giving back. Service to others is a wonderful lesson to teach our youth.”

Citymeals is one of the largest meals-on-wheels programs in the U.S.  They provide 2 million meals to 18,000 elderly New yorkers each year.  Beyond the nutritional value of the meals there is a human companionship value that is priceless.

Consider Citymeals in this season of giving. For more information, please visit citymeals.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Appaman’s 5 Weeks of Giving

December 3, 2014 in Appaman News

At Appaman we have a tradition of giving back. Every year, we honor our staff by letting them choose a charity and we donate to that charity in their name. This is a simple measure to thank both our staff and their charity of choice for all the hard work.

Check back in the coming days to see the different charities and their significance to our staff. This holiday season, consider some of our favorite charities when you are giving back yourself!
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Introducing…Kathleen!

November 25, 2014 in Appaman News

It’s time to introduce Team Appaman’s newest member: production manager Kathleen Reardon. An 8-year New Yorker by way of Kansas, Kathleen has been interested in fashion since she learned how to hold scissors, a skill she acquired in order to make her own paper doll clothes.

Today, Kathleen is still using those finely-tuned coordination and logistical skills to turn Appaman designs from creative ideas into actual products you can shop for, buy, and wear. As our in-house production manager, Kathleen works behind the scenes to make sure that the fabrics are dyed & woven, garments are sewn, design & fit adjustments are made, and that the completed garments are labeled and packed on freighters or planes on time to be shipped across the ocean to our warehouse, where they’ll be distributed to stores around the country.

When she’s not busy making fashion magic happen, Kathleen likes traveling, hiking, cooking, crafting, home decorating, going to baseball games,  and — naturally — shopping. We love having her around the office for her positive attitude and her ability to tackle any kind of project that comes her way. We also like the constant supply of candy she keeps in her desk, but that’s really just an extra bonus.

Levi McConaughey Wears Appaman’s Mod Suit at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

November 18, 2014 in In the news, Press, Star Style

Appaman’s Mod Suit has hit the red carpet once again. On Monday, November 17, Matthew McConaughey, along with his wife, Camila Alves, and their kids, Levi, Vida, and Livingston, celebrated the unveiling of Matthew’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

The entire family looked as fashion-forward as ever in coordinating shades of white, blue, grey, and charcoal. The girls wore dresses and the guys wore suits. We may be biased, but we think that the couple’s oldest son, longtime Appaman fan Levi, age 6, stole the show in his classic Appaman Mod Suit in Vintage Black.

Levi McConaughey wears Appaman's Mod Suit in Vintage Black at dad Matthew McConaughey's Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration

Left: Levi McConaughey wears Appaman’s Mod Suit in Vintage Black at dad Matthew McConaughey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration. Right: Mod Suit in Vintage Black, $150 on Appaman.com

With a stylish slim cut, comfortable adjustable waistband, and timeless charcoal grey color, the Mod Suit in Vintage Black is one of Appaman’s best selling pieces. Whether you go classic with a crisp, collared Standard Shirt in White (a la Levi), or add a rock-and-roll spin with your favorite sneakers and graphic tee, it always looks great.

It’s not the first time Levi has been spotted in Appaman’s Fine Tailoring Collection. In April, he rocked the Mod Suit in Chambray on the red carpet of a charity gala, putting his dad’s signature laid-back twist on the formal look, and earning the title of People’s “New Fave Mini Style Star.

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Even as a little tyke, Levi loved to matched his dad’s dapper style. Here he is wearing the jacket of his Mod Suit in Mist, another Appaman fan favorite, back in 2011:

Left: Livingston McConaughey wearing the jacket from his Appaman Mod Suit. Right: Appaman Mod Suit in Mist, $150 on Appaman.com

Left: Levi McConaughey wearing the jacket from his Appaman Mod Suit  while strolling with dad Matthew McConaughey in 2011. Right: Appaman Mod Suit in Mist, $150 on Appaman.com

Levi’s love of Fine Tailoring extends to outerwear, too! In 2012, stayed warm in his trusty Appaman Pea Coat in Charcoal, as pictured here, on a playdate with pal Louis Bullock and mom Sandra. (They must have been swapping style secrets – we later saw Louis make a red carpet appearance in a Mod Suit of his own.)

Levi McConaughey in 2012, wearing his Appaman Pea Coat while out on a playdate with mom Camila Alves, accompanied by Sandra Bullock and her son Louis.

Levi McConaughey in 2012, wearing his Appaman Pea Coat while out on a playdate with mom Camila Alves, accompanied by Sandra Bullock and her son Louis.

We love watching this cute kid’s style evolve.

Check out this season’s Fine Tailoring Collection for boys (including the Mod Suit in lots of fun and classic varieties, outerwear, shirts and accessories) here on Appaman.com.

Looking for a retailer near you? Visit our storefinder or contact us.

Team Appaman’s Volunteer Day at Baby Buggy

November 4, 2014 in NYC

Many friends and fans of Appaman know that one of our favorite charities is Baby Buggy. Established by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, Baby Buggy works with a network of over 100 established community-based organizations across the country to distribute new and gently used essentials, from cribs and strollers to clothing and bottles. Donations come from both individuals and from companies like Appaman.

After donations come in, the goods need to be sorted, folded and packed so that Baby Buggy can distribute them according to the needs of their network of organizations. Volunteers are often needed to help with this part of the process, so the staff at Appaman HQ thought it would be fun to head over to Baby Buggy’s NYC headquarters, located in the Garment District of Manhattan, and lend a hand ourselves for a couple of hours.

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We had a great time and loved getting a chance to go behind the scenes at a great organization. Thanks to everyone at Baby Buggy for hosting our crew. Keep doing what you do!

 

Appaman Wins an Earnie Award for Best Outerwear

October 28, 2014 in Appaman News

Appaman is honored to announce that we are the 2014 recipient of Earnshaw’s “Earnie” award for Best Outerwear in the children’s industry.

 

There's Appaman himself, loitering in the background.

There’s Appaman himself, loitering in the background.

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated and voted for us. Your support means a lot!

Appaman x Baby Legs

October 20, 2014 in Appaman News, New This Season

Have you heard? We teamed up with BabyLegs to bring you a limited edition capsule collection of socks and legwarmers. These accessories are a great way to add an extra pop of color to your outfit and customize your look according to your own personal style.

Socks are available for boys, girls, and Appaman Mini, and all come in two-packs that are fun to mix and match. In addition to socks, we’re also offering one-size-fits-most girls’ legwarmers, which make a great gift and look awesome layered over tights. (You can tuck them into boots without adding extra bulk to the foot.)

Check out the full collection here.

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Press & Links, Fall 2014

October 3, 2014 in Press

Appaman is feeling the love this season. Here’s some recent press and links from around the web that we’re excited about:

Martha Stewart Weddings (Fall 2014)

We’re honored to be included once again in another beautifully styled shoot in Martha Stewart Weddings. Pictured here is the jacket from our Mod Suit in Chambray and Suit Pants in Khaki. Complete the look with a Standard Shirt in White and a matching bow tie.

The Mod Suit makes its appearance in the Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014.

The Mod Suit makes its appearance in the Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014.

 

Stroller Traffic’s Scoop Daily

Our Sherpa Hoodie is featured as “seriously cozy outerwear

New York Family

The Prospect Pants in Camo were featured in the September 2014 issue’s Back to School Style feature 

People Moms & Babies

Appaman.com was listed as one of “6 Stores We’re Shopping for Back to School

Thanks for the love, everyone!

Get the Look: Jolie-Pitt Black and White Wedding Style

September 30, 2014 in New This Season, Press, Star Style

Inspired by Brad and Angelina’s coordinating, two-tone family wedding style? We were stoked to see the photos of the infamous Brangelina wedding, but even more excited to see the Jolie-Pitt kids (who are longtime Appaman fans) expressing their individual styles in black and white formalwear.

The oldest and youngest girls opted for a flowing dresses – Vivienne’s is all white, while Zahara’s is white with a black pattern. Shiloh went for tomboy-chic in a suit of her own, pairing a tailored suit jacket with white shirt and matching shorts, accessorizing with a hat & black tie.

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The boys (Maddox, Pax, and Knox) were even more coordinated. They matched perfectly in classic black slim fit suits suit with white dress shirts, looking just like Brad, who added a solid black tie.

Getting inspired? Shop these looks and create your own with Appaman Fine Tailoring for boys and girls.

Team Appaman Takes a “Sick Day”

September 23, 2014 in Appaman News

Team Appaman has been working hard, so this week, Lynn and Harald arranged a “mandatory sick day” so the staff could get out and about in nature together. Yesterday, we shut down the office, packed up the cars and headed up to Stormville to play hookey and take in the beauty of upstate New York in the fall.

Yes, we may be city folk, but the whole group had a great time getting out of the hustle and bustle of NYC, relaxing, and recharging our batteries together. Even Party Hat, our trusty mascot, came along!

Check out some of our photos: