Quick Questions with Gavin Reyes

October 4, 2017 in Appaman Style, Holiday Style, Star Style

Appaman was lucky enough to catch up with pint-sized influencer and fashion guru Gavin Reyes 

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Hey Gavin – so what city do you live in? Northridge, LA. 

 Tell us a little about your family? I have a really big loving happy family.

 What is your favorite place to relax by yourself? Cancun.

 What is your favorite holiday destination for winter? Big Bear.

 How do you spend thanksgiving? With my family – we have a big party! 

 We have a pet-friendly office here at Appaman – do you have any beloved pets? Yes! Two french bulldogs.

 You’re on an island for 5 days – what  do you take with you? Water, music and stuff to make fire.

 What is the thing you are looking forward to most right now? Halloween! 

 If you were a school teacher, what subject would you be teaching and why? Art, i love art.

 

What is your favorite tv show and why? Spongebob – he’s funny! 

 What is your favorite movie and why? IT! I love horror films.

 If you could see one band or musician alive or dead, who would it be? The Beatles.

If you could borrow a celebrity’s closet, whose would it be? Elvis! He always dressed cool.

 What label would you wear to the MET gala? Appaman.

 If you had to wear one pair of shoes for the rest of your life, what would they be? Vans!

 What are your favourite Appaman pieces right now? The Tibetan Red Velvet Suit (pictured) 

 What app has changed your life? Instagram of course! 

 

 

Gavin is wearing our Tibetan Red Velvet Suit with our Navy Dot Standard Shirt 

Styling by Shannon Goldberg

 

Hanging out with Parker Bates

September 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

The young star of NBC’s This Is Us stopped by Appaman to talk all things LA, fashion and adventure. Catch the Season Premiere on NBC tonight! 

Hello Parker! So – first thing’s first – what city do you live in? Los Angeles, CA, but I’m from Frisco, Texas!

Tell us a little about your family? My mom and dad have rhyming names, Karli and Charlie. My brother Prestyn is a year older than me, and he is an actor too!

What is your favorite restaurant? Blue C Sushi in Hollywood, or Mama D’s in Manhattan Beach.

If you had a day in your city to yourself, talk us through how you would spend it? I would start at Dodger Stadium running the bases, move on to the The Galaxy Center to shoot some goals, then hike up and touch the Hollywood sign.  I think I would have to wrap up my day with a trip to Disneyland because there wouldn’t be any lines!   

What is your favorite holiday destination for winter? Angel Fire, New Mexico, because I love to snowboard, and that is where I learned how to when I was little. It’s a special place!

How do you spend thanksgiving? My mom’s birthday is sometimes on Thanksgiving, so we usually take her somewhere special and do a destination Thanksgiving! It’s kind of awesome to eat birthday cake and Turkey on the same day!

How do you usually spend fourth of July? We always go to the river in Texas and have a huge 4th of July brunch at my Grandparent’s house.  We go to the rodeo and fireworks show that evening.  It’s a blast!

You’re on an island for 5 days – what five things do you take with you? I would bring a 4-wheeler so I could explore, a portable BBQ grill, a tent, a friend, and fishing gear! Sounds like a fun vacation to me!

What is the thing you are looking forward to most right now?  Probably Halloween because we get to dress up and stay up late!  Plus, my mom makes us eat healthy, so I’m looking forward to CANDY!

What is your favorite TV show and why? I’m kind of hooked on Stranger Things right now.  It’s scary and suspenseful, plus I’ve met a couple of the kids from the show. I’m really excited they are getting so much positive recognition for their hard work.  It’s pretty cool these kids are making such a big impact in an adult industry!

What is your favorite movie and why? E.T. It’s a classic! It was totally ahead of its time and how could you not love the story?  I thought Drew Barrymore did an insane job for being so little!

What is your strangest talent – it can be anything! I’m crazy flexible, and I can do the splits!

If you could see one band or musician alive or dead, who would it be?  Charlie Puth for sure.  Guy is crazy talented!

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Well, I was lucky enough to hear Gwynn Stockwell, from Space X, speak the other day.  She says we will be traveling to the moon and possibly Mars soon!  I totally believe her and hope it happens.  I’ll be the first to book a vacay!  

In your life so far, what has been the most significant thing to happen to you? I would say that reaching a huge life goal would be super significant!  My goal was to be cast as a series regular on a network show, so getting to play Kevin Pearson is a total dream come true!  I am forever gracious for this opportunity to do what I love!

Who would play you in a biopic of your life? People have said I look like a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and he happens to be my favorite actor, so I would be honored if it were him!  But, it might make more sense for me to play him, and that would be totally ok with me!

If you had to wear one pair of shoes for the rest of your life, what would they be? Timbs, done!  Seriously bro, even with shorts…I love them!  (Timberlands)

What is your ‘spirit animal?’ My mom says I’m a lion.  Lions are brave and loyal, beautiful and strong.  It’s special that she thinks that of me.  She also says I’m always hungry, rough and wild, and that’s pretty accurate! 

What app has changed your life? Waze!  You LA people totally know what I’m talking about!  We couldn’t function without it!

Pictured: Parker wears the Retro Tracksuit Set in Black available on our website, shirt is Parker’s own. 

Photography: Irvin Rivera 

HMU: Sifa Mua

Styling: Shannon Goldberg

Find Parker on Instagram

Spotted: Appaman in Parents Magazine

September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

How cute is this avocado costume? Thanks Parents Magazine for the feature. You can get our Skinny Twill Pants in leather brown (pictured) and a variety of super cool colors from our web store.

 

Appaman July/August Press Round-Up!

August 18, 2017 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, In the news, Press, Star Style

We are so excited here at Appaman to drop our amazing winter line next week. So, we thought we’d do a PRESS ROUND UP of all the places you might have seen Appaman’s  FW17 line out and about.

RACKED 

We got a shout out in one of our favorite fashion blogs, RACKED, in an article on shopping for fun and unique Kid’s clothing. It turns out that Anica John, CEO of Kid Things is a huge Appaman fan! She comments:

 “I knew that I needed to get some brands that do boys’ clothes really well so it would be fun to shop for them.” She cites brands like Appaman and Andy + Evan as ones that carry more imaginative boys’ looks.”

 

APPAMAN IN PARENTS MAGAZINE: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FEATURE 

You might have seen us Family Fun’s super cute round-up of back-to-school wear. We love the bright  colors and graphics! Can you spot our slim leg denim, our best-selling twill pants in jungle green and our girls Adler tee (the super cute silver donut print is hard to miss!)

 

APPAMAN IN B3 CARIBBEAN

We cannot get enough of this gorgeous cover pic of Ziggy Marley and his family. How handsome do the boys look in our fine tailoring?

 

APPAMAN IN EARNSHAWS JULY

 

We love the sharp styling of this great spread in  Earnshaw’s July magazine. You can see our Navy Windowpane suit (available now), and our favorite Faux fur girls coat in Garnet.

 

MINI-CELEBRITY SPOTTING

Appaman is a favorite for so many of our pocket-sized stars of stage and screen. Check it out!

Pint-sized youtube star @dieselrojas (seriously this kid can sing)  

 

Star of ‘This is Us’ @theparkerbates on the blue carpet

Augusto Montaro and his brother wear Appaman at this insanely dreamy wedding 

 

Young actor Julian Grey’s star is on the rise…we love his laid back Appaman styling for a European wedding.

Fall 2017 Style Guide

July 20, 2017 in New This Season

The Fall 2017 collection is here! Taking inspiration from tried-and-true street styles, American workwear, military-inspired menswear staples, and our own journeys down nostalgia lane, Fall 2017 consists of warm colors and great textures such as faux leather, canvas and twill. These clothes are ready for an adventure.

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View the full guide at the jump:

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Happy Birthday Party Hat!

June 19, 2017 in Appaman News

Our overwhelmingly cute and cuddly office dog and Assistant Nap Manager, Party Hat Husum, turns 7 years old today. To celebrate, we will give him lots of treats and belly rubs.  We love you, Party! Even when you’re weird and want to go play by yourself and hide under the clothes rack.

Enter the Ultimate Summer Giveaway & Win $1200 in Prizes

June 12, 2017 in Appaman News, Promotions

Is your family getting ready to hit the road this summer? Appaman teamed up with four other great brands to offer one of our fans the ultimate vacation upgrade. Scroll down for details about this great prize package.

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One lucky winner will receive a prize package with:

  • $350 gift card to Appaman: Stock up on stylish, adventure-ready threads from this iconic NYC streetwear brand.
  • $300 gift card to Stride Rite: Run wild from coast to coast in shoes built for childhood since 1919.
  • $200 gift card to Seedling:  Play, explore, and create without limits with award-winning activity kits & toys.
  • $200 gift card to Parkland: Pack your gear in durable, classic backpacks available in a range of great designs.
  • $150 in products from Raw Elements: Certified Natural sunscreen that’s gentle enough for infants, but meets the performance demands of the most extreme ocean athletes.

Enter now for your chance to win!

Open to US and Canada residents only. Contest ends July 1st. For complete rules visit the giveaway page.

An Appaman Baby Shower

May 9, 2017 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, DIY

Appaman HQ loves to celebrate, and what better occasion than a new baby?

Operations Manager Alyssa is expecting her first child, and with her due date right around the corner, we gathered the staff and headed to Brooklyn for a garden party baby shower at Lynn & Harald’s house.

Appaman cofounder/party hostess Lynn (left) and guest of honor Alyssa (right)

Appaman cofounder/party hostess Lynn (left) and guest of honor Alyssa (right)

We even had a special surprise guest (former Appaman staffer Jenna) fly in from Texas for the occasion!

Surprise guest Jenna (left), Katie (center) and mom-to-be Alyssa

Surprise guest Jenna (left), Katie (center) and mom-to-be Alyssa

We had a wonderful time stepping outside the office and celebrating a smart and dedicated woman who works so hard to make sure that Appaman is the best that it can be.

How does Team Appaman throw a baby shower? Check out our party details and more photos after the jump…

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Happy Earth Day! Here are some awesome new ways you can help the planet

April 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

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How does your family celebrate Earth Day? Whether it’s planting trees, getting involved in local recycling projects, volunteering with animals, or learning new ways to conserve energy,  Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate the impact we have on the planet and empower kids with tools and ideas about how they can personally make a difference, whether it’s as a family, locally in their community, or on a larger scale.

Even if you normally wouldn’t consider yourself an environmentalist, you may be surprised to discover how many different kinds of sustainability projects that may inspire you to get involved with long term.

No matter your interests, talents, or passions, there’s bound to be something that gets you excited to pitch in.

To help you channel your Earth Day enthusiasm into some year-round momentum, we’ve put together a list of a few super cool projects and organizations to help you start thinking outside the box and get involved in something awesome that also benefits the planet.

1) Shark Guardian

Marine conservation isn’t just for the “cute” animals. Thanks to the popularity of a little movie called Jaws, you may think of sharks as big, scary, human-hungry predators. In reality, humans are a much bigger threat to humans than they are to us. This shark and marine conservation group works to dispel those nasty rumors, educating kids and adults about the misconceptions about sharks and important role they play in marine ecosystems. Kids can even download a presentation to share with their class. Are you and your family recreational scuba diver? Shark Guardian partners with dive shops around the world to gather data about shark sightings (or lack therof) to help with research and statistics that are used to promote marine conservation programs. That means you — yes, YOU — get to be a shark researcher!

2) Planet Bee

Did you know that one in every three bites you take is made possible by bees? Gardening isn’t just about the plants.  In 2016 we lost 44% of managed beehives. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and populations are dropping by the billions  in recent years. The Planet Bee Foundation is dedicated to working with schools, nonprofits,  summer camps, businesses, and community gardens to help inspire kids and adults to be involved in bee conservation. There are kinds of ways you can get involved, through the ZomBee Watch Project, having a “Bee-Day” party, or, if you are an adult, corporate beekeeping! Why chat around the water cooler when you could chat around the bee hive?

3) Materials for the Arts

Are you an artistic type that likes to reduce, reuse, and recycle? If so, you should know about MFTA, a nonprofit organization run by New York City that accepts excess materials from businesses and individuals and redistributes it to eligible arts groups, nonprofits, and schools. With all of the design-focused businesses in New York, the MTFA warehouse is chock full of an ever-changing supply of top-notch goods from industries of all kinds. You never know what you’re going to get! Want to get involved? See if your group is eligible to “shop” the MFTA warehouse, sign up for a workshop, volunteer to help with operations, or donate your excess goods so a local arts group can make something new.

Spring 2017 Collection Suiting Guide

March 25, 2017 in Appaman Style

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We know that choosing the right suit for the occasion can be overwhelming. With so many styles, colors and fabrics, how do you know which is best? We broke down the Appaman 2017 Fine Tailoring Collection to offer some style tips and detailed descriptions of our spring and summer Mod Suits. Happy shopping!

 

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Linen and linen blend suits are perfect for adding a laid-back, summery vibe to your look while still being appropriate for formal occasions. This classic warm weather fabric has a looser weave than other styles, allowing air to flow for a cool, comfortable fit. The matte (no shine) finish gives it the textured look of natural fibers. Available in Fog (100% linen) or Dusty Blue (linen blend).

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Cotton suits are as comfortable as your favorite chinos. Cool, lightweight twill has a tight, flat weave with a matte finish and a comfortable fit. Ours comes in red, which is an awesome way to make a statement while keeping it casual. This is a great suit to re-style with your favorite old-school sneakers, and it’s versatile enough to pull into your early fall wardrobe. Looks great with black, white, and light blue.

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This suit is formal, the pattern is traditional, but the look is far from stuffy. When styled with bright colors or pastel patterns, it takes a decidedly fashion-forward look. Prince of Wales, commonly known as Glen Plaid, is a box-like pattern consisting of light and dark contrasting fine lines, that is iconic enough to have been a regular featured as part of the James Bond wardrobe throughout the years. Our version incorporates blue and grey for a great spring-friendly look that’s sophisticated yet youthful.

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We love the subtle elegance of the delicate Bengal Stripe: a crisp, lightweight cotton blend material woven with a narrow blue and white stripe pattern. Up close, it resembles seersucker, but with a much finer stripe. From a few steps back, it’s a gentle powder blue with a hint of texture. It’s a great option for a summertime formal occasion, so we made ours with shorts instead of pants. Looks great with a bow tie and a crisp white shirt.

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For maximum versatility in spring & summer suiting, try a seasonal solid blue. The Mod Suit in Deep Cobalt (available with shorts or pants) is lighter and brighter than a traditional formal navy suit and is made from a matte finish breathable material that’s not much heavier than shirting fabric. Cobalt is one of our most popular choices this season and looks fantastic with almost any bold, bright pattern, soft pastel, or contrasting accessory.

Those who like our traditional mid/light weight semi-shine suiting will love the super sharp Mod Suit in Cool Blue. It’s a great choice for extra-special events like spring holidays (try a pastel tie for Easter photos) or weddings. Ringbearer suit, anyone?

Ready to shop Appaman Fine Tailoring? Click here to view the collection