Happy Father’s Day! I am giving away a shirt or pair of shorts(your choice of item) from Ecoths! Ecoths makes eco friendly mens clothing that is also stylish with a rugged outdoors influence. Check the bottom of this post for entry!
I still remember what Jed was wearing when we met. Is that weird? If it is – don’t tell that it’s weird to remember things like that. He was wearing these pants that I would call ‘work pants’ – they had lots of pockets, were made of a thick cotton type canvas, and had reinforced knees. I’m not naming the brand on this post – but you probably know the company that makes pants like this. He also had on an outdoorsy type of tee shirt and hiking boots. He also carried a large backpack that he expertly made fit in the overhead bin – and I was shocked yet somewhat impressed that it contained all of his belongings for a three week trip to Thailand.
I, on the other hand, was sporting a super ugly yet ridiculously expensive from Nordstrom ‘leisure’ type flying outfit for the for the 24 hour flight – and my luggage for my trip to Thailand – enough for a family of seven – was stowed below and probably took five strong men to lift it into the plane. They probably cursed my name several times.
Yes – we met on an airplane, each taking trips to Thailand after horrible break-ups. I wanted nothing to do with him because of his ugly pants and he didn’t want much to do with me because of my expensive travel ensemble.
But when he let me use his shoulder for sleeping and his backpack for a footrest -well I excused those ugly pants. 16 years later – we both excuse a lot of things.
But that’s not what this story is about.
What this story is about is that I donated my ugly outfit years ago and Jed still owns those damn pants.
We are very different – and how we shop for clothing maybe tops the list of those differences. When Jed purchases something – he looks for quality and considers it possibly an investment for a lifetime of wearing. He wants it to be sporty yet functional, and attractive and classic yet durable, and for him also it needs to have an outdoor-wearable spin, and if possible be good for the environment.
And while I do shop for a few pieces here and there like Jed does – I am more of a sale, trend, disposable, not thinking about the future type shopper. And I wish I would take-on Jed’s more classic approach to clothing and invest in quality and sustainability more.
BUT ONLY $9.99 FOR A SHIRT! (That I end up tossing after one season and then having to buy 10 more of those that also become completely disposable). I feel like I need to attend a quality clothing self-help course.
What I’m saying is that Jed’s damn pants that he wore on May 7, 1998 have taught me to appreciate clothing as more than something just fashionable and disposable.
I hate when he’s right.
So that’s what I’m giving Jed for Father’s Day this year – I am telling him he’s right for all of you to see! And I also gave him a new outfit from a brand new eco-friendly company called ECOTHS. Because one does not live by ‘forever lasting work pants’ alone.
Jed is SUPER picky when it comes to clothing and he was not even that thrilled to try something new because 1. NEW and 2. Not his typical outdoor/performance clothing brand. This man has standards.
But old set-in-his-ways Jed was impressed by the fit, style, durability, and overall mission of Ecoths. Seriously, he could not stop talking about how much he loved the shorts and shirt and even gave me washing instructions(the man does NOT do laundry) on how I should handle these items for him as not to ruin his new favorite clothing. I guess he plans to wear them forever too.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if Jed gives Ecoths two thumbs up – there is not a better endorsement you will ever get for their clothing.
Ecoths is a brand new company that uses 100% natural and organic fabrics to produce their mens fashions. Their desire is to combine urban fashion elements with rugged outdoor influence to create one cohesive brand that unites style, community, and goodness. And besides working with natural fabrics with low-impact, Ecoths also gives 3 meals for each garment they sell. For Spring ’14 they donated nearly 16,000 meals throughout the US to local food banks!
Ecoths mission is simple – bring together the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Product.
(Jed is wearing the Humboldt Island Shorts and Ronan Polo Shirt)
And now I’d love for you to try Ecoths for yourself(or for a special guy in your life).
In honor of Father’s Day I am giving away either ONE SHIRT or ONE PAIR OF PANTS from Ecoths to one lucky winner(winner has item/size choice).
Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below for your chance to win. Giveaway is open through 6/17. Just hop over to Ecoths’ catalog and tell me what you love!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I am working with Ecoths to spread the word about their amazing company and work as part of my ambassador program with Aventura. I was given one outfit for Jed to try, but all words and opinions are my own.