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By Kim Taylor

With spring comes more movement, less bulk, and a lighter step. Here are some suggestions for greeting the sun in style.

Ariat International is not only a leading source for Western and English riding attire, but a quality source for riding luggage and casual wear too. Find cowboy boots, breeches, jeans, coats, bags and more at, and saddle up for action.

Another source for classic, vintage-style jeans is the Private Stock Denim Collection, which offers jeans that are custom-weaved from Japanese salvage denim, and featuring rare indigo dyes, secret wash formulas, and inordinate attention to detailing and finish. Each pair of jeans appears to be a one-of-a-kind item as a result of high quality materials and detailing, yet the price point is at entry level. You’ve hit the mother lode of jeans! Find them at and at your favorite local boutiques.

The casual UNCL line, favored by NFL sportsmen and celebs, is perfect for lounging and feeling comfortable in style because of the incredibly soft materials used in the line’s hoodies, sweatpants, and t-shirts. Lightweight and wrinkle-free, UNCL is also ideal for traveling, walking the English bulldog, playing cards and taking in a Knicks game. Find this line at

Modern, sleek Fatheadz sunglasses were designed for men who have bigger heads (no doubt due to their extra brain power), and were designed by a “fat-headed” man named Rico Elmore, who couldn’t find a single pair of sunglasses that fit on the Strip in Las Vegas among 300 pairs. Fatheadz launched its 2011 line with 12 syles of sunglasses with names such as The boos or Big Daddy, and 12 new styles of optical glasses. Peruse the lineup at

Originally published March 2011
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