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Wes and Willy: St Patty’s Day Gear!

St. Patrick’s Day is creeping up on us. For all of you Irish- American’s out there that live for this holiday, or even those that just love the Good Ole Irish, it is time to get ready! Parents may not remember that far back (ouch I know but I am including myself in this statement so never fear) but St. Patty’s day is a big deal at school. Remember that fun little game of wearing green? If you aren’t wearing green you get a pinch! While we don’t condone actually on hong, it is fun to get into the spirit by donning the festive color. So we were excited when we saw some great items in the Wes and Willy collection that would be perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

World Soccer Shirt by Wes and Willy: this awesome green shirt features some great soccer balls covered in their nations colors. It even includes the wonderful Emerald Isle, Ireland. Nobody is getting pinched in this great shirt!

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Shamrock Shirt by Wes and Willy: another great green shirt this awesome shirt also features the incredibly Irish Shamrock. Shamrocks are the symbol of great luck in Ireland and all around the world. Wearing this vibrant shirt will definitely get you out of a pinch, and maybe the luck will get you a good grade on that pop quiz!

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Plaid Cargo Shorts by Wes and Willy: who says you have to stop at the shirt? This incredible plaid shorts are available in green. Now you can don the green apparel from head to toe. Talk about festive!

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Shamrock Tie by Wes and Willy: a little too cool for just at shirt and shorts? Go super cool and suave with this incredible accessory. A tie is the perfect piece to pull together an amazing look for St. Patty’s Day.

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Meet IMAGINE GreenWear and Mark Fishbein

IMAGINE GreenWear

This month at The Boy’s Store we are highlighting one of our favorite designers. IMAGINE GreenWear is a great USA based designer that has made the move into the world of green design and production. But don’t discount them as a high end fashion line just yet, they are hardcore fashion minded designers, “We do not print any eco-slogans [and we do not offer] just simple front only spot prints, but artistic front and back prints, all our customers have fronts and backs too! Fashion is the only way to [push] forward the green textile movement [the fact] that we are made in [the] USA and [are] organic is secondary. Fashion first!” says IMAGINE GreenWear founder Mark Fishbein.

The name for IMAGINE GreenWear was inspired by the John Lennon song “Imagine.” Founder Mark Fishbein has confided that the song had an excellent and simple message, and that was exactly what he was looking for when it came to his fashion line. Due to the fact that part of the goal of IMAGINE GreenWear was to create a new standard for ecological apparel, the song was the perfect jumping off point for the name.

IMAGINE GreenWear Safari shirtOne of the great features of IMAGINE GreenWear is the fact that everything about their collection is Eco-friendly. All of the designs are made of organic material, and every screen-printed design is made from a seaweed based dye. This results in incredibly organic, soft, and beautiful designs all made in the safest way possible. At IMAGINE GreenWear they strive everyday to make “green” the standard in the fashion industry.

Inspiration comes easily to the designers at IMAGINE GreenWear. Some of their favorite inspirations include posters by Tandadori Yakoo, vintage men’s ties, 18th century woodcuts, modern collages, and nature photographs. They Use their favorite inspirations to create new and unique designs for their line. It is also important to include popular themes from today’s world into their designs, and IMAGINE GreenWear finds great ways to include your everyday favorite things into their designs as well. IMAGINE GreenWear Astronaut Shirt

Founder Mark Fishbein is no newcomer to the fashion industry. “My father started the first screen printing facility in the US in 1951. I got into the business in high school, and the history of growth of the screen printing industry in America and globally is amazing. It is a gigantic high tech industry today.” Although he has been in the industry for over 40 years he has not tired of the great fashion world. IMAGINE GreenWear is a year old and with this new venture he has indeed found a great adventure, and hopefully a great future. The line may have started with children’s wear but it has quickly started new lines including a young men’s line, and a women’s line. It may not be long before all fashion designers are looking to Mark Fishbein and using his “green” ideas.

We look forward to all of IMAGINE GreenWear future collections, and we hope that our customers do too! Look for them at our IMAGINE GreenWear section Imagine GreenWear Zzzoom Shirt