Bootights By Leg Up

When facing cold weather, even on rainy or snowy days, for women I highly recommend wearing  knee high boots with thick tights and a wool shirt dress or skirt and sweater as opposed to pants.

The lycra dries much quicker and you stay just as warm if not warmer.

And now with our extra durable Bootights by Leg Up, which are tights with built in you can be a sustainable fashion-ista by not having to throw away tights as often.

One of the big reasons we think Bootights will last you longer is that they have a “performance sock” built right into the tights.  Thus you won’t quickly end up with holes near your big toe which often happens when you wear tights with boots.

Thanks Cool Moms Cool Kids for sharing the photo!

Thanks Cool Moms Cool Kids for sharing the photo!

Furthermore we’re excited to have Bootights at Amé Amé - the world’s only rain gear and candy specialty store – because a lot of women complain about cold feet as well as their feet aching in rain boots (and other boots or shoes with flat insoles and little arch support).

Bootights takes care of both these problems!

You’ll have more comfort than with ordinary tights by wearing  Bootights because built into the sock is arch support!  Plus the sock has moisture-wicking capabilities that help your toes stay drier and more toasty.

If you need a little more convincing before coming into our store or buying from us online, here’s what the people of Bootights have to say about the awesome sock

  1. moisture-wicking so feet are drier and warmer
  2. compression arch support so feet feel supported and energized all day long.
  3. top mesh so feet breath inside boots
  4. sculpted cushioning so heel and toe are protected and comfy in boots
  5. contoured fit of sock so boots fit amazing. no more slipping feet or bunching socks!

Come get a pair for yourself.

Gloves & Mittens A Perfect Pair

Last week during the cold spell in NYC and much of the Northeast, I finally fell in love with mittens.  In the past I always thought they were adorable and sometimes nice for warmth, but I also found them rather inconvenient.

Then it hit me, gloves and mittens should be worn together!  When the temperature drops severely I think it’s impossible for any sexy stylish leather gloves to keep you warm no matter if they’re lined with cashmere or the latest thinsulate.

However, suddenly I had toasty warm hands by layering over my lovely leather gloves a pair of mittens.  And when I had to use the convenience of my fingers, like for the ATM, I didn’t have to expose my fingers to the harsh cold.  Instead all I had to do was slip off a mitten!

Seriously – try it out!

Now you don’t need to wear bulky ski gloves that should only be used for the  mountains or building snowmen and snowballs.

New leather gloves lined with cashmere and a preview of F/W 2013's gloves to come.  Plus a special, adorable pair of mittens.  Both being sold at Amé Amé

New leather gloves lined with cashmere and a preview of F/W 2013′s gloves to come. Plus a special, adorable pair of mittens. Both being sold at Amé Amé

 

 

The gloves I wear (missing a few studs) and the pink mittens I layered over them to give me warmth & still look stylish.

The gloves I wear (missing a few studs) and the pink mittens I layered over them to give me warmth & still look stylish.

 

Super cute mittens found on

Super cute mittens found on

 

 

 

More Capes for Men

I’ve already told you why I love capes.  Unfortunately if you were a dude, you were probably wondering if dudes can wear capes too.

Funny story, one day in Amé Amé a mom was trying on a cape, and her adorable 13 year old son who will truly be a lady heartbreaker in a few years (if he isn’t already) said “How come they don’t make cool things like this for dudes.”

I googled searched “men’s winter capes” and could hardly find anything.  Most of the stuff was way to high-end fashion extreme looking.

However the other day on the street I saw this guy wearing a very cool looking cape for guys.  While I think it’s hard for men who are less than 6ft to pull off a casual cape in a macho fashion, I do think it would be cool to see more men’s capes.

Difference between a cape and a poncho?  A poncho has no front zipper or buttons.

Difference between a cape and a poncho? A poncho has no front zipper or buttons.

 

Real Men Can Wear Fur Lapels

A masculine Swiss man who deals fresh water pearls, rocks a fur lapel and knee high leather boots with our Copper Orange Davek Elite Umbrella.

A masculine Swiss man  from Berne rocks a fur lapel and knee high leather boots with our Copper Orange Davek Elite Umbrella.

 

 

Perhaps he borrowed the look from Victor & Rolf.  (photo courtesy of TheMonsieur.com

Perhaps he borrowed the look from Victor & Rolf. (photo courtesy of TheMonsieur.com

 

Or maybe he got the look from Marc Jacobs (does this guy not have the striking blue eyes of the guy in Downton Abbey?)

Or maybe he got the look from Marc Jacobs (does this guy not have the striking blue eyes of the guy in Downton Abbey?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I understand how pulling off Pascal’s look might be tough for most men, but I loved his boldness and how his look reminded me of the end of the Victorian era (ie Downton Abbey) when train travel was luxurious and people traveled with beautiful leather trunks.

More importantly  his thick fur lapel keeps him warmer without having to sacrifice the slim fit of his wool coat.

Amaort Rainboots

A rainboot from Japan that only seems to be found at the UK store Mr. Shoes and asked about by an Italian customer who came into Amé Amé - we’re intrigued!

We love the cheerful candy colors as well.

A Rainbow of Amaort Rain Boots from Japan (photo thanks to http://mr-shoes.co.uk/)

A Rainbow of Amaort Rain Boots from Japan (photo thanks to http://mr-shoes.co.uk/)

We just would love to give a try of the soles before we go carrying them.

The boots look very similar to the Japanese Da Ichi Fisherman boots which we have carried in the past.

We brought these boots in after discovering them at Loopy Mango, who took this great photo.

We brought these boots in after discovering them at Loopy Mango, who took this great photo.

However we now have Aigle’s Rubber Pack Boots

Aigle's new Rubber Packs. Foldable rain boots with a solid sole.  Not at Amé Amés East Village store and AmeRain.com

Aigle’s new Rubber Packs. Foldable rain boots with a solid sole.

Aigle boots have a firmer sole and I personally found that the Daichi boots became a little uncomfortable to wear a long time because they lacked very little arch support.

However, I have heard from others that they love their Dai Ichi boots, so I just might have odd feet and maybe the Amaorts will be the next set of folding rain boots we bring into our East Village rain gear and candy store.

Three Ways to Wear Barbour

One of our first Barbour Jacket Customers from last year spotted on the East Village’s wonderful 9th Street.  And her Bedale jacket looks good as new.   

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He looks great in this quilted Barbour Vest but he’s kindly giving it to his boyfriend as a Christmas gift.

Barbour Umbrella + Barbour Jacket = a great match

Barbour Umbrella + Barbour Jacket = a great match

50 Shades of Grey

Grey rainboots are a nice alternative to black and softening outfits.  I also like how a grey outfit can make a grey day feel special for being grey.

 

Grey Kamik Rainboots.  Faux Grey Wolf Handbag with Leather Handle.  Grey Fascinator mini-beret.  All sold at Amé Amé in the East Village of NYC on the 9th Street.

Grey Kamik Rainboots. Faux Grey Wolf Handbag with Leather Handle. Grey Fascinator mini-beret. All sold at Amé Amé in the East Village of NYC on the 9th Street.

 

 

Afraid to move beyond a black umbrella?  Take baby steps with a lux grey umbrella.

Grey Contessa Umbrella. Faux Chinchilla Grey Scarf from London by Moore and Moore.  Silver Wrap Tassel Bracelet by Emily Kammeyer.

Grey Contessa Umbrella. Faux Chinchilla Grey Scarf from London by Moore and Moore. Silver Wrap Tassel Bracelet by Emily Kammeyer.   Fresh Water Pearl Earrings with Cubic Zirconinan accents  that look vintage.  All found at Amé Amé.  318 E 9th Street.