Posts Tagged ‘Timberland’
From our Timberland family to yours — best wishes for a happy, healthy, joyous, peaceful, very merry holiday.
Here’s hoping there’s something special waiting for you under the tree.
(Thank you Instagram fan @giozinna for sharing this great pic with us!)
The last thing many of us consider when planning our holiday celebrations is the impact of those festivities on the environment … but a new survey commissioned by our Timberland team in the UK shows that eco-habits are far more engrained in British Christmas traditions than we might expect.
A surprising 100% of Brits surveyed say they do take steps to minimize their carbon footprint and help the environment during this festive season. These include replanting Christmas trees, buying organic ingredients for their Christmas day feast and wrapping gifts in recycled paper. Over 60% turn off their Christmas lights when they’re not at home, with 80% doing so to promote eco-values to their children.
And of course, holiday eco-consciousness starts at the top: 81% believe Father Christmas is the ultimate eco-hero for flying around the world on sustainable transportation.
At Timberland, protecting the environment is second nature to us. Because we make and sell gear for the outdoors, our business has a stake in seeing it thrive. We’re thrilled to see that Brits share the same passion and have made so many green behaviors part of their family Christmas.
Anabel Drese, European CSR Manager
What do you do to lighten the environmental impact of your holiday season? Tell us here.
I’ve had a few people reach out to me via iMessage or Facebook asking what to get “their guy” for the holidays. With the gift-giving season upon us, here’s a guy gift-giving guide from the perspective of someone who spends a lot of time on the go, for business and pleasure, in both the outdoors and the big city.
In full disclosure, I’m a bit biased as the Boot Company Brand Manager – but I can say with confidence that the Boot Company Tackhead 8-Inch Boot fits in whether you’re in a swanky restored whiskey distillery or on an authentic Yukon Territory ranch. With a mix of organic cotton canvas and premium full-grain leather with a wool liner, it’ll keep you on the cutting edge — and warm. It also features a Vibram® outsole, so you know it’s ready for anything.
When you can only pack one jacket, you need something that’s dependable, waterproof, warm and makes a statement. The Chocorua Alpine Waterproof Raincoat is seam-sealed waterproof and features Primaloft® ECO insulation (made from 50% PET, recycled plastic bottles). The aesthetic mixes classic mountaineering alpinist with mixed media elements in the form of leather in high wear locations normally reserved for Cordura® or Ripstop.
If orange is too bright for you, check out the Earthkeepers Front Country Hiker Jacket in Forest Night (Green), Black or Rust. You can layer it with a Lightweight Quilted Jacket and achieve a similar effect.
It’s a sad reality that whether I’m on the go for work or play, keeping track of time is usually a necessity. The Front Country watch is water-resistant (so go ahead and play in the snow) and durable enough to stand up to your daily workout or simply daily wear, thanks to materials like stainless steel and leather. If classic black isn’t your thing, it also comes in olive green.
I’ve become obsessed with documenting my life. I blame my kids. I’m a huge proponent of the aggregation of devices (aka iPhone), but there are times when you need to have some specialized gear for the task. The new GoPro offers you the ability to capture all of life’s little adventures wherever they may take you. No need to worry about dropping the iPhone in the ocean with this one.
When I’m not working, I try to spend a bunch of time on the bike. When it got a bit chilly, I always wore this layering piece. Eventually I started wearing this off the bike, under button-downs when it was chilly or even on its own in place of a t-shirt. Merino wool keeps you warm, but also naturally wicks sweat and water. This makes it a perfect piece when you need to travel. I usually wear these on the plane, where the temperature changes more frequently than my 3-year old’s mood.
Here at Timberland, we’re a pretty crafty bunch. We like sleek stuff that is hand-made from natural materials, so it’s only natural (get it?) to have an iPhone case made of 100% wool felt.
Remember what I said about Merino Wool and its awesome abilities to wick sweat and keep you comfy? The same goes for socks. These little guys keep you warm, dry and also sport an argyle, diamond pattern for your inner hipster. Rock these socks in an office meeting or on the trail.
We’ve all been there. Your luggage arrives in baggage claim, and it looks like someone packed a honey badger in your bag. It’s that exact moment that you want to avoid when you’re traveling for work or for fun. This duffle comes as small as XS and as large as XL. It’s made out of a crazy, waterproof ballistic nylon, is tested at Mt. Everest (no joke) and can be carried like a backpack too.
Deep breaths. You’ll be ok. Happy shopping and happy holidays!
We’ve invited some of the most influential stylists, menswear designers and editors to share their thoughts about our brand here on the Bootmakers Blog. Below, editor / stylist Max Pearmain tells us why he’s a fan.
I’m a big fan of Timberland because the brand has a core product that has a genuine street-led respect and foundation. The original designs are inspiring and actually quite aspirational in an alternative un-orthadox sense; i.e. they have a luxury streetwear element to them without feeling naff or too elitist.
Max Pearmain is the Menswear Editor of POP and is the Editor and Creative Director of Arena Homme +. He has worked with London designers including Martine Rose and Christopher Raeburn, and is a well-respected menswear stylist in his own right.
It’s an exciting day here at Timberland: Not only is it Friday (in and of itself worth celebrating), but we’ve also hit the major modern milestone of having one million fans on our Timberland Facebook page! That’s a whole lot of love.
We couldn’t be happier with our Facebook fans – they’re always sending us great pics of their Timberland gear, commenting on our new products and styles and generally providing a positive Timberland vibe. We wouldn’t be the brand we are without the support of other people who love Timberland as much as we do – so thank you, Facebook fans. Thanks a million.
If you’re not already a Timberland fan on Facebook, we’d love to add you to our one-million-and-growing community. Check us out!
A good reminder for all of us from Cathy in Connecticut … footwear is replaceable, feet are not.
Timberland boots saved my husband’s toes! He slipped with a chainsaw while cutting up a tree after Hurricane Sandy. Thanks god he had on his new Timberland boots or his toes would have been … well, you know. He’ll need a new pair of boots, but better than a new set of toes!
- Cathy B.
‘Tis the season for crummy winter weather … as you fire up those snowblowers, chainsaws and generators, be safe (and make sure you’re wearing the right boots for the job!).
It’s a coat, it’s a sweater, it’s as cozy as that snuggie we bought a few years ago as a gag and really don’t wear. Really.
Introducing the Chunky Long Cardigan — featuring super soft merino wool and a super stylish cable knit pattern. In a classic charcoal color that compliments everything from colorful tights to animal prints, the cardigan is a great choice for those days when you want winter warmth without heavy jacket bulk. See?
For more ideas on how to style the season’s best boots and jackets, check out our entire 1 piece, 3 ways gallery.