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Ugly NHL Jackets and Ties

Just In: Ugly NHL Suit Jackets and Ties

Now you can channel your inner Don Cherry when you suit up in one of our new NHL ugly sport jacket and tie sets.  If wearing grandma’s old yuletide jumper isn’t your jam, but you want to stand out among your buds, you’ll need these dapper duds! Whether you’re attending a cheesy Christmas party or a posh New Years soiree, you’re sure to score while sporting one of these bad boys.

Toronto Maple Leafs Suit Jacket
Get Fugly in our Maple Leafs Suit Jacket and Tie!

Sears Portrait Studio to the Rescue!

What to do when you’re in a pinch and need product photos fast, but don’t know where to turn? That was our predicament when we received our very first batch of ugly NHL suit jackets and ties.The moment they arrived at our warehouse, we thought they were just about the most awesome apparel we’ve ever seen. So naturally we wanted to share them with the Internet tout de suite.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-23-39-pmThat meant we needed product photos within the hour! Someone suggested we try the Sears Portrait Studio down the street. We all laughed and laughed… and then we called and booked a 5pm appointment. That was easy! But we still needed to find someone to model our fine fashions. What to do? Where to go? The local Goodlife gym, of course. That’s there we found Brandon, a friend of a friend who was happy to work the gig in exchange for free swag (namely, the jacket he’s holding below.)

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-24-12-pmSo we threw Brandon in our truck with a pile of jackets and headed over to Sears Portrait Studio.

img_3572We were greeted by a bemused employee who told us our clever gimmick was a welcome respite between the baby portraits and passport photos that are her stock-in-trade. In fact, we’re quite sure she’s never had so much fun working at Sears!

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-23-54-pmIt was when we took a coffee break in the mall food court that tragedy struck! Just after photographing the Toronto Blue Jays jacket, we headed to Timmies for a double double and found out the Jays had just lost their Championship Series against Cleveland, and were out of the playoffs. Bummer!

img_3603But we are glass-half-full type people, so we said good-bye baseball, hello hockey! We’ve got some really ugly NHL suits for five awesome franchises, meaning fans can dress as loud as they cheer!

And here’s a shout-out to Sears! They were able to get us in and out of there in a flash. And, for the low price of $60, we took home a  CD of six hi-res images, including the rights to publish them anywhere in the world. Score!

By the way, if you’re interested in one of our licensed sports jackets, you’ll need to act fast! We anticipate that they’ll sell out VERY quickly.  So order yours today!

Montreal Canadiens Sport Jacket and Tie
Montreal Canadiens Sport Jacket and Tie

 

Edmonton Oilers Suit Jacket and Tie
Edmonton Oilers Ugly NHL Jacket
Detroit Red Wings Suit Jacket and Tie NHL
Detroit Red Wings Ugly Jacket and Tie
Boston Bruins Jacket and Tie Combo
Boston Bruins Jacket and Tie Combo
Toronto Blue Jays Suit Jacket and Tie
Toronto Blue Jays Suit Jacket and Tie

Head over to RetroFestive.ca to order yours today!

I Heart XMAS! with Rosey Edeh

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Rosey Edeh, Co-host and Weather Specialist of The Morning Show and Anchor, Global News at Noon
@roseyedeh
http://globalnews.ca/author/rosey-edeh/

Rosey Edeh Christmas
Rosey Edeh will be co-hosting Toy Drive Live this year

 

Retro Festive: What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
Rosey Edeh: My favorite TV Christmas special is Charlie Brown. The music by Vince Guaraldi is so smooth, so perfectly festive and that pitiful little tree! Linus puts his blanket around it, the gang shows it some love and voila! It looks amazing! Finally, Charlie Brown triumphs.

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
I don’t have any quirky family traditions, just eating Christmas dinner until we can barely move! Mom’s the best cook in the world! Seriously!

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
I prefer to give. I am a serious shopper! I love a good bargain but love the hunt for that perfect gift even more.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
Ugly Christmas sweater? Does it come with a pair of black tights and a killer pair of pumps? If it does, bring on the ugly sweater!
Editor’s Note: For you Rosey – anything!

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
Santa, please bring me skis and a handsome ski instructor! I’ve conquered the bunny hill and the double black diamond is next!

Rosey Edeh will be co-hosting Toy Drive Live this year.  Global News teams up with the Toronto Fire Fighters every year to support the Firefighters Toy Drive. This annual event will be broadcast live on Global  News at 5:30pm from the Shops on Don Mills on Thursday, December 4.  Bring a toy and join in the festive fun!

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I Heart XMAS! with Anthony Farnell

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist for Global News Toronto
@anthonyfarnell
http://globalnews.ca/author/anthony-farnell/

Retro Festive: What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
Anthony Farnell: My favourite Christmas movie has become Four Christmases because Vince Vaughan is hilarious.

Anthony Farnell christmas
Four Christmases is Anthony Farnell’s favourite Christmas movie!

 

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
My family meets every Christmas at our warm cozy cottage in Vermont. We open gifts, have brunch and sometimes hit the slopes in the afternoon.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
If I’m shopping last minute (which I normally do) then I’d much prefer to receive.  I’ve been slowly learning to put thought into gifts!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
Of course, the uglier the sweater the better.

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
Call me a nerd but I’m hoping Santa delivers a home weather station to put up on my roof.  Storm (my dog) is looking for treats and a squeaky toy so I think at least one of us won’t be disappointed this year.

Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell will present his nightly weather report from Toy Drive Live this year.  Global News teams up with the Toronto Fire Fighters every year to support the Firefighters Toy Drive. This annual event will be broadcast live on Global News at 5:30pm from the Shops on Don Mills on Thursday, December 4.

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I Heart XMAS! with Kris Reyes

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Kris Reyes, Co-Host of The Morning Show
@Krisreyes
www.globalnews.ca/author/kris-reyes/

Kris Reyes Christmas
Kris Reyes saw A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time last year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retro Festive:  What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
Kris Reyes: My favourite movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas (saw it for the FIRST time last year!)

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
Last year was a sleepover Christmas and my mom made us all wear matching PJs and no one could say NO.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
Both!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?The uglier the better

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
I recently visited the Drake Devonshire Inn (in Prince Edward County) for the first time and their house robe was amazing.  It had a hood and sweater sleeves.  Yes, please.

Kris is co-hosting Bloor Yorkville’s Holiday Magic on Saturday, November 15th  from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Global News is a sponsor.

 

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I Heart XMAS! with Susan Hay

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Susan Hay, Anchor/Producer, Global News
@MadGlobalTO
www.globalnews.ca/author/susan-hay/

Susan Hay Christmas
Susan Hay will co-host the Toy Drive Live broadcast on December 4 at 5:30 on Global

Retro Festive: What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
Susan Hay: My favourite Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Loved it as a child and still do today, but this time I enjoy it with our 10-year old.

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
My family loves Christmas. Coming from a French/Italian background, it’s all about the food and bringing family and friends together.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
For me, it’s all about giving.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
Sorry, no ugly Christmas anything in my closet!

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
What do I want Santa to bring me this year? George Clooney, but he’s taken!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Global News teams up with Toronto Fire Fighters every year to support the Firefighters Toy Drive. Toy Drive Live, co-hosted by Susan Hay, will be broadcast live on Global News at 5:30pm from the Shops on Don Mills on Thursday, December 4th.

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