Ugmonk x Verde Styles: Premium Bamboo Sunglasses

This collaboration between Ugmonk and Verde Styles makes me quiver. I love it. I’ve always been a fan of wayfarer style sunglasses and so these bamboo frames will fit right in with my collection of multi-colored Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and is eco-friendly, durable and lightweight. We’ve teamed up with Verde Styles for a special collaboration on our latest product: handcrafted bamboo sunglasses.

A small Ugmonk ampersand has been engraved on each side and the distinct bamboo texture makes each pair truly unique. 1.1 polarized lenses make these glasses not only stylish but a solid pair of shades. Also, each pair comes in a custom bamboo case and a microfiber pouch to keep the shades safe when they’re not on your head.

The sunglasses are available in two color options: natural and brown.

The Ugmonk x Verde Styles: Premium Bamboo Sunglasses are available now from Ugmonk for $115.

Mountains, Mountains, and Mountains

Like triangles? Love Ugmonk? If you said yes to at least one of those two questions then you will (you should at least) adore Mountains from Ugmonk. This is actually a re-released design from the Minimal Series released by Ugmonk last spring. The design is highlighted by a new colorway and is now available in hoodie form.

Mountains is available now from Ugmonk for $24.

Premium Alumnium Ampersand by Ugmonk

If y ou’ve been salivating over the 18″ Premium Wood Ampersand, but couldn’t fathom spending $299 for then maybe you want to consider picking up the Premium Alumnium Ampersand instead. This recently released Ugmonk item is 7.75″ tall and available at a much more affordable price of $54. It’s sexy and you know it.

Premium Alumnium Ampersand is available now from Ugmonk for $54.

Premium Leather Goods from Ugmonk

These premium leather items from Ugmonk look amazing. Ugmonk designer Jeff Sheldon does excellent job at paying such close attention to detail. Seriously sexy stuff. I actually wish that the premium leather case was tailored to fit on a Moleskine Notebooks. I’d love that. Maybe a future product?

Leather Bi-Fold Wallet: This uniquely designed bi-fold wallet is handcrafted from a single piece of leather which can be easily flattened for tanning and oiling. The raw leather starts out a light color and will age, darkening as it absorbs the oils from your hands and is exposed to the sun. The more you use it, the better it looks. Price: $84

Ugmonk Leather Card Case: Let’s face it. Most people carry around a lot of excess in their wallets. For those prefer a more minimal approach, this slim card case is perfect for holding just the essentials. This ultra slim design can be comfortably carried in the front or back pocket. Handcrafted right here in the USA. Price: $58

Leather Card Case: Let’s face it. Most people carry around a lot of excess in their wallets. For those prefer a more minimal approach, this slim card case is perfect for holding just the essentials. This ultra slim design can be comfortably carried in the front or back pocket. Handcrafted right here in the USA. Price: $56

Ugmonk 3rd Anniversary Set + 20% Off

Happy 3rd Birthday Ugmonk! As has become tradition, Ugmonk has released a Limited Edition T-Shirt celebrating its birthday. This years Limited Edition set is as sexy and sleek as ever. The black T-Shirt features a bold “3” with a folded appearance. Each set comes with an Ugmonk laser-engraved natural leather coaster with painted edges and is packaged in a one string-tie chipboard portfolio (14″ x 9.5″ x .5″). Talk about attention to detail!

The set is priced at $50, however, you can score 20% off your entire order by using the coupon code THREE20 at checkout. The 20% off coupon code will expire at 11:59pm on Monday, August 29th.

Ugmonk: Minimal Series

Are you a minimal person? Ugmonk steps out of the box, a little, with their new Minimal Series. I say “a little” because, well, they’ve always been about minimalism. Maybe a better name for this collection would have been Shapes. Cubes, circles and triangles are featured on the new tees. I must say that I’m quite the fan of Mountains, (the triangle tee). The design and color selection contrast nicely on the black T-Shirt.

“Today we are introducing the new Minimal Series: 3 designs focused on shape, form and simplicity. We’ll keep the words to a minimum and let the designs do all the talking.”

The new minimal T-Shirts are available now at Ugmonk for $24 a piece, but you can use the coupon code “SPRING20″ at checkout for an additional 20% off your entire order (valid until May 15).

Now wouldn’t it be cool if the T-Shirts came shipped shaped in the shape the shirt is featuring?

It’s About Time + Half Full

Whenever our pals over at Ugmonk release a new tee, I get ape happy. I’m a huge fan. So can you imagine how excited I was when they recently unveiled three new items, including a new tee design, their first long sleeve shirt, and an … And Then I Woke Up mug! Seriously, I’m already a fan of Ugmonk’s timeless And Then I Woke design, but … a mug! Right, I’m sure a mug is not a big deal to many of you. For me, however, this mug is awesome because 1. I already own the And Then I Woke Up tee in two different colorways (and if Ugmonk were to add more colorsways I’d probably get those as well) and 2. I’m a drink fanatic, a lover of all things liquid and I even blog about drink culture. As you can see, this new mug is kind of a big deal for me.

Enough about THE mug.

It’s About Time is a great addition to the already splendid Ugmonk line. It sort of reminds me of a mashup of Path To Nowhere and There’s More To Life. I like it. As far as that long sleeve goes, pfft! I live in Hawaii – it never gets cold enough here to warrant the use of a long sleeve T-Shirt! Ugmonk, I say bring on the Raglans!

It’s About Time, Half Full and the And Then I Woke Up Mug are priced at $24, $28, and $14 respectively. Remember to use the coupon code COTY09 at checkout to score yourself 10% off your entire order at Ugmonk!

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary Collector’s Set

For two years now, Ugmonk has been the go-to-brand for those of us wanting T-Shirts featuring sexy and well thought out typography. I’ve been a fan of Jeff Sheldon since the beginning and have admired his unique style for some time now. To celebrate Ugmonk’s two year anniversary, Sheldon put together an amazing and limited edition box set to commemorate the special occasion. Only 200 of these box sets were made and they feature:

  • 2nd Anniversary tshirt
  • Ugmonk wooden box with wood-burned logo
  • Ugmonk laser-etched and numbered wooden coin
  • Ugmonk sticker
  • Signed 2nd Anniversary collector’s card

I am very much itching to get my hands on one of these boxes, especially since I love dissecting and examining custom T-Shirt packaging. This is as custom as custom gets, and I am indeed lusting over it.

The Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary Collector’s Set is available now for purchase for $50, but you can save 20% off of your entire order by using the coupon code “TWOYEARS” at checkout. If you plan on taking advantage of the 20% off discount code then you better do so quickly because it expires on August 31, 2010!

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Easier Said Than Done + Ugmonk Giveaway!

I’ve featured Ugmonk’s Easier Said Than Done in it’s original colorway before, but I thought I’d share with you its newest incarnation. The purple and white colorway pops so much more than the original black and white version. I dig it!

Talk is cheap. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to solve the world’s problems. Don’t just say it. Do it.

Easier Said Than Done is available now from Ugmonk for $24.

And since we are talking about Ugmonk, I should note that they are having a giveaway on the official Ugmonk Facebook page. All you need to do is comment and let Ugmonk know what type of product you would like them to make next. It’s super easy and you have until July 26, 2010 to enter. Three lucky winners will be chosen so be sure to get in on that!

Easier Said Than Done

Ugmonk Gives Back 2009

It’s that time of the year again and Ugmonk is doing their share of good deeds. Ugmonk Gives Back is all about helping the community and every purchase from now until December 25 will do just that:

“This year we’ll be working with Samaritan’s Purse again to supply hot meals to needy children around the world. Each item that you purchase from Ugmonk from December 1 – December 25 will supply one hot dinner for a child. For every 5 items purchased by you and others, Ugmonk will add 2 more meals equaling a full week of hot dinners.”

Ugmonk’s Jeff Sheldon also released a new tee called There’s More To Life which is available now $24. He also released a new colorway for last years Ugmonk Gives Back shirt, Two Are Better Than One. He reprinted that one on a Forrest (dark green/black) American Apparel blank.

And even better, to help drives sales and get more meals into the hands of the less fortunate, Ugmonk is offering a 10% discount for all orders that use the coupon code “GIVEBACK09″ at checkout. offering a 15% discount on all orders that use the coupon code “COTY15″ at checkout!

There's More To Life

Two Are Better Than One

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Lowercase Black Hoodie