7 For All Mankind Comes to Calgary

10 Feb

I’m buzzing with excitement — so much so that I just spilled a cup of tea all over the carpet and I couldn’t care less.

Two very good things happened to me yesterday. First, Mike from Mike’s Bloggity Blog tweeted that more tickets were released for the Heritage Classic hockey game on Feb. 20. Some dollars later, I own two tickets for seats way in the back for what, I hope, is not a terribly cold game.

And then, 7 For All Mankind announced it will open its first Canadian store in Chinook Centre on March 9. Well, that made me dance in the kitchen.

I quite love this label. In the jeans department, they achieve that key balance between a comfortable fit and a a great bum. Their jeans give the wearer a bum that, to quote Bridget Jones’ Mark Darcy, you could park a bike in and balance a pint of beer on.

I’m not really sure what that means but I presume it’s a nice bottom.

After spilling my tea, I messed around for the rest of the afternoon, trolling 7’s website for things I need. Like this these cropped military pants which make me dream of spring. Please note that I will not be baring my mid-riff because I’m simply too old and too conservative to be on board with that look:

Those pants could get dolled up with a black backless sweater and heels. Or you could throw on a white tank, flip flops and spend a sunny afternoon at the patio of your favourite pub (I might be two seasons ahead myself here).

Or, say, if I were looking for something to wear to a hockey game — an outdoors one — I’d lean towards something like these comfy, casual originals:

Worn with the Gerald boot — warm, comfortably low-heeled and appropriately vintage-like:

Because I’m delusional and believe that the weather will be warm during the game, let’s go for this henley with the embellished rope cuffs. That should be toasty enough under my big winter parka:

Last but not least, my team toque (which is from Fan Attic):

I’m going to go deal with that tea spill now.



5 Responses to “7 For All Mankind Comes to Calgary”

  1. Nicole Zacharias February 10, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    wow- so much fun coming up! The game and great new jeans!!! I will be ready for some non maternity jeans in the spring!

  2. mike February 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    you’re welcome!

  3. Sarah Frangou February 11, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I’m just putting this out there:
    If you’re a legit Calgary Flames fan…you will not bring a Canucks fan as your date. You will not enjoy it. Instead maybe you want to remember that I will be home by then and would cheer the Flames on just as hard as you…


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