Okay, so a lot of kids are picky when it comes to their clothing. My kids, with the exception of my 16 month old, Xander, have definite ideas about their own personal style. Kids love being able to express their individuality through fashion, even at a young age.
My 2 and a half year old, Sophie, loves wearing girly clothing with a bit of an attitude. She loves frills paired with bright, fun colors and prints. Her favorite item? Her Zebra print pettiskirt that is adorned with hot pink trim. Yep, she's my little rocker diva!
My 12 year old, Kyle...Well, he's a different story. He is at that awkward "tween" age where he is just beginning to discover himself and wants desperately to fit in. Normally, this would be great. But the phase he's going through is pretty odd, to say the least. He says he's an "emo", whatever that is. I know this means wearing a lot of black, Doc Martens, and other weird (at least to me) apparel.
Usually, I can't find apparel in one place that pleases both of my picky kids. Until now, that is! Recently I discovered a great line of animated graphic hoodies called Mouth Man. These hoodies are unique because they literally come to life and transform, just by the simple action of "hugging" yourself! You see, these lightweight, breathable hoodies are strategically designed to transform simply by crossing your arms. On the elbows and sleeves, there are fun designs that actually form a mouth when put together! This is tons of fun, especially for little ones who like to chase each other around pretending to be Jaws or another scary creature! They have a ton of fun designs to fit every style, from sock monkeys to frogs, to dinosaurs, sharks and skeletons, just to name a few.
How do they work? Well, watch this quick video demonstrating the awesomeness that is Mouth Man. In this case, seeing them in action is far more telling than any description I could possibly write.
How cool is that?! My kids LOVE the look of Mouth Man hoodies, and I know yours will, too! But the really cool thing about these shirts is how they got their start. You see, they were born in the spirit of Rock and Roll! No, really! Mouth Man animated hoodies are the brain-child of Ross Valory, one of the founding members of the rock band, Journey! (Are you humming "Open Arms" or "Faithfully" yet?)
Ross Valory got the idea for Mouth Man hoodies when he was hanging out at a friend's home. The children of the house were running around, putting their elbows together, and pretending to be blood-thirsty sharks. They were pretending to "chomp" eachother, as many kids do when engaging in imaginative play. Years after witnessing this playful "carnage", Mr. Valory decided it would be a really neat idea to create a hoodie that actually formed a mouth that would open and close when you put your arms together.
So the idea for Mouth Man was born, and with the help of band mate and graphic artist, Prairie Prince, they got to work creating this exciting line of children's clothing. There are a ton of colorful, fun designs to choose from, and these hoodies are well-made, durable, and eco-friendly. Mouth Man animated hoodies are printed on a 100% recycled polyester sport fabric. They even use environmentally friendly inks! Now that's fashion I can feel good about!
The awesome folks over at Mouth Man sent me one of their Adult Skeleton Hoodie Shirts. My son, being the little "emo" that he is, decided he loved this design the best. It fits in well with his current love of all things dark and dangerous. I suppose I shouldn't be too concerned. I went through the same phase at around the same age, and I outgrew it rather quickly.
When the hoodie arrived, I was amazed by the quality right off the bat. It is very lightweight and breathable, and actually seems to wick moisture and perspiration away from the skin. This makes Mouth Man perfect for working out and all-season wear. I also loved the amazing attention to detail in the images on the hoodie. It's actually quite astounding, and you can tell that Mr. Valory and Mr. Prince put great pride into their creations.
Check out Kyle wearing his Mouth Man Skeleton Hoodie!
Overall, we are loving the fun designs over at Mouth Man! My son loves his hoodie, and his friends want their own now, too. With so many vibrant designs to choose from, I'm sure we'll be adding more of these hoodies to our collection soon. I have my eye on the XOXO Heart Hoodie for Sophie, and I might have to get a Sock Monkey hoodie for myself!
I would definitely recommend Mouth Man Animated Apparel to anyone who wants to out a little bit of fun into their wardrobe. These are great for kids who love to make believe they're a ferocious beast, and they're also fun for grown-ups, too. Plus, they're designed by the founding members of Journey! Add to that quality construction and the fact that these shirts are eco-friendly, and you've got a winning product. If that doesn't make you want to own a Mouth Man hoodie, I don't know what will!
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You can check out all of the cool designs on the Mouth Man website.
You can also check out Mouth Man on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
You can save a whopping 25% off of your entire Mouth Man order from now until July 1, 2012! Simply enter the following code during check-out:
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own Mouth Man Hoddie in their choice of style and size! How cool is that?!
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***Disclosure:I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided.As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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