As many of you may know, my 5-year-old and my 7-year-old are roughly the same size, so when some review samples from Quagmire Kids came, things got a little crazy around this house. Two boy fighting over who would be the first to wear the short sleeve Colorfusion shirt, and it is still only 25 degrees outside. We were also sent two very nice plaid shorts samples, as well, which the boys decided among themselves that they would also share, but each one gets to keep a pair of shorts in their dresser.
If you will, let me go on a trip down memory lane here. Back when I was growing up, one of my favorite shirts was the Hypercolor t-shirts. Problem was that you had to be super careful washing them, and even then they had a very short life span. The idea was great, but the execution was just not there. Also, if I remember correctly, they only had t-shirts, which limited the potential. Well, here comes Quagmire with Colorfusion, which takes color-changing clothes to a new level. Right in the press release we have attached below, Quagmire states that these shirts are meant to last and you wash them like any other piece of laundry. That is comforting to hear and really does make them a notch above what you would come to expect in a shirt for your children. Looking at the quality of the shirt, it feels like great material, the buttons are of good quality with the Quagmire name on them, and the raised logo is pleasing from a quality standpoint as well as appearance. I have included a picture of them in the gallery below.
The shorts are just so cute. You can take a look at them below, as well. I just picture the boys in them in the summer for a nice family event or one of the holidays–just really classy. Also, my 7-year-old will be starting golf this season, and these are the perfect shorts to bring on the course or to the driving range for the little ones. The buttons are big and nice quality, and the material is just perfect for those times your kids want to wear shorts. The designs and colors are very spring and summer oriented, and I have to say, when we had our boys try them on, the shorts were great looking on them.
If you are looking to spruce up your kid’s wardrobe with clothes that look good, are good quality, and also are fun, you have your brand right here. Classy, Snazzy, Hip–all those words and more work to describe the Quagmire Kids brand. These are the first set of clothes I would wear if the size was bigger, definitely going to be some jealous kids on the playground when Colorfusion comes to town.
Quagmire – the Toronto-based apparel brand founded by two buddies with a passion for golf, surf, skate and street culture – has pumped up the volume once again with its new kids apparel collection, including a range of ColorFusion tops that transform when exposed to the sun or heat.
Premiering for Spring 2011 and retailing from $25 to $45, the collection runs in sizes 4-12, and features
t-shirts, polos and shorts with names like “wicked,” “gnarly” and “shorty.”
“Man, when I was a kid and Hypercolor went huge, I had to have it,” says co-founder Geoff Tait. “Talk about king of the playground. There was no stopping me with the ladies when I rocked one of those shirts back in fourth grade.”
ColorFusion was developed based on extensive field research conducted by Tait and Quagmire co-founder Bobby Pasternak. That basically consisted of showing prototypes to the hippest six-year-old they’d ever met. When he deemed it “totally nutz,” the guys knew they were on to something big.
“After five years helping adults look cooler, we had to give future trendsetters their shot to stand out from the crowd,” adds Pasternak. “ColorFusion is where it’s at. Parents love it. Kids dig it. And each piece comes with the Good Grandma Seal of Approval.”
Technically speaking, ColorFusion shirts will begin changing at 20° Celsius (that’s 68° Fahrenheit for Quagmire’s friends in the USA), and the screen prints that transform from UV rays will work best on bright sunny days when young whippersnappers love to be outside.
An important maintenance note for moms and dads – ColorFusion shirts are built to last. Wash and dry them just as you would any of your child’s gunk-filled garb.
For more info: www.quagmirestyles.com
Please note: Review samples provided by Quagmire Kids