OET ad on the boards in Charlotte, NC, home of the AHL Charlotte Checkers and Jr Checkers
Supporting youth hockey programs was a top priority to us when starting OET. Whether we make a $50 or $50,000 profit, we want to be able to give back a good chunk to the young’uns on the ice and to the programs to which they belong. Our first step was creating apparel to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation and the Tim Thomas Foundation with our Blackbeard and Fear the Bear shirts.
Side Note: Funny, no matter how much you plan, you can’t always predict controversy like the Thomas blow-up on Twitter and Facebook. Whether you hate him or love him for his views, we continue to support his hockey camps with our Fear the Bear shirts because it is for the kids. In the words of Forrest Gump, “That’s all I got to say about that.”
OET water bottles will be available in October.
Our second effort is slight, but exciting. We supported the Charlotte Junior Checkers with the purchase of a dasher ad and supplying water bottles for the kids in partnership with the Extreme Ice Center. We know this is just of first of many efforts to encourage youth in the sport.
Help us support the team with a purchase of our charity tees. Our new line will launch in October with more designs, sizes, and accessories. Oh, and of course we will have a new charity line to support various charities.
What apparel you like to see? What hockey charity would you like to support? Let us know in the comment section.
Cam Ward inspired charity tee by EYECANDYAIR at www.outeredgethreads.com. Watermark not included on actual shirt.
There is much to love about those crazy crease bandits, but one thing that sets goalies apart is their beautiful mask art. Some tendies are in need of a serious mask makeover, while others have nailed it. Here are my rankings on starting NHL goalies in team alphabetical order starting with the first 15 teams. I ranked them on a scale from 1-5, five being supreme.
I must give thanks and encourage you to follow I Love Goalies and The Goalie Crease Network. They made my research easy peazy. Click on the player name to view the mask on the I Love Goalies blog.
Anaheim Duck: Jonas Hiller by Airxess, Score 3
I simply do not get his regular mask. There is no clear theme or purpose; however his Movember art was fantastic. The November mask displays Ducks’ player profile pictures with moustaches painted on their faces. I love it. Combining the two persuaded me to give him a solid 3 out of 5. Read more
Jonathan Quick of LA Kings. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images
By now everyone has heard about the provocative romance (a.k.a, book porn) novel, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Yes, I have read the first book in the diiirty trilogy. I can easily sum up the book in one sentence, “To be spanked, or to not be spanked…that is the question.” The fictional tale is about sex, just a different type of sex. Which got me thinking…
Whoa, I have to interrupt myself to say, “You know you’re a hockey fan when you think of hockey styles rather than sweaty intertwined bodies while reading smut.”
Anyways, it got me thinking about how players of same position can be equally successful with varying differences in their game. I am back to talking hockey here just in case you lost me at “sweaty intertwined bodies.” Read more
Blackbeard Beauty by EYECANDYAIR
Hands down, this is the design I’m most pumped to reveal. I’m so excited about this line, I don’t even know where to start. Please hold while I give fake fist bumps to an invisible bench.
Now that we got that out of the way…
OET gave birth in Raleigh, North Carolina, so it is no surprise we’re Carolina Hurricanes fans. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you also know we are a little partial to goalies and we have one of the best in Carolina. Cam Ward is a Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe winner. The All-Star netminder also became the first starting goaltender to win the NHL championship as a rookie since Patrick Roy in 1986. He also has some of the sickest goalie mask art in the game thanks to EYECANDYAIR. Read more
Unveiling an OET design before the launch makes me feel nervous and anxious. Why? So glad you asked, allow me to tell you an embarrassing story.
Travel back with me *cough* years ago to my lone semester at Kent State University in Ohio. I was a sophomore majoring in Parties & Recreation with a minor in Alcohol. One particular evening remains vivid in my memory amongst many hazy nights. I was at a house party with some friends and having a swell time. I recall my keg stands were extra erect.
I had recently gotten out of a long-term relationship with my high school sweetheart, and like most well rounded idiots, I was looking for a rebound. I was actually pretty shy around new people and was definitely rusty with the whole flirting thing. However, I saw a nice looking guy (I prayed I wasn’t suffering from beer goggles) and decided to go for it. Read more
Fans can easily wear replicated jerseys of their favorite player. Hockey enthusiasts may also sport t-shirts and hats displaying their favorite team’s logo. However, the most artistic designs on the ice are not readily available.
Goalies stand apart from other hockey players for a variety of reasons. Their unique mask art being a clear example. Outer Edge Threads is beyond thrilled to announce we are launching charity apparel sponsored by EYECANDYAIR. Now you can wear shirts supporting two Stanley Cup goalie’s non-profit organizations…and look good while doing it.
Steve Nash, of EYECANDYAIR, is the artist behind the masks of Cam Ward, Tim Thomas, Martin Biron, Jonathan Quick, Chris Mason and more. I interviewed Mr. Nash a few months ago for CardiacCane.com and I couldn’t wait to find a reason to work with them again. Read more