Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fashion West!

Big thanks to Angela MacIsaac for coming to Espy and having a true Espy Experience!

Click HERE to see the article Angela wrote!

We loved having you, Angela! Thanks for supporting such a great cause!

Monday, November 1, 2010


You all have been asking what Naked Espy is and how to get involved... well, today is the day we are releasing all the information on the event! It will be a blast! See you all on Saturday November 6th!

Calgary, Alberta- November 1st, 2010 -  ESPY,  a Trendy Inglewood boutique launches NAKEDESPY day, dressing 30 nearly-naked men for free and promoting prostate cancer awareness.

Saturday, November 6th, at 10am, the first 30 (nearly) naked men to arrive in their underwear, shoes and socks will be professionally styled for free in a casual and dressy outfit.  For those that are not a part of the first 30, espy will allow the next 30 (nearly) naked men to buy their outfit at a 50% discount. 

Espy will be collecting cash donations all day November 6th to raise money for the Calgary Prostate Centre.  All shoppers, male and female, will receive a 10% discount with their donation to the Prostate Centre.

The Calgary Prostate Centre’s Man Van will be close by inside at the BMO Centre on Nov 6th to promote prostate cancer awareness and early detection.

Also in support of prostate cancer men throughout the month sporting a Movember moustache will receive a 15% discount throughout November.   (These men can choose to have their discount be donated to their personal Movember campaigns.)

ESPY is an Inglewood clothing, skincare, and make up boutique with a few things that make it special:  For more info please see our website: www.espyexperience.com or contact Megan Szanik megan@espyexperience.com Follow #nakedespy on twitter for details and photos.

CALGARY PROSTATE CENTRE is a non-profit organization established in 1999 and focused on the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer and prostate related disease. We support excellence in prostate cancer awareness, education, treatment, advocacy and research with the ultimate goal of curing prostate cancer and prostate related illness.

THE MAN VAN is Canada's first mobile PSA testing unit.  Since June of 2009 they have given free baseline PSA tests to over 2500 men.  The MAN VAN holds clinics in various locations around the city and offers men over 40 one free baseline PSA test Their mission is to eliminate advanced prostate cancer through increasing awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.  For more information please call (403)938-6689 or email info@prostatecancercentre.ca

MOVEMBER raises money and awareness for mens health.  The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. http://ca.movember.com

Newsboy's Espy Experience


Shopping for clothes is a daunting experience for a guy. It’s up there with attending baby showers and watching Hugh Grant movies for most of us. Don’t get me wrong; we LOVE to look good, regardless of what we might tell you. However buying new clothes (outside of outdoor work wear, sports related items, t-shirts and hats) involves going to the nearest mall, fighting the crowds on your way to the nearest mega store, rustling though mountains of shirts and pants, waiting in line for a dressing
room, quickly throwing on your stuff and

grabbing what fits before charging to the till, paying and heading to the nearest bar to dull the pain you just experienced.

Then there’s the indignity of going shopping with your wife/girlfriend/girl who’s a friend. Take the above situation, but throw in a woman who’s attempting to dress you the way THEY want you to dress. What you have is a
  recipe for disaster and a guy who’s not going look as good as he could.

And up until yesterday that is the only way I thought it was possible to get new clothes. Until I went to Espy.

When Megan asked me to come in and help her out with her #nakedespy event, I was a little worried, because the words “stylists” and “fashion” generally send a chill through my body and makes me think of the horrible people on What Not To Wear and gave me visions of myself prancing around in a scarf, a deep v-neck t-shirt and pointy shoes. That’s not me. And that’s not what I want to be either.

However, the great thing about Espy and the ladies there is that they look at you, break away the rough spots and dress you in clothes YOU feel comfortable in and look good on YOU. Because after all, YOU are the one wearing them right? They want YOU to come back so your ass better look and feel good when you leave the store. Espy dropkicks the male stereotypes of high fashion. There’s no prancing and there’s no insulting the clothes you walk in with.

Getting dressed by a stylist is great, because for starters, they’re not your significant other. There’s no worries about losing your manhood to your woman because she tells you what clothes you’re wearing. Second of all, you don’t have to sort through piles of clothes. They know what they have, they know what they want to dress you in and they KNOW what looks good and what doesn’t.

Sure, you’re going to put on a pair of pants that won’t be you. Yes, you might put on a sweater that does not jive with your upper body but Megan and the rest of the girls know this. In fact they know before you do. They’re going to tell you what type of sneakers to wear, what else can go with the pants and shirt you bought and they’re also going to make sure your new duds are altered and properly cared for after the fact.

In short, getting the Espy experience is practically the only way for a busy guy to look good. Sure you can spend hours at the mall or hitting up boutiques across downtown assorted neighborhoods, but why not just roll into a place that’s cool, fun and extremely laid back? You walk out feeling good and looking good. They say the clothes make the man. I always thought it was a pile of nonsense. Until I had the espy experience.