Introducing… #AerieMAN

Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty mighty good #AerieMAN.

…curious? Our latest campaign is all about spreading the body-positive, self-loving vibes of the #AerieREAL campaign to a bigger audience. ‘Cause when we say, “The real you is sexy,” we mean ALL of you. Even the dudes. So, without further ado… meet the guys who inspired it all.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including the best men's underwear like cotton briefs and performance boxers.

MEET KELVIN: Kelvin is a body-positive style blogger, a lover of bubble baths and, as it turns out, a master of the butt selfie.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton briefs, polyester boxers and trunks and performance underwear.

MEET DOUG: Doug is a free spirit who lives by the motto “pants off, zen on.” Basically, he’s FLEXY and he knows it.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite slim fit boxers, athletic briefs and trunks and cotton underwear now.

MEET MATT: What defines a man? According to Matt, it all comes down to his character. (And according to us, those abs don’t hurt, either.)

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton boxers, polyester briefs and trunks and athletic underwear.

MEET DEVON: If the mark of a man is his ability to let go and dance like nobody’s watching, then let’s just say that Devon is truly the whole…ahem…package.

Want to let loose in your own pair of men’s underwear? Then check out the full collection now, including everything from his favorite the most comfortable cotton boxers to athletic fit performance briefs.

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March Men’s Trend Recap

At AEO, we’re always looking for the latest trends and making them our own. March was all about graphics and prints, and we had tons of colors & patterns to suit every guy’s #AEOSTYLE. We’re bringing all of the Spring vibes with these pieces, especially when you pair them with our new Flex/Shorts (trust us, you need these shorts in your life). Our Flex/Shorts are available in cargos, denim cutoffs & slim fits in basically every color you could ever want. And don’t forget the patterns there, too. Of course, we’re still holding true to basics as well, like our slim fit button down shirts and cotton tees. Check out all of the images below, and make sure you click the shoppable links to get these trends in your closet.

AEO LEGEND TEES: One of our favorite AEO staples, Legend Tees, are high on our list of March trends thanks to their versatility – wear them under button downs, paired with shorts or even to sleep! The basic tee shirt is a trend that will never go away. It’s always in style & always classic. This season, we have color options from the cleanest white to the brightest indigo, so you’ll always have the perfect tee.

MEN’S SLIM TOPS (PLUS PRINTS!): Play with prints from our huge collection of Men’s button down shirts, and definitely check out the Men’s Slim Tops Shop for the most flattering slim fit shirts (tuck ’em in or leave ’em out… the choice is yours!).

GRAPHIC TEES & AEO FLEX TECHNOLOGY: Step up your tee game by adding some Graphic Tees into your every day rotation. We think our photo real graphics and bold lettering pair well with Men’s Flex/Shorts and, of course, Men’s underwear underneath! Our Flex/Shorts are upping shorts expectations – these will move with you for any summer or spring activity, whether you’re still playing volleyball on your spring break beach getaway or your wrapping up the school year on campus.

What Men’s trends will you be trying out this Spring? Tell us in the comments below, or show us on Instagram and Twitter with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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February Men’s Trend Recap

As the month is coming to an end, we wanted to recap all of our favorite Men’s trend shops from the past few weeks. All of these shops can be found on AE.com, but we’re making it easy for you by picking out some of our favorite pieces from each and linking directly to them below! If you need some men’s style inspiration, look no further. Keep scrolling for the best of our Men’s Trend Shops.

AEO FLEX SHOP: We upgraded your favorite denim, underwear & shorts with high-stretch technology for superior flexibility. Last year, we introduced you to some of our best denim yet: Flex/Denim. Flex/Denim is made to move with you, not restrict you. Then, we took Flex one step further by incorporating this technology into our Men’s Underwear Collection. You’ll find everything from slim fit boxers to classic briefs and trunks that will pair seamlessly with every denim fit. And now? Flex technology lives in our shorts. Take a look at the entire AEO Flex Shop & find every fit with superior flexibility and  revolutionary comfort, retention & durability.

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Shop the Look: Extreme Flex JacketSlim Straight Flex/4 360 Jean | Slim Straight Active Flex Jean
Skinny Active Flex Jean | Green Flex Trunk | Grey Flex Trunk | Turquoise Flex Trunk| Grey Pattern Flex Trunk
Grey/Blue Flex Trunk | Black/Green Flex Trunk

MEN’S SLIM TOP SHOP: Our collection of button down shirts go with everything from your favorite jeans to new Flex Shorts. Slim shirts are the perfect topper over one of our Legend Tees, and they can easily be dressed up or down. Whether you’re looking a short sleeve button down for your upcoming spring break trip or you need a long-sleeve button down for a colder destination, our Men’s Slim Top Shop will have you covered.

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Shop the Look: Jaquard Short Sleeve Shirt | Legend Henley | Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Icon Cotton Boxer
Natural Leather Belt | Suede Boat Shoe | Aviator Sunglasses | Brown Beads Bracelet | Brown Leather Watch

MEN’S PRINT CONDITION SHOP: The biggest trend of Spring? Prints! Our Men’s Print Condition Shop has all of your favorite prints and patterns in the form of button downs, tees, swim trunks & sneakers. Feeling bold? Mix patterns in one look and really stand out. If you’re looking to stick to one color scheme, we recommend indigo. Our newest collection is full of shirts and shorts ranging from deep blue to bright sky, so check out our Into the Blue Shop for more indigo #AEOSTYLE.

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Shop the Look: Bleach Wash T-Shirt | Popover Short Sleeve T-Shirt | Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt
Oxford Button Down Shirt | Flex/4 360 Swim Trunk | Southwestern Print Classic Trunk | Lace-Up Sneaker

What Men’s trends will you be trying out this Spring? Tell us in the comments below, or show us on Instagram and Twitter with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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And The 2016 #AEOSTYLE Nominees Are…

It’s music’s biggest night: the Grammy’s! We’re bringing you #AEOSTYLE looks inspired by some of our favorite nominees. Take a look at the styles below, and let us know who you’re most excited to see perform and bring home a trophy. To set the mood, we created a remixed Grammys-influenced playlist. Turn up the tunes, and get scrolling!


Grammy Inspired Men's Look

Express your style “Freedom” in this look inspired by Pharrell.

Shop the Look: AEO Denim Jacket | AEO Chambray Button Down Shirt  | AEO Boxer | Skinny Core Flex Jean
AEO Reversible Belt | K-Swiss Classic VN Sneaker

Grammy Inspired Women's Look

Darling, you might be a nightmare, but you’ll be dressed like a daydream in this outfit inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” 

Shop the Look: AEO Lace Kimono | AEO First Essentials Strappy Bralette | AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Lace-Up Ballet Flat | AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses

Grammy's Inspired #AEOSTYLE

Stay forever young with this look inspired by The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” 

Shop the Men’s Look: AEO Legend Henley | Slim Straight Core Flex Jean | AEO Ribbed Beanie
Birkenstock Milano Leather Sandal

Shop the Women’s Look: AEO Lace-Up Denim Dress | AEO Slouchy Tall Boot | AEO Floppy Hat

Grammy's Inspired Women's Style

You’ll want to kiss yourself, you’re so pretty in this look inspired by “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Feeling ‘Soft and Sexy’? Flaunt it! 

Shop the Look: AEO Any/Wear Windbreaker | AEO Racerback Pocket Tank | AEO Tencel Jogger (Similar)
AEO Fedora | Shop the Jewelry Collection

What look is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below, and use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram to show us your Grammy’s style.

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Parkour Time: 10 Questions with Paul Joseph

We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our second interview with Paul Joseph.

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AEO: Who are some of your heroes? They do not have to be athletes.
PJ: Some of my heroes are Tony Hawk and Dave Mirra as they got me into extreme sports when I was younger.

AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
PJ: I became interested in Parkour after seeing David Belle in the rush hour commercial on TV.

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AEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
PJ: I practice parkour maybe 3 days a week and on the other days I do things like calisthenics, tennis and slacklining.

AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
PJ: My favourite part was during the stills shoot where we performed somersaults off of the trampette in the corn field, it looked amazing.

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AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
PJ: I did a big running precision jump at IMAX in Waterloo and ended up slipping off a high wall and shattering my elbow, that’s the worst injury i’ve ever had.

AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
PJ: I play piano, produce music and enjoy the occasional bit of knitting!

Paul Joseph AEO WFPF

AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
PJ: The best advice I could give is just to keep training at your own pace. Don’t try and show off and do things just to impress others, and just have fun.

AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex Denim?
PJ: The flex denim jeans are the best jeans I’ve ever wore, they look and feel amazing. The flexibility in them is better than any other jeans I’ve tried, and I would even wear these jeans for training.

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AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex Denim to?
PJ: These jeans are so comfortable I would wear them for any occasion. I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans to train in for quite a while, now I’ve found them!

AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
PJ: No top 3 songs at the moment but currently listening to hip hop/dubstep mixes which gets me pumped for training.

Follow Paul’s daily adventures here, and make sure to check out our previous interview with Max Henry, another WFPF athlete featured in our video.

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Parkour Time: 10 Questions with Max Henry

We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our first interview with Max Henry.

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AEO: Who are some of your heroes, and they do not have to be athletes?
MH: I have a lot of heroes! Most of them are fictional (lol) but as far as actual human beings go…I’m a big reader, so I have a lot of respect for my favorite authors and poets (J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot, Jim Butcher, E.E. Cummings, and C.S. Lewis to name a few). I’m also quite into music, particularly bluegrass and hip-hop, so I’d call people like Shad (Shadrach Kabango) and Noam Pikelny heroes as well. And of course my mom and dad on the day-to-day level for always being there for me and encouraging my strange jumping habits!

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AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
MH: I found out about parkour through my best friend when I was 14 and started training later that day. I haven’t stopped since then so I suppose I’ve been interested since 2007. When I was really young I did gymnastics and constantly jumped around on everything I could see so I guess you could also say I’ve been into it even longer than that. I just didn’t know it had a name!

Max Henry AEO WFPF shoot action beachAEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
MH: It depends on lots of variables but in the summer I try and train 5-6 days a week for a few hours a day. When you’re traveling and teaching it can be hard to stay consistent with it but ultimately it’s what I’m most passionate about so I always find it pretty easy to make time for training! But in the winter I usually go into hibernation mode and focus more on strength development through olympic lifting and other forms of cross-training. So it’s very seasonal!

AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
MH: I had a really great time shooting the video so it’s hard to say! But the best thing to me was probably the general sense of camaraderie between everyone on set. It’s always great to work with people who are passionate about a project but also flexible and open to collaboration. It really seemed like everyone on set was willing to listen to other opinions to try and create the best video possible. That kind of atmosphere has been really rare in my experience, and was amazing to be a part of! The scenery was also really amazing.

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AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
MH: Well, I definitely try to keep the danger level down in my own training since being injured takes away from the time I can practice doing what I love. I’ve done some jumps at height with serious consequences most people would see as being dangerous but since I know my own abilities I wouldn’t say they are particularly dangerous for me! The whole concept of danger is something that’s really subjective, so something that seems life-threatening to someone who’s never done parkour before might seem simple to me because of my training. But yeah, I never go out with the intent of doing jumps I perceive as being dangerous because my own health and safety is ultimately my top priority!

Max Henry AEO WFPF shoot 5AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
MH: Hmmm…well, I have a B.A. in Mathematics from Hofstra University. I also play banjo and sing baritone part-time with several professional choirs near my home on Long Island. Aaaaand I’m a huge comic and sci-fi/fantasy geek! But if you’ve ever seen me when I’m not training you probably already know that…

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AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
MH: Fear is something that is always present in parkour when you get to a certain level and can be hard to overcome for a lot of people. But I’ve really learned from some very good friends and fellow athletes to trust my judgement and accept that you never have complete control in any situation. Being able to have faith in yourself and your will and preparation is important in parkour and life in general. Just ask Batman!

AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex Denim?
MH: I love how well they stretched and still maintained their fit, which seems super obvious, but is 100% true. I’ve had some other stretch jeans in the past that I’ve tried to train with and after a session or two of heavy training they always turned saggy or ripped. Not so with these bad boys!

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AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex Denim to?
MH: Well, besides my pair of Flex jeans and some dress pants, my wardrobe consists mostly of sweatpants and basketball shorts so I wear them pretty much everywhere! Church, the mall, restaurants, bus/boat/plane rides…you name it!

AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
MH: #1. Bad Self Portraits by Lake Street Dive because I’m in love with Rachael Price.
#2. Tell Me True by Sarah Jarosz because she’s amazing.
#3. Seasons by Chris Cornell because it makes me strong when I squat!

Follow Max’s daily adventures here.

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