We’ve rolled into November, and silly season is in full effect for the Man of Many team. While haters will say we’ve jumped the gun on holiday celebrations, we’re here to tell you that isn’t the case. Considering the past few years we’ve all experienced, we’re declaring all summer shenanigans be pushed forward and the party starts now. This is also the month when men across the globe grow filthy dirt squirrel’s on their upper lips to raise awareness for mental health. If you’re looking to get involved, we’ve sprinkled in some great initiatives you can check out in this week’s Feel-Good Friday.
Speak Up, Show Up, Suit Up for Men’s Health
Contemporary Australian men’s fashion brand POLITIX has partnered with Movember for a fifth year, introducing new fundraising initiatives for 2022 that will encourage men to speak up, show up, and suit up for men’s health. Since 2018, POLITIX has helped raise over $500,000
for Movember. Driving donations, engagement, and awareness through their yearly campaigns. And this year is no different. POLITIX is pledging to donate $10 from the sale of every blazer and formal jacket to Movember throughout the hairy month of November. The iconic retailer is also pledging to raise $120,000 for the global leading men’s health charity.
POLITIX will be taking their charitable work one step further this year, launching an always-on round-up donation mechanism. This means that customers will have a chance to donate to Movember at point of purchase (both online and in store) by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar, or simply donating one dollar. Online customers will be provided the option to contribute $1, $2 or $5 donations.
This year’s campaign features Sydney based artist and designer Nathan Johnson, who uses
his creative flair for typography to bring to life important men’s health messaging. Nathan
uses words visually as a way to communicate and raise awareness. To further enhance the
donation mechanism, the monochromatic mural is complimented by the vibrancy and colour of POLITIX’s new Spring/Summer collection of Formal Jackets and Blazers, anchored in skillful
design, modern detailing and time honoured craftsmanship.
Reebok and SMILEY Spread Positivity with Footwear Collaboration
Reebok and SMILEY® have announced parts two and three of their 2022 collaboration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original SMILEY® icon and encouraging creativity and positivity. This follows the SMILEY® Classic Leather Pump 50th that debuted the partnership and launched in April 2022.
The final instalment of the collaboration is a footwear capsule that unites both brands through its intention to spread positivity and uplifting emotions.
- Classic Leather – This Classic Leather is a representation of your extroverted and happy emotions with the light-colored upper and original SMILEY® detail on the heel of the shoe. To further unite the two brands the windowbox features the Reebok x SMILEY® logo lockup.
- Shaq Attaq – Unexpected pastel colours are featured throughout this iteration of the iconic Shaq Attaq. The colours, paired with the SMILEY® accents, invoke feelings of happiness and optimism in the wearer.
The Reebok x SMILEY® collaboration is available in unisex sizing on the Reebok website.
Flow Athletic Host Fun Run for Kookaburra Kids
Start stretching, Flow Athletic are hosting their own fun run on December 10, 2022 at Centennial Park in partnership with McGrath Real Estate Paddington. There will be a 5km and 10km option, tickets are $10 and all profits go to Kookaburra Kids who aim to deliver their services to young people impacted by family mental illness with the aim of empowering them to build resilience, lifelong knowledge and abilities so they can reach their potential.
Whip Out the 100 and 1000’s this Fairy Bread Day
If there’s something Aussie’s do well, it’s taking pride and completely obsessing over our national icons. On that note, Fairy Bread Day is returning in 2022 and we are urging our readers to whip out the 100 and 1000’s on November 24 to raise funds for leading youth mental organisation, Reach out.
Australian family-owned confectionery company, Dollar Sweets, has spearheaded Fairy Bread Day for the past two years, raising a massive $62.9K in donations for ReachOut to support young people when it comes to their mental health and suicide prevention. Established in 2014, the sweet and colourful day has taken over schools, offices and job sites around Australia, as well as the streets of Melbourne last year with a huge art installation of a Fairy Bread Kath and Kim that went completely viral.
This year will be just as silly, so we encourage you to get the creative juices flowing whilst pledging donations to ReachOut via the Fairy Bread Day website.
Take the Stage with Tash Sultana
New Balance and Platypus Shoes are partnering to find the next great Australian act through their Set the Stage Competition. Aspiring musicians have the chance to support New Balance Ambassador Tash Sultana’s at two of her local shows. There will be Five finalists who’ll perform live in the middle of Pitt Street Mall to Tash and a team of experts, showing the world what they’ve got! The competition closes today so enter now via the Platypus website now.
PUMA and P.A.M Launch Outdoors Inspired Collection that Supports the Amazon
P.A.M. and PUMA come together this season to create a collection blurring the lines between streetwear and outdoor clothing, within a larger, multifaceted project – the PAM/PUMA BIO/VERSE – aiming to reconnect with the concepts of nature and community. The collaboration commits to a real-world environmental impact through a partnership with DEEP. This project supports the installation of biodiversity monitoring technology in the Western Brazilian Amazon to allow the scientific community access to data that will enhance research and help conservation efforts. The PUMA x P.A.M. Collection will be available globally from November 5 in selected PUMA Stores, the PUMA website, and distribution partners with a retail price ranging from $80 to $420AUD.
Brownlow Medallist Patrick Cripps joins Coles to Raise Funds for Men’s Health
This year’s AFL Brownlow Medallist and Carlton Football Club captain Patrick Cripps has joined Coles to encourage customers to give generously this Movember. Movember tackles some of the most complex health challenges facing men today including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide. During the month of November, Coles and Coles Express customers can purchase fan-stache-tic Movember merchandise with a $1 donation from each sale going directly to Movember.
Best shared with a Mo bro or Mo sister, limited-edition Movember donuts are returning to Coles supermarkets, with 10 cents from every two-pack sold donated to Movember. Customers can also groom their Mo for a good cause by purchasing products from the Koi for Men grooming and skincare range. For every KOi for Men product sold all year round, Coles is proud to donate 50 cents to Movember, and during the month of November, Coles will double its donation to $1 per every Koi for Men product sold. To raise additional funds this year Coles is also partnering with popular grooming brands and donating $1 from the sale of every Gillette, L’Oréal, Lynx, King Domain and Brutal Truth product sold.