The flat cap, this unknown fashion item that has become an accessory so loved lately. The flat cap is for men who are part of various subcultures and those who want to look hip. Considered to be a traditional cap in Scotland for men and women it has become a modern fashion item considered to be an extremely cool accessory by many groups. Its story goes a long way in the past, in the 14th century in Italy where it was used by the working class.
The flat cap is usually made with tweed, wool and even cotton, but also linen, leather and even denim sometimes. Since they were a symbol of the working class flat caps have been worn by many subcultures especially by punkers and skinheads because their philosophy was tightly knit with the working classes. However, the flat caps were considered to be fashionable in a number of periods in the 20th century like for example in the 1920s so they haven’t been always worn by the working class and in America boys of all ages and background wore them. Also, they were worn by upper class and middle class because it was a very practical accessory. It was also worn by people living in rural places and agricultural workers.
Nowadays older men wear the cap but hipsters also choose to add it to their outfits. Some ethnic groups from Boston Irish-American population wear them and it’s also associated with the skinheads mentioned before. It was also very popular among hip-hop artists in the early 2000s and late 90s. You can combine this lovely practical cap with something casual and something more urban. It can be a very hip look even for work if your dress code is not elegant. Another way to wear it is by wearing it with the standard prep boy style, a style that has been very fashionable lately. Flat caps go well with everything and they are a great way to keep your head covered; if you are the type of person who loves wearing unconventional fashion items this is probably the right accessory for you. Continue Reading
If you like water sports then neoprene tops should pose no mystery to you. They are an absolutely necessary piece of kit for anything from divers to surfers, swimmers and everything in between. They help regulate your temperature depending on the environment you are using them in. They can help keep you warm in a winter scenario or help you eliminate extra heat during the torrid summer months.
The material can also help you simply glide through the water in case you want to swim or offer extra protection from the elements for deep sea divers. They come in a large number of sizes, shapes and material thickness depending on the situation.
As far as design goes there are literally hundreds of color combinations and patterns that make the neoprene top more than a functional beach wear item, turning it into a veritable fashion item. Researched has made the material far more durable and easier to work with so modern neoprene tops are far more durable and comfortable. They are also easier to work with so this means that they can be used in more ways.
Brands like Billabong, Hurley or Volcom make high quality neoprene tops each season so to keep your beach wear up to the latest fashion be prepared to visit their sites and order the lasts designs.
Neoprene tops are becoming so popular they are slowly passing the border of functional beach wear and mare making themselves known in the fashion world. While still highly experimental, designers are incorporating neoprene tops in their collections because of their sleek look, their flexible shape and the futuristic feel, look and material.
The other great thing about neoprene tops is that if taken care of carefully they can basically last forever as the material is very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear even the salty, windy marine environment.
So the next time you are doing your summer shopping make sure you check out the neoprene top section and get something that will be both functional and fashionable not to mention durable and comfortable for that perfect summer.
There are few things that scream night out with the boys more than a Starter jersey with your favorite team. How is it a fashion item, one might ask. Well it defines an era that is slowly but surely making its way back into the mainstream and that is the 90’s. Specifically the late 90’s when urban fashion and hip-hop inspired clothing were very big. It was then that Starter jerseys representing mostly football teams, but hockey, baseball and even basketball teams made their way into the very fabric of society. They transcended the love for a certain sport and managed to establish themselves as a legitimate type of urban fashion item.
Generally worn with casual clothes, they worked best with jeans. They were adorned by every facet of society, from normal, average working class people to celebrities, sportsmen and actors. They worked well when going to leisure events, or the game but could make one look out of place on a date or at a restaurant.
One of the reason they were such a hit isn’t only the comfort they provided but also the multiple ways people could express themselves while wearing them. You could show you’re knowledge of a sport or that you shared a trait similar to the team you wore on your jersey.
More than this, they were a clear symbol of a guy’s night out. They represented more than a fashion item, it was about bonding and representing the things that were dear to some people.
Why it is important that this is making a comeback? Because everything is going back to the 90’s and it’s only a matter a time before you will see everyone wear a jersey with their favorite team again.
For a little history behind the brand, Starter was founded back 1971 by David Beckerman, a former basketball player that mainly made sport uniforms for high schools. After managing to sign a few contracts with MLB teams he started making and commercializing jerseys with the biggest name in baseball. The business grew and by the 90’s Starter was doing business in more than 25 countries.
If you like to look great but feel confined by a suit, or if you feel you’re always overdressed when going out then casual suits are the perfect thing for you. They create that perfect balance of looking great and feeling comfortable that so few fashion items manage to achieve successfully.
Their main quality is versatility. This is true both for accessorizing different jackets and pants to create a casual suit, and for the event you are attending. If you want something that can go with just about any shirt, t-shirt or even a hoodie, then a casual suit is the thing for you. Go for a tighter fight or something just comfortable. Choose a color that makes your hair or eyes pop out or go with something more conservative. Depending on the scenery you can opt for a white casual suit if you’re in a summer/beach environment or something darker for a classic urban look.
Make sure you accessorize your new casual suit. While classic suits usually go with just a watch and little else when it comes to jewelry, casual suits give you much more freedom. Try on different pendants, chains, flashy or understated, your pick. You can also go with a statement watch; something big or ostentatiously colored.
The other great thing is that a casual suit is just right for most events. From a night out with friends to a upper class bar to more important events like an informal wedding or company party. Also feel free to wear your suit to your work place. You’ll shine among all those charcoal grey and navy blue classic cut suits.
When choosing your casual suit, regardless if you want it super tight just right or quite loose make sure it is comfortable. After all, that’s the whole point of a casual suit, to make you look like a million bucks and make you feel less restrained and more at ease.
Material is also important, depending on the occasion and how long you want your suit to last you. Go all the way and invest in a high quality material and not only will you look great but your suit will stand the test of time and be waiting for you whenever you need to look good. Wear it with jeans, a two piece suit, or a skirt, it will complete your urban look and make you into a true fashion icon among your friends.
When you think about sneakers, you should definitely think about Keds. Keds Shoes are the first sneakers ever produced so they not only have great experience in producing good footwear, there’s also an interesting history behind it. When creating the shoes the company wanted to name them Peds but it was already taken, so the Keds brand was born. This happened in 1917 and the shoes were considered to be extremely well made and high quality sneakers. Although Keds were popular from the beginning, they became really popular in 1949 along with their line called Pro-Keds that were adopted by basketball players and hip-hop artists. They were also the preferred footwear for tennis players around the world. The Triumph line was created for men and became an instant classic. Nowadays, there are still people that collect these sneakers.
These fashion items’ fame rose in the 1980 when they started being a big trend among teenagers. Because they were light and comfortable to wear, cheerleaders used them along with their uniform. There were several appearances in the media with people wearing them and they became some of the best sold footwear. They soon became popular among both sexes and a great option for those wearing casual-sporty clothes as they were comfortable and very durable.
Throughout the years the company did a lot of modifications to their existing models. Some models had anti-shock material to keep athletes from hurting their legs, others had material that kept your feet dry but one thing made Keds famous: their design.
Nowadays, Keds come along with other brands that offer sneakers, such as Converse, but have maintained their historical status among footwear and are still used by athletes all over the world. The cool thing about the company is the fact that it always comes up with what the market wants. For example, they introduced green Keds, which are environmentally friendly.
You can wear Keds with almost anything, from pants to skirts for a very comfortable and unique look. Pair them up with a comfortable rucksack or handbag and you will have great outfits for long walks.
Keds are also great for those looking for an urban look or a more nonconventional style and they are usually associated with hipsters everywhere. However, they can be a great option when you want something that looks and feels good.
There is a new type of wallet that has been very fashionable lately. The project was founded on Kickstarter and it seems that this product is meant to simplify your life. Actually, it’s called Simple 2.0 and has been marketed as the new experience when it comes to wallets. The first version was extremely popular so the person behind it decided to create another wallet that would fit your needs even more.
Apparently the redesigned wallet is made from soft Italian leather, high quality elastic and made to help you keep your keys cell phone and even bills in a secure place. Some of the features that the designer promises are mobility and functionality on a very high level. For example, the wallet can help you carry everything you need but it’s a very slim wallet. Another thing that you will enjoy is the fact that is designed to keep a low profile and you won’t have to worry about security. Also, the wallet has been handcrafted with sturdy leather and fits extremely well in the back or front pockets of your pants.
Created by a person and not a company, this wallet will definitely fit your needs. The wallet was actually created from this need to find something suitable to carry everything, as the inventor stated. It comes with three pockets and can keep more than 15 cards + cash with a life expectancy of 5+ years.
The Simple Wallet 2.0 comes in really cool colors that can be added to any outfit and it has been marketed as the thinnest wallet in the world. There seems to be a big craze nowadays about minimalist wallet and there are a lot of people trying to design their own minimalist wallet. What is interesting about it is the fact that there are a lot of people who are backing these companies to create their cool new minimalist wallets. Besides The Simple Wallet 2.0 there are also Omega titanium wallets aluminum wallets and even The Ainste, one of the most famous minimalist wallet brands that rose on kickstarter. com. Most of them promise customization and unique features to their wallet to make them even more appealing to customers.
The Midi Dress is a fashion item that has been considered both elegant and “safe” when it comes to fashion trends. When you want to be sexy but revealing too much would be a problem, the midi dress is the perfect combination of feeling comfortable and feeling beautiful. The perfect midi dress is supposed to touch your knees, so when you actually buy it you are supposed to try it on and see whether it has that length or not. Otherwise, it can’t be called a midi dress.
But what can you do with a midi dress? A midi dress is actually perfect for a casual date, a walk in the park, a day at school, a day at the office and even a night out with your friends if you don’t want to reveal too much. Also, a midi dress is very fashionable no matter what the trends are and you can always combine it with so many other accessories just to spice it up a bit. There are also a lot of types of midi dresses out there that you can choose from and see which fits you best.
1- The classic midi dress – This type of dress is very classy and 20s looking. It has been fashionable among women all ages and goes really well with any occasion. If you want to be really well accessorized you should also choose a pin or a set of pearls to make it stand out even more.
2- The 70s style midi dress – This type of midi dress became very popular in the 80s and we can see it in a lot of sitcoms in the late 70s and early 80s. This is a very tight dress that often reveals a lot so it can be a really good choice when you don’t want to reveal much skin but still look sexy.
The 50s-60s style midi dress – This dress is very tight on the upper part of your body but with a very wide lower part. Perfect for women who want to hide their hips and show off part of their legs, this was a really fashionable type of dress during the 60s, especially among middleclass housewives.
Rucksacks are great fashion items, both practical and nice to look at as long as they fit the outfit. Unfortunately, since they were popular in the 90s rucksacks have been obsolete by many fashion designers. But they are such a great add to any casual outfit and they can be really trendy if they have great patterns and colors. Fortunately, backpacks or rucksacks have been making a comeback at the beginning of 2013 so they have gained a bit more attention since the 90s.
Rucksacks are extremely easy to wear and very practical for those who have to carry around a lot of things. Sometimes having a big handbag just doesn’t do it and it’s also pretty uncomfortable on your shoulders. This is why rucksacks are great and they fit a lot of things inside.
There are many fashion houses that make amazing rucksacks for affordable prices. For example, Herschel, River Island , Fred Perry or even Nike are some of the casual brands that will bring you a lot of options when it comes to holding your belongings. There are also beach rucksacks that you can take with you when you want to have something comfortable to carry your beach wear and accessories in. They are small and made of soft materials that won’t damage the exposed skin.
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when you are wearing a rucksack. Make sure that you get one that sits on the middle of your back or upper back, you wouldn’t want it at the base of your spine because it damages your back and cripples your walk. Of course, depending on how you will use it, you should opt for various rucksacks. For example, if you are using your rucksack with your beach wear you should get a materials that cleans easily; on the other hand, if you are carrying heavy items in your rucksack, a material that is more sturdy will be more appropriate. So next time you are thinking about ways to carry your things around, perhaps the rucksack will be a comfortable and an easy way to do so.
Summer is here and in a few months autumn will definitely delight us with its beautiful trends. Here are some tips on the most interesting pre-fall trends for 2012 and they will definitely impress you as much as they impressed us. Some of them are very beautiful and classy, while other might not please all people, but certainly most of them they are quite different than we expected.
Whether it is the color of the wine you drink with your loved one or simply a color that resembles the passion you both share, red will always be a classic choice when it comes to most things. Also, red will be the main color this fall as most designers included a lot of red elements in their fashion shows. This means that you will see a lot of class and beauty on the streets this fall.
Yes, you read that right, this fall the kitsch look is quite trendy. With all the flower patterns, all the bold accessories and all the bright colors that are in trend this summer, the Kitschy look was expected somehow. This will include mostly faux pas items and they seem to be quite pleasant on the pre-fall fashion shows. Big details, neon and artistic abstract prints but also extremely bright combinations of colors will be the main element the next fall.
PETA will not be happy with the fur that has been showed on the pre-fall catwalks. It seems that most designers have added fur in their collections, if not complete outfits of fur, at least a few patches on some of the items.
It seems that floral patterns will be a big trend during fall too as it has been for spring and summer. Fortunately, you will be able to experiment with it more and even add some autumn colors or prints that would make it more of a fall look, not just a summer look. So if you were planning on using the same clothes as this season, you will probably have to pass that. But flowers were always beautiful and feminine so we are glad this trend will live for another season.
If you find summer boring and most of your outfits have lost their uniqueness, then a bunch of colorful tees might be the cure for your fashion sickness. The great thing about these is that you can easily incorporate them with any type of outfit so when you are trying to create a unique look, they work perfectly fine. The T-shirt has always been a useful fashion item, since the 19th century. It managed to become popular due to the fact that it was so easy to wear. At first, it was mostly worn by people who worked and needed something that would keep them cool and absorb their sweat. As cotton became more popular in clothes, so did the T-Shirts. The first T-shirt actually appeared during the World War One and it definitely made things easier for men all over the world as soldiers wore them as an undergarment.
If you want something that is both versatile and comfortable a cool T-shirt is what you need this summer. The great thing is that you can find almost any color imaginable and make sure that it’s as unique as you want it to be. You can even create a custom T-shirt if you want to stand out even more. All you need is some acrylic paint and various beads and buttons that you can apply on it. If you don’t want to create a shirt and you simply want to create something unique by combining it with various types of clothing, there are some ways to do it.
You can wear your T-shirt under a shirt if you are planning to go out somewhere colder, this way you can easily take the shirt off when it’s hot. If you want a comfortable every day look all you have to do is combine your shirt with a simple skirt or a simple pair of pants. Jeans are the best solution if you want to go for the classic casual look, but any type of pants would work as long as they are casual.
T-Shirts are definitely a fashion item that will never go out of style and the more colors you have in your wardrobe, the better.