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
Luxury watches are something to be admired and with big names such as Tag Heuer and Omega available, it can always be easy to find something to suit your needs. While there are quite a few luxury brands to choose from, it seem that Rolex watches are the most appreciated and most popular; this is mostly due to the fact that Rolex has a great image that inspires glamour and most importantly, exclusivity. One of these timepieces will set you back quite a bit and you can expect more than three zeros on the price tag if you are looking to buy a fashion statement that can also tell time.
With the big price tags, also comes good quality. It is very common for Rolex watches to have gold and diamonds that not only add to the initial price but also make them more desirable by the elite. This is the main client base after all, rich people that are looking to have the best and when it comes to timepieces, Rolex is the brand to go to. While people usually buy Rolex watches for the status symbol they stand for, the movement and details behind every model are amazing. Watches with the famous brand name aren’t just for show but they also stand for precision and perfection with models that changed the way the world saw the simple watch. Rolex was the first to come up with many revolutionary designs such as the Day-Date, the first watch to have a date and day display, and the Submariner, the first watch to be waterproof for up to 100 meters. Such models can still be found in the store, in modern versions of course.
The world of luxury watches is pretty big right now and there are various designs from different brands and the fact that Rolex still remains one of the biggest names in the industry, if not the biggest, makes the perfect choice when looking for a new timepiece that has style and that is very exclusive. While there might be quite a few fake versions available, they don’t really affect the sales of the originals because there are different customer groups involved; those that can’t afford to buy the real thing, can easily settle for a replica at a much lower price. The brand will always be very expensive and only a few will be able to afford a luxury watch.
The way you look can really have an impact on people and your fashion sense is very important every new season. Now that the winter is done, we can finally start shopping for the warm season. An important item that should be on your list is at least one pair of sunglasses. They have become quite essential and it seems that every celebrity we see on television or in magazines wears them. This can only mean that the fashion industry has turned this item into a fashion statement.
This season, fashion designers advise you to buy big sunglasses, preferably in dark colors like black, brown or even red. Men usually go for dark colored glasses but designers tell us that this look is not for anyone or for any outfit. Of course, the name of the brand on the glasses matters, so you should be inclined to buy from some of the most prestigious manufacturers. As far as the form for men’s sunglasses goes, this fashion season we are introduced once again with straight lines and somewhat simple but yet stylish designs.
For women, the options are a bit more diverse. The sunglasses in fashion are also big but the form is not the same as for men. Round sunglasses are in fashion with all kinds of colors that can go with different outfits. It is all up to what you feel like wearing each day and how sunny is it outside. Black sunglasses don’t really work for women anymore; instead we have orange, red, yellow and all sorts of combinations. Something that is in fashion is something with different layers of visibility. Sunglasses that are dark in their upper part and gradually become lighter can give you a nice mysterious look.
There are quite a few stores that can sell you sunglasses from the most known manufactures but this will require you to pay quite a big sum of money. Fashion is usually expensive but if you know where to look, you can find some great deals that will help you save money. You should try looking on the internet for online shops that sell fashionable items at a much lower price than the stores. Also be on the look out for sales that will surely help you increase your wardrobe with fashionable items. Sunglasses are in fashion every season but they are almost mandatory in the summer if you want to look good.
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 is nothing like a nice and comfortable pair of flip flops in the summer! If you don’t wear flip flops, the first moment you try them, your life will probably change. This is probably the reason why a lot of high fashion brands are now commercializing flip flops for those who can afford it. There are many companies that sell Swarovski covered flip flops and sandals for those who want to be glamorous even when going to the beach.
If you don’t know what flip flops are, you probably missed their name since everybody must have worn a pair during their lives. The flip-flops, also called sandals by some, are created to provide maximum comfort for the wearer. They were created by the ancient Egyptians and worn throughout history by a lot of people because they were comfortable and very easy to manufacture. Nowadays, flip flops are created for a day at the beach or something comfortable to wear during the summer. Even though flip flops are not the most elegant type of foot wear, you can easily find a few fashionable models out there. Target or Old Navy has a few models for all kinds of tastes and preferences, whether you like your flip flops simple or with many patterns and flowers all over.
You can combine flip flops with miniskirts and even trousers but make sure that you opt for something casual. Also, never wear flip flops in areas where this might be considered impolite, such as elegant events or places. There is nothing that says bad taste more than flip flops in those areas.
As fashion items, flip flops are not considered to be great accessories by many designers but there are some who were eccentric enough to create the most expensive pair of flip flops, a pair that costs about 18,000$ and was designed by a contemporary artist. Of course, nobody sane would ever want to buy that but there are also high end brands that have considered creating flip flops.
Nobody should live without a pair of flip flops in their wardrobe as long as they don’t wear them at the wrong occasions.
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.
It seems that everybody is wearing a cocktail ring nowadays and cocktail rings are really cool to wear because they give a certain style to any hand. What’s interesting about cocktail rings is the fact that they come with a story behind as it seems they were first used during the Prohibition. Those who went to illegal cocktail parties wore the rings which they used to boast about the fact that they drank with style. Their popularity rose even during the 40s and 50s because cocktail parties were really popular. Nowadays drinking alcohol is not prohibited anymore and cocktail parties aren’t very widespread, but cocktail rings have remained in trend. They are worn during various occasions and have been increasingly getting more popularity in the last few years. Cocktail rings have maintained this popular status due to the fact that they are very versatile, they can be found in all colors and shapes imaginable and they look good on any type of hand.
There are inexpensive cocktail rings that are made with cheaper metals and imitation stones but if you want something glamorous you can definitely opt for a cocktail ring made with diamonds or other shiny expensive stones. A lot of fashionistas out there prefer adding a beautiful cocktail ring to their outfit rather than struggle accessorizing it with various fashion items. Even during the most elegant occasions the cocktail ring can be a safe bet and will definitely increase the “wow factor” of your outfit.
According to the time you wear your cocktail ring you can choose different styles. For daytime you can choose fun colors and trendy simple cocktail rings that go well with urban and more casual clothes. Also, for street wear even a simple cocktail ring can improve the way your outfit looks so don’t avoid them during daytime.
If you are planning to have a night out with friends or a lovely dinner at a fancy restaurant something bigger but with more sparkle and less colors is better. Choose things that go well with elegant outfits and blend nicely with the colors you are wearing.
The weekender bag is that sort of bag that you take away with you when you need to carry a lot of important items. The term weekender bag comes from the fact that people have getaways on the weekend, picnics or simple strolls in the park. The bag is perfect to carry your essentials and even more if you want to take with you.
The most important thing about the weekender bag is not necessarily its utility but its versatility. The countless color combinations and the ease with which you can accessorize any outfit from the casual to the elegant makes the weekender bag more than a fashion item; it transcends that very tough to cross barrier of a useful fashion item. Another great thing about the weekender bag is the ease with which it can be worn by both women and men, making it extremely useful no matter what sex you are.
A weekender bag can be combined with a pair of jeans, with casual trousers and even with skirts. It can be carried to your office on days when you have to take a lot of work with you home and it can be carried when you go outside with your child and you need to carry their things. Another common use for the weekender bag is the fact that it can be easily worn during short travel trips as you can easily pack your basic necessities and take it with you on the plane.
They come in so many varieties for all kinds of taste and in all sizes. You can order a smaller weekender bag or a bigger one if you want to fit more things inside. Also, the bags are decorated in so many ways that you can easily find a sports weekender bag with simple lines and just a few colors but also glamour weekender bags that come encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones giving you that bling feel.
Why is the weekender bag important? Because unlike many fashion items that are beauty related is offers a practical use without sacrificing a chic look.
If you have been living under a rock for the last century you probably don’t know about Ray Ban glasses. They are everywhere: in your spam email, in magazines and the media. But there’s more to these glasses than one would expect from a high end brand that seems to be a trend among fashion victims. The fact that they are counterfeit at a large scale also gives us an idea of how famous they are everybody wants to be seen owning a pair at any price.
But Ray Ban glasses actually had a different purpose besides fashion when they were conceived. Their story begins in 1937 when Bausch and Lomb created glasses that would cover the entire human eye and keep aviators from having to deal with light during flights. They were dark glasses with steel frames, very durable and made with big lenses that were slightly convex. The design was created with G15 glass lenses that were transmitting 20% of the incoming light. These glasses did an extremely good job to protect aviators from the sun and their reputation rose among people everywhere when celebrities started to wear them.
The mainstream media became obsessed with the glasses after they were worn by James Dean in Rebel without a Cause. Soon, they were the “bad guy” symbol and were worn by celebrities like: Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Ringo Starr or Sylvester Stallone. Their peak lasted for more than 20 years but they became fashionable again in the early 2000s when they started to be worn on TV. Soon another generation would wear the famous Aviator Ray Ban glasses. Since then they have become a sort of classics and can be found in a few lists with undying fashion items to own. But besides their fashionable purpose and the fact that they look extremely well, one thing is for sure: they do a very good job at keeping the sunlight away.
Ray Ban aviator glasses can be combined with almost anything from casual to sports and even elegant attire. For those of you who want to make a statement, these are your typical “bad boy, bad girl” glasses.