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September 22nd, 2008 — Clothing
Sexy costumes – choose the best for this Halloween:
Halloween is nearing and all of us are excited about wearing something very fancy and attractive. Some might even think of wearing a Adult costume that would make others look at them. Was this how it was few years ago? If you ask me, I would say it was not the same. Why? It is because choosing a Halloween costume, never mind, a sexy costume, just a normal Sexy costume was very dreadful as one has to drive long distances to look for a shop that has Sexy costumes. These days, wearing Sexy costumes on Halloween is more interesting.
Now-a-days, we have a lot of options before us when we look out for Adult Halloween costumes for the Halloween. You get astonishing costumes at discount prices. How about role playing Sexy costumes? You name it and they have it. Each Sexy costume is unique in its way and you definitely have a tough time selecting a Sexy costume for you. You get Sexy costumes that blend tradition and modern times.
Simply Google “Sexy costumes” and Halloween , you get a lot of cool ideas, which you might not even have dreamt of. How about tickling the bones of your friends and relatives? A grand idea, isn’t it? A ton of fictional characters are there these days starting from Batman, Spiderman to many other such characters and you can choose anything from them. A Sexy costume that portrays a Fable costumes is definitely going to win contests.
You can either choose your Sexy costume at your nearest fancy dress store or can search over the World Wide Web. I prefer using the internet. Do you know why? You can search for the best and Sexy costume for the Halloween at the comfort of your home. I don’t like going out in the pollution and crowd unless it is necessary. Just sit and relax yourselves with a cup of coffee or a [soda | pop | soda pop [/spin]. Undergo a fun journey in the internet and visit all the websites you are able to and compare the designs, range and prices.
It is not necessary that you need to buy the Sexy costumes and accessories from the same website. You may do so only if they meet your expectations else you can get the accessories separately. Place the order and the Sexy costume you have ordered will be delivered to your doorstep directly.
Ensure that you buy your Sexy costumes and its associated accessories from a reputable website else you may end up facing surprises like incorrect Sexy costumes or Sexy costumes that doesn’t fit you properly. Another advantage of using a reputed website for buying Sexy costumes for Halloween is if due to various reasons the Sexy costume doesn’t fit you or is damaged, you get your money refunded.
Before ending this article, let me just give you a quick idea about various Sexy costumes. This would include Fable costumes like Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, angel, Oktoberfest costume, and much more.
Enjoy this Halloween by wearing Sexy costumes!
September 19th, 2008 — Clothing
A Princess Leia Adult costume will give you two big advantages over everyone else looking to make an impact at Halloween parties this year.
You’ll get the look of a princess plus, you’ll also exude the character of an action figure and this will stand you apart from your “opposition.” Princess Leia could be gentle and lady like yet she could also be full of vitality and sassy and this simply made her the number one choice for aspiring beaus.
The main Princess Leia Adult costume will be the trademark classic white dress with belt and wig accessories. It’s simple yet very effective and will solve the problem of wondering whether all parts of the costume fits right and there are no misplaced parts. Better still, the wig will dispense of the need to spend hours getting your hair right because you just slip it on, put it in place and you’re good to go.
More Princess Leia Costumes For Halloween
Another costume from the Star Wars theme worth considering is the Princess Leia Deluxe Adult Costume. It has all the striking presence of the first costume mentioned with the added attraction of the boot tops. One of the benefits of choosing a Princess Leia costume this Halloween is the wig which comes with the outfit.
A woman and her hair can cause plenty of consternation prior to any party and you guys can often be put in a no win situation but with the Princess Leia wig, that’s something you don’t have to worry about. Just slip on the wig and you’re good to go. And the hair is one of the most distinguishable features of Princess Leia. Yes, side buns may not be your first choice but remember, this is set sometime in the future and that was a popular hair style in that time.
Another way to make full use of the Star Wars theme is to get a group of friends together and arrive at the party as a group adopting the famous theme. Let’s see, you could have a Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Yoda or even the evil Darth Vader. Surround yourself with a group of male characters and be the center of attention in your Princess Leia Adult costume.
Don’t forget too, Princess Leia costumes also will be available in sexier versions such as the slave costume which will certainly get you more than a second glance and the white dress version but it’s split down both sides from the thigh all the way down the leg.
September 18th, 2008 — Clothing
Everybody needs clothing. These include, of course, shirts, shorts, shoes, pants, and plenty more. But how about more formal attire? There are those special occasions where men need to spruce up the to max and buy or rent a tux.
There are many different styles of men’s tuxedos – from the ultra-modern to the incredibly conservative. Each one serving a different function and appropriate for a different event. To learn more about the various types and styles of tuxedos, read on.
The traditional tuxedo is a black, single-breasted, wool suit with either shawl or peaked collars. Often, the lapels are made from satin and the buttons are also satin-covered. Depending on the style, the outward side seams of the matching pants may also feature a single inch-wide satin strip. The bow tie is always – or should always – be black.
English dinner jackets often only have one button, while American styles feature 2 to 3 buttons. This type of traditional tuxedo would be appropriate for any black tie or formal event. A traditional, black tuxedo is also typically only worn in the evening or at night and is not considered appropriate daytime wear.
Tails are extremely formal and typically only appropriate when attending a dinner with the Royal Family. The long tailcoat fashion is waning and rarely suited for most events. That said, if you’re invited to a “white tie” affair, then it’s expected that you will wear a black tailcoat with silk lapels.
The Morning Suit
There is also a style known as a morning suit or morning jacket. It consists of a long jacket with wide tails at the bottom and is normally worn for daytime weddings. When you wear a morning jacket, it’s often expected that you will change your jacket for the evening to something more appropriate.
A cummerbund is not a compulsory tuxedo accessory. Today, many contemporary styles depend on vests and waistcoats to add a splash of color or pizzazz to the traditional tux. Remember though, a waist coat is only intended for single-breasted jackets and should never be worn under a basic suit.
Contemporary and Modern Tuxedos
There are a number of new styles coming out for men’s formal wear – from Mandarin collars to buttonless designs. While they may be fashion forward and very cool, they are not always be appropriate for the event. Before you opt for a non-traditional tux, review the invitation and get a sense of the “feel” of the event.
Accessories and Accent Pieces
Often, men’s tuxedos are sold or rented with accessories such as top hats, scarves, canes, gloves and other items. These are rarely appropriate and often seen as a distraction and even detriment – not a fashionable move. So, stay away from the accessories and stick with a tuxedo look that’s clean, contemporary and stylish.
September 16th, 2008 — Clothing
Urban clothing have had a place in the street culture of the United States for countless years. Every once in a while there are certain design companies that capture the minds of impressionable kids and create a kind of faction following. In the early 90′s you had brands like Kani and Cross Colors which had people in a frenzy. Fast forward almost twenty years later and brands such as bape shoes and Ice Cream are the popular clothing of choice for today’s discerning youth taste.
bathing ape shoes is a popular Japanese urban wear brand that specializes in shoes, jackets and hoodies. The brand gets its inspiration from its creator Nigo. The BAPE brand consists of shoes, jackets, hoodies, jeans and other items. The brand presents itself as an exclusive item and this is reflected in the limited edition clothes it produces. This style of limited clothing has created a following and popularity that has found its way to the USA. bape shoes has become the clothing of choice for popular rappers and other popular figures.
Ice Cream is an offshoot brand from popular mega-producer from the Neptunes, Pharrell. The Ice Cream brand follows and draws influences from Bathing Ape as the designer Nigo is very good friends with Pharell. He offers insight and various designs aspects of the brand. The Ice Cream brand comprises of the popular board flip and boutique shoes. The overtly colorful and fresh design have made them the choice of the fashion forward youth. The Ice Cream brand also includes of jackets, hoodies, jeans and other apparel choices.
The growth of Myspace, the social networking phenomenon, is also a place for the popularity of these clothing brands. Most people on myspace have the ability to customize their pages and the use of popular subjects are the new craze. You have people changing their backgrounds to reflect a Baby Milo myspace layout. Some people also add a BAPE myspace layout for the Bathing Ape brand. Ice Cream shoes also has myspace layouts for their brand. Their Ice Cream myspace layout is very popular among teens and young adults who adore those fashions.
In closing the urban culture is always wanting something new, innovative and cool. The brands such as BAPE and Ice Cream offer just that. Their different design in clothing items such as shoes, hoodies, jackets and jeans have set them apart from their competitors. They offer fresh design styles that the urban youth crave. The popularity of these brands have seen them going from the material to the internet world. You have Bape and Ice Cream Myspace layout available for download and to jazz up their own personal page. BAPE and Ice Cream will be around for a while and they will influence the way people wear, design and buy their clothes in the future.
September 15th, 2008 — Clothing
The search for shoes in their many styles can be quite the enjoyable experience because there are so many options – both online and in physical stores – from which to choose.
In fact, the market is seeminly saturated with manufacturers and styles of footwear to meet just about any imaginative request. Journeys Shoes are certainly among them.
Journeys Shoes is a popular chain of shoe stores known for its hip, edgy and young styles. The company also offers an online store that stocks a wide range of rare sneakers, stylish designs and unique accessories. The company’s slogan is “Attitude You Can Wear” – a testament to their targeted youth market.
So, how does the store really measure up? Do they have a strong return policy? How is their customer service? What’s the store atmosphere like? Is their selection as good as they say? For the answers to these questions and more, keep reading for a good review of Journeys Shoe stores.
Atmosphere in the Store
If you like multiple TVs blasting music videos, loud music blaring from speakers and spray painted walls, then Journeys is for you. This is clearly a store marketed towards the younger consumer, not your average adult buyer.
Thanks to their staff and emphasis on cool over quality, Journeys Shoes doesn’t score very high on the customer service scale. Be ready to interrupt the sales staff while they talk to friends on their cell phones or endure long waits, particularly on busy weekends.
The store also has a poor reputation for accepting returns based on manufacturer defects or quality problems. Partly because their target customer is younger, the company has a strict return policy. They will guarantee all shoes against manufacturer’s defects within 30 days of purchase.
However, they reserve the right to determine whether the merchandise is actually defective, and they won’t accept shoes not in their original packaging. When you compare this return policy with a store like Nordstrom’s – who will take almost any shoe back at any time – it’s a big difference.
Being cool costs money, and Journeys knows it. Their shoes and sneakers may be hip and even rare, but they come at a premium. However, alongside their higher-end brands, the store also stocks lower-cost items and offers numerous sales.
The brands carried are typically more expensive than those sold by most discount or department stores. They include Uggs, Roxy, Volatile, Sperry, Vans, Pumas and Rocket Dogs. Most of their shoes range in price from between $40 and $100, with the majority falling around the $60 mark.
The Final Word
If you’re a young adult looking for a funky pair of the hottest new sneakers at any cost, then Journeys Shoes is the store for you. On the other hand, parents looking for a nice pair of shoes at reasonable prices and from a store that offers consistent customer service should beware.
September 12th, 2008 — Clothing
For many women, a feeling of status and importance can come from wearing designer clothing and other fashion accessories around when walking down the street, attending business meetings or just hitting the cafe or club scene. Unfortunately, with such status comes the inevitable reality that womens fashion is an expensive lot, meaning that many women who want to sport the designer look are left either wondering about how to afford their next purchase or are working up a ton of debt to stay in the latest fashions.
For many women, a feeling of status and importance can come from wearing designer clothing and other accessories around when walking down the street, attending business meetings or just hitting the cafe or club scene. Unfortunately, with such status comes the inevitable reality that fashion for women is an expensive lot, meaning that many women who want to sport the designer look are left either wondering about how to afford their next purchase or are working up a ton of debt to stay in the latest fashions.
Thanks to the amazing resources of the world wide web, and the number of fashion designers trying to make a name for themselves, there are tons of discount designer fashion products. Now the fashion conscious woman can stay in up to date with the fashion of popular and up and coming designers without breaking the bank.
Women can now shop for discount designer fashion online by going to any one of several websites that offer a whole range of designer stuff, from one off creations of gowns to designer handbags that are the products of major international design houses. What’s more, the internet also gives women the freedom to compare and contrast various styles and labels effortlessly before selecting the one most suited to their tastes.
Also, it is far simpler for both major and minor fashion designers to promote their designs online rather than needing to locate their creations in an actual storefront within a large marketplace. The capacity to promote a product and offer it to clients globally is enhanced when potential buyers are able to preview their designs on the internet, and check out each feature, decoration and stitching of the garment via pictures and videos.
Beyond the big fashion designers out there, online technology in place in today’s retail businesses allows those who sell similar products from major designers to put discount designer fashion products that are similar in style in a place that is easily accessible. This allows designers that are able to make similar fashion styles as the major design studios to put their products up online at lower prices, which brings both their name and their product into the mainstream.
In the end, finding discount designer fashion on the internet is a great benefit to the hip, fashion-conscious person who wants to bring some diversity to their wardrobe, or keep up with the latest fashion trends throughout the world while adding them to their own wardrobe. As the accessibility of designer fashion increases in multiple ways, women can find styles that will help them feel more fashionable, increase their confidence and comfort wherever they go.
September 12th, 2008 — Clothing
We all need clothing that includes socks, pants, undergarments, and plenty more. Casual clothing is certainly comfortable and popular.
Vintage tee shirts are a great statement piece – they’re cute, fun and show that you spent the time sifting through the racks at your local charity shop to find the perfect, well-worn T-shirt. For tips and tricks on where to find the best shirts and how to wear them with style, keep reading.
Step One: Find The Perfect Shirt
You won’t be able to wear vintage tee shirts with style if you can’t find a stylish vintage tee. The first rule in hunting for a vintage shirt is to never buy one of those fake and pre-fabricated vintage tees that they sell at Old Navy or Forever 21. It screams contrived. Instead, check out a vintage store.
A good vintage store has already done most of the work for you – they’ve sifted through the racks at charity shops, dug through bags of clothes and come up with the cream of the crop. Think of a good vintage store as a fashion filter.
Of course, buying a vintage tee from a vintage shop comes at a premium, meaning you’re paying extra for that service. If you want to save some dough or simply want the experience of digging for gold, then get yourself to the nearest charity or secondhand store.
Accessories Make the T-Shirt
While a simple T-shirt can be great for the weekends, you can take a vintage T-shirt from comfy to attractive just by adding a few accessories. A basic tee paired with a cute necklace and a daring belt not only steps it up a notch, but adds to your overall look. Another cute accessories trend you can try is pairing your vintage tees with vintage brooches.
Your jeans are going to either make or break your beloved vintage tee-shirt. Avoid the temptation to pair a vintage tee with a pair of old, broken-in jeans. The look will scream sloppy and ragged, not cool. Instead, grab your hottest pair of clean and crisp jeans and revel in the contrast of “old meets new.”
Avoid Ironic Sayings
A T-shirt with a funny saying is funny once. An ironic T-shirt is maybe funny twice. So, avoid shirts with embarrassing or “funny” sayings. Instead, opt for old school shirts, plain T-shirts, cute shirts that display the year the shirt was made, sport shirts and other designs that say “vintage,” but not “over the top.”
Vintage tee shirts are one of those wardrobe items that can either be so wrong or so right. Stay on the right side of things by avoiding funny sayings, wearing great jeans, remembering to accessorize and always shopping in the right places.
September 5th, 2008 — Clothing
The hunt for the right clothing can be either an enjoyable or frustrating experience, depending on where you look and what you seek – whether shirts, pants, hats, pajamas, or others.
The man who wears custom dress shirts is the one who’s well-dressed. Because off-the-rack shirts are made for one standard and one body-type, they rarely fit anyone well. Instead, a custom shirt is made exactly to your measurements and specifications, meaning it fits well and looks great.
If you’re thinking about ordering one or a number of custom dress shirts, read on for a list and review of some of the best dress shirt makers in the country.
Liste Rouge Paris
Liste Rouge Paris is based in Paris, France with their main workshop in Normandy. However they also have an office and workshop in New York. You can order your shirt either through their storefront or directly from their website (listerouge-paris.com). When ordering remotely, you will need to take your own measurements or visit a tailor to have your measurements taken for you.
Liste Rouge has been featured in GQ magazine, Maxim, Trump, Esquire, House & Home, Fine Living, Lifestyle and more. They were also recently voted the Best Men’s Tailor by the New Yorker Magazine.
Scott Kuhlman Men’s Store in Seattle
Combining old traditions with hip styles and fashion-forward tailors who know how to both fit and style, this men’s store is one of the best on the West Coast for custom-made dress shirts. They have hundreds of fabrics from Europe and Asia from which to choose. Kuhlman opened his first store in Seattle over seven years ago, but now has close to 40 shops across the U.S., including in New York, Boston and Washington D.C.
Houston’s Hamilton Shirtmakers
Hailed and applauded by Men’s Vogue magazine, Hamilton Shirtmakers are a small, yet very well-known custom shirt-making company based in Houston Texas. The majority of their business is done over the web or through mail order.
Customers can either take their own measurements and send them in or be measured at an affiliated retailer. At that time, a custom pattern is designed for you, based on your exact measurements – allowing you to order shirts at will.
The tailor has relationships with stores in most states. They also offer readymade options for those who prefer to buy off the rack.
Custom dress shirts aren’t just a statement – they’re a commitment to wearing clothing that’s unique and well-fitted. So, stop squeezing yourself into shirts that are too tight around the collar but sagging in the underarms, and start wearing shirts that not only fit great, but look great as well.
Most custom-shirts will cost between $175 and $250 to have made. However, if it’s a shirt you will wear for years, then it’s well worth the cost.
September 4th, 2008 — Clothing
Large Size Designer Shoes for Women
Do you wear a large size shoe? Any shoe of size 10 or larger often creates shopping challenges. Quite often one will find a shoe store that carries large size women shoes only to discover that because the store stocks a limited supply of larger shoes the desired style in the correct size is usually sold out.
There are estimates suggesting that approximately 85 percent of women may buy shoes in the wrong size. Quite often they buy shoes that are too small for their feet. These ill-fitting shoes often contribute to many medical issues. The better availability is a welcome relief for those who have suffered needlessly because they could not find the right size shoe. Now more than ever women with all sizes of feet can find stylish shoes that fit right for maximum comfort.
Relailers understand that women’s feet are getting bigger and there is a good market for larger sized designer shoes. Even styles such as platform shoes and wedge shoes are now available in designer styles and large sizes. Perhaps someday the frustration of shopping for variety in these types of shoes will be a distant memory. Those who have suffered over the years will really appreciate this shift for the better in the shoe market.
Not only has the market adapted to the demand for large size shoes in all styles and fashions they are also considering comfort. They start to use materials, technologies and workmanship to make stylish shoes that are truly comfortable to wear. This is especially true of the larger shoe market.
More good news relates to shoe prices. No longer do people with larger size feet need to pay too much for the shoes of good looks. With marketers picking up on the trend, prices for larger size shoes have dropped as the selection has expanded.
One thing is for sure, women like to have fashionable shoes that fit the occasion. Even smaller strapless designs as well as sandals are becoming increasingly more available in large size shoes. Now all women can create a complete fashionable look from head to toe for those special occasions.
It is currently estimated that 30% or more of all women’s shoes are sold in a size 9 or larger. These are numbers that cause retailers to take notice and provide opportunities for newer companies like Barefoottess to excel in the shoe industry. This is one of many companies that have become a great source of large designer shoes.
There is no longer any need for you to complain about the size of your feet. There is nothing you can do about that. Just go out and take advantage of all the new fashionable shoes that are now available at so many shoe stores and online retailers.
If you happen to order shoes or any other piece of clothing and wear by mail order, please make sure that you know these clothing mail order catalogs tips.
June 30th, 2008 — Clothing
“bathing ape” (or Bapes for short) is a clothing line from Japan which designs urban streetwear. The Bape designers are from the Harajuku area at Shibuya, Tokyo. They are one of the original Japanese brands that developed during the late 90′s. The Bathing Ape Logo design came from the Planet of the Apes movies. Bape clothing are usually produced in limited quantities in order to induce a hype for demand. You can purchase Bathing Ape kicks and Clothing at online retail stores.
A Bathing Ape Bape Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Bape? or A Bathing Ape?
A: A Bathing Ape or BAPE is a Japanese clothing line created by Nigo in 1993. Bape designs urban streetwear and hip-hop fashion. They have retail stores in Japan, Hong Kong, London, New York, Taiwan and Los Angeles.
Q: Where can I find Bape shoes, hoodies and clothing?
A: The best place to get A Bathing Ape kicks are either at a Bape Store or online sites like ebay.com .
Q: How much are bathing ape kicks?
A: Bape retail stores sell the shoes for around $180. Yes we know it’s expensive.
Q: How do the shirts and shoes fit?
A: The shirts fit true to size, some of them come in sizes S-XXL (not sure if they go up higher). The Bapestas fit just like any other AF1.
Bapes look like Nikes?
Bapes look like Nikes?
Bapes are identical to Nike Air Force Ones, but they are designed with a wider variety of color ways, and various materials. A Bathing Ape also released different models that resemble the Nike Air Max, Adidas Shell Toe, Nike Dunks and others. However, Bape shoes have their own personality that is unmatched by any other shoe brand.
ape (A Bathing Ape), a Japanese clothing company best known for its urban collection was founded by DJ Nigo in 1993. Initially, Bapes started their business from a small store by selling t-shirts; this store was located in Harajuku, Japan. With the passage of time company grew and opened various stores in Japan as well as other countries such as Hong Kong, Taipei, London and New York. As a part of their marketing strategy, Bapes has limited authentic store locations and product line.
Bape products have been worn by so many superstars including Kayne West, Pharrell and the Teriyaki Boyz etc which helped them to grow as a brand name in fashion apparel and footwear. The company has introduced various models of high quality and elegantly designed products to the footwear and fashion apparel industry.