Men’s fashion and clothing in general has undergone a paradigm shift and they now see a new light. There are so many varieties that men are, indeed, spoilt for choice.
There are many stereotypes that are associated with men and men’s clothing. The first among them is the fact that they do not like to shop. And the second is that they do not care two hoots about shopping. And yet, breaking this traditional stereotype of men is the new conception that men too, can be just as fashionable as women. Fashion is an important aspect of culture because they represent the mood of the people of a particular place living at a particular time in history. Therefore we will see that at no point in time, is fashion the same or repeated. Unless of course there are certain trends that are back in style, as they say. It has been found that online shopping for men has become an important and popular aspect of shopping and fashion for men. This means that there are hoards of online portals that could assist men in the selection of the clothing and accessories of their choice and needs.
Mainline menswear is one of the most popular and varied portals in this regard. For a long time now, they have been catering to the needs and requirements of men’s shopping. There is much that men can choose from in this portal. When one logs in, the website is pretty user friendly and they can browse through the myriad shoes, clothes and accessories and also look at the description of the product so that they get a clear idea of what they are in for and also how much they could cost. Since we are focusing on designer clothes we must keep in mind that these products will mostly be expensive. For instance, A Ralph Lauren Bolingbrook Trainers Pure White set of shoes would cost around 65 pounds. This would convert to a whole lot in Indian money. We are reminded that there could be many brands at sale in this website and so the choice is multiplied and the platter expanded.
Now what are the most popular trousers for men? The eternal and timeless jeans are the answer. They could go with mostly anything. They could go with t shirts, with shirts, with kurtas in India and so on and so forth. So what are the popular men’s designer jeans that are in vogue right now in the fashion world? There is the G Star Raw Yield Loose Jeans Dark Aged Treal is a unique piece that is a wonderful combination of the old and the new. The name itself is self explanatory. They could cost close to about 90 pounds in the UK which is again, a lot of money in India to spend on jeans. But the good thing about designer products is that they are meant to last forever. Also, whoever said black jeans are out? The G star raw yield loose jeans 3D raw crate denim is totally in and they are one of the most unique in the market. They could also cost around 90 pounds.
Once the fashion secret of the celebrities is out, it is only a matter of time until it heads to the masses. The latest phenomenon is that of the coloured contact lenses.
Although coloured lenses have been available for some years, they were generally used by those who required assistance with their sight with the added feature of being able to enhance the natural colour of the wearer’s eyes.
More recently, coloured contact lenses can be purchased purely for aesthetics. These are known as plano or zero-power lenses.
Coloured lenses can come as natural looking, such as those worn by Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston and the like or as unnatural as you want them, such as those worn by Marilyn Manson and Robert Pattinson, who aim to shock people with some kind of picture, symbol or unnatural colour.
The allure of these zero-powered coloured lenses is the accessibility, cost and ease at which a person can give themselves an almost instant beauty boost.
Many websites, novelty shops and alternative shops have a wide range of zero-powered lenses available for purchase. Prices generally range from around £7.99- £17.99, so are affordable to most.
The ability to change a look has made them increasingly popular with those who are inspired by stars such as Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson from Twilight and Marilyn Manson.
There has been speculation into the dangers of wearing these coloured lenses as many are being sold illegally or used incorrectly. The increasing use of the lenses amongst teenagers has led to the spread of infection. When used incorrectly, the lenses can create problems such as corneal ulcers but can also lead to much more serious problems including blindness.
If you are going to try zero-powered lenses, be sure they are coming from a reliable source and that you follow the instructions carefully.
When I decide that I will treat myself to something new to wear (which is not that often), I suddenly realise that I have to go shopping. A strange sense of foreboding creeps over me as I realise I have to wade through ‘new trends’ and ‘current fashion’ to find what I would actually like to wear and what will actually fit me.
The horror of changing rooms with bad lighting, and snotty sales staff trying to push store cards on to me, I’d rather just go home and attempt to sew myself something new. Alas, I have no dressmaking skills and although the allure of internet shopping is very tempting, you have to face your fears.
I cannot tell you the amount of times I have picked up something that is ‘apparently’ my dress size to find I can barely get an arm in, or that it fits me everywhere but the bust. The frustration is immense as you realise you have spent ten minutes wrestling into a top that, once on, you realise it makes you look like an Amish person.
If you are anything like me then you need to hit the shops with an open mind as to what you want, and a cheery optimism that you’ll be able find something. Whether you’re looking for new work wear, some holiday clothes or going out dresses, make sure you put the effort in and make a day of it. Remember, every bad changing room experience takes you closer to the perfect outfit. Well, that’s what I like to tell myself.
On the positive side, though, there is nothing like the feeling of squeezing into something you picked up on a whim and finding it actually looks good. When you have a big night out you normally have to try on a great deal of party dresses to find the one that actually accentuates everything you like about your body, and hides the bits you’re not so hot on, but when you do it erases all bad shopping memories, for a little while.
Katherine Weir is an avid blogger of all things food, travel, entertainment and health and well-being. Follow her on Twitter @KatherineWeir
Fashion choice of both women and men is changing to replica watches these days. Replica watches are basically the imitations of authentic luxury watches. They appear to be very genuine though they are manufactured in a bit different way. Moreover they have much lower and affordable cost as compared to luxury watches. There are various watch facts of the replica and one of them is that very few can differentiate between an actual and a replica. Replica Rolex is one of the most finely copied watches. You can get them online without any problem.
There are various watch imitations from almost each and every brand. And there are many websites which have high quality replica rolex watches and they are very much dedicated too, for the services and the watch quality. Replica Daytona is very famous as it is the classiest watch according to the youth. Purchasing a fake watch gives many options. You can select them online. Have a look on all other watches, and decide something according to your need. Just keep in mind the use of your watch and the price you can spend.
Replica watches generally don’t have a regular discount. They are crafted with high details and with very strict standards. These replica datejust watches can be worn in all types of occasion. Replica Milgauss is one of the best watches. And the look of a replica is almost real. It has a very different look which will suit both men and women. Therefore you need not worry if you don’t have a high budget you can buy these replicas on a very affordable price. And you can even socialize with ease. As they don’t have any fault to say no to. You just can’t resist the variety of these watches. So go browse and get the best watch in the most reasonable price.
Today we live in a world where celebrities have a very big influence on society. If a star is photographed wearing a particular outfit, clothing stores are on it like wildfire, designing and producing a more affordable version of their attire. The same can be said for celebrity endorsements of things like diet and exercise plans, as well as make-up and cosmetics. Their faces give us the familiarity with the brand and we end up buying them.
It’s no surprise that the most beautiful celebrities end up promoting different make-up brands. The everyday woman sees how stunning the actress or singer is and thinks, “if I buy that product, that’s what I’ll look like.” Lipstick adverts… get lips like Angelina Jolie!
The mascara industry has got into a lot of trouble recently over it’s TV adverts. Their ads suggested that their mascara created really thick and long lashes, when actually the truth is their models were wearing false eyelashes. Nice one, did you really think us viewers were fooled?
One celebrity who didn’t need fancy mascara of false eyelashes was Elizabeth Taylor. It was a surprise to learn that Elizabeth Taylor’s eyelashes were not normal in the sense that she just had the one set. Men swooned over her beautiful violet eyes and her lashes that just had so much volume. There was no need to fake a TV ad… in fact it wasn’t even because she was layering up on the false lashes. Elizabeth Taylor was lucky enough to have a genetic mutation (not quite like X-men!) that not only gave her double eyelashes, but she also never ended up with some of the nasty side effects that come with this mutation. Us mere mortals can only get this by gluing on double lashes like the ones from the Girls With Attitude false eyelashes range.
We all dream of releasing our inner celebrity and one of the easiest ways for women to do this is through buying celebrity endorsed products. Even if we don’t transform into that actress or singer or whoever she is, in our heads we look that little bit better. Celebrities probably don’t even realise how much of an influence they have on us.
It can be challenging to find a great Mother’s Day gift, especially if you want something that will appeal to her sense of style while communicating your love and affection. It can be tempting to choose something practical, but it’s always more fun to find something indulgent. There are many trinkets and goodies to consider, but one of the most fantastic gift ideas for Mum is a surging trend at all ages. Pandora charm bracelets provide one of the most versatile customised jewellery gift options, and the possibilities for creating the perfect Mother’s Day gift are endless.
One of the most important decisions when you choose Pandora bracelets is the selection of the actual bracelet. There are many materials and colours to consider, ranging from leather to precious metal. You can choose to emphasize her favourite colour, or you can choose to indulge her with 14ct gold. There are dainty chains or sturdy bangles, each with closures that will hold the charms in place.
Selecting charms is the fun part of deciding on a charm bracelet as a Mother’s Day gift. There is a vast collection of Pandora charms available, most created as beads that can mix and match to create a bracelet as unique as she is. Your mother’s style can be incorporated into the Pandora bracelet, or you can use the bracelet to create a symbolic collection of sentimental pieces. Does she adore pink? Your charm choices might emphasize this colour. If she loves hearts or flowers, there are many charms that highlight these elements of design. There are unusual beads of wood or glass, there are trendy beads that incorporate enamel embellishment, and there are beads which emphasize precious metals.
Pandora bracelets are story telling opportunities, and symbolically, you can select charm beads which commemorate special moments. Birthstone charms might convey the months of birth of each of her children. Heart charms will convey your love. A star charm bead can show that she’s a star in your eyes. A religious charm commemorates her faith. Initials charms spell out special thoughts of love or joy.
A charm bracelet a fantastic Mother’s Day gift idea, but it also provides exciting potential for future gift giving occasions. You can add to Pandora bracelets over time, with holiday charms, special event charms, or pretty charms that are yet to be designed. As the Pandora line evolves, your gifts ideas for your mother will expand. The Pandora Mother’s Day bracelet is the beginning of a rich tradition and keepsake.
A Christmas shopping weekend in London
London is one of the most famous capitals in the world, mainly recognised for its buzzing nightlife and booming retail growth. Millions visit London to experience the push and shove of shoppers all year round, in order to grab the latest looks on the catwalk.
London is well known for its famous luxury department stores such as Harrods, Liberty and Selfridges. Some may not even purchase a single item but come to visit the most famous shopping windows in the world; others simply come for inspiration relating to the fashion industry.
Despite the freezing temperatures, forecasts of snow and disrupted travel services December is the busiest time of year for London’s shopping industry. This also makes it a prime time to enjoy some fantastic rewards on your card, so make sure you remember your charge cards when you travel.
Christmas decorations fill the streets; famous faces turn on the ‘bright lights’ on the Christmas tree and the rush of families pile into restaurants for festive treats and gatherings. Ironically there is a feeling of warmth to the city in December and many enjoy witnessing this magical time of year in London.
If it’s Christmas gifts you are looking for why not take a trip to the world’s most famous department store Harrods? You can pick up some unique gifts, to take home to your nearest and dearest. From hampers and wine to toys and clothes, there really is something for everyone. Why suffer the push and shove of shoppers up and down Oxford Street, when there is everything you need under one roof? When planning your route to Harrods be aware of travel disruptions. Parking can be pricey; up to 4 hours charges £25.00. The easiest route is opting for the tube, the District and Circle lines will take you to Knightsbridge station, with only a short walk to the store.
Whilst you’re browsing along the stores and streets of London, it can be easy to forget your little ones short patience. Kids get bored easily and need to be entertained, but don’t fret, Southbank is the place to be. With plenty of seasonal treats, festive markets and entertainment, Southbank is the most welcoming, atmospheric place for all ages. The traditional market is located between the Southbank centre and The London Eye along Queen’s Walk. The market will get you feeling festive in no time. You can pick up original handmade gifts, such as silver jewellery, wooden toys and handmade soap. Once you’re all shopped out you can enjoy warming up with the choice of German cuisine, washed down with German mulled wine. Whether you’re on the way home from work, meeting friends for festive drinks or on a family day out the traditional Christmas market at Southbank centre will provide a fun filled festive day
Whether you are shopping or just trying to enjoy your day, it is almost certain you will notice another woman’s handbag. You might see a designer tote bag or a leather designer handbag that just grabs your attention. They can appeal to every woman whether young or old. When it comes to the price in designer handbags we often complain. If you have ever owned a designer handbag you would know why women will spend such incredible amounts of money for them. Is it the official logos or the fine leather it’s made out of? To understand why we spend the money we do on designer handbags we will have to understand the reasoning in owning one.
A woman needs to be able to carry her cell phone, keys, make up, gum and all sorts of other trinkets that men may not even be able to identify. Your designer handbag can also showcase what type of personality you have. Whether you prefer a business type of handbag or bright in color and playful it can give some kind of direction in what you like. When you do decide to take the plunge and get a designer handbag you will realize why they cost more. They can be durable and glamorous at the same time. Many designer handbags will last years if treated right.
Minnetonka Shoe Company is an American shoe company which was founded in 1946 at Minnesota. The Minnetonka footwear company deals not only with leather shoes, but is also known for their accessories for men and women like Hats and leather bags or purses. Minnetonka Company uses finest leather from animals to make and style their products. The skin of the animals which are used for making Minnetonka shoes are Deer skin, Moose hide skin, sheep skin, Cow hide, Smooth leather and Suede.
Moccasins by Minnetonka – Moccasins are a type of slippers which are made up of animal skin or from any soft leather or skin. This footwear by Minnetonka Shoes Company is a part of Native American style and the word Moccasin derives from the proto-Algonquian word means shoe and footwear of hunters, traders and European settlers. Moccasin is a shoe consisting of a sole and sides made of one piece of leather, stitched together at the top, and sometimes with a vamp. Under is a brief description of Moccasin Soles and Leathers use and a person can choose or customize it with –
- Driving Soles: these are best for flexible, soft and comfortable soles for traction while driving.
- Hard Sole: these shoes have thin soles which allow the shoes and boots to use for a longer span than soft soles.
- Flexible Rubber Sole: the shoes have great cushioning and are lightweight shoes preferred for walking.
- Crepe Sole: shoes sole made up of lightweight with thin layer of rubber grip for foot protection from the pavements.
- Boat Soles: this shoes sole is the most durable sole which allows a person to walk on a wet surface.
- Shoefly Sole: it has a flexible rubber grip that will give a light amount of grip to the ground.
- Soft Sole: it is a type of traditional shoe sole which is made up of the same material as the top and usually wrap-around the top of the sole and are most flexible but, least durable.
The two and three-piece suits are a favourite among many and can be worn to fit all manner of occasions. They can be used for very formal situations like a uniform for work, going for a job interview or attending a conference. As the evening dawns you can find some very attractive gear for attending dinner parties or premium nightclubs.
But what about those times when you don’t want the complete set? Ever had those periods where you walk into a store, see a suit and like the waistcoat and blazer but don’t like the trousers? What if you’d rather just a piece of it to add something extra to your existing look?
There are wide ranges of smart individual garments that can give your outfit an edge.
Tailored blazers or jackets can be paired with jeans or a skirt as well as trousers.
A nice alternative to a ladies suit, this dark grey two button T Tahari Petite jacket is slim fitted and can be worn to match formal or casual wear. It’s very crucial to choose one that fits your frame and accentuates your waist i.e. you don’t want to look like you’re drowning in it!
This velvet two button tailored jacket clearly shows that you don’t always need the ‘straight off the rack’ suits to achieve a stylish, smart image that works for you. It’s perfect to wear with jeans and open collared white or coloured shirts. This is a fine casual change from a men’s suit.
This Camel swing jacket goes well with wide legged trousers or dark coloured jeans.
It can be part of a women’s suit also.
This Lima tailored shirt is great to wear for many occasions including working environments with a more conservative dress code. Shirts can be tailoured to your liking including designs (plain, striped or other decorations), short or long sleeve and other customisations such as cufflinks.