Info of Shoe Materials

Upper materials

  • Leather( genuine) – Very expensive but they are always excellent value for your money by being unique and long lasting. Leather is from cows, sheep alligators, pigs etc… Some have questioned the other sources of leather from China, claiming that since they eat dogs and cats some of its hide is used for shoe making. Usually genuine leather mold to the shape of your foot making it the best material for fitting.
  • Synthetic leather – Is a man made fabric that looks like leather. It has a leather-like surface and is dyed and treated to make it have the look and feel of real leather. It is often used as a substitute for real leather because it is less expensive and it does not require using a real animal hide to create. Some have use the term ” Pleather” which means plastic leather(polythene) to define materials on shoes. Unlike genuine leather synthetic stretches and chip off as it wears off, and you end up with shoes that don’t fit well.
  • Fabrics materials – Can be denims, canvas, fibers, cottons or polyesters fabrics etc… Fabrics do range on prices, based on how expensive the

Sleeveless Hoodie

Some people might think that these hoodies are only of the cut off type and not very stylish –¬†not so!¬†Many women find these types of hoodies very comfortable, affordable, and great looking. There are many types made just for women. As with the men’s sleeveless hoodies these range from basic designs to more “out on the town” styles. One of the more popular uses for women’s sleeveless hoodies is for working out. There is a wide range of brands and styles available for jogging, aerobics, cycling, walking, and more.

As with the men’s versions, there are many types of materials available. For example, if you are working out and getting sweaty you want to make sure you have a nice thin material made for workouts, but if you are using it for fall yard work you may want to ensure that you have a thicker cotton hoodie to help keep you warmer. Both of these types are common and easily found.

Although there are simple types of hoodies available there are also some pretty nice and fashionable versions as well. Some newer sleeveless hoodies have fur lined hoods, bright colored trim, various types of pockets and


Wear Leggings In The Winter

For years prints and patterns have been a popular theme on the catwalks be it on clothing or accessories, this has now developed into patterned legwear and is becoming more and more popular. Being of a relatively thin-ish material, many people are often puzzled as to what season leggings can be worn in. Whilst some wear them just for gym wear, others appreciate that they can have a fashionable nature and wish to wear them as more of a fashion garment.

Coming in a variety of prints, patterns and colours it is often difficult to tell which leggings can be worn in which season. During the eighties neon brights were at the height of fashion, however now that the garment has been updated with a modern twist, neon colours are not so popular and prints such as Aztec prints and galaxy prints are proving a lot more popular.

Over the years fast fashion has become more and more popular as it is so easily accessible with the great British high street. Whilst the patterns which feature on leggings may go in and out of fashion, the general design of the garment is here to stay and


Benefits of Handmade Shoes

The first point to be noticed is that ready made shoes are made with the help of machines and all of them are made in a common standard. You can avail only those sizes and shapes that are manufactured by the company. But in the case of handmade ones, you are having the choice to make a shoe which is tailored especially to the shape of your legs. This is highly beneficial in the case of people with some medical conditions. Not choosing to wear the right size can also adversely affect your health.

The main reason for the high price of handmade shoes is that they are of high quality. The machine made shoes are mass produced and the chances for errors to creep in are high. It is difficult to check all the aspects of the shoe in a factory setting. Some branded shoe manufacturers do that, and for the same reason their products cost higher than most other footwear. The footwear which is handmade is of high quality because the laborer takes


Full Length Mink Coat

By deciding to purchase a fur coat you are making a dramatic statement about yourself-you are both elegant and filled with fashion know-how. The next thing you need to consider is the type of mink you desire. Pelts obtained from female minks are usually lighter in weight and possess a silkier and softer look and feel. Male pelts on the other hand, are usually thicker and with more voluminous fur to add shape to your silhouette. Depending on where you live, you may want a male coat that is sturdier against the harsh winter season. Or, if you plan to use the coat more for outings and special events, a female coat may be a better bet. Both male and female pelts will garner attention, it is simply a matter of personal preference.

The next factor to consider in order to make a fashion statement with your coat is color(s). One of the wonderful things about mink pelts are the range of colors to choose from. Common choices are shades of deep to light brown, caramel with a subtle striped pattern and delicate cream colors. There are also various shades of natural mink pelt colors ranging from


Fashion For Petite Women

One of the most important things for you to consider when you have a small breast size is that you must wear a bra that fits you properly. Do not get too caught up in the sizes of the bra, if you need a 36AA bra, by all means, choose that size and wear it proudly. Choosing the right bra size can help you to avoid some of the problems that can occur if you purchase one that is either too large or too small. For example, you may have a problem with straps that are cutting into your back constantly or falling off of your shoulders. You may also have an issue with an underwire that tends to fit over top of the bottom of the breasts. In any case, choosing the proper bra size will make a difference in how you look.

Another suggestion that can help you to achieve more from what you have is to choose a bra that gives you a push-up look. You need to make sure that you stay balanced in this regard, as it can be easy to overcompensate by choosing a bra with too much padding. This will


Stay Stylish and Warm for Autumn

Typical autumn colours are making a welcome return for both men and women this year. Dark reds, rusty oranges and block colours of black and navy are all over the catwalk right now. The use of block colour is great, because it provides a blank canvas to which you can begin to introduce different combinations of accessories. This is where you can really start to get creative. Team together a hat, scarf and pair of gloves in a matching colour, (a rich deep red works particularly well with a block navy blue outfit) and then try contrasting different textures to create a multi-dimensional look.

Casual and cosy oversized knits are proving to be just as popular this year as last, and they’re likely to stay on trend right through to winter. Knits are particularly versatile and are a great way to stay both warm and stylish when it’s cold outside. They look great when teamed with a pair of black leggings, but if you really want to make a statement, try styling with a pair of cable-knit tights. Grey is


Facts History of the Shoe

For many years shoes were constructed of leather, wood, or some type of fabric. Now they can be made from rubber, plastics, or other newly derived materials.

Cost has been a major factor as to who wore shoes. Some populations of the world could not afford them. However, mass production has enabled the shoe to be sold more cheaply and now the majority of the world can afford to wear shoes.

Looking through the periods of history we come upon some very quaint traditions and developments as man utilized the shoe to fit his style of living.

  • Earliest designs of shoes were like “foot-bags” of leather. This was common in the colder climates.
  • During the Middle Ages “turn-shoes” were developed. The shoe was constructed inside out, wetted and then turned so the finished side of the leather was on the outside.
  • A shoe from the 14th century that is still worn today is the “espadrille”.
  • A “patten” was an overshoe with a wooden sole and an open leather vamp that was used in Europe during the Middle Ages to keep a person’s foot dry in rainy weather. You tied the “patten” on

Wear Argyle Socks

Today, the Argyle pattern can be seen in almost all pieces of clothing. And although designers have stuck to the diamond pattern, they have experimented on different color combinations and materials. Aside from socks, this classic, traditional pattern can be seen in caps, shirts, pants, and leggings.

If you brush your fingers against Argyle socks, you’ll notice that some parts of the pattern bulge outward. This is because these foot coverings are made of three overlapping layers, which give the design its distinguishable lozenge pattern. The first layer is the background color, the second layer is where the diamonds are located, and the third layer is the result of the imbrication of the first and second layers.

Just like any socks with patterns, there are different ways to wear a pair of Argyle socks. If you have just bought a pair of these socks and need help in styling, here are a few suggestions.

  • Japanese School Girl Style
    If you love wearing mini skirts, you can try wearing your socks following the Japanese school girl style. This style goes well with knee-high Argyle socks. To pull off this look, raid your closet and choose the

Sexy Shoes

  • Stiletto Heels. The word stiletto is actually used to describe a sharp pointed dagger which has been used for centuries to actually inflict harm on others. So when we apply this to a pair of shoes, you can see with just a little imagination how this word came to be used to describe a very sexy piece of footwear (shoes or boots) which have a sharp pointed heel.
  • Kitten Heels. ‘Stiletto Heels’ typically start around 1″ high and can be anything up to 10″ high, depending upon your powers of balance. If a ‘Stiletto Heel’ is less than 2″ high it is usually referred to as a ‘Kitten Heel’.
  • Court Shoes & Pumps. In the USA they call them ‘Pumps’ whilst in the UK we call them ‘Court Shoes’ it’s exactly the same shoe. This is a relatively low heel, with a cut front and importantly without a front fastening. However on occasions a ‘Court Shoe’ may have an ankle strap. Due to their comfort, ease of wearing and practicality, Court Shoes are usually worn by cross dressers and transvestites.
  • Mules. Originally a French word, ‘Mules’ are shoes with an open back and usually a