Friday, July 25, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Humans have covered their heads since time immemorial. Initially headwear offered protection from the elements and from injury from falling rocks, weapons or masonry. Later head coverings became symbols of status of authority. Soon after hats progressed to become not only a uniform, but also an art form. In fashion terms, hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker’s attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear.
Here you are 5 things you did not know about hats:
1. British hat designer Philip Treacy's first clientele was his sister's dolls. Today, Treacy is famous for his extravagant designs and a clientele that includes the Royal family, Alexander McQueen and Lady GaGa.
2. Beavers almost went extinct in the mid-19th century because their pelts were so popularly used for hats. Thankfully, the popularity for beaver pelts declined once silk worms were introduced and silk hats entered the scene.
3. The word "fedora" comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou called Fédora. The hat was first worn by the play's actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who played Princess Fédora.
4. The phrase "Mad as a hatter" originates from 18th and 19th century England when hat makers were exposed to toxic chemicals. Mercury was used to produce felt, a popular material for hats, which had side effects of dementia.
5. Straw Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador (but you already knew that). Canal workers were photographed wearing imported straw hats while constructing the Panama Canal, and Americans mistakenly thought they were wearing locally made hats. President Theodore Roosevelt was also photographed visiting the Panama Canal site wearing a Panama hat, further increasing the hats popularity and solidifying the not-so-correct name, Panama.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Consider your lifestyle
I do suggest having different watches for both work and play if your lifestyle merits it or you simply like having variety. However, when buying a dressier watch, you should choose something that is classic or more lasting. Personally, I am not a big fan of sporty/technical watches even if they usually tend to cost less and has a night-vision feature, measures distances, calculates altitude, has a compass.
A Stainless-Steel Bracelet
Stainless steel is more practical than leather and is certainly more durable. It's dressy enough to be worn with a business suit and casual enough for other occasions. So not only is it versatile, but it's also waterproof. You could always go for gold if you wanted to drop some serious cash, but be careful since it might give off an unfavorable impression.
Imagine a watch that not only tells you the time, but also has the role of a real bracelet. This is an excellent idea that makes even more happier a woman.
Another thing that gets me when it comes to watches is the size and colour of the watch face relative to the wrist that's wearing it. Watch makers are continually coming out with watches that have larger than standard faces. In fact, it has become quite a trend. There is a trend to have dials and straps in exciting colors. Save the trendy colors for a second or third watch if you must, as it is more difficult to combine.