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A Quick Guide To Buying A Leather Jacket

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A Quick Guide To Buying A Leather Jacket
Some items in your wardrobe can be seen as an investment – a fitted suit for men, a little black dress for women. However, for both men and women, a good quality, well chosen leather jacket is the ultimate investment. Not only should it be so versatile, you can wear it for practically any occasion, if it is made from high-quality leather, you can expect it to last a lifetime and beyond.

With so much pressure on your leather jacket to live up to these high expectations, choosing the right one can seem like an overwhelming decision, so read on for a little guidance on buying your perfect leather jacket.

Know Your Leather

There are a number of different grades of leather, so it’s good to know the grade before you buy. The grades of leather include:

● Full-grain – this is the highest quality leather, but due to its texture, it is not always the best choice for lightweight jackets. It is a thick leather which retains its natural grain, so has a certain authenticity to it.
● Top grain – this is a high-quality grade of leather which has had the outer layer removed, making it softer and more flexible. This means that it is often used for jackets.
● Corrected – this leather is buffed to remove the natural imperfections before a fake pattern is embossed on its surface. This leather tends to be thinner and weaker than higher quality grains.
● Bonded – bonded leather can also be referred to as reconstituted leather as it is made from shredded leather offcuts which are then bonded back together with a plastic coating.

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Pick Your Style

Leather jackets come in a range of different styles, although the most popular styles are biker and bomber.

● Biker jacket – the biker jacket is often styled with buckles and zips, and will sometimes feature an open lapel style around the neckline. It can zip up down the centre or to one side.
● Bomber jacket – the bomber jacket is often a more simple design compared to the bicker jacket. It is often gathered at the sleeves and waist and sometimes features a collar which is often lined with a material such as fur or wool.

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Choose Your Colour

While leather jackets are often found in black or brown, there are plenty of other colours available.This means that you can easily find a jacket that will reflect your personality and that you will love for years to come.

This chic Vero Moda Royce Suede Biker Jacket from Lakeland Leather is pictured here in azalea pink, but can also be found in allure blue and mustard yellow, showing just how versatile these jackets can be.jacket azalea pink

Love Your Choice

Lastly, once you have chosen the perfect leather jacket for you, you should love it! As leather jackets can be such a big investment, you should be totally happy with your choice before you purchase. Although, with so many fantastic designs to choose from, you may find it tough to narrow it down to just one!

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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5 Simple Hacks To Enhance Your Hairstyle

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It is one thing to want to look good, but it is a whole different story when you have to spend hours and hours trying to fix your look. Every man should take some time to look in a mirror, but not more time than is absolutely necessary. One of the hardest things to lay down correctly, as a man, is the hair. Men have to take care of their facial hair as well as the other hair. Without proper attention to your mane, it can take an outfit from very fashionable to ‘I don’t care about myself’ kind of look.

To avoid all that, you need some life hacks. Here is a compilation of five simple hacks that will help you enhance your hairstyle and save you some time on the clock:

Skip shampooing

Well, not all the time. Men are known to wash their hair more than women, mostly because most men keep short hair. While it is very tempting to shampoo your hair every single day, it might not be the best solution for your hair. For one, a lot of shampooing strips your hair of natural oils and leave it drier than usual, which is not healthy for your mane. If you want your hair to remain lustrous, shiny and healthy throughout the day, then cut back on shampoo.

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Further, skipping shampoo will allow you to spare some time to get other things done. You also do not get to wash off all the product that is useful in protecting your hair strands.

Pro tip: try dry shampoo. Once you cut back on frequent washing, your hair will start building up on grease. To fix that, and still maintain your hairstyle, dry shampoo will do the trick.

Use a blow dryer and a comb to add volume

Are you by any chance struggling with thin hair? If your hairline is not receding because of balding, and your problem only lies in wanting more volume, you can achieve it right at home. Use a blow dryer and a comb, to comb your hair up and dry it at the same time. In the end, you will find that your hair tends to stay up, retaining some volume.

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Keep your beard in check

If you want people to notice any effort in maintaining your hairstyle, then your beard should complement it. Technically, the beard shapes your face, and in combination with the right hairstyle, accentuates your best features. Ensure that at all times, your beard is well kept. This hack is very important, especially in between haircuts. Since you cannot always rush to the barber to fix your hairstyle, before your next visit, use a trimmer to keep your beard precise, enough to cover your hairstyle.

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Use hair conditioner to combat frizz

Humidity and the scorching sun are the enemies of hairstyles. Your hair can go from looking well-done in the morning to a complete frizz disaster by the lunch break. Technically, frizz results from static. Lucky for you, by rubbing a small amount of hair conditioner on your hair, you assuage the static. This allows you to maintain your hairstyle throughout the day. It is also a great way to retain moisture on your mane.

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Use products on dry hair

Have you ever tried to apply paste, clay, or wax on damp hair? Well, it may not be the look you are going for. These products on wet hair tend to clump the hair together. Otherwise, use creams and gels on towel-dried hair, for best results.

There is a lot of men can do to enhance their beauty today. All it takes is a little effort and mastery of the right products and tools. Visit https://www.hairclippersclub.com/wahl-detailer-vs-andis-gtx-t-outliner/ for some of the finest grooming tools in the market.

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The Best-Dressed Male Celebrities Of 2019

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Being a suave and dapper gentleman is an aspiration for most men, so it’s good to believe it’s an achievable goal, even if it isn’t. The dapper chaps were going to look at in this list have A-lister status and often an army of stylists and fashion designers to prepare them before they hit the red carpet. All this goes to say: Don’t feel too bad if you can’t match their style because they’re here for inspiration.

So, here follows a list of some of the best-dressed men in the world and their fashion credentials for your perusing pleasure. All the men previously appeared on GQ’s top 50 Best-Dressed Men in 2019, but so as not to bore our readers, we’re only going to look at our personal favourites.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Gosling wears jean jackets and printed sweaters for effortless style.

At the top of our list, Gosling has an effortless charm that translates into his clothing choices. A lot of his style centres around casual retro-Americana — jean jackets, bomber jackets, printed sweaters with rolled up sleeves or washed-out jeans with a simple white tee. That said, when it comes time to suit up, he goes bold, usually opting for a well-tailored, no-tie look with stand-out colours and a subtle print. Gosling is also a man who knows how to accessorise, often donning a sharp pair of sunglasses and wristwear to complete his look. Off the red carpet, keeping it simple seems to be the key for the Gosling look, which thankfully, means it’s not too hard for us mere mortals to emulate his style.

David Beckham

Beckham has been a regular on the GQ list for over two decades, proving that he has style in spades as well as the longevity to match. If you’ve seen the pictures of him at the recent Royal Wedding, then you’ll understand. Whether it’s a casual look while tramping through an airport or a suited and booted look for one of the various gala’s or red-carpet events he attends regularly, Beckham always looks outstanding on-camera. We’re curious to know how much of that is Posh Spice’s doing.

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

McGregor dressed to the nines at a UFC press conference.

The Notorious One is no stranger to high fashion, often showing up to UFC press conferences in dazzling suits from Gucci and other designers. Whether you’re a fan of his brash and bold attitude or not, it’s hard not to admire some of his style choices. McGregor, who until his defeat at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov ranked as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC, has a particular affinity for the Versace brand. Only recently, the UFC fighter wished designer Donatella Versace a happy birthday through an Instagram post, showing a series of pictures of the two looking quite chummy indeed. They’re so close, apparently, that McGregor was able to throw a lavish birthday party for his mum at the Versace mansion in Miami, dressing all his family in Versace clothing to boot.

Donald Glover

Actor, writer, producer, rapper and musical genius, Glover has a whole raft of credentials under his belt at a fairly young age. On top of all of this, he ranked first on the GQ list this year for his impeccable style. Casual and comfortable are the keywords for Glover’s style. However, he has a penchant for high-end Gucci items like Gucci loafers, often worn in an understated fashion as part of a casual ensemble. When dressing up, he often goes for a 70’s-esque suited style with the no-tie look, sometimes subtle, sometimes bold as hell. It’s a hard style to emulate for those without deep pockets and a personal stylist, but if you can manage it, then he’s the one to inspire you.

Honourable Mention: Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Could you pull off the polka-dot shirt with a snake-skin tie?

Let’s be honest with ourselves here: There’s no other man with this much flavour. Or at least, no other man in his 60s who could pull off this much flavour in his wardrobe choices and get away with it. Hero.

So, there you have it: Some of the best-dressed male fashion icons on the planet. I’m sure there are a hundred other suave gentlemen that deserve a mention, but for the purpose of inspiration, whether you’re looking for some tips on style or a template to reinvent your look, you need to look no further than these mighty few.

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8 Fashion Tips For The Elderly

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When age is just a number, why let that number hold your inner fashionista from coming out? Remember that you can still look fashionable and enjoy those compliments with a little homework or help. It is true that comfort becomes a big driving force for the elderly while choosing clothes and other items. Following fashion doesn’t necessarily mean letting go of comfort. Putting in a little thought can bring fashion and comfort together. Let’s see how you can rock the world with your look.

1. Recognize Your Style

Recognizing and following one’s own style brings confidence and no kind of fashion can match that. See if you’re more into fun, quirky, bold, boho chic, casual, active wear or elegant dressing style. Easy way to do that is to categorize your belongings, checking majority and ultimately your inclination towards the different styles.

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2. Don’t Overdo That Style

Going overboard on any kind of style is a complete NO. If you’re into bright colors, funky and bold style then always try to balance it with something less loud. Similarly, if pastels and nude colors are more your things, a little bright color once in a while will bring in some oomph factor. It is all about balance folks.

3. Minimal Jewelry

Too much jewelry can do the opposite of making you look good. Keep your jewelry game to a minimal, deal with signature pieces that are unique, light and that complements your personality. Follow the rule of two or maximum three pieces at once. Besides, carrying too much of expensive jewelry is risky.

4. Experiment Sometimes

If you’ve been following one style from a long time and you feel like shaking things up a bit, well go ahead. Experiment with something that you always thought was chic but felt like you won’t be able to carry. Well give it a try and bring some change in your look. You never know, it might become your new thing. What’s there to lose anyway?

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5. Blend Style with Safety

You have to make sure that every fashion item that you choose is safe enough to be worn for a long period of time especially footwear. Ladies, be careful with those heels and avoid it if you can. Your footwear should be comfortable and non-slippery. For overall safety carry a wireless panic button everywhere. It can be worn as a pendant or a bracelet as well.

6. Experiment with Pastels

Pastel colors are quite popular among the elderly. If you think they are boring, think again. Pastels are simply classy, so experiment a lot with them to make it work on your body. Pastel colored clothes are essential for the elderly, it brings out their soft and subtle nature. So, invest in a lot of them, do mix and match, you’ll be surprised every time.

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7. Don’t Blindly Follow Trends

This rule applies to everybody and elder people are no exception. Trend changes all the time, and frankly speaking, most of them are absurd. Some trend may look good to the eye but may not be workable for you. So, if something catches your attention, see if it matches your style and personality.

8. Most Important Factor Is Comfort

Yes, comfort should be the first criteria in choosing clothes, shoes and other fashion items. Tight t-shirts, jeans, trousers etc. are just going to make you feel uneasy all day. Inferior fabrics will give you discomfort, heavy ones will disturb your daily activities. So, try every piece and buy only if it ticks mark the comfort criteria.

Looking good doesn’t require that much effort, play smart, follow these tips and you can never go wrong. Take help from family and friends if you may. Keep two things in mind always- first, elderly people look adorable in whatever they wear and second, smile is the best accessory that you can put on.

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6 Tips For Sewing Sequin Fabric

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Sewing Sequin Fabric

Guest post by Sahzadi Sarah

Sequin fabric can be called as the peacock of this fabric world. So flashy, so pretty, and absolutely irresistible! And the best part is it that you can sew it within minutes and that too without any hassles. You can easily transform a boring top or skirt with quick sequin work.

If you too are looking to revamp your old dress into something glittery and flashy, follow these simple tips to get that perfect look!

Go for a Simple Pattern

First things first! You need to determine the texture of your sequin fabrics like is it stretchable or not. Sequins are generally a bit bulky as compared to the tee-shirt or dress fabric and might develop a bulge. To be on a safer side; for a simple pattern like butterfly, flowers or a ladybug to start with. Though you can do some add-ons if your dress can handle it!

Don’t forget the Lining

If you haven’t worn sequin dresses in the past, this is a very important tip for you. Sequins can get really uncomfortable and scratchy if directly sewed on the dress. There are two options with you; either you select a dress which already has lining attached to it, or go for a pattern which includes lining in it.

Take care of your Scissors and Needles

Sequins are made from hard plastic material and are available in different colors and shapes. While sewing sequins in your dress, you need to be extra careful with your equipment. They are hard enough to dull any sharp scissors. Go for leather needles which can pierce the sequins right into the dress and saving your equipment as well.

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A Press can do Wonders!

We all know that a hot iron can damage the shine of sequin. So what should be done to align them in a single direction? You can apply a bit of pressure to completely flatten them in sync of the design. Most of the times, this trick will work for you. Still, if you are looking for some more perfection, go for a rolling pin or similar things.

Prevent a Mess!

Working with sequins is undoubtedly a tough task. First you need to be extra careful with the color and shape of the sequin; second, you also need to prevent yourself from causing a mess both in your home and dress. Many times, sequins do slip and fall in the gap of the cloth that is folded with the help of sewing machine.

Best of all, make sure you sit in a clean place and clear any extra sequins sticking to your dress. This will not only enhance the intricacies and stitch of the dress but will also prevent you from public embarrassment.

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Don’t forget to Mark the Fabric!

Avoid starting a sequin stitch directly on the fabric. It is advisable to make a mark or outline for the design and then start stitching. This will eliminate any chances of error in the final design. Also marking on the front side of the fabric might leave its marks on the fabric. It’s better to do the marking on the inside part of the dress.

No need to sweat it out!

Generally, we don’t prefer to wear sequin dresses frequently. They are meant to be flashy and glossy. So, my point here is, it’s okay to leave the sequins in the seam allowance. This can be a personal choice of the wearer, but the decision should be taken according to its frequency of usage. Also, you should consider removing it if it discomforts you.

These were some simple and useful tips for sewing sequin fabric. Sequins can do wonders to any fabric by adding a lot of styles and shine to it. It is essential to select the appropriate sequin color and shape that goes well with your outfit.

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Latest Men’s Fashion Trends

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Every fashion trend needs special attention and interests of the people. Fashion helps to get some acknowledgment about the latest happenings and styles to adopt for different reasons. Men and women both take interests to adopt modern fashion trends. Knowledge of fashion can be getting from different resources. Fashion lovers and expertise introduces different types of interest and generate ideas for the people to influence them by unique lifestyles. The fashion can be of different types and the interests can be of multiple types depending upon people choices and their interests to welcome something. The fashion of men sunglasses, the fashion of men clothes, perfumes for men, shoes for men, eye wears for men, men grooming products, men accessories, men garments, men watches and men related all those items always influences the men buying capacities. Almost every field has some attractions and quality features which attracts the attention of the men community to take interests to buy or use something. For a definite difference and appearance, the men like styling extremely crucial for a man. Different types of fashion attractions like shoes, watches, clothes, and accessories have a unique attraction which enables someone to take interests and to buy the specific item for different purposes.

Latest Men's Fashion Trends
How men can be attracted by online fashion campaigns?

The fashion trends are different in every region depending upon people’s interests and their preferences. There are many online biggest men’s fashion portals which have unique attractions to attract men community by offering multiple items and awareness about something. Different stores have a vast variety of product range to meet their customer’s expectations. Different type of useful resources can be helpful to attract people from the targeted markets. Useful campaigns and online promotion ideas can bring immediate results to influence people from targeted markets. Most of the men like to wear luxury watches and they take interests to buy the luxury watches for their personal use. Rolex, Omega, black bay 58, Patek Philippe and Breguet are some of the world’s top class watches which men like to wear on different occasions. Free advertisement and markets campaigns can be useful to attract men’s attention. Same as paid campaigns provide other sources to instantly reach out the best customers around the world.

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How social media can be used for effective fashion campaigns?

Social media can play a vital role to attract targeted audiences. Social media is an advanced and instant source of communication to launch any type of idea through proper channels. This is the age of modern technology and trends which people likes to adopt but the way of advertisement should be based on instant brand awareness. The fashion awareness campaigns can be of different types which can be produced on attractive topics. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, Daily Motion, YouTube and thousands of other famous sites provides an instant response from the public in a specific timeframe. Short videos and effect text campaigns provide an instant public response by using quality keywords through proper channels. Men can learn the basic acknowledgment of fashion trends through groups, communities, channels, profiles, tweets, videos, text and different forms of creative advertisements. The small business campaigns can be effectively useful to spread specific brand awareness in potential markets to get quick responses. Paid campaigns are playing a vital role to deliver fast awareness for the people to buy something.

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