Men’s Coat Selection Tips ; Winter/Fall

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A parade of winter coats is always at the edge of invitation whenever the Fall steps in to make through for Winters. Similarly in  this Fall/Winter 2013-2014, various styling presented in the notable collections of the season such as gorgeous pieces by Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Ermenigildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versac. Designed to not only   keep men warm but also heighten their sense of style in the cold. Aviamost gets down to the details of all   things you need to know in choosing fashionable coats.

As the weather gets colder, there is nothing more important than securing a winter coat. And while men are noticeably more inclined to choose functionality so this season will prove to be different. With the array of   fashionable winter clothing available and inspired by runway collections, men are now encouraged to mix fashion with function. Winter coats are investment buys. New trends may come and go, it’s true, but a good one will come a long way in style and function especially if you know how to select the best one.

The essentials

Coat experts say that a man need three types of coats: parka, trench coat (everyday coat) and a formal coat. The classic parka comes in many guises these days. It comes with a hood and most of the times with fur on the neckline.

The everyday coat is the popular and highly romanticized trench coat. It has remained functional and almost unchanged for over 100 years. Its origins can be traced to the Tielocken coat Thomas Burberry designed for British officers in the Boer War. It again saw action in World War II, with Russia and the United States following suit by issuing the coat to its men in uniform. However, it was largely eclipsed by more specialized (typically shorter) jackets tailored to the needs of different units and the nature of the war’s battles. Today the trench coat still serves in the different military forces as light weather protection for dress uniforms.

When it comes to the formal coat, dressing up would mean a simple single-breasted coat in dark wool (cashmere if you can) will always make the grade. Cover up with a scarf on colder days. Make sure the coat fits over your suit (have a jacket on when you try it), but don’t get it too big, lest it look borrowed. And invest in one with a fly front (where the buttons are hidden, above), which suggests higher quality and keeps the wind out.

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While opting for fashionable coats, you need to consider the trend, color and style. Style should not always go with trends for the season. Depending on your personal taste and preference, trends may not be a big part in choosing your winter coat, as long as the coat performs its function well. But color is definitely of importance, which has to look good on you and go well with your personality. Dark colors can make you look thinner, but when picking light colors, ask yourself can you keep it clean? On the other hand, a huge parka may keep you toasty, but might be a bit inappropriate for the office or a night out on the town. Dressier men’s winter coats are better for business or elegant evenings.

Comfort

Always remember that men’s winter coats should be comfortable. The material is most important of course. The best fabrics are wool and cashmere; these will keep you warm and comfortable over other fabric choices, although they come with pricey tags. If you are looking for coats with other fabrics, choose ones that have underlying layer made of goose down, the extra layer will keep you warm. Leather men’s winter coats look great but don’t breathe very well, and are sometimes difficult to ‘seal’ if they have buttons, so keep that in mind. When trying on men’s winter coats, move around and check for binding as you have to perform in it. Add one size over your normal suit jacket size. This allows for freedom of movement without the thick linings binding at your neck, shoulders and back. Shoulder seams should be just over the edge of your physical shoulder – this will give you a great looking   profile when wearing the coat over your clothes underneath. Try bend down to tie your shoes, raise or stretch your arms while test fitting a winter coat.

Last but not least, think how much are you ready to pay: Winter coats can be affordable as well as expensive. Brand names are usually of higher quality and last longer. But then again, many times you are paying for the brand name instead of the material and workmanship. Remember, when all is said and done, you have to look good, feel good and stay warm. There are many styles and materials of men’s winter coats out there so stay open minded and consider your options.

Women Long Coats Refurbished

Refurbished collection of long coats for women in different modernized traditional styles are now overcoming the trends for winters and even fall as well. Traditions through this research are now not limited to their origin but trends made them to shuffle across  the world.

Likewise in given photographs you can judge the reflection of British, French, Italian, Persian, Japanese, Arabic or American styles either through colour scheme, stitching and fitting formation or the Neck Lines along over all outline of the blazers.
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Costumes moving away from Human towards the Dog : Fashion Designers focused upon Pups

Its the 21st century’s era in which humanity feels no shy in roaming around naked in streets but they are getting unable to afford their dogs run around naked any more. :D

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Rabid‘ is a novel related to the fashion stories of Dogs in which the author ‘Pamela Redmond Satran’ says “I include dogs wearing everything from yarmulkes to a $3 million diamond necklace (more on that ahead), but when it comes to fashion, canine or human, a dozen pictures say more than Tim Gunn ever could.”

In a Dog Swimwear Fashion Show, held in Taipei Taiwan, the pups got each and every manner of how to follow up at the shocking floor for CatWalk.
The results were not upon the judges to select winner, as voting for the best costumed pup was also included to rank out the best one.

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In a fashion show of pups named as “Last Bark At Bryant Park” an associated press mentioned that “A bride wore white, ruffled satin and a groom strutted in top hat and tux. And nobody piddled.
Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology put sometimes-squirmy dogs on the catwalk for a show Monday that was, thankfully, without mishap.
Lily, a wide-eyed papillon, pranced to oohs and aahs as a magical flower fairy in pink and purple tulle and wings. Schultzy, a West Highland terrier, was bold in white against her snowy fur as she worked the train on her bridal gown.
The canine designs were created by FIT students during the school’s second annual pet fashion show. The dogs, all in the FIT family except two from a shelter, were right on trend.”

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VOte for the best Pup and share your ideas in comments, either against or in favour of such fashion ideologies. ♦

Nike hypnotizing its fans

Sport shoes by Nike gripped the highest price yet. As there were three pairs introduced by this brand which without any hurdle retained the cost exceeding the imagination. These pairs are worn by England  star footballer John Terry, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. He got it from an auction for a charity event for the foundation’s Rio Ferdinand, “Dream Foundation”.

The secret behind their grandiosity was the bamboozled decoration with precious stones and diamonds 7.444. Designed by renowned designer Luisa Di Marco to give a special touch with black diamonds, white gold and sapphire stones.

Altogether a total of three pairs of these shoes is $ 623,000 – U.S.. But the most expensive which is owned by John Terry, costing $ 218,000 – U.S.

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John Terry

Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 2 could possibly sell for more than an expensive car or a house. The most anticipated sneakers of the summer will be released on Saturday,  June 9 at select shoe stores at a retail price of $325. But some have already gotten their hands on a pair of the coveted sneakers. One retailer has listed the shoes at a whooping $89,10o on an eBay auction.

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Next in our list of most expensive shoes for men is Air Jordan Silver Shoes. Obviously a gold shoe is good to see, but you cannot wear that all the time. But this silver shoe is wearable. For die hard fans of Michael Jordan who is also a brand ambassador for Nike’s Jordan range, his pair of shoes with his autograph is up on eBay for auction. The seller claims the pair was once a birthday gift to him few years back. The shoe-pair is worth $60,000 for a Michael Jordan’s fan.

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Air Jordan Silver Shoes

For those who like their things to be extra ordinary, these diamond studded sneakers are just the apt thing. Real fashion accessory, these shoes are worth $50,000 named as Air Force 1 by Nike. These shoes are studded with many 11 carat diamonds adorned around the Nike logo and are casted in gold metal. The diamonds are casted in the finest gold stitching to hold the diamond firmly.

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Nike Air Force 1

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A unique collection of 4 pairs of shoes is by Nike named as Nike Air Zoom Kobe 1. Each pair has a different city drawn on the shoes top and comes in a beautiful wooden box that is autographed by Kobe Bryant. The four locations namely, Los Angeles, Chicago,Texas and New York have been engraved on the boxes and 10% of the sale goes to charity by the company. Only 25 pairs were made and were sold at cost of $29,999.99.

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The pairs of shoe below were signed by Michael Jordan himself. There were only 12 such pairs which have been signed by  Michael Jordan using a water resistant marker. These shoes have been sold at really heavy amounts as they also been rumored as priceless but according to authentications received price is around $ 25,000.

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Although it’s named as gold running shoes but definitely no one is going to wear a gold shoe for running. These shoes were on sale in 2007 at the pre-match press briefing of the 2007 Shanghai Golden Grand Prixat, Shanghai. The shoes are made of 620 grams of pure gold and measure 26 centimeters in length with a price tag of $24,000.

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KTZ’s Bamboozled Spring/Summer-2014 Launch at London Fashion Week

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DESIGNER NAMES: Marjan Pejoski (Creative Director) and Koji Maruyama (Head of Design).

“We’re children of National Geographic, said KTZ‘s creative director, Marjan Pejoski, “We love all cultures. We want to cherish and embrace those ideas that are being slowly forgotten by modernism.” after the label’s uplifting extravaganza. Pejoski and co-designer Koji Maruyama declared that it was North Africa‘s tribes which brainstormed an embryonic guidance for  this season. On the KTZ catwalk, Pejoski and Maruyama paraded their own hybrids for urban tribes: ethnic stripes layered over tech details; traditional cloths such as cotton and linen mixed with industrial fabrics; djellabas paired with blazers. A dishdasha became an elongated baseball shirt. And at the end of the show, a handful of warriors, crusted with ornate silver hardware, brought Game of Thrones‘ Dothraki to our city streets.

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KTZ’s collection promoted a peculiar, poetic multiculturalism, embracing Berbers and Legionnaires alike. “We’re romantics,” Pejoski said. Idealists and topographers, too. A key print that was carried through from capes and outerwear to duffels and sandals featured ancient maps. A cloak collaged flags of the world, all nations under a groove. Pejoski and his partner, Sasko Bezovski, were spiraling down Sunset Boulevard a few weeks ago when some music came on the radio. The designer screamed, “That’s our soundtrack.” A quick Shazam revealed it to be one of Omar Souleyman‘s Björk remixes. Björk, Pejoksi’s most famous client___

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Designers ratified the accumulation of  more leather and a lot more bondage along clunking stuffs. Stripes, Island patches and sharp edgy reflections played an eye catching role front at stage. Those desiring for to step up in a Hip Hop Battlefield should enjoy this season with variety of warrior costumes. On the other hand KTZ reactivated the anatomy of  defunct civilizations via craving cultural bots.

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BACKGROUND: Following the success of Marjan Pejoski’s own brand, KTZ arose mutually by himself and Sasko Bezovski – Pejoski studied fashion design at ……….read more?http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designers_profile.aspx?DesignerID=1047______♣

Richard Carrasco, Hairstylist at Coachella Valley

Hair stylist are often overlooked as artists but Richard is an artist in the truest sense as he has an artist eye, that innate ability to blend precision skills and craft with vision and creativity. He works to understand his canvases unique style, desires and dreams shaping them into hair cuts that define the individual as much as they define the truest sense of style.

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By hairstylist, Richard Carrasco at Coachella Valley in Southern California.
Edgy precise cuts that have a unique flair layered into every detail.

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It was immediately present that Richard had the ability to understand his clients and offer them unique, progressive and styles that let the individual step out from behind their own comfort zones and style inhibitions. That night at the salon all of our models got amazing progressive takes on many of the 50′s most popular hair styles. Even Coachella Valley Art Scene, CVAS’s DJ Alf Alpha got a swagging new evocative dew!

By hairstylist, Richard Carrasco at Coachella Valley in Southern California.
Remixing tribal art with fine dragon spike strokes, Revolutionary Cocktails

Young artist storming his brain over the brain covers succeeding really dynamic moves in order to make his name rock in upcoming trends via creativity on his finger tips.

http://richardcarrasco.com

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HP’s Split x2 “Determined Since Born”

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The latest version, called the Split x2, is a bold reworking, moving more firmly into the laptop category, with a thin, 13-inch body and hardware closer to what you’d find in a full-time laptop. The matte-black body also brings to mind the classic black polycarbonate MacBook, although the x2 is thinner and lighter, with edge-to-edge glass over a touch screen.

The CPU is in the tablet-like top half of the system, along with the RAM, battery, and SSD storage (presumably 128GB). However, the keyboard base unit is capable of not only having a second battery (common enough in hybrids), but also a larger platter hard drive. That way, you could use the SSD in the lid for programs and frequently used files, but keep, for example, a 500GB HDD in the base for your archives of movies and music.

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Case

At a combined weight and thickness of 2.3 kg (1.0 kg tablet + 1.3 kg base) and 22.9 mm (11.3 mm tablet + 11.6 mm base), respectively, the Split x2 is on the heavy side when compared to standard 13.3-inch netbooks or convertibles. The Yoga 13Vaio Duo 13LifeBook T902, Transformer Book TX300 and Taichi 31 – all of which are 13.3-inches in screen size – are either much thinner or lighter or even both. The weight difference can be partly attributed to the secondary battery of the Split x2 for potentially longer battery lives than the competition, but there is no denying that the HP convertible is certainly weighty for the size.

Connectivity

Speaking of the base, the unit provides 2 USB ports, an HDMI port and an SD reader. The options are almost identical to the Envy x2 and a bare minimum with regards to ultraportables; An Ethernet port, additional USB port or VGA port would have been great additions. Nonetheless, it does feel a bit odd to have a tablet with no local USB ports available.

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Touchpad

The Synaptics matte touchpad is capable of recognizing up to 4-finger inputs for Windows 8 Edge Swipes, rotation, scrolling and flicking. It may not be very large (9.5 cm x 6 cm), but its size suitably fits the chassis and is responsive to basic point and clicks as well as multi-touch commands with minimal misreads.csm__MG_3622_4e0182c085

Display

A standard 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 resolution glossy display comes standard on the Split x2 with no other available options. HP claims a contrast ratio of 200:1 and up to 262,144 colors from theglass screen, the former of which is close to our measured contrast of 256:1 on the very center of the screen.

Nonetheless, the screen itself is average at best in terms of display quality. Because of the large size, low pixel density (118 PPI) and the tendency to have tablets closer to the eyes during use, individual pixels are easy to discern. The low contrast becomes very obvious when viewing videos with dimly lit scenes as black spots appear muddy and gray.

Performance

The model in review uses a Core i3-3229Y Ivy Bridge CPU with integrated HD 4000 graphics. The 1.4 GHz ULV processor is rated for 13 Watts TDP and includes no Turbo Boost. In contrast, the GPU benefits from Turbo Boost up to 850 MHz, though this is short-lived as detailed in our stress test section below. When idle and in Power Saver mode, the CPU and GPU in the Split x2 will operate at 800 MHz and 350/800 MHz (core/memory), respectively.

Processor

CPU performance is most similar to the previous generation Sandy Bridge ULV Core i3-2377M. As examples, the single-threaded Super Pi 32M benchmark completes in 1401 seconds vs. 1338 seconds in the i3-2377M and the multi-threaded wPrime 1024M benchmark completes in 1220 seconds vs. 1141 seconds in the Sandy Bridge equivalent. CineBench scores are also slightly better for the older model compared to the i3-3229Y.