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.

Acrobatic Winter

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.

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. 😀

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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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KTZ

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______♣

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

A number of Canadian carriers and retailers are expected to carry the Samsung Galaxy Not 3 as well as its companion device Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet including Bell, Best Buy, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Target Mobile™, Tbooth wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sell for £299 on-contract in the U.K. and £649 off contract.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come in jet black, classic white and blush pink color options. It isn’t yet known whether the U.S., U.K., or Canada will receive the blush pink Galaxy Note 3.

Features:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Full-HD Quad Core: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is running on the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 chipset & is powered by quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor, an Adreno 330 graphics & has 3GB of RAM, S Pen has added with lot of improvement in Samsung Galaxy Note 3, most notably the ability to click it & initiate Air Command, which brings up five different available functions, no doubt the touch screen is remarkable, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD & Super Amoled screen is amazingly bright, best of the sensors are included such as Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, & gesture, Photo Shot lovers get ready Samsung Galaxy Note 3 introduced 13 MP autofocus camera with LED Flash & Dual shot, it allows Simultaneous HD video and image recording.

Details:

Dimension :              151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight :                      168 g

Battery :                     (Li-Ion 3,200 mAh)

OS :                            Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Memory :                  32/64GB built-in, 3GB RAM, microSD card (supports up to 64GB)

Processor :                Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex -A7 (3G model), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset

Connectivity :         Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi (hotspot), GPRS Class 12 (48 kbps), EDGE, 3G (HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA), LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL,150 MbpsDL

Display Size:            1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture

Display :                    Colour Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch

Operating
Frequency/Band:   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)

Browser :                   HTML5
Colors :                       Black, White, Pink

Entertainment :       Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration,

Games:                        (built-in + downloadable)

Camera :                     13MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR, Video (2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps LTE model),  2ndary(2MP)

Other Features :       GPS + A-GPS support & GLONASS, GPU, S Pen stylus, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Air gestures, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype), YouTube, Calendar, Speakerphone

Ring Tones :                Downlaodable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV

Messaging :                SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Formula 1® made Rolex a pioneer timepiece worldwide

Rolex has forged a long-term partnership with Formula 1® as Global Partner and Official Timepiece, reinforcing its long-standing commitment to motor racing and its support of world sport at the very highest level.This new association with the pinnacle of motor sports brings together two leaders in their fields who share a passion for performance, precision, excellence and superlative engineering.

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Rolex, the leading luxury watchmaking brand and a pioneer of sports sponsorship, will become a major long-term partner of Formula 1 from 2013 as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece. This reinforces Rolex’s commitment to motor racing and its support of global sport at the very highest level.

This new partnership with the pinnacle of motor sports brings together two leaders in their fields who share a passion for performance, precision, excellence and innovation. It is part of a strategic move by Rolex to focus its sponsorship activities on ventures chosen for their strong symbolic value and their global resonance.

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY

“This is an exciting step for us at Rolex as the fit between Formula One and our brand feels very natural and, like all great partnerships, needs little explanation,” said Gian Riccardo Marini, Chief Executive Officer of Rolex SA.

“In our respective fields, Rolex and Formula One embody the spirit of adventure, superlative engineering and a strong desire to push the limits of technology. These aspirations are enormously appealing to younger generations,” he added.

“Our self-winding mechanical watches – like the dedicated drivers’ chronograph, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona – are packed with technological innovation and human know-how, all thanks to our engineers’ and watchmakers’ passion for detail,” said Mr Marini.

“Rolex watches are symbolic of the quest for the highest level of performance and reliability that is epitomized by Formula One. Over the last 50 years both Rolex and Formula 1 have grown into world-leading aspirational brands and there will be many fantastic opportunities that we can enjoy together,” added Mr Marini.

THE PARTNER OF CHOICE FOR F1™

For Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One group, “Without question Rolex is the partner of choice for a world class sporting series like Formula One.”

“The brand’s prestige, the excellence of its watches as well as Rolex’s passionate and long-standing commitment to motor sports gives it true credibility. This partnership is something that many people interested in Formula One will have been waiting for and should rightly be excited about. Rolex has incredible sporting heritage and therefore Formula One is the right place for Rolex to be,” added Mr Ecclestone.

In its capacity as Formula 1 Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece, Rolex will give the time in different locations during each Grand Prix. The Rolex logo will also be positioned around the circuit and at several corners during Formula 1 races. Rolex’s presence in Formula 1 is due to develop over the coming seasons.

TIME-HONOURED PASSION FOR MOTOR SPORTS

For Rolex, the partnership with Formula 1 is part of a long history of close ties with motor racing and speed. The brand has been associated since the 1930s with a number of major personalities in the field, including Sir Malcolm Campbell, who broke the 300 mile per hour (483 km/h) barrier in 1935 at the wheel of his World Land Speed Record car Bluebird. Sir Malcolm was wearing a Rolex Oyster.

In the late 1950s, the Swiss watchmaker became a partner of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. In 1963, the circuit gave its name to the legendary chronograph Rolex created for racing drivers, the Cosmograph Daytona.

Since the late 1960s, Rolex has counted motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the most celebrated Formula 1 drivers of the last 40 years, among its family of prominent Testimonees. Sir Jackie won three Formula One World Championships (1969, 1971 and 1973) and 27 Grand Prix races. He is also widely recognized for his commitment to F1 driver safety during the 1970s.

UNERRING COMMITMENT TO PERFORMANCE

“I am delighted that Rolex, a very unique brand that chooses its relationships very carefully, and Formula One have entered into a partnership,” said Sir Jackie Stewart. “The Rolex Daytona timepiece and its constant technological development over 50 years are fine indicators of Rolex’s unerring commitment to performance and the brand’s timeless values.”

“Having worked with Rolex for more than 40 years and given my on-going involvement in Formula One, I think this is a superb partnership and one that will be hugely successful,” added Sir Jackie.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH STRONG SYMBOLIC VALUE

Mr Marini said: “In some respects, through its strong symbolic value and its global reach, our partnership with Formula One mirrors our recent support for initiatives such as James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean in March 2012. A feat that is both human and technological, and has worldwide resonance”.

In keeping with this spirit of pushing the boundary of technological endeavour, Rolex joined the Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record project in 2011 as the Official Timing Partner. The Bloodhound team is aiming to set a new record of 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h) with a cutting-edge supersonic jet- and rocket-powered car, inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.

In the same vein, Rolex announced in spring 2012 its support for Neuropolis, a worldclass neuroscience hub based in Switzerland which aims to improve understanding of the human brain using computational biology. This innovative approach, on the frontier of scientific research, builds on the power of supercomputers to simulate biological processes.

Rolex is a major partner of many of the most prestigious and iconic events, organizations and personalities in selected sports, especially golf (e.g. The Open Championship), tennis (e.g. Wimbledon) and yachting (e.g. Rolex Sydney Hobart).

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