Italian Shoes Really Are The Best

Italian ShoesMost of us consider shoes made or styled in Italy as the ultimate in fashion. When we say Italian shoes it conjures a picture of good craftsmanship, style and quality. Italian designers are the most acclaimed footwear designers in the world. The Italian designers perfectly understand the anatomy of the leg and foot so they make shoes look their best.




Variety of Italian Footwear

Italian footwear is available in several varieties such as full length boots, slip-ons, mid-calf boots, sandals, loafers and wedges. When selecting Italian shoes, care should be taken to avoid the tasteless, shiny and creaky shoes which many merchants try to pass on as finest Italian shoes.

Italian Shoes The Italians are still using the traditional methods of shoe making and tanning which indicates that good materials are used for the lining and uppers which are hand sewn. Even though such hand crafted shoes should cost higher than the shoes produced on a large scale using machinery, due to the severe competition from Far Eastern shoe makers who also offer hand crafted shoes, the Italians are forced to offer good quality shoes at cheaper prices without compromising on quality.

Men’s Italian Shoes Styles

There are different styles of men’s Italian shoes such as handmade black leather Oxford shoes, black Italian Oxford dress shoes, men’s dark brown leather Oxford shoes, men’s dark brown lace-up shoes and brown calf leather Oxford shoes. The prices of these shoes range from the low $330 to the high $560.

Brunori men's black Italian ankle strap bootsBrunori men’s black Italian ankle strap boots are classic boots with elastic gore insets. These black coloured shoes are made from genuine leather and boast style, quality and fine craftsmanship. When ordering these shoes, care must be taken to select the correct size since the sizes run large. Select a size smaller than your regular size for a good fitting. These shoes are priced around $480

For casual wear but without foregoing the daytime classic style, try the handmade Pakerson Today which are available in beige and tan

F Forzieri brown cap toe dress shoes. or exclusive hand made shoes you can try Forzieri brown cap toe dress shoes. These shoes combine the excellent traditional craftsmanship with some new original designs. They are most suitable for business meetings or for occasions which need a stylish appearance. They are priced around $500.

Italian leather boots For women, there are soft Italian leather boots with a luxurious feel, side button and short zip available for only $150. These ladies Italian shoes are available in three colours namely, tobacco, brown and black.

The Quai D’Orsay pump shoes in black patent leather enhances its dramatic flair and are meant for sophisticated and chic women. The price range is around $160.




Picking a Good Pair of Silk Boxer Shorts

silk boxersIf you’re looking for comfortable boxer shorts, silk may be your best choice for a fabric. Silk is not only smooth and comfortable, but if you store it in a cold or a hot place, it will retain that temperature. If you want a cool pair of silk boxer shorts to wear as pajamas, you can put them in front of your air conditioner or a fan before you put them on; likewise, you can do the same thing with a heater.




Wide Variety of Silk Boxers

A pair of silk boxer shorts can come in a variety of designs and colors, as with other boxers. For instance, you can purchase an inexpensive pair of silk boxer shorts from a brand like Fruit of the Loom that have a simple design, such as a glossy red color or black and white checkers; both solid patterns and simple patterns tend to be relatively inexpensive. On the other end of the spectrum, you can purchase a pair of boxers from a brand like Versace for over $100 that has a more complex design.

A pair of silk boxer shorts can also come in a number of different grades of silk. While cheaper brands will offer lower-grade weaves and thinner silk, high-end brands, such as Gucci and Versace Barocco Animalier Brief will offer double and triple layers, as well as complex weaves, making them feel smoother and conduct heat and cold better.

As silk has become less expensive, its popularity has risen. Silk boxer shorts are no longer for men only. Women now wear these boxers as pajamas or even under clothing. This is probably because they are the smoothest, most agreeable fabric to use for boxers. They also are considerably better looking than cotton and wool alternatives with their glossy shine.




Emergence of Silk Lingerie

silk clothingLingerie has always been a popular seller when the designer puts a spin on it, so that it looks unique or different. Creativity is always a huge factor in the growth of popularity of an item (or, rather, the price), as it should be.





However, creativity alone sometimes can not be relied upon exclusively to carry the sales of a particular fashion item. Sometimes, the quality of the clothing or the specific fabric of the clothing are what can set it apart. This is the case with silk lingerie.

Silk Popularity

silk clothingIn a sense, silk lingerie rides the coattails of silk’s popularity. Silk has always been a highly desirable fabric as its popularity dates back to three thousand years BC in China. For the first few millennia of silk’s existence, silk had been primarily worn by royalty and the ruling class – although it was rumored to have been created by an Empress at an even earlier date.

Luckily, for aficionados of this lingerie, silk is accessible to the masses. It is also fairly affordable and not out of the price range of the bulk of the population. Therefore, it does not seem that the popularity of silk will abate anytime soon.

silk clothingNeither will the popularity of silk lingerie. Lingerie has become increasingly popular in the public consciousness namely due to the brilliant marketing ploys of Victoria’s Secret. Granted, lingerie had always been popular, but Victoria’s Secret help give designer lingerie that extra push. Considering the popularity and quality of silk fabric, silk lingerie is a match made in heaven.

Silk lingerie also has the added bonus of being a relatively low maintenance item when it comes to washing and cleaning. Unlike other fabrics such as satin, relatively few special precautions are required when cleaning silk.

So, when all the positives are added up and the final tally reached, this lingerie remains an top choice by purveyors of the lingerie market. Silk lingerie will probably be around another three thousand years.




Anyone Can Enjoy Silk

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There are few fabrics in this world as perfect as silk. Between its relative ease to harvest, the multitude of different products which can be made from it and the softness of its texture, silk has made quite a name for itself over a span of several hundred years. If not for its price, people may consider silk one of the most perfect materials in the world.




Silk Is Now Affordable

Unfortunately, the relatively high price on most silk products has kept many people from enjoying this wonderful fabric for decades. Now, though, that manufacturing costs are spiraling downwards and supplies are going up, silk is not just reserved for the rich and the powerful, as anyone who enjoys the feel of silk can now purchase a variety of different silk garments and products.

silk clothingAs with any material, most of the prominent products manufactured from silk include clothing. Thanks to silk’s incredibly soft and smooth feel, however, it has been the product of choice for the manufacture of things like underwear, sheets and lingerie. Silk lingerie and the quintessential pair of silk boxer shorts have been two of the top selling silk products for quite some time.

More recently, famous designers have also added silk long underwear and silk pajamas to the mix to create some diversity amongst their product lines. From a silk tie to a silk scarf and a silk stocking set, nearly any type of clothing accessories you can imagine have been faithfully reproduced using this centuries old fabric.

silk clothingWith the decline in silk prices, products made from silk have been on the rise in many peoples’ homes. Two of the most popular items for the home include silk sheets and a silk curtain set. Both of these products can essentially be made from any fabric you desire, but why would you consider getting sheets or curtains in any other material than silk when it is so incredibly soft and buttery feeling.

For decorative purposes, you can now purchase a silk tree – an artificial tree with its leaves constructed almost wholly from silks.





 

Silk Curtains

 Vintage ClothingWhen redecorating a room, there is always a world of decisions to be made about colors, textures and patterns when you begin to consider the fabric elements. One easy way to narrow down your search is to decide to use silk curtains in your room.





Silk curtains look expensive, but they really are very affordable. Most of us tend to associate silk with richness, and at one time that was certainly the case. These days, however, it is relatively easy to get varying grades of silk that can be used for household purposes that are not much difference in cost from other fabrics.

Regardless of the grade of the silk, chances are that set of silk curtains you are considering have a higher thread count than some of the other finished drapery arrangements you have looked at recently. The high thread count helps the silk curtain to hold their shape for many years, which makes them a better buy if you are looking for something that can be used for a number of years.

 Vintage ClothingSilk curtains come in a wide variety of styles, colors, prints, and patterns. When it comes to finding a set that will pick up the color scheme of your room, or will provide some visual interest with a print or pattern, silk curtains can certainly fill the bill. The slight sheen of the silk will also help to catch even the smallest amount of sunlight and help reflect it into the room.

Depending on the quality and the style, silk curtains can be hand washed or sent to the dry cleaners. Silk was used centuries before there was anything like dry cleaning, so obviously some silks can be hand washed. If you are in doubt as to which cleaning method is best for your silk curtains, check the seams. If they have been serged, then you may try a hand wash. If not, then dry cleaning would be the best option.

Silk curtains can add a touch of class to just about any room. Make them your choice for your window treatment and you will not be sorry.




Silk Long Underwear vs. Thermal

Vintage ClothingThermal long underwear has long been the favorite of campers and of people living in a cold weather climate. This is because thermal long underwear is stretchy, comfortable, and does not create any discernible extra bulk under clothing. It also does a good job of trapping in heat. But what about silk long underwear?




Silk Long Underwear Is It a Viable Alternative.

Most people do not purchase silk long underwear for two reasons: one is because it is considerably more rare than thermal long underwear. Few people know that any other fabric is even used for long underwear. The other reason why silk long underwear isn’t as popular is because of the expense. Silk is considerably more expensive than thermal fabrics, often costing as much as $100 for a single pair of thermal underwear – as opposed to about $15 for regular long johns.

Vintage ClothingWhat are the benefits of silk? One of the biggest benefits is the fabric itself, which possibly has more tactile appeal than any other fabric due to its smoothness. Another big benefit of silk long underwear is that it traps heat well. Thermals will also do this, too, but silk will trap even more body heat, which is crucial if you are planning a long outdoor outing during the winter. The last benefit of silk long johns is that they can easily and comfortably double as pajamas.

So what should you purchase – silk long underwear or thermal long underwear? If your primary concern is comfort, silk may be the better option, as it will keep you warmer and feel better against your skin. If you’re strapped for cash, you can always look for a lower quality silk. But if you’re more concerned with price, you should probably opt for a cheaper thermal fabric.




Why Own Silk Pajamas

Once thought to be the province of only the finest shops and worthy of only the most well off of persons, silk pajamas began to enter into the homes of middle class folks a couple of decades ago. Sleek in their styling and available in a rainbow of colors, both men and women found themselves getting past the image and adding pajamas to their wardrobes.

Still, many people ask them what is so special about silk pajamas. Why bother to buy them, when plain old cotton pajamas will serve the same purpose?




Here’s a Few Reasons For Owning a Pair of Silk Pajamas.

At the end of a rough day, silk pajamas feel so good next to the skin. They are ideal to settle in after a hot shower and prepare for bed. The cool touch helps alleviate the tensions of the day and helps remind you that you deserve a treat now and then.

Vintage ClothingAlthough many people believe that pajamas are expensive, that is not really the case. These days, a good quality pair of silk pajamas can be purchased at reasonable prices. Another perk is that silk pajamas have a higher thread count than pajamas made from most other fabrics. The end result is that you end up having to replace them as often as you would a plain pair of fiber blended pajamas with a lower thread count.

If you are in the mood to laze around the house on Saturday morning, pajamas make for perfect lounge wear. In addition to the slightly naughty feeling of not being dressed at morning light, meandering around your home in silk pajamas might make you feel a little bit rich and famous.

Vintage ClothingWhen it is all said and done, pajamas are a relatively inexpensive way to treat yourself to a taste of the good life. No matter what type of work you do, when you get home and slip into those silk pajamas you become the king or queen of the realm. If pajamas had not other reason for existing, that fact alone would make them well worth their price.




Vintage Clothing for the Stars

Vintage ClothingOne of the most talked about comeback in the fashion scene today is that of the vintage clothing lines. Companies and big names in the industry of fashion are going all out and making a mark in the vintage clothing theme. The underground fashion scene has made vintage the epicenter of their designs and creations but not only that even non fashion individuals have tried their hands on vintage and made it as their own. People have also started making vintage clothing as their business and most of these people are reaping the rewards of their endeavors.




Celebrities Vintage Clothing Phenomenon

One group of people that are making the most out of the vintage clothing phenomenon is the celebrities of the world. Almost all of the celebrities have once in their lives tried to make their unique fashion statement. Some have done it in gala parties and some when they were just plainly walking down the street. This group of people have made it a point to be remembered by either looking really good or really bad.

Vintage ClothingMost of them got away with what they were trying to prove though. Now when it comes to vintage clothing these stars wouldn’t be left behind in the heat of the biz. This is what designers are taking advantage of. They know that these celebrities would go out of their way to make an impact on what they wear in public. But why put your clothes on people that have the potential backfire of negativity. Here are some of the reasons why.

Celebrities have the media’s attention all the time. If you haven’t been in the know lately, the press has always been after that one good (or bad) photo or video of a hot celebrity. It’s like a parasitic form of relationship where photographer’s feed off what these people are doing so they would be known as well. It’s not unusual that celebrities will be stalked day in and day out by camera toting predators.

Vintage ClothingAnd if you are a budding designer that’s one good thing for you, because of celebrities’ natural attraction to attention having one or two of them dressed in one of your creations would also be good for your business. Letting them put on one of your custom vintage jeans would be better than a full page ad in the newspaper.

Another good reason is that celebrities don’t need much convincing when it comes to fashion. These people thrive on the new and the in things. It wouldn’t be too hard to have them put on your creations or your items. Just give them a sound proposal of why vintage clothing is the new thing in the fashion scene and they would take your word for it. That’s one of the reasons why stars have all these people employed with them because they need experts to tell them what’s new, what’s good and what would make them hotter than the sun.

And finally, putting on vintage clothing on celebrities actually saves you money. Think about it. Yes, you have to give them a few items here and there but when you sum it all up it cost less than making a commercial or a full page ad in the newspaper. Vintage clothing for the stars is a good way to make yourself and your business known.




Who Wears Vintage Clothing

Vintage ClothingPeople are raving about the comeback vintage clothing is making. From the streets of Hollywood to the posh homes of the country’s high society elites almost everyone are in the market to find that perfect vintage pair of jeans and the crumpled up vintage shirt. Vintage clothing came a very along way from the relief good that used to be given to hurricane victims, fire victims, earthquake victims and other victims of natural and man made disasters to the highly sought after pieces of clothing that people consider it now.




Rise of Vintage Clothing

The rise of vintage clothing to the modern fashion scene has a lot of holes and puddles along the way. No one can really say where and when it started its comeback, what is known to people now is how it became the most popular theme for any occasion. People far and wide have been in the market for Vintage clothing for almost all occasions. Some have gone as far as using vintage clothing as wedding gowns and special occasion suit and dresses. The success of vintage clothing has also inspired clothing companies to come out with vintage collections and lines.

Vintage ClothingSome companies have gone as far as making their clothes look worn out and old on purpose, so that it would appear more attractive to the customers of today. It’s funny when you think about why more and more people are looking for something that already looks old and worn out when there are countless selections of new and more vibrantly colored clothes in the market. What makes vintage clothing appealing though? Well, there is no certainty to the reason why people choose vintage but according to some, the vintage look gives the clothes a classic feel to it.

Vintage Clothing Has Character and Personality

Some say that it gives the clothes character and personality. It is often compared to people, when people are young they have little or no idea of how the world works. Just like clothes, a new pair of jeans may have the feeling of stiffness and stuffiness that comes from being fresh from the factory. The color is vibrant and showy and it is a little hot to the eyes. On the other hand, a vintage pair of jeans has faded lines that say, this is where you usually crumple me up before you sit. The colors have faded in certain areas and indicate that they have seen and heard a lot in their lifetime, and there are rips here and there that let you breathe while wearing them.

Vintage ClothingPeople invest a lot of money to look good and there’s a good reason why. Everyday people meet, play, converse, greet and bump into other people that could have a foothold in their lives. It’s is important that when that thing happen you are dressed your best and ready to face the situation, it’s just like looking for and wearing the right pieces of vintage clothing. You will never know when you need to just sit back and enjoy the moment, so you have to be comfortable in the clothes you wear for you to really enjoy.

So why do you have to be stressed out? The best pair of vintage jeans could be right there somewhere just waiting for you to arrive and get it, don’t miss out on it.




Vintage Clothing In Fashion For Winter

This is a better time than most to take advantage of vintage clothing. The London and New York fashion weeks recently revealed the trends for this winter and next. There is a distinctive flavor from past eras. The most important look for the coming months is that of the Hitchcock heroine. Vintage pieces will provide wearers with this exact style.





Vintage ClothingSome of the easiest and most important items to seek out for the season are Chanel’s fifties handbags. Cream, camel and oatmeal leather with a slight gloss are fashionable. Find tinier sizes that are carried with handles. Design houses have begun to make these items available but less costly shops offer them at a far lower price.

The ideal way to begin building this kind of wardrobe is with a handbag range. It’s also the ideal way to locate the most fashionable bags at decreased prices. Chanel and Gucci can be found if one looks hard enough. The advent of online shops has made this even easier. Haute couture bags from other decades can be purchased for a lower price than that of a restaurant meal.

Wool and tweed pencil skirts are another part of the fifties trend. They end at the knee and taper downwards to follow the leg line. These kinds of garments often come with faded care tags that are impossible to read. It’s important to dry clean wool. Just one washing machine cycle will cause shrinkage.

The blouse to wear in the fifties style is fitted, feminine and delicate. It isn’t extremely detailed. On the contrary, this era was personified by the controlled, refined, collected woman. Blouses are oatmeal, cream or camel. The girlish, feminine A-line skirts that were popular for summer are now gone.

 Vintage ClothingThere is a slight touch of the Eighties to be seen in recent collections but it’s extremely subtle. Women need only a hint of it so careful shopping is in order. A simple belt, bag or pair of trousers is sufficient for an outfit. These should preferably have a futuristic style. Blue is the hottest shade here, as long as it’s not powder blue.

The fifties glamor look was not without surprises. There was a touch of Sixties chic added to it. Beehive chignons were worn with high heeled platforms. Keep a look out for neutral, well heeled platforms. They can be as wild as one wishes because the collections were as bold as they have been in previous months. However, platforms themselves are slightly lower than those of the summer months.

Vintage and thrift are not the same things. The former is privately owned and managed like a boutique. A specialist buyer will carefully select the inventory according to trends. The condition of garments will be carefully analyzed and restoration is usually done to give items a new look.

Thrift stores rely on donated garments. People aren’t as likely to leave their Guccis at such stores because their value is unlikely to be appreciated. It’s best to seek out those high fashion brands at a vintage clothing boutique.