• March 17, 2018 /  Clothing

    Learn the different types of zippers, how to measure a zipper properly, a useful tip for shortening a zipper, and what makes up a zipper.

    There are all sorts of different kinds of zippers available to the home sewer which may make things tricky when deciding on what is suited best for what you are trying to achieve.

    Different types of zippers:

    Metal Zippers These are typically found on jeans. They have two lines of metal teeth (commonly nickel, brass or aluminium) that are moulded and placed at regular intervals on both sides of the tape.

    Coil Zippers One of the most common zippers. Commonly still known as “nylon coil zippers” although most are now made from polyester. These are heat resistant, don’t rust and are very light.

    Invisible Zippers Very common in skirts and dresses. The coil is found on the backside of the zipper and won’t show from the front of the garment. These are typically coil zippers with a teardrop pull.

    Plastic Moulded Zippers Essentially the same as a metal zipper but the teeth are moulded from plastic.

    Separating Zippers Also known as open-ended zippers and are typically found on sweatshirts and jackets. These zippers are able to come apart completely and use a box and pin mechanism.

    The numbers that are found in a zipper’s title are referring to the width of the chain. If you have a #4 zipper, the chain will measure 4mm, a #6 will be 6mm and so on. This number is often located on the back of a zipper slider.

    How do you measure a zipper? When you measure a zipper you start at the top stop and measure down to the bottom stop. If the zipper is open-ended, you measure from the top stop to the bottom of the retainer box. Any excess tape does not get counted when you measure a zipper.

    There are multitudes of lengths that zippers can be purchased in, but sometimes you might find that you need to shorten a zip to get it just right or to make use of a long zip that you have lying around. A simple way to do this is by stitching over the coils a few times where you need the stop to be.

    Cut off the end of the zipper at least one to two centimetres below the new stop that you stitched. A decent pair of scissors should cut through the nylon coil with ease.

    One last tip, keep in mind the end use of your garment when selecting the right zipper, for example if you were replacing a zip on a pair of overalls that were going to be used by a welder in a workshop, a plastic zip would definitely not be suitable.

    Kathy Simpson.

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  • March 10, 2018 /  Clothing

    So youre into the darker things in life, youre angry and hopelessly affected by the mainstream. Hey, I know how it feels. Parading about in a pair of large black jeans, worn and fraying at the heel by virtue of being excessively long in the leg, I myself was once a hardened Goth, back in the turbulent days of my semi-adolescence. My colleagues could scare contain themselves when I wore my KoRn emblazoned tshirt proudly about the narrow, winding corridors of my school at age 13.
    So Ive been there; I know your hardships. Do you know how far out of my way I had to go to get that particular tshirt/jean ensemble? Chances are, yes, you do – you know it all too well. Alternative clothing stores arent exactly easy to find, hidden away in the recesses of crumbling, just out-of-town buildings, run by lank-haired grungers and aged gothic types in an ineffectual and poorly organised way.
    Still in my relative youth, Ive nonetheless noticed changes; alternative clothing stores have almost ceased to exist, with an alarming of . Alternative clothes shops choosing instead to conduct their business online.
    Unfortunately, despite this rise in online alternative clothing businesses, the alternative clothing quality has suffered, with cheaper product being sold for higher prices.
    Specialising in one of the most expansive and comprehensive collection of alternative clothing, Black Rose Gothic Emporium are a company who pride themselves on their ability to clad those of the gothic persuasion in the alternative clothing theyve been looking for and with quality alternative clothing at great prices, theyre one of the most trustworthy of stockists.
    Included in their alternative clothing range is a great selection of mens and womens alternative clothing tshirts. With some of the most disturbing and mentally scarring imagery you could imagine Im talking clown faces.
    Complementing their alternative clothing range, Black Rose Gothic Emporium also have a great selection of accessories, from studded belts to spiked bracelets and leather chokers, you name it, they have it.
    So when the mainstream just wont cut it, visit Black Rose Gothic Emporium online and check out their great selection of alternative clothing and find solace in the black draping garments that project public-wise your darkened soul and depressive fantasies.

  • Rappers Who Started Their Own Successful Hip-hop Clothing Lines

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    March 5, 2018 /  Clothing

    Rap and hip-hop artists are known for their braggadocio, ambition, and, usually, plans for total cultural domination. Rap and hip-hop stars are famous for branching out and attempting to become larger “brands” in and of themselves, putting their name on everything from fragrances to energy drinks.

    But one of the most visible ways rap and hip-hop artists have branched out is by launching their own hip-hop clothing lines. Many famous rap and hip-hop artists have tried at hip-hop clothing lines, and many of those hip-hop clothing lines have sputtered out.

    Fat Joe, DMX, Outkast, Common, and Jim Jones are among the rap and hip-hop artists who have tried to release such lines, only to have to pull them.

    Some rap and hip-hop artists, however, continue to enjoy success with their hip-hop clothing lines. Here are three of the longest-running hip-hop clothing lines owned by rappers.

    Diddy’s Sean John: It’s easy to forget that rap and hip-hop mogul Diddy even necessarily owns Sean John, since it’s become such a huge brand in its own right. It’s also achieved success by going beyond the usual hip-hop clothing styles for a somewhat preppier look. The brand has also found much success in fragrance, eyewear, and other accessories.

    Jay-Z’s Rocawear: This is the brainchild of Jay-Z, who, along with Diddy, forms the very top upper echelon of rap and hip-hop moguls. Unlike Sean John, though, Rocawear largely goes along with usual hip-hop clothing styles, with many loose fits and large logos.

    However, like Sean John, the brand is now huge and offers everything from children’s clothing to accessories. Jay-Z sold the rights to the label in 2007, but still retains his stake in the company and oversees its promotion and marketing.

    Insane Clown Posse’s Hatchetgear: Insane Clown Posse is the most underground group on this list. However, this horrorcore duo from Detroit has built a huge following by touring, giving back to its fans, and taking control of all of the Insane Clown Posse releases, merchandise, and related activities.

    Because of this, Insane Clown Posse enjoys devoted fans who are eager to show their allegiance by wearing official Insane Clown Posse clothing, sold online and at shows as “Hatchetgear.”

    Most of the Insane Clown Posse hip-hop clothing is the usual type of band merchandise, including logo T-shirts. However, beyond this, Insane Clown Posse fans can get dressed up in everything from women’s dresses, to men’s sweatpants, to even babies’ onesies.

  • Vintage Style Clothing Is Hot This Season

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    February 25, 2018 /  Clothing

    Vintage is in this season. After a few seasons of being a niche market trend that only hipsters and the people who actively rejected all fashions trends were into, the subversive vintage clothing movement has been subverted in a way itself by becoming a fashion trend that is hot this season. What started out as a statement by young people and the hipsters who were against the trendiness of the fashion world by wearing old and worn clothing has now become a trend itself.

    Vintage style clothing was first the kind of clothes that people would look for at the back of their parents wardrobes or even in their grandparents attics and basements. Later on as the trend got more popular they would scour endless garage sales for items of vintage clothing like dresses and such. As the trend got more popular and people realised the demand that was growing for vintage clothing, the sale of such pieces and outfits moved from garage sales to trendy shops and boutiques that stocked and sold only vintage outfits and this broadened the appeal of the vintage clothing movement. Now one could wear the kind of clothes that all the hipsters seemed to be wearing without actually having to look around in smelly attics or peer through huge piles of junk that nobody wanted in garage sales while looking for that one perfect item. You could now buy these clothes that had been scouted out and browse them on a rack. The one of a kind pieces could now be bought in a high end store or a boutique just like new clothes.

    The next step towards mainstream acceptance and the rising popularity of vintage style clothing came when the demand for these outfits started to outstrip supply. At first people started making their own fake vintage clothing by sating brand new dresses with tea and by rubbing and repeatedly washing velvets, lace and velour fabrics to give them that threadbare appearance. This process was soon copied by companies and manufacturers and done on a large scale to satisfy the demand from people who did not have the time, the energy and the inclination to make their own clothing.

    The result now is that all the major designers and clothing labels have lines of great vintage style clothes in all the sizes and you can buy brand new authentic looking vintage dresses and outfits at your favourite designer store anywhere in the world, such is the popularity of the vintage clothing movement.

  • Wearing Urban Military Clothing While Outdoors

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    February 9, 2018 /  Clothing

    For those who enjoy doing outdoor activities, they most prefer wearing urban military clothing to explore the wilderness, go trekking up the mountains, and ultimately camping. Some wear just their ordinary form of clothing when doing such type of activity, but this would also work as a disadvantage since an ordinary form of clothing will not suffice to the demand of any nature related activity.

    For most outdoor enthusiasts, they know the importance of wearing the right type of clothing for their sport. And the same with most military, outdoor enthusiasts are faced with different difficult situations that they may encounter. Although outdoor enthusiasts are faced with a different type of situations as they go trekking or hunting, wearing urban military clothing can still give them the edge of doing the sport they love.

    It is known that urban military clothing is made for difficult situations. They are not made for fashion, but its focus is more for protection. Those outdoor enthusiasts who also intend to wear this type of clothing, knows this fact that is why they mostly consider wearing this form of camouflage clothing more than any other form of clothing.

    The challenge though is finding the right type of military clothing. However, one best place to find this form of military clothing is through online. There are so many different military clothing shops that can now be found, which can offer clothes not only those who are in the military, but those who just wishes to wear their own type of military clothing.

    Most offer different types of BDUs, ACUs and the like, they also have hunting camouflage that suit perfectly for most outdoor enthusiasts, vintage clothing, military shorts, military outwear, different types of Army jackets and the like. Outdoor enthusiasts and the military can take advantage of all these without even going far.

  • Ethipian Clothes, Clothing (or Habesha Kemis)

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    February 3, 2018 /  Clothing

    An Ethiopian coffee dress is the traditional attire of Ethiopian women. In Ethiopia, this dress is called habesha qemis. Rastafarian women in the African diaspora also wear these dresses. The ankle length dress is made of white cotton. Most dresses are decorated with Ethiopian motifs. The dress is worn during the Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

    The coffee dress is an informal style. For formal events, women wear Ethiopian dresses made of chiffon (fabric), which is a sheer silk or rayon cloth. Many women wrap a shawl called a netela around the formal dress, see Culture of Ethiopia.

    Netela or netsela is a handmade cloth many Eritrean and Ethiopian women use to cover their head and shoulders when they wear clothing made out of chiffon, especially when attending church. It is made up of two layers of fabric, unlike gabi which is made out of four. Kuta is the male version.

    Gabi is name short of Gabrael , the original is Aramaic ,and it means , in Aramaic ( or assyrian laguge) Gabi : Man , and Gabrael : Man of God . also Gabi is short name for Gabraela , used for women name .

    The English footballer Gabriel Agbonlahor, currently of Aston Villa, is often referred to by fans as “Gabi” or “Gabby”. This is often the case in the club’s fanzine Heroes and Villains.

    There are many ways to spell a given name.

    Gabi Gabby Gaby Gabbi and more.

    The material chiffon comes in many different designs and colors such as flowers. Many Eritrean women go to dress makers with their chosen chiffon. Most are of ankle length and the dresses have different stitching and accent.

  • Tips On How To Properly Store Clothing

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    January 30, 2018 /  Clothing

    When that closet becomes full and room for new clothes becomes sparse, a self storage unit may be just what you need to get the clothes you arent wearing, but still want to hold on to into a safe place. When putting clothing items into a self storage unit, it is important to take every precaution to protect your clothing from being damaged, whether by environmental variables or pests. Here is a list of things that will help keep your clothing looking and feeling new until the day you decide to take it back out of storage:

    Clean all clothes thoroughly prior to storage. For long term storage, do not use starch or any other type of finishing product on the clothes as it will attract moths or other pests you dont want in your clothing.

    The place where you store your clothes should be cool, dry, and dark. Sunlight, extreme heat and humidity can be damaging to clothing. Extra caution should be taken when storing clothing in areas of high heat and humidity, such as in a San Diego self storage unit.

    Try not to leave clothing in storage for more than a year without inspecting its condition. If you are storing clothing for an extended amount of time, do routine checks every 8-12 months to make sure there is no mold or pest infestation.

    Do not use vacuum sealed bags or airtight containers to store your clothes. This can promote the growth of mold. Clothing should have access to proper ventilation.

    Cedar blocks are a great, all natural way to deter moths. These will offer protection for your clothes without the lingering smell of moth balls or other chemical pest control items.

    When using hangers, use non-metallic hangers that wont rust. Cover all hangers with washed, non-bleached muslin fabric so the clothing has no direct contact with the hanger.

    Be specific when labeling storage containers. Include the item type, the date it was stored, and any other important information particular to the clothing being stored.

    Use a dehumidifier such as silica gel, (the same thing that comes with some food or medication containers) to prevent mold or mildew from forming. This is especially important when storing clothing in areas near the ocean with high humidity, such as a San Diego storage unit.

    Each individual item should be separated by a sheet of acid free tissue paper. This will help to maintain the integrity of each item and prevent mildew or dye transfer between garments.

    Finally, store fabrics with as few folds and creases as possible. Acid free tissue paper should be placed in between creases to prevent fiber breakage on fold lines.

  • Choosing the right horse riding clothing

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    January 15, 2018 /  Clothing

    We’ll all have seen movies with characters riding on horseback, whether it’s a western or a period drama it seems that riding a horse is often the most dramatic method of transport. The trouble is that they can often present a false image of what clothing is best for horse riding and if emulated in real life can have bad consequences from discomfort to serious injuries.

    Your riding style may dictate different fashions but essentially the clothing you’ll be wearing will be similar.

    Riding Jodhpurs, Breeches or Jeans

    Typically western style riding is associated with wearing jeans, it’s important not to wear loose jeans as these can cause nasty chaffing. Western riding is typically associated with chaps too, made of leather these do well to protect against the elements but also any brush or branches you may encounter. English riding is often associated with jodhpurs which are fitted trousers with a cuff near the ankle. This allows the wearer to wear shorter boots as opposed to knee high riding boots.

    Shirts, Jackets and coats

    For the upper body it’s normal to wear a long sleeve shirt to protect the rider from the sun, especially in hotter climates. For cold weather conditions a jacket or coat may be more suitable to wear over any usual garments. With coats and jackets it’s important to keep them closed/buttoned up and that you are able to move freely so you are able to keep control. It’s advised to refrain from short sleeved shirts or t-shirts as these don’t provide protection to the arms from objects or brush.

    Footwear and horse riding boots

    Footwear is important and careful consideration needs to be taken with regards to the sole of the shoe or boot. Flat shoes are not advised as in the event of some sort of accident then your foot could slip through the stirrup and get your leg caught. The solution is to go for a proper horse riding boot or cowboy boot with a defined heel of around 1 inch; this would keep your feet in the correct position preventing your foot becoming caught.

    Headwear for protection and safety

    Typically western styles depicted in TV and film show horse riders wearing cowboy hats and whilst this protects the rider’s head and neck form the sun it becomes pretty ineffective in the event of an accident or a fall. New riders and experienced riders alike will normally wear a riding helmet; make sure that they are fully certified to current standards when buying.

    There are many retailers who sell horse riding supplies who will be able to inform you of the correct gear to buy and what safety equipment you should buy for the safety of you, the rider and your horse.

  • Why Is Camo Clothing So Popular

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    January 12, 2018 /  Clothing

    Camouflage clothing, or camo clothing as it is generally known, has been a rage for quite some time now. Though they are used mainly for hunting and shooting campaigns, nowadays, they are quite popular among common people in all countries and of all ages. Camo clothing come in all prices and all forms. Youll find camo jackets, trousers, hats, shirts, t-shirts, etc.

    Needless to say, camo clothing is best for what it was made for hunting. It follows the same technique how a tigers stripes matches with the surroundings to keep it hidden or a pengiuns whiteness that makes it merge with the ice around. Camo clothing is based on the same principle that is, making the wearer less visible in the surrounding to the prey.

    Once it became a favourite outfit for hunters, it didnt take much time to catch on with all strata of society and all streams of profession. People select camo clothing nowadays for a variety of reasons.

    The outfits for camo clothing are durable. They are made of materials that make them last for a long time.

    Camo clothing can be worn at any time, any weather. They are made to face the rough conditions of nature and can therefore be worn for camping, games, hunting, hiking, exercise, etc.

    They are never out of fashion. This is one reason they became so popular among the crowds. You wear it today or 10 years later youll never be ridiculed for being out of fashion.

    Camo clothing provides great comfort. Their material and make are specially for meant to fit the wearer perfectly and thus make him or her totally comfortable.

    Due to their popularity, camo clothing is now made for all, children and adults, men and women. Also, purchasing camo clothing has become quite easy now with so many companies providing them even online. This way you can find your favourite camo clothing without even stepping outside your home. You can say goodbye to those rushes in shopping malls and long queues at the bill counters.

  • Latex Rubber Clothing The Real Brand To Wear In Real Occasions

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    January 9, 2018 /  Clothing

    There always has been a craze for the fashion among women. Keeping in mind the necessity of customers so many shopping sites have been extending their hands in this sphere. Kinky king site is one of those booming site. It has its own workshop to manufacture latex rubber clothing. Latex gloves and mitts, latex bondage gear, latex vacuum beds, latex burqa, catsuit, hood, straitjacket and shirts are some products offered at a suitable price by this site. It satisfies womens need offering a good assortment of latex clothing made from rubber. Some of the best collections of latex clothing of rubber are as follows.

    Open Ass Latex Skirt

    This latex rubber clothing is just right item for a sexier look. It features alluring style that let you to be identified in the mass gathering. It is different from cheap molded latex skirts. It has a strip starting from the front to the rear. You can have this latex clothing in any color in .4mm or black .8mm or 1.2mm.

    Sexy Latex Nun Dress

    This is a hot and sexy nun dress. If you want to have this nun special costume, kinky offers this for you. we can help with this latex dress. If your desire is to have the whole nun get-up you can check other women’s latex clothing for a full nun suit. This is all crafted by hands from latex sheet.

    Victorian Style Latex Dress

    This latex rubber clothing is a classy and has the capacity to provide you a sexy look. The intricate detailing work of this costume makes it adorable among the fashion lover. This has become a favorite piece of fetish clothing. By having this you are getting an opportunity to add this sexy item to your latex collection.

    Clear Latex Maid’s Dress

    This latex rubber clothing item is just warm and sexy. Thats why it is recommended not to put on this while cleaning anything. Avail an opportunity to view many sexy videos of our latex clothes for women on the website, and also on our Youtube pages.

    Female Tank Catsuit

    This is fabulous piece of item for women desiring to have trendiest look. This catsuit of latex rubber clothing is inflexible, firm and close fitting in all the right places (everywhere) and is designed to fit you like a glove. This piece of sexy rubber clothing is offered in variety of color in .4mm, or heavy black .8mm or 1.2mm latex.