Month: November 2019

Choose the Right Performance Clothing

When it comes to selecting running clothing like running tops and shorts, the first and foremost thing you should consider is the ultimate comfort for optimal performance. Long sleeve tops are a perfect attire for runners, as they allow additional protection to the shoulders and upper arms against the sunburn. If you want to wear a running singlet, consider arm cooler sleeves as your shoulders are exposed to the sun. Long sleeve tops provide added warmth during cool season while providing protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

Consider lightweight, quality fabric, made of polyester and cotton blend with moisture wicking ability to keep you dry and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Short inseam shorts go well for racing while long inseam running shorts is a good choice for gym. You can also select running shorts with pockets to keep your iPod or MP3 player or any other essentials. Select comfortable and firm underwear that is not too tight or choking. Protect your head from extreme UV rays with comfortable hats, visors and sports caps.

Skiing is the most popular and enjoyable activity of the winter season. If you want to look smart and perform well, it’s important to select skiing apparel that is functional and provides comfort as well. The basic ski items include comfy ski jackets, trousers, gloves, goggles and sunglasses. Ski jackets are available in a variety of chic styles and colors but selecting the right jacket makes your skiing experience outstanding.

Consider jackets with quality fabric having wind and water resistant ability to provide protection in snowy conditions. The fabric blend of polyester and nylon provides breathability. Make sure the ski jacket fits well to keep you warm and protected. Go for the one having internal zipper pockets to give you extra protection from wind and water. Waist pockets keep your hands warm, provide extra storage space and a removable hood provides head protection.


Levi’s Denim Jackets

Several manufacturers lay claim to being the original jeans manufacturer, although Levi Strauss and Co., which can trace its origins back to the middle of the nineteenth century, has to have one of the strongest. The facts that we now know the company simply as Levi’s and that the company logo is one of the most recognisable in the world certainly drive home their credentials as the “authentic” jean.

The company has managed to achieve something that’s practically impossible in fashion: staying cool for decades. Being at the higher end of the field in terms of price certainly helps, as flaunted wealth always has fashion cachet, but they’ve managed to steer a steady course even when the Ralph Laurens and Versaces of the world started making jeans and denim jackets that trumped them on the price front. Perhaps therein lies the secret of success – keeping the everyman feel but not taking everyman for granted and producing clothing that might be on the verge of luxury but which is guaranteed to be durable, stylish and well fitting.

Another interesting aspect of the Levi’s denim jacket is how little it has changed over the years. While its lower-half counterparts have wandered through the fashion landscape, being flared, skinny, boot-cut, blue, black, brown and white, the jacket’s resolute and stubborn shape has remained largely unchanged. Any variations from the norm have been mere tweaks. We’ve seen woolly fleece inners (with their distinctive fleecy collars), occasional retreats from blue into black, charcoal, natural cotton, and yes, stone-washed and snow-washed examples which seem eternally on the cusp of coming back into fashion.

But throughout all of these modifications, there they are: the two breast pockets, two side pockets, metal buttons and peculiar girth adjusters at the back that defy purpose but add authenticity.

While never fully disappearing, the Levi’s denim jacket has certainly had its highs. The 1950s, when denim was everywhere, put the DJ on the fashion map, and by the 60s no self-respecting hippy would be seen without one, especially when they had eschewed the leather jacket for veggi wear and the summer sun prevented them from wearing the Afghan coat. They came back with a vengeance in the mid 80s thanks to some super cool TV ads and adoption by the indie music scene, and in the mid to late 90s, the Oasis vs Blur battle was also a denim jacket vs tracky top battle.


Make Handmade Jewelry

The first thing that you need to do is to choose the beads. You can easily find many kinds of beads from a bead store or craft store. The beads are commonly available in precious glass, metals, plastic, gems, and wood. If you want to make your own beads, you can use paper or clay.

The second thing that you have to do is to make your design for the necklace you want to make on the piece of paper. You need to make sure that the design is simple enough to be made.

The third thing is to cut the bead wire. You are going to cut it about 5 inches longer than you require the actual necklace to be. If you want to make short necklace, you will need approximately 20 inches wire.

The fourth thing that you need to do in making handmade jewelry is to attach one end of the clasp to the bead wire. It is required to slide the crimp bead and a clasp piece onto the wire. After that, you have to slide the end of the necklace wire back through the crimp bead. You can use the crimping tool for flattening the crimp bead so that it can stay in the place.

The next thing is to slide the beads onto what it is called soft-flex wire. This wire is solid enough to allow you in beading the necklace without using a needle.

Finally, you have to attach the final clasp to your necklace. You are going to have one left clasp to add your necklace. You need to slide the crimp wire once again onto your necklace, and then onto the clasp piece. Moreover, you need to pull back the end of the wire through the crimp bead, and then pull the wire until your necklace is snug. You have to make sure that there is no space between the beads. For the final step, you need to crimp the bead by using the pliers, and the excess wire should be trimmed.