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Tie-dye: a must have for your wardrobe

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Tie-dye is back! As you might have noticed, tie-dye print populated the 2018 collections and it will probably be in vogue for the following years as well.

Tie-dye print became quite popular in the early 1960s and 1970s  when it was the symbol of the radical lifestyles of that period. Nowadays, you might consider it as a form of escapism from the classic patterns that we are used to.

It’s nothing but the result of an ancient resist-dyeing technique, which consists of protecting certain parts of a fabric so the dye doesn’t reach it.

However, nowadays there are several kinds of tie-dye effects. Some techniques such as the firecracker or the ice tie-dye involve a mix of bright colours while others present just a solid colour tie-dye.

You can find plenty of items with this striking effect. Indeed, it is used for T-shirts, sneakers, shirts and trousers.

A nice casual outfit might be wearing a tie-dye shirt, blue jeans and white Nike Air Force 1. You can choose the colour you like more fo your tie-dye T-shirt as you will wear neutral sneakers and blue jeans which can be matched with all colours.

Keep a tie-dye t-shirt in your wardrobe and create your own style with it!

How to choose your wallet

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The two main aspects you should focus on when buying a wallet are functionality and presentability.

What do we mean with functionality?

Your wallet should allow you to carry a good amount of cash.  Moreover, you will probably need to carry some credit cards, an ID card, business cards and photos.

What things you should not put in your wallet to optimise space?

Discount cards, medical cards, coins, receipts and social security cards are all items that can make your wallets too heavy.

What kind of wallet should you buy?

First, you need to understand your need. Both if you are a businessman or an employee, a classic bi-fold wallet is always a good choice. It usually features a spacious note compartment and some card slots. Probably if you have several bank accounts, you might consider going for a cardholder rather than a bi-fold wallet.

Moreover, if you are a gym guy you might consider to get a tri-fold wallet, which usually features a coin purse, zipped compartments, multiple interior card slots for your gym membership card or any other memberships you can have with other supplement retailers.

Focusing on presentability, I really recommend you get a true leather wallet if you want both to look stylish and have a good quality item.

However, if you need a tri-fold wallet for your gym time, you can buy one in synthetic materials as well. In the second case, I will look for a waterproof wallet just in case you could spill some liquids over your wallet.

Understand your need and choose a stylish wallet to complete your outfit!

An essential item for every traveller

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Are you a travelholic? Have you already planned a new trip?

If so, have you ever thought about protecting your costly passport?

We all know how expensive and time consuming is to get a new passport.

Therefore, if you want to keep your current passport in good conditions or even worse if you don’t want to replace it before its expiration date, I really suggest you buy a passport holder.

It will protect your passport by adding a new accessory to your airport outfit.

What kind of passport holder should you buy?

Well, I think that it can be very useful to get a passport holder which features from 2 to 3 slot cards, a passport slot and a pocket for your boarding pass.

What kind of texture?

It’s really up to you. You can get a true leather passport holder if you want to spend more or buy one in artificial leather if you want to go cheaper.

You can also choose other materials such as cotton, denim or suede.

Some passports holders feature a classic script ‘PASSPORT’. It’s kind of cool but why don’t you tailor yours?

Add your initials to your passport cover or maybe get a graphic print featuring one of your favourite photos.

There are plenty of ways to tailor your passport holder to make it unique.

Save your passport and add a new piece to your collection!

A timeless piece: the leather jacket

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Whether or not it cost you a fortune to buy one, the leather jacket is a piece of clothing that cannot miss in your wardrobe. Easy to wear and versatile, it’s always a safe option to look cool.

How to wear it?

Well, it depends on the kind of leather jacket you have but generally, I really like to wear a black leather jacket with an olive green shirt, beige Chino pants, and black Derby shoes. I think it’s a supreme outfit that can be used both in a night out with friends and other casual events.

However, let’s have a look at three types of leather jackets and how to match them with other items.

  • Biker jacket 

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The biker jacket is one of the most popular leather jackets at the moment. It was introduced by the American brand Schott in the 1920s. Since then new versions of the leather jackets were designed, however, some main features like zip details are always present.

You can match it with a basic white T-shirt, dark grey skinny jeans and black Chelsea boots. Try it and I can assure you will look like a perfect biker!

  • Aviator jacket
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As the name might suggest, the Aviator jacket has its origins from the airforce. During the years these jacket has changed some details by keeping its main features such as the Shearling lining.

Your next ootd (outfit of the day) could be made of a brown Aviator jacket, burgundy sweater, straight leg blue jeans and dark brown combat shoes.

  • Bomber jacket

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The bomber jacket appeared for the first time during the Second World War. Pilots used to wear a Shearling lined bomber jacket as it kept them warm.

Nowadays, there are several types of bomber jackets and you can really pick up your favourite textile. From suede to smooth leather you can design your own style.

I would suggest you wear a black bomber leather jacket with a grey hoodie, ripped faded light blue jeans and a pair of black leather Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

Add a leather jacket to your wardrobe and create your own timeless style.

Derby shoes or Oxford shoes?

Which are your favourite brogues? Do you know what is the difference between them. Let’s have a look together and learn how to wear them.

  • Oxford shoes

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As you might have noticed, the main difference involves the lacing system. The quarters (the side tabs perforated with shoelace eyelets) are sewn under the vamp (the upper part of the shoe). Therefore, the main features of Oxford shoes will be a closed lacing system and an elongated toe.

When should you wear Oxford shoes?

Well, you should wear Oxford shoes on formal occasions. At work, during ceremonies or a business meeting, Oxford shoes will always match perfectly with your suit.

Some Oxford shoes can be more casual than others due to contrast panels or a color-block design. However, by choosing basic Oxford shoes you will always look elegant and ready to face all formal events in your life.

Match a pair of brown Oxford shoes with a blue windowpane suit to look supremely stylish!

  • Derby shoes 

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As you can see, Derby shoes are characterised by an open lacing system. The quarters are stitched on the top of the vamp which is not sewn with the tongue.

The Derby shoes are less formal than brogues. However, they account for a good item to use when we want to create our smart casual look. Indeed, they will give us that perfect elegant touch to our style but being too formal.

Match your navy Derby shoes with a navy blazer, a white shirt and burgundy Chinos for a perfect smart casual look!

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