What Makes Merino Wool So Special?

There are a lot of fashion trends that come and go, but there are a few things that are good quality and always in style. Things like a good pair of jeans like these ETO denim jeans from EJ Menswear, a well-cut suit and good quality knitwear made from merino wool.

So, what exactly is merino wool and what makes it so special?

Merino wool is produced by a special breed of sheep known as the Merino sheep. These sheep are special as the wool that they produce is much finer than that of other species. The vast majority is produced in Australia, in fact over 80% of the merino in the world comes from there.

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The wool produced by the Merino sheep is perfect for making luxurious wool jumpers and scarves and is loved by many people all over the world. As well as having a lovely feel, the wool is also easy to care for and can be washed in a washing machine which is something that many luxury fabrics can’t tolerate.

The breeders of the sheep are always looking for ways to improve the quality of the wool and through specialist selective breeding programmes have managed to produce some wool that extremely soft and fine and is in fact softer even than cashmere.

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Some breeders also cross breed Merino sheep with other species to create a medium wool which although still soft is a little more hardwearing and therefore is great for home furnishing items such as blankets.

 

 

High heel boots, very high: 10 models for the winter

High heel boots

It was a hard blow for all the chilly to realize that the trend that has been reigning for some years now is to wear the skirt without tights. No socks, bare skin even in December: this is the diktat if you don’t want to be ‘antiquated’. But the good news is there: one is that the socks are making a comeback. The other is that cuissardes have sprung up instead of tights to save aesthetics (and health). The high, very high boots that wrap the leg up above the knee. Perfect to wear with skirts, but also with very tight pants. Sensual, ultra-feminine, and proof of winter temperatures.

High, sexy, and trendy bootsHigh heel boots

For starters, a pair of high heel boots in imitation suede, heeled square 10 cm. Available in different shades, from classic black to a burgundy full of character, they are soft and fit snugly. A strap allows you to tighten the closure on the thigh.

Tilly London New The ladies

To follow, another model in synthetic suede leather, with a square heel, available in black or gray. Fitted but with a soft effect on the thigh and knee, and visible horizontal and vertical seams.

Minetom Women Winter

Here is a model with a flat sole, with a small heel within 4 centimeters to give some momentum to the leg. The design of these high boots is youthful and playful, almost reminiscent of a superheroine shoe. Also thanks to the plush lining it comes out from the hem of the back closure with a drawstring.

Viva Donna

Following is a custard model suitable for a more aggressive, decisive style. These are in fact high boots in black suede or shiny (synthetic) leather, with an ultra-snug cut. But above all, raised by a platform and stiletto heel.

Fashion Thirsty tight-fitting woman

Still a stiletto heel, but this time without a platform, for this pair of high heel boots with visible stitching on the foot. Adherent to the ankle, they widen as they rise up the leg, wrapping loosely.

Essex Glam Women’s Boot

Subsequently, a casual, informal version of the custard. A model with a flat sole, an ankle boot shape with a rounded toe, smooth and suede (synthetic). Naturally suitable for a metropolitan look, feminine but comfortable. In different colors.

Rismart Woman Above the Knee

A custard model with a double soul: on the front, a leather boot in a riding style. Behind, a high model in suede. Bound by a buckle. With a comfortable 5 cm square heel.

Essex Glam Women’s Boot

A series of bright, strong, shocking colors, for those who are not afraid to dare with accessories. The boot with a stiletto and pointed heel (with a slightly upturned toe), perhaps red, or white, or purple, requires a great deal of savoir-faire to be worn. Of course, there is also the black version to make things easier.

Amlaiworld high boots

Following a model with an interweaving of strings that follows the entire length of the boot. The shoe is similar to a lace-up boot, while as it rises towards the thigh it resembles a garter belt, a sexy garter. Not easy to carry, but very effective.

Bigtree Over the Knee BootsHigh heel boots

Finally, a tubular model, in synthetic leather, which evokes the shoes of knights, with a great dose of extra refinement. Without heel and with a thin sole. The buckle at the knee becomes the detail that gives personality, the padding makes them warm and comfortable

Tips for purchasing an Aran sweater

From being the favoured garment of fishermen from Aran, the benefits of this sweater are now being enjoyed across the world for both comfort and style. Before you choose the right one for you, here are some considerations:

Where will you wear it?

If you live in a city or town, choosing a lighter knit might be preferable. However, for those country dwellers or people who enjoy their outdoor pursuits in all weather, a thicker variety is a safer bet.

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Colour

The traditional hue is a beige/off-white sweater, however, today there is a range of colours available. Grey is hugely popular and looks perfect paired with jeans. If you are seeking the traditional look, choose an off-white combined with classic blue jeans. For a range of Aran Sweaters, visit a site like Shamrock Gift.

Machine or Handmade

A handmade sweater will usually have greater texture, with each piece being unique. A machine-made jumper won’t have the uniqueness of handmade but is likely to be cheaper and still appear as the real deal. Be sure what the retailer is offering as many are replicas of the original.

Pattern

The chest of all Aran sweaters features some kind of design. Your personal preference will dictate whether you want a classic cable knit or a different design.

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Size

A traditional sweater was designed to sit snugly against the body for warmth but today, there are baggier varieties that might feel more comfortable and less restrictive, so you’ll need to choose what feels right for you.

 

Christmas nails: ideas for holiday nail art

Christmas nails

Ideas for nails with decorations and designs for Christmas and New Year. Beautiful, refined, trendy: bring the magic to your hands with these unmissable inspirations!

Celebrating Christmas is more magical if you do it with a Christmas nail art. In-gel, semi-permanent, glossy, matte, with or without adhesives, Christmas nails are a nice and original way to give your festive look an edge. » Read more

3 Reasons Why Big and Tall Clothing Can Be Hard To Find

Men who are bigger than the average guy are often a misunderstood breed, especially when it comes to finding stylish clothing for any occasion. Big and tall clothes can be the perfect solution to dressing well, but that does not mean clothing in this size range is easy to find. For men over six feet or those measuring larger at the neck, shoulders, and chest, shopping for clothing that accommodates their height or width does not have to be a chore if they know where to look. These three reasons explain why big and tall clothing is often not on the rack of your favorite stores.

1. Less Advertising

Even when top brands do carry big and tall clothing, they may not advertise that fact. When they use their marketing dollars to attract the average-sized man, these clothing lines are missing out on a demographic that also has money to spend on products that are comfortable, attractive, and well-made. 

2. Odd Dimensions

Rather than manufacturing clothing with longer or broader lines, brands just size up or down from a medium-sized pattern. Without taking into account broader shoulders or a longer torso, these lines are missing the mark when it comes to big and tall casual wear Edmonton AB. The result is clothing that isn’t long enough through the body or too tight in the arms and chest. 

3. Online Only

Another obstacle that big and tall men must overcome is the lack of available options in brick-and-mortar stores. Brands that actually make big and tall clothes may only offer it online, which means some men must order their clothing and wait, often for weeks, before they even know if what they purchased fits them. Imagine how frustrating it can be to go through this process multiple times just to purchase one or two articles of clothing.

The best alternative for larger-than-life gentlemen is shopping at big and tall clothing stores. By going to businesses tailored to your needs, you can find high-quality clothing made especially for men who are a cut above the rest.

Dress well to work better! Each has own dress code

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Dress code at work: How important is it?

How many have we heard exclaiming that the habit makes the monk? Of course, it is a simple way of saying yet we cannot pretend that it does not contain a fund of truth. Those who work in contact with the public, especially sellers and commercial buyers, need a particular outfit, in line with what they are sponsoring or selling. The dress code of a vendor, whatever its scope or sales sector, cannot under any circumstances appear sloppy, uncared for and, above all, not inclined to understand the real wishes of those who are in front of it. Think of a seller of jewelry or precious stones: surely, it would be out of place if she wore an aged and worn-out jeans, a pair of sneakers that has seen better years and a very simple, almost monastic shirt. So it just doesn’t work! Nobody would be tempted to buy a jewel, a clear reference to a luxury item, from a person who does not care about his appearance, who has chosen his dress code with far too much nonchalance. How much would our desire to buy precious and gems change if we found ourselves in front of a young and well-groomed woman, with a pinstripe skirt or trouser suit, high but comfortable heels and long, tapered hands, nicely decorated with a simple yet effective nail art ? This would probably affect our final evaluation, inducing us to buy what is presented to us in such an affable and fascinating way. The dress code, therefore, counts more than we think, it is the first business card to conduct a sale in port which, often, can prove more difficult than expected. » Read more

How to match palazzo pants

palazzo pants

How to match the palazzo pants you just bought or the vintage originals inherited from your mother to keep up with the latest fashion trends?

We will reveal it to you: you just need to take note of a few small tricks and you can combine your palazzo pants with many items that you certainly already have in the closet. If not, however, you can take a cue from our advice and go shopping now! » Read more

H & M teaches us to blow good ideas with the simplest looks

H & M

Sometimes in the simplicity of things we find the key to success and it has always been said / commented that in terms of fashion “less is more”. Today H & M shows us how that statement is more than evident and does so with a savoir faire where simple styling can help us to give us (good) ideas this coming season. With clothes that at first glance do not have much what, the brand ends up proposing perfect combinations to look at all hours. » Read more

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