HENKERMAN: 'TALES OF A HANGMAN'

The 5 Most Legendary Ways to Tie a Tie Posted on 8 Jan 11:06

5 Legendary Ways to Tie a Tie

5 Classic Tie Knots to Change up your Style!

Historically, a tie as an accessory mostly worn by men. With the evolution of fashion, however, women are embracing this accessory in their wardrobes as well. A tie or necktie is worn around a collar and tied just below the chin. The fashion industry has developed ties into different styles, sizes, and colours depending on the dress code of the occasion.
 
History of the Tie
 
Learning how to tie a tie overtime has been analyzed and thought out over for years. The tie’s history is quite captivating considering it is an accessory rather than clothing.

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What's with Donald Trump's Tie ... is it Code? Posted on 27 Oct 11:45

Donald Trump Still Wears His Ties Long

OK for many readers, Donald Trump may leave a few things out of place - your thinking, your reality, perhaps even your nose (and we're certainly not here to take a political position) ... however ... have you ever wondered just why? Like why is his tie so darn long? Did he lose a bet? Is it a secret code? Does size really matter ... and its a new-age signal of confidence? Has he been trying to start a new business guy fashion trend? Is the bottom of his golden mirror cut off? Is he just trying to get the world to talk about him a bit more (is that even possible)?

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The History of Blue Jeans Posted on 24 Oct 19:05

Do you own a pair of blue jeans? Seems like a pretty silly question, right? Jeans have most likely been a part of your wardrobe since a very young age and remain a favorite wardrobe choice to many of us.
 
Simply the thought of slipping into your favorite pair of blue jeans is sentimental, and it reveals a great sense of comfort and style. Blue jeans are quite literally the most popular fashion development of all time. From work attire, outerwear, casual wear, and high fashion, blue jeans have become widely used in a variety of activities throughout our lives.

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6 Tips to Care for Designer Garments at Home Posted on 30 Dec 12:31

By Nadine Rich

Tips for Caring for your Designer Wardrobe

While caring for your high-quality clothing at home isn’t always the best idea, there are some tips you can implement that will save you from visiting the cleaners too frequently. You can save yourself a lot of time, money, and headache by following the directions on the garment labels and following a few steps before and after wear. Check out these easy yet effective tips to help keep your fine garments looking their best for years to come.
 
Tip 1: Washing
 
When it comes to cleaning high-quality clothing at home, always start by reading the labels. This simple step will make your life a lot easier and prevent any mishaps. For most delicate and designer clothing, the label will usually state whether it is dry clean only, dry clean, or hand wash. Typically, hand washing with a gentle detergent is a safe option. Also, make sure to treat any stains as soon as possible, try not to let them sit and become ingrained in the fabric.  Furthermore, soaking any stains overnight will help to break down the substance making it easier for you to clean. 

Tip 2: Drying

 
Always allow your quality clothing to dry naturally. This means not using harsh heating elements which can cause damage to your garments. The best method is to lay your clothing flat on a clean, dry table outside and turn them over every thirty minutes or so for even drying. This method will also prevent mildew or funny smells from collecting in the threads. The other cool thing about air drying is that this will usually work out any wrinkles in the fabric.
 
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Why Orange will never be the New Black in your Closet Posted on 29 Dec 12:15

Why Orange is Never the New Black in your Closet

By Nadine Rich

Whoever said “Orange is the New Black,” clearly doesn’t appreciate how amazing the colour black is! Black is timeless and classic and will never go out of style. The love affair with the colour black has even been proven thanks to a study that surveyed 1000 people and found black as the colour most associated with intelligence, confidence, and sexiness. Let’s take a further look at what makes black such an intriguing colour for both men and women alike.

 

It’s Flattering

Black has always been known as the most slimming colour, and for good reason! It literally disguises the shadows created by our natural curves and bumps and makes them appear smoother. Additionally, wearing black looks amazing on every single skin tone and body shape. It can make you look more mature or younger depending on the style and can we all agree that it’s just downright sexy?!

 

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Brief History of Christmas Fashion Posted on 15 Dec 12:37

By Nadine Rich

Brief History of Christmas Fashion

For as long as there have been special occasions, there has been fashion to go along with it. Christmas is no exception, with some - like 'Fashion Santa' above taking it to a whole new level during recent fashion shoots for Toronto's sprawling Yorkdale Shopping Centre. In fact, fashion has played an important role in the development of the modern day holiday - adding to the fun for better or worse in so many of its aspects - think for example those crazy Christmas sweaters. However, it goes without saying that in western society, the most recognizable fashion icon is Santa himself - with his red suit and white fur trim - he's instantly recognizable in an outfit representative of his great warmth and generosity.

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Quality Hangers - The Perfect Gift Idea Posted on 27 Nov 13:34

By Nadine Rich

Quality Hangers - The Perfect Gift Idea

The holiday season is officially here and you know what that means! It’s time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping list. If you’re anything like us, you're bound to have a couple of people on your list who are hard to shop for. They are the type of person who seems to have everything and give absolutely no hints as to what they might want for a gift. If you find you have someone on your list that is exactly as described then perhaps a hint at the perfect gift is hanging right in your closet.

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Tips for a Fresh Smelling Wardrobe Posted on 23 Nov 13:30

By Daniela Pisciottano

Tips for a Great Smelling Wardrobe

According to Oxford University, the way we smell when we first meet a potential new partner is the most important factor determining sexual attraction. We all like smelling good and there is nothing worse than picking up clean clothes from our wardrobe and realizing that they don’t smell as fresh as they should when we wear them.

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The Life and Times of Vera Wang: how the designer built her success Posted on 23 Oct 21:47

By Daniela Pisciottano

The Life and Times of Vera Wang

If you are a fashion enthusiast, then you will have probably heard the name of Vera Wang at least once.

The designer is in fact known to most for her bridal wear, however she also produces a range of haute couture fashion for red carpets and other exclusive events. She has designed dresses for many celebrities, from Katy Perry to Rita Ora, always bringing together the traditional elegance that distinguished her style, with modern designs.

This is just what most of us now about Vera Wang but there is more to her!
Did you know why Vera decided to start a career in fashion? When did this happen?

In an interview with The Fashion Spot she explains the origins of her career and love for fashion, so, to give you a taste of who Vera Wang is, we will draw from the most reliable source: her!

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History Of The Clothes Hanger Posted on 8 Aug 17:25

By Michael Wernicke

 History of the Clothes Hanger

You probably rarely give it much thought, however did you realise there is hardly a product you use as much as your clothes hangers. Most of us use them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For many they lovingly support our clothing investment - often hundreds and thousands of dollars’ worth - some of our most prized possessions. Socially speaking this invention has given us the ability to evolve in today's consumerist society - enabling us to buy more precious clothing from our fashion conscious cities and storing them in our over crowded dwelling spaces.

So have you ever stopped to consider where the clothes hanger originally came from? Who originally invented this humble little device? What year was it invented?

Clothes Hanger Sketch

Whilst some historians believe that the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, invented a crude predecessor to the coat hanger, it is widely believed that today’s coat hangers with the hook and shoulder shape was inspired sometime later following the invention of the coat hook by O.A. North of Connecticut, USA in 1869. So pretty recently really.

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