Archive : January2011

  • Posted :   Jan 27th, 2011

    Leather Jacket for valentine daySo you’re wondering what to gift him on this Valentine day? There are so many options out there. But you don’t want to give him something that he is going to thank you for and then store in his cupboard. Nor do you want to gift him something that has a limited life span. So what can you gift him that looks like you took the time to think about it, the effort to get it and will last?

    Your answer – a fabulous leather jacket ! Here are 5 reasons to justify my selection:

    1. Trendy
    Think about it! Leather has never run out of style. It was first introduced in 1953. Its 2011, and its still something that makes heads turn. Leather symbolizes trendiness and an innate boldness. Which man does not like the former or the latter? A heady mixture of both is what you get when you opt for a leather jacket. Basically, a leather jacket is an investment for life. It is extremely durable and did I mention super stylish?

    2. Variety

    The varieties of leather jackets are endless. If your man is a bike freak, gift him a great motorcycle leather jacket. This has dual benefits. You know he is going to want to wear it all the time, so you know he will love it; plus a leather motorcycle jacket is perfect for riding in terms of safety, giving you peace of mind. Just ensure that when you purchase the jacket, it is the perfect fit for him or else the jacket could have negative consequences if too loose or too tight. Up his style quotient by gifting him a sexy leather bomber jacket with a hoodie. There are plenty of leather bomber coats available made in sheepskin, suede or lambskin materials. Each has its own advantage. If you’re looking for warmth, then I suggest a lambskin jacket.

    Increase his corporate appeal with a chic formal leather jacket. Its something he can combine with his formal office clothes and you know he is going to go all ga-ga over it. you probably know his wardrobe better than he does (since you’ve selected most of it), so opt for a coat that will compliment most of his formals.

    3. Colors

    Brown, caramel, tan, beige, dark beige, chocolate, black, dark black, shiny black, suede black, red – name the color and you have a coat available. You can opt for the traditional black look. The original men’s clothing to define his ruggedness and masculinity. You know your man the best. If he is not the outgoing bold kind, opt instead for a beige or caramel jacket instead. It’s understated and subtle in a very suave manner. If your guy loves to paint the town red – give him red!! Compliment his wild party animal instinct with a fabulous red jacket!

    Investment:

    A leather jacket – whichever you pick, is an investment for life. its comfortable, smart and sexy. Its not likely to go out of vogue any time soon, so you can e rest assured that your money is well spent.

    So go ahead, surprise him this Valentines Day with a fabulous leather jacket!

  • Posted :   Jan 20th, 2011

    leather-accessoriesLeather accessories have been a favorite for generations and I say generations because even the Stone Age man used animal hide to store his things. Leather is all about ruggedness combined with style and perfection. There never was and there probably never will be any need to advertise leather fashion accessories simply because it is an essential and important fashion necessity in just about everyone’s wardrobe these days.

    There is a humongous variety available when it comes to leather fashion accessories. Ask a leather fanatic. He’d probably know the best; though come to think of it you really do not need to be a leather crazed person to own leather accessories. The beauty about these accessories is that they help to redefine you and your look. It’s undoubtedly thanks to the sheer fabulousness that leather, as a fabric, exudes. Leather has this distinctiveness about it that makes it stand out and if teemed in perfection, then prepare to dazzle wherever you go!

    Here is a list of a few leather accessories that you must have in your wardrobe to qualify for the chic list

    Leather Belts:

    This is traditional favorite among men and why not. A good leather belt is the perfect add on to highlight your persona. Plus more importantly its one item, that is quite resourceful as well. It helps keep your pants secure without compromising on style. Men traditionally always opt for thick leather belts.

    Just because I call leather belts a traditional favorite among men, it doesn’t mean that a huge bunch of very trendy women don’t sport them. We have the option of over 100 colors and plus we get to experiment with the size of the belt. A thick leather belt can do wonders to a dress to tight denims. You can choose from womanly ones to the more rugged looking belts – be it dual colored, skinny, nickel studded, wide, formal belts, square shaped buckle or belts with double pin closures.

    Leather Bags:

    If you want to enhance your appearance, then a great looking leather handbag is a must have. It’s undoubtedly the perfect fashion accessory. It’s simple really! The bag you sport tends to set the tone of your outfit and your look. A leather handbag is pretty much like icing to the cake. There are hundreds of varieties available from big to small, from shiny to dull, from sporty to classy, from naughty to nice!

    Let’s not forget the leather clutch. It’s probably not as popular as the shiny sequined ones; but they definitely make for sturdy companions.

    Leather Wallets:

    A leather wallet is an investment. I mean think about it. You purchase a leather wallet today and then just never have to worry about replacing it for the next decade. Its suave, its sexy and more importantly it’s durable. My dad’s leather wallet is as old as his marriage; both are completing their silver jubilee this year.

    Leather Gloves:

    It’s not winter if you’re not sporting leather gloves. How often do you get a material that’s stylish, warm and feels super awesome on your skin? That’s what leather gloves do to you. It makes you go wow!

  • Posted :   Jan 13th, 2011

    Whether it’s Rosamund Pike at the Golden Globes or Zoe Saldana at the Awards or Carey Mulligan and Maggie Q at the People’s Choice Awards, there’s one thing that leaps out strongly in just these few days of 2011– Leather!! Celebs have rekindled their passions towards this gorgeous creation.

    Strangely, leather has been around for generations. It’s always been there. Every year, leather makes its presence felt; but 2011 seems to be shaping up as a year dedicated to placing leather on a pedestal far above the rest. Fashionistas have a new found love to the material and everyone from Celebes to models to designers are sporting and advertising it.

    Come to think of it.. why not? Good quality leather is built to last. It’s snug, comfortable and looks awesome. The feel of leather is marvelous! Unlike it her clothing trends, leather can be worn throughout the year making it a sound investment! A majority of leather clothing is resistant to various factors which would usually damage any other type of jacket or clothing.

    Leather is versatile. I mean think about it! You can wear a leather jacket umpteen number of times by just combining it differently every time. There are loads of leather products available ranging from the most commonly used – leather jackets to leather blazers, pants, one piece leather dresses to leather skirts.

    A biker’s jacket is a great choice for amore rugged look. Just ensure that you pick a size that is perfect for you. If its too tight, its just going to make you uncomfortable and if its too loose, its just going to flap away. More importantly, pick a jacket that you would be comfy riding long hours in (if you are using it for the purpose of riding). Safety comes first!

    A bomber jacket is a superb choice. It keeps you warm and looks really sexy with cargos! If you can get your hands on a classic vintage leather jacket, I’d say never take your hands off it! A great vintage jacket is something that is bound to make you stand out in the crowd. Blazers are perfect for a corporate look, especially for women. Just team it up with an awesome pair of pumps, delicate jewellery and a simple, one-piece, formal, knee-length dress.

    Leather pants are to die for. No wardrobe and I reiterate, no wardrobe is complete without a pair of the oh-so-sexy leather pants. Contrary to belief, men do not have to only picture themselves as Axl Rose with tight leather pants (though it would be funny to see Guns N Roses getting that famous in Hawaiian shirts). Au contraire, leather pants are available in cargo fits, straight fits and a range of colors. The same applies to women. Though in my opinion, women should always opt for the tight fitting ones. It’s a great way to showcase your curves, without actually showing any skin!

    Leather dresses – just reading it out creates an amazing image in your head. Leather dresses exude confidence and make a bold statement. Leather skirts are a great choice too. There are available in various lengths, colors and designs, depending on how you wish to showcase your sex appeal.

    The leather mania has spread to kids too. You know your kid is going to be the next Gustavo Cadile when he comes up to you and asks for a pair of leather chaps!

  • Posted :   Jan 5th, 2011

    Leather jackets are usually associated with military aviators, bikers, punks, Goths, rock stars, rivet heads, metal heads and the police. I mean when you think leather jackets, you automatically think of a brown or black thick coat made of cowhide, reaching somewhere near your waist or hip.

    Ill give you the cowhide part – that’s basically what leather is made of, but the rest is pretty much old school. I mean leather is no more associated only with tough, hard as nails people with a kick-ass attitude. Leather is now extended to varied colors – even pink! Sizes vary from knee length to short jazzy tops. Just the other day, I came across my very corporate neighbor walking out in a very formal leather jacket. It was a beautiful turquoise color and perfectly complimented her black one-piece dress.

    Leather jackets pretty much describe who you are. It clearly indicates your personality. Anyone wearing leather firstly comes across as bold and someone not afraid to take up challenges. Clothes define you and leather makes a serious first impression.

    Choose your jacket carefully! Here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect leather jacket.

    Bikers :

    If you are a biker boy or girl, your choice of leather jacket is perhaps the most important, since it’s directly related to your safety. Never ever pick a jacket that’s too tight. It becomes uncomfortable – especially during those long rides. While they may look stylish on women, they are not practical. On the other hand, never opt for one that’s too loose. A loose jacket is bound to flap all the time while you are riding – thus reducing the dexterity of the material and in the long run, its lifespan! The constant flapping and catching of the wind may also distract you as a rider.

    Ensure that the jacket you pick has helped to make your ride safer. As a biker, that has to be your first priority. Make sure that you pick something comfortable both on and off the road.

    Corporate look :

    Once again, comfort is of prime importance. Leather as a stereotype is considered to be something belonging to the youth. Your choice of jacket here has to be subtle, chic and elegant. When you are taking that meeting in the board room, make sure your jacket gives off the right vibe. When it comes to corporate attire, the color of the jacket is important. Wearing a bright red leather jacket may not really be a wise idea.

    Ensure that whatever you pick is the epitome of comfort. If the jacket is too tight or lose, it could be pretty tough and distracting to spend the whole day in it.

    Rock stars/ Goths/ Punks :

    If you already are one or are a blooming rock star, then leather undoubtedly is your thing. A leather jacket pretty much defines your appeal and popularity. Now while I don’t expect you to have 365 jackets for each day of the year, it helps to have more than 1. It expands your jacket’s life span and the different variations are fun. Pick a jacket that defines who you are and something that you like. Never pick a leather jacket, just because it’s the thing to have. Always choose one that you picture yourself wearing and one that you can carry off!

    Don’t fit in any of the above categories? That’s not an issue at all! Anyone and everyone can wear a leather jacket. If you think you can wear it and you actually like the idea of wearing one, it pretty much helps you pull it off. The most important thing while wearing a leather jacket is to ensure that it fits you well and that you like seeing yourself in it. If you are comfortable with it, more likely than not everyone around you will be comfortable seeing you in it.

    Make sure that you accessorize correctly when you wear leather. Combine your leather jacket with the perfect pair of shoes and bag and you pretty much have your look down pat! For guys, try army boots with your leather jacket and probably a few chains and a great pair of sunglasses!

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