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Man Made Diamonds and Jewelry

Jewelry designs created from man made diamonds, has enabled the ordinary person in the street to enjoy wearing a piece of this type of quality fashion jewelry.

There are many occasions, such as when on a special holiday or for a particular event in their lives, that a person will treat themselves to a piece of fashion jewelry created with these diamonds, when they would not normally be able to afford diamonds, per say.

Due to the research of Apollo Diamond in Massachusetts, it is now possible to find a man made diamond, not only in a single crystal, but also in a variety of shades of colors, from blues to black.

By nature, crystals are not completely pure. However, impurities are purposefully added to the composition so that the properties of the diamond can be controlled, thus determining the size of the carat. Apollo expanded the growth of their carats sizes over the last few years and due to the sales of man made diamonds at a substantially lower price than mined diamonds, this has had a major effect on the jewelry trade.

Because of the affordability, toughness, and close visual likeness to the mined diamond, man made diamonds have become the most geologically and economically important diamond composite.

These diamonds have their place in jewelry design when, for instance, celebrities, who have, or want, to appear at many gala and Oscar performances, want to wear diamonds but, generally cannot afford the real thing. Another time when these cheaper diamonds may be required, is when a copy of an original mined diamond is needed to be duplicated.

Fashion jewelry is normally designed using less valuable materials. These include glass, plastics and base metals as well as synthetic stones, instead of the more valuable materials such as gems and precious metals.

It has recently become fashionable for people, to wear a lot of cheap gold and diamond pieces of jewelry. A new word had been introduced into the English dictionary to cover this and that word is “bling”. Not a very complimentary description but definitely, understood by those who don’t want to follow this trend! One or two pieces probably would not be so noticeable but more than that and it can look very cheap.

Unlike ‘bling’, fashion jewelry designs of the past, had a certain style. We just have to look back in history at the fashion designers of, for instance, Coco Chanel, who greatly popularized the use of fake jewelry in her years as a fashion designer. She brought fashion jewelry to life with chunky gold chains, jeweled buttons and, also, her infamous fake string of pearls. Her designs, as those of many other famous designers of the past, are now pieces which are very collectible and demand a high monetary value. So much so, that there is a substantial secondary market for these types of jewelry designs and vintage classic pieces.

Designer Fashion Watches

A watch is an accessory that is considered as a necessity only but now as time passes by and with a number of designer fashion watches all coming out to please even the most artistic and fashion conscious individual, it evolve into a must-have for every fashionista. But how does it happen that we now have a designer fashion watch that defines who we are without actually talking about it?

Wristwatch all started with a pilot named Alberto-Santos Dumont. The history of watches started when Dumont requested Cartier to make a watch fitted for his profession so that he can use it whenever he is flying. So Cartier develops the first known wrist watch and named it after Santos.

Shortly after, the Santos watch was made available to the public. Thus since then, watchmakers began to design and improve on the quality of wristwatches until this business is not longer just for watchmakers alone, as top fashion designers also opened up their own designer fashion watches to satisfy the people’s need for a more classy and fashionable wristwatch.

From the simple functional use of a wrist watch evolved the more intricate designs of designer fashion watches.

The watch has grown to be acknowledged as an elegant and chic fashion accessory. It is not only for time reference! The role of a wrist watch became more of a fashion statement and an expression of a man’s personality.

The economic tough times and the clamor of the public for quality oriented and chic watch, the same quality as high-end watch is another reason why there are tons of watches today no longer just for time keeping. The Elegant but fun style is a major feature of the designer fashion watch that makes it highly favored by everyone.

Although man has another alternative device for telling time, the designer fashion watch consistently attracts the consumer. Isn’t it that mobile phones have clock as extra function? Man can just use his phone for time reference. But no – time pieces continue to be desired.

This is an indication that man is now very conscious of accessories. They use designer fashion watch as their accessory to show off whatever personality they possess.

The same is true with Emporio Armani Black Dial Classic Watch that shows what you are inside. The model watch exudes all the classic feature of Armani making it ideal for personal use or gift to someone that match the watch charm.

This brand of Armani is great to have because the material use for the band is stainless steel, the dial color is black and weight is 70 grams only so it is not heavy on the wrist to be uncomfortable, and the most important thing is the fact that the watch is powered by quartz movement.

Designer fashion watches is trendy and affordable, in addition you will be able to find a watch that meets your fashion sense and style. The fact that man continues to be updated in fashion, therefore the watch industry will continue to flourish.

Fashion and Feng Shui

A Chinese art of Feng Shui counts 6000 years – as a tradition, it includes knowledge of architecture, aesthetics, astrology, geodesy and bio-energy. In metaphrase, Feng Shui means: water – wind. These are 2 main elements, including basic living processes of Earth. Feng Shui is very extensive, it brings information almost about everything: beginning from the moment of building a house and finishing with reading the smallest features of destiny. Feng Shui knowledge is based on the irrational, apparently, because it seems to be illogical, mysterious, but surprisingly exact. An eastern sage Osho said once: “Logic – is a small island in an ocean of irrational. Feng Shui knows laws of irrational.”

Tracing the connection between Feng Shui and fashion, one can notice with surprise, that fashion is also irrational, lives according to its own strange laws, but has its own exact rules and cycles.

In China, number 64 is considered to be very strong, in magic plan. 64 years – is a cycle of fashion! There are also additional cycles, for example 64:2= 32. If you look back in the history of fashion 32 years ago, you will discover that bell-bottomed jeans, hairdos and make-up, like we wear now, were in fashion at that time.

In principle, fashion remains to be firm, but keeps up to date. Cloth and accessories are a continuation of a man, his personality. Your cloth helps other people to treat you in a certain way, for example, people have one approach to a monk and absolutely different attitude to a policeman, as their cloth says everything for them. What can we say about such popular cloth, like jeans and why do we still wear them, since Levise times (18th century!)? Because blue color – is a color of sky, color of ordaining, when one puts them on his buttocks, he profanes traditions of ordaining, blockades his contact with Space. Jeans were invented to be working cloth for commoners and remain such till now, blocking one’s way to personality perfection. Ideas of cliquishness and ordaining are actual! Rank and fashion keeps on wearing black tails and long white dresses, in spite of all.

Well, as for color: Feng Shui differs only 5 colors of Space: white, black, red, green and yellow, they are considered to be basic parts of the Universe. How does this work in life? In children’s books fairies are pictured in white, and bad malicious witches are pictured in black. These two colors represent the duality of world, power, struggle of good and evil, but in Chinese traditions Yin-Yang (white-black) are interconnected, they penetrate into each other, not mixing with each other. This way it is impossible to understand good without trying evil. These are colors of ordaining ( in rank and fashion these are white dresses and black suits, wedding traditions, special ceremonies). When a man wants to accentuate the importance of some events, he uses these colors. Black color is popular to accentuate one’s power, individuality – this is a color of a master (black karate belt, black monk habit) and surpasses, in point of fact, all other colors, but when mixed with strong white color, it gives birth to grey color (quite popular among high life).

As a rule, grey color means also steel-blue, platinum or silvery gleam, the colors, that are so popular in high life. Metallic lustre symbolizes money, power, strength and platinum items or white gold, popular now, – are not only a tribute to fashion, but also to your social status.

In Arabian world, classical cloth for women is black, for men – white – another confirmation of the fact of confrontation between Yin and Yang. Red color is a deserving opponent to black, realizing this fact, they represent quite a strong contrast pair – in cloth this sounds martially and glaringly, like saying – I am very strong! Shy, introverted people, wishing to show themselves in a society, should include such combination in their wardrobe. Red is a color of aggression, active living position. American democrats, who wish to accentuate this nuance, like to put on red cravats. Red lipstick in a woman’s make-up – is an irreplaceable attribute of accentuated sexuality, which has a man-like shade. This is an image of a feminist that does not hide her imperious intentions. Red color is always stronger than white one, and in a historical war of red and white roses, civil war of Russians, red always won… Lady in red – is a desired type of woman in man’s subconsciousness.

As for yellow color – color of Earth, it is sedative in psychological concept, it corresponds to the processes that take place in earth depths. Yellow, like its continuation – gravel, terracotta, beige is very good for everyday work, blends with collective aura, does not irritate, but accentuates good-temper in a personality. Green color – harmonic, giving repose, is rather vivifying on associative level, as this is a color of grass, trees, which are servants and healers for us in hierarchic concept. This color suits excellently to people, who have problems with psychosomatic diseases and psychic disorders. Doctors noted long ago that wounds and stitches heal up better, if a patient looks on green color or is situated among big amount of green color. Army uses mimicry of nature, dressing soldiers in a uniform of khaki. Green contributes to surviving, adaptation to external conditions of environment, confluence with nature.

By the way, green, like pink (well dilute red) – are colors of love, women, accumulating love in their organism and displaying it outside, should definitely use these colors in cloth and interior, as bunches of flowers – symbolizing romantic feeling are nothing but combination of green leaves and pink buds. Accentuating the process of blossoming (gamma, pattern of fabric, accessories), a man gives birth to life itself around him…

Using knowledge of Feng Shui, one can introduce positive energy, success and health. And the main fact is that our life is fantastical – it is a combination of the most unexpected events and His Majesty Case constantly breaks the order and its evident logic. Every one of us feels this sensation from day to day. Once, in some inconceivable way, whirling of chances gains sense and finds its only point of rest – love… Chinese people say: you cannot change your destiny, but you can lighten your life significantly, considering rules of its game and knowledge. Realizing himself as a personality, a man should treat fashion trends carefully, especially standard trends that deprive a man of his personal character, he should wear only that cloth, which will accentuate his own individuality!

The Rise of the Leather Man Bag

For many years the closest things men had to everyday bags that could be used for business or leisure were briefcases, and smaller rucksacks – often with a sport theme. What have now become known as ‘Man Bags’ may have been a relatively recent development in practical fashion in the UK, although they’ve been used by men for decades in other parts of Europe e.g. Italy. The modern Man Bag is essentially a bag which is likely to have several compartments for modern communication and business essentials e.g. mobile phones.

Some of the Driving Factors for the Popularity of Man Bags in the UK

Advances in technology and the increasing miniaturisation and mobilisation of communications tools, computers, organising devices and gadgets has meant that most men are likely to be carrying one or more of these items around with them on a daily basis. The changing work arrangements and patterns i.e. more work being carried out away from a main office / home working, and a rise in communications, IT, and service based industries have also contributed to the need for men to carry more technological devises around with them, as well as the traditional paper and pens, ring binders, folders etc. Leisure time also involves the use of laptops, phones, notepad computers, iPads, MP3 players, digital cameras etc. A good sturdy, yet not too bulky, and fashionable bag with organising pockets and sections to accommodate and protect such devices has become a much more necessary item to most working and professional men. A rapid force towards globalisation aided by better and cheaper transport has also added to the need for a good all round man’s travel bag. These new breeds of bags therefore also need to be durable, secure, resistant to knocks and scuffs, provide a level of security, and yet allow fast and easy access to the organised contents.

The public use of modern ‘Man Bags’ by well know celebrities e.g. David Beckham has also stimulated demand for them. Advances in fashion have also meant that a shoulder bag / messenger bag section incorporating many different styles is now commonplace in many British men’s high street retail clothing / fashion outlets. A blurring of what is acceptable culturally for men and women to wear and use, fueled by the fashion industry and the media, and catering for real demand, has meant that for a man to carry a bag daily is now not only fashionable, but is normal and commonplace.

Leather Man Bags

There are many different styles of¬†leather Man Bags¬†available including messenger bags, satchels, shoulder bags, satchel-style briefcases, organiser / camera bags, travel organiser bags, and casual bags. There are also some leather mens bags which cover a number of different functions in one bag e.g. they are business, travel, computer and briefcase bags all in one, such as the Cortez traveller’s PC briefcase. Many of the different styles e.g. leather shoulder bags are available in different sizes such as large and A4 + size. Full grain leather man bags are hard wearing and keep looking good no matter how much you use them. Typically, high quality Man Bags feature many different pockets and compartments e.g. slip pockets, ‘secret’ pockets, flap pockets and zipped pockets. The anchorage points on high quality leather Man Bags are stitched and riveted for strength, shoulder straps have enough length / drop to be worn comfortably around the body and often have non-slip comfort pads. Many leather Man Bags feature special pockets / compartments for mobile phones and laptops. High quality leather Man Bags are available in a wide variety of colours including black, antique brown, mid brown (conker) tan, mocha and red.

Unique and Impressive Collection of Men’s Fashion

Today various brands manufacture casual clothing for men. A few of them have proved to be the best and are preferred by consumers all across the world. Lyle and Scott is one such brand. The company started manufacturing clothes in Hawick, a town in Scotland and developed into one of the most loved names in the world of fashion. The apparel from this brand with the best and innovative designs that define modern men’s fashion remains at the top. The company was established in 1874 by Walter Scott and William Lyle. Today, Lyle and Scott offer an extensive range of knitwear, shirts, trousers, polo shirts and jackets. They also manufacture shoes and various accessories.

The men’s clothing offered by this company has gone through lots of changes and they have collaborated with many famous people of the fashion industry to design classy as well as versatile clothes. The golf clothing range created by Lyle and Scott is admired throughout the world. The sweaters made by this brand are known for comfort as well as warmth. They are created with the highest quality wool and provide a better fit. The cashmere sweaters made by the company was one of the first products to become extremely popular. They also manufacture the V-neck sweater. These sweaters look great with jeans and trousers and are available in various attractive colours and styles to suit individual preferences.

The shirts made by Lyle and Scott are also popular among men from all age group. They are found in both long as well as short sleeve versions and are perfect for any fashionable man. Slim fit is offered by the shirts that are made of pure cotton. They are available in different designs and patterns. These shirts are available in different sizes to suit every customer. These shirts can be worn both to work as well for casual outings.

The polo shirts made by Lyle and Scott are also a big hit among the masses. These polo shirts are famous because of their nice colour combination, unique prints and magnificent designs making them an excellent choice for all events and an indispensable part of any man’s wardrobe. You can find these polo shirts in multi-coloured stripes. Your stylish look as well as comfort will be enhanced by these polo shirts. You can wear these polo shirts while playing golf and exude confidence as well as a casual, relaxed look.

Trousers are also manufactured by this Scottish brand. They are made of cotton and are extremely comfortable and slim fit. The trousers are provided with zip and button fastening. They have two side pockets at the front and two jetted pockets in the back. These trousers can be paired with shirts and you will certainly look smart in that combination. Lyle and Scott are widely popular because they design clothing for different types of consumers and give them satisfaction. The collection of this brand enhances your look and helps in expressing your personality.

Top Fashion Resolutions For Men

The world of men’s fashion is frequently changing; from what’s hot to what’s not, there is always a constant amount of effort facing every man who strives to be stylish and on the money. Fashion is never an easy game which is why, for every man who spends time and effort keeping up to date with the latest trends; there are ten more that simply do not have the energy.

For those who rarely pay attention to the ever-changing world of fashion, deciding on an outfit for work or for a special occasion usually involves grabbing the first thing you see but why not shake things up and try to make a little more effort?

Whether you want to believe it or not, as a man you will often be judged by the clothes you wear and evidently your ability to look fashionable. Men are no longer the brooding species who can get away with any old thing and call it the look of a “man’s man”, they must now make more effort and attempt to keep up with the right image.

Try not to worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to go and grab the latest issue of GQ and shop for a complete new wardrobe but there are a few things you can keep an eye on that could make the world of difference…

  • Shoes- The right pair of shoes can make a man – it really is that simple which is why one of the best things you can do for your image is to invest in at least one quality pair of footwear. A good quality pair of shoes should be an essential for any mans wardrobe. Whether it is for work or for special events; one decent pair of quality leather shoes will be the best investment you make.
  • Smarten Your Look- The dapper gentleman is the one who will get noticed for all the right reasons so make the effort to smarten up your image. Invest in shirts and suits that are tailored to your body type and fit perfectly and don’t chose baggy clothing no matter what your style. Also consider what you are wearing and how; jeans and shirts with a tailored jacket are a great look for the weekend but have a look at what is available as you would be surprised how good you could look.
  • Signature- Investing in a signature piece is a fantastic way to add a little class and personality to your wardrobe. From a quality leather jacket, to a trench coat, jumper, shoes or a watch; something that defines you and your fashion personality while telling a story is a great way to inject some real class into your wardrobe.