What is Punk Fashion?

A male punk holding a pole

Punk fashion generally consists of specific hairstyles, jewelry, makeup, clothes, or body modifications. Even though it is a fashion type, punk fashion can never be discussed without a reference to its relationship with the music industry. Everyone knows about classic rock music and the punk fashion these artists glorified.  History of the … Read more

The Different Types of Shawls

a woman wearing a knit shawl

Who would have thought that a simple wrap can be fashionable? Shawls have been around since they first existed in 14th-century Persia. The first shawls were woven rectangular pieces of cloth worn over the shoulders and originally made from the wool of the cashmere goat or pashmina goat. From Kashmir, the shawl … Read more

What is the Gigot Sleeve?

a dress with the gigot sleeves (puffy sleeves)

One of the most distinctive elements of 1800s fashion is the gigot sleeve. These puffy sleeves might look preposterous today, but at the time they were all the rage. The 1820s to the 1830s paved the way for the distinctive gigot sleeves. They were also referred to as “leg of mutton” sleeves … Read more

What is a Baldric?

Pistol baldric from the late 18th or early 19th century

Belts have been worn as an item of clothing since the Bronze Age. But in those eras and the many centuries that followed, belts were exclusively worn by men. While almost all belts are worn around the waist, only a few others are worn around other parts of the body. One of … Read more

What Makes a Dandy Style?

Man in a blue suit and blue polka dot tie

Nowadays, there are still well-dressed men with refined sartorial tastes or “metrosexual” guys who pay exaggerated attention to their physical appearance. Maybe you can refer to these men as modern dandies because they pretty much have the same characteristics as the dandies from the Victorian era. But what really is a dandy? … Read more

Introduction to the Dinner Jacket

A man wearing black vest under a black coat

Since the invention of coats, they have become commonplace in menswear (and women’s wear, too). There are many types of coats designed for every occasion and situation. This time we’re talking about the dinner jacket – a man’s short jacket, typically black and without tails, that can be worn for formal and … Read more

The Best Types of Boots for Different Occasions

boots of a male and female couple in the snow

There’s a quote that says, “Good boots take you good places,” and knowing the right type of boots will surely take you to many great destinations. You can even conquer the world!  However, you cannot go to a fancy formal occasion wearing cowboy boots or imagine yourself scaling a craggy cliff wearing … Read more

The Garibaldi Shirt – the Blouse’s Direct Ancestor

a photograph of Empress Eugenie de Montijo wearing the Garibaldi shirt (blouse)

The blouse is one of the most versatile items in women’s clothing. One can wear a blouse for different occasions and situations. It can be worn for work, school, casual and semi-formal events, or a fun date with your friends or your significant other. It is available long-sleeved, short-sleeved or sleeveless, or … Read more