Lingerie refers to women’s undergarments which make the wearer seem and feel more attractive or sexually appealing. They are designed with either comfort or “show” in mind but some are created to provide support or help flatter the figure such as bras, corsets and girdles. Other samples of lingerie are brassiere, camisole, slip, panties, nightgown, negligee, hosiery, and garter belt.
These pieces of clothing are usually made from flexible, stretchy, sheer, or decorative materials like Lycra, nylon, polyester, satin, lace, and silk. They can be decorated with embroidery, appliques, beads and sequins. Because of their details and the luxurious materials used to make them, lingerie is a little more expensive than typical underwear. Read more →
Sports jerseys are popular collectors’ items. Vintage jerseys and those worn by popular athletes and sports personalities are most sought after by sports aficionados as these items bring them closer to the sport and connect them to the players they idolize. Jerseys from such sports as hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, cycling and American football are the most popular to collectors. Some collectors frame and display jerseys while others wear them.
Jerseys are usually made from knit, mesh, airknit, or other light and quick drying materials. They may be decorated with patches of the team’s logo, player’s name and number, or these elements are directly embroidered into the jersey. Vintage and rare sports jerseys can get quite expensive and must be handled with care to keep it intact and valuable. Read more →
Fedora hats are traditionally made of soft felt and are known for their characteristic crowns and pinches. It can be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, while the positioning of pinches can vary. They are commonly made with felt but other materials such as straw, wool and cotton are also used to make fedoras.
This type of hat became popular in the early twentieth century and continued to be a favorite fashion accessory until the late 1950s. In recent years, the fedora hat is once again gaining popularity with Hollywood stars and celebrities donning the classic headwear in both red carpet and casual events. Read more →
Linen is a popular fabric used for garments. It is made from the fibers of the flax plant and valued for its cool, light weight and natural properties, making it excellent material for summer wear. Another characteristic of this material is it wrinkles easily which, for some, adds casual elegance to the garment.
This fabric is also one of the oldest and most expensive to produce. It has been around since the ancient times and were used to wrap mummies of the pharoahs and royalties in Egypt. Linen fabric is quite expensive because processing flax fiber and weaving it into cloth is a long and laborious process. Read more →
Leather has become more than just the material of choice for jackets, handbags and shoes. The luxurious material has also found its way into a vast array of trendy clothing items such as bustiers, pants, skirts, shorts and dresses. Used sparingly, these items can add edge and sophistication to an ensemble.
Leather is a delicate, not to mention expensive, material that requires proper care to maintain its appeal. When shipping clothing items made from leather, they must be properly packed to protect them against damage during transit. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship leather clothing. Read more →
Sweaters are typically knitted garments worn during cold weather. They are traditionally made from wool, but can also come in different materials such as cotton, synthetic fibers, or any combination thereof. Because of their fluffy materials, sweaters can be very bulky articles of clothing.
When shipping sweaters, they must be properly folded and packed to protect them from damage and keep them in manageable sizes. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a sweater. Read more →
Aside from golf balls and clubs, golf shoes are another important equipment in playing the sport. These shoes differ from other sporting footwear as they have spikes attached on the soles which aim to increase traction and help a player keep his/her balance during the swing or while walking on greens or wet course.
The spikes used to be made of metal but complaints from groundskeepers about the damage they cause on greens prompted golf shoe manufacturers to introduce plastic spikes, also known as “soft spikes,” which make the shoes more comfortable and less damaging to the playing surface. These spikes are usually replaceable and can be screwed on and off the soles. Today, many golf courses have banned metal spikes, allowing only plastic spikes during play. Read more →
Pajamas make great idea for anyone looking for a simple gift that anybody, male, female, young or old, will enjoy. They are no longer just sleepwear but has also become popular loungewear.
Also called PJs, jimjams or jammies, these garments typically come in two pieces, top and matching trousers, both loose fitting and designed for comfort. They are available in a variety of styles and designs, including sets in solid colors and printed patterns. They can be made from a variety of fabrics that will suit any season such as cotton, silk, satin, flannel, polyester and Lycra. Read more →