Saturday, March 16, 2013

Top 5 Street wear Bags for Spring 2013

When putting together an ensemble, it's shocking how many people pay little or no attention to that most important of accessories, the bag. The fact is, accessories can make or break an entire look, so it's essential that you put as much thought into choosing them as you would any other part of your outfit. With this in mind, we've done some of the hard work for you, and found 5 awesome bags that are guaranteed to have you looking the part this spring...

1. Penfield Ridgeland Weekend Back Pack - This bag is perfect for a weekend away, whether you're mountain biking in the Cotswolds, camping in the countryside or simply chilling out with friends, it's got all the bases covered. With its camouflage design, faux suede detailing and padded straps, this bag is as stylish as it is comfortable.

2. TukTuk Bowling Bag - This is one for the girls. It's from last season's collection, so if your bank balance is a little tight than this bag is the one to go for. Right now you can get it for a very reasonable price (if you act quickly!), and we've chosen it because it's as on trend now as it was when it was first released. Monochrome is a key look for spring 2013, whilst the bold patterned lining fits perfectly with the garishly patterned prints that are currently dominating streetwear design.

3. Carhartt Parcel Bag - Camo Island - If we were forced to choose, this would have to our bag of choice for spring 2013. So if you buy just one thing this season, make it this. We love the camouflage look anyway, but the boldness of the colours makes this bag truly unique. Casual, smart and uber-cool, this bag is already flying off the shelves pretty quickly, so get yourself one now, while you still can!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

How to Keep Your Leather Clothing in Good Condition

Purchasing leather suits, jackets, pants and more is a great way to add to your style - it helps you to stand out from the crowd, and ages extremely well stylistically. Additionally, if you properly care for your leather clothing, it can last you for many years. There are a variety of steps that you can take to preserve the quality of your leather suits, jackets, pants and more.

Here are some ways that you can ensure that your leather clothing stays in near-mint condition for years to come:

• Proper storage. Be careful about where you store your leather clothing. Leather should never be stored in extreme hot or cold temperatures, or in locations that are overly dry or humid. These extremes are harmful to the leather and likely will lead to some significant wear and tear.

• Regular cleaning and conditioning. Cleaning your leather jacket takes only a few minutes, and really makes a big difference in its appearance. There are a variety of methods you can use for your cleaning, from professional cleaning to hand washing with a damp cloth or with warm, soapy water. Using a leather conditioner every six to nine months helps to replace the tanning oils on the clothing and prevent stiffness, dryness and cracking.