Before designers, big brand names, warehouse stores and suit brokers dominated the land scape, well dressed men of all stature, flocked to old world tailors who constructed custom suits cut for each individual person. As time went by and the advent of mass production became the norm, finding these master craftsmen became harder and harder. Today a large amount of Americans still wear suits, though most are ready made and available at a bevy of retailers ranging in cost from "budget" to "obscene". Americans have generally shied away from custom suits because of a misconception of exorbitant costs and pretentiousness. Especially during tough economic times, custom suits have become more a symbol of excess rather than value. While ready made suits continue to dominate the market place and full fill the need for instant gratification, more and more consumers are beginning to see the value that custom suits, with their perfect fit and high end craftsmanship, deliver.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Nails! Nails! Nails! There's nothing that makes me feel more fabulous than pretty fingers. Here are some of my handy tips:
- Always push back your cuticles, this will makes your nails appear longer and will make it much easier when painting
- For stronger natural mails, opt for a rounded tip rather than a square tip, a rounded structure is much stronger
- Never bite your nails! Not only is it pretty gross but it will completely ruin your nails making them thin and brittle
- Nail polish can be pretty expensive, especially when you have an extensive collection; my secrets saver brand? Miss sporty, at a mere £1.99 each (Superdrug) and in a wide range of great colours it's not just for teens, a super pretty polish that doesn't break the bank!
- Always carry a mini hand cream in your bag, this will keep your nails nourished and prevent them from becoming brittle and keeps your hands looking and feeling superb, I carry Neutrogena concentrated hand cream (£3.59 for 50g)
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