The poll to determine whether new stretch knit pants for men - man tights - are loved by women of the men who wear them or recognized as a fashion rescue opportunity to take your man shopping for some real pants has ended. Result: The Stretchies are in! Menswear has a new line - Stretch Pant City!
Happy Halloween! : ) : )
These new pants are quite a different turn in menswear than the baggies falling down, and are even more shocking than the tightest skinny jeans. Only two more days to Love it or hate it! U decide.
I've stepped down from my soapbox to have a little seasonal holiday fun. Try it! Picnik photo has all sorts of fun effects to add to photos. It links to Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa - easily, too. While the page is loading, take time to read the cute little mentionings some lonely dead soul of web design took the time to enter in, like '...sharpening metal stakes'..., to get into the proper mood. Oh, and here it is - my new October look:
First London, then New York, and then Milan... Fall's Fashion Weeks showed the use of real fur in many collections. Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, and Burberry all had pieces of interest that turned heads, but also raised eyebrows - at least of the vegans and vegetarians in fashion. There are plenty of quality fake furs these days and a few years ago, that topic all seemed 'settled'. Most super models had spoken out against wearing fur and inhumane conditions of breeding, housing, and killing animals solely for their fur was deemed anti-social, and fake fur seemed 'in' (without an out) until futuristic fabrics came to take its place, I guess. So what happened?! The super models probably didn't change their minds, but there they were, wearing fur. And didn't the designers opt for fake fur, instead? Again, I ask, what happened? The clock was definitely turned back or something. Our social consciouses didn't just 'forget' about the anti-fur campaigns, the humane society ads; yet, this year was a definite set-back in gained freedoms and social awareness on animal rights issues.
Another 'missing' ingredient was the increase in organic cottons, hemp, and fabric made with post-recycled materials. I'm sure organic cotton was there, it always is, but as a 2010 statement? Na-uh! And wasn't that worldwide global warming conference just prior to the '09 fashion weeks? Cotton is the most heavily sprayed crop in the world. Fifty percent of the world's pesticide use goes to spraying cotton. Pesticides have no safe route of disposal, known. Pesticide residues can not be 'cleaned' out of water through water treatment plants, as of yet. So what gives? Certainly fashion designers and super models drink water - or have they gone alien instead of comply with eco-conscious insistings that industry change - and fast! Huh? Maybe I'm just stupid. Maybe I'm dumb. But... if I had the world at my fingertips God Dammit I'd CARE! Dumb. Yeah. Stupid. I know. But you have the cash and the car keys - WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?!
Lastly, is shearling like fur? Leather boots, shoes, jackets, purses, handbags are made from cows most likely gone to meat anyway. That just seems less wasteful. But what is shearling, exactly? Its not like the lamb was hurt, was it? Isn't the name - shearling - itself implying those cute Irish men with that electric shearing device at the county fair where everyone laughs when the lamb gets up, shakes, and runs around? Hope so. God I hope so. Cause I'm' not kidding about the words above and I just put some shearling into this year's style book. I believe its good. Let me know if I'm wrong.
P.S. - What's wrong with second hand fashion. It doesn't hurt anyone or anything on this planet (word!) and it keeps plenty of good use left items out of landfills that are already bulging. Rebuilding suppliers actually have antiques and vintage things for the home that are more often than not one of a kind. Fashion seconds are sometimes vintage finds, but newer items don't hurt. So keep out of becoming too snobby for your own planet, please. This one I have and its not going.
The faux furs, organic cotton & hemp, and all sorts of prettified burn-out accessories keep necks warm, not exposed to cold.
Results of the rivalry between mom's advice - "Always buy basics, they last longer!" - and "In with the new!" are tallied. The new spring looks - inspired by London, New York, and Milan Fashion Weeks - won by a landslide can be seen here at the-french-wife.
Did I make it sound like mommy was wrong? Mommy is never wrong with basics like these! Hot, hot, hot in classic fantastic dresses that last - like mommy said.<iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=thegrewif-20&o=1&p=26&l=ur1&category=endless&banner=0VR26J9KW2FFT2FKPG82&m=endless&f=ifr" width="468" height="60" scrolling="no" border="0" marginwidth="0" style="border:none;" frameborder="0"></iframe>
the choices available in organics found for the organic cotton campaign are enough to make this greedy wife scream 'Snatch this up!', but I'm posting an old favorite as I do my research determining what looks fall fashion will bring me to write about - and with a wish* - wear. The greedy wife has added the french wife to dish about her version of "ooh-la-la"!
Is your inner man a European-Speedo wearing guy outside a hostel somewhere in Brazil? Or is he the best date you've ever had? Sure! You know it, BABY! Take the quiz. My inner man just spilled on my dirty, * t-shirt, but I'll try to lick it off and finish the quiz for you uptight girls reading thegreedywife's blog.