Olympic Tees & Caps by Country

Now that the London 2012 Summer Olympic games are officially underway, it is a great time to show your support for your national team. Both the London 2012 Shop and British department store chain John Lewis (for those not from the UK, John Lewis is the British equivalent of Macys … Continue reading

Amazon’s push into the designer market

Last week, Amazon was the corporate co-sponsor of the black tie Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The move is a continued indication that Amazon views the designer fashion market as one it wants to conquer to add to its growth. After only … Continue reading

Who Owns Who in the Fashion Industry?

Yesterday's announcement that the Wolverine corporation (owner of brands such as CAT Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Merrell and Sebago) is purchasing the Collective Brands corporation (owner of the Payless Shoe Source store chain and  footwear brands Striderite, Keds, Sperry Topsider and Saucony), provides the perfect backdrop for this article.  … Continue reading

Do you have your orange outfit for Queens Day?

Queens Day in the Netherlands is a meer few days off. It is the most celebrated national holiday of the year. It is also the biggest day of the year for the color orange, the Dutch national color. When living in the Netherlands, orange becomes synonymous with all things Dutch. … Continue reading

SP 2012 Men’s Shoe Trend: Brogues

One of the common threads across the Spring 2012 men's runway shows was the abundance of perfing detail in footwear, known as brogueing. While most people associate brogues specifically with the traditional wingtip shoe, the assortment available for Spring 2012 is far from boring. Nor is it limited to just wingtips. … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Trends: Floral Dresses

Whether you are a fan of the Flower Power days of the early 70's or not, one of the most prominent fashion trends in dresses for Spring 2012 is floral prints. You'll find rose, tulip, orchid and many other varietal prints incorporated into this season's jumpers, shifts, cocktail and maxi … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Men’s Shoe Trends: Driving Mocs

It's hard to believe that it has been almost ten years since the driving moc category really took off in the men's footwear market. While this type of shoe has been around for decades, it never had mass appeal prior to the early 2000's. The biggest reason for this? Its … Continue reading

Favorite Formal Wear & Special Occasion Dressing: Rent or Buy?

Online shopping has added new factors that should be considered when deciding what to wear to an upcoming special event. Most guys will never consider buying a tuxedo during their lifetime. Most women won't think about the possibility of renting a special occasion gown. Why is that and does it … Continue reading

Online Shopping & Virtual Malls

It is hard to remember what it was like before the internet became such an integral part of our lives, isn't it? The same goes for online shopping. Whenever there is a major technological advance or breakthrough, there are usually many more naysayers about the potential of how big or … Continue reading