Journey of a Jacket and its Fit
By : Vandana Narang & Dr. Noopur Anand
“No industry is more fickle than fashion. Apparel manufacturers spend millions every year trying to anticipate the next big craze, which is ironic when you consider that our fundamental demands of clothing have changed little over the course of four hundred millennia. Whether we’re wearing a grass skirt or $500 blue jeans, we like a bit of protection from the elements, a feeling of warmth and security, and to make an impression” in words of Patrick Tucker as stated in Smart Fashion. Clothes that we wear reflect our personalities, our character and help to make our image.
Man felt a need for garments from prehistoric times. Initially garments were used as a protection from climatic changes, as an adornment and for modesty. History is a witness to the fact that civilizations across the world have been wearing draped garment rather than cut and stitched, be it Roman togas or Indian Sari. Initially, garments were made from bark of trees, skins of animals and much later in fabric.
As the population size increased and man started staking territories, the role of armies developed as a consequence of this. Man needed a set of uniforms to identify the group formed as an army and as a result of the war, need of protective clothing from weapons also arose. The Armours made of steel plates were the first kind of uniforms which developed as a result of this, which were functional and provided necessary protection.
The Armours were made of a number of steel plates that were structured around the body in a manner so as to provide for a better movement, hence, a more functional outfit. This was the start of manufacturing industry as highly skilled personnel were required to make these Armours and this led to the start of pattern making. Armours are considered as a foundation for jackets, men wore jackets to look regal, and it immediately provided them with a stature. Initially jackets were structured like Armour; a traditional jacket had enough support to make it stand on its own when kept on a table. With passage of time they have become lighter and malleable
In the modern era the three piece suit has been the standard bearer for masculine western dress. Most dress historians attribute the rise of modern suit to 1820′s when pantaloons, vests and coats had become recognizable assembly – a suit- embodying a male aesthetic of dynamism and self control. Good fit has conventionally been the prerogative of upper classes and depended upon the skills of the bespoke tailors i.e. ‘spoken for’. The three piece suit today is an accepted standard formal menswear, generally almost all business men wear suits to work every day.
The traditional three piece suit for men includes a trouser, paired with a jacket/ coat and a shirt. Jacket is a very important piece of garment as it makes the first impression regarding the person wearing it and how they present themselves. For centuries design details and workmanship of men’s tailoring have been borrowed by women’s-wear. Contemporary designers are employing tailoring techniques which are increasingly using latest hi-technology that eliminates the need of hand stitching which was once and essential element of a well made Savile Row jacket.
My selected youtube clip for this week features ‘Voice in a Million.’
Voice in a million was founded in 2009 by husband and wife, Robert and Jo Garofalo.
In 2003 the couple had decided to start a family, however due to circumstances, they decided to embark on the route of adoption.
By January 2006, (3 years later) they were still in the adoption system, having gone through a number of setbacks and endless red-tape in the UK, they decided to consider adopting from another country. By chance in February 2006, they were in Tangiers, Morocco; and were invited to visit a small orphanage….it was here that they met a 4 month old boy…a moment that was to change their lives forever.
Almost a year later, with Jo practically having lived in Morocco for most of that time, they finally brought their son home to the UK; and almost a year after that he was officially adopted.Jo and Robert had been in the UK adoption system for more than four years.
A few months after they brought Samuel home, Robert was producing a televised concert with his friend, Rick Wakeman. During the performance, Rick unexpectedly decided to play a piece he had written; and dedicated it to Samuel. This gave Robert the nucleus of an idea to create a musical show that was themed to tell the story of other children less fortunate, the ones that hadn’t found homes.
In 2007, Jo now a full-time mother, decided that she wanted to start teaching youngsters; and formed a small part time musical academy for children, based out of the couple’s film and TV studio in Shepperton Studios.
In 2009, whilst discussing a potential show date for one of the company’s artists at the O2 Arena, it became clear that due to the unfortunate demise of Michael Jackson, the arena had 50 dates to fill. Whilst the artist in discussion couldn’t commit to one of those dates, the couple decided that this would be the ideal opportunity to create a show for children based on their original idea, with children taking part. The idea to create a show, which would highlight the plight or children in care around the world; and the issues and problems facing prospective adopters, had been in development for some time; and this seemed like the ideal time to launch it. Within a couple of weeks, Voice in a Million was launched. Five months later, in January 2010, 5,000 children appeared at the O2 Arena in the first ever Voice in a Million Concert.
Since then, there have been arena shows every year and the choir have also released their first studio album called SMILE. In 2010, members of the choir appeared on stage with the legendary supergroup Foreigner, in front of a crowd of 40,000, at the High Voltage Festival in London. 40 members of the choir took part, having been selected by the band, after they had seen 5,500 members of the choir perform their hit song at the O2 Arena, ‘I Wanna Know What Love is’.
Preferable Gadgets for Travelling
If you’re a customary traveler or just appreciate the infrequent outdoors excursion, there’s continually something about going endlessly that reasons stretch or something to that affect. Nowadays there are numerous convenient contraptions and thingamabobs that can help take the fret of voyaging – Shiny shack’s Anna Clare recommends a determination of venture out devices to help you have an upbeat occasion.
There are such a large number of things about voyaging that can cause stress, that now and then we ask why we trouble going out whatsoever.
For one thing, there’s the pressing. Pushing about whether there’s room in your suitcase for everything you require on your trek might be a genuine migraine – and in the event that you head over your gear weight limit, you’ll either need to pay the air transport an excess baggage expense, or desert a couple of things.
In any case we say: Stress not! There are some astounding travel devices and extras that can fundamentally decrease the anxiety of going on a trek, and we’ve chosen a couple of our favorites that can help you have a more blissful occasion.
Follow Me Luggage Tag
One of the things unavoidably set to ruin your occasion is losing your baggage. Using your whole excursion wearing simply the apparel you landed in is tormenting enough, yet knowing you’ll never see your valuable suitcase substance again is profoundly troubling.
In the event that your gear goes off to some faraway place, a straightforward sweep of the Trace Me Luggage Tag will distinguish it as your property. Enrolling your Trace Me Luggage Tag is snappy and simple to do on the web, and there are no repeating expenses or membership charges.
Travel Charger Adaptor
Assuming that you depend on versatile telephones and different contraptions to stay in touch while voyaging, the Travel Charger Adaptor is presumably the most helpful travel contraption you will ever claim.
The Travel Charger Adaptor joins together connectors suitable for utilization all around Europe, North America, Africa, Australasia and the Far East, and also emphasizing a convenient USB power attachment for charging Mp3 players and different devices that you would ordinarily charge through your Pc.
Advanced Portable Luggage Scale
Air transport gear weight points of confinement could be extremely befuddling – they contrast starting with one aerial shuttle then onto the next, and when you handle your packs in at the airfield there’s dependably that small amount of annoying stress that you’ve surpassed the cutoff and will desert something or pay an abundance stuff charge.
With the Digital Portable Luggage Scale, you’ll never have this stress again. This helpful travel contraption can handle up to 50kg – before you leave home, basically connect it to your case, sit tight for the beep, and read the weight. In the event that you’re over your stuff weight limit you can evacuate a couple of things and abandon them at home, or pack them into your hand gear rather.
The Digital Portable Luggage Scale can then be conveyed in your grasp gear with the goal that you can check your pack weight again on the way home – which is extremely convenient assuming that you’ve loaded up on gifts and obligation free products throughout your occasion.
Outdoors and exploring occasions are loads of fun; however without an auto to convey all the supplies in, you have to be very strict about what goes in your gear. Bottled toiletries could be substantial; even travel-measured flasks, assuming that you convey enough of them will weigh you down and make strolling uncomfortable.
The best answer for this issue that we’ve seen is a phenomenal extends of paper toiletries that are perfect for voyaging light. The reach incorporates paper cleanser, paper shaving froth and paper hostile to bacterial cleanser – essentially evacuate a sheet from the modest, lightweight pack, include water, and foam up.
Paper toiletries are additionally perfect for convey in your grasp gear on flights; they’re not fluid, so they won’t break any no-fluid regulations when you experience security checks at the hangar.
Compact Solar Charger
The Portable Solar Charger is an alternate travel contraption that is perfect for outdoors outings, when access to a power supply could be confined.
The Portable Solar Charger holds a Li-Ion electric cell which is charged by the sun throughout the day. When charged, the Portable Solar Charger can accuse your cellular telephone of enough power to talk for two hours, or load your Mp3 player with force proportional to six hours of listening time. Travelling across foreign countries might need theoretical experience about that particular country. For example, if you’re travelling to USA you might need an ESTA approval to enter in to that particular country.
I just love this design for its elegance, simplicity and the colour which is so perfect for the fall.
I have always thought that it is far more difficult to produce a design which looks effortless.
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