It is our goal to be more than the world's largest tie retailer. That's why offer detailed shirt and tie matching tips, teach men to tie a tie, and we also hire fashion experts to educate our customers and readers on the latest trends on our blog.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2011
Ties-Necktie.com, the popular online retailer that offers men over 2,000 quality neckties, today announced the launch of its Encyclopedia of Men’s Fashion, an A-Z guide of everything men need to know about style. Defining everything from fabrics and textiles to accessories to weaving techniques, the Encyclopedia of Fashion is designed to educate the fashion-illiterate man.
A man need only consult the Encyclopedia of Fashion to find out that an “ascot” is a type of formal neckwear for men that originated in Britain during the late 19th century. “Bespoke” is a garment that was custom made for a specific client. A “cummerbund” is a black tie accessory worn around the waist. A “dimple” refers to the crevice at the top of the necktie knot. And “felt” is a type of cloth created by pressing fibers together.
The Encyclopedia of Fashion also includes entries for fashion designers from around the world, explaining a label’s history, specialty and trademark prints and patterns. It is chock-full of interesting trivia for the beginner fashionista. Readers learn that Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy and started his label in 1974; the Lacoste fashion house was founded by French tennis star Rene Lacoste in 1933; British fashion designer Paul Smith has no formal training in design; Karl Lagerfeld’s middle name is Otto; Hermes was initially a workshop specializing in harnesses for carriages; and Japanese designer Takada Kenzo started his label without any financial support from his family.
An excellent reference tool for region-specific fashion trends, the Encyclopedia of Fashion chronicles the use of clothing and accessories in different cultures. For instance, an Academic Scarf is a woolen scarf worn to display school pride in the British school system. The Guernsey Sweater, worn by Scottish fishermen, was created on the English Channel island of Guernsey some time in the mid to late 15th century. The Jutti is a traditional style of shoe first created in the Northwest Indian state of Punjab. Lederhosen were originally primarily worn by Bavaria, Germany’s outdoor laborers and eventually fell out of fashion by being associated with the working class. The Nehru jacket, which became popular in India in the 1940s, came into vogue in western countries when The Beatles started wearing them.
Ties-Necktie.com's founder Hendrik Pohl says that "It is our goal to be more than the world's largest tie retailer. That's why offer detailed shirt and tie matching tips, teach men how to tie a tie, and we also hire fashion experts to educate our customers and readers on the latest trends on our Mens Fashon Blog." The Fashion Encyclopedia is Ties-Necktie's latest addition and Pohl plans on opening up the Encyclopedia to allow readers to comment, share, and even to contribute.
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