Everyone who identifies themselves as stylish or a fashion enthusiast, should know certain key fashion terms to hold their own in any conversation. Here are five fashion terms to know:
They are just like ankle boots but much looser at the ankle and they feature a crepe sole. Customarily made from suede or calfskin, the chukka boot has also been found in adaptations from dressier black leather to exotic crocodile skin.
For proper etiquette, the term 'dinner jacket' is regarded higher than 'tuxedo', although the terms are often interchanged by the uninformed. They are defined by the satin facings on the lapels replicated on the outer seams of the dinner suit trousers.
A suit or blazer jacket which bears wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons. More often than not, the first column is for ornamentation, the second is for fastening the jacket. The hidden buttons are called jiggers.
The fastening method is understood using a number-on-number terminology. The first number is the total number of front buttons; the second is the number of fastening buttons below the lapels. Popular double-breasted variations are 6-on-2 and 6-on-1.
Dress codes are reassuringly stressless. The guarantee that if you follow what is stipulated on the invitation, you're certain not to offend eyes is encouraging, even if a little straitlaced. It's important to get it right; and it's imperative to get it right first time.
This comprises of an exaggerated low rise applied to jeans to change the silhouette of a look. Arguably a by-product of designers looking to focus on a relaxed hang to contrast against the popular skinny fits. Best worn on a young frame, only.
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