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AC Mood Board: Ainu Aesthetics

The Ainu people are considered to be the indigenous population of Japan. The Ainu arrived in Japan around 14,000 years ago, which is 10,000 years before the Japanese. Today, there live only between 20,000 to 60,000 people who identify as Ainu. Most of them live on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Originally, the Ainu culture [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

How to Channel Elvis in Everyday Streetwear

In the world of Rock 'n' Roll, no name bears more significance than Elvis Presley. The undisputed King of the genre, has a legacy that is so strong, that it has turned him into a legendary figure in pop culture and one of the most well known music icons in the world, as Biography shares [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Celebrities, Culture, Fashion and Music|0 Comments

A Look Back at Fashion Ads from the 1950s

As any historian will tell you, the 1950s were a time when the conventional values of conservative, steady quotidian philosophy dominated. And, that is only normal, given that the world was recovering after the uncertainties and horrors of the Second World War. While there were fascinating artists that emerged during this time, the mainstream visual [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|1 Comment

21 Facts about Print Magazines

To celebrate the third issue of the InCompany by Attire Club magazine, we are taking a look at a list of fascinating facts about magazines. Magazines have represented a strong part of the fabric of society for a very long time. While their history is not an extended one timewise, their impact and influence on [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Culture, Fashion History, InCompany|0 Comments

AC Mood Board: 1930s Fashion in Queensland, Australia

The 1930s are, in our opinion, one of the most elegant decades of the 20th century. Men wore cool, double-breasted suits, accessorized with fedoras and quality watches, boys wore short shorts and tall socks and women wore dresses that gave them a special shape, floral patterns and elegant fur. Shoulder pads were also big in [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

AC Mood Board: Peking Opera

    Peking Opera or Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theater. This style of representation combines vocal performance, music, dance and acrobatics and features highly complex elements of costume and makeup.     History and characteristics The genre arose in the late 18th century and became developed and recognized in the mid-19th [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Culture|1 Comment

AC Mood Board: Royal, Military and Court Costumes from the Jacobean Era

King James I The Jacobean era refers to the time span between 1603 and 1625, when King James I ruled over both England and Scotland. The name James is the English derivate of the Hebrew Jacob - which is where the terms Jacobean comes from. The term Jacobean applies to everything from literature [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

Fashion from a Designer’s Point of View: 11 Quotes

Fashion designers are and have always been among the big tastemakers of the world. They can “sniff” what’s going on around them and offer their take on the state of the culture through their clothes and accessories. Some designers are focused on the artistic aspect of fashion, others on the practical aspect, while some make [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Celebrities, Fashion World|2 Comments

10 Fashion Photographers You Should Know

  Photographers are a very important part of the fashion world. They are the ones who create the dream images the fashion publications of the world and the brands we all know. We have put together a list of the most important fashion photographers of the moment and of the past, who have influenced the [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Celebrities, Fashion History|11 Comments

What is the Difference between Vintage and Second Hand?

The vintage trend has caught on pretty well in the last decade or so. Many men and women are searching for clothes that work like a time capsule to a different era to incorporate in their outfits.     Terms and conditions Chanel never goes out of style Vintage, retro and antique, all [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Culture, Shopping, Style|1 Comment

Whatever Happened to Originality in Fashion

What is Originality? There's an ongoing detabe on whether some of Lady Gaga's looks are original or just off Originality is a word that is being used so often, that we forget what it actually means. According to the dictionary, originality is “the quality of being new and different in a good and [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Fashion Editorials|3 Comments

Thoughts on “Qui Êtes-Vous, Polly Maggoo?” 50 Years After

“Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?”, originally titled “Qui Êtes-Vous, Polly Maggoo?” is 1966 French arthouse film directed by William Klein, that is a satire on the media and fashion world of the mid-60s in the Western world. The movie follows model Polly Maggoo (Dorothy MacGowan), who was considered the It-girl of her time, as she [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|Fashion History|0 Comments

What does Abercrombie’s Image Shift Mean?

The brand The New Abercrombie look US fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch has recently unveiled its first preview of their newest collection. Nothing we haven’t heard so far, a brand releasing a new collection, but the announcement did make news around the world, as Abercrombie has decided back a while ago to change [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Opinion And Commentary|2 Comments

Timeless and Trendy? A Look at Men’s 1990s Fashions.

Crazy, colorful, and grungy. When we think of the fashions of the 1990s, many people imagine this period as a time of strange trends such as fanny packs, one-open-shoulder overalls and bowling-inspired shirts that reflected this raging decade. And, while it is true that the aesthetic of the 1990s trends was very different than the [...]

By | October 11th, 2015|Fashion History, Fashion World|9 Comments

The Emmys Then and Now: A Menswear Comparison

The 67th edition of the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which honored the best in US prime time television, was held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The show, which was hosted by Andy Samberg was broadcast in the United States by Fox. The big winner of the evening established a new [...]

Why You Should (Not) Wear White after Labor Day?

One fashion dilemma that many people, both men and women have is whether they should stand by rule of “Not Wearing White after Labor Day”. Now that Labor Day is here, many people are likely to re-evaluate their wardrobes. However, to understand why a certain sartorial rule exists or not, one must understand its origins. [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Fashion History|2 Comments

Culture, History and Money: 32 Fashion Facts

The fashion world is a world that is full of interesting facts, firsts and cultural differences. Clothing has always had an important role in society and every culture has a different attitude towards clothes and fashion. Fashion is also one of the biggest industries in the world. Its cultural importance and economic impact make it [...]

By | May 31st, 2015|Culture|11 Comments

A List of Fascinating Fashion Firsts

The fashion world prides itself with always being innovative, ahead of the curve and overall with one foot in the future. In the end, this is only normal, given that fashion enthusiasts from all over the world who are always up-to-date with the latest fashion shows from Paris, New York and Milan are the first [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Fashion History|16 Comments

Men’s Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 Style Guide (B)

Saint Patrick who? Saint Patrick’s Day is the Irish national holiday, which has come to be celebrated throughout the world. The Irish culture, which was spread mostly with the help of Irish Pubs, which these days can be found in most major cities of the world, has captured the attention of so many, that the [...]

By | March 15th, 2015|Fashion Advice|0 Comments

Fashion Trends and Music (Part I)

Lady Gaga is one of today's biggest trendsetters in both the music and the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld once said that “fashion and music are the same, because music expresses its period too”. Have you ever wondered how music influences the way people dress? Did you realize how easy it is to [...]

By | February 9th, 2015|Fashion and Music|4 Comments

Thoughts on Beauty and Race

Beauty and race or ethnicity, are two components of daily life that are often discussed and linked, especially when it comes to the media and the fashion industry. The reason for this is because the fashion industry, which in the end, is all about beauty, and more specific human beauty and attractiveness seems to promote [...]

By | February 1st, 2015|Opinion And Commentary|9 Comments

Men and Their Beards

Back in the day, beards were very important to the men who wore them and to society as a whole. Otto the Great actually swore on his beard when he wanted to convince people he was serious, and in the Middle Ages, touching a man’s beard could be so offensive that it was reason enough [...]

By | October 22nd, 2014|Beard and Mustache, Culture, Fashion History|12 Comments

Trendy and Weird: A Collection of Strange Fashion Trends From the Past (I)

A fashion trend is a new design or styling manner that is accepted by a large population and is followed enthusiastically for a longer or shorter time span. Following a trend is a way of connecting to your peers and affirming your place within a group. Once the perception of the novelty is gone, a [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Fashion History|21 Comments