Monday, December 19, 2011

Wearing Our Hearts On Our Sleeves

For many, fashion is a form of expression and a chance to display your personality. Sometimes this can be restricted, either from having to wear uniform or following dress codes. However, how you dress outside these situations is always a great opportunity for you to express who you really are.

Throughout the years there have been several social movements that have all affected the way people dress. Peoples' fashion can help form an identity and show what your beliefs are, this is still being used today in a variety of ways.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Silk Knot Cufflinks - A History of Style

The Silk Knot Cufflink, also known as Turk's Head cufflinks have been around since the early years of the 20th century and their invention is credited to the Paris shirt maker Charvet, of whom more later.

The Silk Knot Cufflink is based on the Turk's head knot, a decorative knot that would have been familiar with sailors in the days of sailing ships. Boy Scout Leaders ancient and modern will also be familiar with the knot as on completion of their training course they are awarded the Wood Badge and allowed to use a woggle made using the Turk's head knot. The woggle, also known as the Gilwell woggle is not worn by other scouts.