Fall Fashion: Trends for Men

While men’s clothing style rarely makes dramatic leaps into the unknown, they do make subtle changes each fashion season. This year alone, several big name retailers have come out with exciting new trends for fall. These include those made by Nautica, Ralph Lauren, and Ecko.

The Nautica Line:
Styles for men this fall at Nautica include a new but classic line of stripped, long-sleeve, button-down shirts in muted blues, greens, and maroons. Also hot this season are a number of raglan sleeve(the sleeves and shoulders are different colors than the body) shirts in various shades of blues, grays, and white.

When it comes to keeping warm, Nautica has men covered with argyle v-neck sweaters and cable knit crew cut versions. The Nautica men’s line also includes chic and soft cotton sport pullovers as well as fashionable two-button cotton blazers for those in need of a more formal look.

The Ralph Lauren Collection:
Ralph Lauren designs aim to please the upper crust, country club type, but the fashions are versatile enough to suit many types of style. New for the fall, the Ralph Lauren Polo line has a few shawl sweaters and cardigans, where the collar and neck line resemble the look of a wool scarf, serving a dual purpose of style and warmth.

The varsity university men’s look is also very “in” this year with logo-ed club cardigans, wool sports coats, and fitted half-zip pullovers. The Polo Ralph Lauren collection’s new argyle features much larger, bolder diamonds in a variety of yellows, greens, maroons, and blues. The Polo clothing collection also highlights a trendy new corduroy sport jacket in tan as well as a casual but cool leather bomber jacket in brown.

Another leather choice is the Norwich coat that provides tall, pointed, flared upright collars. The new shirts for the season include more tartans and ginghams offering more color choices with blue, red, green, pink, purple, and tan.

The Polo Ralph Lauren men’s pants this fall features a hemline that ends right above the top of the shoe backing. The most daring piece of the new collection is a pair of bright red, slim-fitting chino pants, but the same cut is available in three other more conservative colors.

Also hot are the new polo shirts in bold colors, some with large diagonal stripes and some with more traditional horizontal swipes. Chic ties for the fall include understated diagonal stripes patterns, dark solids, and pale paisley designs.

The Polo clothing line has also made some new strides in its shoe collection with a pair of men’s ankle-cut boots, leather buckle loafers, and suede and flannel sneakers.

Ecko:
Ecko clothing, designed by Marc Ecko, is a brand for trendy urbanites with a full line up of designer t-shirts, hoodies, and denim wear. This year Ecko denim pants feature a faded pattern from the crotch to the knees in several shades of dark blue and black. T-shirts and long-sleeve tees this fall are inked with tattoo-style drawings of pegagus horses, eagles, skulls, and war lords.

The Ecko button down clothing collection includes traditional stripes but also some shirts with spots, embroidered crests, and laser-cut patterns. The big Ecko buzz this year is the new line of Rutgers gear, inspired after the designer’s alma mater.

There are plenty of great new men’s fall fashions, even if the changes are at most incremental. Ralph Lauren, Ecko, and Nautica are just a few of the great brands offering a wide array of choices for the active man this year.

For the active male who likes to keep up with new fashion trends, The Uber Shop offers name brand products at 50% off retail. For greatbargains on discount men’s apparel, Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Polo, and Ecko, shop here www.theubershop.com .

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Fashion Shopping on a Budget

Many individuals like to spend money on clothing and shoes but have a limited budget. If you are forced to shop on a budget, there are several ways that you can get more for your money.

If you want to shop for fashion on a budget, make sure you find ways to cut down on your costs. Before going off to the mall or shopping on the internet, create a monthly budget of how much you can spend on clothing, taking into account your other monthly bills.

Decide how much money you want to spend on different kinds of clothes, including those for work, casual, or formal events. Also decide how much money you can spend on shoes. After you decide your budget, do not deviate from it. If you have left money over, don’t spend it impulsively.

Remember that designer brands are usually more expensive. Consider buying affordable labels at more downmarket stores. Invest in quality clothes, not designer clothes. Fashionistas recommend one good suit that fits well over expensive designer wear.

Quality clothes, made of good materials can last several seasons. Also, try to refrain from buying clothing that will be in one season and out another. Stick to the basics and find clothing that is versatile and timeless.

Keep an eye out for discount coupons and save them, especially those found on the internet or in the newspapers. Coupons can help you buy more for less. Also look out for sales, either at the mall or on the internet and take advantage of any sample sales in the area that offer you clothes at reduced rates.

If you’re not in a hurry, you can also find a lot of quality clothing for less, by waiting for end-of-season sales. Many major department stores mark clothes, shoes and designer handbags off toward the end of the season. Remember that the inventory goes fast and is usually sold out the day a sale starts, so get there early.

Remember to buy what you need and not what you want. Just because something is on sale does not mean that you need it in your closet. Make a list of all the clothing you may need and stick to your list. Avoid window shopping, so you are not tempted to go into the store and buy on impulse.

You could also choose to shop at thrift shops or consignment stores which get second hand clothing on a regular basis. Many of these clothes are vintage or were made decades ago which means you can guarantee they are high quality.

You can find some brand name clothing at these shops, which are less expensive and only require a wash. Or you might choose to shop at charities such as the Salvation Army or the Goodwill which also provide inexpensive clothing.

You need not starve yourself to buy quality clothes that look fashionable. The key to looking fashionable on a budget is to shop smart. Make sure you stick to your budget and avoid buying anything that you do not need. Stick to timeless clothes and basics, and you will be fashionable in any season.

Shop smart to get discount fashion clothes and designer brands at reduced rates. To buy Ralph Lauren for woman and other designer wear at cheap and discounted rates visit www.theubershop.com .

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Designer Shades

When it comes to fashion, designer sun shades are “hot!” Paris Hilton or the Olsen twins can be seen nearly anywhere in Hollywood, night or day, wearing the newest in designer shades. When they walk the red carpet and they’re asked, “What are you wearing?” they would lower their sunglasses down on their noses and peer over the edges and drop designer names like Vera Wang, Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Armani.

Your favorite clothing designer may also be the designer of the shades that you choose to accessorize your brand-name clothing. As an example, the smart Tommy dresser can add to the look of a Tommy Hilfiger clothing ensemble with Tommy Hilfiger sun shades. For casual wear, Kate Spade shades might do well. Carrera is famous for a sporty look. For a sensual mood, Valentino frames that have smooth round edges and Swarovsky crystals may just put you ( or whoever is taking a look at you ) in the mood.

Trendy, cool-looking name-brand or designer sun shades, if you can afford them, are a status symbol showing everybody that you’ve got the money ( or Visa card ) to buy them. so as to be trendy in sun shades, you don’t have to give up quality. Shades, not being just trendy accessories, are used to protect your eyes from damage caused by the sun’s UV ( ultra-violet ) rays.

The polarization of designer shades makes them fashionable in other areas of approach to life like golf, boating, biking, swimming, fishing and aircraft flying.

When the general public grab a couple of sun shades, they are only thinking about shading their eyes or looking cool. Sun shades in any shade, shape or size, by any name may be a “hot” style accessory for trend-setting stars, men, ladies and children, but the signification of shielding the eyes from damage far outweighs the significance of looking cool. next time you head out in the sunshine, be sure to grab your designer polarized sunglasses and give some thought to the indisputable fact that you and your shades are protecting your eyes and your eye sight. Seeing is cool.

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Designer Clothing Men and Women Love

Many of us love to wear designer clothing. There is a certain cache to wearing a designer brand. It shows that you have extra money to spend on nice things. It shows that you have good taste. That you know how to find excellent quality and understand the value of designer goods. Some people are so choosy about designer clothing that they only wear designer clothing; they would never consider wearing anything else.

There are some designers that are known for designing for men and others known for designing for women. However, there are some designers that do design for both. This is an ideal situation. If you are part of a couple, chances are you want to wear complimentary clothing.

When you are attending a special event or even something casual, you want to dress in clothing that makes you look attractive standing next to your husband or wife. People may joke a little about people being married starting to look alike, but many husbands and wives truly do love the same designer clothing. Discovering great clothing designers is a wonderful resource that you can both use for so many purposes.

Tommy Hilfiger is a well-known American designer that has created clothing for men, women and teens. His clothing always looks sporty but so stylish. Many Hip Hop musicians fell in love with Tommy Hilfiger’s fashions and they became even more popular. Hilfiger’s collection is ideal for the active man or woman that is involved in sports or everyday activities. Attractive, colorful and casual clothing that simply doesn’t look dressed down is what Tommy Hilfiger is known for.

Zara is a popular designer clothing brand that originates from Spain. Started by Amanico Ortega, who also owns the brands Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Oysho, Uterque, Stradivarius and Bershka. Zara has been a popular designer clothing brand for more than thirty years.

Zara has men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. They also have shoes. Zara is known for creating classic styles that have a very modern look. Both bright and neutral colors can be found with great confidence in the Zara collections. Their children’s clothing is quite charming.

Perry Ellis is another designer that also designs for men and women. His collection is more for men than for women. With both casual and dressy looks available for men: a man can easily go from the office to a tennis match or golf event and then out to dinner wearing Perry Ellis clothing. There are selections available for women as well. Ellis is known for somewhat “preppy” and classic looks in both bright and neutral colors. Though Ellis’ designs do not look old fashioned, they are very much with the times. These are ideal for professionals of many levels.

Ralph Lauren also designs for men, women and children. Lauren even has a home collection, ideal to create a beautiful home designed in the Ralph Lauren tradition. Ralph Lauren’s classic and also contemporary style is timeless with great taste. Each new collection offers great vibrant colors and attractive but subtle looking logos that show the distinctive Ralph Lauren brand. As many people that wear designer clothing are quite pleased to wear a logo or brand design that distinguishes that shirt or pair of pants from an everyday generic brand. Lauren’s popularity seems to grow year by year.

Designer clothing simply seems to look better, last longer and make us stand out from the crowd. Wearing designer clothing is not just a status symbol; it is a professional and personal necessity!

If you love designer clothing but don’t want to break the back for them check out Zara Clothing at Zara Online.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, E. Faye Williams & Evelyn Gibson Lowery Urge Women to Get Out the Vote

Atlanta, GA – A diverse group of women representing all walks of life, faiths, and ethnicities assembled recently at the Atlanta Civic Center for the “Women in Power Multicultural Forum,” a spirited get-out-the-vote rally featuring a mixture of local, state, and national speakers that discussed women as “Game Changers” and urged the audience to visit, call, text, or email at least 100 women to tell them to vote early or on November 2.

“Women make are the majority voters in Georgia; that’s power,” said Evelyn Gibson Lowery, chair of sclc/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now and co-convener of the forum. “It was important for us to bring together women of all cultures to talk about the influence women have at the polls and to encourage all women to actively participate in the political process.”

With Fox 5 News anchor, Lisa Rayam presiding, the upbeat event included women of all ages from children bearing get-out-the-vote signs they created to seniors distributing voter education materials. Dr. E Faye Williams, National Congress of Black Women, traveled from Washington, DC to discuss the ballot power of women nationally. The former counsel to the U.S. Congress, Williams said women are the majority voters and 2008 demonstrated the power women have at the polls.

“Women all over the world are powerful,” said Helen Kim Ho, Asian American Legal Advocacy Center. “We all care about fair opportunities in work or business. We all care about the economy. We all care about education. We care about public safety. And, right now we have some civil rights and human rights issues going on that make this election so important for many reasons. We need you to go out to vote and take everyone you know along with you,” she added.

Honorable Shirley Franklin pointed out that the significance of this election can not be underestimated. “Some people are doing okay but most folks are having a hard time. We cannot ignore the fact that government policy makes a difference in the lives of everyone from the cradle to the grave,” Franklin added.

“The speakers exemplified the power of women,” said Rita Jackson Samuels, of the Georgia Coalition of Black Women and co-convener of the forum. “We had Mayor Dixon of Riverdale, Dr. Violet Johnson of Agnes Scott College, Monica Maldonado from the Latino Community, Krista Brewer from Georgia Women’s Actions for New Directions, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and several college students were in attendance.”

Lauren Yvettte Williams, Clark Atlanta University, Shenaika Davis, Agnes Scott College and Emma Harger, Georgia State University talked about the impact the collegiate vote had on the 2008 election and discussed what they are doing on their campuses to get-out-the-vote in 2010.

Three North Atlanta High School students, “The Trio,” Miss Georgia 2008, Chasity Hardman, and Rene Crutcher, provided the music during the event. Those who were not old enough to vote were urged to make sure to tell their family, neighbors and teachers to vote.

After a moving soliloquy, actress/singer/activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph gave the audience their marching orders. “Don’t let this moment be the end of it” Ralph said. “You must get involved. You must get informed. You must get educated. You must take action. Vote and make sure everyone you know votes.”

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