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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Why Italian Shoes Really Are The Best Quality

Most of us consider shoes made or styled in Italy as the ultimate in fashion. When we say Italian shoes it conjures a picture of good craftsmanship, style and quality. Italian designers are the most acclaimed footwear designers in the world. The Italian designers perfectly understand the anatomy of the leg and foot so they make shoes look their best.

Italian footwear is available in several varieties such as full length boots, slip-ons, mid-calf boots, sandals, loafers and wedges. When selecting Italian shoes, care should be taken to avoid the tasteless, shiny and creaky shoes which many merchants try to pass on as finest Italian shoes.

The Italians are still using the traditional methods of shoemaking and tanning which indicates that good materials are used for the lining and uppers which are hand sewn. Even though such hand crafted shoes should cost higher than the shoes produced on a large scale using machinery, due to the severe competition from Far Eastern shoe makers who also offer hand crafted shoes, the Italians are forced to offer good quality shoes at cheaper prices without compromising on quality.

There are different styles of men’s Italian shoes such as handmade black leather Oxford shoes, black Italian Oxford dress shoes, men’s dark brown leather Oxford shoes, men’s dark brown lace-up shoes and brown calf leather Oxford shoes. The prices of these shoes range from the low $330 to the high $560.

Brunori men’s black Italian ankle strap boots are classic boots with elastic gore insets. These black coloured shoes are made from genuine leather and boast style, quality and fine craftsmanship. When ordering these shoes, care must be taken to select the correct size since the sizes run large. Select a size smaller than your regular size for a good fitting. These shoes are priced around $480

For casual wear but without foregoing the daytime classic style, try the handmade Pakerson Today which are available in beige and tan

For exclusive hand made shoes you can try Forzieri brown cap toe dress shoes. These shoes combine the excellent traditional craftsmanship with some new original designs. They are most suitable for business meetings or for occasions which need a stylish appearance. They are priced around $500.

For women, there are soft Italian leather boots with a luxurious feel, side button and short zip available for only $150. These ladies Italian shoes are available in three colours namely, tobacco, brown and black.

The Quai D’Orsay pump shoes in black patent leather enhances its dramatic flair and are meant for sophisticated and chic women. The price range is around $160.

Nature Breeze Cambridge-03 Lace-up Oxford Jazz Shoes

Nature Breeze Cambridge-03 Lace-up Oxford Jazz Shoes

These lace-up oxfords look very similar to jazz dance shoes. They are really comfortable and give a classic, but still very fashionable, look to any outfit you wear. Currently the most trendiest style right now….

Dolce Vita Women’s Price Oxford

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Designer Shoes – Important Fashion Accessories

Fashion accessories can transform any outfit into an eye-catching work of art. Not only does looking good make you stand out in a crowd, it makes you feel good. Fashion accessories help to enhance any outfit, even giving basics a flare and edge. Designer shoes are perfect accessory to make that statement. Transform any blahzay outfit with a fabulous pair of shoes.

Designer shoes are always unique. You can feel the craftsmanship and quality that goes into each pair. They come in various forms, boots, flats, heels, pumps, sandals, wedges, oxfords and so forth. There are various designer shoes available in the market such as Dolce Vita shoes, Pour la Victoire shoes, Modern Vintage shoes, House of Harlow shoes and many more.

Dolce Vita shoes are popular designer shoes known for their savvy designs and killer price point. These stylish shoes are available in boots, pumps, heels, wedges, and oxfords. The shoes are composed quality leather. They are a great addition to any outfit and offer a wide variety varied suitable for all styles.

The popular House of Harlow shoes are designed by famous celebrity designer Nicole Richie and Mouawad. The brand is named after Nicole and Joel Madden’s daughter ‘Harlow’. The collection includes black velvet stretch ballet flats, black lace up stretch oxfords, breaded leather back jean boots, ankle boots and many more.

Modern Vintage shoes have great selections for women who want a more rugged yet fashionable appeal. They are available in various designs and fabrics. One can find a fantastic selection of boots suck as black leather lace up boots, tall black buckle boots with pointed toes, weathered pin dot leather oxfords, rouched wedges and more in this collection.

Pour La Victoire shoes are famous designer brand footwear you’ll see in almost every fashion magazine. They are well known for their sandals and pumps. One can select from black snakeskin leather pumps, laser cut leather sandals, and ruffled leather sandals. This designer brand is made in Brazil but is available locally and on online stores.

L.A.M.B. shoes are known for their sex appeal and unique design aesthetic. And they couldn’t be more reflective of their designer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. Gwen’s collection L.A.M.B. (Love, Angel, Music, Baby) is constantly growing and evolving. These shoes are definitely sure to turn heads. They will take any outfit from school teacher to bombshell.

These accessories can be purchased either from retail outlets or from online stores. Using online stores can be a great option as women can explore the entire catalog through clicks, can easily compare various designs and choose to view shoes by their favorite designer.

Dolce Vita Women's Price Oxford

Dolce Vita Women’s Price Oxford


Add a modern classic to your everyday look in the stylish Price oxford from dolce vita. Leather upper in casual oxford style with round toeLace-up designLeather sole with 1 inch heel…

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Friday, March 4th, 2011

Women Oxfords Shoes

Oxfords are not really a new name in shoes industry in fact they are in the market for quite a decade now. Most oxford shoes for women are made of leather, close shoes and come in a stylish lace. The heels are made with a classic design, so classy and almost all women desire to have shoes called oxfords.

These shoes generally appeared in Ireland then in Scotland and were adopted in London. The most typical design of oxford shoes for women are the lace flaps and that it makes them attractive. One store I know that offers the best and elegant oxfords is DinoDirect. I have come across this site which caters almost all kinds of shoes particularly oxfords. Shoes there are made with advanced safety plus a unique look that you will surely love.

The laces for oxfords provide an added support and comfy. In the earlier times of oxfords shoes way back in Ireland where its first appearance happened, the shoes are only made for man, but as generation demands for more stylish shoes oxfords now serve women also.

Over the years these shoes are made with different variations though the lace thing is always there because it can never be called oxfords without the lace. The oxford shoes for women are called saddle shoes. This was very popular style in women and for children schools shoes. The first saddle shoe ever created was white color in black stripe. Because of its darker shade shoe colors, oxfords are more suitable for business shoes rather than casual wear shoes.

Oxfords are really made in quality because of it’s rubberize sole and leather body. These kinds of shoes are also suitable as school shoes. Oxford shoes for women come in various designs like you can find a comfortable flats design and high heels shoes. The lace makes these shoes very feminine. For those who want to look like a pretty young lady, this is one good shoe to wear at.

I am a woman and as a woman I understand that we all like to look fashionable and pretty in the dress we wear and in the shoes we wear. Oxfords are fashionable shoes. Unlike before where you can only get oxfords in classic colors of black and white today there are many colors available, from classic colors to bright color oxford shoes.

For women who love sports, you can try oxford sports shoes. The shoes are very comfortable because of its soft sole and come in quality too because of its leather body. The sole is not only soft but they resist on slippery roads and floors.

Being fashionable doesn’t have to wear overly decorated shoes, but wearing them simple is not only fashionable but elegant also. You can find sneakers, heeled shoes, sports shoes, flats and other kinds of oxfords style shoes.

Oxfords shoes are versatile in nature because of its style. You can wear them in any occasion and the best part is that, there are oxford hiking shoes available for women also.

Drew Women's Bounce II Oxford Shoes

Drew Women’s Bounce II Oxford Shoes

Give troubled feet a customizable fit in the Drew Women’s Bounce II Oxford Shoe. The second generation of one of the most popular therapeutic shoes for women, the Bounce II incorporates two removable insoles that accommodate added or double depth or a personal orthotic. Extra comfort comes from a soft, foam-padded collar that protects sensitive areas, and a tempered steel shank that delivers enhan…

Drew Shoes Men's Arlington Oxford

Drew Shoes Men’s Arlington Oxford


Drew Men’s Arlington Oxfords – a favorite for men who want both style and therapeutic comfort This casual oxford looks great… and feels even better! Two removable insoles give you three ways to customize your fit-use both for added depth, remove one for double added depth, or remove both and use your own orthotics. The soft leather upper, with stitch detailing, laces up with ease……..

Oasis Women's Alana Lace-Up Oxford Shoes

Oasis Women’s Alana Lace-Up Oxford Shoes

Cradle your feet in a soft, roomy fit with the Oasis Women’s Alana Lace-Up Oxford Shoe. Its removable EVA footbed and spacers provide added depth options and can accommodate personal orthotics, and a slip-resistant Oasis Grip rubber outsole absorbs shock for softer steps. A supportive nylon shank delivers extra comfort and stability, and a reinforced toe protects toes without creating a bulky look…

Pleaser Women's Seduce-460 Oxford Pump

Pleaser Women’s Seduce-460 Oxford Pump


Knee-High Lace-Up Patent Boot With Full Inner Side Zipper And 6 3/4 Inch Heel…

Black Mens Shoe Red Flame Crocodile Print Lace Up

Black Mens Shoe Red Flame Crocodile Print Lace Up


Merrell Women's Mimosa Lace

Merrell Women’s Mimosa Lace


This casual lace-up shoes support you through all the activities your outdoor lifestyle inspires. Feet stay dry with an anti-odorized breathable mesh lining, and the midsole‘s durable, molded footframes are specially designed to cushion a women‘s stride. Sticky rubber helps you stay “soles down” as you navigate the day‘s terrain….

Merrell Women's Avian Light Ventilator

Merrell Women’s Avian Light Ventilator


As if lightweight weren‘t enough, our Avian Light Ventilator hiking shoe adds mesh panels for climate control to its agile trail performance platform – simultaneously helping you fly over terrain and keep your cool….

Ryka Women's Downbeat Athletic

Ryka Women’s Downbeat Athletic

• Fashion meets function with the Downbeat from Ryka • Synthetic upper with open air mesh and high density foam for breathability and comfort • Lace closure with adjustable hook-and-loop strap for a secure fit • IHG (Infused Heel Guidance) provides extra lateral stability, secures the heel and guides foot strike alignment • Diamond shaped rubber outsole provides traction…

BCBGeneration Women's Pascoe Bootie

BCBGeneration Women’s Pascoe Bootie


• This traditional oxford exudes a feminine edge • Leather upper with stitching detail • Tie closure • Manmade lining • Manmade sole • Lightly padded footbed • 4-1/2″ heel height with 1-1/4″ platform …

AK Anne Klein Women's Steiner Pump

AK Anne Klein Women’s Steiner Pump


• Add a touch of vintage style with the Steiner shootie from AK Anne Klein • Suede leather upper with stud detail on heel • Adjustable tie closure • Manmade lining • Rubber sole • Lightly padded footbed • 3″ stacked heel height …

Restricted Women’s Poodle Flat

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Han Chinese clothing


A Tang Dynasty portrait of Confucius (by Wu Daozi) showing him in Hanfu of the Spring and Autumn Period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.

12th century Chinese painting of The Night Revels of Han Xizai () showing musicians dressed in Hanfu

Hanfu has a history of more than three millennia, and is said to have been worn by the legendary Yellow Emperor. From the beginning of its history, Hanfu (especially in elite circles) was inseparable from silk, supposedly discovered by the Yellow Emperor consort, Leizu. The first solidly historical dynasty known of in China, the Shang Dynasty (c.1600 BC-1000 BC), developed the rudiments of Hanfu; it consisted of a yi, a narrow-cuffed, knee-length tunic tied with a sash, and a narrow, ankle-length skirt, called shang, worn with a bixi, a length of fabric that reached the knees. Vivid primary colors and green were used, due to the degree of technology at the time.

The dynasty to follow the Shang, the Western Zhou Dynasty, established a strict hierarchical society that used clothing as a status meridian, and inevitably, the height of one rank influenced the ornateness of a costume. Such markers included the length of a skirt, the wideness of a sleeve and the degree of ornamentation. In addition to these class-oriented developments, the Hanfu became looser, with the introduction of wide sleeves and jade decorations hung from the sash which served to keep the yoi closed. The yi was essentially wrapped over, in a style known as jiaoling youren, or wrapping the right side over before the left, because of the initially greater challenge to the right-handed wearer (the Chinese discouraged left-handedness like many other historical cultures, considering it unnatural and unfortunate).

In the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, the “deep robe” (shenyi) appeared a combination of tunic and skirt. The upper and lower halves were cut separately but sewn as a single unit. An additional change was the shaping of the left side of the costume into a corner, fastened on the chest. Perhaps because of Confucian influence, disapproving of a hierarchical society in favour of social mobility based on personal merit, the shenyi was swiftly adopted. There still existed an elite however, and they monopolised the more ornate fabrics and grandiose details.

Standard Style


The style of Han Chinese clothing can be summarized as containing garment elements that are arranged in distinctive and sometime specific ways. This may be different from the traditional garment of other ethnic groups in China, most notably the Manchurian-influenced Chinese clothes, the qipao, which is popularly assumed to be the solely recognizable style of “traditional” Chinese garb. A comparison of the two styles can be seen as follows:




Upper Garment

Consist of “yi” (), which have loose lapels and are open

Consist of “pao” (), which have secured lapels around the neck and no front openings

Lower Garment

Consist of skirts called “chang/shang” (pronounced ch-a-ng) (pronounced sh-a-ng) ()

Consist of pants or trousers called “ku” ( pronounced k-oo)()


Generally, diagonally crossing each other, with the left crossing over the right

Parallel vertical collars with parallel diagonal lapels, which overlap


Long and loose

Narrow and tight


Sparingly used and concealed inside the garment

Numerous and prominently displayed


Belts and sashes are used to close, secure, and fit the garments around the waist

Flat ornate buttoning systems are typically used to secure the collar and fit the garment around the neck and upper torso

Shenyi () a type of Han Chinese clothing commonly worn from the pre-Shang periods to the Han Dynasty. This form is known as the quju () and worn primarily by women.

A complete Hanfu garment is assembled from several pieces of clothing into an attire:

Yi (): Any open cross-collar garment, and worn by both sexes

Pao (): Any closed full-body garment, worn only by men in Hanfu

Ru (): Open cross-collar shirt

Shan (): Open cross-collar shirt or jacket that is worn over the yi

Qun () or shang (): Skirt for women and men, respectively

Ku (): Trousers or pants

People are also able to accessorize with tassels and jade pendants or various ornaments hung from the belt or sash, known as pei ().

Hats and headwear

On top of the garments, hats (for men) or hairpieces (for women) may be worn. One can often tell the profession or social rank of someone by what they wear on their heads. The typical male hat or cap is called a jin () for commoners and guan () for the privileged. Officials and academics have a separate set of hats for them, typically the putou (), the wushamao (), the si-fang pingding jin (; or simply, fangjin: ) and the Zhuangzi jin (). A typical hairpiece for women is a ji () but there are more elaborate hairpieces.

Traditionally, Chinese men wear their hats indoors as well as outdoors unlike their Western counterparts. This is mainly because most hats are too impractical to take off and carry around.


Another type of Han Chinese Shenyi () commonly worn from the pre-Shang periods to the Han Dynasty. This form is known as the zhiju () and worn primarily by men

Han-Chinese clothing had changed and evolved with the fashion of the days since its commonly assumed beginnings in the Shang dynasty. Many of the earlier designs are more gender-neutral and simple in cuttings. Later garments incorporate multiple pieces with men commonly wearing pants and women commonly wearing skirts. Clothing for women usually accentuates the body’s natural curves through wrapping of upper garment lapels or binding with sashes at the waist.

Each dynasty has their own styles of Hanfu as they evolved and only few styles are ‘fossilized’.

Informal wear

Types include tops (yi) and bottoms (divided further into pants and skirts for both genders, with different terminologies qun for females and shang for males), and one-piece robes that wrap around the body once or several times (shenyi).

Shenyi (): a long full body garment

Quju (): diagonal body wrapping

Zhiju (): straight lapels

Zhongyi () or zhongdan (): inner garments, mostly white cotton or silk

Shanqun (): a short coat with a long skirt

Ruqun (): a top garment with a separate lower garment or skirt

Kuzhe (): a short coat with trousers

Zhiduo/zhishen (/): a Ming Dynasty style robe, similar to a zhiju shenyi but with vents at the side and ‘stitched sleeves’ (i.e. the sleeve cuff is closed save a small opening for the hand to go through)

Two traditional forms of ruqun (), a type of Han Chinese clothing worn by women. Cuffs and sleeves on the upper garment may be tighter or looser depending on style. A short skirt or weighted braid (with weight provided by a jade or gold pendant) is sometimes worn to improve aesthetics or comfort of the basic ruqun.

A typical set of Hanfu can consist of two or three layers. The first layer of clothing is mostly the zhongyi () which is typically the inner garment much like a Western T-shirt and pants. The next layer is the main layer of clothing which is mostly closed at the front. There can be an optional third layer which is often an overcoat called a zhaoshan which is open at the front. More complicated sets of Hanfu can have many more layers.

For footwear, white socks and black cloth shoes (with white soles) are the norm, but in the past, shoes may have a front face panel attached to the tip of the shoes. Daoists, Buddhists and Confucians may have white stripe chevrons.

Semi-formal wear

A piece of Hanfu can be “made semi-formal” by the addition of the following appropriate items:

Chang/shang: a pleated skirt

Bixi (): long front cloth panel attached from the waist belt

Zhaoshan (): long open fronted coat

Guan or any formal hats

Generally, this form of wear is suitable for meeting guests or going to meetings and other special cultural days. This form of dress is often worn by the nobility or the upper-class as they are often expensive pieces of clothing, usually made of silks and damasks. The coat sleeves are often deeper than the shenyi to create a more voluminous appearance.

Men and women in xuanduan formal wear at a Confucian ceremony in China.

Formal wear

In addition to informal and semi-formal wear, there is a form of dress that is worn only at certain special occasions (like important sacrifices or religious activities) or by special people who are entitled to wear them (such as officials and emperors).

Formal garments may include:

Xuanduan (): a very formal dark robe; equivalent to the Western white tie

Daopao/Fusha (/): Taoist/Buddhist priests’ full dress ceremonial robes

Yuanlingshan (), lanshan () or panlingpao (): closed, round-collared robe; mostly used for official or academical dress

The most formal Hanfu that a civilian can wear is the xuanduan (sometimes called yuanduan ), which consists of a black or dark blue top garment that runs to the knees with long sleeve (often with white piping), a bottom red chang, a red bixi (which can have a motif and/or be edged in black), an optional white belt with two white streamers hanging from the side or slightly to the front called peishou (), and a long black guan. Additionally, wearers may carry a long jade gui () or wooden hu () tablet (used when greeting royalty). This form of dress is mostly used in sacrificial ceremonies such as Ji Tian () and Ji Zu (), etc but is also appropriate for state occasions.

Those in the religious orders wear a plain middle layer garment followed by a highly decorated cloak or coat. Taoists have a ‘scarlet gown’ () which is made of a large cloak sewn at the hem to create very long deep sleeves used in very formal rituals. They are often scarlet or crimson in color with wide edging and embroidered with intricate symbols and motifs such as the eight trigrams and the yin and yang Taiji symbol. Buddhist have a cloak with gold lines on a scarlet background creating a brickwork pattern which is wrapped around over the left shoulder and secured at the right side of the body with cords. There may be further decorations, especially for high priests.

Those in academia or officialdom have distinctive gowns (known as shangfu in court dress terms). This varies over the ages but they are typically round collared gowns closed at the front. The most distinct feature is the headwear which has ‘wings’ attached. Only those who passed the civil examinations are entitled to wear them, but a variation of it can be worn by ordinary scholars and laymen and even for a groom at a wedding (but with no hat).

Court dress

Court dress is the dress worn at very formal occasions and ceremonies that are in the presence of a monarch (such as an enthronement ceremony). The entire ensemble of clothing can consist of many complex layers and look very elaborate. Court dress is similar to the xuanduan in components but have additional adornments and elaborate headwear. They are often brightly colored with vermillion and blue. There are various versions of court dress that are worn for certain occasions.

Court dress refers to:





ceremonial court dress of officials or nobility


ceremonial dress used at state sacrifices


a formal version of everyday court dress


everyday court dress


ceremonial/enthronement dress for emperors

The practical use of court dress is now obsolete in the modern age since there is no reigning monarch in China anymore.

Specific Style

Historically, Han Clothing has influenced many of its neighbouring cultural costumes, such as Japanese kimono, yukata, and the Vietnamese o t thn. Vice versa, elements of Hanfu have also been influenced by neighbouring cultural costumes, especially by the nomadic peoples to the north, and Central Asian cultures to the west by way of the Silk Road.

Tang Dynasty Hanfu

Tang Dynasty was a period of golden age for the people where culture and economy were thriving. Especially, the Women’s dress and personal adornments saw some major reform in this era. Although it still continues the clothing of its predecessors such as Han and Sui dynasties, fashion during the Tang was also influenced by its cosmopolitan culture and arts. Communications and trades were flourishing between the Tang and many places and cultures and that it has changed the thoughts and concepts of the old practices. Before the Tang, Chinese women were restricted by the old Confucian code where women’s statues were low and their clothing have to be conceal. However during the Tang, women’s clothing gradually became broad and loose. Tang Dynasty was considered by some as another turning point for Hanfu. During the Tang era, foreign culture was lively accepted by the Chinese and blended into Chinese traditional culture. Such foreign cultures ranged from Gandhara, Turkistan, Persian to Hellenism, while these influences were fused together into the Tang clothing without the prominence of one particular culture.

Song Dynasty Hanfu

Some features of Tang Clothing carried into the Song Dynasty Such as court customs. Song court customs often use red color for their garments with black leather shoe and hats.Collar edges and sleeve edges of all clothes that have been excavated were decorated with laces or embroidered patterns. Such clothes were decorated with patterns of peony, camellia, plum blossom, and lily, etc. Song Empress often had three to five distinctive Jewelry-like marks on their face (Two side of the cheek,other two next to the eyebrows and one on the forehead). Although some of Song clothing have similarities with previous dynasties, some unique characteristics separate it from the rest. Many of Song Clothing goes into Yuan and Ming.

Ming Dynasty Hanfu

Ming Dynasty also brought many changes to its clothing as many dynasties do. They implemented metal buttons and the collar changed from the symmetrical type of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the main circular type. Compared with the costume of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the proportion of the upper outer garment to lower skirt in the Ming Dynasty was significantly inverted. Since the upper outer garment was shorter and the lower garment was longer, the jacket gradually became longer to shorten the length of the exposed skirt. Young ladies in the mid Ming Dynasty usually preferred to dress in these waistcoats. The waistcoats in the Qing Dynasty were transformed from those of the Yuan Dynasty. During the Ming Dynasty, Confucian codes and ideals was popularized and it has significant effect on clothing.

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Types of Han Chinese clothing

Han clothing

Diyi  Daxiushan  Ruqun  Zhiduo  Banbi  Beizi  Chang-ao  Daopao  Shenyi  Yuanlingshan  Panling Lanshan


Tang official headwear  Song official headwear  Ming official headwear


Phoenix crown  Mandarin square

Ethnic identity

According to Tang Dynasty scholar Kong Yingda’s official commentary to Zuo Zhuan and Shang Shu, Chinese clothing plays an important role in the Chinese ethnic identity. It says, “In China, there is the grandeur of rites and social conduct; that is why it is called Xia (). There is the beauty of dress and decoration; this is called Hua () .” The words Hua and Xia combine to form the word Huaxia (), which is a name that is often used to represent the Chinese civilization.


A female servant and male advisor in Chinese silk robes, ceramic figurines from the Western Han Period (202 BC 9 AD)

A Han Dynasty (202 BCE 220 CE) pottery statuette of a female dancer

Yuanlingshan robes of a Tang emperor

Court ladies of the Tang from Li Xianhui’s tomb, Qianling Mausoleum, dated 706.

A painting of Tang Dynasty women playing with a dog, by artist Zhou Fang, 8th century.

A Song Dynasty empress, wife of Emperor Zhenzong of Song

Imperial Portrait of the empress and wife to Emperor Qinzong of (11001161) of the Song Dynasty in China.

A Ming Dynasty portrait of an Empress

A Ming Dynasty portrait of a noblewoman wearing yuanlingshan, xiapei and phoenix crown

Taoist priest in red colored gown

Tang Dynasty Styled Hanfu

See also

Hanfu movement

List of Han Chinese clothing

Culture of China

Chinese academic dress

Guan Li

Mandarin square


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External links

The History of Chinese Clothing

Hanfu Review An English Hanfu Blog

Traditional Chinese Clothing Gallery

Additional info

Hanfu Union (Chinese)

Hanfu Promotion Association

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Cotton  Fur  Leather  Linen  Nylon  Polyester  Rayon  Silk  Spandex  Wool


Blouse  Crop top  Dress shirt  Halterneck  Henley shirt  Hoodie  Jersey  Guernsey (clothing)  Polo shirt  Shirt  Sleeveless shirt  Sweater  T-shirt  Tube top  Turtleneck

Trousers or pants

Bell-bottoms  Bermuda shorts  Bondage pants  Boxer shorts  Capri pants  Cargo pants  Culottes  Cycling shorts  Dress pants  Jeans  Jodhpurs  Overall  Parachute pants  Phat pants   Shorts  Sweatpants  Windpants


A-line skirt  Ballerina skirt  Fustanella  Hobble skirt  Jean skirt  Job skirt  Leather skirt  Kilt  Men’s skirts  Microskirt  Miniskirt  Pencil skirt  Poodle skirt  Prairie skirt  Rah-rah skirt  Sarong  Skort  Slip  Train  Wrap


Ball gown  Cocktail dress  Evening gown  Gown  Jumper dress  Little black dress  Petticoat  Sari  Sundress  Tea gown  Wedding dress

Suits and uniforms

Academic dress  Afrocentric suit  Black tie  Buddhist monastic robe  Clerical clothing  Court dress  Gymslip  Jumpsuit  Lab coat  Mao suit  Morning dress  Pantsuit  Red Sea rig  Scrubs  Stroller  Tangzhuang  Tuxedo  White tie


Abaya  Academic gown  Anorak  Apron  Blazer  Cloak  Coat  Duffle coat  Frock coat  Jacket  Greatcoat  Hoodie  Opera coat  Overcoat  Pea coat  Poncho  Raincoat  Redingote  Robe  Shawl  Shrug  Ski suit  Sleeved blanket  Top coat  Trench coat  Vest  Waistcoat  Windbreaker


Boxer briefs  Boxer shorts  Brassiere  Briefs  Compression shorts  Corselet  Corset  Knickers  Lingerie  Long underwear  Men’s undergarments  Panties  Teddy  Trunks  Undershirt


Belly chain  Belt  Bow tie  Chaps  Coin purse  Earring  Gaiters  Gloves  Handbag  Leg warmer  Leggings  Necklace  Necktie  Scarf  Stocking  Sunglasses  Suspenders  Tights


Athletic shoe  Boot  Dress shoe  Flip-flops  Hosiery  Pump  Sandal  Shoe  Slipper  Sock


Balaclava  Cap  Fascinator  Gaung Paung  Hat  Headband  Helmet  Hijab  Hood  Kerchief  Mantilla  Niqb  Sombrero  Turban  Ushanka  Veil


Babydoll  Blanket sleeper  Negligee  Nightcap  Nightgown  Nightshirt  Peignoir  Pajamas


Bikini  Swim diaper  Wetsuit

Clothing parts

Back closure  Buckle  Button  Buttonhole  Collar  Cuff  Elastic  Fly  Hemline  Hook-and-eye  Lapel  Neckline  Pocket  Shoulder pad  Shoulder strap  Sleeve  Snap  Strap  Velcro  Waistline  Zipper

National costume

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Restricted Women's Poodle Flat

Restricted Women’s Poodle Flat


Step into the Poodle flat and “best in show” is sure to be yours. This utterly original lace-up sports classic wing-tip styling that’s both retro and extremely charming when reinterpreted on such a dainty bit of footwear. All the other details, from the fabric lining, slight heel and rubber outsole, are what you’d expect from a wonderfully wearable shoe….

Be & D Women’s Jean Flat

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Different Styles Of Women’s Boots

In those cold, wet months, every woman needs a few pairs of boots to see them through the season in style but with so many different styles of women’s boots to choose from it can sometimes be difficult to decide which suit your needs best.

From cute shoe boots and ankle boots to sexy knee boots and funky thigh highs, the choice of women’s boots is so wide ranging that you’ll certainly find a pair for all occasions and outfits.

Shoe Boots

One of the biggest footwear trends of the past year, shoe boots are also known as shooties and are taller than a shoe but shorter than an ankle boot. Perfect for autumn and spring days when you just can’t decide what to shoes to wear, shoe boots are great worn with jeans or leggings, while they’re ideal with dresses or skirts to pull off a cool retro look, making them utterly versatile. And because there are so many different styles of shoes boots from casual flats to dressy heels, they’re easy to dress up or down depending on what you team them with.

Ankle Boots

Ever so versatile ankle boots are definitely a must have in any woman’s wardrobe because they’re so easy to wear. As with shoe boots, ankle boots made a big comeback in the past year so you’ll find a big choice of styles from the slouchy to those with a killer heel. Flats are most certainly back and this season it’s been combined with the ankle boot for a comfortable yet fashionable flat ankle boot that’s easy to wear with lots of different fashions from the glam grunge and the 80s floral to the sexy skinny jeans and casual cosy look.

Calf Boots

There’s just about every style of calf boot you can think of from pointed leather boots with a killer heel to plain and flat designs to cowboy boots and the ever-popular sheepskin boots. As you would expect, calf boots finish half way up the calf and often come in a variety of calf widths from narrow to extra wide calf boots, while many have zips you’ll also find slip on ones with adjustable buckles for a comfortable fit. Perhaps one of the most versatile styles of women’s boots, calf boots come in so many different designs too that you’re bound to find a pair for all occasions.

Knee Boots

A classic style of boot, knee boots are one of the most popular types of women’s boots because of their versatility and ease to take from casual daytime to dressy evening looks. Of course, there’s the popular plain black leather knee boots with a heel, perfect with jeans or skirts for a stylish look, while flat knee boots teamed with jeans hit the footwear fashions in winter 2010.

Thigh Boots

Quite possibly the biggest footwear trend of the past season, thigh high boots and over the knee boots burst onto the scene and the shelves of high street retailers in funky flat heeled designs in suede and leather. Typically worn with skinny jeans, flat over the knee boots are both fashionable and practical and are the perfect footwear choice for those cold, wet winter months.

Be & D Women's Jean Flat

Be & D Women’s Jean Flat


Love a layered look? You can enjoy the same flair in your footwear, thanks to Be & D’s Jean flat. It features an inset of ruched satin peeking above its rounded, low-cut toe. Stud-accented seaming is thrown in for good measure. Dust bag included….

T.U.K. Unisex Interlace Creeper

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Do T.U.K. shoes last quite a while?

tot be specific these creepers:

I mean will they survive a good deal of walking for about 3-5 years+ ?



T.U.K. D-ring Interlace Creeper

T.U.K. D-ring Interlace Creeper


Need to dress up in a suit, but allergic to wingtips or pumps? Here’s an alternative. The T.U.K unisex Interlace Creeper is pure class on an elevated rubber creeper sole. The shoe is elegantly constructed of black leather, with bold black piping outlining the vamp, which is further decorated with an interlaced border of black-on-black leather. Use the round black laces to close the throat with the…

T.U.K. Unisex Interlace Creeper

T.U.K. Unisex Interlace Creeper


The T.U.K unisex Interlace Creeper is pure snazz on a classic, elevated rubber creeper sole. The shoe is elegantly constructed of black suede leather, with smart white piping outlining the vamp, which is further decorated with an interlaced border of black and white suede. Use the round black laces to close the throat with the D-ring eyelets, or add your own flashy laces. These shoes are the perfe…