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Motorcycle Apparel For Big and Tall Riders

Clothing designers and manufacturers are pretty adept at keeping up with the latest fashion trends and styles. Manufacturers of motorcycle apparel are equally savvy about what looks good in the biking arena. However, when it comes to outfitting people whose build is outside the small, medium, and large categories, finding quality accessories that fit comfortably can be a challenge.

This does not mean that if you happen to be the size of a pro football lineman or an NBA basketball player that you should not become a motorcycle hobbyist. It's a common misconception that there are very few options for clothing in big and tall sizes. This is not true. You might not always have the option of purchasing clothing (let alone leather motorcycle gear) off the rack. However, you can still get the items you need in your size without sacrificing quality and style.

There is more to accommodating the big and tall sizes than just advancing the overall size of a clothing item. This is especially true for motorcycle jackets and accessories. Because motorcycle apparel is form-fitting, the clothing items need to be designed to fit the body proportionally. If a tall person put on an XXL size jacket in order to have long enough sleeves, the rest of the jacket would be oversized and baggy. This will not work if the biker prefers a form-fitting jacket.

When you purchase motorcycle apparel in the big and tall categories, you might not always find what you need or the best prices in the brick-and-mortar shops. Inventory tends to go fast in these specialized locations. You do not need to completely ignore the shops, but you might be more successful at getting what you need by shopping online. If you are just starting out with your motorcycle hobby, visit the brick-and-mortar stores first. This can help you determine what your fellow bikers are wearing. The items that stores have on their racks are the most popular products that people are buying. When you get an idea of ​​what's out there and what you like, but it's not available in the store, you can visit more of the specialty shops or online retailers, to find exactly what you need.

When purchasing specific motorcycle apparel, Make sure you read the description of the product carefully. Just because a particular shirt looks great in the picture does not mean that it will look equally good on you. It can be challenging to return specialty products-especially those purchased online. Learn about the product first. It is important for you to know what fabric has been used to make the item and the exact dimensions of the item. Purchasing big and tall sizes is more costly because of the specialized production process. However, you want your apparel to last so it's worth it to make a bigger investment at the beginning. This will reduce the number of items you will need to return.

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Polka Dots in Men's Fashion

Polka dot patterns have been part of the fabric industry for over 200 years now. The first ones to use this design in clothing were the British. It is said that no other than, Beau Brummell (1778-1840) himself wore polka dots in his attire. Beau Brummell is said to be the arbiter of men's fashion in regency England. Some people even call him the inventor of the modern suit for men, and his early influence on men's fashion is still evident today.

During the same time period that Polka Dots were introduced in clothing, Polish Polka music became popular, and although there is no real connection between polka dots and Polka music, the pattern got the name from there. With a little imagination however a connected between the two can be seen: The Polka dance got its name from the Polish word "pulka," meaning half-step, as in the dance. Perhaps this delightful dance, that takes one around in circles was the inspiration for the polka dot pattern.

In men's fashion the Polka dot dates back to the 18th century in Great Britain. Especially accessories such as bow ties and neckties were popular in polka dot patterns. By the late 19th century the polka dot pattern was on the decline and striping patterns in neckties was the predominant style in Great Britain. Not until the 1960s the Polka dot pattern became once again popular. It is a little unclear what originated the re-birth of this lively design. Some argue that Brian Hyland's number one hit "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" from 1960 was the major influence of this come-back while consider Walt Disney to be the one that brought this forgotten pattern back in style when he dressed Mickey Mouse in a red dress with red polka dot pattern in 1961.

During the 1960s the polka dot pattern was once again popular a commonly seen on women's dresses as well as men's neck ties and bow ties. Today Polka dots are still present in men's fashion. Especially smaller polka dot patterns on neckties and bow ties are quite popular. Most common color The combinations for men's polka dot ties today are On by red and white, by blue and white, by blue and yellow, and by silver and black.

How to Match Polka Dot Ties

Combining different patterns in dress shirt, necktie and suit is much easier than it initially seems. If you follow the basic rule to combined patterns that are different in size, then you will have no problem to match your polka dot ties. A necktie with small polka dot pattern would go very well with a drepolss shirt that has a medium to large size checkered pattern. Ties with large polka dot patterns are much less common in men's fashion today and are typically seen more often on less formal novelty ties. The same rule will still apply: Match the necktie that has large polka dots with a narrow striped dress shirt or fine …

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