Denim plays a huge part in all of our wardrobes. We love seeing a wide range of it come through on bolts here at Fancy Tiger. The latest trend is Selvedge Denim. You may have heard the term Selvage denim or rather "Selvedge" denim before. The term comes from "self-edge" which reflects the edge of the denim and its clean finish. We currently have two beautiful bolts in stock!
The demand for production of denim in the mid to late 1900's forced mills to retire their looms and upgrade to more modern machinery for a faster more efficient production. The vintage looms have made a come back world wide with the production of Selvedge Denim. During the weaving process, the cross-thread is one continuous thread that goes back and forth, rather than using individual threads for each cross weave. This produces a clean edge that will not unravel and is used as the garments outside seam.
Taking denim to a new level, Japan is the leader in selvedge denim production. Unlike modern looms, the vintage looms produce variations and many imperfections in the weave while making a more durable fabric. These characteristics are often what makes selvedge denim so desirable. Shuttle looms create a more narrow fabric and generally produce fabric that is only 32 inches wide. Quality denim is dyed using indigo loop dyeing machines, which are also rare. The deep blue color and the unique fade in the fabric over time, is due to the loop dyeing method. These characteristics are proof of its authenticity and gives you confidence in the quality of the product.
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Everybody and there mother will be in Charlotte, NC for the CIAA tournament.With More than 250+ parties over the course of 5 days with names like P.Diddy, R.Kelly, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Kevin Hart and so on, the celebrity list is a mile long. The tournament has been running in Charlotte for 9 strong years and it only gets bigger each year. So if you haven't been yet this is a party experience you don't want to miss. Click the eventbrite link below to purchase advance tickets to these star studded events.
Though we appreciate practicality in a design, the humdrum composition and lack of color in sporty footwear is starting to get to us. In other words, lately, sneakers suck. Fortunately for all of us, there’s Inkkas, a shoe company that’s kicking things up, literally. Each pair of its unisex sneakers is handmade in South America, by local artisans who use authentic South American textiles in colors and patterns that are mind-blowingly cool. If that’s not enough to tempt you, listen up: A portion of proceeds goes towards protecting the Amazon and its inhabitants.
This socially conscious company was founded in 2012 by Dan Ben-Nun with one goal: promote beautiful, handmade shoes using traditional South American textiles. Inkkas strives to be a company that makes a beneficial impact on the world, not an exploitative one. With a focus on fair trade, philanthropy, and authenticity, proceeds from each sale help to save the Amazon.
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Rendering dead alligators only slightly less dangerous in death than they were in life, Fangblades are a new collection of knives hand-carved from solid gator jaw bones (even the blades!), with intact teeth at either end of their grips. The current lineup's 13 pieces are each around seven inches long and come with handles painted a range of colors; and while you may feel compelled to try using 'em to cut everything, they're really best suited to just slicing fruit, opening mail, or "self defense", particularly from live gators, who'll scamper away as soon as they see what you've done to their family.
On Thursday, May 16, Ralph Lauren partnered with Jack Forster, Editor in Chief of Revolution Magazine, to host a shopping event in celebration of two new RL67 Safari Watch references.Here are some highlights from the event that took place at 888 Madison Avenue.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -For the first time since the death under mysterious circumstances of hop music mogul Chris Lighty nine months ago, his grieving mother is breaking her silence. She is calling for a grand jury to investigate what really happened and get answers to some key questions that won't go away.
"I do not under any circumstance believe that my son killed himself," said Jessica Brooks, Lighty's mother, in her first TV interview.
Lighty guided the careers of superstars Mariah Carey, rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent, music and TV star LL Cool J, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and more. He died August 2012 from what the New York City medical examiner ruled an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound" at the home he shared with his wife, Veronica, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
"To die in front of his youngest son's swing in the backyard is unbelievable," Brooks said. "My son loved his children. He would not have left that kind of memory for him."
Lighty's funeral brought out some of the biggest names in the music business. But there was no closure for many, including his close friend and business partner, 50 Cent. 50 told me exclusively in September why he was bankrolling an independent investigation.
"To be honest with you, there was too much planning for the future to just accept that he just shot himself," 50 Cent said at that time.
The private investigation then hit a major roadblock. Since Lighty's death was ruled an apparent suicide, key tests were not performed, said Lighty's long time attorney and friend, Scott Leemon.
"We have learned that the gunshot residue test was never done," he said. "But the good news is they did take the sample in the medical examiner's office, but it was never tested."
Leemon said that test would lead to the answer of whether Lighty had actually held the gun. Also in question is the gun itself. Leemon said that was never tested for DNA.
"I think a grand jury investigation has to be started, some subpoenas need to be issued and we need to go forward with this," he said.
Brooks said she cannot get closure until she gets answers. She said she wants a full investigation, and has started an on line petition to get the Bronx District Attorney's Office to convene a grand jury. She said she feels she owes it to her son, who did so much for their family.
"He made it possible for me to retire, he helped me build a house... a good son," she said.
The Bronx D.A. sent Fox 5 a statement saying that the office will not pursue a grand jury inquiry. The D.A. said the medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide based on the police investigation and that there is no indication a crime has been committed.
What you are looking at is an about-to-be-released collaboration between Christian Louboutin and Whole Foods Market.
A source claims that this shoe is made of kale, 100% compostable, completely organic and will retail for around $1100 (a portion of the proceeds going to non-profit farming initiative run by Whole Foods).
How a hotel chain outta Portland, Oregon keeps getting really nice Converse collaborations is confusing to me. But then again, it’s Oregon, home of Nike, which owns Converse, and has long been proven, the Swoosh can do whatever the hell it wants. At least the collaborations are upper-level stuff, so I can’t be that mad.
The white Pro Leather is wrapped in a perforated leather shell that’s wrapped ’round with th0e Ace Hotel‘s logo. It sits on an off-white midsole with matching laces, leading to a grey nubuck toe box and eyestay.
The Pro-Leather is very reminiscent of the Nike Blazer, but has a thinner sole and give me that retro tingling in my fingers. On the tongue, is an embossed Covnverse x Ace Hotel emblem type stamp on that same grey nubuck.
As much as I dislike the all white shoe, these are pretty crazy. I will be purchasing it.
Available now, you can pick up a pair of the Ace Hotel x Converse First String Pro Leather over at Hanon for about $124 USD.