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Jackets for Travel

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Going around the world is almost everyone’s passion. When you are travelling to different destinations, you need something to keep you warm. A jacket in such a case is the best choice however, this is a century of style and design hence the jacket for travel that you choose must be the best in the market. After all, you do not only need to be presentable when you are meeting your in-laws. However, do you know the factors to consider when choosing a travel jacket?

Colour

People are attracted to different colours especially the colours of their clothes. When looking for clothes to wear, you will hear individuals asking for attires of specific colours which of course is the peal to their eyes. Some of the people have an attraction towards brightly coloured clothes. When it comes to coats, you should always note that earth-toned colours and other colours like black are not easy to get stained. The brightly coloured coats, on the other hand, need to be keenly taken care of because they easily get stained. There are families that would want to dress in brightly coloured coats so that they can be able to spot each other easily. If that is the case, bright colours are for you. If you do not like them, there are more coloured jackets in the market that you can try. Out in the market, all these factors have been considered. Many of the travel jackets are designed in a way that they do not easily get stained. There are those that are able to warm you up when it is cold and others are even waterproof or water resistant.

Light Weight

When travelling, you need to be as light as possible to avoid unnecessary baggage or even charges for the luggage that you are carrying. Go for the kind of a jacket that is light enough but at the same time keeps you warm. In the manufacture of travel jackets, the technology that is recently being employed makes use of synthetic materials that make the jacket very light and also have the capability to retain heat hence warming up the user when needed. They are also easy to pack since they can be folded to become smaller than even a loaf of bread.

Versatility of Pockets

You need some pockets in your jacket that you can keep a few things. This is very common when travelling since you need somewhere accessible yet secure to keep our stuff. The best travel jacket is the one that has zipped pockets. There are some with few pockets while others have several of them. Nonetheless, you should note that jackets with more pockets are not easy to pack. It does not mean that the best jacket is the one with the largest number of pockets. All you have to do is to choose the one that you want depending on the one that you like the most.
Comfort and Size
Comfort is one of the main factors to consider in your choice of travel jackets. For comfort reasons, consider the size of the jacket first before purchasing it. This is because different brands might make different sizes of jackets. However, the sizes of different companies are displayed on the website or in the store you visit hence it is very necessary to consider the size of the attire that you purchase. Also, consider the size of the pockets depending on the items that you intend to carry. Moreover, ensure that they have a zipper to provide security to your valuables.

Packability

This is another factor to consider in a travel jacket. It might even be the best aspect to consider when you are referring to a travel jacket. The best travel jacket is the one that can easily be compressed, stuffed or folded to a very tiny fraction of its size. This helps in creating more space in the package. The current jackets are easy to pack such that a normal winter jacket is now easy to pack to a size smaller than the loaf of bread while some can get smaller than this size.

Conclusion

Each one of us gets to travel almost every day. This means that you need a good travel jacket that is stylish and provides you with all the services that you wanted. The best of these jackets is the one that is easy to pack, comfortable, lightweight, right colour and versatile pockets. These are some of the factors that you should consider when you are looking for a travel jacket. They will guide you towards getting the travel jacket of your desire.

The Miami Heat Visit the White House

Whether you love them or you hate them, there’s no denying the talent that the Miami Heat roster and coaching staff possess. After winning a second consecutive NBA championship, the entire Miami Heat roster and organization were invited to the White House in Washington D.C. for the second time.

While at the White House, the team were given the privilege to have a meet-and-greet session with President Obama. For some it was a first time experience meeting the President, for others like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, they have already met and played basketball with President Obama on numerous occasions.

Besides taking a ton of posed as well as off-guard photos with the President, the Miami Heat organization presented Obama with gifts as well. The first of two gifts was a custom, No. 44 “POTUS” (President of the United States) Miami Heat jersey which was presented by Ray Allen. The second gift was presented by the Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra. It was a custom, black NBA Finals trophy with each player’s signature in gold ink and each players name engraved in the base of the trophy in white font. Barack Obama was also one of the names engraved in the trophy.

Before the visit to the White House ended, President Obama was sure to show off his sense of humor by throwing in a couple of jabs at the Miami Heat due to the fact that he’s a Chicago native and a long time fan of the Chicago Bulls.

President Obama Welcomes Heat to the White House – Full Speech

Fun Fact: The number on the jersey that the Miami Heat presented to Obama was representation of Barack Obama being the 44th president of the United States.

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Lamborghini Aventador with Ski-box “snowventador Mahdiar Edition”

From the photographers that presented us with the “Bape Arctic-Camo Lamborghini Aventador”, Marcel Lech Photography now brings us their latest set displaying the Lamborghini Aventador “Snowventador Mahdiar Edition”. This time, Marcel Lech Photography works in collaboration with “Only The Best”.

Just like the Bape Arctic-Camo Edition, this all black Italian-made beast also features a ski-box (one of four Lamborghini’s to do so). Since it’s creation, the owner of this vehicle, Mahdiar Ah, has twice taken the sports car to Whistler, the city which hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The “Snowventador Mahdiar Edition” has been suited up with the Pur Aventador Aero kit by SR Auto. The super kit includes a carbon fibre front lip, carbon fibre deck lid, and a carbon fibre rear spoiler.

This one-of-a-kind Lamborghini Aventador possesses all-wheel drive capabilities. In the rear, the tires have been altered with the 330 wide Pirelli tires, but the entire car sports PUR 4OUR rims.

By now, many of you are wondering, “Why drive such a beautiful black sports car in such a harsh winter environment?” Well here’s the thing. The entire car has been wrapped in satin black, while the front lip, alternatively called the snowplow, has been wrapped with a clear protective film. This way, you can push the car to its limits and still manage to keep the paint as good as new.

Hope you enjoyed these photos by Marcel Lech Photography in collaboration with Only The Best.

Classic Fusion Shawn Carter by Hublot

Back on November 20 of 2013, Barneys New York unveiled a limited-edition Hublot Classic Fusion watch in collaboration with rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. With the release of this collection, it marks the debut of Shawn Carter and Hublots five-year business partnership.

These watches are limited edition pieces with there being only 350 made available to the public. This specific collection consists of only 250 of the black ceramic watches and 100 of the 18-karat yellow gold. A cutaway dial displays the Shawn Carter logo, which shows a Maltese cross.

Although Mr. Carter is most known for his skills on the microphone, he is able to show us his eye for fashion as well. Carter had every bit to do with the design of the timepiece, just as much as the Swiss watchmaker. “The watch is something to be very proud of,” said Carter. “It’s not just some celebrity-endorsed thing or something you just put your name on. It’s something that is really unique to the partnership, and it was done with the highest level of integrity and class.”

If you’re curious to know the price tag on these slick wristwatches, we can assure you that the black ceramic watch retails at $17,900, while the 18-karat yellow gold watch is on the market for $33,900. When purchasing the timepiece, you’ll also be donating to a great cause. Although Mr. Carter will receive royalties for the watch, 25% of the proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation for kids.

Nate Robinson Aka “the Terminatetor”

I’ve heard it said, that you measure the stature of man by the size of his heart. If this holds true, then Nate Robinson, of the Denver Nuggets, just might tower over every other player in the league. A fearless competitor on the court, but a humbled young man with huge family values. When asked about his greatest individual exploits in the league, throughout his NBA career, Nate gushingly says “It all ties back into my kids, and being able to ensure them a great life.” I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with the 3 time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, during his recent photoshoot with Taylor’D & Bow.

T&B: Who was your favorite player growing up?
NR: Michael Jordan

T&B: Great Answer.

T&B: Who’s your toughest match up in the league right now?

NR: I would have to say it’s Isiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings, who’s also a Seattle native. He’s like a little brother to me. We’re about the same size.

T&B: Which arena are you most excited about playing in this year?

NR: Madison Square Garden. Just returning there. I used to play for the Knicks a few years back, and now going back there, it’s just something about playing in the Mecca. Now going back there, it’s just something about it. The Garden.

T&B: Okay, okay…What’s the highlight of your career so far?

NR: The biggest highlight of my career so far is not even basketball related. It’s my beautiful Kids. They help me pretty much. I wake up every morning, knowing that i’m obligated to ensure that they have a great life. So that’s the highlight of my career, my kids.

T&B: Okay, that’s Dope… Who’s the best player from your City or neighborhood not to play in the NBA? You know how you have a lot of Street Ball legends, that never got the opportunity to make it to the NBA?

NR: Oh, yeah, I have a best friend, and my brother, my brother didn’t make it to the NFL. He was a great football player, and they call him Chicken. His name is Anthony Stewart. We call him Chicken. He’s probably one of the best football players to ever come out of Seattle, and the best basketball player is my best friend Artess Ballard; his nickname is A.J.

T&B: If you could choose any current NBA analyst or commentator to build your franchise, who would it be?

NR: Uh, I would probably say Stephen A. Smith.

T&B: Okay, good choice! If you could choose any nickname to go on the back of your jersey, what would it be?

NR: Oooh, that’s a tough one, but it would always have to be “Nate the Great”…T&B: Nate the Great!”… NR: My mom, everybody calls me “Nate the Great.” I have a lot of different nicknames, “Nate the Great”; “KryptoNate”… TB: Oh, KryptoNate?” Oh, that’s hot, I like that one… NR: “Hold Dat, All That”, It don’t matter(slight chuckle)… T&B: “Hold Dat, All Dat” it don’t matter, alright; I hear that!

T&B: How would your describe your style? Like fashion wise?

NR: Fashion wise, my style? I feel like I can damn near pretty much make anything look good, because of my confidence. I’m okay in my own skin, so that’s why to me. That’s how I look at it.

T&B: That’s great! Alright now, so we’re gonna sum it up, and wrap it up. How would you describe, and what is your final thoughts on the Taylor’D & Bow experience?

NR: It was a great experience for me, it was Teyana, and the family are great humble people. Funny, make you laugh, they make you feel like you’re not really doing a photoshoot. It was definitely a relaxed atmosphere & comfortable. It felt like I was at home. I had a wonderful time.

T&B: Nice! Well thanks Nate. Thanks for your time! Man, we’re pulling for you man! You’re definitely one of our favorite players right now! Much Love brother!

NR: Thank y’all, I appreciate y’all! Make sure y’all put on the site “DO Y’ALL LOVE NATE ROBINSON OR NAH!!!!! (everyone bursts into laughter)…T&B: Do you have anything you want to say to Teyana?…NR: Yes, tell her I said thank you for everything, thank you for the opportunity, very humble person, well respected, very beautiful, so young and talented, her future is bright! Tell her I said thank you. Oh yeah, tell her I said BYRENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!(laughs)

In closing, Taylor’D & Bow would like to once again thank Nate Robinson for a wonderful shoot!

Paul Fredrick’s Guide to Avoid Mens Fashion Blunders

If you’re new to the world of fashion, particularly men’s fashion, by now you’ve probably realized that it is more to getting dressed in the morning than a typical pair of white socks, a t-shirt, and some bland denim. If you’re still not one of the guys to get a complete grip on how to dress business appropriate, there’s no need to worry because believe it or not, you are not alone. This is why the writers over at Paul Fredrick have come up with a list of dressing guidelines for men titled, “Easily Avoidable Men’s Fashion Blunders”. The article will give you tips on how to dress from head to toe. Tips on how to appropriately choose your suit size, the types of bags and shoes to blend with your outfits, and most importantly, how to accessorize with each outfit.

Head over to the site now and read the full article at: blog.paulfredrick.com. Also, to prepare your wardrobe for future business meetings or casual parties and events, you may want to visit the official website for Paul Fredrick.

Carmelo Anthony Sets New Franchise Record

New York Knicks swingman, Carmelo Anthony, has single handedly ascended his name on the NBA’s Hall Of Fame list. Melo has broken the Knicks franchise record for the most points in a regular-season game by putting up an impressive 62 points on the scoreboard. Anthony’s 23-35 field goal shooting has also landed him in the record books as the first player to drop 62 points at the Madison Square Garden as well.

Carmelo Anthony broke Knicks legend, Bernard King’s 60-point record for most points from a player in the franchise. In the same night, Melo has also broken Kobe Bryant’s 61-point effort for the most points scored at the Madison Square Garden.

You could already sense that it would be an special night at the Garden as Melo banked in a buzzer-beating half-court shot, right before his team headed to the locker room at halftime.
Along with Melo’s 62 points, he also hailed in 13 rebounds in his 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Louis Vuitton 2014 Damier Cobalt Canvas Collection

Thanks to the appealing display at the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 fashion show, the French fashion house has surely been heating up the runways as of late. In latest news, Louis Vuitton has released a new array of travel cases, handbags, and a gathering of other small leather goods. The French brand has revamped their signature Damier pattern with a fresh cobalt blue color scheme.

The collection is already available for purchase on the website now. It won’t be until January 31st however, when you can expect to see the collection hit retailers.

3-w-y (When We Were Young) Spring 2014 Collection

Newly established contemporary streetwear brand, 3-W-Y, has released a refreshing collection for the spring. Being designed in Toronto and made in New York, the brand has a widespread of garments inspired by motorcyclists and the streets where it originated from. In the latest Spring 2014 collection, 3-W-Y highlights its black T-5 Moto Vest, a navy/black T-1 Moto Jacket, and the black M-1 Ruched pants. Each piece has been constructed of high quality cowhide leather. Some more than others, like the T-5 Moto Vest which is a full leather piece. The tapered luxury sweatpants are an essential to the collection due to the high demand of leather sweats, or tapered sweatpants for that matter.

The collection is available now at retailers and online shops such as: HypeBeast.com, WISH ATL, and Vinnies Styles in Brooklyn, New York

Tom Ford 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

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American designer– Tom Ford, best known for his creative director duties with Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, has released an assemblage of photos for his 2014 fall/winter collection. The gathering consists of darkly-hued biker jackets, blazers and coats, with a tinge of purple, olive, and rust colored pieces. Ford has used a variety of materials, from leather, to velvet, and even fur.

Tom Ford also breaks ground in his new collection. For the first time ever, after avoiding the idea of sneakers in his collection, Ford has now designed his own sneakers. Both a black pair and a purple pair of Tom Ford’s new sneakers can be seen in the lookbook. All of the necessary changes have been made since Ford released his spring/summer lookbook in order to make this upcoming collection an essential for the fall/winter season.