Whats hip in t-shirt design, you ask? T-shirt designers say nothings cooler than Black Icons. Yes, they mean African American Pop Iconsvisionaries, entertainers, athletes, and activists. And why are t-shirts with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, George Clinton, and Martin Luther King Junior all the rage? Because these brothers are cool.real cool. Is it the color of their skin? Is it their fame? Is it their struggle? Is it what theyve accomplished? Its all of that, but most of all its because theyre all leaders in their own right. And people, regardless of race, respect and admire people who take charge. And if youre a brother in charge, well then more power to ya.

Some fashion critics say its also the Hip Hop movement thats bringing famous brothers and sisters to the fashion forefront. Recent polls show that Hip Hop gear is the most popular attire for American kids in their early teens to mid-twenties. Thanks to Hip Hop pioneers like Russell Simmons, chairman & CEO of Rush Communications, which founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm Clothing and Sean P-Diddy Combs, the founder of Bad Boy Entertainment and Sean John Clothing, the Hip Hop lifestyle has gone mainstream. Kids and young adults from all over the world are embracing the music, clothing, and swaggerous way of living that is Hip Hop.

So whos wearing black icon tees? Everyonefrom the girl next door to the biggest names in entertainment and sportsRappers, Singers, Actors, Athletes, street kids, and even silver spooners are repping their favorite black icon.

P. Diddy has been sporting t-shirts embellished with images of his friend and rap prodigy the late Notorious BIG, since shortly after his death. Diddy has also been known to wear other late greats such as Marvin Gaye and Jam Master Jay. Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg have been photographed wearing their West Coast mentor and friend Tupac Shakur. Producer, songwriter Wyclef Jean has been spotted wearing Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Junior, and Dr. Malcolm X Shabazz.

Kids all over America are wearing black iconsblack inner city youth and white suburbanites alike. The fad which started in the streets probably made it to the burbs by way of television through music videos and other forms of entertainment.

In a predominantly white middle school in New Jersey one student has came up with an interesting class project for black history month. He has proposed that on the first Friday in February everyone in his history class wear a t-shirt embellished with a black icon. They will get partial credit for participating in the project, but will be graded on how well they deliver a biographical speech about the icon they are wearing.

Whos popular? O.K., so now youre wondering if it is cool to wear any old black icon on your chest. Well, the answer is yes, but in case you dont want to chance it, here is a list of some of the more popular black icon tees.

From Mens Jeans to Womens Handbags

The versatility of jeans is just a small part of their attraction. They are as comfortable as they are ever-fashionable. Womens and mens jeans are great for cutting up into accessories. Handbags are one of the easiest accessories to make from a pair of old jeans. Some choose to create chunky bracelets from old jeans and others even go as far as using the waistline of the jeans to make belts. Wallets or purses are also fairly simple to make from jeans and this is usually done by using the pocket parts of the jeans.

Here are some of the most obvious accessories you can make by cutting up womens and mens old jeans:

Belts Handbags Bracelets Wallets Purses

More than just an accessory

As well as creating a range of funky accessories, old jeans can also be used to create new clothing such as denim shorts or skirts. Skirts can be worn both long and short by simply cutting at the inside leg of both legs and re-sewing into a skirt shape. Short denim skirts never fail to go out of fashion and they are easy to make from jeans of all colours, while mid-length skirts are also popular. Dark denim and light stonewash denim are particularly popular, while other colours such as pink, white, yellow and red will come in and out of fashion depending on the seasons in-colours. Regular coloured jeans are often cut up into shorts that, just like with skirts, can be worn at different lengths.

Tiny hot pants for the daring, through to knee-length shorts for the more conservative can easily be cut out from jeans and again these colours can vary depending on the seasons trends. Three quarter length trousers are also a simple way to jazz up an old pair of jeans with some choosing to re-hem the bottom where the material has been cut. Others opt for a more casual approach, allowing the frayed bits to hang loose. It is also fairly simple to add some decorative trimmings to a pair of jeans by creating some embroidered patterns or colourful designs. Many enjoy taking a pair of destructive scissors to their jeans, cutting out some funky rips and tears on the thigh, knee and even the backside!

Reduce, reuse and recycle your jeans

Whatever you choose to do with your old jeans, dont throw them away. There is so much more that can be done with womens and mens jeans when you tire of them in their original form. Denim is a notoriously difficult material in which to find the perfect fitting jeans; creating a new pair of shorts or a skirt from an old pair of well-fitted jeans should be a given!

More oversized women experience the difficulty of fitting their way into the glamorous world of fashion and beauty. The reason? Most superficial societies highly favor slimmer figures and slender curves when it comes to details of a perfect female body. Of course, one size doesn’t fit all and although it is ideal, size zero is not synonymous to being sexy. Yes, regular exercise and rigid diet help women to look thinner and sexier. Yet, while training and exercise can be conducive to good health, not everybody has the discipline it takes. In that case, women can use proper clothing to conceal their bulges and other imperfections. The latest trend is to wear sexy womens jeans. The good news is, even oversized women can now have the confidence and comfort in jeans and apparels that complement and suit their form and shape.

Since there are many selections offered nowadays, the only concern is picking the right bottoms. There are some womens jeans today that are too skimpy and further show the problem areas of oversized women. If you are an avid fan of Oprah, you may have picked up already on the tips given by guests and clothing gurus, Trinny and Susannah: skimpy jeans don’t look good on any woman. Though magazine spreads, TV commercials, and billboards nowadays feature women in the latest slim jeans, the experts claim that no woman can carry those pants. However, loose-fitting, tapered, or so-called baggy pants won’t do good to the figure of an oversized woman, either. According to the duo, many American women make the mistake of being stuck in the 80s and wearing tapered pants. But, more often than not, badly fit pants make you look bigger than you intend to be.

The safer way toward fashion glam is to look for comfort in the cut. A good cut of womens jeans highlights just the right shapes and brings out the assets in your body and personality. Oversized women could choose flared or bootleg cuts so that their flabs, which are usually found in the mid-portion and thighs, could be balanced by the outward bottom part of the pants. Aside from the cut, oversized women can also be sexy by choosing the right style, design, or color for their pants. For curvaceous or voluptuous women who also have large butts to flaunt, pants without or less flambuoyant pockets could be worn for balance. As much as possible, light colors should also be avoided because these accentuate the heaviness of the oversized person. By just considering all these elements, oversized women can definitely look gorgeous in the hippest pair of jeans.

Changing times have ushered in a newer, brighter era of designer jeans. There is more to clothing choice today than there used to be. In particular, people today work, play, sleep, and go out in jeans. Even high-end designer wear is made to be worn, not just ogled, as it had been in the past. Citizens jeans are the new-age rage in high-end designer jeans. Replete with revolutionary and trendy designs and a high degree of versatility, Citizens jeans have fast become the fashion statement to be beat.

With the popularity of Citizens Jeans comes one danger for potential buyers. That of accidentally buying a fake pair of Citizens Jeans. Differentiating the genuine from the fake Citizens Jeans (more commonly known as Citizens of Humanity Jeans) can be impossible if you dont know what the brand signatures are. Fortunately, there are a few ways to tell right away whether youre buying a genuine pair of Citizens Jeans or a knock-off:

the tag on the inside of a pair of Citizens Jeans that indicates the size of the jeans should also sport a silver thread, which is a hallmark of these jeans.

on that silver thread, youll see the phrase “Citizens of Humanity by Jerome Dahan” embossed carefully into the thread

the button on the front of a pair of Citizens jeans should have some kind of symbol or engraving. You will see either the word original or original cobrax. An engraving of a simple h may indicate that the pair of pants you have are not a genuine pair of Citizens Jeans.

Citizens Jeans were designed by Jerome Dahan and Michael Glasser, the same gentlemen who designed the ever-popular 7 for All Mankind jeans at the beginning of the 21st century. This time they have not only designed a great pair of jeans, they have made a leap toward helping the world. A portion of the revenues generated by the each sale of Citizens jeans is donated to Conservation International, a group that supports global biodiversity through its goal of showing that humanity and nature can live harmoniously together.

Citizens jeans are made to be comfortable. Of their many styles, stretch jeans are probably the most popular. Made of 98% cotton and 2% stretch polyurethane, Citizens stretch denims are made for those who demand flexibility. Citizens Jeans also come in twill and corduroy.

Aside from differences in material, Citizens jeans sport a wide variety of styles, including the Boot cut, Flare, Straight Leg and Basic. The low-rise is also a popular style, with one unique feature. Citizens jeans dont have a problem with their low-rise jeans showing the world more than you want it to see. Unlike other low-rise jeans, Citizens jeans are raised in the back so that when you bend over, youre not saying hi to the world.

Most of us spend hours in front of the mirror trying out various outfits and figuring out the right combination in order to understand which one is best for you. Dressing refers to the way in which one adorns a particular style. T-shirt is one of the most casual wear and people love to wear it on all occasions.

The point is that who does not like to wear a trendy t-shirt. These can be the slightly faded ones that have funny pictures and catchphrases. They can also act as souveniers for some of the best time spent. Infact they can act as a great way to make your style statment. It would not be wrong to say that t-shirt can can be worn as sports uniform. They can treated as concert keepsakes,club uniforms and sorority.

Well the weather might be cooling off but some still like to cling to their favorite t-shirt for a casual look. Sometimes you like to team it with rugged jeans or with leggings. Added to all you can go for trendy shoes to get an edgier look. Like tattoo, online t-shirts printed with slogans have become immensely popular. Infact they have beceom hot favorite of celebs and they try to make a statment without uttering a word.

Here are some ways through which you can add a cute jacket and wear it on your t-shirt.

One of the best ways to spruce up your t-shirt is to pair it up with cute structured cardign and jacket. Now go for some styling like fishtail braiding instead of going for a sloppy ponytail. You can wear it with gladiator style sandals instead of flip flops

Another way of wearing a t-shirt and still look cute is to tuck it into a skirt. You can go for this pretty pink skirt which is slight high waisted. This is classy enough to wear on date and insn’t that fancy enough that you need to compromise on comfort. You can pair this look with wedges because stilletos can look strange with a casual grahic tee. Then finish the look with a statement ring and quirky federa.

Girls should know that denim vest is an unexpected way to add some rock and roll feeling to your otherwise plain jeans-and-tee look. Get this chic look with printed pants and concert t-shirts. Finish off this outfit with some eye-catchy earrings,bold looking shoes and trendy-looking bracelets.

Boys can wear for those tshirts printed on their clothes to get an androgynous look and looks great with some trendy accessories. Guys can experiment then with classic leather belts,beanes,menswear timepieces and casula sports shoes. This will give the boys a cool and comfy look but not sloppy. Finish the look with a messenger bag.

T-shirt is one of the primary necessities that each person needs. During the earlier years, this piece of clothing was used as undergarments. Though, time flies and everything changes. At this moment, t-shirts make fashion statement and they come in a variety colors and designs that would fit almost everyone. From a broad selection of body class and sizes, t shirts got us covered. Plus, this key necessity can also be tweaked. So, how to come up with a design that is truly yours? How to design your own t-shirt? Here are a few pointers on creating a statement though your personalized t-shirt.

First, get a t-shirt that befits your body best. Always consider your body type when tapping. It is a vital factor in drafting a promotional tee shirt of yours. Do not ever compromise comfort and lastly, pick the color of your choice.

Second, in creating your promo tee, draft a design that you will put on it. It should grab attention. If you are inventive enough, draw an awesome design that would allow the public know a little bit of your individuality. Just for instance, if you are an environment friendly individual, come up with a design that will endorse nature awareness and going green. Or if you choose basic and simple designs, opt printing a statement on it. Indeed, personalized shirts are cool and hip.

In addition, designing a shirt can also be used in promoting a business. If you are a micro-entrepreneur, you can attach the logo of your brand on your employees’ tee shirt. Talk about free advertisement.

Third, do not forget to use quality ink. If you are designing a very colorful and complex t-shirt and you’ll only do it by silk-screen, excellent quality ink should be selected. Good ink should have nice texture and not easily flaked when dried and of course, cost-efficient. Pick the color that would compliment the color of the t-shirt. It is useless to ink the design on your tee with the same color.

Those are three tips that would guide you in designing your t-shirt. Whatever your purpose about drafting a lay-out on your garment whether its for promotional means or just to speak up and be heard, these three are perfectly applicable.

When choosing a gift for a friend, it is always recommended to get something personal to that person, a thoughtful, heartfelt gift.

One way of doing this could be to get a t-shirt printed with a design that they have admired such as if they were planning on getting a tattoo done. If the design is placed where they were thinking of having their tattoo this could also be a great way to see if the design will suit them.

Other ideas could be something that your friend absolutely loves such as a character from their favourite video game, a popular cartoon character or movie icon. The list of ideas could also amount to infinity as if you have access to a picture of what you would like to see printed on a t-shirt then this can be transferred onto the t-shirt for you.

The internet provides a wonderful source of information for anything you can think of that you want to look up from animals to zodiac signs and is a definitive source of wonderful pictures that could easily be transferred to a t-shirt.

Offering gifts on someones birthday gives a great sense of well-being as seeing the look on the persons face when they open something that they have wanted so much is an exasperating feeling. There are some superstitions surrounding the celebration of a birthday one being that a persons friends and family would come to visit them at their home bringing with them good fortune and wishes as a person was believed to be vulnerable to ghosts and spirits when a change took place in their life such as on the day of their birth. If guests did bring a gift then this was considered to be further good fortune for the person whose birthday it was.

When shopping for a friends birthday present please ensure that you take your time and choose something appropriate for their special occasion. If having a t-shirt printed ensure the design is the correct one and if unsure nonchalantly keep asking questions or get someone to ask for you so it doesnt leave any hints as to what they are getting.

Try to get a nice card also and write something heartfelt inside. This will ensure that they get a birthday they will truly remember with a personal message in their card and a present that they will love.

Fold the t-shirt up neatly or ask the lady at the store to do it for you so that when they open it the logo is there for them to see instead of it being all crumpled up inside the wrapping paper. Your friend should also see that you have taken time and consideration while selecting and wrapping their present which will make them aware of just how much you care about them.

If the t-shirt is funny then perhaps wrapping a piece of paper with a funny comment written on it might also be a good idea.

Put a smile on their face and show them that you care.

Ripped jeans are the funkiest type of jeans. Made popular by rock stars in the 1960s, ripped jeans are back in fashion. Today, more and more celebrities are seen sporting the I dont care look with their ripped jeans. Even Britney Spears wore ripped jeans for her rushed-for-the-media Las Vegas wedding.

Ripped jeans are a mark of rebellion. They make the wearer stand out of the crowd and get noticed. Ripped jeans are in high demand among girls and boys alike. To boys, ripped jeans impart a rugged look, while girls wear them because they are simply hip.

Although one might be tempted to rip their jeans on their own, it doesnt give that worn-out look. Also, any normal pair of jeans is too durable to fray and rip on its own in a given period of few years. So it strongly advised to go for the readymade machine-ripped jeans to get that right look. Though one has to pay a few bucks more to buy a pair of ripped jeans than to buy a normal pair, the high price is justified because it costs manufacturers more to make ripped jeans. Brand-new denims have to go through a lot of processing to get that overused look. To impart the faded color around the rips, the denims have to be hand-rubbed with sandpaper. For the peculiar frayed texture they have to be sandblasted. All this leads to an increased cost.

However, to a youngster who wants to make a statement with his attire, ripped jeans are worth every penny. Not only do they look cool, but ripped jeans also go with all kinds of T-shirts as long as they are cool. You dont have to be a rock star to look cool, just buy a pair of ripped jeans and it will do the trick.

Obviously, all body shapes are not created equal so why would you think all the new hot jeans styles and brands would look great on everyone? Well before you go spend $250 on a pair of the latest designer jeans try to understand why certain styles will look best on you.

Jeans. They look so amazing and sexy in the catalog. But… (no pun intended) how come when you get them home and put them on your body it’s a different story? “Why don’t I look as hot as the model in the ad” you mutter? You love jeans only to hate them!

It’s really not that difficult to choose the most attractive, sexy jeans… the first step is to realistically assess your body shape. Can you place yourself into a general jeans type category like “no butt”, “triangle behind”,” low behind “?

Once you know your body shape you can then seek out brands, styles, materials and fits that enhance the way you are built. It’s amazing how things like “pocket styles” can create a slimming effect, and fancy pocket stitching can enhance a “flat butt”

The good news is there are great looking sexy jeans available for just about any body shape you can think of.

Despite the wide differences in body shapes, modern jean designers KNOW women demand and will seek out jeans that make them look their best. It’s amazing how great you can look by knowing your body style and then seeking out a jean style that downplays that particular negative feature.

Jeans designers group body shapes by “problem areas” which then becomes a creative fashion problem to solve.

For example, “how can we make a flattering sexy jean style for a wide rear” In this case we would avoid wide leg jeans – wide leg jeans highlight the widest part of your body, and then flow down from there. Wide leg jeans draw your eyes to the outside of your rear end. Solution: Try straight leg or boot cut with closely set pockets – they draw the eye to the center of your rear. Once you know your body shape you can then seek out brands, styles, materials and fits that enhance the way you are built. It’s amazing how things like “pocket styles” can create a slimming effect, and fancy pocket stitching can enhance a “flat butt”

The good news is there are great looking sexy jeans available for just about any body shape you can think of.

Despite the wide differences in body shapes, modern jean designers KNOW women demand and will seek out jeans that make them look their best. It’s amazing how great you can look by knowing your body style and then seeking out a jean style that downplays that particular negative feature.

For people with average size, buying clothes is not a hard task instead it is pleasurable task for them. Trying different clothes with diverse styles, designs and fashion can be a very fun experience for them. However, trying clothes in a store that does not offer sizes for small, medium, large and extra-large built can be very frustrating. This is true when it comes to Mens ripped jeans. Big and tall men usually find themselves trying to fit in clothes or pants that are very small to tuck in as well as pants that show their ankles.

Bigger men find it difficult to look for a shirt that is loose enough for them and not too tight on their shoulders. Men who are big and tall also have the right to wear comfortable clothes that will fit them perfectly without sacrificing their comfort. This article will give you important issues that make shopping for big and tall frame even more terrible.

The first issue is lack of variety of clothes. This is in terms of colors, designs and styles. When a man with tall or big body frame finally finds out a size that will fit them, the odds is that there is only one available color or style for this piece of clothing. This is the sad thing that you need to keep in mind so it is better if you will go to a clothing store that can offer wide variety of colors, styles and design for different sizes. Today, famous brand of clothes can offer huge selections for styles, colors and design that will fit tall and big body frame.

It is true that clothing for bigger and taller men is more expensive compared to clothing for men with average size. It’s because more fabric is needed to make sure that the style and the cut of the clothes will be met. Mens ripped jeans are among the best option of jeans for men and it will be best to try it out on your own so that you can decide about the level of the rip and the positions where the ripped will be placed. There is also a lack of distinction between big and mall. There is no appropriate combination for sizes. Majority of items that you can find inside a store is for men that are big and tall or men that are tall and big.