Archive for February, 2013

Feb 24

Tired of your ordinary looking belt buckle? Here is an idea to spice up your everyday outfit: scorpion belt buckles. Functioning the way a regular belt buckle does (and more), these buckles will surely give your regular outfit a boost.

But of course, because of its unique design, there are certain ways by which you can wear them as to bring out the intended style with which they were conceptualized. Just as everything in our wardrobe can be classified according to a certain style, the scorpion belt buckles tend to lean towards the Western and leather-y styles more.

Here are some ideas on how you can wear them and look good while you do so:

Wear it with a leather jacket

Leather jackets are very easy to find and are, in fact, a usual item in many people’s closets. Leather jackets, however common they have become, give off a certain kind of aura and makes an ordinary attire thrown in together look special and crisp.

In addition to that, leather jackets also lends a hint of wildness to even the most regular outfit. Scorpion belt buckles will fit the whole ensemble perfectly. Most of the time, the men are fonder of using this kind of belt buckles, but if you are a she and you want to try it out, there’s absolutely no harm in doing so.

Wear it with a pair of skinny jeans

Just as with leather jackets, both men and women are able to sport a pair of skinny jeans nowadays. In fact, if you choose the right kind color, the right fit, and the right cloth, a pair of skinny jeans will flatter your figure. If you are really thin, then you can go for the ultra skinny jeans that hug your legs and make them look a lot longer (when, of course, paired with the right kind of shoes or heel height), except if you naturally have long legs.

Scorpion belt buckles look really great with a leather belt worn over dark colored denim jeans. Dark-colored jeans have a cleaner look, so it is a perfect combination if you want to look crisp and decent at the same time wild and playful, which does not sound very easy to achieve, but is easily done with this match. A pair of jeans that are a bit looser and lighter colored give off a more laid back look.

Feb 16

Whenever you see a horrendously grinning skull as a piece of art, the tendency is, you would always fail to search for the reason of its existence and singlehandedly dismiss that the skull symbolized grim things: danger, perhaps, or most likely, death. That is why most people shun the idea of including skulls as designs, especially in their clothing. To some people (mostly to teenagers), yes, the skull could qualify as a wonderful design, but to the rest of the population, it won’t sell that much.

This article, anyway, is written for those who could accept, and those who do love skull designs. Skull designs could really be used as valuable design motifs for clothing, and the impact of it becomes more felt when it is engraved or printed on a hard and/or sturdy surface. A skull design on a pair of jeans will be of more impact than a skull design printed across a shirt. Thus, if this is the case, then the skull designs with the best impact shall be those seen on belt buckles: we call this, “skulls belt buckles“. Not only does it leave the wearer with a cool fashion sense; it also gives the wearer a sense of heightened esteem and (for teenage boys), a more powerful ego. The biggest man usually gets the skull on him, if not the eagle with wings open wide.

This trend was long seen and analyzed by Hot Buckles, and its crafty artisans did not waste time in creating skull buckle designs. As of now, Hot Buckles has already created not only dozens, but almost two thousand different buckle designs with the skull in it. Some are just plain engravings over metal, while some seem to go beyond what plain imagination can see: skull buckles sparkling with rhinestone and Swarovski crystals. Artists at Hot Buckles even came up with a diverse range of fancy versions of skulls: one design came up with a Native American skull, another was a skull turned into an alien, while others were clad in top hats, hoods, and eyeglasses. If you are either moderately obsessed or fanatically crazy over skull buckle designs, I’m pretty sure that the range of choices that you can see in will really make you feel confused because each design was definitely done in supreme craftsmanship.

The prices? For a hobbyist or a fan like you, the range of prices would be relatively affordable. Of course, you would not mind splurging your cash over those cool skull buckle belts, but anyway, the possible prices for a magnificent skull buckle would range from US$12.95 (for simpler, cleaner designs) up to US$125.00 (for the grandest designs on display). And you would be eager to search for your tight-fitting, high-rise shirt after you have managed to purchase one, so that your beautiful skull belt buckle will show and receive compliments from your peers.

Sometimes, things are not what they seem to be. Skull is equivalent to death? Not always. To teenagers, skulls only comprise a part of images for expression brought about by pop culture. And to those who wish to express themselves through how they clothe themselves, wearing skull buckles would be a popular option. And Hot Buckles made ways to make skull buckles a choice item of clothing.

Feb 13

At the dawn of the fashion era, many kinds of fashion accessories have surfaced in the market. Most of them come with multiple purposes for the benefit of the consumers, often they serve as accessories and necessities at the same time. To narrow down this topic, let’s take a look at belts for example. Almost all men and women (and even children) use belts every day: to work, to school, to the mall, and etc. These long straps of leather that hold our pants up are also being used to jazz up our look. That is why for most people, it is important that their belts match their entire outfit to complete the look that they are trying to project, including the buckles. Uh.. wait, let me say that again: especially the buckles J. A belt’s buckle gives accent to its style, so people often opt for buckles that have a statement. No wonder, as the fashion world have progressed, the demand for fashionable and sassy belt buckles have also grown large.

Licensed Belt Buckles

To meet the growing demand for quality and trendy licensed belt buckles, numerous shops have popped up in the market selling all kinds of belt buckles. Unfortunately, not all of these shops offer superior products. That is why often times, we are left searching the internet or asking around for shops or boutiques that sell top of the class products and not just some low-class imitations of logos, characters, and stuff, but licensed: Which is one awfully important thing for fashionistas nowadays. Because when we flaunt our “cool” buckles and someone says: “hey, nice buckle. Is that thing genuine?”, you can’t answer: “yes” and actually mean it when you know it’s really not, can you? I mean, having authenticity in what we wear just adds up to that sense of pride in our fashion statement. I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to my stuff, I personally think it somehow boosts my egoJ. And products do come in exceptionally good quality when they are legitimate.

So the next time you hit the stores for striking licensed belt buckles, look for the authentic ones. Keep in mind though that they don’t have to be expensive just because they are licensed. At all times go for stores that manufacture and sell high-class buckles at low prices (like Hot Buckles Inc.), affordability and good quality should always go together. That’s wise shopping. Hence, in the future, when you go display your style your buckles will shout: Affordable authenticity at its best!

Feb 06

Ever got the dream to be one of those cool, rope-swinging ranchers in the sunny Texan weather? Ever yearned to be one of those dashing cowboys in the Wild, Wild West and to wear the outfit that matches your get-up the best? Perhaps you will be thinking of the best pair of pants, the best pair of shoes, and the best set of blazers to complete your Gold Rush get-up? Well, I guess what capture the attention of everybody could be located in between your tops and your trousers: a spectacular, similar-themed buckle can blow their minds away.

Perhaps, nowadays, it would be difficult to look for novelty shops that could provide you high-quality themed buckles, but just let your fingers do the job. And definitely, through the Internet, you will be led to Hot Buckles, where the craft of their indefatigable artisans never fail to catch the interest of their ever-expanding clientele. And the rave as of the moment is on their new design release: longhorn buckles. These buckles, created in honor of the Texan Longhorn, the University of Texas’ football team (which was nicknamed ‘Longhorns’), and practically of the State of Texas itself, will definitely give the fever of Texan identity to whoever who wears it. The horn’s length may epitomize the wearer’s pride on wearing such admirable buckles, with its shiny silver finish and intricately carved patterns. Furthermore, the vehement desire of acquisition itself may even surpass the desire to impress others by showing off what these longhorn buckles got.

Though the search for longhorn belt buckles may be specific enough, the search for the exact kind and design may be a bit hard to narrow out. Hot Buckles has created several new designs that involve longhorns, and I am pretty sure that they are parts of a wide array of designs from which the customers could choose for their own satisfaction. Hot Buckles has almost every design that they could come up to spice up the “Longhorn Theme”, and all of them are simply wonderful. Designs range from the simple “Longhorn Head”, to the longhorns with the carved unfurled flag of Texas on its side, to the buckle with the “University of Texas” embedded below the longhorn logo. One of the designs is quite unique: a Longhorn buckle that does not really emphasize “Texas” in it, but the splendid patterns on the buckle’s background can still make that design as captivating as the others. And all these flashy buckles could go down your waistline at prices ranging from $14.95 to $22.95. Expensive, you think? I’m pretty sure the inert gorgeousness of these longhorn buckles can outdo the price.

Texans (and ol’ folks from the Southwest, too) should be proud of their unique heritage by flashing out their roots through their cool buckles. You not a Texan? You still have something to be proud of, too! Why not just show off your new longhorn buckles and show them all that you got swag? Definitely, Hot Buckles’ buckles will not leave you without something to be proud of.

Feb 05

When it comes to totes and handbags, you are certain that you always get what you pay for. But sometimes that is not always the case. There are times that you would get very expensive totes and handbags that turn out to be fake and flimsy. You would also get bags that, while highly stable and useful, end up being not the kind of bag you are actually looking for. It is a certainty that totes and handbags can be useful in their own right. But would it be better if you get a bag that can give you an opportunity to help Mother Earth?

totes and handbags

Ma’mitons, a brand dedicated to creating some of the most fashionable and eco-friendly handbags across the globe, gives you the opportunity to do just that. Ma’mitons was first conceptualized by Cameroonian-born Priscilla aka Ma’mitons with the goal to help poverty around the world one step at a time. She comes from the village of Bangoulap and was given the rare opportunity to study and earn her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Maryland. From then on, she focused on linking her own culture to the rest of the world while saving Mother Earth from further harm.

And she did just that through diligence and patience. For many years, she did thorough research and saved enough money to start her own fashion accessory brand you know as Ma’mitons. Most of her products include totes, handbags and many more accessories that you would die to have and they can serve as a great gift for your loved ones as well. Every totes and handbags she has available are created out of natural materials and are handmade with sheer intricacy by some of the best Cameroonian artisans she has ever hired.

The natural materials her brand uses are found somewhere in the forest of Cameroon, which can be found somewhere in Central Africa. The handbags, in particular, are crafted out of leaves known to them as raffia (ra-phia), leaves that grow naturally and are only found in the Cameroon forest. The raffia leaves are purely supple and hard-wearing, which makes it an excellent cloth to use to make clothes and wallets as well. With a cloth that is so durable yet so soft, there is no denying that these totes and handbags will last a lifetime and will be worth your purchase.

Looking at the pictures of totes and handbags on the website, you cannot help but be amazed at how beautiful the bags are and find it hard to believe that these are all handmade. And while they may come at hefty price tags, you are surely guaranteed that these totes and handbags will not disappoint you. And also, what you pay for will go to a good cause. Because every 1% of their sales will automatically go to the SOS Children’s Villages, a charity organization that helps orphans and abandoned children find a new home. Be part of the good cause.