Category Archives: Cars and Fashion
Who Will Be the Champions of 2012?
Who will win the presidency in the United States? What will become of North Korea? The euro? The Arctic ice pack?
Can’t help there, but I am still willing to hazard my annual guesses about the champions to come, and hazard still seems the right choice of verb.
Who foresaw in 2011 that Novak Djokovic was going to become a Grand Slam title hoarder with the endurance and big-match confidence of a certain Spanish left-hander from Majorca?
Who knew that Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks , not LeBron James and the Miami Heat , were going to win the N.B.A. title, or that the aging Cadel Evans , not the rising Andy Schleck , was going to win the Tour de France?
Pas moi .
But there were a few more shots on target than usual. I correctly, if not too boldly, picked Barcelona to win the Champions League, India and the All Blacks to win World Cups at home, the German women to lose the soccer World Cup at home, Sebastian Vettel to repeat as Formula One champion, Ryan Lochte to be the swimmer of the year ahead of Michael Phelps and Pyeongchang, South Korea, to become host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics ahead of Munich and Annecy, France.
Onward and hopefully not too far downward. Obama vs. Romney? Out of my league. But maybe, just maybe, I can be of service when it comes to Bolt vs. Blake.
JANUARY Sports globalizes a little more when Yu Darvish, the biggest baseball star in Japan, agrees to terms to pitch for the Texas Rangers. Darvish doesn’t get Albert Pujols money, but then not even Pujols should have gotten $250 million. Meanwhile, France fetes sailor Loïck Peyron, who has broken the round-the-world sailing speed record with his crew in their 40-meter trimaran Banque Populaire V. The exploit gives Peyron the Jules Verne Trophy first won by his brother Bruno in 1993, when it was unclear that a sailboat could make it round the world in less than 80 days.
Elegance in Automotive Fashion- It’s what you love!
is an outer wear overcoat usually made from lightweight material. Originally it was designed for wearing while cruising in convertible cars as well for protection from the cold when a car picks up speed.
Car coats may be confused with the pea coat, the trench coat, and the box coat but to make out a true car coat, look for these following distinguishing features:
- Simple A-line cut
- Flat front placket – P-L-A-C-K-E-T – with a single row of buttons and zippers that are usually hidden behind a think flap of material for protection from water and cold.
- Stand up collar
- Welt pockets that are deep and large to carry car keys and such.
- Falls at the knee or stops just above it
- Often worn with a protective scarf
- Designed with a wide sash
Today’s car coat is made from irresistible fabrics like wool, lambskin, twill, cow suede, cashmere, and leather among many other fabric choices. The car coat’s A-line and just-below-the-knee style has been adapted over time and has inspired megabuck fashion designers Calvin Klein, Paul Fredrick, Kenneth Cole, and the fashion house Burberry to include this as a staple in their fall and winter collection. (1)
Now new designers such as Remy Hou brings the look to a more modern transcendence. The new look in automotive fashion can be more refined and bespoke in design as well as comfortability and looks. Materials such as carbon fibre can also be utilized in fashion apparel as well as automoive accesories.
Automotive Fashion – A New Era In Design
Its what’s inside that’s the real beauty.
Cars have their own fashion with companies such as StarTech, who offer custom accessories for cars such as the Jaguar XJ or the Jeep Land Rover as well as others. Automobile manufacturers are more attentive to these details when producing mass production cars in effort to appeal to today’s market and their automotive fashion sensibility.
The concept began in Europe and with the release of the virgin (clear) carbon fibre body of the Koenigsegg CCXR Limited Edition, carbon fibre composite acccesories and styling interiors became even more popular for adding style, individuality and class to not only automobiles, but also laptop computers and xBox game units. The appeal is the look of the carbon fibre weave but also the need for more sustainability ; lightweight and durable.
(1) from HowToDoThings.com