Designer perfumes: Niche fragrance collections are the heaviest hitters (Independent)
“Limited availability, scarce ingredients, high price-points. Perhaps the niche or collection perfume is about seizing back exclusivity for fashion, eschewing mass appeal and mass profit in favour of something more unique and individual? “To be niche, to be different,” says Veronique Gautier, nailing the appeal of these perfumes – the antidote to the mass market. Something customers are, ironically, willing to pay through the nose for.
The One-Piece Back (Die! Workwear)
“One of the nice things about working with Steed is that they’re able to produce a single-piece back. Traditional patternmaking dictates that a center seam has to be put into the back of suit jackets and sport coats (if you pick one up, I’m sure you’ll see it). Much like darts, that seam is used to add shape – which is important since your spine naturally curves from the nape of your neck down to the small of your back, and then out again towards your seat.”
Why does gin and tonic taste so good? (Quartz)
“Similar types of molecules attract each other, and dissimilar molecules repel each other (just like oil and water). In the figure above, the purple molecules are like flat pieces of cardboard, which creates attraction between them, whereas the reds are more like out-of-shape cartons, and attract other reds. The reds in gin attract the reds in tonic, and the same with the purples. The attraction between these molecules creates aggregates, which taste different from how the substances taste on their own.”
Colour combinations, from casual to formal (Permanent Style)
“The colour combinations that we discuss every week in regards to formal wear, can be applied just as readily to casual wear. Although there will always be elements that don’t crossover (such as the immense versatility of denim) a lot of the themes and lessons are the same.”