clothing

No-One Needs A Solar-Powered Jacket

By this stage, I think we’ve all more or less accepted that “wearable technology” means something like a watch or glasses or ring or earpiece that measures your heartbeat and talks to your phone. But this memo unfortunately hasn’t reached certain fashion brands.


Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer.


Wear Any City You Like With Custom-Printed Map Clothing 

The appeal of maps lies in just how personal they can be. Your childhood street, your first big city apartment, your first house — these are all places we look back on with irrational fondness. There are plenty of stylish maps for your wall, but Monochrome lets you custom-print your favourite place onto tanks, t-shirts and skirts. Show off your ‘hood whenever you go.


The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good At Bikes, Bad At Suit

You can’t ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you’d have to show up early. (And stinky.) Parker Dusseau has a different idea: formalwear specifically made for two-wheelers.


Hadouken The Halls With An Amazing Street Fighter Sweater

It’s about time the under-appreciated knitted sweater finally got some respect. Creating intricate patterns by simply zig-zagging and weaving yarn is an artform, and one that has possibly reached its peak with this truly magnificent Street Fighter design.


This Will Be The Warmest Puffy Parka Short Of Everest-Level Gear

At a Columbia Sportswear event in Denver earlier this month, the company gave a sneak-peek at what it’s claiming is the warmest puffy jacket on the planet that doesn’t make you look like a parade balloon. It probably still can’t compare to what’s needed to tackle an Everest ascent, but for the rest of us it could make the winter months feel like summer again.


'Tis The Season To Wear This Festive Batman Wreath Tee

Briefly: Does your office have a festive dress code for its Christmas party? Not a problem, just grab this $US20 Bat-wreath tee from ThinkGeek and you’ll easily pass muster. It sadly doesn’t light up — which is an absolute Bat-tragedy — but it’s still a wonderful take on holiday decor that lets you express your love of comic book heroes and pine boughs. [ThinkGeek]


What Harm Could Possibly Befall Someone Wearing A Bubble Wrap Suit?

If bubble wrap is good enough to protect that ceramic frog you bought on eBay as it’s shipped from Taiwan, surely a suit made from the same material would give mere mortals invincibility, right? At the least, Vat19’s $US15 blazer and pants set made from bubble wrap would provide a decent buffer from the other commuters banging against you on a crowded subway train.


A Reversible Hoodie Hides A Warm Puffy Vest On The Inside

For those times when it’s a little chilly to step outside without an outer layer, but not quite cold enough for a jacket, Nike’s Tech Fleece Aeroloft Windrunner serves as an extra-insulated hoodie thanks to a warm built-in vest filled with 800-fill down. And for those times when the puffy vest look isn’t quite working for you, the hoodie can be reversed to create a subtler fleece look, without sacrificing warmth.


How The T-Shirt Was Invented

The T-shirt is arguably the most popular outer garment in the entire world. Coming in a range of styles, colours and sizes there is quite literally a T-shirt for everyone. But where did this iconic garment come from and how did it become so popular?