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Month: July 2018

Things to Do on Holiday in Ireland

Ireland is becoming hugely popular with families looking to stay in holiday cottages and farmhouses rentals. Families come to Ireland for the world famous Guinness and the Irish people are renowned for their friendliness. Many tourists return to Ireland year after year and use these holiday homes as a base to explore Ireland and are enchanted by some of the coastal villages and rolling hills. The Emerald Isle, Dublin, Cork and Belfast are just a few of the popular locations families come to and stay in one of the many holiday homes. Dublin is an extremely popular capital city; tourists come here on vacation or for long weekend breaks. Many couples come here on a romantic break and choose to say in a holiday cottage or self catering apartment which is available to rent direct from the holiday home owner. Cork is another popular holiday home destination, families return to Cork year after year to stay in one of its charming country cottages. When visiting Belfast, you must also visit Donegall Square and see City Hall. Ulster Museum has remnants from the Armada shipwreck, the Early Ireland Gallery and Irish antiquities. There is an Irish collection of about 20,000 volumes in the Linen Hall Library. Tourist can stay in large country farm house or beautiful holiday cottage and sample some of the local pubs. Crown Liquor Saloon is the...

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Everything You Ever Need to Know About Men's and Women's Shirts

Men's shirts have been around for a long time, however, until the eighth century men's shirts were only worn under outer garments. The fact that they were seen as items of underclothing explains why it is seen as a faux pas for a man to remove his suit jacket uninvited. In 1871 Brown, Davis and Co. introduced the world to the first man's shirt with buttons all the way down the front. Today, these have evolved to become the formal and casual men's shirts and ladies shirts we know today. Men's and ladies: fabric weaves and washes The finest men's shirts are 100% cotton which ensures they are soft, breathable and durable. Here are some of the cotton fabric weaves, washes and styles you'll find in formal and casual shirts that are available today. Poplin Crisp, cool and comfortable, poplin is the classic cotton shirt fabric that is ideal all year round, for many occasions. Oxford A shirt with an Oxford weave is generally a little heavier and warmer than a cotton poplin weave so it is ideal in the cooler autumn and winter months. Oxford cloth usually contains a combination of dyed and undyed threads to give a more relaxed casual shirt. Pinpoint The pinpoint weave is a combination of both cotton poplin and Oxford. It is woven using long staple cotton (for extra softness) and, as with...

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Taking Formal to the Next Level – The Tailcoat

The Tailcoat The trend of wearing tailcoats began in the 19th century. What is considered formal wear today started out as a form of riding jacket, with its front edges cut away to provide space for the rider's knees, enabling him to gallop off while hunting or to trot away at a leisurely pace. While horseback riding, the tails could be kept out of the way using the two buttons located at the back of the coat. The tailcoat, also known as the swallow-tail coat or the claw-hammer became a part of everyday gentlemen fashion in the 1830's until the 1850's. Today, the tailcoat is considered as one of the most popular types of men's formal wear on the market. These garments are usually worn by men for white tie affairs or extremely formal occasions. Tailcoats are waist-length coats with two long tails at the back of the jacket that reach the wearer's knee. Traditional designs of the tailcoat feature pockets inside the jacket. These pockets are meant to hold your gloves when you're not wearing them. Older designs of the tailcoat include satin facings found on the coat's lapels. These coats are double breasted, and both rows of buttons being non-functional in most cases. Choosing Your Tailcoat When picking out your tailcoat, be wary of length and finding the right size. Try out your tailcoat before purchasing it...

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Top Ten Romantic Pick Up Lines to Steal a Lady’s Heart

Courting a lady is not just that easy especially if she prefers to be in a serious relationship with a guy. Girls usually turn down guys for some reasons. There are some guys who are just very proud of themselves in the sense that they become very conceited for a girl to handle. Several guys don’t even know on how to do sweet gestures for the girl they love. Much more, there are even those who don’t know on how to throw romantic pick up lines to hook the attention of a certain lady. There are many sweet romantic pick up lines that can be used by guys. Some are quite effective but some are not. What then are the ten most effective romantic pick up lines that can surely catch the heart of the lady they love? Here are the following, so check it out! Girls are somewhat narcissistic in nature so every girl will surely love to hear these words, “How does it feel to be the prettiest woman in the room?”. This is the number one pick up line that can make a woman’s heart jump with joy. Go Direct and Simple “I think I love you” is a line that is direct and a little risky but it can make a woman think that you are serious with her. It may sound like he’s a...

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