How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

How To: Measure yourself for a custom fit pant

This is a very useful instructional video on how to measure yourself for a custom fit pant. This is a very simple process that is explained very clearly in this video visually. You need a measuring tape to measure yourself. The three important points of measurement are waist, hip and inseam. The first step is to measure your natural waist. The next step is to measure the fullest part of your hip. Then you have to measure the inseam of a pair of pants. Any one who watches this video will learn...

How To: Measure dancers for costumes

Accurate measuring is very important for ensuring the best fit on a dancer. Make sure the dancer is wearing a leotard for accuracy instead of street clothes. Girth is measured in the middle of one's shoulders, down through the body and up the other side until its met at the same point in the shoulder you started at. Make sure to measure at the fullest part of the bust. Now measure around the natural waistline. Then measure the fullest part of the lower torso, and then the inside of the leg fr...

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and is essential for creating your own pirate costume. You'll need a 2ft by 2ft square of light cloth. Walk to plank and watch the video! Arrr!

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lines down half of the shirt all the way down. Then stretch out the thin strips. Cut the other side of the shirt the same way. Cut the sleeves off completely so it's more like a tank top. Wear the shirt over another tank to...

How To: Make ripped, distressed, and destroyed jeans

To begin, you will need a pair of jeans, a cheese grater, a book, and sandpaper. Vigorously rub the sandpaper across the jeans where you want to rip them. Slide the book down the pant leg until it's between the fabrics of where you're working. Continue to sand like crazy. Then take your cheese grater and do the same thing that you did with the sandpaper. You will notice a lot of fading and a small hole will begin to emerge. Use your fingers to tear at the hole until it is the desired size. Th...

How To: Measure your crotch

Alazzo Men's Custom Clothing demonstrates how to measure the crotch area of your pants. To measure the crotch area of your pants first, measure your waist by following the top of your pants down to your inseam. Make adjustments to fit your desired snugness. Place the tape measure at the top of the pants, approximately where the belt buckle would sit, and then follow the crotch seam to the top back of your pants. Utilizing this measurement technique will give you both an accurate and comfortab...

How To: Tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion

In this video, we learn how to tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion. First, tie the scarf by folding it in half then throwing it over your neck. Place your hear over it and you're done! Now, fold the scarf in half again and wrap it over your back, then create two small knots on the front. Place your hair in front and you're ready to go out. The last way to do this is to roll it up and then roll it twice over your neck and create a small knot at the end. Place your hair over this, then you are fini...

How To: Wear Converse sneakers with skinny jeans

In this video from carahamelie03 we learn how to wear your Converse with skinny jeans. First make sure your Converse are laced the right way. The laces should go up and through the holes downward toward the shoe. Unlace the first two holes on both shoes. Wear socks that go decently far up so the Converse won't push your socks down. Put your foot in the shoe and fold the bill down towards your toes and tie the laces under the bill. tuck the bow into the side of your shoe. If it's too tight, ma...

How To: Clean black suede shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean black suede shoes. First, remove all the dirty from the shoes. After this, spray on a lot of shampoo to the shoes, then brush with a suede shoe brush. After this, use black suede dye and spray it all over the entire shoe. Make sure you have plenty of color, so your shoes don't turn out different colors. To finish this up, use a rag to clean off the metal parts on the shoe, then you will be ready to wear them! This method only takes a few minutes and wil...

How To: Wear a beret in 10 different ways

In this tutorial, we learn ten different ways to wear a beret. The first way is to wear the hat with the long side on the forehead going down on the rest of the hair. The next way is to do this same look, except move the hat to the right. Next, place the hat in the middle of the hair with your bands on the side. Next look is in the middle to the left. You can also wear it in the middle with pigtails or to the left or right with pig tails. Wearing with a side pony tail is also another great op...

How To: Repair a broken zipper slide

DOn't you hate it when your zipper breaks? A broken zipper can really ruin your favorite jacket, skirt, top or pair of trousers. If you are having this problem, check out this straight forward tutorial. In it, you will learn how to replace your zipper and the zipper slide to salvage your clothing. Don't sacrifice another article of clothing to a broken zipper, and don't spend any unnecessary money on a tailor.. by viewing this video you should be able to do it yourself in no time.

How To: Bar lace a shoe

There are so many different kinds of shoes, it's hard to keep up with them. There are casual shoes, professional looking shoes, athletic shoes, shoes for swimming, shoes for dance, and the list goes on. But one of the main constants about most shoes it the fact they have laces to them. Laces have been used for many years and is still the best way to ensuring your don't have barefeet. This video shows you how to bar lace an athletic skate shoe as well as a man's office dress shoe. Enjoy!

How To: Shine your shoes with a shoe polish rag

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shine their shoes. An old T-shirt is a polish cloth. Begin by putting a small dab of water onto the cloth to make it moist. Then apply a small amount of polish to the cloth. Now start applying the polish on the shoes in small circles, until it feel slippery. Then apply a small amount of water onto the cloth and rub in a circular motion, until the polish cannot be seen. This video will benefit those viewers who have to look formal or have dirty shoe...

How To: Measure your neck size

If you're making a bespoke shirt or suit, use this video to learn how to accurately take your neck measurement. You can go to a professional and have them measure it, but why waste time and possibly money when you can easily do it yourself. All you really need is a measuring tape and your neck. Enjoy!

How To: Properly tie a toga for a party

Whether you're heading to a frat party, out for Halloween or just looking for a cool way to tie your towel at the beach - this video is here to help! Learn how to tie a toga, the ancient Greek way of dressing, and be ready for whatever costume situation may arise with a quick and cheap outfit!

How To: Measure pant length

Alazzo Clothing demonstrates how to measure pant length. Measuring pant length is important when ordering clothing online or ordering custom made clothing to ensure a good fit. To measure the length of pants, place a tape measure at the top of the pants waist. Hold the tape securely and then bring it down to the bottom of the pants. You can also measure to one inch from the ground. When measuring pants length, be sure to follow the seam. Utilizing the pants waist to bottom of the pants method...

How To: Turn a plain white t-shirt into a completely new style

One of the most fun pieces of clothing to turn into cool new styles is the plain old Hanes white tee. These shirts are super cheap to buy and can be found in any drug or department store. In this video, Elizabeth Gleeson will show you how to cut, dye and sew your t-shirt into a brand new look that you can wear anytime. No one will ever be able to tell it was Hanes!

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