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A Quick History of Screen Printing

Nowadays, screen printing is a well-known part of society. You can find screen printing techniques implemented in art, clothing, and more. However, it’s something that many people have a less than basic understanding of.

The process itself is relatively simple. According to Wikipedia, screen printing is a “printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image.” A squeegee is used to push the ink through the mesh onto the material that is being printed. It’s an affordable and simple alternative to embroidery that many Las Vegas residents opt into.

The History

To really understand what screen printing is like today, you have to take a look at the history of the process.

Surprisingly, it starts as far back as the Song Dynasty in China around the 10th century. The rough method was improved upon across Asia over the years. Eventually, screen printing is introduced to Europe in the 18th century.

After that introduction, Samuel Simon perfected and patented a screen printing process that involved using silk fabric as the printing screen. Because of the costly materials, this was really a luxury only available to the rich in the early 1900’s. Just a few short years later, John Pilsworth created the multi-color screen process that is often used today.

Screen Printing Today

The screen printing methods that we use today became popularly accepted in the 1960’s. The real reason this process became popular had nothing to do with clothing. Artist Andy Warhol got a significant buzz going about the process when he released a screen printed adaptation of Marilyn Monroe.

In 1960, Michael Vasilantone would change the way screen printing is done forever. This artist / inventor created the rotary multicolor garment printing machine that is used today to screen print company logos and custom t-shirts. With the help of this revolutionary machine, custom screen printing on clothing has taken over more than half of the industry.

The Benefits

  1. It’s cheap. If you need an image printed on an item in bulk, custom printing is the way to do it. Several copies can be made quickly and accurately with minimal overhead.
  2. It’s fast. From start to finish, screen printing is quick and easy. There are only a few minutes between when you load the shirt (or other item) to when the ink dries. If you need a promotional item fast, this is the way to go.
  3. It’s versatile. You can create larger images with more colors without sacrificing strength or quality.

Now that you have a better understanding of screen printing and how it can benefit you, head down to the best embroidery store in Vegas. Whether you are interested in a custom screen printed tee for your business or an embroidered Christmas gift, the pros at American Stitch can help you choose the type of imprinting that will suit your needs best. For more information about custom printing in Las Vegas, call 702.233.8567.

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Laundry Love Helps Those in Need

Everyone deserves to have clean clothes. In our opinion, this is a basic human right. No one should have to live their lives feeling dirty and filthy with who knows what growing who knows where.

A charity called Laundry Love agrees with us. This organization out of Portland, Oregon “aims to help people who are struggling financially by partnering with local laundromats to offer free laundry services.”

The magic has been happening for over a decade since the organization launched in 2002 out of Ventura, California. It all started when Greg Russinger, the national director, helped a man in need who just wanted to be treated like a human being. The homeless man felt that people treated him worse because he didn’t have clean clothes. So, Russinger made that happen for the man by finding a laundromat and giving him the money and supplies to clean his clothes.

Since then, Laundry Love has helped about 300,000 people get clean clothes. This has totaled to over 450,000 loads of laundry to people without homes or jobs. These services are also extended to people who have survived natural disasters and people who are just generally down and out. Laundry Love will even help a person get a job interview wtih properly laundered and starched clothes.

In some of the larger branches nationwide, Laundry Love offers more than laundry services. They really try to connect the community to the heart of the issue by offering tutoring services for disadvantaged children, basic medical care and even care packages of food.

For many people, the impact of the services offered is huge. Many homeless and other people down on their luck are able to get back on their feet with the help of Laundry Love. There are numerous reports of these same people returning to Laundry Love to pay it forward.

In one case, a homeless man came back and offered $2 in quarters to Rusch, a member of an Arkansa-based branch. The man said, “I don’t need Laundry Love’s services anymore. The help that you guys gave me allowed me to get back on my feet. I know the power of what [$2] can do.”

While $2 may not seem like much, the gesture is what counts.

You can become a part of this humanitarian effort in your area. There are Laundry Love branches all over the country. To take the gesture a step further, give someone a shirt embroidered with a heartfelt message from the pros at custom embroidery in Las Vegas. You can really make your gift personal with the help of American Stitch. For more information about this embroidery store, contact 702.233.8567

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New Workout Clothes Incorporate Technology

Technology is infiltrating every aspect of modern life. It’s no surprise that clothing is getting the same upgrades. This is especially true for workout gear.

If you work out regularly, you know how durable your clothes have to be. Whatever your particular workout routine, it can be assumed that your clothes undergo a lot of stress from the workout itself to the laundering after. Even if you don’t work out regularly, there’s a good chance you appreciate the strength and flexibility of workout clothing. They’re comfortable and most recently, can double as business casual.

That is why it seems more and more clothing companies are incorporating technology into their creations. There seems to be an expectation that every new clothing release is capable of more than the one before it. The result of this can be seen most in the numbers. While general clothing sales have struggled, workout clothing sales have soared in comparison following this motto. In one year, active wear sales have increased 8 percent. The sales of other clothing rose only 1 percent in comparison.

It is very possible that the higher sales are due to the technology. People will buy multiples of the same thing as long as they think the new item is better than the last. In 2015, clothing companies will be taking advantage of this in a whole new way.

The Stuff of Science Fiction

Perhaps one of the most interesting developments is the addition of Kevlar and Cordura. Reebok will be adding Kevlar to almost all its merchandise. Cordura, a super strong material found on car seats, was released in July. The names of the fabrics alone make it sound that active wear of the future will be the stuff of science fiction.

Another popular development is the incorporation of anti-stink technology. Different companies achieve this with different methods, but the end result is the same. You can have a heavy workout and not smell. Of course, you won’t leave the gym smelling like a field of flowers. The technology just neutralized the odor causing bacteria that get trapped in the threads of the fabric.

Active wear isn’t the only place you’ll see interesting developments. Some of them are down right weird. One German company is known for making the threads of their clothes out of sour milk! This sounds odd, but it’s true! The bad milk is dried until it’s basically a protein powder, then it is fed into a machine with water until it becomes doughy. The fibers are made from feeding that dough through holes smaller than a strand of your hair.

Oddly enough, clothes made from this sour milk fiber are resistant to fire and bacteria. It is even compostable and edible since it’s made mostly of milk and water. The project hasn’t made it to the market yet, so don’t go planning your desserts.

Once you have your newest gear, get it personalized at American Stitch. Your clothes deserve to be as unique as you. For more information about custom embroidery in Las Vegas, contact 702.233.8567.

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Try On Clothes Without Trying Them On

For most people, getting into the clothing store to try on clothes is time consuming and annoying. Hopefully soon, you won’t have to.

Fitle is a new France based program that is making it so that you can try on clothes without ever having to actually try them on. You get to make a 3D avatar of yourself to try on your clothing options for you.

While it sounds farfetched, it’s not. All you have to do is make an avatar. You take four pictures of yourself from different angles with your smartphone. The Fitle program then constructs your avatar with your exact measurements. You don’t have to worry about sizing because the program is wrong only 1 percent of the time.

Fitle also helps you hone your style while shopping online. You can save items you buy in a virtual closet. Then, while you’re shopping for shoes, you can make sure they match the top you bought weeks ago before purchasing the shoes.

Save Money

Perhaps the biggest benefit to this program is the amount of money you’ll probably save on shipping costs. Having a true-to-size avatar of yourself means the clothes you order will most likely fit. So then you won’t have to worry about pesky return shipping rules and fees to exchange those jeans that don’t fit the bill.

Save Time

There is also a huge increase in convenience. With the launch of this program, you no longer have to wait in lines for fitting rooms or at the register. You cut out huge windows of time by being able to shop accurately without ever having to drive somewhere.

Fitle isn’t the first program to hit the market making these claims. But it certainly seems to be the best. Many of these kinds of programs worked relatively well. Unfortunately, the accuracy of its system relied on the user being able to take and input accurate measurements. If you got anything wrong, the whole program became faulty. Many probably received a lot of ill-fitting clothes.

Bodymetrics is a similar program. Like many others out there, Bodymetrics only worked if you went in to the store to get your body scanned into the system. That’s what makes Fitle so great. You can do this simply and accurately with your smartphone.

Are you ready?

For now, the creators of this company is still working on getting all the pieces to the puzzle to fit. It takes time to develop the technology that will make stores compatible. Currently there are only a few brands that have been integrated so that their products can be seen in 3D on an avatar. These brands include popular names like H&M, Levi’s and Ralph Lauren jeans. With proper funding, this list will expand significantly.

Until this awesome technology rolls out, you still have a lot of simple fashion options. If you hate trying on new clothes, don’t! Spruce up a top already in your closet with the help of an embroidery store in Las Vegas. For more information about available embroidery services, contact 702.233.8567.

 

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Hey Guys! You Don’t Have to Hate Shopping Anymore

It’s a relatively common understanding that men hate shopping. Statistics say the dressing rooms, the lines at the register and a number of other regular shopping experiences makes you guys hate the process.

Thankfully, you don’t have to hate shopping any more. There is a new approach to online shopping that can take the hassle out of your fashion sense. This new approach is the integration of an online personal shopper.

Many men’s clothing stores are using this tool to help you pick out your clothes and mail them to you. Nordstrom and Urban Darling are both launching a personal shopper service this month. Some of the service options include being paired with a stylist to make your fashion choices for you. Another option is to fill out a style profile that does the same thing without the higher price tag.

The cool thing is, these online personal shoppers aren’t as expensive as you may think. A monthly subscription can cost around $60. Some subscriptions cost no extra outside of the cost of the clothes you were already going to buy. In an effort to help you better understand how these services can benefit you, here are a few details on a couple of our favorite services.

Trunk Club

Trunk Club is an online personal shopper that services brands like Theory, Rag & Bone and Salvatore Ferragamo. This shopper service is great because there’s no monthly fee. All you pay is the price of the clothes. Shipping is free too.

Once you sign up, you have to fill out a survey that gets information about your size and style preferences. It will even ask questions about what you like to do for fun before a stylist picks out ten things for you to wear. You pay for the ones you want, and they are shipped to you for free. You can choose how often you get a shipment, and you can cancel your membership anytime.

The only possible downside to this is the price of the clothes. The brands served by Trunk Club are higher end, so one item of clothing can run anywhere from $100 to $300. If the price of the clothes doesn’t bother you, then this is a great way to make shopping easier.

Bombfell

Bombfell is another online personal shopper with no monthly fee. It serves less expensive brands like French Connection and Original Penguin. Again, the shipping is free and you only pay for the clothes you want. A piece of clothing through this service can cost an average of $60. Other than the price of the clothes, Bombfell works a lot like Trunk Club. It’s even low risk with the ability to cancel your subscription anytime via email.

With the use of either of these services, you get fashion you love without the frustration that comes from traditional shopping. You get to skip the scavenging through mounds of clothes and online pages. You can get clothes that look well put together without any of the hassle. Once you have perfected your style, take one of the shirts to a custom embroidery store in Las Vegas to make you stand out even more. For more information about available embroidery services, contact 702.233.8567.

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Fashion Tips For Men

Alright guys, it’s time to get a lesson in Fashion 101. Too many guys out there are walking around with their boxers hanging out or wearing brown shoes with black pants. This changes today. Check out these fashion tips so you can walk around more confident and be able to pick up more girls.

No one wants to see your underwear

It’s called underwear for a reason: it’s supposed to go under your clothes. The white tees you wear underneath your button up are also considered underwear. Many men don’t realize that their white undershirt is actually underwear, so they don’t care when people can see it. Seriously guys, it’s as simple as buttoning your shirt all the way. Showing your undershirt to the world just isn’t classy. If you don’t want to button your top all the way then wear a V neck undershirt.

There is one exception. If you are wearing a T shirt, then it can be exposed while wearing a button up. It’s important that you guys are aware of the difference between T shirts and undershirts. T shirts typically have a design on the front, while undershirts are usually plain white tees.

Roll up your sleeves

Nowadays more men’s clothing companies are designing shirts with a different shade of color or fabric on the inside. You’re probably thinking, “That’s so cool, I want to show it off somehow.” Well, by following these tips, you can. Roll up your sleeves to show off the interior. Now there is a specific way to roll up the sleeves to prevent them from falling down. Roll up the cuff so the exterior is on the inside. The top of the interior of the cuff will be showing. This way won’t fall down like the traditional way to roll up sleeves. Wearing various colors seems to be the new trend in men’s fashion.

It’s the little things that count

Every detail matters when you are putting on an outfit. Even the style of your eyeglasses matters. You can make or break an outfit based on a variety of factors. Are you wearing a belt? If so, does it look good with the outfit?

Another thing that has recently become huge in men’s fashion is socks. Yes, even socks matter. Wearing cool patterns and fun colors on your socks can really tie the entire outfit together. Let’s say you are wearing sneakers with a funky purple design on the side. Throw on some purple polka dot socks and your outfit just improved dramatically.

Now that you guys know a few basic style tips, it’s time to spruce up your current wardrobe. Take your boring black polo and have an embroidery shop in Las Vegas make it unique. American Stitch has many designs to choose from to enhance your wardrobe. You don’t want to look like every other guy walking down the street in a plain tee, so have a custom embroidery shop make you stand out. For more information about available embroidery services, contact 702.233.8567.

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Las Vegas Professional Attire Embroidery Tips

After sending out countless resumes and making numerous phone calls, you finally got asked to come in for an interview. At this point, it doesn’t matter how amazing your resume looks, it’s all how you present yourself now. Here is what not to wear to a job interview.

Messy hair

No matter the weather, rain or shine, you have to brush your hair. If it’s an exceptionally humid day, avoid going outside until you have to go to your interview. It’s not that your hair has to look perfect, but it should look neat and clean. Ladies should keep their hair either tied neatly back or straight down. Keep a simple yet sophisticated look. Guys should keep it short and clean.

Too much color

A pop of color is great for any situation, but the key word here is pop. Wearing a bright pink dress with bright pink shoes is too much for an interview. A black dress with shoes that are a subtle shade of pink would be good. Though it’s great to express your personality, you still have to maintain a professional look.

Hats

You shouldn’t wear any type of hat to a job interview. Whether a baseball cap or fedora, hats aren’t okay to wear. Even if it’s a casual work environment, save your hats for the weekend.

Open-toed shoes

Even during flip-flop season, it’s unprofessional to show your toes. Flats or pumps are more formal. If you do choose to wear pumps, keep the size of the heel in mind. Too high of a heel could look like you’re going out to the club. Don’t exceed three inches to maintain a professional look.

Sleeveless tops

In Las Vegas, it seems unbearable to wear tops with sleeves in the summer.  Just keep the blazer or jacket in your car and put it on right before you go inside. You don’t want to be sweaty when you walk into the interview.

Denim

Unless you are interviewing for Levi’s, keep your jeans at home. Guys should wear either black or khaki dress pants, and girls should wear either a pant suit or nice skirt.

Short skirts or dresses

Wearing a skirt or dress will look best, if it’s the appropriate length. Skirts and dresses should be at least knee length or longer. If you are unsure if a skirt is appropriate, just play it safe and choose a different one for the interview.

Wrinkled clothing

Clothes that aren’t properly ironed or steamed will cause the interviewer to see you as lazy. It’s time to pull out the iron you have hiding in the back of you laundry room. If you don’t know how to properly iron clothes, use a steamer. It’s much easier and provides the same results.

Clothes that don’t fit

There is nothing worse than seeing a guy wearing pants too short or a lady that can’t properly button her shirt. Even if it feels like it fits, take a look in the mirror. If the outfit is at all questionable, change. Your dream job is not worth losing over a shirt. Now that you know what not to wear, it’s time to spice up your wardrobe. A Las Vegas embroidery shop can make your outfit unique and stylish. American Stitch has an endless amount of designs to choose from. For more information about the embroidery services available here, contact 702.233.8567.

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New LED Jacket Helps Nervous Bikers

A graduate from Central Saint Martins invented clothing that will be safer for bike riders. Will Verity has developed a jacket with LED lights, which begins flashing when cars approach the cyclist. Female bike riders all over the world no longer have to be afraid of riding at night.

Light up clothing

In the UK, about 25 percent of bike riders are female, but in the Netherlands, over half of all cyclists are women. Many surrounding countries also consist of about 50 percent female bike riders.

A report by Get Britain Cycling found that less than two percent of the population rides their bikes. Verity wondered why this number was so low. After creating a jacket that will make riding safer, researchers expect the number of bike riders to increase by as much as 25 percent by 2050.

While researching UK bike riders, Verity found that cyclists are overwhelmingly white, male and between the ages of 25 and 44. Less women ride their bikes because of their fear of accidents.

Verity decided to look more in depth at the roles of cyclists and drivers. Essentially, drivers act as a predator on the hunt for their prey, the bike rider. He decided that the prey needed something to scare off the predator. After thoroughly researching the issue, Verity came to the solution of the LED jacket.

LED jacket to help cyclists

The jacket is illuminated by LEDs and the closer a vehicle approaches a cyclist, the faster the lights will flash. The jacket is lightweight and made from waterproof material, so cyclists can wear it in any condition.

Verity explained that his ultimate goal was to change the visual language of cycling jackets. Currently, there are a few jackets on the market catered toward cyclists. However, they all appear too similar to road signs, highway maintenance workers and other barriers in the environment. This causes drivers to view cyclists as obstacles instead of people.

This new LED jacket was created in an attempt to move away from this visual language and develop a new perception. Verity wants drivers to treat cyclists with respect and safety. As a result, more women will be encouraged to ride their bikes.

The jacket was created as part of Verity’s graduate project for his BA Product Design course. The jacket received overwhelmingly positive feedback, which resulted in its display at Part 2 of the New Designers Exhibition at London’s Business Design Centre in July.

Both designers and architects are always trying to improve roadway safety for drivers and cyclists in the UK. In response to many cyclist deaths in 2013, the volume of proposals has significantly increased. Other proposals included Norman Foster’s idea to build a network of elevated cycle pathways above London’s railways. Additionally, a cycling organization came up with an idea of developing a truck that doesn’t have a blind spot.

The LED jacket may promote safety for cyclists, but is it stylish? It can be with the help of the custom embroidery services available at American Stitch. The staff offers a variety of unique designs that can be used on your clothing or accessories. Find out how you can enhance your wardrobe with custom embroidery in Las Vegas by contacting 702.233.8567.

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Waterless Dyes Can Help Save The Environment

Between pollution and global warming, the environment is taking hard hits. Though we can’t reverse the ill effects we’ve already caused, we can take steps to prevent further damage. There are several clothing companies jumping on the earth-friendly bandwagon.

Every year, textile industries waste trillions of liters of fresh water by polluting them with chemicals. This ‘wastewater’ is often dumped into the sea spreading it throughout the globe. The textile-dyeing sector creates vibrant hues for fashionable benefit, but this also produces catastrophic chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Factories in China produce as much as 40 percent of these chemicals.

Three companies have researched a solution to this problem. The companies developed a waterless dyeing technology that will still allow us to have vibrant, colorful clothes without leaving a carbon footprint. Two companies are American, AireDye and ColorZen, and the third is Dutch, DyeCoo.

The companies didn’t work together to create it. In fact, each process is very different from each other. However, all of them have the same results. Barely any water is used and even the quantity of chemicals has drastically reduced. The dye actually dries faster using this method, so there is a decrease in energy consumption as well.

Even with all these benefits, the only way it can make a huge impact is if this technology became used throughout the entire textile industry. Many textile companies are reluctant to try this new method. Fabric has been dyed using water for centuries now. Old habits can’t be changed that easily. Also, because the technology is new, it is very expensive to install and it can only be used with specific types of fabric.

A professor at the University of Leeds explained that ColorZen has been using this type of technology for over 20 years.

Every year, China’s textile industry disposes 2.5 trillion liters of waste water into the ocean. Among these hazardous chemicals are tributyltin, pentabromodiphenyl ether, phthalates, perfluorooctane sulphonate and aniline. Many of these chemicals have actually been banned in other countries because they have been linked to cancer.

Our clothing may look beautiful but the ocean sure doesn’t. In 2010, China begin conducting the operation Green Storm, which shut down companies illegally disposing waste water.

Apparently, the textile dyeing sector isn’t the only one polluting our waters. China’s Ministry of Supervision found that water pollution accidents in all sectors of the textile industry has risen to 1,700 a year, which equates to five a day.

Though major toxic spills are important to handle right away, they aren’t anything in comparison to the hazardous substances dumped in the water on a daily basis. Some suppliers are worse than others, including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugo Boss and Victoria’s Secret.

If more companies got on board with the waterless dyeing technology, it could make a drastic change in the environment.

DyeCoos’ technology works by using carbon dioxide. It is heated and compressed until is becomes a supercritical, the state between a gas and a liquid. As the carbon dioxide acts as a solvent and solute, color pigments are then able to penetrate into textile fibers. No chemicals or water are needed. The dyeing time is also much quicker, so energy use has reduced by 50 percent. The most beneficial aspect of the technology is that 95 percent of the carbon dioxide can be recycled and used again.

AirDye’s approach is completely different. Traditional methods meant dipping the cloth in a bath with dye and water. AirDye uses pressure and heat to transfer a special formula from paper onto polyester. The color will actually last longer on clothing using this method.

ColorZen’s method actually changes the molecular composition of cotton fibers. After treating the fabric, the dye uses 90 percent less water and 95 percent fewer chemicals.

Though it may be a while, if ever, for the entire textile industry to follow suit and adopt one of these methods, society can take steps to do their part. Instead of supporting these companies, people can buy plain clothing that doesn’t require dye. American Stitch can spruce it up by embroidering whatever designs you desire on your clothing. For more information about Las Vegas embroidery, contact 702.233.8567.

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Fun Clothing Facts: What You Didn’t Know About Clothes

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We all have to wear clothes every day. We know where to buy our clothes and how to maintain them, but there are so many bizarre facts about clothes most of us don’t know.

1. In Iceland, there is a mythical legend that claims you will be eaten by a giant cat if you don’t get new clothes on Christmas Eve. So I hope this Christmas, everyone asks for new clothes in their stocking.

2. We all probably know that Michael Jordan’s father murdered someone. What most don’t know is that the man that he murdered was actually wearing a Michael Jordan shirt.

3. Inspired by the classic Wizard of Oz, someone invented a pair of shoes with GPS installed, which becomes activated when the heels are clicked three times.

4. Back in the day, women would wear extremely wide dresses. They were apparently so wide that often times women would get stuck in doorways.

5. Many women wish to have long gorgeous trains on their wedding dress. The longest recorded train is 1. 8 miles long! That would take a lot of people to walk it down the aisle.

6. Initially, the color white was worn only at funerals, however, this changed when Queen Victoria decided to wear white on her wedding day.

7. Jeans get their name from sailors in Genoa, Italy because they were known for wearing the material.

8. The first pair of Levi Jeans was sold in the 1850s and cost about $5 worth of gold dust.

9. The first platform shoes were called show pins. They were significantly higher than today’s high heels.

10. The Russian military didn’t start wearing socks until 2007. Up until then, they would simply wrap cloth around their feet to keep them protected.

11. Napoleon and his army all had brass buttons sewn on their sleeves because he didn’t want his soldiers wiping their noses on their sleeves.

12. Do you know anyone that collects ties? If so, their official name is a grabatologist.

13. We all know about the bidding shows that auction off unclaimed baggage from airports. Well, in Scottsboro, Alabama, there is a store that only sells unclaimed baggage.

14. You may think your grandmother has some crazy, unique brooches, but nothing your grandmother owns compares to what they wore in the 1800s, live chameleons!

15. People living in Manhattan usually appear more stylish than the rest of society. So it’s comes as no surprise to hear that on average every person spends about $350 a month on clothes. Compare this to people in Arizona who only spend about $131 a month.

16. Have you ever wondered how astronauts wash their clothes? Well, they don’t. They simply throw their dirty underwear outside the spaceship and it incinerates upon contact with the atmosphere.

17. Mike, also known as The Situation, from Jersey Shore was often seen in clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch. The company felt that he was giving them a bad name so offered to pay him to stop wearing their clothes.

18. Nowadays, we see logos on nearly everyone’s clothing. The first logo to appear on a shirt was the Lacoste logo in 1933.

19. Clothing in the Victorian times was so outrageous. Men’s collars were actually so tight that many men died from wearing them.

20. During this time, many women also died as well from their outfits. Because their dresses fit so tight, women would typically shower prior to putting on the dress, which caused many cases of pneumonia.

21. Also during this time, corsets were so tight around a woman’s body that it served as an appetite suppressant.

22. Women all over the nation are addicted to buying clothes. In an average woman’s lifetime, she will spend over $125,000 on clothes.

23. Have you every noticed the buttons on your shirt? Well, buttons differ in men and women’s clothing. The buttons are sewn on the right of women’s clothing and on the left of men’s.

24. According to Arab culture, shoes are extremely offensive. They find shoes dirty so people are offended to see the soles of other people’s shoes. In fact, throwing a shoe at another person would be one of the biggest insults.

25. Have you ever looked at your zipper before? It’s likely that it has a YKK on it. The YKK stands for Yoshido Kogyo Kabuskiki Kaisha, which is a Japanese company that makes nearly every zipper in the world.

So, now you know a little more about clothing. To spice up your wardrobe, American Stitch can customize it with embroidery. For more information about embroidery in Las Vegas, contact 702.233.8567.