Different types of heels: Cuban, French, Havana and Manhattan!

May 15, 2013 under Vintage

reinforced heel

Somehow I always referred to them as Cuban, but turns out that there are some classifications out there when it comes to reinforced heels.

Can you tell each type of heel apart?

There was recently a nice article explaining the difference done by Gigi’s Intimates, an online store that specializes in vintage-look stockings by Cervin and Gio.

Perhaps it would be nice to know how such heels got their names, but for now, have a look at some instructions on how to tell which one is which.

FULLY FASHIONED HEEL TYPES

 

Manhattan Tights – A Map you Can’t Lose!

January 21, 2013 under Weird

In a Nylon Journal magazine there was a fun model of tights published with a subway line form Manhattan printed on it.  It somehow reminds me of a song by Shane Yellowbird about his pick up truck where he says “I need a map ’cause I’m lost in your eyes” as his pick up line.

Could it be inspired by someone who got lost in the abyss of New York Metro?  I can totally agree if that’s the case, Manhattan metro system could probably easily rank as one of the most sophisticated in the world.

manhattan metro map white pantyhose