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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Take Care of Leather Holster

Keep it Clean

Long-term exposure to dirt, blood, dust or seat may also shorten the life of your holster. So, it’s better that you keep your gun carrier clean and dry at all times. Typically, it’s enough to wipe it down with a rag, but it’s even better to make use of a special cleaning product.

Stretch it

Often, leather holsters will fit the type of gun you may have, but the initial fit will be tight. You will have to wait for a while to let the carrier stretch for a smooth draw. For this, you can put your gun in a bag and then stuff it into the carrier. Doing this a couple of times will make the leather stretch for a perfect fit.

Don’t Soften it

Typically, leather gun carriers are designed to fit a certain type of gun. This process keeps the leather firm for a proper fit. It’s not a good idea to add too much leather conditioners. The reason is that it will make the carrier too soft.

So, what you need to do is opt for cleaning agents that are recommended by the manufacturer.

Avoid Perspiration

All of us sweat throughout the day, especially those of us who live in the warmer countries of the world. Sweat is a mixture of water, oils, and salts. Constant exposure to these elements will cause damage to the structure of the gun holster. So, make sure you protect your carrier form too much sweat.

Dry properly

Just like sweat, moisture may also cause a lot of damage to the leather holster. It may result in a lot of issues, such as mold. Therefore, you should try your best to keep the product dry. At the same time, you should never use heat in order to dry the leather when wet.

Best Shoulder Holster

Materials

First off, what you need to do is find out the type of material the product is made from. If it’s made from sturdy material, it will look stylish and will stand the test of time. Below is a list of some of the popular materials that you should consider:

Leather: Leather is on top of the list as far as popularity goes. It’s known for its stylishness and durability. You can find them in different designs.

Nylon: Nylon resists moisture and is lightweight. This is the reason it’s really popular. However, it is not as durable as leather.

Kyndex: this is a type of molded plastic. Thermoplastic acrylic is used to make it, which is not a regular plastic. This durable material is waterproof and stands the test of time.

Features

Different shoulder holsters have different features. If you want to tell one from the other, make sure you consider the features they offer. You don’t have to opt for one that offers tons of features; however, you must go for one that is handy.

For example, you should opt for a product that can be adjusted easily. Make sure it has enough space for both gun and the ammunition.

Comfort

When shooting, you should feel comfortable. If you are uncomfortable, you won’t be able to give your best performance. Therefore, it’s important that you consider a few things that can make you comfortable or uncomfortable. The selection of material is one of the most important considerations.

Before you play for one, make sure you try it in the store. This will help you find out if it’s comfortable. If it’s not, you may want to look for a good alternative. Make sure you go through the terms and conditions when you are going to buy online.

Protection

Since you are going to buy a shoulder holster to protect your gun, make sure the one you are going to buy serves this purpose. For safety reasons, this is really important. Therefore, the trigger should be hidden in the case. Apart from this, it should hold your weapon the right way so that slippage can be avoided.

About Boho Beach Style

We can start with the basics: a tunic/kimono dress. An oversized poncho in a light shade or a shift/flowy dress lets the breeze right in, keeping you cool. The light shades are good to look for when shopping for oversized clothes, especially with the beach, in order not to drown you in the fabric and to avoid the ruthless sun. Light shades let the light shine through while complementing a nice tan. A yellow brings a happy aura around you while a light pink compliments your skin tone. For those who like to have less fabric, shift dresses are ideal; the shift style still allows for a chill vibe but is a bit more fitted to the body. Any shade of color goes well with boho shift dresses, but the ideal summer colors would be a bright blue or blazing orange, summer is all about bringing more color into your day, in contrast to the winter months. Flowy dresses are my preference, letting my skin breathe but not too baggy, simple and chic. Simply printed bohemian dresses add the extra touch to my outfit: hand painted flowers bordering the neckline and the hem of the dress are enough to finish off the outfit.

Want to show off some of your new bathing suits while still covering up? Flowy sari pants are the way to go. Flowy pants never go out of style as they make your legs look like they go on for miles. Accent your bathing suit by bringing out the undertones or detailed colors with a complementary colored pant. A rich red pant coordinated with the small red detailing of your top brings out your tan and looks stunning along the water. Want to show your inner yogi? Wear the perfect bottoms that work for the lovers of yoga and the beach. Pants of lightweight recycled silk fabric with a cinched bottom and a bright pattern do amazing things for the transition from morning yoga to a beach day.

Handloom

A handloom is a simple machine used for weaving. In a wooden vertical-shaft loom, the heddles are fixed in place in the shaft. The warp threads pass alternately through a heddle, and through a space between the heddles (the shed), so that raising the shaft raises half the threads (those passing through the heddles), and lowering the shaft lowers the same threads – the threads passing through the spaces between the heddles remain in place. This when used alternatively creates the ‘rap’ sound that I mentioned earlier.

The art of handloom weaving essentially involves three stages:

The manufacturing process of the yarn
The dyeing process
The weaving process

The manufacturing and making of the cotton or silk yarn is an intricate process involving craftsmen who have been practicing and perfecting the art over many centuries and India is considered to be the world’s best handloom hub. Handloom weaving is a community activity located in specific groups across India. Sometimes an entire village’s livelihood centres on handloom weaving and activity has involved families across generations.

Journey of Handloom

Handlooms are labour intensive, time consuming, yet worth all the effort and time for the wonderful product that emerges out of it. The art was on the decline a few years back has seen a revival the last two decades. It has taken over a new avatar with SHGs (Self Help Groups), NGOs and Government taking an active part in its revival and restoration. With NIFT and other fashion institutes, Craft Council of India and designers giving it the much required leg-up, Indian handloom is now internationally known and well appreciated worldwide. There are takers who appreciate the craftsmanship both within India and in the West. Celebrity endorsement is of course another added crown.

So why Handloom?

Due to the fact that it is made of natural fiber such as cotton, jute, linen or silk, handloom fabric is suitable for all weather conditions – be it the cold of the winter or to remain cool and comfortable during summer. The breathability of the fabric is the reason for it.

The sheer creativity of the craftsman comes into play in a handloom fabric- the range of colours and the intricate and varied designs are much to marvel about in this craftsmanship. Weavers incorporate their creativity with their skilful blending of shapes, symbols, myths, faiths, and imagery, giving the fabric its uniqueness and appeal. It is available in a range of fibers like cotton, silk, jute, linen and wool and sometimes as blend of two varieties.

A unique character of a handloom fabric is the irregularities or variations present in the weaving which are inherent to the product and which adds to its uniqueness and value and should not be considered as a flaw. Handlooms can provide a modern or traditional product for every strata of society. It projects a unique image of sustainability as it is biodegradable and the production process is environment friendly. The sector provides employment opportunities to lakhs of workers and their families accounting for 12{52085b30354b9a7be25e3c8c58188994b566977e8be1702dace4229e614f0724} of the total cloth produced in the country.

Celebrities and handloom

Handloom has become a statement piece be it among the fashion circles or in a boardroom. Every fashion collection across the globe celebrates the handloom fabric. It is now considered a ‘renaissance’ moment among the Indian fashion circles. With the active endorsement of the Prime Minister and sincere efforts of ministers like Vasundhara Raje and Smriti Irani and prominent designers we can expect to see bright days ahead for the handloom.