Feet Hurt? Is it the Socks? Shoes? Both? By Dick Lerner

Feet Hurt? Most of the time it’s not the Shoes, it is the Socks are too thin.  There is no cushion and the fabric is a cotton, nylon or polyester. What will make a difference how your feet and legs will feel?  Shoes should be fit by the arch length, not heel to toes.  Toes can very in length, the arch width of  your feet needs to fit flush in the arch of the shoe; not forward or back.  The arch width needs to be wide enough not to cause corns or bunions.  When your feet hurt wearing your shoes its because your socks are too thin and have no cushion.

To solve this is best to get cushioned insole socks, made of washable merino wool.  Merino Wool absorbs sweat and doesn’t stink.  It adds cushion between your feet and shoes and actually feels very comfortable.  When feet hurt this is the best remedy.

When legs feel fatigued, tired and no support, the best socks are over-the-calf mild or firm compression merino wool stretch socks.  These socks give great support and promotes good leg circulation.  When sitting for a long time there is nothing better to wear.  Socks have a cushioned footbed and what a difference at the end of day how your legs and feet will feel.  Socks make the difference.  If you need more information or help, please contact Bel Air Fashions.

Don’t Take Chances Outside with Insect Bites This Fall by Dick Lerner

In 2017 and continues today, the Outdoor Recreation segment has been among the fastest growing components of the USA Economy.  With that said, people are partaking in outdoor activities in greater numbers.  As a result there is greater exposure to the Sun and Bug Bites.

Recently in Michigan and now Connecticut, mosquitos have been discovered carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis disease.

Unfortunately there have been recent deaths as a result of the EEE disease and currently no treatment or vaccinations.  Authorities are telling people to wear long-sleeves and cover up and avoid being outside at peak times.

Insect Shield Apparel will help guard against ticks carrying lyme disease and mosquitos carrying malaria, yellow fever and zika to name a few.

Insect Shield Apparel helps keeps insects away.  Insect Shield is a process that is bonded to the apparel, it stays on the clothing, not on the skin.  Insect Shield lasts up to 70 washings.  Don’t take a chance this Fall contracting a insect borne disease, protect yourself.  

Insect Shield is available in men’s and women’s apparel, long-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve crews, jackets, pants, hats, neck garters and socks.  If you need further information or help be sure to contact Bel Air Fashions.

Women’s Professional Dress…Not Dead and Buried! by Dick Lerner

One of the biggest frustrations for Women is the lack of quality, affordable classic styled Suits and Suit Separates. Fabrics are flimsy, wrinkle, garments don’t fit, Jacket Sleeves and Pants are too short. Garments are not made well and don’t last! Professional Dress is not the latest trend and yet it is not fuddy-duddy either. This end of the business is not dead, it is thriving.

Many of the Apparel Manufacturers cease to exist and presents a definite void in the marketplace. This presents a challenge for women who still need to dress professional. Made to Measure is a wonderful solution when you want a longevity garment, it is an investment. It is made for you. This is not the answer for everyone, especially when first starting out and on a tight budget.

There are Suit Separates made of a wool blend stretch fabric, which is ideal for year round wear. Fabrics have good weight, smooth finish, hold their shape, don’t break down and look good throughout the day. These are quality and affordable garments that last and styling is modern fit. Choice will be a classic style Jacket, Flat Front Pant or Skirt. All three items will be Core Essential items that can be worn as a Suit or mix n match with other items in the wardrobe.

When the need is too dress up for an upcoming job or promotion interview or important meeting; having the right fabric, classic styled garment, fits well, will help you make the compelling professional statement you seek. If further information is needed, contact Bel Air Fashions, will be glad to be a resource.

Tips to Plan a Wardrobe for Work and Travel by Dick Lerner

Planning Clothing for Work and Travel is building a Core Essential Wardrobe that reduces waste.  The Apparel Industry is the 4th largest polluter of Air and Water.  It is better to buy better quality it will last longer and spend less in the long run and not fill up are Landfills and Oceans.  There is a lot of disposable junk in the marketplace that has to be replaced over and over.  It is better to be Eco and Sustainable and protect the Planet.

Buy items that give flexibility, mix n match, dress up or down, but dress right.  Good quality fabrics that are made with the latest technology help assure quality and longevity in a garment.  A good fabric held up in the light should have density and weight so the garment will hardly wrinkle and fit well.  A garment shouldn’t look like it was slept in five minutes after wearing.  Fabrics with stretch are ideal to help look fresh all day long.  Non Iron Cotton Shirts require no ironing.  Four way stretch micro-fiber Shirts are terrific for comfort and holding Shape.

These are examples of fabrics are great for day to day wear.  Planning purchases around a few good tops and bottoms will create a number of mix n match items and ideal for Travel.  Having the right items prevent over packing, garments will not look crushed after traveling.