24 Oct

The best denim jackets, shirts and jeans for spring

first_img The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Denim is back. Not since the mid to late 2000s has fashion’s most utilitarian fabric had a greater impact on the designer runways to the street. But how times have changed. Where the latest news in denim used to be about one wash or one cut for the season, this spring brands are offering an assortment of washes, vintage inspirations from the 50’s to 70’s, and silhouettes all simultaneously ripe for the picking.So how best to approach the season’s most important trend? Start with the color blue, for one, because nothing looks fresher right now than a medium to light blue denim jacket or jean mixed in with the rest of your outfits. When the trend is this strong, it’s also worth going back to the brands that do it best. Nudie Jeans’s collection, inspired by Marlon Brando, James Dean and other young rebels from the 50’s synonymous with denim, includes, we think, the best organic selvedge updates in the market, as well as an underrated sophistication to their new shapes and fits. Meanwhile if it’s a faded wash or super soft feel you’re after, consider Citizens of Humanity, or, for something a little more studied, Acne Studios.The most important thing to keep in mind is your individual style. The right piece should elevate your individuality and bring something different to your existing wardrobe, so aim for the pieces that have some intrinsic character to their look and weave. Here, 10 brands to set you on the right path to looking sharper in denim. Editors’ Recommendations 1. Citizens of Humanity Classic denim jacket in wasteland wash (8) 2. Uniqlo Pure Blue Japan loose fit tapered denim jeans (.90) 3. Nudie Jeans Tryggve Organic Two By One Denim (5) 4. Nudie Jeans Thin Finn tender blues jeans (9) 5. Freenote Cloth Rios vintage slim denim jean (0) 6. AllSaints Hilltop denim shirt in indigo (5) 7. Michael Bastian Five-pocket bleach denim jean (0) 8. Acne Drifter denim blazer (0) 9. COS Pale blue washed denim shirt () 10. Club Monaco Denim jacket (8) 11. Levi’s Made & Crafted denim shirt (5) Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Madecenter_img The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denim The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 last_img read more

8 Oct

Government says part of LTTE still at large

He said this while making the keynote address at the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Joint Seminar on ‘Political and Diplomatic Challenges Faced by Nations during and after Conflict Confined to Borders’ at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Affairs today. The government says despite the end of the war four years ago, a part of the LTTE is still at large and its members will try very hard to restart the conflict in Sri Lanka.Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that it is for this reason that the government will not compromise when it comes to providing security to the nation. He said that by using modern telecommunication technologies including the internet, activists can reorganise, regroup and pose a threat to the nation’s security once again.The defence secretary also said that the issue of human rights has become one of the most critical topics in the relationship between states.He said that the large number of Tamils who migrated to Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and many European nations over the last three decades now comprises a powerful lobby in those countries. “Because of the many LTTE activists amongst these Tamil expatriates, an incorrect picture about what took place during the Humanitarian Operation is conveyed to their Governments. These Governments in turn exert pressure on Sri Lanka at various forums, including the United Nations Human Rights Council over the last few years. This is a major challenge that the Government has to face not just today but in time to come,” he added. (Colombo Gazette) “Although the LTTE’s military leadership was destroyed during the Humanitarian Operation, it is important to understand that this was only one part of the LTTE’s vast organisation. The rest of the organisation is still at large, and although it has adopted a democratic face in its international dealings, there is no doubt that its members will try very hard to restart the conflict in Sri Lanka. This is a threat that must be guarded against. That is why the Government of Sri Lanka will not compromise when it comes to providing security to the nation,” he said. He said that the objective of the government in the long term has to be to bring back stability to the country and keeping some degree of security measures in place is essential.“Especially in countries such as Sri Lanka where the conflict has dragged on for many decades, it would be foolish to expect the situation to normalise completely overnight. At the same time, the government is very keen to remove whatever restrictions had to be in place during the war so that the people feel the benefit of peace as fast as possible. Balancing these two conflicting imperatives-ensuring adequate security and bringing back normalcy as fast as possible-is one of the greatest challenges that a state has to face after a conflict,” he said. read more