Over time, the bandana has become associated with those who work hard as well as those who are a bit of a rebel at heart, but you might be surprised how far back in history this versatile headwear can trace its roots. It’s easy to conjure up the image of Rosie the Riveter. Who hasn’t seen that iconic image with Rosie’s hair held back by a red bandana? But long before Rosie pulled her hair back and went to work, bandannas were being put to use all around the world. Ancient Roots As the folks at Mental Floss explain, “The...
Keeping fit has become a way of life over the last 3 decades. Whether pilates, jogging or strutting accross a tennis court, people are loving a healthier lifestyle. Of course while participating in their sport of choice, dressing the part has become just as important. One of the most recent sport style trends is the use of headbands or colored bandanas, ideal for holding back hair and absorbing perspiration. Generally made from a stretchy microfibre material, they are a perfect headwear choice. So what is the main difference between bandannas and headbands? Headbands or hairbands, as some prefer, are bands...
Get out your favorite motorcycle bandanas and leather face masks and get ready to hit the road. It’s August and that means that it’s time for the Sturgis Motorcyle Rally. This year the rally will be held August 2 through 11 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. According to the official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally timeline, the very first Sturgis Rally was held in 1938. It was known as the Black Hills Classic at that time and was held on August 14th. Only nine participants and a handful of spectators turned out for the race. Here are some other historic...
The summer is here and time to brush off the dust on those Harleys and take to the highways. Bike riders however have evolved as much as their machines over the decades and now riding gear, such as leather accessories, biker leather face masks, headwear, and the coolest bandanas have become a huge part of the lifestyle. Luggage is available in a miriad of styles and colors to fit every model of bike, but naturally colored vegetan leather saddlebags, handcrafted leather front fork bags and leather side bags are still considered the ultimate status symbol. Biker leather facemasks on the...
Can we all take a minute to obsess over this whole bandana movement at the moment? Well, I guess head accessories in general because I like the look of headscarves and bands, too. But I think the bandana is my favorite because it’s so versatile! There are so many ways to wear a bandana that this little accessory is deserving of its very own “how to wear” blog post.I first mentioned my love for bandanas back when I shared my go-to Summer Capsule Wardrobe Essentials list. And something I’m really excited about doing more of on my blog is actually...
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