To All My Friends Who Lives In The New Orde Era

Monday, May 12, 2008

MAMA,MOTHER,MOMMY,MAK.......

nothing worth more in this world ....i lost her when i need her...she left me when i really need her love...her advice... and almost her cook that make me lost my appetite these day...she fight with her diabetes with all patient that no one will not have it...how am i wonder that i really miss her much...but God love her more than i do ...al-fatihah to my lovely great late mom, HAJAH SABARIAH BTE HARUN...i miss you mom....-biokapitalis 01.04am tuesday may 13 2008...

p/s; KASIH (REPUBLIC OF BRICKSFIELD)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oldest Known” Pair Of Levi’s® Jeans Showcased On The History Channel’s History’s Lost & Found Sold For Record $46,532.00 On eBay- May 24, 2001





Jeans Return Home to Levi Strauss & Co.
Exact Replica of Historic Jeans to be Made Available to the Public as Part of the Levi’s® Vintage Clothing Collection

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2001 – Through a special auction presented by The History Channel®, eBay and Butterfields, the “oldest known” pair of Levi’s® jeans in existence was sold tonight for $46,532.00 to Levi Strauss & Co. These authenticated 1880s jeans had an estimated value between $25,000 and $35,000 according to appraisers at Butterfields Auctioneers. Selling for $46,532.00 in a last-minute bidding war on eBay, the jeans have now set a record as the highest price ever paid for a pair of denim. All proceeds from the sale will go to the individual seller of the jeans, who consigned the item to Butterfields and wishes to remain anonymous.

Through a joint effort, these jeans were featured on History Channel’s History’s Lost & Found Auction Block and simultaneously listed on eBay in a seven-day auction, from May 17 through May 24 at www.ebay.com/history and www.HistoryChannel.com . History’s Lost & Found, which airs Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, takes viewers on a wild scavenger hunt through history tracking down long lost objects and artifacts that have significantly changed our world. The winning bid will be announced on Friday’s program, May 25.

“I’m thrilled that the world’s oldest pair of Levi’s jeans have come home after more than 110 years,” said Bob Haas, chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. and the great-great-grandnephew of the company's founder, Levi Strauss. “This is an important piece of our company’s history and it’s great that they will now be preserved in our archives.”

“Levi Strauss & Co. invented the first pair of jeans in 1873, which have since become one of the most enduring icons of our time,” said Lynn Downey, Levi Strauss & Co. historian. “Our archives are filled with examples of our nearly 130-year tradition of innovation, the riveted blue jean.”

Collecting vintage denim is a worldwide phenomenon. But not everyone can buy $46,532 vintage jeans. To bring this historical find to the public, an exact replica will be produced for the Levi's® Vintage Clothing line, a collection dedicated to reproducing select archival pieces in the most minute detail from the Levi Strauss & Co. archive. The 1880s jean will be replicated with the original details, including the unique "tool pocket" located on the left thigh, the fabric, fit, buttons and stitching. Levi's Vintage Clothing is produced at the world's oldest LS&CO. factory on Valencia Street in San Francisco, and will be available for fall 2001 with a retail price of about $250. The jeans will be available at Levi's® Stores in San Francisco, New York, London, Berlin, as well as Selvedge in New York, Cinch in London, Zinc in Barcelona, B-Fly in Milan, Buttenheim in Berlin and Nim in Paris.


*picture above is one of a pair of levi's 1940s in my 6 years collection...it is 501xx buckle back made in usa ... still in good condition to wear ..but seems like its hard to find nowadays....i rarely worn it...

How To Spot a Fake Armani Suit




How To Spot a Fake Armani Suit

You're a fashion-conscious guy and you're ready to lay down some money on an Armani, or maybe you've been buying them for years but you're looking to take advantage of some of the amazing deals available online, and you want to save yourself some of that hard-earned cash. Don't take any chances when buying online, follow these tips and you can guarantee that you've minimized the risk of purchasing a fake Armani suit. After all, I deal is only good if you end up buying what you actually wanted!

Although the Armani name is on several lines there are only a few that you need to focus on if you are buying a suit: Mani, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani Classico. Although Armani Privé also makes suits, these are custom made and not authorized for sale in stores, if you see one of these online, it is almost certainly a fake.

So, how do you tell an authentic from a fake? There are some quick and easy things to look for that should have you well on your way. For starters, Armani never uses patterned linings on the inside of his suit jackets. No Armani eagle or other patterns, just plain silk or rayon. Similarly, Armani does not put any kind of logo or name on the buttons of his jackets. These are big and immediate tip-offs that are easy to spot. Another warning flag to look out for right away is whether or not the picture contains an image of the label. No label? Move along. Even if the label is shown though, it might still be a fake, here are some more points to consider. Location: Armani jacket labels are always on the right side, above the inside pocket. If it's on the left, or below the pocket you've found another fake. Similarly, if the label shows an eagle on it (unless it's Emporio Armani), you're being taken for a ride. The labels for the various lines are as follows:

Mani - Currently a black label that says simply, "Mani" in white lettering. Previously a white label with Black lettering stating simply, "Mani" or "Mani, made in Italy"

Emporio Armani - hangtag is white with black lettering stating, "Emporio Armani". The new ones will have an eagle on them, note this is the only label that has an eagle.

Armani Collezioni - the new label is a white square with the words "Armani Collezioni, made in Italy". The older labels are a white rectangle and say either, "Giorgio Armani Collezioni, Made in Italy" or "Giorgio Armani, Made in Italy". Typically, there is also a small tab that shows the country of origin, which should be Italy, or sometimes Portugal, Spain or Turkey.

Giorgio Armani - the label is black with white lettering and states very simply, "Giorgio Armani, Made in Italy" Prior labels share the same color scheme and state either "Giorgio Armani A Milano Borgonuovo 21" or Giorgio Armani Couture, Made in Italy". All these suits should also have a a black colar tag that states, "made in Italy" and include a label listing the manufacturer as Vestimenta S.p.A

Giorgio Armani Classico - labels are blue with white lettering, new labels state, "Giorgio Armani Classico, Made in Italy". Older labels say, "Giorgio Armani Classico, A Milano Borgonuovo 21".

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