Five leading brands for men and women are put to the test for cut and comfort
OVER 60 million pairs of jeans were sold in Britain last year that’s more than one for each man, woman and child. Although there are hundreds of brands and styles on the market, it can still be a struggle to find a pair that doesn’t give you thunder thighs or a baggy bottom. We asked our panel to try out a selection of five brands, from the classic American Levis and Lee jeans to Paul Smith designer jeans.
Our testers could not agree on these. Martin Woodrow thought they were excellent: ‘Well made, rugged and stylish with a dark colour which I like. Definitely the best of the bunch, with the all important not too expensive price tag.’ For Christoper Breward, though, they were a distinct turn off. ‘These were the real losers. I can accept that the sloppy loose cut and ostentatious labelling are aimed at a much younger, more streetwise market; what’s difficult to take is the poor workmanship and skimping. Whatever way you put them on, they have a strangely emasculating effect, completely flattening out the crotch.’
Paul Smith Menswear might be horrified to
How To Lead Off a Base in Softball
When you’re playing competitive softball, you need to take advantage of every opportunity possible. There are certain aspects of the game that require certain strategies, and if you implement these strategies correctly, you will greatly improve your chances of winning. One of these strategies that should never be overlooked is leading off a base. To keep it simple, we’ll use leading off first base as an example.
Before we begin, let’s keep in mind that leading off first base in softball is a lot different from leading off first base in baseball. When you lead off first base in baseball, you’re allowed to take a lead when the pitcher has the ball. Usually, a player will take a few steps toward second base and if they see an opportunity to steal, they will take advantage of it. They can also just get a good head start prior to their teammate hitting the ball.
Leading off first base in softball is much different. The big difference is that you’re not allowed to lead off the base when the pitcher still has the ball. You can only leave the base once the pitcher lets go of the
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Vista resident Tim Chambers is known as "The Saluting Marine," for the annual vigil he does each Memorial Day weekend in Washington DC. Dressed in his former dress uniform, he stands in frozen salute for up to 5 hours during the Roller Thunder event honoring POWs/MIA. Photo by Don Boomer
Share PhotoTo afford the expense of traveling to Washington each year, as well as the many dedications, fundraisers, funerals, parades and patriotic services he’s invited to attend, Chambers drives for Uber, sells T shirts and commemorative cards and is grateful for the occasional donation. He also recently launched a nonprofit, Stand 4 Vets, which will better cover his patriotic education programs and raise money for veterans’ dental care.
Lorraine Heist, Chambers’ girlfriend of five years, said she’s amazed at how people respond to him.
"I see the healing he gives these individuals," said Heist, a real estate agent. "He’s one of the most caring and genuine individuals I’ve ever met. He’s very compassionate and he cares about people."
Chambers grew up the oldest of six kids on a Christmas tree and strawberry farm in Silverton, Ore. In high school, he played football, basketball and trombone but was best known as
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