Senin, 25 Agustus 2014

Tips to Select Men's Shirts

One can find many varieties of men's shirts in the markets these days. Selecting a suitable and matching shirt is not as easy a task as it once was. The designs and styles change rapidly. Sometimes, it is very difficult even to judge whether a particular shirt is meant for formal or casual use. If you like to finish shopping in a jiffy, you may not be an ideal person to select men's shirts. You have to be patient, attentive, and knowledgeable about shirts to pick the right one for the right occasions.

Also, You need to understand that the first impression may not always be the best impression if you pick a wrong shirt. Here are some tips that would help you in selecting the most suitable type of men's shirts from a plethora of options available today.

Dress For Occasion

The shirt is the most noticeable of the dress items. It is often said that the dresses are the first alphabets of person's body language. It is better to adopt a horses-for-courses policy here - that is, selecting a certain kind of shirt for a particular occasion.

Each kind of occasion demands a particular set of color and design. For example, if you are going for a job interview, it is better to select light colored and less extravagantly designed shirts. Light blue and gray are the usual preferred colors by job seekers.

On the other hand, if you have got a promotion or have got a high profile job, select some bright and lively colored men's shirts. Pink, green, and orange are ideal colors to communicate one's energy and authority. The colors mentioned here are of general nature only. You have to select a color based on the color of your skin and make sure that the color of your shirt is in coordination with other dress items.

Striped Vs. Solid

This is an eternal debate regarding men's shirts. Each set has its own band of admirers. Some people prefer striped design shirts, while some others like solid colored ones. Clearly, this is a personal choice. If somebody wants a striped design shirt, there is absolutely no problem in getting one. However, if you are planning to use the shirts for regular use, it is better to select solid color shirts. It has nothing to do with quality. Solid color shirts can be used along with any kind of ties, irrespective of the fact that the ties are striped or solid. Striped design shirts certainly do not provide such a luxury. Only striped ties can be used with striped design shirts.

Know Your Dimensions

You need to figure out your shirt size. If you do not know what size of shirt fits you exactly, you can seek the help of sales persons in the textile retail outlet. Some manufacturing companies making men's shirts use the exact number to denote the shirt size grosir kaos distro murah berkualitas. Some companies use alphabets such as S (for small), M (for medium size), L (for large), and XL (for extra large).

If you are not familiar with the size protocols, it is always better to get help from the sales persons to figure out whether a particular shirt will fit your size. Also, you need to get your neck size and sleeve size to make sure that the men's shirts fit perfectly to the body.

Rabu, 20 Agustus 2014

Can You Eat 6 Truckloads of Chicken in Two Days Yourself?

In 1998 I met one of the former presidents of Botswana at last, after struggling to set up the appointment for two weeks. It was more of an ego-thing; I was young and just wanted to impress my twin-brother with having a president's signature. But being a - however young and inexperienced - owner of a import/export company got me the appointment. At 21:30 somewhere in August that year I met Sir Ketumile Masire, the second president of Botswana after independence in 1966. While waiting for him at his home town Kanye, I enjoyed a cup of tea with his wife Lady Gladys. I don't know how it came about, but when I asked her for conversation's sake what she think I can import to Botswana, she mentioned that her partly-retired husband is considering buying a farm to start with poultry. And at that moment I clicked: I haven't seen a single piece of chicken at any shop for the past 2 months! She told me then that Botswana virtually don't have any poultry-farms.

The next morning I set off to the first of more than 20 shops and retail food stores that day. non-e of them had any chicken or even turkey in stock for months; all of them said it's because they can't get any. I took a wild chance and asked them if they are willing to buy from me if I get it at 16 Pula/kilogram to them. That time the exchange rate was at a stage at ZAR 1.47 against a pula, so I was asking for R 23,52 per kilogram, while the shops still had to add their profits. And I still didn't knew at what price I could get it, never mind other costs like taxes and transport from South Africa. Keeping in mind that beef, one of Botswana's main contributors to their GDP, was selling for 10 to 12 pula a kilogram for prime cuts like rump and steak, I had all the odds stacked up against me. Since chicken is much cheaper than beef in South Africa, its the poor man's meat of choice there; at my price it wouldn've be the opposite in Botswana. To my ultimate surprise and relief, I collected fairly large orders from 22 shops that day. I personally think Botswana citizens just got fed-up for only having a choice between beef and beef every day. (Fish and sheep is also almost impossible to get there at that time, even in the capital Gaborone). I cursed the public telephone for the tenth time, but on the eleventh try I got through to Rainbow Chickens in Worcester, South Africa. With their 17 farms around town, they were the only company I know because I had a friend working there. He promptly worked out a price for me, and even offered that Rainbow will deliver with their cooler-trucks to Botswana. The total price of R17,22 per kilogram, delivered, placed me promptly in heaven.

The next day I went down to Johannesburg to sign a deal for gym-equipment that was to be delivered in Lobatse. That same Wednesday I went back with it to Botswana. My rented Avis-car and my truck behind me arrived just before closing time that night for the border kambing guling jakarta, and my plan was to get it delivered that same night and catch a plane early the next morning to Cape Town to go and sign my 'chicken-deal'. The border-official recognized me and asked what I was bringing in. I handed the CCA1-documentation and others to him, and mentioned that my next imports will be 'enough chicken to smother Gaborone with'. Instead of laughing like he always does, he stopped me with a heavy frown: "But Sir, you can't. Don't you know that it's not permitted because the government wants to boost our own poultry-farming industry?" They had a ban on poultry-imports!

Had he told me that only 18 hours later, I would've already been the shocked owner of 6 truckloads of chicken with nowhere to sell them and a financial loss.

The moral of the story: The owner of Climate World Trade will never count his chickens again before they haven't hatched! Always make certain about all the red tape before anything else and follow the rules of global trade.