The Plaid Shirt: Rebellion, Grunge and a Touch Flamboyance

Plaid shirts will always represent for me Kurt Cobain, riot grrrls and grunge music. That's because I'm self-centered and lived my twenties in the '90s. But today when I see my husband putting on a plaid shirt, it inspires entirely different connotations. He couldn't be less grunge, but he is a certified geek. And it… »3/02/12 4:20pm3/02/12 4:20pm

Modified New Zealand Wool Resists Blowtorches, Dog Bites, Sharp Knives

Call it cliche (or just inevitable), but those sheep-herders down not-quite under have created the ultimate fabric by weaving a synthetic textile fiber called Vectran »9/12/08 9:15pm9/12/08 9:15pm with ordinary sheep's wool. It's so amazing, its said to withstand blowtorches, dog bites and even knife attacks. "We have tested it...putting the…