Blog: A blog on togs
Joe Ayling | 26 August 2010
An unseasonable August day at the just-style newsdesk has resulted in some debate about air conditioning, the end of summer and, believe it or not, duvet togs.
So far in life I have avoided any confusion over when to crank up my tog-ratings by simply owning one duvet. However, my associates are in strong agreement that my approach to duvets is a naive one.
For those unfamiliar with duvet tog values (surely I can't be the only one), the general idea is to switch your low-tog duvet for a higher rated one when the cold nights creep in.
"Of course I have two duvets, everybody does," one colleague said, trying to work out whether August was too early to switch over to his highest tog winter duvet.
So what does all this have to do with fashion, I hear you ask, aside from a tenuous link with pyjamas - and the argument that wearing a Heat-Tech thermal suit from Uniqlo, for instance, might serve the same purpose and free up some storage space during summer?
Well, on the back of just-style's previous blog about the origins of denim, the word 'tog' originally traces back to clothing. According to duvet retail giant Dreams, the tog was invented by workers at the Shirley Institute, Manchester, in the 1940s, to measure the thermal properties of materials.
One question remains though, which may result in my eviction into the office car park, but if it's a warm evening then why do you need a duvet at all?
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...
Last week we marked the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States by taking a closer look at what's at stake for the textile and apparel trade – especially his promises t...
Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing land...
- US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes
- Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016
- Trade Tracker – Trump's first weeks, Brexit agenda
- Key trade issues facing US textiles and apparel
- Does a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion?
- Bangladesh "high threat" for terrorist activity
- VF Corp sees Q4 and FY earnings tumble
- Sales at US clothing retailers jumped in January
- Ralph Lauren new execs to support Way Forward Plan
- US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Kate Spade, Rocky Brands
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, December 2016
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar