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by TATYZ on March 8th, 2018

How to measure your feet:

1.The best time to measure is the afternoon or evening.  If you measure your feet in the morning, they will be smaller, which would give you the wrong size.

2. Choose flat and firm surface to stand on. Don't do it on a carpet or other soft surface.

3. Wear thin socks or stockings.  Only measure your feet while barefoot if you plan to wear shoes over your bare feet

4. The best position for accurate measurements is standing.  It will be easier if you have a friend present to trace your foot for you.

5. Put your foot on a piece of paper and  draw  the outline of your foot with a thin pen, keeping the pen straight.

6. Measure both feet. Most people's feet are slightly asymmetrical​.

7. Measure the longest distance from the heel to the tip of your big toe​ with a ruler.  Use shoe length chart  to find the number that corresponds to your shoe length.​


by TATYZ on March 3rd, 2018

   ​A court shoe (British English), or pump (American English), is a shoe with a low-cut front, the vamp, and originally without a fastening. 
    The term "pump" was first appeared in England in the 16 th century but it is the Americans who continue to use this word. The British term changed to court during 19 th century.
    The strapless pump made the leg look longer by not using a strap that cut across the instep.
    Pumps for women are usually heeled.
  The construction of  classic pumps is simple, using a whole-cut leather top with a low vamp​. 
The heeled pumps with vamp and quarters curved downwards on both sides of the upper to the soles is called D'Orsay.  The name Mary Jane  has been used to refer to  pumps with single bar or strap across instep. A sling-back is identified by the strap around the back of the heel. Peep toe pumps is classic pumps with open toes.
     T-strap pumps have two straps -across and along the instep. Ankle strap pumps have straps on the heel part of the shoe that  go across the ankle.  Pumps can have different style and shape heels including wedge heels and vented vamps  construction ( see the photo below).
 


by TATYZ on March 1st, 2018

​   Shoe design is a complex process that starts from sketching future model of footwear. The shoe designer must start with determining  several things of future shoe model:
1. Type  of footwear for women/men/children ( sandals, moccasins, pumps, boots, etc)
2. Heel height  and its shape  (low, medium, high heel; block, stiletto, etc)
3. Shape of the shoe last toe (round, oval, pointed, almond-haped, etc)
4. Materials for upper, lining, sole and its texture (leather, textile, etc)
5. Actual design work based on  inspiration and foot structure (pattern lines to determine shoe details). 
6. Hardware and other decorative elements  (bows, lacing, perforation, etc), types of  seams (single, double, decorative), edge finishing.



by TATYZ on February 27th, 2018

      Before you buy a pair of  any type of footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, etc),  learn few tricks that will help you to choose the great quality one which would last long.
1-5 - Check  the right and left half-pairs. They must be symmetrical. Length of the sole, height, etc. must be the same.
6 -7 Check the  quality of sole material and how well upper is  glued to the sole.
8- Check the toe stiffener. It must be strong to ensure keeping the shape of the shoe.
9- Check the  quality of upper and lining material and how well shoe details are stitched together. Remember, genuine leather unlike any synthetic material (for example, PU) are strong, breathable material with good stretchable ability which ensure great comfort while walking.
  


by TATYZ on February 26th, 2018

The whole process of making shoes can be divided into 8  steps:

1. Sketching the future design
2. Technical drawings and pattern making
3. Choosing the leather and other materials
4.Cutting out the details of the shoe model
5. Upper and lining stitching 
6. Lasting process using shoe lasts
7. Sole and heel attaching
​8. Quality control and packing.

by TATYZ on February 19th, 2018

TATYZ stone-washed canvas bags  are  perfect for your next cruise trip. Made from natural thick cotton  and genuine leather, they are light, breathable and durable.  Wide range of   bright summer colours  such as sea blue, orange, yellow, teal, navy blue, lemongrass allows you to choose your favourite colour which matches your dress. http://tatyz.com/tatyz-online
     Have a look at  our  numerous styles and designs -  from  spacious medium totes  to small single handed purses. All of TATYZ bags   have a plenty of space for your holiday essentials - book /ipad,  a cardholder and sunglasses . Combine the bag with TATYZ  flat 100 % leather (upper, lining, insole) sandals.  ​Bon voyage!!!!!

by TATYZ on February 7th, 2018

​How to take care of your shoes:
1. Keep them in a breathable cardboard shoe box ( it protects shoes from dust and fading from sunlight)
2. Always use shoe horns to put your shoes on to avoid heel/counter damage
3. Walk carefully watching your steps.
4. Take off your shoes carefully by holding and pushing down the heel
5. Don't forget to brush the dust/dirt off the shoes with the soft-bristle brush. Use shoe polish if needed. Use shoe trees for keeping the shape of your shoes.
6. Change worn heel tips at shoe repair shop
​     Keep your shoes in dust bags or cardboard boxes  in dry conditions . Don't seal the product into a plastic bag or box for months at a time to avoid  product to get  mouldy. 
 
    If your  footwear has become wet, dry it at room temperature. For wet leather  shoes, stuff them with paper to their natural shape (not any bigger) and let them dry, away from a heat source. The next day give them a good brushing to bring back the nap.

    If the leather has become dirty, clean it gently with a sponge with some leather balm or cream.  Use a small amount and apply a thin and even layer, for example with a sponge. Wipe off the excess with a clean and dry cloth. Always try first on a small  surface to see how the color changes before you treat the whole shoe. Note that greasing will also soften the leather a bit.
    For light coloured leather, use natural color shoe polish, for black leather is better to use black colour treatment as it will enhance the color and shine.

    Special  suede protection spray can be used to protect the suede footwear  from stains and water damage. Use soft clean brush(sponge)  or special suede brush     to clean suede from dust and dry dirt.  If your suede product has become wet, dry it at room temperature. Don’t rub any suede product while it is wet.
        If  your  suede shoe has dry spots, try rubbing them away gently with a clean pencil eraser or a suede cleaning block.

by TATYZ on October 24th, 2017

​T ATYZ  canvas bags are made of 14 oz. or 22 oz. heavyweight stone-washed  canvas. If you want to make the bag more water resistant, you can treat it with a water-resistant spray made specifically to protect cotton.

     Dirt can normally be removed by carefully wiping the fabric with a moistened sponge and some mild soap. Be gentle, as hard rubbing on the fabric may cause spots.
     If washing is absolutely necessary, we recommend careful hand washing. If hand washed, use lukewarm water and a mild, non-bleaching detergent.   Washcloth or soft bristle brush can be used to clean the material .After rinsing with water, stretch the wet product and let it hang dry.  
      Re-grease the leather details when almost completely dry.
      Metal accessory might require polishing over time.

Posted on October 10th, 2017

     TATYZ  brand store is located in a newly build spacious Promenada Resort Mall  in Chiang Mai (Thailand) as part of "Fashion Story" concept. Open daily from 11.00 to 21.00 ( Building A, First Floor).  Discount  is up to 50%. WELCOME.
 

Posted on October 7th, 2017

      For TATYZ  handbags we use 100% A Grade  22 oz. and 14 oz. Cotton canvas made in Thailand  and dyed with CPB method. The Cold Pad Batch (CPB) dyeing method is the non-thermal dyeing process which is environmental friendly in both less water and energy consumption. The natural cotton fibers respond well to fiber reactive dyes and can be transformed into beautiful colors in a wide range palette.
     To achieve subtle colors, canvas is then subject to stone-washing process. After it the colors of the canvas become delicate and not strong or bright.
                                                                        Colour palette
                      Bucket bag made from  both stone-washed and plain canvas
​   Stone-washed process is carried out with Latest technology– perlite.
    Perlite is the form of naturally occurring silicon rock. It has the distinctive property of expanding to 4 to 20 times its initial volume when heated at a particular temperature. The crude Perlite rock when heated it gets swollen up and tiny glass sealed bubbles are formed. Its original colour which is black or gray changes to grayish white or else white. This heated form of Perlite is used for stone wash purpose.
 
   Perlite treatment reduces the rate of harm caused to large washing machines by pumice stones and gives the cotton better supple and softer finish. There are many grades of Perlite differing in sizes are used for giving the stone wash finish to fabric right from largest to finest grades; some are very tiny just like grounded earth..
 
     The degree of colour fading depends on the fabric to stone ratio, washing time, size of stones. Stone wash effect is one of the oldest but highly demanded washing effects.
    Advantages of this metod:
- No extra chemical required, therefore making process more economical.
- Less water consumption.
- Less energy consumption.
- Less chance of patches or unevenness
 
   Another advantage of stone-washed canvas that the  material won’t bleed much  during washing process of the product.