5 Reasons Why People Love London Souvenirs

5 Reasons Why People Love London Souvenirs

Did you know ‘souvenir’ is a French word meaning remembrance or memory? Well the good news is that Union Jack Wear provide the best London souvenirs without having to leave the comfort of your armchair.

Souvenirs are keepsakes or mementos and can be anything that holds memories that are reminders of an enjoyable time spent at a particular place, in our case, the capital of England; London. Some folk proudly display their London souvenirs in their homes so that friends and family can admire them in all their glory and provoke conversation. Also, people buy souvenirs for family members and friends as a memento to show them that they were remembered while visiting the home town of the Queen.

London T-shirt Souvenir

People particularly love London t-shirt souvenir. They are popular and come in all sizes and colours. Some with long sleeves, hoods, curved necklines, and many designs to choose. One favourite of the London t-shirts souvenir has a British Flag and the London Red Bus on it. If you are creative, you can even create your own design. Cotton pyjama bottoms are available to make a set.

London Red Bus Tea Towel

The London Red Bus Tea Towel has several small pictures of buses on it, one has a picture of the London Red Bus coming down the street and another has a London Red Bus with the saying, “I’d rather be in London”.

London Teddy Bear Souvenir

A Teddy Bear Souvenir from London is also favourite. The bears are soft and cuddly, and one comes dressed in a royal guardsman’s attire. Another bear was made to look like Paddington Bear, a character from a book by Michael Bond. One London teddy bear souvenir has a smaller bear in a mug that has a London design on it.

London Souvenir Shopping Bag

On a London Souvenir Shopping Bag you will find a variety of designs such as the British Flag, the London Red Bus, and beautiful structures such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and the London Tower Bridge.

I love London Dome Umbrella

Another favourite London Souvenir is the I love London Dome Umbrella, which is black with a white I, red heart, and white London. The umbrella is a nice size and can be put into a bag.

The History of Bermuda Shorts

The History of Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts are a type of short trousers. They are designed with several inches more length than standard shorts, ending at just above the knee. Depending on the material and style of the shorts, they are worn as either casual or semi-casual attire.

In 2015, people are so accustomed to “shorts” as a form of attire that many people forget that “shorts” originated as short trousers, worn by British boys prior to “coming of age” and progressing to full trousers.

With that in mind, you might wonder, where do Bermuda shorts come from and how did they become attire for adult males?

Although they are now part of everyday street wear, in the late 19th century, British military officers found the climate of the Atlantic islands too hot and humid. As a result, they were granted permission to cut the lower legs off their trousers.

This style was soon adopted by the locals, and adapted into semi-casual and business wear. Today this fashion that began as mens shorts are worn by people of all social and economic standings – such as business men and women, law enforcement personnel, judges, people attending school and college, even grooms on their wedding day.

While the military stuck to the military khaki colour, the islanders adapted the style to their traditional bright colours, such as pink, yellow, blue, and lime green. This is still the fashion today, however, most Europeans find this to be garish and ugly.

You might be wondering, since they were created such a long time ago, are Bermuda shorts in style today, and do Bermuda shorts look good?

The answer to that is, absolutely!

Today, they come in a wide variety of flattering materials, both subdued and bright fun colours and even patterns ranging from classic and casual to fun and bold. One of the most popular fun, causal pieces is the Union Jack pattern.

With all these various business and casual styles, materials and patterns, a person could be tempted to ask, can I wear Bermuda shorts to work?

That all depends on your employer, and where you work. Bermuda shorts are indeed used in many businesses as part of the uniform. One well known parcel delivery service, known for their brown vans and uniforms, has used Bermuda shorts as part of their company uniform for decades.

Ask your boss, you might get a surprise and be told yes!