Enamel Pins History

Enamel pins – trends, history, and the craze

Everything you need to know!

One of the trends that caught attention around the world was the big comeback of the enamel prints. Believe it or not, these cute, little accessories that your parents might have worn during their youth, are now even more popular than they were back then. So, if you manage to find some old ones around the house, be sure to wear it – it will fit great in this new and refreshed trend.
The trend of wearing pins started back again around 2014 when it was still fresh and new, and many were skeptical about whether it will grow to be a real trend or not. Now, it’s popularity has sky rocketed. This accessory has become a fresh and interesting addition to the clothes and accessories, for people of all ages.

The history of today’s pin dates back to 1800BC with the ancient Egyptians, who created decorative filigree artworks. 600 years later, the Greeks updated the process and the look, filling out space in the filigree with powdered glass, which turned out to be the base of the enamel inlay. Much later, the Chinese used the same process to create decorative items, vases, and jewelry, which also includes the first enamel lapel pin. In the time of the Civil War, the pins were very popular because the soldiers wore them as a symbol of their unit. They even came as a reward later, for the veterans.

Until recently, the pins did not have their place in the fashion world. but, the much-awaited revival happened at the pins started appearing everywhere. They were most different, colorful, interesting. The enamel pins offered a black canvas for designers with the chance to explore and state their idea, mission, or just to send a message out there in the world. It is equally adored by both men and women. They have become a representation of personality and identity. The youngsters usually wear them on the side of a denim jacket. the fashionistas put them additionally on the back of the jacket, jeans, and accessories. Some even attach them to the blazers and work attire, bringing some diversity to the worked place.

All in all, the pins have made a comeback, they are here, in most different and interesting designs and colors. in you want to bring out your creative side, try wearing and matching 2-3 pins – you will love it!



Licensed Band Shirts

Band Merch – a new twist of the popular trend

The past few years have seen a really big growth and comeback of a trend that was popular during the ’70s and ’80s. Then the love towards certain music band was shown by wearing clothing garments with their logo on, or faces of its members. Usually, men and women were wearing T-shirts, pins, and hats and that was a worldwide trend. After that period, with the appearance of new boy and girl bands, that trends somehow were forgotten. Now, in modern times when fashion allows absolutely everything and supports different approaches, this style is making a comeback.
Darkest Hour Apparel, willing to satisfy the consumers market need’s in this are too, has incorporated a special Band Merch Line in the online shop. Here, you can find the most different kinds of garments. They can be for you, or a gift, and whichever you choose, you will be more than satisfied.

Being friends with many different music bands has allowed us the opportunity to create unique pieces that express both sides. From the one side, come we, Darkest Hour Apparel, with the wide net and options to sell these products and satisfy different tastes and need. On the other side come the bands. We focus mainly on Punk Rock, Metal, Classic rock and Rock N Roll bands. Their quotes, logos, graphics, and prints can be found on many different garments such as T-shirts and hoodies. The appreciation and the confidence many of these bands lay in us because we sell licensed Band Merch only! The products you get from us, are the only ones you will find out there and they are the unique ones coming directly from that band’s creative approval.
Wearing these pieces shows both the fashionable and music sense you have and nurture towards this kind of music. Some of the pieces are more eye-catching, some are more discreet – it all depends on tastes, preferences, and likings. The palate of products s quite large – both for men and women.
Our number one goal is to sell only the licensed products coming as a result of the collaboration with these bands. In that way, we create a special relationship with our customers, consumers and the bands itself. for those of you who are willing to get some Band Merch, head to Darkest Hour Apparel and choose your favorite.