Poema Handmade Clothing - Mmmm … I just discovered some very pretty tango clothing. Hannah Poston has well done exactly my plan for UltraVioleta … Make a series of perfect cuts, but then assemble each garment from unique fabric, so no two people have exactly the same one: “Your dance is unique. your clothing should be too.” And the cuts are super smart. It’s easy to see that she understands exactly the priorities and possibilities for great tango clothing. Available online from Poema.   [...more]
Tango clothing How can tango clothing be too sexual? - Tango is a chance to be sexy and show off. People should wear whatever they want. One of the great things about tango is that "No one will ever say 'You're too old to be wearing that'." It's clearly untenable to get prudish about the dance which is already perceived to be pure sex.
About shoes for tango About shoes for tango - Shoes always do more than protect us from the floor. They are, as we say, oversignified. My rebel tango position on shoes is that you should wear whatever makes you feel sexy. I see no reason whatsoever to wear technical dance shoes, and several reasons not to. Like clothing, there are a few functional requirements, but many non-dance shoes meet these requirements, while looking and feeling much better than tango shoes.
Packing for Buenos Aires Packing for Buenos Aires - You will need to feel great. Bring whatever makes you feel Sexy Sexy Sexy (daytime stuff too). Do not pack anything that you feel so-so in. You won't even want to go to the grocery store in it.
Nick Brown Menswear Shopping in Sydney - Your clothes should be as unique as your dance, but if you dance a lot you’ll need a lot of outfits. Look for interesting and inexpensive things at flea markets, secondhand stores, and young designers. Here are a few recommendations for Sydney dancers. And be sure to see my cautionary notes and shopping tips. Men & Women Rozelle Market for used designer clothes for men and women. Lots of vendors with good taste and low prices. Women Lynette Ruwoldt is [...more]

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Tango shoes Why do you wear such weird shoes? - The most common thing for someone to say to me at a milonga is “you can’t dance in those shoes”. About 5 minutes later, they realize they’re wrong. When I started dancing, one of the main attractions was the chance to dress up often, including high heels. Since I was about 14 I’ve had more high heels than places to wear them. When I finally started dancing tango, of course I’d wear the most fabulous shoes I could find. These [...more]
Nick Brown Menswear Shopping in Sydney - Your clothes should be as unique as your dance, but if you dance a lot you’ll need a lot of outfits. Look for interesting and inexpensive things at flea markets, secondhand stores, and young designers. Here are a few recommendations for Sydney dancers. And be sure to see my cautionary notes and shopping tips. Men & Women Rozelle Market for used designer clothes for men and women. Lots of vendors with good taste and low prices. Women Lynette Ruwoldt is [...more]
Packing for Buenos Aires Packing for Buenos Aires - You will need to feel great. Bring whatever makes you feel Sexy Sexy Sexy (daytime stuff too). Do not pack anything that you feel so-so in. You won't even want to go to the grocery store in it.
Tango clothing How can tango clothing be too sexual? - Tango is a chance to be sexy and show off. People should wear whatever they want. One of the great things about tango is that "No one will ever say 'You're too old to be wearing that'." It's clearly untenable to get prudish about the dance which is already perceived to be pure sex.
Custom Tango shoes Getting custom shoes made in Buenos Aires - EVERY shoe store (except 2×4) will tell you that they do “custom” shoes: “Anything you want!”. We learned that what this means is that they will change the colors and materials of the models they make. It has NOTHING to do with the fit. If you have a VERY unusual foot, what you actually need to do is invest in having your own custom last (in Spanish “molda”) made (US $500-$1000). That is the wooden foot that they actually build [...more]
About shoes for tango About shoes for tango - Shoes always do more than protect us from the floor. They are, as we say, oversignified. My rebel tango position on shoes is that you should wear whatever makes you feel sexy. I see no reason whatsoever to wear technical dance shoes, and several reasons not to. Like clothing, there are a few functional requirements, but many non-dance shoes meet these requirements, while looking and feeling much better than tango shoes.
Comme Il Faut modular tango shoes About Comme Il Faut tango shoes - The most expensive tango shoe company is actually cutting costs by building shoes like legos. They have several fronts, several backs, and several heels, and they just mix and match and change the colors. That is not design and it’s not style. Punto.

Curated Shopping

Stop Tango Foot Pain Yoga Toes Stop Foot Pain - Yogatoes are widely used by ballerinas to manage foot pain. They exercise the tiny muscles of your toes so that your feet work better to support your body. Where to order:
St Looi Blues Shoes St. Looi Blues - St. Looi Blues handmade shoes for leaders who wear pants.
Tango underwear Spanx girlshorts - Spanx panties have no seams, just smooth lines and confident coverage. Get a set in black and nude to manage every outfit! I use the “Hide and Sleek” family of products, especially the smallest girlshorts and the mid-thigh, but the capri looks great for people who like coverage to the knee, and the high-waist if you want slimming!
Tango sneakers Sansha : Attractive dance sneakers - To access the full line of Sansha order from Eurostore.  
Poema Handmade Clothing - Mmmm … I just discovered some very pretty tango clothing. Hannah Poston has well done exactly my plan for UltraVioleta … Make a series of perfect cuts, but then assemble each garment from unique fabric, so no two people have exactly the same one: “Your dance is unique. your clothing should be too.” And the cuts are super smart. It’s easy to see that she understands exactly the priorities and possibilities for great tango clothing. Available online from Poema.   [...more]
Tango Dress backless NuBra for backless dresses - If you’re going to wear a backless dress, you are going to need a Nubra. They work. I use them all the time. I prefer the “Seamless” model because the bra itself adds the least weight. Please note that their website is shockingly unhip, but it works as does the product. If you’re in Australia, use the local distro.  
Marcue custom shoes Marcue - Marcue Shoes, gorgeous brogues for leaders who wear pants and skirts. Handmade in Sydney Australia and shipped worldwide. Custom fitting available.  
Johnston and Bell Tango clothing Johnston & Bell -   Johnston & Bell dresses are always pretty and make you feel fabulous.
DNI tango shoes DNI tango shoes -   DNI shoes are comfortable and made with great colors and materials. Standard sizes only, no customization. Several models of trainers plus women’s heels and men’s dress shoes.
David Smith shirts David Smith - David Smith shirts. Festive but refined. Only 42 of each made… Available at Daily Male, Sydney.
custom-made tango clothes (Berlin and online) - Finding wide-legged pants for men and a-line skirts for girls can be a real challenge. If you are in Berlin you can choose the fabric yourself for fabulous tango clothes at Stoffrausch. They also have an online shop. Thanks to Sebastian of Art13 for this tip.  
Coco Devine Coco Devine - Coco Devine jewelery is just right for tango, sexy and soft. Fun and not precious. Expressive.
A beautiful flat shoe for revelling - If you LOVE high heels, please wear them and enjoy! But if you don’t love them, please feel free wear flats. Whatever you do, don’t wear a heeled shoe under 6cm. Regardless of pretty leathers, these are NOT sexy. If you’re not comfortable in high heels or they make your feet hurt, then find your beauty and sexiness in buttery sensuous motion and a really pointed foot. These are things you can do much much better in a flat shoe. [...more]

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