March 2, 2015 |
In a world where ties are increasingly optional - much to the chagrin of menswear purists - snazzy neckwear is a sartorial sign that dandyism still exists. The trendlet Bow ties in polka dots, zigzags, stripes, and African prints are taking the modern man's suited-up look from OK to worthy of a second glance. Just ask Matthew McConaughey. Where's it come from? With the advent of suiting in the mid-17th century came cravats - a neck band that tucked into men's formal shirts like handkerchiefs.
September 8, 2004 |
To Dhani Jones, the answer is obvious. "Why bow ties? I mean . . . why not bow ties?" he asks. Not only is Jones debuting as the Philadelphia Eagles' newest linebacker this fall, the 26-year-old former New York Giant plans to roll out a collection of Italian silk bow ties in better department stores and boutiques in about a month. "Everybody in Philly will be wearing bow ties," says Jones, who wants to jazz up the traditionally stodgy piece of menswear. Bow ties, he said, are too classy to be relegated to formalwear.
September 21, 2012
POLKA DOTS are back, from the runway to the streets. And whether it's from Stella McCartney or H&M, designers are offering everything from dresses to bow ties in the trendy pattern. Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , or follow on Twitter @BigRubeHarley. Read his blog at streetgazing.com.
June 1, 1990 |
Considering its roots, it's no surprise that E! Entertainment Television comes off like a hybrid of "Entertainment Tonight" and MTV. It's got "ET's" familiar anchor pairings: blonde women who smile constantly and men in theinstitutionalized-hip uniform of Italian jackets and shirts buttoned up to the neck (no ties). It's got MTV's frantic editing and audio-visual effects. Although E! doesn't premiere until today, the new cable network last week assembled a prototype mix of entertainment-industry news, gossip and short celebrity interviews.
July 29, 1993 |
In the almost 33-year history of the Bazaar of All Nations, a Delaware County shopping landmark, there's been only one Miss Congeniality. Wasn't any frivolous selection, either. There was nothing rinky-dink about it. This Miss was "tested. " "They (judges) tested me out," smiled Miss C. "They sent people around for me to wait on to see if I gave them a hard time. I didn't. I never do. My mother always taught to me treat other people the way you want to be treated. " So, at a shopkeepers banquet at Palumbo's, Virginia Louise Lockett was named the Bazaar's first - and only - Miss Congeniality.
December 21, 1996 |
Steve Lappas couldn't help but notice that the coach opposing him tonight, Jim Phelan, took over at Mount St. Mary's the same year Lappas was born. "Can you believe that?" the 42-year-old Lappas said. "This guy coached his first game when I was 7 months old! That's incredible. " Phelan has coached against Villanova before. He has won once and lost once, and is looking forward to tonight's rubber match at duPont Pavilion. Of course, it has been almost 38 years since the last go-round.
June 12, 1992 |
HARPER'S INDEX Some offbeat statistics compiled by the staff of Harper's magazine: Chances that an American family does not have a checking account: 1 in 4. Number of U.S. companies with $1 billion or more in assets that filed for bankruptcy last year: 12. Chances that a dollar of discretionary federal domestic spending will go to S&L and bank bailouts this year: 1 in 3. Percentage change, since 1989, in net purchases of...
October 10, 2011 |
Aaron Shatzman, dean of social sciences at Montgomery County Community College, is 65 years old and exudes the energy and enthusiasm of an undergraduate. True academic that he is, he wears bow ties - "a gentleman needs to know how to tie a bow tie," he asserts - a sartorial trademark that he adopted from his mentor, David Potter, a distinguished professor of U.S. history at Stanford University, where Shatzman earned his doctorate. Shatzman is proud of many things. He is proud of the spacious campus in Blue Bell and the modern buildings and facilities.
April 28, 2004 |
Samuel Goldberg, 94, a merchant in South Philadelphia's Fabric Row who bought and sold fine cloth since 1946, died Monday of kidney failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a resident of Center City. Mr. Goldberg cut a dapper figure behind the counter of the former Samuel Goldberg Fabrics at 758 S. Fourth St., where he was a magnet for fashion designers, interior decorators, and others who knew their way around a needle and thread. On a trip to Asia, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore a brown silk-linen ensemble that was made for her from Mr. Goldberg's fabric.
October 18, 2000 |
Richmond Horrocks Jr., a retired construction company executive and community volunteer, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84 and lived in Worcester, Montgomery County. A former resident of Jenkintown and originally from Philadelphia, "Rich" Horrocks was head of finance in the late 1940s at Colonial Motors when he met Charles Willard. They formed Willard Inc., a mechanical contracting firm. Horrocks was financial officer for the company, which showed a successful record and was sold in 1970.