September 17, 2016 |
In June, Linda Matlack began inquiring about all of the people who had died from gun violence in South Jersey since January 2015, a task that would consume so much energy she barely had time to reflect on the victims. "There were 88 as of early August," said Matlack, who is coordinating a "Memorial to the Lost" exhibit for the Medford Friends Meeting to raise awareness about gun violence. Pale-green, blue, and yellow T-shirts, each representing a crime victim, will be mounted on PVC pipe frames and arranged in rows on the meetinghouse lawn Saturday.
August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is the day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
August 18, 2016 |
Clothing supplier Alphabroder is moving distribution work to central Pennsylvania, a move that will cost 143 jobs at the firm's Broder Bros. warehouse at 2951 Grant Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia by Oct. 10. The Trevose firm, which supplies name-brand T-shirts and fleeces to local printers who customize it for corporate employers and promotions, is concentrating work in a Harrisburg warehouse and other large U.S. regional centers, according to...
August 13, 2016 |
It's all about respect, according to Amir Miller, who pulled his business out of Cherry Hill Mall last month after he was told to stop selling T-shirts calling for an end to police brutality. Since then, Miller has received a corporate apology. He was invited to bring his business, Teary Eyez, back to the mall to sell a variety of T-shirts again, including the ones that raised the controversy. He also is planning to open a shop in Newport News, Va., where the same corporation owns another mall, Miller said.
July 22, 2016 |
The T-shirt election on the Jersey Shore boardwalks is indicating a clear winner - Donald Trump. Or maybe, as Arie Naccache said as he stood outside his Wildwood shop, people just "like the jokey ones. " For whatever reason, visitors at the Shore are snapping up shirts with pro-Trump themes more frequently than those backing the Republican presidential candidate's expected Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. And, yes, there's a wide variety of shirts with Trump's trademark slogan, "Make America Great Again.
July 16, 2016 |
The Teary Eyez kiosk at Cherry Hill Mall stood empty Thursday, days after its owner was told by mall management that he could not sell T-shirts with a slogan protesting police violence. Management on Tuesday told Amir Miller, 30, that the shirt, which read "THIS HAS TO STOP" above an image of two police officers attacking a figure cowering on the ground, was "controversial" and needed to be removed. The mall was not open to negotiating, he said, and forced him to take down the shirts immediately.
July 15, 2016 |
Amir Miller said he had no problems selling T-shirts at a kiosk in the Cherry Hill Mall for the past year and a half. Then he recently offered a shirt that reads "THIS HAS TO STOP" and depicts the silhouettes of two police officers attacking a person cowering on the ground. In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday evening, Miller said the mall's management had just told him to remove the shirts because they were offensive. He said he would taken them down for the night, but "tomorrow, that's a whole 'nother story.
July 11, 2016 |
These bright button-downs are bringing a barrage of multicolored style this summer to the otherwise drab world of summertime khakis. The trendlet Aloha - also called Hawaiian - shirts are the epitome of this summer's fancy florals in menswear. But the 2016 version is more fitted and meant to be worn with skinnier jeans and tapered khakis. Where does it come from? Back in the 1920s, Hawaiian tailors started making bright, floral-print button-downs for tourists eager to take a bit of the island's tropical flavors back home.
May 12, 2016 |
A dozen pairs of skinny trousers and jeans breathe easily next to a handful of tailored blazers in a compact closet tucked in Aubrie Costello's tiny bedroom. About 20 shirts - a few graphic T-shirts, crisp button-downs, and Costello's signature cropped tops - also are part of the mix. Lining the windowsill overlooking a narrow part of South Sixth Street are pretty vintage mugs where Costello keeps the jewelry she wears every day. Even her collection of statement shoes - she fancies color-blocked oxfords and stacked heels - is modest and orderly.
October 2, 2015 |
JUST CALL HIM the Man of Steal. The fashion choices of one super-dumb criminal may have been his kryptonite, according to Upper Darby police, who said they captured a burglary suspect this week thanks to the man's penchant for wearing a Superman shirt while committing his crimes. Kyree Henneghan, 18, of West Philly, was charged with two counts of burglary and related offenses for the break-ins that occurred this week and last, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.