December 20, 2015 |
Wait! Don't throw away that moth-eaten sweater. The trendlet Because the more nicked, ripped, or snagged your cozy cardigan is, the more laissez faire and fashion-forward you will appear. Stop right there with the homeless jokes. Instead, pair your tattered pullover with wax-coated jeans or a pleated midi skirt. Where does it come from? Threadbare denim has been in the fashion zeitgeist since the 1970s, and we've been paying for it since the late 1980s. But our tattered sweaters were well-worn rather than brand-new.
November 9, 2011 |
Good news for sweater-lovers: Retailers, in their rush to keep men shopping, are stocking up on the knit staples. "It's the one thing men always feel comfortable in," said Tom Longo, owner of the Metro Men's Clothing boutique in South Philadelphia. "Not to mention, sweaters are one of the few items they can wear out and to work. " Trends this cold-weather season are all about the classics meeting the eclectic. Pullover sweaters with deep V-necks and leather patches on the elbows are really in. Shawl-neck cardigans - yes, like Mr. Rogers - are also hot for guys, as is the cozy fisherman look.
October 26, 1986 |
At the Men's Fashion Association preview this past spring in Rye, N.Y., almost every fashion show was indistinguishable from the next, with the same sullen models striding down a runway to less-than-stirring music. And then it was Joseph Rokaz's turn. Rokaz definitely had different ideas. James Brown sweated out "Living in America" while Daniel Kron photographs showed 110 quite real people - dancing Rastafarians, toughs with Mohawks, old Jewish couples - having a pretty good time while wearing Rokaz sweaters featuring bright, jazzy prints.
October 22, 2009 |
It was an injured shoulder eight years ago that forced Anna Tumas to give up her beloved knitting, an art form she had learned growing up in Germany. So when she faced a very shrunken wool sweater after accidentally washing it in hot water, the lightbulb went on. For the last several years, this Cinnaminson woman has taken the loveliest old wool and cashmere sweaters she can find and recrafted them into baby sweaters. Shelves in her home workroom bulge with a rhapsody of pastels, brights, and occasional print sweaters seized like pirate's booty at thrift shops and yard sales.
October 12, 2011 |
Short-sleeve sweaters are not only trendy, but practical, the perfect style for transitional weather. "I love, love, love short-sleeve sweaters," says Lindsay Huggins, senior fashion-market editor for Self magazine. "They are becoming a wardrobe staple. They are fun to wear, especially at this time of year when you want something because it's chilly, but if the sweater is too long, then you are too hot. " Sweaters are evolving into silhouettes that mimic other garments in a woman's wardrobe, says Gregg Andrews, Nordstrom's fashion director.
July 28, 1995 |
Looking for a safe bet to attract a full hall of players, Monsignor Bonner High School focuses on its cool climate, not its hot bingo play. The high school is in Upper Darby. Presumably, sweaters are optional.
January 10, 1988 |
Give me a P. Give me a sweater. That is the lament of 11 cheerleaders from Pennsauken Middle School whose white sweaters - emblazoned with a crimson P - were apparently stolen from a storage closet in a locked basement at the school. School principal James Chapman said yesterday that the four-year-old sweaters, which could have been taken anytime between last spring and last week, were discovered missing when adviser Alexandra Housman went to retrieve them from the closet at the start of the school's basketball season.
October 18, 1987 |
Every Tuesday morning, Sarah Lemire goes tearing through Manhattan, shopping for a family of six with unusual needs and a budget of $3,000. It doesn't make her task any easier that the family is unrivaled in popularity, with a patriarch unequaled in his perfectionism. Lemire is costume designer for The Cosby Show, which NBC modestly describes as "the most successful comedy series in the history of television. " Now in its fourth season, the Thursday-night program can also boast of presenting television's best-dressed family, due to Lemire's consummate taste and unflinching eye for detail.
June 6, 1986 |
Allegedly to bypass a trade embargo on Chinese goods in 1983, Eagle's Eye Inc. shipped in 13,983 pairs of children's and ladies' pants labeled "Made in Hong Kong," when the clothing had been made in China. Some alert U.S. Customs agents got wind of the illegal practice, and when Eagle's Eye shipped 7,050 women's sweaters to Philadelphia on Oct. 28, 1983, they were seized. The labels on the sweaters said "Made in Japan," but many had been manufactured in China, and the rest had been made in Hong Kong, according to federal authorities.
June 1, 2012 |
STRIPES ARE BACK, big or small. You can see the influence of this nautical look all over the streets — from sweaters and maxi-dresses to skirts and even men's polos. Though navy and white is the classic color combo, if you pick a trendy color, you'll strut the pavement in style. n Contact Reuben Harley at firstname.lastname@example.org , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .