July 12, 2000 |
To borrow a line from Stevie Wonder, it's hotter than July. And in these steamy, sticky days of summer, casual men's fashion has gone from trying too hard to not trying at all. Those splashy Hilfiger T-shirts and flashy Fubu jerseys have yielded to the basic white undershirt, a fashion staple that didn't go away as much as it went undercover. Yep, we're talking the crew-necked, short-sleeved 100 percent cotton, three-in-a-pack necessities that your dad wore under his crisp dress whites and flannel button-downs.
July 23, 2005 |
Two groups have demanded that Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters Inc. remove from its stores a T-shirt that contains language the groups consider offensive. The message on the T-shirt - "New Mexico, Cleaner Than Regular Mexico" - could promote "negative and racist ideas of 'the dirty Mexican,' " according to the Web site of BlueLatinos.org, a Latino advocacy group in Washington. The group also has started an online petition to encourage the company to remove the T-shirts from its stores.
July 6, 1995 |
The second of two men wanted in the theft of $82 in cash from a high-school junior who was selling T-shirts for a fund-raiser was arrested Monday by Norristown police. Kevin Jones, 19, of the 100 block of West Elm Street, Norristown, was arrested after an officer spotted him at Wayne Avenue and Markley Street at 7:25 p.m. Borough police were aware that Plymouth Township wanted Jones in connection with the May 3 strong-arm robbery, police said. The first man, Raymond Cook, 20, of Hector Street in Conshohocken, was arrested June 27 in Conshohocken after he was involved in a disturbance, police said.
October 7, 2012 |
The takeaway Romney T-shirt episode is a teachable moment - for adults. Karen Heller, A2.
August 22, 2011 |
Police are looking for what were described as identical twins in the knife-point robbery at a corner food store in North Philadelphia this morning. Details are still sketchy, but police said the stickup was reported about 9:10 a.m. in the store on the 5900 block of Ogontz Avenue in the Ogontz section. The bandits were described as black identical twins about 29 years old who were wearing different clothes. Police said one wore a black T-shirt and black jeans while the other was dressed in a white T-shirt and khaki pants.
December 20, 1995 |
Princess Baltazar, who sells newspapers on the street as part of the Daily News bootjack program to help the homeless, receives a T-shirt from Jim Barron of the paper's Circulation Department at the annual Christmas luncheon for bootjacks at the Spaghetti Warehouse on Spring Garden Street.
September 20, 1993 |
Charyn Sutton (left) chats with Deirdre Hayes outside the 22nd-23rd Police District at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue in North Philadelphia last week during a community T-shirt exchange. The purpose of the exchange was to allow people to trade in their tobacco and alcohol paraphernalia for T-shirts with more positive health messages.
July 6, 2014 |
WILDWOOD - The Wildwood boardwalk is many things to many people, but never dull. "Sun's out, guns out" says one T-shirt blaring from the ubiquitous shops. "Bro do you even lift," insults another shirt. But the cool kids seem to be hanging around such places as Oxygen, an emporium of slightly naughty but increasingly socially acceptable activities: tattoos, hennas, piercing, braiding, pendanting, and resupplying yourself with hookah and vaporizing paraphernalia. While T-shirt shop owners demur at any discussion of their merchandising strategies, Michael Gabriel, 24, an eight-year veteran of the Wildwood tattoo parlor scene who speaks of his industry as if he's participating in a Wharton seminar, steps right up. Question: So what do you do here?
June 5, 2015 |
Almost three years have passed since Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker was gunned down just before dawn on the way home from his job as a turnkey at the 22d District. That's a long time for grief, loss, and anger to simmer, and on Wednesday, his mother's anguish boiled over at the sentencing of his killer, Rafael Jones. "I pray that you rot in hell," said Wayne Lipscomb, fighting back tears during her victim-impact statement before Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart.
September 4, 2015 |
Which are you? It's a decision every Philadelphian has to make for him or herself: Wit or witout. Show your tolerance (and love for cheesesteaks) with this instant-classic T-shirt from local designer Philly Phaithful. - Samantha Melamed "I can't live" T-shirt, $24.99 at Phillyphaithful.com Salt, pepper and ... habanero? Northern Liberties spice maker Saint Lucifer is determined to one-up Old Bay with its own special spice blend - a hot, salty, garlicky powder the makers think should sit next to salt and pepper on every table in the city.