Timing is everything my friend.
Night rider.. Must get home in time to watch “The Voice”! #firstworldcommutingproblems #raphatowrope #iphone5 #vsco (at Republic of Wadiya)
Peaks and Patches
Last night, I caught the last half of 1974 remake of “The Front Page”, starring Jack Lemmon. It’s an amusing film, especially if you were a journalism major who really enjoyed hearing stories about how press rooms used to be filled with cigar smoke and poker games. Sadly, this wasn’t the experience I had during my brief career in newspapers.
Lemmon’s character, Hildy, wore a suit that caught my attention. I couldn’t be entirely sure, but I believe it was a cotton khaki suit. What made it interesting was the combination of a single-button, peaked-lapel front along with triple patch pockets. It’s not a pairing you see very often, as patch pockets are typically reserved for suits and jackets that are more casual. And peaked lapels are definitely more formal.
But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. He’s wearing a boater hat, signaling it’s summer — or at least where he’s headed next with his wife-to-be that it’s warmer weather — and the need for cooler-wearing clothing. It reminded me of a post at A Suitable Wardrobe about how summer jackets have patch pockets. This is done to minimize the amount of lining needed to allow for better air circulation in the heat. A jacket with pockets that go inside would require more lining inside.
Of course, I wondered how much of this would be negated by the fact Hildy also wears a waistcoat, which ends up coming undone toward the end (naturally, while cranking out the story of his life on a typewriter on deadline). But as you’ll notice in this photo, it also has patch pockets. And I’m not sure he could get away with wearing a single-button, peaked-lapel suit without the waistcoat and still look quite as sharp.
The suit is a reminder that typical conventions and rules are nice, but sometimes you should be open to changes for the sake of practicality.
TOKYO DIOR HOMME TOKYO NIGHT MAY 2004
kings of new york soundtrack – It Happened One Night – Trailer  [7th Oscar Best Picture] Rebellious socialite Ellie Andrews marries King Wesley but her wealthy father has it annulled. Tired of her father’s control, she runs away by diving off the family yacht in Miami and heading for New York. On the bus she meets street-smart reporter Peter Warne. They end up traveling together as Warne hopes to get a great story, and Ellie needs his worldly help. Nearing New York, with their many adventures coming to an end, they find that they are reluctantly in love and afraid to admit it to each other. After she mistakenly thinks that Warne has run out on her Ellie returns to King Wesley, but for how long? Written by Gary Jackson [IMDB.COM] Release: 22 February 1934 Running Time: 105 min Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination Producer: Frank Capra Executive Producer: Harry Cohn Director: Frank Capra Writer: Robert Riskin Cast: Clark Gable (Peter), Claudette Colbert (Ellie), Walter Connolly (Andrews), Roscoe Karns (Oscar Shapeley) Genre: Comedy, Romance [IMDB.COM][BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM]
We need to re-stock as I was left alone the other night.
king of new york – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep Official Video
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD bit.ly Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life © 1982 Unidisc Music Group Follow on Twitter! twitter.com Become a Fan On Facebook CLICK bit.ly Hailing from New York, the dance-disco outfit Indeep scored a massive hit in 1983 with “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life.” Led by songwriter Michael Cleveland, the band issued a full-length album under the same title shortly thereafter, but with the disco movement almost extinct by this time (and with the emergence of such styles as rap), Indeep subsequently had a tough time following up their smash and were delegated to “one-hit wonder” status. The act continued recording into the mid-’80s, and issued a few quickly forgotten albums: When Boys Talk, Buffalo Bill, and The Record Keeps Spinning. But the group’s lone hit has become a dancefloor classic over the years, and 1991 saw the release of the 23-track best-of set, The Collection.
Perfect look for a colder night. Courtesy of The Tailoring Club.
We celebrated our first birthday last night with a dinner at New York’s City Grit. While the nor’easter brought the snow outside, we stayed warm in the company of good friends.
Photos courtesy of BFA