Street fashion / July 4, 2012 / New Orleans

Miscellaneous

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Always South.

Miscellaneous

Back in dreary mid-winter during the men's  NY market week a friend was excitedly telling us about his boat, dreaming as we all do when it's cold and grey about hot sun, warm breezes and putting a boat in the water. This fellow, though, lives in Naples where his day job is overseeing his family's business making elegant, handcrafted suits and his summer weekends are spent cruising Mediterranean waters, the Bay of Naples, and the Amalfi coast.   Sounds perfect, doesn't it? To our surprise he didn't think so. One thing was missing from his idyll. "I am from the...

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Not so glamorous

The Store

The clothing world can be glamorous. Fashion shows, famous designers, celebrities, travel, high-voltage parties, bright lights, everyone frenetically striving for the next New Thing. But when you have a brick-and-mortar store like we do, you have to take care of the brick and mortar, too. Not so glamorous.   Today's project? Get the high-rise light fixtures in our parking lot working properly. Unimportant right now when the days are long, but very important in the fall and winter when it gets dark long before closing time. Sounds simple enough, but those powerful lights are on a pole that's two stories...

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Subfusc

Miscellaneous What to Wear

  How does a student dress these days to take an exam? Our informal survey of them-that-know tells us that at most citadels of higher education anything goes--shorts, tee-shirts, pajamas, flip-flops... whatever. Not if you are sitting for an exam at Oxford University, that bastion of the British academic tradition. We found that out when a friend who is enrolled there for a post-graduate degree came to us recently for sartorial advice. He had just found out that to be eligible to sit for exams, each student must arrive on the appointed day dressed in subfusc underneath an academic gown....

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Miscellaneous The Store

Lights! Camera! Action!   Who knows what you will stumble upon when you come to PlainClothes? One afternoon recently we played host to Southern Living Magazine's creative team when they came to film a "How to Tie a Bow Tie" vignette for the ongoing online series "Southern Know-How". We've just vetted the the finished product and we love it. Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Bierman gives a clear and carefully photographed how-to demonstration which any man who may ever have to tie a bow tie should watch to see how it's done. Will you be seeing PlainClothes on film in future features? Who...

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