Isn’t there some miracle diet that promises to burn fat while you sleep, so you can ostensibly wake up weighing less than when you went to sleep, without having to do anything except dream about donuts?
Now there’s another way to wake up slim.
This morning J. Crew sent an email touting slim-fit lounge pants and pajama sets. I had no idea that more body-conscious apparel is desirable when going to bed, when clearly what is desirable when going to bed doesn’t require any apparel.
As for the pajama sets, J. Crew must be trying to broaden its demographic. Males under 30 don’t wear pajamas any more than they wear watches. — CC
Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio talks to Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” show about the brand’s current business strategy, including the upcoming steakhouse, which he says was inspired by his grandmother’s kitchen.
The hosts’ questions are on point, and include asking Del Vecchio if the more fashionable clothing risks alienating “the traditional East Coast customer.” He replies that the company needs to both have the new as well as “what we’re known for.
“When we made mistakes in the past,” he also says, “it was forgetting the traditional customer we had to try to get a new one.” — CC
You have no idea how tempted I was to create a gift guide consisting entirely of black “Ivy chic” items. But seriously, it should come as no surprise that advertising support is what has enabled me to devote the time necessary to inform and entertain you as we approach our 900th post. So the following are some holiday gift suggestions from our sponsors and associates, specifically chosen by me. (Continue)
Although the tie above is from Chipp, this year I’d like to state how thankful I am for Charlie Davidson of The Andover Shop.
Notoriously reticent and press shy, if Charlie hadn’t agreed to talk to me about dressing Miles Davis some five and a half years ago, and made it all sound so cool and inspiring, I doubt we’d all be here right now.
Also very thankful for you faithful readers who’ve made this all so fun. (Our sponsors, fittingly, will be thanked on Black Friday).
Happy Thanksgiving. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD
Recently an email sent by an Emory University student to his fraternity brothers telling them they were badly dressed made national news.
Well it’s about time someone took them to task. (Continue)
This weekend a high school in Danvers, Massachusetts will open its production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” which it has set on Nantucket. The local newspaper reports:
Where the “Twelfth Night” takes place on an island full of rich people, the Academy wanted to make its version “accessible to the Danvers community.”
“The cast is ridiculous,” a student told the paper, “and is not afraid to embarrass themselves.”
Danvers was originally known as Salem Village and is closely associated with the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.