Labor Day Sale: Obama Tan Suits 50% Off At Brooks

Sat 30 Aug 2014 - Filed under: Personae — Christian
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Like most retailers, Brooks Brothers is having a Labor Day Weekend sale. It’s a great time to take advantage of generous discounts, including on tan suits, which are currently half off.

The president was just seen heading over to stock up on them:

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(Note: this is my second time posting on the prez this week. I’m starting to feel like a political blogger.) — CC

Bow Tie Friday: Richard Press And The Art Of The Dignfied Selfie

Fri 22 Aug 2014 - Filed under: Personae — Christian
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It helps to be old enough to look dignified.

 

Jazz, Foreign Films, Ivy Clothes, G&T And Pretty Girls

Wed 20 Aug 2014 - Filed under: Personae — Christian
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A couple days ago I visited the Finnish menswear site Keikari and spied a quote from Hugh Hefner that was right up our alley — or at least mine:

I like jazz, foreign films, Ivy League clothes, gin and tonic and pretty girls — the same sort of things Playboy readers like.

I posted it on Twitter, where it got a dozen or so favorites and retweets, so I thought I’d share it here. The quote is from 1957, which got me wondering what Hef looked like at the time. A quick Google search turned up the image above.

We’ve featured the legendary sybarite a few times before, including this post, in which he talks about Ivy clothes in 1960, plus this one from approximately the same year. Finally there’s our post “Pipes And Cardigans Get The Chicks,” in which Hef is described as looking “like a college senior on his way to class.” — CC

Photo via New York Times.

 

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Mon 11 Aug 2014 - Filed under: Personae — Christian
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I was on a film set with Robin Williams once, working as a dance extra on his movie “Bicentennial Man.” It was a disastrous night of shooting. Already behind schedule, the lighting set the sprinkler system off at San Francisco’s City Hall, where we were filming. It flooded the set and delayed us yet hours more. Sometime in the middle of the night Williams tried to boost morale among the hundreds of extras by walking among us, shaking hands, and making wisecracks about the ladies’ wacky sci-fi costumes and hairstyles.

The powerful plays goes on, but without his verses. — CC

 

Chez Cheever For Sale

Thu 31 Jul 2014 - Filed under: Personae — Christian
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A few weeks ago, on a short jaunt to Westchester County, I passed a sign for Ossining and immediately thought of John Cheever.

Now it turns out the former house of the author nicknamed “Ovid in Ossining” is for sale. Newsweek has a great story on both the author and the property. — CC

 
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