April 10, 2010
'The justice in the bow tie' April 20, 1920: Born John Paul Stevens in Chicago, the youngest of four sons to a successful hotel owner. 1941: Graduates Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in English literature. June 7, 1942: Marries Elizabeth Jane Sheeren; they have four children (John Joseph, Kathryn, Elizabeth Jane and Susan Roberta). 1942: Begins three years of service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, earning a Bronze Star as a code-breaker.
November 29, 2009 |
There's a bow-tie revolution going on. Sure, you've seen them on dandy hipsters or the chiseled and coiffed models who grace the pages of men's fashion magazines. And now, 31-year-old NFL linebacker Dhani Jones has proclaimed: "Just because you wear a bow tie doesn't mean you're a nerd." Jones aims to recruit guys of all shapes, sizes and ages into "the way of the bow tie," urging them to adopt not only his habit of wearing one but also his philosophy, what he calls "the resurgence of the gentleman."
January 4, 2009 |
If you're going to wear a bow tie, you should learn to tie one. Look at it as the price of admission to the club. Like most things about a man's wardrobe, it's a detail that speaks volumes, and at the end of the night, when it's untied and hanging loosely around your neck, you'll still feel like a million bucks. A couple of important tips: When you're finished, the unbowed end on one side of the tie will actually be in front of the bow part, and on the other side it will be behind.
December 21, 2008 |
Move over, ethnic scarf, the bow tie is making a comeback. The humble men's accessory holds up better than a skinny tie when paired with this season's rugged American looks -- plaid flannel sport coats, suspenders, tweed long jackets and cardigan sweaters. And it's got a rare sensibility that's been embraced by both the iconic (think Theodore Roosevelt, Malcolm X, John Houseman in "The Paper Chase") and the comic (Groucho Marx, Pee-wee Herman, George Burns).
November 18, 2007 |
LOS FELIZ ON RETRO ROW -- While the average holiday shopping excursion feels like an exercise in soul-sucking commerce, flexing your retail muscles on and around Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz feels like taking a spin in the Wayback Machine to a happier time when the streets were wide and not yet overflowing with the disgruntled masses, and owners and designers worked their own stores -- and seemed genuinely happy to see you. Setting the...
May 6, 2007 |
BOW ties are back, and not just with uber-geeky Republicans such as Tucker Carlson. Jay-Z, Brandon Flowers of the Killers and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo are all making fashion statements with them -- the sleek black bow ties that accompany classic tuxes, of course, but also bow ties in vibrant colors and dapper tartans. Ties that look good with a retro suit or even jeans -- pulled into a smart knot or left dangling at the collar.
August 10, 2006
Re the difficulties facing the installation of "Collar and Bow" at Walt Disney Concert Hall [July 27]: I have always doubted that the bow tie sculpture is really a good fit for Disney Hall. First, the men of the Philharmonic wear white bow ties; the sculpture is a black bow tie. Second, as most men of the Philharmonic who play violin or viola will tell you, we dislike bow ties. They are cumbersome, bulky and, along with the tux collar, make every concert less comfortable. The position and comfort of the violin/viola under our chin is a vital part of our technique, and the bow- tie only gets in the way. Why we would honor such an annoying article of clothing escapes me. JOHN HAYHURST La Crescenta The writer is a violist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
July 31, 2004
Would you add a tiara to the Mona Lisa? Would you add a bow tie to one of Van Gogh's self-portraits? Why would you tamper with perfection ("The Hall Mark," by Christopher Knight, July 28)? Overnight, the Walt Disney Concert Hall became a cultural landmark and icon. Adding a sculpture will detract from this precious work of art, not enhance it. David Armendariz Garden Grove With all due respect to Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who are brilliant artists whose public and private works have always been provocatively appropriate, I have to agree with Christopher Knight, who equates the white collar and black tie sculpture now being fabricated with Carpeteria's genie.