June 27, 2002 |
The Downtown L.A. Standard rooftop bar--Open only a month, already a tough door with a guest list. The clothes: Optional (there's a pool). Otherwise, a mix of business suits and designer clothes. 550 S. Flower St., downtown L.A., (213) 892-8080. Nacional--Newly opened Cuban-themed club. On Friday nights, you gotta know someone inside. The clothes: Dress continental sophistication. Helmut Lang sleek. A "no silicone" look. 1645 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, (323) 962-7712. Deep--Still a tight door.
June 18, 2011 |
The Ballistic JetCart ($170) from Swany America can hold not only your clothes and gear but also you. The wheeled, carry-on bag has a fold-down seat built into its back (weight limit 300 pounds). The wide, sturdy telescoping handle provides support for your back. Measuring 22 by 12 by 8 inches, the zippered bag is loaded with internal pockets for stashing documents, electronics and a change of clothes. It weighs 61/2 pounds and comes in red or black ballistic nylon. Info: Swany America , (800)
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August 28, 1994
Let me see if I have this right. La Habra plans to ban clotheslines because the City Council considers clean, sweet-smelling clothes to be a "blight." Yet La Habra is doing nothing to address the blight of traffic and air pollution. Maybe people are supposed to wear dirty clothes so that everything matches--the clothes, the cars, the air. Perhaps there is even a City Council term for this, such as coordinated-aesthetics-of-the-external-environment. I must admit it makes a California kind of sense.
August 20, 1992
I am 39 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches and wear a size 20. Large-size clothes are not designed for the short, wide woman. It's most frustrating to see these enormous shoulder pads, button-down blouses that do not fit across the hips, the round-necked tops in miserable prints and fabrics that make me look wider and are just a bit too short. The jackets are too long and make me look like I'm wearing a tent. Having all this weight is a particular problem I am trying to deal with.
December 20, 2012 |
Actors and costume designers have a rare relationship on set: They're both involved in building a person, using the actor's body as the raw materials. It's a relationship built on trust and talent, and when everything goes well, clothes really do make the man (or woman). Here's a peek behind the scenes of four such recent partnerships. 'Hitchcock' Toni Collette (as Peggy Robertson) Julie Weiss (costume designer) The character: As Alfred Hitchcock'sreal-life assistant, Collette's outfits had to establish her as a mid-century working woman but never be too flashy, since Peggy always stood in the reflected glow of the master of suspense.
December 20, 1992
"Clothes and the Aging Body" really hit the mark. Kudos to the Arizona women doing the research. Their statistics certainly describe me and my problems. I still lead an active life at 72 and have great difficulty finding well-fitting clothes that are appropriate regardless of price--especially tennis items. Thanks for printing this, and hopefully more manufacturers will respond. JOYE TATZ Rancho Mirage
May 15, 2013 |
In a May 7 Op-Ed article , Richard Greenwald and Michael Hirsch exhort consumers to support the workers who make our clothes rather than the global apparel industry that exploits them with low wages and unsafe working conditions. Yet exactly how we should do this remains unclear. We need to be more specific about our moral responsibility so that the "labels we wear not be stitched in blood. " Should we be faulted for not buying clothes with the "Made in USA" label, for example?
June 19, 2011 |
COTTON Prized for: Soft feel and easy maintenance; wide availability Percentage of clothes sold in the U.S. that incorporate cotton: Almost 75% Primary sources: China, India, U.S. FLAX Prized for: Color and performance traits similar to cotton; plants require no irrigation and fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides than cotton Percentage of clothes sold in the U.S. that incorporate flax: 1.1% Primary sources:...