May 5, 1994
If a man changes from Speedos to tuxedos, is he a Renaissance man or an extremist? Maybe he's just a well-turned water polo player. Members of USC men's water polo team modeled menswear at a fashion show last week at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine to benefit the Sophisticates' Assessment and Treatment Services Center in Santa Ana. Tuxedos for the H2O hunks were provided by Gingiss Formalwear. Other clothes--from casual Reyn Spooner island shirts to Hugo Boss suits--came from Garys & Co.
April 28, 1995 |
High school guys headed for this year's prom are putting a twist on the traditional tux. Whether they're adding a paisley vest to a classic black tuxedo or dressing head-to-toe in 1970s pastel formal wear, prom-goers are showing that black-tie attire can be colorful. Some are dressing up like the half-witted characters in "Dumb and Dumber": They're heading to vintage clothing and costume shops and requesting tuxedos with huge lapels in garish colors such as orange and baby blue.
August 11, 1994
Whether you think it's a comical monkey-suit or the most stylish of evening wear, there's no doubt the tuxedo is a foundation of high fashion. Jeanne Gibson sees it that way; she and her husband, Mike, own Gingiss Formalwear stores in the Mission Viejo Mall, South Coast Plaza and Westminster Mall. A former high school teacher, Gibson gave up textbooks and test papers for thousands of rental tuxes, cummerbunds and shoes.
May 5, 1994 |
Tuxedo rentals. Most guys have to go through that rite of manhood at some point during their teen-age years. Unfortunately, that first mention of tuxedo and rental often is followed by the word yeeecchhh . Until, of course, the fine threads are put on, and suddenly the wearer is overcome with a feeling of maturity far beyond his years. Well, it's now May, and that means a whole new crop of guys will be entering the tuxedo rental market in preparation for various junior and senior proms.
May 13, 1994
If clothes make the man . . . campaign expenditure reports show that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) went to the Armani Boutique for a tuxedo last year and ponied $2,192 of campaign funds for it, while Assemblyman Ross Johnson (R-Placentia) headed for Gingiss Formalwear for a tuxedo and shelled out $136. This was a no-tie black tie sartorial showdown: The Speaker is probably the best-dressed man in California.
May 30, 1991 |
Tomorrow night marks the end of senior prom season for the Gingiss formal-wear shop at The Oaks Mall. And as can be expected, prom season meant plenty of work for the folks there. Of course, nothing compares to a couple of years ago when two guys wearing Gingiss tuxedos got into a fight and were thrown into jail. "We had to wait until they got out to get the tuxes back," said store manager Lynn Klufetos. "Unfortunately, during the busy season we need them every weekend.