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.
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 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.
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.
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.
November 19, 1993 |
The world is no longer black and white for men who want to wear a tuxedo to a formal gala this holiday season. Many men are adding colorful accessories to the classic black tuxedo--the uniform of formal parties. Brocade vests, colorful cummerbunds and printed bow ties have changed the meaning of the words "black tie." For a look at the new tuxedo treatments, check out Daniel Day-Lewis' wardrobe in the movie "The Age of Innocence."