April 10, 2013 |
Is the Tropiformer jacket the fashion gods' gift to geeks? Or is it the equivalent of wearing a suitcase strapped to your head -- functional in theory but just too weird to pull off? The new 22-pocket jacket is from Think Geek and Scottevest. Think Geek is that fun and funky website where you can get the Star Wars Glowing Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker and the squeezable Infectious Disease Ball. The Think Geek folks create things to stuff in pockets. And Scottevest creates clothing with pockets, 22 or 33 or so. The Los Angeles Times has not tested out the Tropiformer jacket.
April 8, 2013 |
Want a piece of Ryan Gosling? Apparently all you need is $4,100. That's how much a red leather jacket worn by the hunky actor in "The Place Beyond the Pines" sold for last week. The piece of clothing, auctioned off to benefit Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California, was purchased by film producer Jeremy Rosen . Rosen beat out 39 other bidders for the prize, according to a representative for ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, where the jacket is on display in the lobby.
April 1, 2013 |
— This wasn't as big a crash-and-burn exercise as after the last time the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks earlier in March. At least Anaheim salvaged a point from an often spotty showing Sunday at Nationwide Arena as the resurgent Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ducks, 2-1, in overtime. Center Mark Letestu, who set up the Blue Jackets' first goal, scored the winner with one minute left in overtime, beating goalie Jonas Hiller stick side with a shot from the left circle. Granted, it was going to be tough to come back to reality after Friday's energizing win, one with a playoff-like atmosphere, by the Ducks at Chicago.
March 28, 2013 |
Wounded soldiers and veterans can now go through airport screening gates without removing their shoes, hats or light jackets, the Transportation Security Administration announced. The TSA's decision to ease screening for wounded soldiers comes about two weeks after the agency came under harsh criticism over the way it screened a wheelchair-bound U.S. Marine at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In the March 13 incident, critics of the TSA say that screeners humiliated the Marine by forcing him to remove his prosthetic legs and then put them back on to walk through a full-body scanner.
March 2, 2013 |
PARIS - Haider Ackermann, who presented his Fall 2013 collection Saturday morning during Paris Fashion Week, is the maestro of lyrical layering. But this season, overactive smoke effects aside, he brought his flair for the dramatic down to earth. The look: Raw, romantic tailoring emphasizing a long, lean line. A sleeveless black-and-white herringbone top with a draped, scarf-like neckline, worn with lean herringbone pants; a tweed coat with fur lapels brushed against the grain; leather and cargo jackets sculpted to the body with fur or velvet trim; black and white mixed silk jacquard jackets and pants; leather shorts over leggings; a gorgeous brown velvet skirt slit up one side.
February 18, 2013 |
Would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket? Probably not (though I'm willing to give NBA stars and the like an out here). But would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket, complete with presidential seal, once worn by John F. Kennedy aboard Air Force One? Ah, as Shakespeare would say, there's the rub. On Sunday, the jacket -- part of a trove of JFK memorabilia owned by the late David Powers, a longtime JFK aide and confidant -- brought more than 10 times its asking price at auction . That's nuts, you say?