June 26, 2013 |
A tweed jacket worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film "Bullitt" will go up for auction on July 29, Profiles in History announced Wednesday. While there certainly seems to be no shortage of fame-adjacent apparel on the auction block these days -- a negligee that once belonged to Monica Lewinsky and a pair of Levi's worn by Luke Skywalker are two recent examples -- this jacket occupies a special place in the pantheon of the male movie wardrobe....
May 7, 2013 |
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait is spreading his wings a bit with the Elder Statesman's Fall/Winter 2013 peacock-inspired collection, both by adding to the range of super-soft cashmere items he's making and by expanding from his slouchy, mostly unisex collection into distinct offerings for men (think sport coats and chinos) and women (pencil skirts and tuxedo jackets). On a recent visit to Chait's West Hollywood atelier, the cashmere wunderkind walked us through a collection grounded in grays and blues but with pops of purple and green he explained were originally inspired by the colors of a peacock feather.
May 4, 2013 |
Scottevest , makers of technology-enabled clothing for discreetly carrying and charging a variety of electronics, has created a super-cool and lightweight water-resistant jacket that should be a boon to travelers. At first glance, the Scottevest Tropiformer jacket looks like a sturdy Windbreaker. But investigate further and you'll find 22 integrated pockets and pouches inside and out, some with hidden pockets inside the pockets. Labels and color-coded zippers identify places for pens, cameras, cellphones, a wallet, passport and other valuables.
April 22, 2013 |
Judging by the title of his new tour, Bob Dylan's droll self-awareness remains intact. The singer-songwriter is joining younger acolytes Wilco and My Morning Jacket on what Dylan is deeming the AmericanaramA Festival of Music. The exciting triple bill connects the lines between generations of American acts who use folk as a starting point to explore the full range of American music. Dylan, of course, needs no introduction. But teaming up with the experimental Chicago act Wilco and the Southern-soul explorers My Morning Jacket instantly makes this package tour one of the year's must-see shows. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners The tour starts June 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and ends Aug. 4 in Mountain View, Calif.
April 18, 2013 |
They tried to patch it together in the absence of defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell, acquiring one young defenseman in February and a veteran defenseman April 1. Others received expanded responsibility with the Kings, and, at times, flourished. Still, with the playoffs looming, the best replacement for Greene was always going to be Greene, of course. (Unfortunately, that won't work with Mitchell, whose future remains murky.) Greene, who had back surgery to repair a herniated disc, played in his first game since Jan. 19, and it was a measured success.
April 17, 2013 |
The Ducks are just five games away from the playoffs. A three-game losing streak with a four-game trip to Canada starting Friday does not qualify as momentum. Wednesday, the playoff-motivated Columbus Blue Jackets beat the playoff-qualified Ducks, 3-2, in overtime at Honda Center, heightening the home team's angst over how prepared it is for the postseason. BOX SCORE: Columbus 3, Ducks 2 (OT) "We're not playing complete," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
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.