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March 7, 1996 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
Let's start with the disclaimer. You'll probably want to pass on this fad if you've ever uttered any of the following phrases in a professional setting: "Want fries with that?" "Open wide." "Please return your seat backs to the full upright position." "You're soaking in it." For people who are compelled to wear uniforms, the idea of using them for recreational dress is repellent.
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March 7, 1996 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
Let's start with the disclaimer. You'll probably want to pass on this fad if you've ever uttered any of the following phrases in a professional setting: "Want fries with that?" "Open wide." "Please return your seat backs to the full upright position." "You're soaking in it." For people who are compelled to wear uniforms, the idea of using them for recreational dress is repellent.
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NEWS
January 5, 1995 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
The Swell Store is half clothing store, half art gallery. On La Brea Avenue across the street from Anna Sui and one block south of Stussy Union, it seems to split the difference between those shops style-wise as well, with equal parts street clothes and high camp. Joel Fitzpatrick, 27, designs most of the clothes the store carries, under the Pleasure Swell label. A sculptor by training, Fitzpatrick took the fashion plunge when he printed up some anti-George Bush T-shirts in 1992.
NEWS
January 5, 1995 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
The Swell Store is half clothing store, half art gallery. On La Brea Avenue across the street from Anna Sui and one block south of Stussy Union, it seems to split the difference between those shops style-wise as well, with equal parts street clothes and high camp. Joel Fitzpatrick, 27, designs most of the clothes the store carries, under the Pleasure Swell label. A sculptor by training, Fitzpatrick took the fashion plunge when he printed up some anti-George Bush T-shirts in 1992.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1997 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hush Puppies, the brushed pigskin shoes popular when Kennedy was president, have a new leash on life. Thanks to a revival of retro fashions, the clunky shoes long shunned by shoppers again have broad appeal. Wolverine World Wide Inc., which makes the shoes, expects sales to surpass 1.5 million pairs this year, up from a low of 100,000 pairs in 1994. Hush Puppies offer a case study in reviving old brands.
NEWS
October 29, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN
The oval is in. Maybe it was never out. How do the creative minds behind these hip sportswear companies explain the similarity in their logos? The oval is simple, it fits almost any pattern and, for companies specializing in the retro look, it evokes the '50s. * Jim Alfaro, owner of Gouge, a Lake Forest company specializing in alternative clothing: "We originally had a graffiti logo that looked like a tagger's mark.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL
With enormous theatrical savvy and professional production values, Jacques Heim's full-evening performance spectacle "Tete au Carre" polishes and popularizes the hyper-athletic, bop-'till-you-drop style of movement theater that has become so prevalent locally.
NEWS
August 15, 1996 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
A designer who sees his creation defiled by the wrong choice of accessories feels like the chef forced to watch a diner smother an exquisite dish with catsup. One way to avoid fashion-induced nausea is to offer the consumer a total package--shoes, belts, hosiery and bags that bear the same name and share a common vision. With his inaugural shoe collection, Los Angeles designer Richard Tyler is on his way to providing that for his loyal followers.
NEWS
July 9, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ritual Fashion and Music Expo will celebrate its two-year anniversary with an indoor fashion and music event Sunday. Former editor of UHF magazine Jed Wexler and co-founders Patrick Courrielche and Haaji began holding the weekly club-like fashion and music expos to provide a place for people to buy streetwear from independent-minded California labels like Fine, Epoch and Black Flys, while being exposed to DJ culture, record labels and artists.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1995 | LISA HOLEWA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The customer was perfectly Hush Puppies: a doctor who wanted a pair for his son, an accountant. * Only the shoes were suede slip-ons in a Technicolor shade of purple called wild violet. And the buyer for one of the trendiest shops in New York City had a tough time getting his hands on a pair. "The Hush Puppies run out the door. We can't keep them stocked," said Christopher Baetz, the menswear buyer for Charivari's four stores in Manhattan, where suits sell for $1,200. Hush Puppies?
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the fairways to the runways, fashion is hollering a resounding, "Fore!" Everyone from Gucci to Stussy is hitting the greens and the streets in golf-inspired gear, on a par with the sport's rising popularity among enthusiasts of all ages. Companies such as the Skins Game in Irvine are targeting the twentysomething set with youthful, mainstream renditions of today's golf wear.
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