Thursday, March 26, 2015
I will always say it in the blog. No other designer brings can bring out the American aesthetic like Ralph Lauren. In this advertisement from, The Polo Dungarees line which was launched in 1985. This advertisement dates back to 1988 and it's a wonderful mixture of the WASP and working class fashion. The gorgeous camel coat, white Oxford cotton button down and rep tie would be part of the Wasp or Trad American style while the denim jacket and pants would be part of the middle working class. Ralph Lauren is a huge denim aficionado, he has a huge love for western American fashion which has played an influence on his designs. He can be usually be seen at runway shows dressed pretty humble or casual in denim. Pretty ahead of its time, now creative directors are taking notes and putting a new take on heritage middle class brands like Carthartt or Dickies. What I love about this advertisement, is that it's pretty much relatable. The mixture of several types of clothing is quite common and obvious in the biggest runway, New York City. This is why he's a great designer, he designs runway clothes that people can actually wear through every aspect of their lives.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Property Markets Group, owns the adjacent lot across to the building. They submitted plans to build a tower on the adjacent lot at 29-37 41st Ave. The proposed building is a 70-story mixed-use high-rise with 930 apartments, retail space, gym and a parking garage. The proposed building is four times the size that current zoning allowed on the lot. This conundrum can be resolved by to combine two or more adjacent lots into one, and that adjacent lot is Clock tower and we don't want that. Last year, Property Market Group purchased the Clock Tower for more than $31 million. The building was pretty much vacant, but the remaining tenants received notices of lease terminations in November, effective May 31 which isn't away, informing them of the "landlord's intention to demolish all or part of the building." Quick facts about the skyscraper it was constructed in 1927 by designed by architect Morrell Smith during the big skyscraper fad. It's 772 feet height. Today, I (Yes I'm a real estate agent but a friendly one) had to show a wonderful client an apartment. On my way back home, I was trying to stay updated with the real estate news when I came across to some good news. This Tuesday the Landmarks Preservation Commission will decide whether or not to "calendar" the LIC Clock Tower to be considered for landmark status. If the building reaches landmark status the exterior can't be changed. This building should be a landmark, it's part of history, which is vanishing in Long Island City. Make sure you sign the petition and spread the word. Retweet, share do everything!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Expanding the historical content of my blog to not only fashion, automobiles, and architecture. Every month I will drop a couple facts of a socialite of my choice. The first socialite to make the segment is Eleanor Lambert, which I couldn't think of a better person. If you're aren't familiar with Eleanor Lambert she opened plenty of paths for the American runway. Believe or not, America wasn't always a big giant. Sometimes I still don't think this country still gets this view. Why do I say that because there's plenty of wonderful brands made in America that deserved more fame. Also, there's plenty of people with their heads in under rocks still thinking the Made in U.S.A dream doesn't exist.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Sorry for the delayed my beloved viewers. I have been pretty busy with learning the real estate industry. By the way, if you need help finding an apartment in NYC feel free to contact me, click the link and check out my listings. In the past weeks I have been becoming more and more interested in wearing oxfords. If you follow me on instagram or know me personally you know that I'm not an Oxford kind of guy. I'm usually wearing penny loafers or horse bits. After a night of having a couple of drinks, I decided I need to get my act together and write a post. Before, that I was keeping up with my social media platforms instagram and twitter. Curiosity struck me and now I'm on the pursuit for the ideal Oxford for moi. First, is Johnston and Murphy. One of the Oxfords that caught my attention was the Callihan Wingtip Oxford. An archive design built using softer leather for a more casual, updated attitude. Hand burnishing gives each pair depth of color and individual character. For a decent quality oxford wingtip that should be able to last you a couple of seasons it's reasonably priced. It has a genuine Goodyear welted construction which can be refurbished and if taken good care would a long lasting shoe. The Oxford meets most of the requirements that I'm looking for in an Oxford from a being reasonably priced, Goodyear welted construction and a leather heel. I absolutely wouldn't wear a rubber sole Oxford.The wingtips are available in a Mahogany Calfskin and go for $195.00.What do my menswear enthusiasts think?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
J. McLaughlin advertisement featured in Cosmopolitan magazine from 1987!True Prep at its finest washing a Mercedes Benz while wearing plaid. Loving the shoulder pads!!!