August 29, 2012

Past NBA Draft Tuxedo-style Mishaps

Joakim Noah in Vintage Tux at NBA Draft

In a matter of months, millions of fans worldwide will literally be glued to their television sets to witness the start of the 2012-2013 National Basketball Association regular season. Yes, it’s almost that time of year to take great delight in watching NBA players complete an 82-game marathon consisting of powerful, flashy slam dunks and ankle-breaking cross-overs intertwined with complex, fast-paced offensive and defensive strategies, in hopes of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy next June. Approaching the start of the season there are many story-lines to consider. For example, how will newly drafted rookies perform on their respective teams? What are the expectations of last year’s contending playoff teams? And how will non-contending teams rise to prominent status? Rather than analyzing and answering these questions for the 30 or so NBA teams, I thought about the rookies; specifically about how they dressed when they were drafted and I wondered, what type of tuxedo did each player wear? And, what were some of the most embarrassing tuxedos worn recently?

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August 20, 2012

Autumn Wedding Styles

The perfect season for a special ceremony.

Summer is at its sweltering peak, but with the end of August just a few brief weeks away, the prospect of autumn cool is growing more and more appealing. The fall has something for everyone: The start of Football, Labor Day cookouts, leaf piles, holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s a season both of youthful fun and wiser, more mature romance. In other words, it’s the perfect season for a wedding. If you have any kind of input for your wedding day, it’s what you’re going to wear, and if you’re tying the knot anytime between September and the end of November, you should be sure that your ensemble as a bridegroom reflects the class and taste of the season. Here are just a few thoughts and suggestions for all autumnal husbands-to-be: (more…)

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August 2, 2012

Her Majesty Dazzles at Olympic Opening

Queen Elizabeth with one of her most trusted secret agents -- Telegraph.co.uk

The Olympic games aren’t yet a week old and have already proved to be riveting – there’s been the triumph of Michael Phelps, the drama of the American Gymnastic team, and the lovely quirk of sports like Badminton and synchronized diving. Above all, though, the Olympics have delivered unprecedented spectacle in the form of the opening ceremony. Charming, funny, and awe-inspiring, the Danny Boyle-directed affair was a smashing success from front to back. Of course, out of all the acts that it produced, none could compare with the introduction of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, escorted by none other than James Bond and “parachuting” into the ceremony from a helicopter overhead. (more…)

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