Tag: style icons

Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

Beautiful jewelry made by a good friend… Molly Conant may be the daughter of Steve Conant, founder and owner of Conant Metal & Light on Pine Street.  And she may be the successful one-woman force behind Rackk & Ruin, a…

The Man Who Made Off With John Updike’s Trash

The man’s trash is better than writers’ best… It should have been an ordinary bike ride. For 22 miles under the glare of late-May sunshine, 48-year-old Paul Moran pedaled his green bicycle past lobster traps and sailboats along the Massachusetts…

How Coco Chanel Discovered Her Iconic Tweed

From the Highlands to High Street… There is nothing quite as iconic as a classic Chanel tweed piece. If you’ve had the honor of wearing one—a jacket, a dress, a skirt—you know that its texture, its weight, and its very aura are…

Vintage Chipp GTH Golf Jacket

This jacket… Chipp was founded by Sidney Winston in 1945 and is possibly the best known clothier to come out of the fashion house of Jacobi Press.  Winston began working for J. Press straight out of high school where he would…

Steve McQueen: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

A (near) exhaustive look at Steve McQueen’s fifty years as the King of Cool.   Terence Steven McQueen was born in 1930 to a father who was a barnstorming stunt pilot in a flying circus and a mother who walked…

Happy Birthday Arnold Palmer!

The King of Latrobe turns 84 today.  Cheers to you Mr. Arnold Palmer! The always charismatic Palmer, a legend in his own time, has one seven majors including his first in the 1958 Masters. The native of Latrobe, PA went…

Style Icons: Jack Purcell

There’s a comforting feeling when you wear a pair of Jack Purcell sneakers. Classic is the word that springs to mind. Timeless is another. Stylish the third. You don’t have to worry about them ever going out of favor, about…

Style Icons: Carry Grant in Monkey Business (1952)

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Our main man cuts loose with his pretty lady Ms. Marilyn Monroe. The other night I was browsing the streaming Netflix options and ended up watching “Monkey Business,” the 1952 screwball comedy with Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. I hadn’t…