Archive for January, 2010

29
Jan
10

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

theSTARTERS:  Team Lakers (minus one) for dressing appropriately while visiting the President.

theBENCH:  None for the week.

theWAIVER:   Lamar Odom, for wearing the wrong combinations.

28
Jan
10

Learning Lapels

Since there were some difficulties with lapels in the earlier blog, I decided to offer some Lapel Education. Lapels are folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket or coat, and are most commonly found on formal clothing and suit jackets.

The notched lapel (American English), step lapel or step collar (British English) is sewn to the collar at an angle, creating a step effect. This is the standard on single breasted suits, and is used on nearly all suit jackets, blazers, and sports jackets. The size of the notch can vary, and a small notch is called fishmouth.

The shawl lapel, roll collar, or shawl collar is a continuous curve. Originally seen on the Victorian smoking jacket, it is now most common on the dinner jacket (tuxedo). This similarly began as informal evening wear, and was then made in both more and less formal versions, depending on the situation in which it was to be used.

The peaked lapel (American English), double-breasted style lapel or pointed lapel (British English), is the most formal, featuring on double-breasted jackets, and is now always worn with all formal coats such as a tail coat or morning coat, and also commonly with a dinner jacket (both single and double-breasted). In the late 1920s and 1930s, a design considered very stylish was the single breasted peaked lapel jacket, a feature carried into day clothing by the increasing popularity of the peaked dinner jacket.

Information from Wikipedia

27
Jan
10

Avoid being WAIVED

Lamar Odom was waived from the Lakers yesterday due to his fashion decisions. I decided to do a little research on his fashion.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t look good. 

   

Always remember to keep it simple, don’t play a risky game.  Avoid being WAIVED by doing the following: (1) Avoid unnecessary colors and fabrics. (2)  If the lapels are black, the suit should be black!  (3) If the suit is gray, the lapels should be gray!

26
Jan
10

Lakers waive Lamar Odom

In the previous blog, the Lakers visited the White House on Monday.  Most of the team dressed to impress.  They were STARTERS!  Unfortunately one team member Lamar Odom, was WAIVED.  He is pictured below, top right:

Lamar had on a black suit.  Lamar let the team down when he decided to wear a purple shirt with a black collar and a purple tie.  If you play for the Lakers I respect your decision to wear purple, on the contrary, this combination isn’t acceptable.  Lamar put on a white shirt, and the team will welcome you back!

Lamar Odom is WAIVED from the team!

25
Jan
10

Lakers at the White House

The Los Angeles Lakers were in Washington DC today visiting President Obama.  President Obama congratulated them for winning the franchise’s 15th NBA championship. 

The majority of the team looked great in their suits and ties.  There was one teammate that must be WAIVED, Lamar Odom.

Los Angeles Lakers, you are STARTERS. You are welcome to replace Lamar Odom. (Searching for a picture of Lamar for viewing)

23
Jan
10

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

theSTARTER: None for the week.

theBENCH: Reggie Bush, don’t wear sunglasses inside.

theWAIVER: Shannon Sharpe, we’re not at a disco, we’re on television. Craig Sager, he’s just our favorite WAIVER!

22
Jan
10

The WAIVER we love

Yesterday, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers became the 15th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points, also the youngest. Congratulations to Kobe!  During the game Kobe was interviewed by Craig Sager, need I say more?

We all love Craig for his fashion sense, but he’s a WAIVER!  Another picture of Craig Sager below to start your weekend, Happy Friday.