Gentlemen it seem that you have forgotten the rules courtesy, politeness and just plain common sense. I went to a socially prominent event of a well known organization. I was stunned by the number of men that wore their hat throughout this indoor event. The men danced with wives and significant others wearing hats and or caps throughout the night. After being appalled by this breach of courtesy and the tolerance of the organization that allowed it. I spoke to several of them and expressed my disapproval. There are rule of etiquette that should never broken. Your be hat is not glued or nailed on. Respect yourself as well as others. Certainly we are aware that it is improper to wear our hats and or caps inside. As a matter of good taste it would be nice to adhere to at least minimal standards of politeness. Carl”Sweetwater”Johnson
What a surprise it was to be so extremely entertained early in the morning. I was invited to a jazz brunch at NSU by Dr. Gad Brosch M.D . ,. When you realize that I don’t find pleasure in very much before 12:00 PM. To get to a venue at 9:30 AM and hear the glorious rhythmic sounds of a smoothly pulsating bass and the tinkle of a master on piano, as we walked through the door. This was not your ordinary heavy handed key thumping keyboard player. this was a pair of masters at work. I went to this forum with my attorney, a former jazz musician (vibes Player) and both of us were awe struck by technical brilliance of Dr. Gad Brosch and Gil Cruz , They transformed the jazz standards in a brightly lit room, to the cozy feel of a night club in a booth in the corner in the back, in the dark. Their renderings of each song was filled with skilled musical nuances, that transported you to another place and another time. This was a symposium for “Power To End Stroke’s”. The person that came up with this idea needs to be commended. It was informative, giving awareness of signs of stroke and things to do, both to help and to prevent, manage the conditions and how to deal with strokes, and stroke victim. there was comprehensiveness of structure that made the event flow. they had free blood pressure checks, weight and nutrition workshops, healthy cooking demonstrations and a panel discussion provided by a group of eminent physicians.
They intersperse these activities with 1st rate jazz music provided b Dr. Gad Brosch and Gill Cruz. They were the perfect pairing for not only this event, but almost any forum. The mellow sophisticated interpretations of music by Rogers and Hart, Gershwin, Basie, Ellington, Bernstein to Antonio-Carlos-Jobim. Each tune was excellently performed with a sensitivity and at a skill level that made you want to sit there all day. ,and in the interim they made a bunch of new fans. Might I just add Dr. Gad Brosch is also a highly sought after Physician Gynecologist. I Guest he has good Hands in all he does. CarlSweetwater”Johnson
Men’s clothing sometime can be drab but not this year. It seams Mohair is back and bold color are going to be in for this spring. Some of the sport jackets I’ve seen are testing the limits of boldness. I recently saw some of the mohair suits of several manufactures and was impressed. The mohair is always a luxurious look. The appeal is partly the sheen and it light feel, as well as it’s general classic appearance. It is another case of “Every Thing Old is New Again.” Carl”Sweetwater”Johnson
Much has been afoot with Oakland’s newly found culinary renaissance over the last few years.
Capping off a full weekend of festival happenings, sf|noir will invite attendees to conclude the event with a trip to Oakland for a jazz brunch at one of Oakland’s latest culinary offerings, Miss Ollie’s! This much anticipated establishment is the new creation from Executive Chef Sarah Kirnon who brought us popular Bay Area establishments like The Front Porch in San Francisco and Hibiscus, also in Oakland.
Audience members will dine to a special Jazz brunch menu while they soak in the sweet jazz sounds of the Marcus Shelby Trio for a wonderful afternoon of great food, jazz and culture to close out the2013 sf|noir Wine & Food Event.
Sunday – February 24, 2013
Cost: FREE entrance (guests responsible for their food and beverages)
If you watch Downton Abbey enough, you will become clear that there is a right time of day for certain jackets. Okay, you don’t have to admit that you watch but someday knowing when you should be wearing a morning jacket vs an evening may matter. Would you recognize the difference? Morning jackets are commonly worn for noon weddings. Like morning coats, frock coats are only worn for daytime formal events before 5 p.m. and no later than until around 7 p.m. The cut of the Prince Edward jacket is three-quarter length, usually in black or grey, single breasted with four buttons. It is worn with a contrasting trouser in a grey and black stripe or a trouser matching the cloth of the jacket.
In the last few decades, black tie has been increasingly seen in the United States at formal day wedding in place of the traditionalMorning dress. However, etiquette and clothing experts continue to condemn the wearing of black tie before 6 PM. Prior to the late 1930s, black tie was even discouraged as too informal for evening weddings, with Amy Vanderbilt arguing that “no man should ever be caught in a church in a tuxedo.
Below is a helpful guide.
In the summer 2012 Esquire magazine featured an article on the best colognes for men, rated by women. Read some quotes by women about the colognes.
Here are a listing of a few
- Acqua Di Gio ($75 for 3.4 oz.)
- Interlude by Amouage ($214 for 1.7 oz.)
- Big Pony by Ralph Lauen ($67.50 for 4.2 oz.) “It smells expensive. It’s rich, filled with flavor. I could see some guy, a country-club kind of guy wearing this — someone who’s all-American.”
- Code Ultimate by Armani ($84 for 2.5 oz.) - ”This is romantic. A very self-conscious man who really cares about his looks would probably put this on.”
- Amen by Philosophy ($42 for 2 oz.) – A woman said-”It would draw you in. Like, you’d want to sniff closer to someone. It’s alluring. It’s nice. It’s sexy. Meow.”