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By Angela Shannon and Angela Shannon,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 12, 1996
The social season draws near.Soon many of us will be partying amid festive gold, red and silver decorations at dinners, charity benefits or other holiday shindigs.So, how will we dress?Preferably, in accordance with what is written on the invitation. It's polite to do that, despite our contemporary laid-back attitudes, which make jeans the favored attire for many."People don't take invitations literally anymore," says Karen Spratt, president of Innovative Special Events, a 6-year-old Charlotte, N.C., company that stages everything from large corporate events to private parties.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Anthony Mayes was nearing age 50 when he got the first suit he ever owned, a dark gray Armani, and it seemed life, at last, would be better. He'd just been released from his latest time behind bars, making it about 22 years of his life total, for an array of charges including drugs and armed robbery. He said he's determined to make his most recent six-month stint his last, and sees the clothes - suit, shirt, tie, dress shoes - as part of that effort. "They make me feel important, like I can succeed," said Mayes, 49, who believes he's been given "an opportunity to redeem myself.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Violinist Ellen Pendleton Troyer has struggled for years with the constraints of wearing evening attire for physical, sometimes-strenuous performances. And she considers herself luckier than her male counterparts, who have a stricter dress code of bow ties and evening jackets adorned with tails. "Our issues with the dress stem from a functionality standpoint," said Troyer, who plays first violin with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. "What we do is quite physical. There is a lot of sweating under the hot lights.
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By Kristy MacKaben, For the Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
At the December 2012 wedding of Leslie Lipinski and Devin Phillips, there were purple dresses for the bridesmaids. Purple Converse sneakers for the groomsmen. Purple-and-black decor. The 234 guests, many of them wearing Ravens jerseys, were invited to tour M&T Bank Stadium. And halfway through the Ravens-themed reception, Devin and Leslie changed into jerseys. The best part? Posing for photos in a three-point stance on the line of scrimmage. "We're both Baltimore born and raised and have been fans since the beginning," says Leslie, 27 a registered nurse.
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By Mary Corey | September 18, 1990
ON this day, the cat-like Eartha Kitt is more tigress than kitten.She growls about a rehearsal delay -- then sighs, stretches and lights a cigarette. Stagehands deliver her chaise lounge to the wrong spot. Exasperated, she stalks over and adjusts it herself."What are we waiting for?" she asks twice, repeating the question more stridently when she gets no response. "Let's not waste time. Let's go!"And when a nervous amateur, who is performing with her, muffs his line, she waves him away. "That's enough!"
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January 27, 2010
On January 21, 2010, Kenneth Charles Culver Family and friends will honor Ken's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Dr. in Forest Hill, on Friday, January 29, 2010 from 3 to 9 P.M. In the spirit of Ken's love for the Ravens, purple Friday attire is encouraged. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Shrine of the Little Flower Church, more appropriate attire is being requested. In tribute to Ken's passion for performance vehicles, the family would be appreciative of those who are able to have their performance vehicles at church as a non-traditional wake will follow at the Overlea Station on Belair Rd. Interment will be private.
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By Beth Cooney and Beth Cooney,The Stamford Advocate | January 30, 2005
Menswear designer Joseph Abboud couldn't help but be irked when two investment bankers trying to woo him as a client arrived at his New York office wearing white, button-down shirts with their sleeves rolled up. No suit jackets and no ties ultimately meant no sale to the designer, who was so annoyed by their relaxed attire, he ignored their pitch. "I think they were trying to send the message that they were young, hip and aggressive," says Abboud. "But they blew it because they offended me by being too casual.
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July 19, 2003
IT'S A STANDING order that visitors must be soberly attired - no shorts, short skirts or tank tops - when they tour St. Peter's Basilica. It also is long-standing tradition that a chunk of would-be wonder-gazers don't know the rule. All the inappropriate are turned away at the door by conscientious guards clad in slacks, shirts and ties. Many accept the rebuff; it is, after all, the nature of being a tourist that one hits such snags. Others talk back, all with their own brand of logic: "I am born naked and the church wants me to be wearing pants."
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1997
Remember all those photos of Colin Powell decked out in his general's uniform? Chances are good it was made by a century-old Baltimore firm.Also on the Haas Tailoring Co.'s client list: Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, George Bush and -- in a few weeks -- golfer Tiger Woods.For 100 years, Haas has been making clothing in the city. The company has spent the last few decades tailoring custom suits for high-end retailers that cater to the powerful, wealthy or just plain big. Over the years, Gen. George S. Patton, the Temptations, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and most of the Baltimore Ravens have sported Haas' threads.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff Writer | March 2, 1995
Take one look at Stu Scesney -- the suspenders, the Donald Duck tie, the Reeboks -- and you immediately think . . . casting agent? The president of the Talent Factory, a Cockeysville-based company specializing in photography, design and casting, doesn't exactly look the part of slick executive.But he believes his casual, sometimes goofy attire works in his favor. "They always say, 'Dress for success,' " says Mr. Scesney, 29, who lives in Cockeysville. "In my situation, where everyone dresses in a suit, I'm known for not doing that."
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Chelsea Lanzoni was on her way from the lacrosse fields of Vanderbilt University to a summer internship at National Geographic in Washington, but her first stop was a dressing room at Nordstrom Rack in Annapolis . "I had, literally, nothing to wear," she said. "Nothing. " Thanks to a program at Vanderbilt that advises students on, among other things, how to dress appropriately in the workplace, she bought pants, skirts to the knee, dresses with sleeves and tailored blouses.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Violinist Ellen Pendleton Troyer has struggled for years with the constraints of wearing evening attire for physical, sometimes-strenuous performances. And she considers herself luckier than her male counterparts, who have a stricter dress code of bow ties and evening jackets adorned with tails. "Our issues with the dress stem from a functionality standpoint," said Troyer, who plays first violin with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. "What we do is quite physical. There is a lot of sweating under the hot lights.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2011
Jos. A. Bank will sell purple apparel as a new sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens' "Purple Fridays" for the 2011 season, the retailer has announced. Ten stores in the greater Baltimore area are stocking polo shirts, ties, sweaters and dress shirts in various shades of purple for fans who want to express their allegiance on the job. The Towson, Hunt Valley, Baltimore, Columbia, Westminster, Annapolis, Severna Park, Frederick, Bel Air and York, Pa....
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January 27, 2010
On January 21, 2010, Kenneth Charles Culver Family and friends will honor Ken's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Dr. in Forest Hill, on Friday, January 29, 2010 from 3 to 9 P.M. In the spirit of Ken's love for the Ravens, purple Friday attire is encouraged. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Shrine of the Little Flower Church, more appropriate attire is being requested. In tribute to Ken's passion for performance vehicles, the family would be appreciative of those who are able to have their performance vehicles at church as a non-traditional wake will follow at the Overlea Station on Belair Rd. Interment will be private.
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By Julie Scharper | julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 14, 2009
Baltimore residents know they can phone the city's 311 call center to request alley cleanings, complain about noisy neighbors or inquire about a missed trash pickup. But what they might not know is that the employees who answer the telephone are garbed in matching attire paid for by taxpayers. Last week, the city's Board of Estimates, its spending board, approved $24,000 to buy new uniforms for call center employees. The money will pay for polo shirts, slacks and sweaters or hooded sweat shirts for about 80 workers, officials said.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | March 9, 2008
A Harford County Public Schools committee is considering school contests next fall to allow students to design their own uniforms. It's an idea by the 26-member committee, made up of teachers, parents and board members who are examining a system-wide school uniform policy. "We want to see the kids get involved in it," said board member Patrick Hess, who is on the uniforms committee. "We would like to see them this fall possibly have a contest at each school and let each kid decide the uniforms, within the guidelines."
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By DAN RODRICKS | June 19, 2000
FEW COLUMNS - not even the one about albino groundhogs - sparked as much reader reaction as last Wednesday's tale of Philadelphian Bruce Fulmer's treatment in a fine Little Italy restaurant because of his attire. Fulmer wore red sweat pants, a gray pocket T-shirt and a pair of loafers when he entered Rocco's Capriccio for dinner Saturday evening. He was seated alone in an upstairs dining room, away from other diners. He perceived this as a slight and beefed about it. I figured a lot of people would empathize.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1995
Not long ago, people dressed for court the way they dressed for church. Now they dress for court the way they dress for a ballgame.Throughout Baltimore County's District Courts, defendants in dingy, torn jeans, T-shirts, baseball caps, tattered sweat pants and sunglasses wait for judges to decide their guilt or innocence. With even warmer weather on the way, tank tops, cutoff shorts and flip-flops will be much in evidence.Many judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors call the new mode of dress outrageous but no longer surprising.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,Sun reporter | March 9, 2008
Nicole Nussbaum knows better than to wear a T-shirt, a hoodie and leggings to a job interview. That's why the Atholton High School junior wore the casual outfit in a "Dress for Success" fashion show for teens yesterday: to help show her peers what not to wear to a job interview. The fashion show was part of the third annual Teen Job and Volunteer Fair at Long Reach High School in Columbia. The free event, coordinated by the nonprofit HC DrugFree, included more than 85 exhibitors and workshops for teens on topics such as interviewing skills.
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By Emili Vesilind and Emili Vesilind,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 11, 2008
The red carpet at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards threw into sharp relief just how safe female musicians are required to play it these days when it comes to their image. The steady stream of jewel-toned gowns, softly waved tresses and unremarkable diamond baubles was eerily similar to the red carpet scene at the Screen Actor Guild Awards a few weeks ago. Since when did pop and rock stars start dressing like actresses? Rock 'n' roll rebellion may have been in short supply, but classically pretty ensembles were everywhere.
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