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By Lois Fenton | February 13, 1992
QI was looking for a raincoat recently, and noticed that they still sell raincoats with removable linings. It struck me as a good investment. But I wasn't sure if it was fashionably correct or if it was even a professional look, especially if it flops open and the zipper shows.A: You are right that some dual purpose clothes are far from elegant. Examples such as blazer suits (navy blue suits with brass buttons) and reversible vests come to mind. But a raincoat with a removable lining is one of the most established classic items a man can own. Burberrys, the Rolls-Royce of raincoats, makes a variety of coats in different cuts, weights and fabrics -- including the raglan-sleeve single-breasted, fly-front model and the weatherproof double-breasted trench coat designed for British officers in what the company refers to as the "14-18 War" (World War I)
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By Meghan Daum | November 5, 2012
When it comes to the relationship between Southern Californians and massive storms like Sandy, the conventional wisdom is that such weather (“such” meaning the kind not commonly found in Southern California) can give rise to just a tiny bit of gloating. Think of it as stormenfreude. Were it a real word, “stormenfreude” might be defined as this: “Pleasure taken by those in temperate climates at the suffering of those in less temperate climates, especially in the wake of a storm that causes said temperate climate inhabitants to justify all the other miserable things about their region by asking, 'Why would anyone live there?
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | November 9, 1993
Londontown Corp. said yesterday that it will shut down a Baltimore factory and might close two raincoat plants elsewhere if unionized workers do not agree to concessions and the company can't improve orders for its London Fog clothing.In one of the first major moves by the company's new chief executive, Arnold P. Cohen, Eldersburg-based Londontown said it would close its 70-worker cutting facility on Brookhill Road in Northwest Baltimore by early January.It also said it wants to negotiate new terms to its contract with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | February 5, 2009
Ten a.m. A phone call from my daughter's school, and instantly the father's mind goes to Dark Foreboding, but no - this is her teacher calling to say that the child scored 96 on the spelling test. The child's instant reward is the phone call home and the words of praise. She sits at her desk pretending not to listen, basking in the acclaim. Well done. Having begotten a good speller is no small matter to a writer. Writing is an act of paying attention, and if you don't care about the difference between "their" and "there" or "needle" and "noodle," then I am sorry for you. The teacher's praise of my child is a large moment in the day. I live with fear, as any parent does.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | March 20, 1991
There was a time, a mere generation or so ago, when spring meant a new go-to-meeting blue coat and a straw hat trimmed with flowers. Then came the era of dressing down, when the closest thing most women had to a spring coat was an all-purpose poplin raincoat, worn with a scarf tied around the head in bad weather.This year a spring coat could be a lightweight wool gabardine coat, an elongated jacket or a capelike flannel coat. It could also, of course, be a raincoat, but the raincoat now takes many guises.
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By Dan Berger | April 4, 1997
They call it the Trial of the Century because that's how long it will take.The stock market can handle just about anything, except good news.The truth which many people cannot accept is that Hale-Bopp brings no message to suffering humanity, being ice and dust.The former raincoat capital of America stands shiftless before the world.Pub Date: 4/04/97
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
London Fog Corp. announced yesterday the appointment of a top menswear executive at Calvin Klein Inc. as its new vice chairman and executive vice president to spearhead the company's move into a more upscale line.The appointment of John Varvatos, 38, is part of an overall restructuring at the Eldersburg-based outerwear and raincoat maker as the company attempts to recover from the recession, changing sales patterns and a heavy debt load.The move was announced by Arnold Cohen, who took over as chairman and chief executive of London Fog in August after leaving his post as president of J. Crew Group Inc.Mr.
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December 4, 1992
The resurrection of the former Gleneagles Co. menswear plant in Bel Air signals another coup for Harford County economic development. It is also a welcome expansion of clothing manufacturing in Maryland, rather than another contraction.Remarkably, the reopening of the facility by J. Schoeneman Inc. will occur without the closing of another plant and layoffs somewhere else in the state. And laid-off Gleneagles workers stand first in line for the new jobs, which are expected to pay about the same wages as the raincoat factory did.For nearly a half-century, the Gleneagles raincoat plant was a stable employer of skilled workers in Bel Air. Some 225 veteran employees were idled last June as the parent company decided to abandon the rainwear market.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff | May 10, 1998
Walking on flairIf mules are way too slow for you, and traditional slides make you snooze, consider super-chunky platform sandals.CUDAS, a Richmond, Va.-based company, presents platforms that are black and white with Velcro-closed tops, pearlized baby blues that hint of the Far East, stacked faux wood, or beach thongs that will make you feel high.Ranging from about $11 to $24, the shoes are available at New York City Shoes, Nordstrom, Cloud Nine and Towson Bootery. (Call 800-741-7093 for other venues.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1999
London Fog Industries Inc., a leading designer and marketer of rainwear and outerwear, has appointed the head of its casual outerwear division as the next chief executive officer, replacing a turnaround specialist brought in to stem losses and refocus the well-known brand.The Eldersburg manufacturer of London Fog raincoats and Pacific Trail casual clothes, which also runs 145 company-owned outlet stores, announced the promotion yesterday of William Dragon Jr., 56.Dragon had served since 1995 as president of Pacific Trail, a Seattle company London Fog acquired in April 1994.
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By Richard Irwin | April 11, 2003
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Western District Homicide arrests: Two brothers, Marcellus Hall, 15, and Dion Fauntleroy, 19, both of the 1600 block of W. North Ave., were arrested Wednesday night at their lawyer's office in the 100 block of W. Mulberry St. by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the...
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 25, 2001
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - One by one, they walked or were wheeled to the witness stand, old, white-haired, stiff-jointed, hard of hearing and wavering of voice - their very age testimony to how very long ago the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed. As testimony began yesterday in the trial of a former Ku Klux Klansman, Thomas Blanton Jr., the only figures who didn't bear the weight of the intervening 37 1/2 years were its four victims - an 11-year-old and three 14-year-old girls - who remain as locked in time as the clock at the dry cleaners across the street that was stopped at 10:25 a.m. on Sept.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1999
London Fog Industries Inc., a leading designer and marketer of rainwear and outerwear, has appointed the head of its casual outerwear division as the next chief executive officer, replacing a turnaround specialist brought in to stem losses and refocus the well-known brand.The Eldersburg manufacturer of London Fog raincoats and Pacific Trail casual clothes, which also runs 145 company-owned outlet stores, announced the promotion yesterday of William Dragon Jr., 56.Dragon had served since 1995 as president of Pacific Trail, a Seattle company London Fog acquired in April 1994.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff | May 10, 1998
Walking on flairIf mules are way too slow for you, and traditional slides make you snooze, consider super-chunky platform sandals.CUDAS, a Richmond, Va.-based company, presents platforms that are black and white with Velcro-closed tops, pearlized baby blues that hint of the Far East, stacked faux wood, or beach thongs that will make you feel high.Ranging from about $11 to $24, the shoes are available at New York City Shoes, Nordstrom, Cloud Nine and Towson Bootery. (Call 800-741-7093 for other venues.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | April 13, 1997
From the entrance to Baltimore's Clipper Industrial Park, most visitors see a haunting symbol of the past: the charred remains of a once-bustling artists' colony, nearly wiped out by one of the worst fires in recent city history.But owner Bill Poloway looks through that entrance and sees the future.He not only pictures a flourishing arts village, with sculptors, painters, potters and metalworkers, but also a Hollywood-style back lot with a giant sound stage, set design and fabrication shops, dressing rooms, editing rooms, prop storage and a commissary.
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By Dan Berger | April 4, 1997
They call it the Trial of the Century because that's how long it will take.The stock market can handle just about anything, except good news.The truth which many people cannot accept is that Hale-Bopp brings no message to suffering humanity, being ice and dust.The former raincoat capital of America stands shiftless before the world.Pub Date: 4/04/97
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | October 16, 1994
HANCOCK -- Ralph E. Wachter, mayor of Hancock, walks into the small community museum in the basement of the town hall and goes to a corner where a 32-year-old gray raincoat is hanging."
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By Richard Irwin | April 11, 2003
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Western District Homicide arrests: Two brothers, Marcellus Hall, 15, and Dion Fauntleroy, 19, both of the 1600 block of W. North Ave., were arrested Wednesday night at their lawyer's office in the 100 block of W. Mulberry St. by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the...
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Liz Bowie contributed to this article | April 3, 1997
London Fog Industries Inc., which has manufactured raincoats in the city since 1922, said yesterday that it will close its Northwest Baltimore plant in June and eliminate 281 jobs.The closure of London Fog's sole remaining U.S. factory comes two years after the company reopened the shuttered facility with help from $1.8 million in state and city incentives and a $1.25-an-hour wage cut."The substantially lower costs of goods manufactured by overseas contractors, as compared to U.S.-based costs, has forced us, finally and reluctantly, to join our competitors in placing the remaining portion of our business with offshore contractors," said Robert E. Gregory, chairman and chief executive of Eldersburg-based London Fog.The plant's workers, who earn about $6.90 an hour, heard the news yesterday from C. William Crain, president and chief operating officer of the raincoat and outerwear company.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | January 31, 1997
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? "The Shadow Conspiracy" don't. It don't know nothing.An amazingly brain-dead political thriller set in Washington, D.C. (I doubt it knows what the "D.C." stands for), it follows a frenetic special assistant to the president -- jut-jawed, pea-brained Charlie Sheen -- as he tries to uncover the coup and assassination attempt set in motion by some very highly placed patriots. Meanwhile, an assassin in a white raincoat, who's evidently wandered in from an Italian Western, keeps trying to kill him.If you can't guess who the ultimate bad guy is from the credits, you've got some serious remedial movie-going ahead.
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