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Baggage handler

When you travel for business,  you pack a lot. You get it down to a science.

I can pack for most trips 10 minutes before I leave.


Personal trips are a completely different story.

I don’t know exactly what I am going to be doing every hour of the trip. There is no ‘uniform’ that I can put on for each activity.  Plus, my vacations are usually a bit longer…and I have to pack for the dog, too.

And he likes to have a lot of choices.

Who are you wearing?

I’ve watched pretty much every season of Project Runway — including the current season of Project Runway All Stars — and there is one area of fashion that the show rarely addresses:

The designers’ personal clothing.

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The designers famously arrive at their digs in New York (or Los Angeles) pulling a single wheelie bag.  Then they proceed to drape themselves in all manner of crazy outfit week after week.

Me thinks they are getting some help from the costume department…and the highly advertised QVC accessory wall.

That’s a conversation I’d like to see addressed during the post-season round-up, between play-by-play of all the infighting, of course.

Red, white and huh?


Nothings says ‘Happy Fourth of July’ like a skull and crossbones. 

(This is a kids tee in a NYC storefront.)

Whacky holidays!

Butt stops here

I’m late to this party, but it’s a fun one.  Here’s your invitation to join (if you haven’t already).


Do you know it?  It’s a clothing line started two years ago by an enterprising student at the University of Missouri at Columbia.  James Winkelmann, Jr. was trying to help finance his education, so he created this parody of “The North Face,” which bears the slogan Never stop exploring.

Winkelmann flipped the graphic — to look more butt-like — and changed the tag line to Never stop relaxing. Then he opened an online store.  The North Face quickly responded with a lawsuit, which was reportedly settled ‘amicably’ in April.  And The South Butt is still open for business.

David slays Goliath again.  Ya gotta love it.

I love the apparel that The South Butt has for sale.  And the name.  And the story behind the Butt.

If you have any last minute Christmas gifts, think The South Butt.  Or if you get any Christmas cash, perhaps a bit of the Butt is in your future?

I know it’s in mine.