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Gloria Vanderbilt 1924 – 2019

New York ‘best-dressed’ heiress and ‘Jeans Queen’ socialite known for her troubled childhood, failed marriages, various affairs with numerous celebrities, exquisite taste, and mother of news journalist Anderson Cooper, died Monday (June 17). There are plenty of tributes about Ms. … Continue reading

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Glossary – Canadian Tuxedo?

There is a story that may be the origin of the term ‘Canadian Tuxedo’ stemming from an incident that happened in 1951. Bing Crosby and a friend had been on a fishing trip near Vancouver B.C. when they went to … Continue reading

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The Sin of Stretching the Dollar

According to Leviticus 19:19: “…Thou shalt not… wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” This Old Testament law may not carry any religious weight today, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be consequences by ignoring it. … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – GWG

Anyone growing up in Canada after the war but before the 1980s designer jeans craze will remember GWG, the homegrown version of American Levi’s or Lees. The Great Western Garment company was established in Edmonton in 1911 and became the largest Canadian workwear … Continue reading

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