Thursday, May 31, 2012

Types Of Neck Wear: Neckties, Ascots, Bolo Ties And More

Types Of Neckwear: Neckties, Ascots, Bolo Ties And More

Neckwear For Men

Although the traditional necktie is the preferred neck wear for most men, it is by no means the only neckwear. Ascots can be worn with casual sportswear or with formal day wear. The ascot is part of the formal morning suit which is used for daytime affairs like weddings. Ascots are usually made from silk and are available in many colors. Formal day dress most often uses gray, but may use other hues depending on the wearer and the occasion.

The morning suit originated as a less formal look used by men in the 18th century for riding. More practical and comfortable than frock coats, this look gradually evolved and became that standard for formal day attire during the Edwardian period. The ascot derives its name from the British horse race the Royal Ascot. It is a formal occasion and gentlemen attending usually wear morning coats and ascots.

The bolo or string ties are relatively new to the men's fashion scene, dating back to around the 1930s. The are widely associated with Native American tribes of the southwest US, although versions of this neckwear were also worn by Argentinian gauchos. The bolo or bola tie is usually a cord or narrow braided leather strap fitted through a slide which controls the fit. The ends of the cord are finished with metal tips called aiguilettes. The bolo is worn under the shirt collar and the slides may be made from metal, plastic, stone and even coins. The bolo tie is the official tie of several states in the United States Southwest.
Blue Neckwear

The bandana is informal neck wear usually used in American Western attire. It consists of a scarf, usually patterned and brightly colored, which is folded into a triangle and tied at the back of the neck. The bandana is usually worn over the shirt collar. Bandanas were used by American cattle drivers. They could be pulled up over the mouth and nose to keep out dust and sand kicked up by cattle. Film makers love to use them as masks in films featuring Old West bank robberies.

Bow ties today are most often associated with formal evening wear. They are worn with both black tie (dinner jacket) and white tie (tailed coat) formal suits. The terms black tie and white tie were once quite literal and referred to the color of the bow tie that was appropriate for the occasion. Formal bow ties are now available in a variety of colors and patterns and can be coordinated with the cummerbund that is usually worn at the waist in formal evening attire.

The necktie is the most common accessory in modern men's fashion. Neckties are long, tapering strips of fabric, cut on the bias, folded and sewn. Most neckties have pointed lower edges, although squared off edges have been worn from time to time during the twentieth century. The ties are worn under the shirt collar and knotted over the top button of the shirt. Neck ties are may be made of silk, wool, linen or synthetics. They made be solid colored, striped or patterned. The ends of the tie are worn over one another and hang straight down to cover the buttons of the shirt.

There is more to
neckwear than the necktie and gentlemen may choose from several options depending on the occasion. In may areas of the US, bolos are interchangeable with neckties for daytime wear. Ascots may be worn in the bandana style for casual day apparel. They can be worn under or over the shirt collar. Men can make their own fashion statement with the right use of neckwear.

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tweet of Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland Beach Party

Current info about twitter Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland party beach is not always the easiest thing to locate. Fortunately, this report includes the latest Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland Beach info available.

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Association for what is sure to be on good publicity boasts, Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland on the beach waterfront of Venice.
Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland
Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland
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Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland
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Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hylands at Beach

The two cuties showing their beach bodies, and also working with Austin Stowell and Matt Lanter for the photo shoot for the new look of Surf op. Tweeting the day before hitting the heat Venice Beach, Miss Tisdale wrote: "It 'so soon ... But it's so good! Off to do a photo shoot on the beach :) ineedcoffee"

Meanwhile, fortunately for the efforts op Austin, "stayed with some of the best people I've met in this city  @ashleytisdale @mattlanter @sarah_hyland when you look at that?"

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

James Moody - Wail Moody, Wail! 1955

James Moody's mid-'50s band was a septet featuring four horns including the leader's tenor and alto. The bop-based group had plenty of spirit (as best shown here on the 14-minute title cut) if not necessarily a strong personality of its own. This CD (a straight reissue of the original LP plus two additional titles from the same session) is accessible, melodic and swinging; trumpeter Dave Burns is the best soloist among the sidemen. AMG.

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Brick - Good High 1976

The debut album from the Atlanta-based funk aggregate spawned three singles and a host of soul numbers. The first single from the album was "Music Matic," a smooth yet funky composition in which the group expresses the lyric in unison, augmented by Jimmy Brown's commendable flute and sax solos. The second single was "Dazz," which was defined by the group in the chorus as "disco jazz." With Regis Hargis' twanging guitar and Brown's long-winded sax riffs, the catchy hook line caught on across the nation and the song claimed the number one spot on the R&B charts for four consecutive weeks (it reached number three on the pop side). "Can't Wait" is set in a looping sci-fi rhythm through the verses before seguéing to a hopping groove. Brown's refreshing saxophone work can be heard on the instrumental cuts "Southern Sunset," whose title provides a good setting, and "Sister Twister." Having a fetish for jazz, the self-contained quintet glimmer on this extended jazz composition, which includes funky basslines. The third single, "That's What It's All About," the only ballad featured on the album, has an soft melody and encouraging lyric delivered by Brown's husky baritone. Every song is complemented by Brown's impressive horn exhibition and the group's overall musical ability. AMG.

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Eddie Gale - Black Rhythm Happening 1969

Love it or hate it, trumpeter Eddie Gale's second Blue Note outing as a leader is one of the most adventurous recordings to come out of the 1960s. Black Rhythm Happening picks up where Ghetto Music left off, in that it takes the soul and free jazz elements of his debut and adds to them the sound of the church in all its guises -- from joyous call and response celebration on the title track (and album opener), to the mournful funeral sounds of "Song of Will," to the determined Afro-Latin-style chanting on "Mexico Thing" that brings the pre-Tommy Dorsey gospel to the revolutionary song style prevalent in Zapata's Mexico -- all thanks to the Eddie Gale Singers. Elsewhere, wild smatterings of hard and post-bop ("Ghetto Love Night") and angular modal music ("Ghetto Summertime," featuring Elvin Jones on drums and Joann Stevens-Gale on guitar), turn the jazz paradigm of the era inside out, simultaneously admitting everything in a coherent, wonderfully ambitious whole. There is no doubt that Archie Shepp listened to both Ghetto Music and Black Rhythm Happening before setting out to assemble his Attica Blues project. The album closes with "Look at Teyonda," a sprawling exercise in the deep melding of African and Latin folk musics with the folk-blues, flamenco, and jazz rhythms. Funky horns (courtesy of Gale, Russell Lyle, and Roland Alexander) moan toward Fulumi Prince's startlingly beautiful vocal. Stevens-Gale's guitar whispers the tune into the field before the saxophones and brass come to get it, and when they do, long open lines are offered slowly and deliberately, as Jones' shimmering ride cymbals triple-time the beat into something wholly Other. Black Rhythm Happening is a timeless, breathtaking recording, one that sounds as forward-thinking and militant in the 21st century as it did in 1969. AMG.

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Sam Rivers - Contours 1965

On Contours, his second Blue Note album, tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers fully embraced the avant-garde, but presented his music in a way that wouldn't be upsetting or confusing to hard bop loyalists. Rivers leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Joe Chambers through a set of originals that walk a fine line between probing, contemplative post-bop and densely dissonant avant-jazz. Each musician is able to play the extremes equally well while remaining sensitive to the compositional subtleties. Rarely is Contours anything less than enthralling, and it remains one of the high watermarks of the mid-'60s avant-garde movement. AMG.

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