The creative team at Fred Segal Finery in Santa Monica really outdid themselves with our display of ties for Spring 2011. It looks AMAZING and I’m obsessed with the phrenology heads! Thanks so much guys!

This is how news reporters should dress.

How to Wear a Tuxedo

March 29, 2011

Some of my favorite looks for black tie dressing.

Patrick McGoohan - Double breasted Ivory dinner jacket - Danger Man - Early 1960's

Marlene Dietrich - White tie and tails

Humphrey Bogart - Great shawl collar on the white dinner jacket


Rod Serling - Winning his fourth Emmy Award - Awesome bowtie!

Rod Serling #2 - Here at the 1959 Emmy's with his wife Carol. - I love the narrow shawl collar

Josephine Baker - White tie and tails

Nat King Cole - Great white dinner jacket with mohair trousers

Walter Cronkite - Shawl collar and cummerbund. Love the ivory pocket square

Stork Club Dice

November 30, 2010

Stork Club Menu – 1950’s

November 28, 2010

The Golden Age of Cocktails -Rob Roy, Bronx, Midnight Blond, Cloak & Dagger, Cuba Libre, and more. You could enjoy Canadian Club or Seagram’s for $.85 a pop. Chivas Regal and Ambassador would cost you $1.55.

Mr. Shor seated at the bar at his restaurant

Mr. Shor seated at the bar at his restaurant - Image:AP

Mr. Toots Shor was a restaurateur and owner of the legendary Old New York restaurant “Toots Shor’s Restaurant”.  Mr. Shor kept close friends such as Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe and just about every important celebrity from the 1940’s-1950’s.  Mr. Sintara even mentions Toot Shor’s Restaurant in his duet with Sammy Davis Jr., “My Shadow and Me”.  Check out some of the great paraphanelia and images below.

Toot's Menu

Toot's Menu - Image: http://www.tipsontables.com

Toots Shor's Restaurant - By Leroy Neiman

Toots Shor's Restaurant - By Leroy Neiman

Detail of Mr. Neiman's painting featuring Mr. Shor & Mr. Sinatra seated at the bar

Detail of Mr. Neiman's painting featuring Mr. Shor & Mr. Sinatra seated at the bar

Older Menu signed by Babe Ruth

Older Menu signed by Babe Ruth

Matchbook signed by Mr. Shor - Image:www.deansandfranks.com

Matchbook signed by Mr. Frank Sinatra - Image:www.deansandfranks.com

Ash tray

Ash tray

Toots all business in the corner with Jackie Gleason, Don Larson, and Frank Scott

Mr. Shor is all business in the corner with Jackie Gleason, Don Larson, and Frank Scott

There’s some great footage of Toots and the restaurant in the clip below: