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Wednesday, February 18, 2021

Being that it’s Fashion Week in New York, and being that it’s also winter (not much of a coincidence there), the following comes to mind:

Adult mittens.

More to the point, do mittens belong on the hands of full-grown adults? To me, they come off as somewhat childish.

I’m sure that in, say, the polar regions, using mittens is entirely justified as extreme cold-weather protection. I just don’t see need to tuck in all your fingers here in New York, even with the harshest of windchills blowing. Gloves should do the job, with the built-in benefit of allowing digital dexterity.

I should point out that when I do see adult mittens in action, they’re always worn by women. I’ve yet to see a man wearing them. Maybe there’s a gender divide in this, where female fashion better accomodates a big-little-kid look.

I may have to consult with the couple of style-istas I know for further insight in this…

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 02/18/2009 01:48pm
Category: Fashion, New Yorkin', Weather, Women
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Last Friday, while on the subway trek toward Brooklyn, I absently started wondering about the TV shows that I grew up on that had been set in the borough. (Because, y’know, I can’t relate to things and places unless they somehow circle back to the boob tube.)

Right off the bat, I came up with two shows: “Welcome Back, Kotter” (which wore its Brooklyn-ness on its sleeve) and “The Cosby Show” (which, by contrast, barely ever underlined its presence in Kings County).

A little bit of further pondering brought to mind one more television oldie: “The Honeymooners”, straight out of Bensonhurst (although the Kramdens’ Chauncey Street address is actually in Bushwick).

After that, nothing. Hard to believe there aren’t more shows that used Brooklyn as a backdrop; Manhattan seems to get a disproportionate share of the situation comedy action. I guess I could research it to uncover more, but instead I’ll leave it open.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 02/18/2009 08:49am
Category: New Yorkin', TV
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