Hello and happy Columbus Day to those commemorating the holiday with special events, functions or a day off.
We are brief, beginning with new takes on some old style favorites.
“…for every $1 the company makes, 50% goes towards a charity in the form of a monetary donation which helps clothe people in need, or an investment into socially conscious projects.”
The jackets are made of fleece, they look more-than-comfy.
Currently Smart Threads offers designs for the K State Wildcats, the University of Oregon and USC. There are also shorts in matching colors and prints.
Next, the classic letter sweater as updated by Etiquette Vintage Designs.
This new company upcycles vintage sweaters and blazers, above we see sweaters celebrating SMU and the Wisconsin Badgers. Below, Texas Tech and Harvard sweaters.
There are plenty of looks for men as well.
A few more styles.
The one of a kind sweaters and blazers are the brainchild of designer Eric Renteria, seen below in his own creations.
“I see a lot of what women are wearing, or men, and it’s very low-cut or short-shorts, and that’s not attractive to me,” he said.
“When I see a woman out wearing a gorgeous dress and not showing anything, or just her shoulder, that’s sexy,” he said. “I’d like to see more of that. Or guys taking the time not to go out with a baseball cap and just a T-shirt.”
The line is garnering some solid press.
A tip of the hat to both young companies, starting a new enterprise in this climate takes courage and vision, we hope both are wildly successful.
Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” which turns 75 this year, has sold more than 30 million copies and continues to be a best seller. The book, a paean to integrity, good humor and warmth in the name of amicable capitalism, is as wholesome as a Norman Rockwell painting.
But it turns out we couldn’t leave well enough alone, nay-nay, the book had to be re-imagined and re-issued, now titled “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age,” Back to the review:
This new adaptation seems to have been composed using refrigerator magnets stamped with corporate lingo: “transactional proficiency,” “tangible interface,” “relational longevity,” “continuum of opportunities,” “interpersonal futility,” and “our faith persuasion.”
The following sentence, which appears on Page 80, is so inept that it may actually be an ancient curse and to read it more than three times aloud is to summon the cannibal undead: “Today’s biggest enemy of lasting influence is the sector of both personal and corporate musing that concerns itself with the art of creating impressions without consulting the science of need ascertainment.”
The writer of the piece, Dwight Garner, remembers his good manners when wrapping up his thoughts on the book:
Dale Carnegie, that master of graceful temperament, would not approve of kicking a book when it was down. So let me conclude with the good news. His original book, unmolested, can still be found on bookstore shelves. Life can go on as if this new one simply did not exist.
Amen to that sentiment.
As we move along
our continuum of opportunities today, Dale Carnegie’s classic volume isn’t the only thing with a significant anniversary, Breakfast at Tiffany’s made its début fifty years ago.
With that amazing photo we say “ta” for now!