Have you ever been frustrated by your button front shirt coming untucked from your trousers? You constantly tuck it back in during the dance night. I especially dislike this feeling when I’m performing. Once it comes out, I feel much less professional. And, because I’m performing, there is no time to tuck it back in.
Let’s talk fashion. If this is a repeated issue for you, you have three options as I see them. Continue reading
This past Monday, I took The Ladies & Gentlemen to perform for Boulder Swing Dance’s dance at Kakes. We first met at Curry ‘n Kebob for dinner (food tip: do the dinner special) and I was struck by how well everyone dressed. I really appreciate how well my group dresses for outings and gigs.
Clothes say a lot about the person. Vestis Virum Reddit (“Clothes make the man”) is one of only two Latin phrases I remember, but it reflects one of my Swingin’ Denver goals – to inspire a well-dressed culture.
This starts at the top and filters down. And the top starts with those wanting to be judged as a professional. This could be the teacher, the door person, the performer, etc. How do you want to represent?
One of the best ways to express your personal style is through your socks. As swing dancers, we’re kicking, rockin’, dancing out applejacks, and doing other flash moves. These athletic maneuvers draw attention to our shoes, how our pants flow, but most importantly, draws attention to that canvas occupied between pants and shoes, our socks. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, neckwear, particularly ties, have been an oft-repeated subject. Whether it is a Skidoo team member needing necktie tying assistance, seeing M. Roberts of Nineteen Forty, reading another “How to Tie a Bow Tie” Facebook request, or someone asking me about my silk knit ties, neckwear keeps popping up. This post will address multiple questions, so I can help Colorado men be more fashionable and self-sufficient.