Archive for November, 2010

Tommy Hilfiger – The Man Behind the Fashion Empire.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

You probably know, if you see this rectangle logo with the colors of blue, red, and white, then you are surely looking at the official logo of the fashion mogul known as Tommy Hilfiger. Although Tommy Hilfiger started making the rounds in the urban fashion scene in the 90’s,  it was in the late 60s when Hilfiger ventured into the fashion arena.

Hilfiger’s first ever retail business was founded in 1969 in upstate New York; while he was still in high school! In the late 70s, Hilfiger moved his retail business to the Big Apple itself. It was  here that Hilfiger scored financial backing to start what is now known as Tommy Hilfiger, Inc. The first ever signature collection that was launched by Hilfiger was in 1984, which was comprised of men’s sportswear and jeans. During the middle part of the 90s, he then ventured into just about everything for women. He also developed eyewear, jewelry, fragrances, and even home products. The great thing about Hilfiger’s creations does not pertain to style at all because if you would look at his logo, it is as simple as any logo can get. However, the marketing prowess that Hilfiger has certainly created a lot of waves for him, even placing him at the top portion of the market.

Many fashion moguls and gurus have referred to Tommy Hilfiger as the new Ralph Lauren because their successful stories can certainly be likened to some extent. However, the great thing about Hilfiger items is that his designs remain very simple and casual all throughout product lines and expansions. In fact, even with the fragrances that have been developed, such as Tommy Girl and Freedom, the perfume bottles just sport the classic logo that we have associated with the brand for so many years now.

One of the most popular clothing items in the Tommy product line?  Neckties! Tommy produces a large variety of styles, providing you the opportunity to find the perfect ties to match your formal  and informal wardrobe! With so many colors and patterns to choose from, you’re bound to find exactly what you need.

Portions courtesy of Funding Universe.

Jerry Garcia: Life in Pictures & Art

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Jerry Garcia was the lead singer and guitarist of the one of the highest-grossing bands of all time, the Grateful Dead. The band toured for over 30 years and created its own subculture. Sadly, the music came to an end when Garcia died in 1995, but his music and artwork lives on.

The following pictures, compliments of Rolling Stone, shows Garcia and the Grateful Dead through the years.

Grateful Dead when they started playing as the Warlocks in 1965.

Jerry Garcia in the studio in the 1960's

Garcia performing in the 1960's

Grateful Dead in San Francisco in the late 1060's

Grateful Dead in the late 1960's

Grateful Dead performing April 1, 1972

Jerry Garcia backstage in Copenhagen in April, 1972

The Grateful Dead performing in the 1970s.

Jerry Garcia in the recording studio in the 1970s.

Jerry Garcia, June 1976

Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead in the 1970's

Jerry Garcia in hotel room, 1980's

Jerry Garcia in London, March 22, 1981.

Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead performing in Carson, California, May 5, 1990.

Jerry Garcia performing in Oakland, California, February 26, 1995.

Garcia studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute, which commenced a second vocation in the visual arts. He proposed for sale and auction to the public a quantity of illustrations, lithographs, and water colors. A few of those compositions turned into the foundation of a line of men’s neckties are defined by brilliant colors and abstract designs. Yet in 2010, fifteen years after Garcia’s death, new styles and designs proceed to be created and distributed. Check out a large selection of Jerry Garcia neckties on