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HIGH-DEFINITION LIFESTYLE AND ELECTRONICS
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SPRI NG 2011, VOLUME 5, I SSUE 1
A FRESH START FOR A NEW SEASON
Life
Reinvented
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Dramatic effects, sophisticated style and subtle details can transform
a house into a home of distinction. From imaginative designs that
use light, sound and video to delight the senses; to the luxuries of
convenience – Wilshire Media Systems brings entertainment,
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solution that’s uniquely yours.
Since 1954, Wilshire Media Systems has earned an unmatched
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the finest audio, video, control and lighting technology, and a level
of customer service that is second to none.
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The Power of the Sun
An in-depth look at solar power
for the home: how it works, and
ways it can benefit your family.
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Appl e’s new Ai rpl ay system—
and the gear that will enable it to
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D
aylight has a
quality that we
respond to emo-
tionally. Colors
read true, finishes reveal
their texture, and an uplifting
quality pervades any room
bathed in daylight. As we
become more conscious of
our footprint on this planet,
we realize that making the
most of daylight in our
homes simply makes sense.
Utilizing daylight reduces
our need for electric light,
and saves energy.
To make the most of this
natural resource, electronics
company Lutron produces
state-of-the-art shading sys-
tems provide precision con-
trol of daylight—all at the
touch of a button.


Cut Down the Juice Use
Besides providing control
of how much light gets into
a room, Lutron shades will
enable you to save energy—
more energy than conven-
tional shades will.
How? Through custom
settings like “Winter Warm”,
which opens the shades,
taking advantage of the sun-
light coming in to warm the
southern part of the room.
“Summer Cool” does the
opposite by lowering shades
and blocking solar heat gain,
keeping your room cooler
and reducing your A/C costs.

Tools of the Shade
There is a variety of easy-to-
use options to consider when
planning a shade system for
your home.
s,UTRONOFFERSTHE3IVOIA
QS Wireless shading system,
which controls the entire
family of the company’s auto-
mated window treatments,
and can work with the
shades in one room, multiple
rooms, or an entire home or
building all at the touch of a
button. The wireless QS sys-
tem is a perfect choice when
you’re making the switch to
wireless control in your home
with systems for security,
lighting and entertainment.
s4HENEXTGENERATIONOF
shading tech, Lutron’s Sivoia
QS has simplified wiring and
a common communication
language allow for easy inte-
gration with Lutron lighting
controls. Like its wireless
counterpart, the Sivoia QS
works with all of the com-
pany’s window treatments.
Managing daylight is not
restricted to a single wall sta-
tion in your home. Shading
systems can be controlled
using a myriad of keypads,
remote controls, wireless con-
trols, or set to an astronomic
time clock for automatic
adjustment of shades.
s4HEVERSATILE0ICOWIRE-
less control can be used as
a tabletop unit mounted
on a pedestal, a lightweight
hand-held remote, or as a
wall-mounted control with a
FACEPLATE4HE0ICOCANCON-
trol one group of shades, and
is available in seven colors.
Since it’s battery-powered, no
wiring is required.
Keeping it Green
We’re not saying Lutron
shades only come in green,
but we will say you can get
them made from sustainable
fabrics to help protect the
environment and improve
your indoor air quality.
Of course, you’ll save some
“green”—and help the envi-
roment—by harvesting day-
light and cutting HVAC costs
and the need for lights.

The Look of Lutron
Lutron’s products look as
good as they work. The com-
pany’s controls are stylish
and unobtrusive, blending
with any home’s décor.
The shades align precisely
within 1/16 inch of each
other for a balanced, beauti-
ful look to a row of windows.
Hone that precision with
the Sivoia QS Venetian
Blinds with Intelligent Tilt
Alignment. They maintain
uniform positioning across
adjacent blinds, provide inde-
pendent control of lift and
tilt, and feature presets to
your favorite positions.

Safe and Sound
Shading systems can also
improve your home safety.
Create an “away” setting to
close all of your shades and
restrict the view inside your
house as you leave.
Sounds good? Contact your
area dealer (see info on pg.
18) for further information
on choosing the right shading
solution for your home.
Made for the Shade
A U T O M A T E D S H A D I N G S Y S T E M S C O N T R O L
R O O M L I G H T , S A V E E N E R G Y .
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Wilshire Home Entertainment
Presents a Complete Home Theater for Only
$9,995
A beautiful new home theater for just $9995 –installed!
Introducing the $9995 Home Theater from Wilshire Home Entertainment.
Everything you need to create the home theater of your dreams: projector,
screen, sound system–even installation, for just $9995. This unprecedented
offer from Wilshire Home Entertainment, Southern California’s home
theater experts for over 55 years, is only available for a limited time.
So don’t miss out–visit Wilshire Home Entertainment today to get started.
Elite 100”
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Sony ES Receiver
Sony Blu-ray Player
Panamax Power Center
And a Universal Remote Control
Monitor Audio
Front, Center and Surround Speakers
And a Velodyne Subwoofer
Sony
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Projector
Professional Installation
Including Labor, Programming,
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H
ave you ever gone to a movie and been so
engrossed in the story that you forgot for a
moment that you were sitting in a chair at
a theater? So immersed in the storyline that
you were almost “in the movie”? It’s not at all uncom-
mon to experience a racing pulse, goosebumps, or
sometimes even tears when watching a good movie in a
great theater. A Signature Cinema from Wilshire Media
Systems can bring this experience right to your home.
To begin, we must first explain the difference between
a Home Theater System and a Personal Cinema. Home
Theater systems generally reside in a dual-purpose envi-
ronment like a family room where the functionality of
the room often takes precedence over the performance
of the system. In a Personal Cinema, the performance
of the system is the primary focus of the room, which
results in a viewing experience that exceeds a commer-
cial movie theater.
The key to successfully creating an amazing Personal
Cinema lies in Wilshire’s unique planning and design
process. The projector, the screen, equipment, acoustic
paneling, room construction, lighting, and electrical
are all parts of the equation. Wilshire puts these parts
together by designing the Cinema and managing the
entire process from start to finish.
Step 1: Location. Indentify a location in your home
that can accommodate a Personal Cinema. In this case a
mostly empty storage room above a three car garage was
Delivering Goosebumps
Wilshire Home Entertainment brings the movie theater home
with Signature Cinema.
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How smart is your lighting?
With a Lutron total light control system from Wilshire Media Systems, you can
save up to 50% of lighting energy used in your home. Now that’s smart!
Our energy saving systems use dimmers, sensors, shades and timeclocks to
save energy while adding convenience and style. Now that’s brilliant!
For help saving energy in your home or office, call Brian Righetti at 805.497.7536
or visit www.WilshireHE.com.
Precision Control Shades
• Can save up to 10% on
HVAC costs.
• In the summer, reduce cooling
costs by closing the shades to
block solar heat.
• In the winter, reduce heating
costs by opening the shades to
let in the warming rays of the sun.
Dimmers
• Light level is proportional to energy use.
• Dim the lights and you’ll use less energy.
• Dimming lights by 50% uses only 60%
of the energy–saving 40%.
Occupancy Sensors
• Sensors automatically turn lights off
when a room is vacant.
• Easy to retrofit with wireless
communication.
• Can provide up to 20% lighting
energy savings.
Timeclocks
• Can provide up to 20% lighting
energy savings.
• Automatically dim exterior lights
at night.
• Automatically turn exterior lights
off at sunrise.
transformed into a Wilshire Signature Cinema. Wilshire
can create a Personal Cinema in a room that ranges from
200 sqft up to 3000 sqft.
Step 2: Contact. Make contact with one of our dedi-
cated design professionals. From there, you’ll convey
your vision to us and establish a working budget for the
overall project. An in home consultation with you may
also be needed to get a better picture of what will be
required to complete the project.
Step 3: Design. A deposit of the working budget is
required to fully design and engineer your system; this
deposit is credited to the overall price of the project. The
design will provide a scope of work and services, iden-
tification of key components, any required renderings,
and a fixed price to completely install your Cinema. The
presented design will maximize the working budget that
was established in prior meetings.
Step 4: Production. Once the overall design and bud-
get have been agreed upon, our Operations Department
will establish a production schedule. Construction, prod-
uct ordering, and installation will be coordinated to meet
the project timeline.
Step 5: Delivery. Wilshire will “deliver” your Personal
Cinema to you when it has been thoroughly calibrated
and tested for performance. The delivery process will
include a detailed lesson on operating your Cinema as
well as instruction for the future care of the system.
The Wilshire Signature Cinema featured here origi-
nally started as empty room above a garage and was
primarily used for storage. To achieve the homeowner’s
main goal of reproducing movie theater quality sound at
home, our designers incorporated a JBL Synthesis system
speaker package that utilizes seven hidden speakers, four
hidden subwoofers, and six amplifiers. JBL Synthesis is
a slimmed-down home version of the speaker systems
used in most commercial movie theaters. All of our JBL
Synthesis systems are computer calibrated and tuned
specifically for each installation resulting in sound qual-
ity that is far superior to a traditional theater.
The final design of the Cinema required some physi-
cal modifications and minor construction. As you can
see by the before and after pictures, the vaulted ceil-
ing was brought down a few feet to improve sound
quality and allow for recessed lighting. A riser for the
chairs in the rear of the room was designed to accom-
modate two rows of stadium seating and a partition
wall was erected behind the second row of chairs. Just
like a traditional movie theater, the front speakers are
located behind a perforated film screen allowing the
sound to pass through. Sound absorption panels were
added to the walls and ceiling to limit echo causing
reflections. The projector is hidden with a remov-
able shroud that matches the décor in the Cinema.
Everything is operated with a one-touch control sys-
tem making the Home Cinema easy for everyone to
use. Wilshire’s interior design team applied the final
touch and incorporated colors and fabrics that reflect-
ed the homeowner’s tastes .
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Listen Up!
Wilshire’s New Performance Audio Listening Room Presents Music
at Its Finest.
T
oday, many of us listen to music on the go on
our iPods through little ear-bud headphones.
The music is compressed and the quality is far
less than what the artist intended us to hear.
We’ve traded convenience for quality and the listening
experience suffers as a result.
When you’re listening to a high performance audio
system, you can close your eyes and truly be a part of
the music. That was the goal behind Wilshire Home
Entertainment’s recently completed remodel of our
new Performance Audio listening room.
Wilshire carefully designed the acoustics our new
Performance Audio room and filled it with some of the
finest audio components in the world that can faith-
fully recreate performances and deliver sonic master-
pieces. Inside you’ll l find speakers and audio compo-
nents from Revel, Bowers & Wilkins, Monitor Audio,
Mark Levinson, Parasound, Lexicon, and Rotel. Put
them all together and you’ll lose yourself in the music
that touches your soul.
We invite you to grab some of your favorite albums,
whether on vinyl or CD, and visit Wilshire’s new
Performance Audio room. You’ll rediscover your music
and experience it in a way you never thought possible.

Keeping Customers Satisfied
Wilshire offers customers three real differences from
the competition: Experience, support and value.
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House Audio Systems | Residential & Commercial Installation
Great home entertainment and business
solutions start with great design.
Wilshire Media Systems experienced
team of designers will work with you to
develop the ideal design to meet your
highest expectations.
Whether you dream of a complete
home theater, a multimedia conference
room, or a flat screen television, we
can make it all blend perfectly with
your home or office. From custom
design and installation, to the latest
in state-of-the-art electronics,
nobody has more experience than
Wilshire Media Systems.
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“Wilshire has been in the business since 1954, and
has the most experienced sales and operations staff
in Southern California” says Wilshire President Mike
McMaster. “We support clients after the sale well
beyond what you experience at other companies, and
create long-term value with this combination, so cli-
ents receive a good return on their investment.”
One key way the Wilshire team keeps customers
satisfied is by making sure each project is specifi-
cally geared to their unique interests and lifestyles.
So learning everything possible about their clients is
a high priority for Wilshire: “You have to ask a lot of
questions,” McMaster says. “That’s the only way to
make sure you provide a solution that meets expecta-
tions. Who will be using the system? What are the
priorities between performance, cosmetics, features
and budget? We also educate clients people on the
possibilities so they can make an informed decision.”
Of course, Wilshire does far more these days than
just video and audio installations. “We’ve added many
new capabilities to our offerings,” McMaster explains.
“Lighting control is our fastest growing technology,
which provides energy savings, safety and conve-
nience to your home or office. We also offer integra-
tion with iPod, iPhone, iTunes and AppleTV, which
allows our clients to display and listen to their music,
family photos and download movies throughout their
home.”
And Wilshire doesn’t just serve homeowners. The
company also works with private businesses. “Over
the past several years, we have expanded our capa-
bilities for business by offering conference room sys-
tems, video teleconferencing, and even large assembly
rooms,” McMaster says.
You will benefit from Wilshire’s rich 55-year history
in many ways—including the design of your project.
“We take our experiences from past projects, and
adapt them it to fit the room, home or business with
the best solution possible,” McMaster says. “I believe
the design should be inspired by [the client’s] goals as
well as the rooms or areas they are intended for.”
Ultimately, for Wilshire Home Entertainment it’s
all about giving the people what they want: thrilling,
world-class performance.
“Many people focus on all of the equipment we
install, but for most of our systems we are delivering
emotion,” McMaster says. “The ability to entertain,
or escape, or educate all fulfill basic human needs. If
we can deliver goosebumps with a song, a movie or a
slide show of family photos, we’ve made an impact.”
Contact:
Wilshire Home Entertainment
1412 North Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-7536
info@wilshirehe.com
www.wilshirehe.com
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Who doesn’t love
a trip to New York
City? Whether you
are visiting to go to a
show on Broadway,
sight-see or shop,
you still have to eat.
But with so many
options, you don’t
want to just wander
into the first place
you see. Chances are,
you’ll end up scratch-
ing your head and
wondering what you
just spent all your
money on. The fol-
lowing restaurant
recommendations will
help you navigate the
neighborhoods like a
local, so you can have
a great meal without
breaking the bank.
This is not a guide
to big-name tourist
attractions, or chain
restaurants from the
chefs you see on TV.
What you will find is
consistently great food
in fun atmospheres,
and experiences you
will remember. I
won’t pretend this
is the definitive list,
because we’re talk-
ing about New York
City, and there’s at
least one restaurant
on every corner. If
you have your own
recommendations,
just let me know at
jcotter@napco.com. I’ll
be happy to continue
my research and have
a taste. Cheers.
Take a Bite
in the ‘Apple’
Theater
District
SO MANY PEOPLE come from out of
town to visit the famous theater district. It
is easy to find yourself in an overpriced
tourist trap for dinner before a show. If
you know where to go, you can have a
fantastic dinner—and save your money
for great seats. Trattoria Dopa Teatro is
right in the heart of the theater district, on
44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.
Any pasta dish is a great choice and the
excellent service will make sure you get
out in time for the show.
www.dopoteatro.com
IF IT IS A MATINEE you’re catching, you
can’t beat the lunch special at Becco on
46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.
Owner Lidia Bastianich has a Public
Television series called “Lidia’s Italy” and
has written several cookbooks, so you will
get a world-class meal, and the lunch and
dinner specials can’t be beat. The pasta
special features a sample of three different
pastas each day, with waiters coming
around to offer unlimited servings.
www.becco-nyc.com
Looking for a
great meal in
New York? Go
to www.nyc.com/
restaurants for
some delicious
destinations!
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In pursuit of perfection
When John Bowers founded his company on the south coast
of England in 1966, his dream was simple. He wanted to
create speakers that neither added to, nor took away from
the music. Speakers that could transport you to the time and
place of the original performance— to the emotion of the
moment. Forty-five years on, Bowers & Wilkins is the world’s
largest premium speaker brand. We produce models for
nearly every home audio application and performance level,
from the incomparable 800 Series Diamond used in Abbey
Road Studios and by the most discriminating audiophiles to
the award-winning Zeppelin iPod
®
speakers. Each one is an
example of acoustic excellence and superb industrial design.
Listen and You’ll See.
www.bowers-wilkins.com
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.,
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IF YOU WOULD RATHER
avoid the theater district
crowds altogether, just walk
a few blocks west into Hell’s
Kitchen. Named for the
notorious Irish tenements
that used to be there, the
area today is also called
Clinton, and is the home to
so many great restaurants.
5 Napkin Burger at 45th
Street and 9th Avenue was
opened to honor the most
popular item on the menu
at the Upper West Side
restaurant, Nice Matin.
5 Napkin Burger is no
burger shack, however.
The restaurant has a great
atmosphere, and a full
menu and drink selection.
That famous burger is
described as “10 ounces of
fresh ground chuck topped
with Gruyere cheese,
caramelized onions and a
rosemary aioli.” Just don’t
wear your Broadway best,
because this juicy delicious
burger is called the 5
Napkin Burger for a reason.
www.5napkinburger.com
If you are ready for
the most intimate dining
experience in New York City,
get a reservation and bring
a nice bottle of wine to Nook
on 9th Avenue between
50th and 51st Streets.
This BYO establishment is
named Nook because it is
one of the tiniest restaurants
you will ever find. While
the menu is limited to
a few well-thought-out
masterpieces, you will not
be able to find one review
of the food here that is
anything less than gushing.
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and yes, it is still the hip-
pest scene on the planet. The
neighborhood is located between
14th Street and Houston Street,
with the beautiful Washington
Square Park in the middle. Known
to locals simply as “The Village,”
Greenwich Village was at one
time, in fact, an actual village, and
much of the area is designated a
historic district. By the early 20th
Century, Greenwich Village was
already becoming a bastion of art
and culture.
The Village was the heart of
the bohemian scene and the Beat
Generation in the 1950s, and
has been called home by writ-
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Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs
and Maya Angelou. The Village
also inspired musicians Bob
Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni
Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and many
more. The area today includes
the main campus of New York
University, and you are more like-
ly to find celebrities than starving
artists. The neighborhood is also
home to some quirky, wonderful
places to dine.
Home Restaurant is on Cornelia
Street between Bleecker and 4th
Streets. Home spotlights seasonal
and regional foods and features
local breweries and New York
wines. Just down the street at
Cornelia and Bleecker Streets
is Trattoria Pesce Pasta, a classic
Italian restaurant complete with
old fashioned décor and a great
atmosphere. Make sure you get a
reservation so you can enjoy an
authentic Italian meal.
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born out of the Lower
East Side in the mid 1960s as
Beatniks, followed by artists
and musicians moved into the
neighborhood from Greenwich
Village to the west. Great rock
bands like The Who, Pink Floyd,
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream
and Led Zeppelin played at the
Fillmore East. The legendary
CBGB night club where the punk
music scene started was also in
the neighborhood.
The Lower East Side today
has lost the grittiness that once
defined sections like the Bowery
and Alphabet City, but much of
the art and culture remains. Be
sure to check out the scene at
night on St. Marks Place, where
the punk rock culture remains
with shops and characters.
If you do want to just check out
the scene, you can pick up a great
dinner as you walk through the
neighborhood. Grab your appetiz-
er at Pommes Frites at 7th Street
and 2nd Avenue. This walk-up
window only serves Belgian fries,
but there are dozens of sauces to
choose from to go with the fresh
twice-fried potatoes. You can try
as many sauces as you like until
you find your favorite, from the
various mustards and mayon-
naises to vinegar, curry sauce
and peanut satay.
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If you can’t get a table, begin your walk
through the neighborhood to Artichoke
Basille’s Pizza on 14th Street between
1st and 2nd Avenues. This delicious
pizza will fill you up, it is one of the best
places to get a slice in all of Manhattan.
Artichoke has been visited by famous
chef David Chang, as well as Keith
Richards, who, legend has it, enjoyed
the spinach artichoke pizza so much he
began playing air guitar.
www.artichokepizza.com
Speaking of David Chang, his Momofuku
Noodle Bar is also in the East Village on
1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets.
This small restaurant packs in all the
attitude of its famous owner. Just make
sure to be there early so you can get a
table, or sit at the bar and be dazzled by
the chefs at work. Be sure to order the
one-of-a-kind pork buns that everyone in
New York is talking about.
www.momofuku.com/noodle-bar
Yakatori Taisho is its own scene within
a scene, hidden on the happening
St. Marks Place near 3rd Avenue.
Authentically Japanese, you’ll feel like you
just stepped into a lost piece of Tokyo.
Don’t come here if you can’t handle the
crowd, but if you’re eating on St. Marks
Place, you’re there for the vibe.
www.yakitoritaisho.com
If you get off the main drag and head
to 7th Street between 1st Avenue and
Avenue A, Caracas Arepas offers a much
warmer brand of authenticity. Choose
from a long list of arepas, Venezuelan
sandwiches filled with delicious
combinations of meats, cheeses,
plantains and sauces. Prepare to get
cozy in this tiny restaurant, but the food,
drinks and décor make it impossible not
to have a great time.
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N
o matter where you
go this spring sea-
son, you’ll surely see
designers tipping their hats
to 70s fashion styles, which
means that wedge heels will
be a “glaring trend,” says
Corey Schuchman, director
of e-commerce at Jildor Shoes (www.jildorshoes.
com), which has four storefronts in Long Island,
N.Y., as well as a burgeoning online business.
You’ll see wedges in the high variety (four inches
or so) and in a kitten heel. Designers to watch in
this category include (but are certainly not limited
to) Stuart Weitzman, Bettye Muller and Andre
Assous.
Schuchman is convinced that the sexy sandal
this season is “strappy” in all styles, including the
gladiator and huarache—thin lines like that from
Cynthia Vincent, Kate Spade and Jimmy Choo.
But the wedge is popular because can be worn
day and night, and also adds a layer of comfort.
Jennifer Guggenheim-Rubenstein, co-owner of
ViVi G. Shoes (www.vivigshoes.com) in Media,
Pa., and West Palm Beach, Fla., knows all about
this fact firsthand. With a podiatrist father, she’s
learned that a steep inclination of the heel can
cause or aggravate heel pain, or plantar facsii-
tis. Choosing a platform heel, for example, can
reduce this pain. Shoppers afflicted with heel
pain should also look for a more rigid sole. “You
should not be able to fold the shoe after taking it
off,” Guggenheim-Rubenstein explains.
Steppin’
Out
IT’S EASY TO FALL
IN LOVE WITH A
SHOE and succumb to
the impulse buy; but tak-
ing the time to consider
the complete package or
outfit will pay off. Sites
like ShopStyle (www.
shopstyle.com) and
Polyvore (www.polyvore.
com) not only provide
the hottest fashion
trends, but they also
offer complete outfit sug-
gestions users have put
together.
But what if the “trendy”
style just isn’t you? No
worries.
Candice Caprice,
co-owner of Per Lei
Boutique (www.perlei-
boutique.com) in Media,
Pa., and Avalon, N.J.,
says you should wear
what makes you feel
good regardless if it’s the
latest trend.
“Wear what works for
you. Bring in the trend
with a colorful necklace
or accessory.”
Caprice always is sure
to ask her customer
what shoe she plans to
wear with an outfit.
“People have so many
shoe options. You need
to be aware of footwear.
Bring a few pairs of
shoes with you when
shopping.”
Caprice’s pick for
the sexy sandal of the
season is the jeweled
sandal, or something
metallic, which transfers
well from day to night.
Shop
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When most of us are digging out from
snow storms and layering cardigans to
shield ourselves from the cold, fashion buy-
ers are knee-deep in something totally differ-
ent—spring couture. And good thing, because
nothing will warm you up faster than think-
ing about toasty temps and the must-have
outfits they necessitate.
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any design-
ers, like
Missoni, are
incorporating color and
texture elements into
classic looks, says Jennifer
Guggenheim-Rubenstein
of ViVi G. Shoes in Media,
Pa. Look for rosettes and
lazer-cut flowers, for
example.
“Designers like Delman
maintain their classic
styles but incorporate
trends without going over
the top,” she says. Think
classic ballet flat with
spicy colors. Guggenheim-
Rubenstein also likes
independent designer
Ann Roth, who blends
time-honored styles
with embellishments like
tassles to set a shoe apart.
At New York’s Jildor,
where Steve Madden
began in the industry as
a mere salesman, Corey
Schuchman says you’ll
find lots of neutral colors,
despite an early presence
of glittered and sequined
styles.
“You will see this vari-
ety present in the evening
shoe, but we don’t expect
that to carry through,”
he says. “We tradition-
ally carry neutral colors
because they transfer
easily from day to night,”
Schuchman explains.
Neutral colors are great
if you plan to vacation.
Reduce your packing with
shoes that will go with
anything. (But if you
can’t shake the need for
bright colors, Tory Burch
jelly flips have thin, sexy
lines that are great for
tropical getaways—or to
just channel that energy!).
Coordinate your shoe
choice with other accesso-
ries as well. If you choose
a neutral shoe, an enve-
lope clutch with a splash
of color will incorporate
the season’s trends with-
out being overbearing.
“Small accessories in big
colors” is an idea offered
by Melissa Robbins, co-
owner of Mykonos (www.
mykonospa.com), a high-
end jewelry and acces-
sories boutique in Chadds
Ford, Pa.
Besides the overwhelming nod to the 70s this season, you’ll find a number
of “in” trends, that will make for a fun shopping experience. If you want
to play with colors, you’ll see reds and oranges—lots of bold color schemes.
If you’re looking to pair those snazzy
sandals with a new bag, check out
these tag-a-longs from Brighton:
From Brighton’s Nolita Shimmer
Collection is the Nolita
Shimmer Pouch ($120) — A luxe
little bag of python-embossed soft
leather. You can wear it as a wristlet or
cross-body bag. Also includes Nolita
Pleated Hobo ($320) a soft python-
embossed leather hobo bag.
The Pebble
Sterling
($200) — A
cross-body
bag with a
strap, two
inside zip-
per pockets,
two open
pockets,
outer front
flap pocket with flat magnetic closure,
outer front zipper pocket, outer back
zipper pocket with eight credit card
slots, one inside zipper pocket, zip-top
closure and custom marigold Ditzy
Dots lining.
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Complementing
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in white, $865, is
available at Per Lei
Boutique, Media, Pa.
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hoe lovers are hip to latest
styles by perusing fashion
websites and local boutiques.
It’s not often that we stop to
think about how certain styles began.
Hey, if it looks good, who cares, right?
Well, just in case you were wondering,
here’s a brief Sandals 101 course with a
little history and definitions of some of
our favorite styles.
The oldest known sandals (at least
10,000 years old) were discovered
in Fort Rock Cave in the U.S. state
of Oregon. The ancient Greeks wore
sandals made of willow leaves, twigs
or fibers in styles like the boot sandal,
which rose above the middle of the leg.
The ancient Egyptians wore san-
dals made of palm leaves and papy-
rus, which can be seen often on the
feet of Egyptian statues. According to
Herodotus, sandals of papyrus were a
part of the required and characteristic
dress of the Egyptian priests.
Descendants of some of these ancient
designs can still be seen today. Here are
some of the popular variations you’ll
find this season:
GLADIATOR
These super-strappy Roman-style san-
dals are the most common and popular
designs found in the market. There are
many straps on the sole to hold the
foot to the upper sole as well as a thick
band, which goes around the ankle to
keep the foot secured in position. Amp
up sexiness by choosing a heel in this
style.
WEDGE
This sandal is distin-
guished by a wedge
heel that has a sole
capped off with a
small heel. Wedges
provide a good balance and support.
Wedges made of cork are lightweight
and durable.
ESPADRILLE
Espadrilles origi-
nated as casual
flat-heeled
shoes, but have
evoloved to
incorporate
heels, like the
wedge shown.
They usually have a canvas or cotton
fabric upper and a flexible sole made
of rope or rubber material molded to
look like rope. The jute rope sole is the
defining characteristic of an espadrille;
the upper parts of the shoe vary widely
in style.
PLATFORM
Platform shoes are shoes, boots or san-
dals with thick soles at least four inches
in height, often made of cork, plastic,
rubber or wood (wooden-soled plat-
form shoes are technically also clogs).
They have been worn in various cul-
tures since ancient times for fashion or
for added height.
STILETTO
A stiletto heel
is a long, thin,
high heel found
on some boots
and shoes, usu-
ally for women. Stiletto heels may vary
in length from one inch to 10 inches or
more if a platform sole is used, and are
sometimes defined as having a diameter
at the ground of less than 1 cm (slightly
less than half an inch). Stiletto-style
heels 5 cm or shorter are called kitten
heels.
Sources:
snipurl.com/sandaltypes
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandal
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espadrilles
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_shoe
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiletto_heel
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W
hy not dial it up one more notch by pairing that
ensemble with a sandal that has a little extra
pizazz? Designers are taking classic styles and
adding a touch of dazzle, like this one from Ann Roth.
Accents like tassles give a subtle style more pop and
dress up a more casual outfit. Check out more of Ann
Roth’s designs, inspired by romantic themes at
www.annrothshoes.com
On Your Toes
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Roots of the ‘Hoops’
A L O O K A T T H E B E G I N N I N G S O F O N E O F
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asketball, that most
American of games,
was invented by ...
a Canadian. James
Naismith, born in Ontario in
1861, created the game in
1891 in Springfield, Mass.,
exactly 100 years before
the game’s greatest player,
Michael Jordan, won the first
of his six championships.
A physical education professor at one
is now Springfield College, Naismith
was looking for a way to promote
physical fitness and keep his class
active on rainy days, so he came up
with some rules: peach baskets (with
bottoms) hanging from doors on
either side of the gymnasium; one
point per basket; no running with
the ball; the establishment of fouls;
two fifteen-minute halves, and the
team with the most points at the end
was declared the winner.
The first official basketball game
was played in early 1892 at a YMCA,
with the first women’s game tak-
ing place later that year at Smith
College. The game spread through-
out the reminder of the 1890s
throughout the YMCA system.
The first college game was played
at Minnesota’s Hamline University
in 1895, between Hamline and the
School of Agriculture. Naismith him-
self worked to establish the game
in the college ranks, becoming the
coach of the University of Kansas
team in 1898. The college game’s
popularity was spread throughout
the early-to-mid 20th century by a
group of Naismith’s proteges: Amos
Alonzo Stagg at the University
of Chicago, Adolph Rupp at the
University of Kentucky, and Forrest
“Phog” Allen at Kansas. Allen’s
protege, legendary North
Carolina coach Dean Smith,
was the college coach of
Michael Jordan.
The 1920s saw the rise of
professional teams, with local
teams emerging around the
country. The all-African-Amer-
ican, entertainment-oriented Harlem
Globetrotters team, still active to this
day, was founded around this time as
well. The college game emerged the
following decade, with the National
Invitation Tournament (NIT) and
NCAA Tournament beginning in
1937 and 1938.
A League of Their Own
The first forerunner of today’s NBA,
the National Basketball League, was
founded in 1937, with the Basketball
Association of America (BAA)
arriving in 1946. The two leagues
merged, forming the National
Basketball Association, in 1946.
The BCS and college football’s
lack of a playoff to determine a
national champion is a source of
consternation and debate among
sports fans. But for fans of the
other major college sport, basketball, there’s
no debate: Everybody loves March Madness.
It goes by many names: March Madness,
The Tournament, The Big Dance, but it’s
known officially as the NCAA Men’s Division
I Basketball Championship. The tournament
overtook the rival National Invitation
Tournament (NIT), which still exists to this day,
to become the preeminent college basketball
tournament that crowns the undisputed national
champion. If
you’ve worked in
an office, you’ve
probably filled
out your bracket
and entered a
tournament pool.
The first NCAA
tournament was
played in 1939,
and was the brainchild of legendary Kansas
basketball coach and James Naismith protege
Phog Allen. It began with eight teams, before
expanding to 16 in 1951, 32 in 1975, 48 in
1980 and 64 in 1985. It remained that way
until 2001, when a play-in game was added to
bring the total to 65; starting this year there will
be four such games, bringing the field to 68.
The games are played at neutral-site arenas
throughout the country.
UCLA has won the most titles (11), followed
by Kentucky (7) and North Carolina and Indiana
(5 each.) Duke won its fourth title last year,
defeating small-school cinderella Butler in the
final. The womens’ tournament, which was
played for the first time in 1981, is held each
April, usually following the mens’ bracket.
Connecticut and Tennessee have dominated the
womens’ tournament for most of its existence.
March
Madness
Rules!
James A. Naismith
(November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939).
Invented the sport of basketball in 1891.
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The NBA has been the top professional
league ever since; it was challenged
briefly by the American Basketball
Association before the two leagues
merged in 1976.
The NBA has waxed and waned in
popularity over the past several decades.
The 1950s and 1960s saw famous battles
between the Bill Russell-led Boston
Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain’s teams,
first Philadelphia and then the Lakers.
The league struggled in the late 1970s,
due to drug scandals and a lack of star
power, but was reinvigorated in the
1980s by another Celtics-Lakers rivalry,
this time headlined by Larry Bird and
Magic Johnson.
The 1990s were personified by
Michael Jordan, whose Chicago Bulls
won six championships under coach
Phil Jackson. Following Jordan’s retire-
ment, multiple championships have
been won by Kobe Bryant’s Lakers and
Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs.
The original rules of basketball were
auctioned off by Sotheby’s in December,
and purchased for $4.3 million by hedge
fund CEO David Booth. Naismith’s
granddaughter had discovered it four
years earlier among his possessions. The
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of
Fame sits in Springfield today.
Sources: Website of Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame;
www.kansasheritage.org; Wikipedia.
BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE:
1861: James Naismith
born in Ontario, Canada
1891: Naismith invents
the game of basketball in
Springfield, Mass.
1892: First basketball
game played at a YMCA
1895: First college
basketball game played in
St. Paul, Minn.
1898: First professional
league formed; it folds five
years later
1926: Harlem
Globetrotters founded in
Chicago
1937: National Basketball
League (NBL) formed
1938: National Invitation
Tournament (NIT), first
national championship
college tournament,
established
1939: NCAA Tournament
played for the first time
1939: James Naismith
dies at the age of 78
1946: Basketball
Association of America
(BAA) formed
1949: NBL, BAA merge
to form National Basketball
Association (NBA)
1954: Tiny Milan High
School wins Indiana state
basketball tournament, in
events later dramatized in
the movie “Hoosiers”
1957: Boston Celtics
center Bill Russell wins
the first of 11 NBA
championships in his 13-
year playing career
1959: Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame opens in
Springfield
1960: The Minneapolis
Lakers, winners of four
championships in the
1950s, move to Los
Angeles.
1963: Michael Jordan
born in Brooklyn, NY
1964-1975: UCLA
mens’ college team, under
legendary coach John
Wooden, wins a record
11 consecutive NCAA
championships
1976: NBA and ABA
merge
1979: Michigan State
(led by Magic Johnson)
defeats Indiana state (led
by Larry Bird) to win NCAA
tournament final. Bird and
Magic will meet in the
NBA Finals, leading the
Boston Celtics and Los
Angeles Lakers, five times
throughout the 1980s.
1979: NBA adopts the
three-point field goal for
the first time
1984: Michael Jordan is
drafted third overall by the
Chicago Bulls
1991: Jordan’s Bulls
win the first of six NBA
championships in the 1990s
1991: After announcing
he has the HIV virus,
Magic Johnson retires
from basketball
1992: With professional
basketball players allowed
in the Olympics for the first
time, the “Dream Team”-
led by Jordan, Bird and
Magic- wins Olympic gold
in Barcelona
1993: Michael Jordan
announces his retirement
from basketball, becoming
a midlevel minor league
baseball player before
returning to the NBA in
April of 1995
1997: Women’s National
Basketball Association
(WNBA) formed
2000: The Los Angeles
Lakers, led by Shaquille
O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and
Jordan’s former coach Phil
Jackson, win franchise’s
first championship since
1988. Bryant has won a
total of five to date, most
recently last year.
2002: After unretiring a
second time to play for
the Washington Wizards,
Jordan retires for good.
2002: Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame opens in
current location
2004: A brawl between
players and fans during
an Indiana Pacers-Detroit
Pistons game in Auburn
Hills, Mich., greatly
embarrasses the NBA.
2010: LeBron James
makes “The Decision,”
jumping from the Cleveland
Caviliers to the Miami
Heat.
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here are a num-
ber of depart-
ment stores
around today
that do an excellent job
of fulfilling the needs of
today’s discriminating
shoppers. Bloomingdales,
Macy’s and Saks Fifth
Avenue all offer a high
standard of products with
the vast selection that
only a department store
can provide.
But one stands out from
the pack: Nordstrom’s is
commonly regarded as
one of the finest—if not
the finest—department
stores in the country. In
fact, the retailer is looked
upon by businesses in
other industries (not just
retail) as one of the best
companies in the U.S. and
possibly the world.
What sets Nordstrom’s
apart? The store, like its
competitors mentioned
above, offers a superb
selection of fine products.
But the Nordstrom’s dif-
ference can be summed
up in two words: cus-
tomer service. Serving
customers is not just a
priority at Nordstrom’s;
the company has turned
this important factor into
a work of art.
Nordstrom’s’ customer
service philosophy—
which has been covered
on TV shows such as
“60 Minutes” and was
the basis for a popu-
lar business book “The
Nordstrom Way: The
Insider Story of America’s
#1 Customer Service
Company”—can be bro-
ken down into four major
practices:
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What makes the retailer stand out from
the rest?
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o Nordstrom’s, engaging new customers
and “closing the deal” with a ring of the
cash register is only the first step in the
company’s philosophy for ongoing success.
The trick is not to just sell to new
customers, but ensure that those customers
come back and become regular shoppers.
This is achieved through the company’s
jump-through-hoops theories of what is good
customer service.
For example, most every store takes
returns, but some may tend to make the
return experience a stressful, unpleasant
one. Not Nordstrom’s, where employees
will not only take your return, no questions
asked—but also help you find a replacement
item; new color, style or size; a similar but
different product; or an entirely different
piece, whatever you want.
In addition, the company’s scenario of
perfect shopping experiences that salespeople
are trained to achieve on a daily basis helps
ensure that you have such a great, enjoyable
and grief-free encounter that you’re likely to
return for another equally pleasant visit.
It’s like a great restaurant visit; if you had a
delicious meal with excellent service, you’re
going to come back. Cold food served by
uninspired, unhappy servers? Not so much.
Nordstrom’s strives to give you that “great
meal” of a shopping experience every time
you walk through their door, so you’ll be sure
to come back for more, again and again!
Keeping Customers
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oncrete evi-
dence that
Nordstrom’s
believes in the
value of customer service
above all else is provided
by its emphasis on hiring
only the best employees.
While some stores
may be less discriminat-
ing about who they hire,
Nordstrom’s is fanatical
about finding people who:
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care of customers.
In your years as a
shopper at retail, you’ve
probably encountered
salespeople who are “hav-
ing an off day” and may
not provide the best—
or friendliest—service.
Nordstrom’s goal is to
find people who never
have an “off day”; sales-
people who are always
“on”, always friendly,
eager to please, and ready
to go that extra mile to
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100-percent satisfied.
Nordstrom’s managers
WORKHARDTOHIRETHEBEST
and brightest salespeople.
They undergo interview-
ing training to gain insight
on potential employees’
abilities to sell with clear
focus on customer needs.
Store managers are
often its former sales-
people—the company
believes in promoting
from within. So managers
can easily spot salespeople
who have that magic
“something”–because they
have the same traits!
New hires are closely
coached, mentored and
trained to ensure they are
a comfortable fit within
the Nordstrom’s culture.
It pays off: In a recent
survey, 94 percent of
Nordstrom’s employees
felt their store was a
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contentment translates
into friendlier, more help-
ful salespeople who rarely
or never have a “bad day”,
furthering Nordstrom’s
efforts to provide a perfect
shopping experience.
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In People
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ordstrom’s stresses that its
salespeople identify good
customers—and quickly bond
with them. In other words, its salespeople
go out of their way to engage shoppers in
a personable, personal way that doesn’t
seem forced, scripted or pushy—more
like making a new friend than dealing with
a salesman.
Walk into a Nordstrom’s. Odds are you
won’t get the typical “Can I help you?”
types of generic questions, but rather a
friendly—but still non-aggressive, more
laid-back—approach. The salesperson
may introduce him- or herself by first
name, offer a handshake and engage
you in a light, fun conversation, all the
while ascertaining what you’re looking
for so they can best help you. If you’re
“just looking”, they’ll back off, but with
a reminder that they’re there to help and
are just a shout away. But they’re so
expertly trained, personable and helpful
that odds are you’ll be delighted to talk to
this person and let him or her guide your
shopping experience.
Nordstrom’s salespeople are paid
on commission. This is unique for
department stores, which frequently pay
by the hour no matter how much or little
a person sells. The commission is not
only a fair way to recognize good service
to customers; it also strongly motivates
sellers on the store floor to carefully
execute your visit in the friendliest and
most helpful way possible.
Interestingly, while you might assume
the store’s commission policy creates
competition among co-workers, that’s not
the case. Since Nordstrom emphasizes
cooperation and teamwork, salespeople
tend to cheer each other on in the belief
that satisfied shoppers benefit the
entire business, no matter who gets the
commission. This facet further adds to the
store’s friendly, low-pressure atmosphere.
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Freedom to
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he final factor that sets Nordstrom’s apart
from other department stores is the leeway
and control the company gives its salespeople
in guiding customers’ experiences.
The retailer’s sales personnel are encouraged to
try new selling strategies and new customer service
approaches. Pretty much anything goes, within reason,
provided that the staff members do right by customers.
Ongoing mentoring by management provides support
and new ideas for fresh approaches, but the over-
riding directive is, in fact, the only rule that exists at
Nordstrom: “Use good judgment in all situations.”
Good judgment means doing whatever it takes
(within the limits of propriety and legality, of course)
to ensure that a customer is satisfied and has a great
time shopping in the store. But this single rule–and the
lack of others-–is a key indicator of how much con-
trol and trust the retailer gives its staff to guide their
encounters with customers.
“Nordstrom is unique in that employees are encour-
aged to use their best judgment when making deci-
sions on the sales floor as to how to handle customers’
requests or situations,” one employee stated. “If we
make a mistake, we are instructed in how we should
have handled the situation, but we are not fired, and
we are not made to feel dumb or incompetent. We are
trusted more here than anywhere I’ve worked.
“We strive to treat each other in a ‘caring’ way, and
we strive to deliver the best customer service any-
where. Everyone tries! It is a source of pride.”
Nordstrom’s staff controls customer care
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ordstrom’s is no newcomer to retail,
and its philosophies toward customer
service and staffing have carried
through since its formation over 100 years
ago.
The proof is in the pudding. Nordstrom’s
has held its own, even during the downturn
for retail and shift toward discount buying
in recent years, and the retailer is primed
to further hone its excellence in service and
quality for another 100 years.
For Nordstrom’s, it’s about more than just
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focused on expanding on previous successes
by continuing to find newer, bolder ways to
provide great service, and train and motivate
its staff.
As “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley
Safer put it in his story on Nordstrom’s for an
episode of that show, “The ‘Nordstrom way’
is not service like it used to be, but service
like it never was.”
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olar-panel installation on a
home may seem on the sur-
face to entail a very high ini-
tial investment. But how does
installation make sense from a dollars-
and-sense perspective in the long run?
David Young, president of St. Louis-
area-based The Sound Room, says that
when he helps clients understand the
whys and wherefores of solar panels,
they readily see why it might be prac-
tical to consider their installation for
their far-reaching benefits.
Young, in business since 1983 as an
A/V specialty retailer who then entered
the field of custom installation and
whole-home integration, launched
the solar-panel aspect of his business
last year as the Sunergy solar energy
division, investing in the hardware
and software tools and in the techni-
cal training of his staff, which attended
seminars at solar-panel supplier Sharp’s
California facilities to become certified
in installation and maintenance.
Young said it was well worth getting
involved in this area based on the num-
ber of inquiries he had received from
people interested in solar energy, and
also as a corollary to his team’s work
as installers on “green” homes where
it was a logical next step to offer solar
panels as part of a total solution.
Some of the first questions clients
ask about panels have to do with the
robustness and longevity of the systems.
“The panels we use feature a 25-year
warranty,” Young explains, “and we
tell people you can expect a long, long
life from the installations. We use
Sharp photovoltaic panels, and they’re
built to last. They’re one of the world’s
largest producers of solar panels and
they make their panels in the U.S., in
Memphis. That’s a big advantage.”
Cost Considerations
Certainly, cost comes up in some of
the first questions from clients. “The
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conversation is totally different from a
discussion about buying audio or video
systems,” he says. “You’re not talking
aesthetics, entertainment or enjoy-
ment. It’s strictly a return-on-invest-
ment (ROI) conversation, a dollars-
and-cents conversation. It’s ‘How soon
can I expect to get my money back?’
The answer to that depends on several
factors—on where you live and what
kinds of incentives there are locally—
either from the government or from
the utility. Different municipalities,
even where we’re located, have differ-
ent incentives.”
Young says that everything in solar
is priced by the watt—“so much, per
watt generated. When we quote a
price we quote it as how much it is per
watt, installed. That’s also how rebates
work—it’s so much per watt that you
are rebated.”
While Young says he enters the con-
versation armed with some of those
numbers, he will also do a site analy-
sis: “We’ve purchased some expensive
equipment that enables us to determine
exactly what kind of generation the
client can expect. The equipment does
a shade analysis, and depending upon
where you’re mounting the panels, it
will tell you how much sun per hour
you’ll get, and analyzes how much
shade there is.
“We also have software we bought
which we pay a monthly fee to work
with, where we plug in all the numbers
and then it calculates the total ROI. You
input data about the panels and other
information about the installation, and
the software even allows you to do a
site analysis before going to the site,
using a mapping system that zones in
on the address of the building. It will
tell you with some degree of accuracy
what the best scenario is. Of course,
we’re still going to make the trip to the
site, but it helps us to zero in early, so
that we can determine if the situation
is practical or not, and whether the cli-
ent needs to rethink the location of the
installation.”
What to Look For; What to Ask
Young advises homeowners consider-
ing taking the solar-panel plunge also
O
ne of the first venues where
Young installed solar panels
was his own facility, where he
also hooked the array up to a Powerhouse
Dynamics monitoring system that culls
consumption data and power generation
data, displaying everything in real time.
A fringe benefit was his own energy
savings: “We got
rebates—and
they made a big
difference, as
they helped pay
for a big portion
of the system.”
The installation here was about $6 to $8
per watt, and we got $2 per watt back just
from our utility company, and another 30
percent of the total installed cost back as a
federal tax credit.
“We’re blessed with some of the lowest
electric rates in our area of the country,
and the payback isn’t as fast as it might
be in other parts of the country where
they’re paying a lot more for electricity, so
without the rebates and other incentives, it
wouldn’t have made sense here. But with
them, it starts to make sense.”
Clients crave seeing feedback from the
solar-panel installations, and they can get
it in several ways. “The inverters we use
allow you to receive feedback in real time,
so you can see what you’re producing at
any time. With the Powerhouse Dynamics
system, it gives you the whole picture—
not just what you’re producing but also
consuming. It’s a nice add-on.
“And it provides what we call the ‘Prius
effect’—it lets you know immediately what
your behavior and actions do in terms
of consuming power. So if you turn your
whole-house lighting system off, you
can see an immediate gain and if you’re
running appliances, you can see it, circuit
by circuit.”
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Demo
Be sure to take a look at some of the
solar-panel installations done by the
installer you are considering. – David Young
Young says that everything in solar is priced
by the watt—“so much, per-watt generated.”
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to consider purchasing a service con-
tract from the integrator, which might
include an annual performance evalua-
tion of the system and a panel cleaning
so that the maximum amount of power
generation is assured.
And as for what the savvy consumer
should look for in a solar-panel install-
er, Young offers theses caveats:
· lhc insìallci shoulu lc tciìilicu:
· lhc insìallci shoulu havc a paiìnci-
ship with a high-voltage electrician for
managing the installation: “Although
we can handle everything that is low
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the panels and the meter is treated like
a generator—you’ve got high voltage
that feeds into the grid, so you need an
electrician to make that connection.”
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make sure of its reputation and support
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can produce and what their efficiency
is. We like to stick with a well-known,
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solai-pancl insìallaìions uonc ly ìhc
installer you are considering.
“I would also suggest that consum-
ers look into how long the installer
has lccn in lusincss.º Young auviscs.
ºBctausc ol ìhc cxìiaoiuinaiy ucnanu
loi solai pancls. ìhcic has lccn a wholc
lunth ol lianu-ncw sìaiìups. anu. jusì
as was the case in the early days of the
A}V lusincss. ìhcic aic sonc pcoplc
who are starting up out of their garages.
Soncìincs. ìhcy slip ìhings lilc insui-
ance and workmen’s compensation, so
you want to know that the company
you’re dealing with has a track record
that’s more than months old, and has
lccn aiounu loi a whilc.º
Young also warns against going the
do-it-yourself route: “You’ll see some
more DIY systems out there from the
lig-lox sìoics. Iu tauìion tonsuncis
alouì ìhaì. Any ìinc youic ucaling
with electricity, and in tying something
into the grid, there’s a really high risk
level—and horror stories that go with
iì whcic pcoplcs honcs havc luinì
down.”
Lool loi tonpanics ìhaì. lilc lhc
Sounu Roon. aic ncnlcis ol naìional
and local organizations relating to solar
cncigy anu ºgiccnº luiluing. Bctausc ol
these affiliations, Young says, “we have
attcss ìo ìhc tonlincu shaicu cxpcii-
ence of a lot of other professionals in
ìhc lusincss. Anu whilc ìhis is a ncw
division for us, we’re using the same
personnel that we do with other things.
Iìs paiì ol whaì wc ollci: iìs noì cvciy-
ìhing. Buì wc havc a hisìoiy. anu aic
noic ìhan jusì a lcw nonìhs olu. So.
make sure that you’re not in danger of
contracting with a company that’s one
lau jol away lion going ouì ol lusi-
ness—especially when you’re dealing
with something that can potentially last
you a quarter of a century.”
Look for companies that, like The Sound Room,
are members of national and local organizations
relating to solar energy and ‘green’ building
For further information, go to:
www.solarenergy.org
sunenergyfacts.com
Through solar panels,
electricity feeds into the
house, powering its lights,
appliances and the furnace.
Extra electricity that is
produced by the system
feeds out of the house and
can be sold back to a local
electric company.
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MORE TO COME In 2012
Tesla will begin delivery on
its Model S, bringing a more
sedan-like experience to driv-
ers considering an electric
option.
The Model S offers seating
for seven people (five adults,
two children), more cargo
space and premium interior
styling. While it doesn’t have quite the kick of the Roadster, the Model
S has some oomph: zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds; and a top
speed of 120 miles per hour.
On the mileage, front, the Model S betters its predecessor, getting up to
300 miles per charge versus the Roadster’s 245. In addition to more pas-
senger space, the new vehicle has a second cargo area under the hood.
Three battery pack options adapt to the driver’stypical driving needs,
with 160, 230, or 300 miles per charge. And like the Roadster, the Model
S is engineered to plug into nearly any outlet, anywhere in the world for
45-minute charging.
The Model S powertrain provides instant torque at the driver’s request.
The powertrain features a liquid-cooled, floor-mounted battery pack and
single-speed gearbox.
The stamped-aluminum body provides aerodynamics, style, and safety.
Need to stay connected? A 17-inch touchscreen with in-car 3G con-
nectivity allows quick access to streaming radio, global positioning system
navigation, and helpful information drivers on the go might need such as
restaurant recommendations and movie times.
If you want to find out more about Tesla Motors’
electric vehicles, there’s plenty of information on
the teslamotors.com Website.
And best of all for someone considering an
electric car, a lot of that information is generated
from outside the company—the “Enthusiasts” tab
on Tesla’s home page features a blog and lively
discussions among Tesla drivers and technology
enthusiasts.
The discussion forum
groups threads under four
topics: general, Roadster,
Model S and “The Tesla
Point of View,” where
the company starts dis-
cussions about current
events.
Thread topics include
such nuts-and-bolts back and forth as “Power draw
while charging” or “Away from home charging”;
and enthusiasts even discuss what’s going on
with makes from other companies, such as in the
“Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt DC” and “Electric
Delorean” threads.
It’s a good place those interested in electric cars
to get feedback on the technology’s real-world
experience from those actually driving them.
TESLA MOTORS’ WEBSITE
OFFERS INSIDE CONVERSATIONS
The Model S has optional 3G
connectivity for drivers who want
to “stay connected.”
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A
t the southeast end
of California’s world-
renowned Napa Valley
lies a lesser-known
grape-growing region on
the cusp of discovery. Called
Coombsville, it is gaining noto-
riety because of the truly great
wines it is producing. Sitting on
a plateau under the imposing
Mount George, Coombsville has
a microclimate that features a
unique combination of cool air,
consistent temperatures, varied
elevations and well-drained,
mineral-rich soils. The wineries
situated in this cool corner of
Napa Valley are rapidly gaining
recognition for producing some
of the world’s best Cabernet
Sauvignon.

What makes Coombsville wines so
hot? In a word, balance—the fruit
here turns out red wines that are
very dark and intense in color with
flavors of blackberries, black plums,
mulberries, dried herbs and black
olives. They at once couple textural
smoothness and richness with vibrant
acidities and fine-grained tannins,
producing an exquisite and elegant
wine.
Winemakers are unified in their
recognition of the unique geographic
characteristics of Coombsville and its
ability to produce outstanding wine.
Because of its proximity to San Pablo
Bay, Coombsville’s climate is quite
moderate, allowing the grapes here
to ripen over a long period of time
and thus producing very ripe fruit
characteristics without the sugar and
corresponding alcohol levels typical of
other valley wines. The sloping, hilly
terrain of the Coombsville region is
made of well-drained, mineral-rich
soils—a mélange of volcanic ash,
cobbled rocks and lava flow from the
ancient eruption of Mount George.
This well-draining soil found
throughout the area becomes “hot”
during the summer, making it particu-
larly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon,
which needs warm soils to fully ripen.
Coombsville fell on the radar of
wine passionates seemingly over-
night, but its breakthrough moment
is actually many years in the making.
Like Yountville, Oakville and other
popular wine regions before it, wine-
makers recognized the importance of
this area long before consumers. In
the 1980’s and 1990’s, before any-
one outside the valley had heard of
Coombsville, famed winemaker Randy
Dunn sourced grapes from here, as did
Joseph Phelps for its award-winning
Insignia Wine. In recent years some
other high-profile producers and wine-
makers have been using Coombsville
Coombsville’s
Coming of Age
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A S M A L L C O R N E R O F N A PA V A L L E Y I S B E I N G
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fruit for blends, including Andy
Erickson for both his own Favia label
as well as Arietta, Vineyard 29 and
Lail Vineyards. In the last 20 years, a
handful of lesser-known wineries has
emerged making single vineyard wines
which are bringing greater visibility to
the region. Meteor Vineyard is perhaps
the most unique among the wineries
of Coombsville.
Years ago when digging for wells
it was discovered that the soil on the
property contains small round volcanic
rocks that go more than 500 feet deep.
This particular vineyard characteris-
tic provides enhanced drainage, forces
the plant roots deep and has a pro-
found impact on the wine. According
to Meteor Vineyard Winemaker
Dawnine Dyer, Meteor is the per-
fect expression of the uniqueness of
Coombsville wines in how it blends
modern and traditional wine charac-
teristics. The result is intense, luscious
fruit found in modern Napa wines,
along with a unique minerality due to
the volcanic stones, which provides a
structural complexity found in tradi-
tional Bordeaux styles.
In addition to Meteor Vineyard,
Coombsville is now home to some
20 wineries including Caldwell
Vineyard, a wine lover’s jewel, with
winemaking operations located with-
in an excavated cave; and Palmaz
Vineyards, where winemaking takes
place within the living rock of Mount
George in a maze of tunnels and
lofty domes. Coombsville is pursu-
ing AVA (American Viticulture Area)
designation and is doubtless headed
into future fame. Most wineries in
the area offer private tastings, often
with the wineries’ winemakers them-
selves. Visitors to the area should
contact wineries directly for tours
and tastings.
Suggested
Coombsville-
Area Attractions

+ Oxbow Public Market: This
vibrant market features dozens of spe-
cialty merchants and vendors with a
wide range of artisanal food and wine.
Visit www.oxbowpublicmarket.
com for events and details.

+ Morimoto Napa: Masahara
Morimoto – known to millions as
the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef
America—recently opened his first
West Coast Restaurant in Napa’s new
downtown riverfront development.
Reservations essential; For more infor-
mation visit
www.morimotonapa.com

+ Meteor Vineyard: Tasting by
appointment. Call 707-258-2900 or
email info@meteorvineyard.com to
schedule an appointment and tour.

+ Back Room Wines: For eclectic,
small production wines from Napa
Valley. First & Main Streets, Downtown
Napa; go to
www.backroomwines.com.
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happy byproduct of Apple’s
introduction of its iOS 4.2
operating system late last
year was a technology called
AirPlay. In a nutshell, AirPlay enables
wireless streaming via Wi-Fi of video,
audio and photo content from an iPad,
iPhone or iPod Touch to the newest-
generation Apple TV. It can also enable
wireless music streaming from iTunes
libraries directly to third-party speakers
and receivers that are AirPlay-enabled.
Some of the first products by manu-
facturers to feature AirPlay compatibility
were announced or demonstrated at the
Las Vegas-held Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) at the beginning of this year,
and there are bound to be many more
companies hopping aboard this particular
Apple bandwagon in the coming months.
Below is a brief roundup of some of
those products and their features.
Apple’s
AirPlay
Upping the Ante on Wireless
Content Streaming
B
owers & Wilkins (B&W), a renowned British loudspeaker manu-
facturer, took the wraps off the sequel to its very well-received
Zeppelin iPhone/iPod/iPod Touch speaker docking system. The
Zeppelin Air lets listeners stream music wirelessly from the iTunes collec-
tion housed on their Mac or PC, while using their iPod Touch, iPhone or
iPad as the remote interface.
The pure audio attributes on the Zeppelin Air include completely
upgraded drive units, heightened amplification, and advanced digital signal
processing. B&W has engineered the system as a fully active 2.1 design,
meaning that all five built-in speakers are individually driven by dedicated
amplifiers. B&W’s Flowport technology gives the unit an edge in bass per-
formance as well. The model is available beginning in March and carries a
suggested retail price of $599.99. www.bowers-wilkins.com
Bowers & Wilkins
(B&W)
Apple’s AirPlay
with iMac
for wireless
streaming
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lectronics giant Sony has
come out with reasonably
priced systems specifically
designed to complement the
AirPlay technology.
The S-AIR AIR-SA20PK Wireless
Speaker System ($399.99 SRP)
transmits your music all over your
house via the included S-AIR iPod
dock and two receiver/speakers. The
system offers incredible flexibility:
Enjoy your iPod music on one speak-
er while the other plays an AM/FM
radio station through the system’s
multi-zone function.
Wireless remotes provided for the
docking station—as well as for each
speaker unit—give you total control
over your music. Additional features
include a digital alarm clock in each
speaker, plus a fluorescent readout to
view information on individual tracks
such as artist, title, and album. In
addition, the speakers feature LCDs
for viewing time or playback info.
More pluses:
· lhc sysìcn is plug-anu-play. casy ìo
set up. You’ll quickly be able to enjoy
your music!
· Iìs tonpaìillc wiìh a wiuc vaiicìy
of Apple products, including the iPod
mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod
classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch
1G, 2G; and iPhone, iPhone 3G,
iPhone 3Gs.
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oi AV sysìcn wiìh tonposiìc auuio
and video cables.
· lhc S-AIR AIR-SA2uPK will woil
with up to 10 receiver/speaker sys-
tems by adding optional AIR-SA15R
wireless speakers.
· As ìhc sysìcn uscs iauio licqucnty
(RF) transmission, you can send your
signal up to 150 feet away from the
source unit.
· lhc Wiiclcss Musit Lotl lcaìuics a
one-line fluorescent display for com-
municating unit functions and dis-
playing song information
Sony also offers the ALTUS S-AIR
Play Wireless Multiroom Speaker
System ($399.99 SRP), which features
two wireless speakers and a wireless
ALTUS-AIR iPod dock, along with two
remotes for easy control.
The ALTUS S-AIR Play system deliv-
ers 16 watts total system power (14W
RMS) for powerful sound. Its full-
range bass reflex speakers have 2-1/4”
mica drivers for sharp, pristine sound.
LCD display on each speaker provides
a clear digital LCD readout.
The system also includes:
· An IM ìunci wiìh 3u piogiannallc
station presets for quick access to your
favorite stations.
· Lotl anu spcalci icnoìcs loi ton-
venient wireless control anytime.
· LSP cuiì}LO cuiì luntìionaliìy ìo
enable you to customize your sound
any way you like.
· Auuio inpuìs loi cxpanucu scìup
options.

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Sony on the ‘Air’
A
s to be expect-
ed, a new set
of headphones
bearing the
name of music icon Quincy
Jones come with no small
degree of hype. After all,
“Q” doesn’t put his name
on just anything. Grammy-
winning producer/arrang-
er/composer Jones is asso-
ciated with quality sound;
if he’s behind an audio
product, it better be good,
right? So the big question here is, do the
Q460 headphones live up to their hype—
and their namesake’s reputation?
Most definitely. The Q460 provide sound
reproduction that’s as vivid, punchy, pow-
erful and accurate as you’re likely to hear
from commercially available on-ear phones.
They’re comparable with the studio-level
“cans” they were developed to emulate.
They are ear-delicious.
They’re also visually striking! The nearly
florescent green color of the model I tested
(they’re also available in black or white)
is certainly vivid and hard to miss. It may
not appeal to more refined consumer, but
the Facebook generation will probably love
it. It’s certainly original and bold. And you
probably won’t have much trouble finding
these in the dark.
The design is very impressive. Both ear-
pieces fold completely flat and inward,
allowing them to fit in the included very
cool and very compact carrying case for a
small footprint when you take them on the
road.
Comfort is always an issue, especially
with over-the-ear headphones. In today’s
iPod society, earbuds have become the
norm, so it’s good thing that the Q460
model is built for comfort. It’s relatively
lightweight—I had the set on for hours and
didn’t feel the head-fatigue that sometimes
comes with having a heavy
set of full headphones on.
The earpieces felt good on
the ears, never irritating. As
I typically use lightweight,
behind-the-head earphones,
I wondered if I’d feel the dif-
ference over time, but truth-
fully I didn’t. These are most
likely the most comfortable
over-ears headphones I’ve
ever experienced.
Back to the sound: The
Q460 unit does your music of
any kind justice. Bass is especially punchy,
highs are crisp and clear, stereo separation
is well-defined. Distortion is virtually non-
existent thanks to noise-reducing oxygen-
free cables. You can hear the Quincy Jones
touch with every note. I’ll bet his produc-
tion work on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
album sounds great on these.
The Q460 headphones provide this
superb sound for a variety of media. AKG
and Harman wisely configured the unit to
work with the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The
iPhone compatibility is especially unique
and valuable, as the hookup incorporates
an in-line microphone and three-button
remote control to ensure easy smartphone
use and transition to music mode.
Click here to View Larger but whatever
device you’re hooked up to will probably
sound better than ever before through
these. I can’t imagine there are any earbuds
that could compare to the audio you’ll
experience with these.
All in all, the Q460 are an excellent,
standout entry into today’s star-endorsed
line of quality headphones. With a $229
MSRP (they retail for around $170), these
headphones aren’t cheap—but they’re well
worth every penny.

For further info, check out
snipurl.com/qphones.
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Hats On!
T
rying to choose
a hat? An impor-
tant element of
finding the hat that will
work best is matching
it to your face type and
shape. Here are some
guidelines for deciding
what type of hat will
best complement your
face.
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fu|| fooe, try o med|um-
he|ght, fu|| orown hot to
go with big facial pro-
portions.
º For o short, fu|| fooe,
a medium
crown hat is
reoommended,
as a full crown
model would
make a squat
face appear
ever squotter.
º Those with
o |ong, s|en-
der face should try a
tapered hat with a mod-
erate-height crown.
º A hot w|th o |ow or
medium taper crown
works best w|th o short,
slender face.
º Hove o squore fooe?
Wear a medium-full
crown hat.

For further guidelines,
check out “The Art of
Fitting Faces” at
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HDL accessories
men’s + hats
Hats may well be the ultimate
fashion accessory for men. While
there are a number of add-ons
women can adopt to make a fash-
ion statement—such as handbags,
ornate jewelry, fancy footwear,
etc.—the males of our species tend
to be more fashion-reserved. Except
when it comes to hats.
M
en’s hats do more than just protect
male heads from sun, cold, wind or
rain. They can also make a fashion
statement. While hats for men may have gone
out of fashion over the years, they are making
a strong comeback in recent times. And the
timing has never been better, as there are a
wide variety of hat styles available lately, per-
haps more different types than in any time in
recent memory.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popu-
lar—and adventurous—styles of hats for men
currently available.
Today’s men’s hats are fashionable
as well as protective.
Finding the Right Hat
For Your Face
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style on with
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en’s hats have been
around for hundreds—
thousands, actually—of
years (see “The Origins
of Hats” on pg. 78), and since they’ve
been around, there have been some
styles commonly regarded as classic
hats that retain their popularity to this
day. They tend to be dressier than other
hats and are well-suited to high society.
DERBY—Also
known as the bowler
hat, the derby was
introduced in 1850
as the Coke hat. As
a common practice
in those days was to
name a hat after the
customer who com-
missioned it, the Coke
hat was made by
Lock’s of St. James,
England, for Thomas Coke, second Earl
of Leicester; hence the original name.
When the Bowler family of Southwark,
England began mass-producing the
hat, the style became identified as the
Bowler. As its popularity spread to
the United States, the hat took on the
name by which it’s most commonly
identified today, that of the Derby hat.
The Derby/Bowler is a hard hat made
of felt that has a distinctive rounded
crown top.

FEDORA—The Fedora is a soft hat
easily recognized by its distinctive
lengthwise crease. It was popularized
by Humphrey Bogart and
other movie tough guys,
and today is regarded as a
classic American style.

TOP HAT—The original
Top hat, which emerged
in Europe around 1830,
was based on another
style popular in that
time, the Tall Beaver hat
(which was made from
actual beaver fur). The new style was
covered with a shiny silk instead of fur.
(Interesting note: Since the popular-
ity of the silk-based Top hat quickly
overtook that of the Beaver hat, sales
of American beaver skins plummeted
quickly. Famed frontiersman Kit Carson
is credited with the classic quote “Hell is
paved with silk hats” in response to this
drop in sales).
The quick rise of the Top hat led to
the development of what would become
a virtual necessity for stage magicians:
the Collapsible Top hat, which could
pop out instantly, creating an eye-catch-
ing visual impression.
The Classics
T
he “hat of the
people” was cre-
ated in Italy in the
1880s, and was brought
to America by Italian immi-
grants. It got its name, leg-
end has it, because it was worn by Italian
Gondoliers, so was commonly associated
with boating.
Like the Fedora, the Boater quickly
became a staple in American films.
Dancers Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire
wore them onscreen, and perhaps the
most famous movie appear-
ance of the Boater was
when it was worn by Robert
Preston in “The Music Man.”
(Note: The hat became so
popular that it inspired its
own movie title, “The Italian Straw Hat.”)
Recently, the Boater was prominently fea-
tured in the 2003 film “Seabiscuit.”
Today, the Boater is considered a dress-
ier straw hat that can be worn with eve-
ning and formal wear and is also appropri-
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NEWSBOY—A classic
English style, the Newsboy
is an eight-paneled cap,
typically made from wool,
lined with satin, and sport-
ing a compelling patchwork
design. Priced at around
$95.
WALKING HAT—
Another patchwork-based
hat, the Walking hat is
popular for its soft, woolen
texture and attractive look
as well as its flexibility (you
can easily stuff it in your
pocket). Retails for around
$100.
CATCHY CAPS—
Caps are in these days,
and there’s a wide variety
of styles to choose from
in this family. Imported
ball caps such as the one
from Goorin Bros. ($40)
are evolved versions of
the American baseball cap.
Goorin Bros. also makes a
cadet cap ($50) of textured
wool with a cotton twill
lining. The woolen Ivy cap
by Borsalino Doria ($95) is
a simple but stylish entry
from Italy. Christy’s also has
a popular patchwork Ivy
cap ($85) that combines a
variety of cool patterns.
FUR FELT FEDORA—
The classic Fedora style is
back in force with a spin;
the current-favorite varia-
tion on this style is the Fur
Felt Fedora. Popular mod-
els include the Brewster by
Stetson ($250) with its pinch
front, lightly brushed fur-
based felt, natural color, and
3-1/2” crown trimmed with
a 1-inch band; and Dobbs’
Swing ($175), which has a
2-1/2” brim, bound edge and
contrasting double bow.
What’s Hot
in Hats
The current wave of fashionable men’s hats
covers a broad range of headgear from tradi-
tional, classic styles to bold new looks. Here
are some of the hottest trends in hats for men:
O
nce you’ve chosen a hat style, you’ll need to know your
hat measurement to ensure you get a properly fitted
piece of headgear.
The easiest way to get your hat size is to place a cloth
measuring tape around the widest part of your head where the
hat will rest. Note the width in inches of your head circumference,
and go by these guidelines:
Measure by Measure
Small: 21-1/4” to 21-5/8”
Medium: 22” to 22-1/2”
Large: 22-3/4” to 23-1/4”
XL: 23-5/8” to 24”
XXL: 24-1/2 to 24-3/4”
What are hats
made of? The
typical men’s
hat consists
of these main
components:
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