Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Who invented the Tube Top? @RachelMenkenNY knows! @MenkensNY cc @JanieBryant

Hello, I am @DonDraperSCP,

Who invented the Tube Top?

Many Fashion friends have asked, so I went straight to the source at @MenkensNY to seek out @RachelMenkenNY's wisdom on this @MadMenVogue Apparel of the late 1960's.

Here is what she told me:

Me: "What is a Tube top Rachel?"


"A tube top is a shoulder-less, sleeveless "tube" that wraps the torso. Such a top is generally very tight over the breasts in order to prevent the garment from falling. This is usually achieved with elastic bands at the top and bottom of the garment.

A similar version is one model of the halter top, which is a tube top that uses a single strap that passes round the back of the neck and has both ends attached to the front of the tube.

Me: "Who Invented the Tube Top Rachel?"


"The garment was invented by my #Jewish Uncle, an  American World War II veteran. His name was Murray Kleid, owner of S & M Fringing Inc. (named for Sol Makowsky & Murray Kleid). It was the largest women's accessories manufacturer throughout New York City's garment district.

He actually considered the first tube top "was a mistake", but then Uncle Murray realized the garment's potential. "Samples" of the tube top were sent to local distributors. Its positive reaction had them on shelves worldwide within a month or two after that.

Uncle Murray had a long history in the garment district 
of Manhattan, and used the strength he obtained in the garment district to keep any competition at bay, so for this, S & M Fringing, Inc. (which was located at 5th West 17th Street, New York City) was the sole manufacturer of tube tops for many decades.

It reached its highest level of popularity in the late 1970s. 

Here are some of the tube tops Rachel sells at @MenkensNY

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Extra! Extra! ~Announcing Completed Name Change of @DonDraper_NY to @DonDraperSCP


Good Morning @MadMenFamily ...

After thinking long and hard about it .....I have changed my @Twitter name to @DonDraperSCP.

I was fortunate to be able to stumble upon this name. It embodies the true character of Don Draper as we head into the final of @MadMen_AMC Season 7 next spring of 2015.

I believe "Sterling Cooper and Partners" will wind up being the final namesake of @MadMenSCP, yet, I have been proven wrong in the past. so, this is a gamble at best. No one has been able to predict the mind of Matthew Weiner as of yet.

No matter ... I am going ahead with this change. I am "moving forward' and keeping my @MadMenDreams in sync with the storyline of #MadMen ... and the @MadMenFact' s of the show true to the @MadMenScript. I have already changed .....

@PeteCampbellNY      to  @PeteCampbellSCP

@BertCooper_NY        to  @BertCooperSCP

@StanRizzoNY            to  @StanRizzoSCP

@MikeGinsbergNYC   to  @MikeGinsbergSCP

@BobBensonNY          to  @BobBensonSCP

@DuckPhillipsNY        to  @DuckPhillipsSCP

@FayeMillerNY           to  @FayeMillerSCP

@FreddyRumsenNY    to  @FreddyRumsenSCP

@HarryCraneNY          to  @HarryCraneSCP

@JimCutlerNY             to  @JimCutlerSCP

@KenCosgroveNY      to   @KenCosgroveSCP

@LanePryceNY           to   @LanePryceSCP

@LouAveryNY            to   @LouisAverySCP

@SalRomanoNY          to   @SalRomanoSCP

@JoanHollowayNY      to   @JoanHollowaySCP

and of course @RogerSterlingSC will stay the same as always.

I am introducing @PaulKinseySCP in this memo as a new player in the @MadMenDreams troupe of characters.

And Myself, @DonDraper_NY   to @DonDraperSCP (Done!! on 8-21-2014 at 1100 AM)

My biggest concern .... is that I will confuse my many friends with this bold move. Therefore ... I have elected to Brand All of the @MadMenDreams characters with these two emoticons ⓂⓂ placed before each name. (in case they don't show up correctly there, they look like 2 blue M&M candies with M on them) 

That ...  has become the signature Brand of my @MadMenFamily ... additionally, the official list of characters are listed to the right side of this blog in alphabetical order and by groups ..there are quite a few of them ... and they all follow #MadMen back ..ASAP! .. so please be patient.

I have some tentative plans for @PeggyOlsonNY ...but for now she will stay right where she is. 

So, this may be my last @MadMenDreams post under the name of @DonDraper_NY ... it has been an interesting voyage with him on Twitter, I hope @DonDraperSCP can say the same by this time next year ..

Thank You for taking the time to read this..... all my best to all of YOU!

"Tomorrow is another Day"

@DonDraperSCP .... formerly @DonDraper_NY

Sr. @MadMenCreative Director at @MadMenSCP
783 Park Ave & 72 
New York City, NY 10020

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Did I tell you how much I Love the Movie @BeachPillows ..Check It out....Don

Sean Hartofilis - IMDb
Internet Movie Database
Sean Hartofilis, Producer: Beach Pillows. ...