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Sam’s Women: The Best Friend, Part II

When we left off in yesterday’s Part I post, Sam was trying to warn Diane that her old friend Heather was hitting on him: “Listen, sweetheart, I didn’t want to have to tell you this, because you’re pals and all that, but she’s coming onto me, gangbusters. And I’ll tell you something else. I need a little help here because I don’t have that much experience saying no to women. The closest I’ve ever gotten is: ‘Not now, we’re landing.'”

But Diane doesn’t believe him, so she invites them both over for dinner. But when Heather pulls out all the stops with her next outfit, Diane starts to falter.

Heather: “Well, what do you think about this dress? I just bought it today. I saw it and I just had to have it.”
Diane: “Why did you buy a dress today of all days? You come into the bar, you meet…everyone, and you go out and get a ‘come-get-me dress.’ Explain yourself.”

In the words of a man in the 80s, she looks like a stone cold fox:

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A few newer dresses and pumps that fit the bill:

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1. Dagmar Majorelle Tunic Dress. 2. ASOS T-Shirt Dress with Embellished Shoulder Detail. 3. Corpus Acid Wash Sleeveless Shirtdress. 4. Helmut Lang Slack Drape Panel Dress. 5. Seduce Geo Enamel Earrings. 6. Stella McCartney Cherubina Heavyweight Jersey Dress. 7. By Malene Birgir Silk Satin-Trimmed Woven Dress. 8. Charles by Charles David Pinot in Sepia Combo. 9. Maison Martin Margiela Stacked Cyldiner-Heel Sandal. 10. Jason Wu Short Sleeve Dress in Moss Green.

And finally, the scene in which Diane loses her cool, thankfully captured and uploaded on YouTube by some other Cheers fanatic:

Here’s to Sam’s Women!

Cheers,

Chloe

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Carla’s Nikes #2: Pink

We’ve seen Carla’s white Nikes (and the list of eBay keywords for finding the vintage Nikes Carla may have actually worn). This is installation #2 of the Carla’s Nikes series. And I’ve seen every episode ever made, so I can tell you now, that there are going to be plenty of these, spanning over ten years of Nike production.

When Carla does pink, it’s not in the silky pastel-y lacy frilly girly way that Diane prefers. Nah, when Carla does pink, it’s pink Nikes.

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Nike still makes a pink Oceania and a pink Cortez, two of the shoes that Carla possibly wore. Don’t blame me, 80s shows on Netflix are pretty pixellated. But a bunch of other companies are making pink kicks today too.

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1. Nike Oceania Bright Pink Sneakers. 2. Nike Cortez Pink Sneakers. 3. Topshop Tuscany Floral Sneaker. 4. Superga Floral Print Canvas Trainers. 5. Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Replica Sneaker. 6. Gola Sneakers in Neon Pink. 7. Veja Taua Peach Leather Sneakers. 8. Keds Low Top Trainer.

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Sam’s Women: The Blonde Bombshell

If you recall from the first Sam’s Women post about Season 1, Episode 2, Diane believes that Sam only dates big-breasted airheads. This is the blonde bombshell (in a cashmere sweater dress) that leads her to that conclusion:

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Sam: Do you think there’s a chance you and I could go somewhere and laugh together?
Brandee (“with two e’s,” she said): My mother told me to watch out for guys in bars.
Sam: Well then let’s get out of this bar so you don’t have to work.

(Apparently that was a good line in 1982.)

What my mother always told me, wherever I was headed, and especially if I was wearing a dress, was to “bring a sweater.” Thus, the sweater dress:

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1. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Jumper Dress. 2. Lanvin Wool-Cashmere Sweater Dress. 3. Labour Of Love Multicolour Wool Sweater Dress. 4. Designers Remix Sweater Dress. 5. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sweater Dress.

Here’s to mom’s advice!

Cheers,

Chloe

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S1E5: Carla, Pastels

I know nothing of Easter. Being Jewish, I thought pastels were off the table. But Carla has inspired me to reconsider. Sure, Carla Tortelli is a Catholic Italian, but Rhea Perlman’s innate Jewishness shines through her spitfire character. It’s probably half the reason I love Carla so much.

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Yellow button-down, floral belt, and peach denim? I could give it a shot.

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1. Equipment Signature Blouse.  2. Rag & Bone Floral Skinny Belt in Canary.  3. Acne Patti Blouse in Degrade.  4. Maison Martin Margiela 11 Belt.  5. J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans in Bengal Orange.  6. Tretorn Canvas T56 Sneakers.  7. BDG High-Rise Seamed Cigarette Jean in Coral.

Here’s to trying something new!

Cheers,

Chloe

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S1E2: Polo Shirts

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I used to hate polo shirts. For reasons aesthetic (they simply look too preppy), ancestral (members of my tribe haven’t exactly been welcomed into country clubs), and practical (I don’t even know how to ride a horse).

But then I found an old Lacoste polo at the thrift store (similar to Carla’s above). And truth be told, I like it. Why? It’s a toss-up. Either because it only cost a dollar, or perhaps because it is beat up, thinning, riddled with holes, and a men’s. And as a rule, vintage is almost always better than new, men’s shirts almost always better than women’s.

However, upon some heavy polo research (because of an accidental Wikipedia click I now know all the rules to the sport), it turns out there are a bevy of designers out there not only making new polo shirts for women, but breaking the mold and redefining what a polo shirt is. Whether patterned, textured, deconstructed, modern, or reimagined, these 16 polos will make you do a double-take. (Kind of like seeing a Jew at a country club.)

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1. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela polo.  2. Carven paisley print polo.  3. Leon & Harper polo in grey.  4. Lacoste L!VE half sleeve jersey striped polo in azurite blue. 5. American Appaarel Open Knit Tennis polo.  6. Dolce & Gabbana cotton wool blend polo.  7. Raquel Allegra polo.  8. Ralph Lauren Blue printed polo.  9. Dolce & Gabbana silk knit polo.  10. Stella McCartney polo in antique rose.  11. Hermes Vintage polo.  12. Leon & Harper polo in yellow floral.  13. Jil Sander navy stretch knit polo.  14. Jean Paul Gaultier fuzzi print tulle polo.  15. Antipodium sporting chance perforated polo.  16. Mossoni short sleeve polo in blue white.

And isn’t it JUST like Carla to make me rethink a lifetime’s ban of polos?

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Wildfox ‘Happy’ polo shirt

Here’s to polo shirts!

Cheers,

Chloe

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