with Andrew Porter, Owner at Andrew Porter Fine Clothiers
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Trends in men's fashion have taken some wild turns in the 21st century (i.e. men's rompers?); even an understanding what the classics or wardrobe staples call for get muddled from generation to generation. To set the record straight, custom-tailor Andrew Porter from Andrew Porter Fine Clothiers is back to dispel some popular myths regarding the men's wardrobe from everyday, business wear to wedding style. Click through here to watch?Tailor-Made in Indiana (Part I) and Tailor-Made in Indiana (Part III).
Interview(s) recorded on July 12, 2017. Hosted by Taylor Bennett. Part 2 of 3.
Bennett: Welcome back to Comcast Newsmakers. ?I'm Taylor Bennett with Andrew Porter from Andrew Porter Fine Clothiers and we're going to dispel some common, men's style myths. Are you ready?
Porter: I'm ready.
Bennett: Okay, so myth #1: a black suit is a great choice for a first suit because black goes with everything.
Porter: It's not a bad idea. My suggestion would be to go a shade lighter and get a dark charcoal suit. That way, you can take it to business and formal events, if need be. I would say that is debunked.
Bennett: Myth #2: Wear black socks or grey socks only and make sure your socks match your pants.
Porter: No and No...No. I like to have fun. I'm sure you have heard of Happy Socks and a lot of guys are having fun with their socks now. I like to pick one or two colors an outfit and sometimes if I'm happy, I'd put on yellow or blue socks. So, I would say that is also a debunked myth.
Bennett: Myth #3: double-breasted suits make you look old.
Porter: That is another myth that is debunked. ?Double-breasted suits are definitely back in style. Actually, if you do it right, there are a lot of different things you can do with the lapels; you can raise the button stance; have a trimmer arm hole or shoulder.
Bennett: Myth #4: working button holes on sleeves is a tell-tale sign of a handmade suit.
Porter: It is definitely one, I would agree with that. What manufacturers are doing is that they are adding functional buttons on ready-made suits.
Benentt: Myth #5: matching your tie to your pocket-square is elegant.
Porter: Say you have a paisley tie and a paisley pocket-square...that's a no-no. You always want to wear a color in the tie or shirt to bring out the pocket-square; if you're not sure, wear a white one (pocket-square). Never wear the same pocket-square as the tie. ?That is a sign of an unsofisticated dresser.
Bennett: Let's move onto weddings. Myth #1: keep it bland.
Porter: It used to be that way. I'm doing weddings now. With the groom, I just delivered a paisley jacket to a groom which is really really nice. I would definitely say not bland anymore.
Bennett: One more; wedding related: wear a tux.
Porter: Based on their income, some guys are looking at suits. Some guys like to save money, and if they want to make an investment, they are taking a suit that can be used in business. They are getting more bang for their buck.
Bennett: Thanks Andrew and thanks for watching. Click through to my third?and final interview with Andrew.
The artist behind the current Indiana State Museum exhibit Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life is examined by her friend and fellow artist, Phil O'Malley
Interviewed filmed on April 25, 2018.
Thumbnail photo provided by Arts Council of Indianapolis.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are presently over one half million known brownfield sites in the United States. However, the actual number of brownfields is likely much larger. So, what to do with this kind of property gone sour? Joel Markland, President at BCA Environmental Consultants, LLC discusses what constitutes a brownfield and what benefits there are in redeveloping them.
Interview filmed on April 25, 2018.
Bad Axe Throwing is the world's biggest axe throwing club with a mission to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. Founded in 2014, Bad Axe is young and hungry to recruit throwers and make their communities a better place. Cooper Powers from Indy's Bad Axe Throwing discusses one of the most significant ways they've managed to give back and recycle at the same time. In this Part I, learn about Bad Axe Throwing and how they came across Hearts in Hand Homeless Outreach. Be sure to click through to Beyond the Bullseye: Axe Throwing with a Purpose (Part II) for the conclusion of this story.
Interview filmed on April 25, 2018.
Hearts in Hand Homeless Outreach was created by Tag to simply help those who are or have experienced homelessness. The vision is to secure the safety, well-being and personal growth of those in such a situation. Among the many ways of outreach, Tag has teamed up with Bad Axe Throwing to help deliver wood to the homeless to help them generate warmth and shelter. Tag elaborates on his story and his mission.
Black business ownership is on the rise with women, in particular, leading the charge. According to Survey of Business Owners as of 2012 indicate the number of black/female-owned firms climbed 66.9%, from 900,000 in 2007 to 1.5 million in 2012. Additionally, these 1.5 million black/female-owned businesses accounted for 58.9% of the nation's 2.6 million black or African American-owned businesses. Nationally, women owned just over a third (35.8% or 9.9 million) of all firms in 2012. (Census Blogs, United State Census Bureau). Larry Williams, President at the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce highlights this trend with host Taylor Bennett and discussions the impact of the chamber within the community.
It has been proven that parental involvement in a child's education has far-reaching benefits. A few benefits include: academic achievement via attendance, behavior, social functioning and mental health. So the question remains, why are less parents involved in their child's education today, specifically in Indiana. Host Taylor Bennett sits down with Deb Fox, president at the Indiana PTA to try and answer this question and to elaborate on the ramifications of idle parenthood.
A special production of Comcast Newsmakers from the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Idea Summit at the Old National Events Center in Evansville, Indiana. The annual summit features local officials from across the state as they visit together in exchange of development ideas, economic success and needs.
This segment highlights the city of Warsaw by Mayor Joe Thallemer.
Thumbnail provided by Kosciusko County Courthouse
What do you know about comedy in the Midwest? It is a portion of the country that gave rise to comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Louie Anderson, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress and more. In fact, Indianapolis, alone, boasts many talented and rising stars that utilize several clubs around town to progress their careers; including Morty's Comedy Joint. Now open for business in an old Don Pablo's Restaurant, Morty's is on the list of comic's stops, from coast to coast, when they come to town. Owners Tony Deardorff and Chris Bowers highlight Morty's as a business and what faces you'll see around the club on the regular. Part II of the interview with Tony and Chris is here?What Do You Know About Comedy in the Midwest? (Part II).
Interview recorded on August 23, 2017. Hosted by Taylor Bennett. Part I of II.
Read a partial transcript of the interview here:
Bennett: I love the location...
Bowers: We realized very early on that this is going to look like an old Mexican restaurant no matter how much money we?spent. So, we really didn't spend much time doing anything?but be us. It's a cool location, I love where it is at in the city.
Bennett: How did you end up here?
Bowers: The lease was up at the old 96th St location and we put out some feelers. One of the landlords from here said he might have something for us...we've been here since April 1, 2016.
Bennett: Where'd the name come from?
Bowers: We actually bought it from a group of people that owned it first and we think it was the name of the pug dog of one of the original owners. I was a comic first and Morty's was my home comedy club. It went out of business and I didn't want it to go away so I called up my roommate from college, Tony and asked if he wanted to buy a comedy club and he said sure.
Bennett: Tell us about some of the guests that come through regularly...
Bowers: Ms. Pat, Michael Malone, Rory Scovel, Joe Rogan, Gary Goldman. We've been blessed to have a lot of comics come through.
Bennett: Tony, what is is like to run a comedy joint like this? Is it pretty hectic?
Deardorff: I wouldn't call it hectic, it's hard to predict. You never know when you'll have a huge weekend or an average weekend. When we moved over here, it was Bowers idea to keep it a Mexican grill and that presented challenges. What we've learned is what NOT to do. It's a lot of fun. Any job where you can end a day by sitting down and hearing comedy is a good way to end the day.
Bennett: Do you just do comedy or other events too?
Deardorff: Every once in a while, we'll do something different. We've paired with American Cancer Society on multiple occasions. We do a Thursday night show that is like a uncensored, late-night stand-up show.
Bennett: Do you find that a lot of people came over from the old location or do you get a lot of new people?
Bowers: I would say both. Our sales went up when we moved. Every year we've grown a little bit.
Sure, it is pretty when all is said and done, but how much do we think about the thought process and workflow behind the development of an art gallery. The Indiana State Museum's Chief Fine Arts Curator sits down with host Taylor Bennett to highlight the reasoning and decision-making behind the Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life exhibit. The exhibit runs through August 5, 2018 from the museum's NiSource Gallery on the third floor. The display includes a retrospective of original paintings from the early 1980's to the present and is supported by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and City of Indianapolis.
Custom-tailor, here in Indiana, Andrew Porter of Andrew Porter Fine Clothiers demonstrates how he greets and works with a new client. Andrew, host Taylor Bennett and model, Adam Bassett, gather off-set at Newsmakers to provide viewers with the finer points of a suit fitting. Be sure to watch all of Andrew's Newsmakers interview by clicking through to?Tailor-Made in Indiana (Part I) and Tailor-Made in Indiana (Part II).
Interview(s) recorded on July 12, 2017. Hosted by Taylor Bennett. Part 3 of 3.