Tuesday, March 19, 2013

David Martel Sings for his Gingham or Vice Versa

While his fans scarfed down the food, Martel scarfed up the Gingham.

March 19th, Spring Equinox, Twenty-thirteen (Montreal) Scarves are pretty much gonna be history soon now that the calendar is starting to let the months fly in the wind. Pretty soon it's going to be that time of year again. Still, that wind is very much in the air, as David Martel proves. Here we see David [check way better journalism done on the guy here] stage-left having finished an exhausting gig trying to raise the eyebrows of the tough crowd at Vices & Versa, which is a Little Italy hotspot whose name we think means "addicted to poems," yeah? For sure, if Martel's antics are anything to go by. The punters were soon ordering everything on the menu, they couldn't get enough of the man. Backed up by a famous drummer and an outrageous string section, it had us thinkin'... there is no way this guy could be for real. But then we saw the scarf. More legit then a tailor-fit. This one's from the original set. The Gingham Nation is stronger than we knew.


Gabriel is talking to his agent about more Gingham...
But doesn't realize, Shawn is his agent.
West-side Montreal, we caught these two stand-ups down at Burritoville. At first we thought they were joking when they said they were comedians. Jokes on us. They Got Gingham.

LUDO in Girondin Mayhem!

"Oui, oui. C'est vrai. Bien sur. Pour quoi pas? Alors, franchement--qu'est-ce-que je peut dire?"
You've always been afraid to approach him on the dance floor... so we went in and brought him to you. Check out Ludo here in a shirt he says was a gift from Bordeaux. That's Bordeaux France, not Bordeaux prison. Who knows where he got his tattoos from. He has several more shirts similar so keep watching this space as we collar the man in his finest Gingham-Vichy.

Montreal Street Style 
Still Flying the Gingham Standard

Louis stays anon on Blvd. St-Laurent in a cut he Got from Korea. We'll be hearing from him anon.

Frederic in no need of a lift, giving it to us in this Northern Shield Special.

Everybody loves cute babies. Every baby loves Gingham. You can't train a baby to act. Oh wait, her mother's a famous actor.

A real negotiator wears Gingham.

Graf buffs take Gingham as par for the course (seen here at the now defunct Fresh Paint Gallery).

More Gingham action at Fresh Paint (courtesy of Fionsy Katz).

Guys, Gingham works. Trust us. For centuries it has proven its strength and durability.

Our photographer had to fend off an army of Gingham lovers to get this shot.

You're always headed in the right direction, while motoring in your Gingham.

Sometimes you just wish your friend wore Gingham. So you wave it around and hope they get the hint.

Our production manager Christine Deita poses in front of the coolest cat in the hottest Metro station.

      almost forty YEARS AGO
Hi-tech lighting employed to ensure Gingham not overshadowed by beard/chin (courtesy BBC-TV)
 Take a look at Jimmy Hill. Any English football fan reading this knows who he is [now you do too]. This is him talking before a Chelsea match in 1976. A lot of people made fun of Jimmy Hill, especially for the size of his chin. In fact, it bore an expression: "Scratch my chin!" which meant "I don't beleive you!" which then just became "Jimmy Hill!" for short. If somebody had told me at the time he wore Gingham, I'd have said "Jimmy Hill."

Today's caption: "Springs Eternal" is brought to us by the kind folks at the library who randomly selected the slogan. It also fits with the first day of spring and the hope that now the Fashion Strike is over, you'll be seeing a lot more Got Gingham.

Got more Gingham? Send it to gotgingham@gmail.com 44000 FANS and counting...