Pearl Snap #5

040108pearlsnap.jpgFound this store online – it’s the real deal for those of you looking for pearl snap shirts.  Also, I am still interested in your opinion on my idea to have a retail location in NYC selling them, which would have an online ordering option.  If you care to state your opinion, here’s a quick survey you can take.  If you do the survey, make sure you opine whether Puglia’s Jorge Buccio would look good in a pearl snap shirt.


Does Jorge wear pearl snap?

Judging by who visits which posts here on MOM, there a goodly number of people who are searching for more information on pearl snap shirts (#1 post on this blog) and Jorge Buccio (#2), the Elvis-Johnny Fontaine singer at Puglia in New York’s Little Italy who has been performing there seemingly nightly for the past 23 years.

0220082pearlsnap.jpgFrankly, I think Jorge would look stupendous in The Cowboy Store’s (Kerrville, Texas) finest pearl snap shirt if he doesn’t wear one already.  The Lovely K and I are huge fans of his and of the hit, “Get up and shake your napkin,” which you must sing at least once in your life or you’ve never really visited Little Italy.  Today I acquired another pearl snap, this one an Ariat (the last was Wrangler), whose tag touts it as a “technically advanced product for the competitive rider. …ideal for riding, ranching and everyday wear.”

Well, okay, so that doesn’t exactly fit me to a “t,” but if you care about pearl snap shirts or Jorge, would you take 30 seconds to fill out this simple SurveyMonkey survey?  It could be vital for New York City’s future as a purveyor of pearl snap shirts and will also be informative for famous singers, like Jorge, as they choose their wardrobes.

The Icon Singer of Little Italy

On the Friday night of our weekend anniversary trip to New York City last month, we took the N train down to Canal Street and walked east several blocks to Mulberry Street in search of Luna Restaurant.

As we neared it, just north of Canal on the right side of the street, I understood why they hadn’t answered their phone for several days while I was calling to see if they accepted reservations and whether I could arrange a special anniversary surprise with the maître d’. Continue reading