Thursday, March 27, 2008


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Jetway boarding Delta flight 17 JFK-ATLANTA departs 9:45am 3/27/08.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

RED and ZACH: aka Saved by the Plaid.

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Special thanks to the around the clock diligence of PVP Field Scout of the Week: CALL PAUL, who is more than upholding the title. Today she sends us: Zach Morris. Saved by the bell. Circa 1990.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

RED and BLUE, I'm following you!

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Mulberry and Houston, Northwest corner. Sidetracked on my way to meet Norah. 3/25/08 Happy Hour.


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This beautifully sunny shot just in from SISSY PANTS: "Spring & Thompson, just now." 3/25/08. One O'clock.

JWM (Johnson Woolen Mills) GARMENT OF THE MONTH: March

The Johnson Woolen Mills Tradition reaches back to 1842 when local farmers brought their wool here to have it woven into cloth. In an age when fashions change overnight and markets vanish almost as fast, it is something of a miracle that we have survived through two centuries by rarely changing our main product line.
Located in the village of Johnson, Vermont, just north of skiing mecca Stowe, Vermont, the clothing company still makes the same woolen shirts, jackets and the famous iceman's pants that have been best sellers for decades.

Because we love this story just as much as we love the plaid, here at PVP, we have decided to feature a Johnson Woolen Mills Garment of the Month, which is available for purchase at the Johnson Woolen Mills Online Store. If you would like to purchase this fine piece for your very own, please go to the FRIENDS OF PVP column on the right hand side of this blog and click on the Johnson Woolen Mills link.

Jacket, Insite Blaze Reversible
Price: $189.95
Quantity in Basket: none
New Insite Blaze Jacket features reversible Insite Orange to Johnson Green and Black Buffalo Plaid. Six pocket front on Insite side, handwarmers and zipper front. Green & Black Buffalo and Insite Orange, 52% Cordura nylon and 48% acrylic.


This picture and caption are borrowed from the March 16th Post from my friend Lesley's blog:, which I recomend to all of you who like funny. Lesley just went to India for a few months and you can read all about it on her blogspot which is linked to this one in the FRIENDS OF PVP section over to the right.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2008
I won't be updating for a while, going away. Cindy threw me a Bon Voyage party and made chicken pot pies and gave me an ipod. I love her so hard. Bye Cinders!

Monday, March 24, 2008


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While I am busy answering the phones at my other job, CALL PAUL has taken to the streets enjoying this beautiful spring weather and her last week of unemployment before going back to work at the big M to the OMA. Thus, she has earned the title of: OPVPFSOTW (OFFICIAL PVP FIELD SCOUT OF THE WEEK.) Here's her catch of the day. Nice alliteration! "purple & black. bway & prince. -c.p."

Saturday, March 22, 2008


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If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular?

Saturday, March 22: one-night only!
8 to 11 pm
Oliver Kamm Gallery, 621 West 27th Street

Featuring Amanda Riner, Billy Miller, Colby Bird, Dave McDermott, David Gilbert, David Benjamin Sherry, Dike Blair, Eric Huebsch, Jaqcues Louis Vidal, Jeff Tranchell, Jonah Groeneboer, Jonathan Hartshorn, Josh Tonsfeldt, Joshua Smith, Julia Weist, Kate Levant, Lorenzo de Los Angeles, Mara Sprafkin, Matthew Robert Lutz-Kinoy, Michael Magnan, Michael Smith, Nolan Simon, Scott Hug, Tatiana Kronberg, and Timothy Hull.

Music by Kingdom, Michael Magnan, and Jimmy Im
Drinks courtesy Svedka
Special thanks to Tokion magazine and Oliver Kamm
Curated by Nicholas Weist


Click above title to read full article.
(Originally published in The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont 3/21/08)

UVM ski listerv: The cult of the green plaid
By Phyl Newbeck
Free Press Correspondent
March 21, 2008

It all began with Wesley Wright's green plaid pants from Johnson Woolen Mill. Wright, an information technologies specialist at the University of Vermont, wore those pants for many years, skiing at Mad River Glen and other areas. The plaid was his trademark, and soon became the unofficial fashion statement for SkiVT-L, the listserv that Wright created in 1988.

Now, on any given day at a ski area in Vermont, you're likely to see a skier or snowboarder with a swath of green plaid fabric worn as an armband or attached to a helmet as they bring their virtual community together on the slopes.


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This just in from ROSEBUD. No caption provided. 3/22/08 1:29pm

Friday, March 21, 2008

PLAID vs CHAIN LINK: Who would win?

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This image sent in by FABIO, with following caption: "Old man plaid on powers." 3/21/08

Thursday, March 20, 2008


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Once in a while we do get out of the office. Tonight CALL PAUL, ROSEBUD, LOVLEY NAILS, THE VOICE OF REASON, and I met for a little extra curricular tete-a-tete after a experiencing an intensely hypnotic performance by mutual friend and mentor. Surprisingly, there was not a plaid sighted whilst we were together, though on her way home, CALL PAUL managed to capture this one and sent it in with the following caption : "Great staff meeting 2nite! jacket & backpack 2 ave f\v station. c.p."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

BLACK and WHITE and WET all over.

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Manhattan Ave. Rainy wednesday morning. 3/19/08 just before 8.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

the Plaidman and the Milkman

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Running late this morning running to the train, ended up taking a car to work. Bedford. 3/18/08 8:02am


This is the first plaid captured with my newly "upgraded," yet still remarkably ill designed cell phone. Thanks Verizon!

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Vintage Budweiser light box at The Continental. What was I doing on St. Mark's on St Patrick's Day? Lookin' for plaid, of course. And my voice, which I lost. March 17th 9:23pm

It was at the 2x4, our next stop after the Continental, that ROSEBUD told me about his amazing discovery. Back in January, I received an invitation by text to a pot-luck at Rosebud's apartment. On the day of the get together, I was rollin' around Williamsburg; hittin' some thrift stores and snappin' some plaid photos and sending them immediately to the blog... you know the drill. That night I went to the pot luck and ended up staying pretty late. Rosebud went to bed, and left me chatterboxing at the kitchen table, with his roommate. We were playing around with the Polaroid so there is plenty of photos to document the evening, one of which is posted below. (the person attached to the knee that I am talking to in the photo is Rosebud's roommate.)

Yesterday. Saint Patrick's Day. At the 2x4. Our friend had just jumped down off the bar where she had been pole dancing on a dare form the scantily clad, green sequined bartendress, who had been up there previously. (She did an absolutely fantastic job of upstaging that scrawny little half naked bar wench, in her granny dress and wool tights.) Rosebud turns to me and says, "You have a post of my roommate on your blog." I do?

On the day of the pot luck back in January, the roomate had headed out the door wearing a plaid jacket on his way to the gym in that building on Driggs x N9th (above that JUNK store) and I had captured him right there on the corner, blogged it, and later, gone to the potluck, talked incessantly about my plaid blog into the wee hours of the morning with the very same guy I had captured, unknowingly, only a few hours earlier. The next day rosebud checked my blog, made this discovery, and then headed to China to visit his brother for three months, and told me about it just last night, which is the first time I've seen him since.

Here's the proof.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


The weather was just right for plaid this sunday, and with the plaid capturing expertise of PVP field scouts: FABIO and SISSY, we managed to rake in a record number of posted captures, not to mention undocumented sightings. We have chosen our six favorite to share with all you thirsty plaid lovers out there: Enjoy!

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L Train Platform at Bedford. 3/16/08

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In front of the Mini Mall. 3/16/08

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Bedford x N6. 3/16/08.

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Berry x N10th. 3/16/08

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Double Vision. Beacon's Closet. 3/16/08

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Youths on the edge of McCarren Park. 3/16/08

Saturday, March 15, 2008


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Smokin' outside the baby store. N6th. 3/15/08 6:11pm


Below: Miriam Latzer and Danny Percich, a farmhand, at Hearty Roots farm.

According to a young documentary film maker interviewed in the Fashion and Style Section of today’s New York Times, “Young farmers are an emerging social movement,” to which a representative from the Plaid Voyeurism Project, (not mentioned in the article,) added: “And where there’s farmers, there’s plaid!”

To read the whole article, please cut and paste the following link:


Boards Magazine is giving the ad industry the chance to vote for its favorite up-and-coming talent with the First Boards Awards People's Choice Award. Selected from the top 10 finalists in the director's category, this person will be honored at this year's installment of the First Boards Awards, to be held Apr. 3 at the Canal Room in New York City. Voting closes on April 3!

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PVP will take to the streets today leafletting for our friend (PVP Alias: DUDE)'s reel to win the formentioned Board Award in the category of Direction. One of the spots on his nominated reel features the protagonist wearing a buffalo plaid scarf, so it's our duty and our pleasure to throw ourselves behind a candidate we believe in. Moment's ago, the entire PVP staff headed out the door equipt with signs, buttons, stickers, and thermoses of hot coffee, and by 10:00 they should be at their posts. We are planning to cover all the major intersections in Manhattan and a few in Brooklyn. We'll be easy top spot because we're all wearing plaid jackets... then again, so is a large percentage of the rest of the population.... Anyway, If you see one of us out there, stop and say hi. We'll be everywhere. To cast your ballot online, please cut and paste the link below: Vote for the reel with the guy with the barbells, dude...;_i=%5b%5bid%5d%5d;_ei=%5b%5bemailid%5d%5d&__ctr=2&__ctre=2909052&__ctr=2&__ctre=2918723#

Friday, March 14, 2008


There will be no posts today in honor of our little dog Wally, known affectionately as Willy Wally, Wallers, Squallers, Wally Walladarsky, Koala Walla, Fruit bat, Walla Walla Bing Bang, Lech Wall-esa, etc, who passed away suddenly this afternoon just before 2:00pm. I will write more about him later when I'm not so sad. I already miss him terribly.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


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Atalya. First elimination from America's Next Top Model Cycle 10

RED and BLACK energy.

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Health food store next to the bagel place on Bedford. Plaid subject and friend were very excited about the vast selection of energy bars. 3/13/08 3:01pm

BLACK and BLUE, good morning to you too!

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Manhattan x Greenpoint Aves. 3/13/08 10:41am

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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12th x 3rd. Kitty corner to that pink building w/ the pig on it. 7:30 3/12/08

GREEN and BLACK, What's in the Sack?

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Kent btwn Manhattan & McGuinness in Greenpoint. 3/12/08 Just after 5:00pm

Sunday, March 9, 2008


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L train @ 6th ave. Sent in by: I LOVE HAWKS AND FALCONS. 3/9/08


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American Apparel gazing. N6th. 3/9/08 a little before 5:00pm


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Could this be the new plaid? 5th Ave x 14th St. 3/9/08 1:42pm


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Sunday strollin' in McCaren Park. Back in Bklyn. 3/9/08 12:39pm

The second sighting on Flight 19

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All I can picture is the crash sight, and amongst the debris of our fuselage scattered across the frosty winter landscape, the two plaid jackets stand out against the white of the snow. At least us ladies in row 1 will die first. Might as well make it short and painless. As far as the above image, all the same flight information as listed in capture below applies. They just announced five minutes 'til boarding... 3/9/08 5:27am

The Hawaiian and the Swiss Army.

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BTV to JFK. Gate 15. Flt #19. Boarding @5:30am. Departs: 6:00am. 3/9/08. Captured at 5:06am.

Side note: Moments before this capture I was detained at the security checkpoint because I had not realized that my Swiss Army Knife was in my handbag. The flight was completely full due to all the cancelations the day before due to the ice storm which swept Vermont, taking down a tree in my Parents' back yard. The very same Swiss Army Knife, unbeknownst to me, that went undetected through JFK security checkpoints on my way to Vermont a week ago.

Part 2 of the Side Note: The woman pictured above dragging the L.L. Bean Hawaiian backpack on wheels, turned out to be next to me in seat 1B (I was in 1A) Neither one of us had room to stow our carry on bags below the seat in front of us, because there wasn't one. The woman in 1B barely had room to fit herself in to the seat, and looked very uncomfortable for most of the flight, especially when they came by with drinks and I my attempt to open the tray table, proved impossible due to generous red plaided love handles preventing it from unfolding out from the arm rest, which is where they keep the tray tables in row 1.

Part 3 of the Side Note: My carry on bag contained one large fuzzy stuffed owl, six adult Airborne Jellyfish, and one baby, a brown velveteen bag of quartz crystals, one knit panda finger puppet, one felted finger puppet of undeterminable species, one pink gossamer ribbon, and if they hadn't caught it, one multi-blade knife. Upon arrival, the woman in the plaid shirt in 1B announced, in a voice audible at least as far back as row 12, that her Hawaiian print rolly back pack was full of school books.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


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Seconds after I took this photograph, a voice from over my shoulder asked, "Did you just take a picture?" Petrified, I wheeled around to face a guy who had just watched me point and snap the above posted plaid capture. (For security reasons I will call him FRANK.) Frank had unmistakably seen me take the photo, he wanted to know why. Hesitantly, I explained the blog, and he pulled out his iphone to verify my story. (No one in Vermont has iphones because Vermont doesn't get AT&T, not yet at least.) Frank and his wife were visiting from Chicago where probably everyone has iphones. He typed in the address, bookmarked the URL in his web browser and promised to come back and spend some time on our blogspot. If he doesn't, and our interchange becomes just another anecdotal moment from his trip to Vermont, March '08, well then, so be it. But I bet he'll look twice the next time he sees plaid. City Market. Burlington, Vermont 3/7/08 4:08pm

RED, BLACK, and the other white meat.

These picture details were sent in as follows by PVP donor, code name: COOLBY. She writes "This picture was taken out front of our farmhouse in Worton, Maryland- the first lighting of our new Weber grill (2-year anniversary gift to each other.) If memory serves this was mid-February and we were grilling pork chops (the other white meat) and green peppers. The photo was taken by Timmy's brother Greg (Timmy is in the plaid.)"

Friday, March 7, 2008

BLACK and GREEN and Waves of Mu

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Captured subject replacing boots after experiencing the world premier of Amy Caron's Waves of Mu in stocking feet. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT 3/7/08 7:30pm.

The Waves of Mu experience offers a unique multidimensional education, demonstrating the scientific and empirical integrity of mirror neurons. It presents thought-provoking connections between mirror neuron deficiencies and autism spectrum disorders, thereby challenging our cultural concept of normality and its effect on human evolution. The Firehouse Gallery will host the show March 7-23, then it tours to Alaska and will be in New York in September at PS 122. For more information please visit

Thursday, March 6, 2008

BLACK and BLUE and Shelves of Food

This just in from PVP donor, code name: EILEEN HANNAH, who not only works as a PVP field scout, but finds time among her many other projects, to volunteer at the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf, where, moments ago, she captured this fellow in plaid perusing the peanut butter. Good work! 3/6/08. This image was sent in via hand held mobile device.


We are only six days into March, and already submissions have reached record monthly highs. Lets give a big hand to everyone who has been contributing! (Everyone at headquarters has risen from their cubicles to give a standing ovation. I wish we had Skype capabilities so you could see this... It's really quite a hearty hand...)

Our inbox is constantly being crammed with so much plaid, it's hard to believe there is even a brief window when we are not manning the computers here at headquarters in order to keep up. But last night, while the night shifters were completing their mandatory shut eye detail, our mainframe recieved a midnight message from the PVP, OIC (Official International Correspondent), code name: CODA, reporting from Paris, to inform us that we have been linked to THE MORNING NEWS, ( An online magazine, published weekdays since 1999. This is very exciting for us, since we have been perusers of this publication since 1999, and we think it's good.

In addition to his title as PVP, OIC (Official International Correspondent), CODA is also the PVP, MMR, (Minister of Musical Recommendations) bringing musical talent to our attention since 1995. In a side note to his news about The Morning News, he asked, "Surely you've seen the promotional photo from [Brooklyn based band] Hercules & Love Affair?" Which of course we hadn't, but we have included it here as today's first post. 3/6/08

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

BLACK and BLUE Collar

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This is a close up of the collar of a favorite shirt of PVP's New Best Friend: Code name: SALON SUNDAY, who I ran into today in front of Crow Books in Burlington, VT. 3/4/08 5:14pm

Extra! Extra! RED and BLACK all about it!

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This just in via hand held electronic device from PVP Field Scout CALL PAUL, from The Metro, 3/4/08
To read the full article, please click on the following link:

RED and BLACK, from the ARCHIVES

Image sent in by PVP donor: LICORICE WHIPS 4/6/07, location, unspecified.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

BLACK and BLUE and white shoes (well before labor day)

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The only man at carousel 2. BTV. 3/3/08 12:18am