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  1.  (1158.21)
    @synthsapien Seeing someone at the Edison in flipflops or bluejeans would actually be pretty jarring. At least I so imagine.


    I guess it would at that. If he dress code was more of a suggestion it wouldn't be so bad. Better still make it a members only place, but with offers that even out the payment. I was a member at Slimelight in London for quite a while and made an effort to get out of jeans and t shirt when I went there even though it's not entirely my scene - I went for the music and good friends.
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      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    yeah, for the most part it seemed all hipster L.A. type peoples.. dress-code is "supposed" to be nice club like stuff.. like Zoetica said.. no ball caps, jeans, shorts, tennies.. shirts. -BUT - when we were there - I saw several people running around in fucking jeans - distressed even. Asshats.

    again though - it is worth it to go and see it - they've got some pretty great food and specialty drinks. - They've got a Flapper dance revue too I think. The servers were wearing some pretty steampunky stuff.. braces, brown workmen pants, tan long sleeve shirts - looked good on 'em.

    plus - and I wish I had lifted one - the menu is called "CATALOG OF PARTS" and totally looks like some kind of ol' manual.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I'd dress like a engineer who built stuff for Doc Savage. But I detest formal dress. Like we don't have the climate for it here.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited
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    Meh

    If there was a reserved party that required dressing up, I'd totally go, and probably have a great time.

    But trendy bars in Los Angeles with velvet lined waiting areas outside are OctEgon repellant. If you go, bring a rediculously attractive woman. Two if you can afford it. You'll get in much quicker.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I don't see what the fuss is about dress codes. What's so hard about wearing trousers instead of jeans and dress shirts instead of tshirts? It really does look better and it's not that hard; It's how I dress regularly (well, I've been wearing tshirts lately because too many of my dress shirts are ded and I'm currently too poor to buy anythin more expensive than plain black tees. But even so.)

    What I do hate is typical male formal wear, because it's just plain boring and ugly. But that's fixable. With judicious application of weirdo.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    This what you're looking for?

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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    What an admirable mustache!
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Darn tootin thats what I'm lookin for. And that really is a brilliant mustache. I am in awe of the mustache.
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    Excellent tache indeed!
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    That's by buddy Phil. He's quite a hit at the parties. Let me tell you...
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    I've been hearing about this place from Jonah Weiland. I really need to check it out at some point.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    A most excellent and singular display of masculine facial coiffage! Bully!
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    This would be such a neat place to go to!!! Is there anyplace like this on the east coast???
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      CommentAuthorTheremina
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008 edited
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    The Edison is thematic aesthetic perfection. I've never seen anything like it. Zo's party there was a blast, and since then it's become sort of an unofficial editorial meeting place for the entire Coilhouse staff.

    Re: places on the east cost like it. The only public venue I can think of off the top of my head that comes close is the incredible Cafe Moto in Brooklyn, which is located underneath an elevated train platform and looks like a City of Lost Children set dressing. The food and wine are excellent, and there's often live music (acoustic be bop, balkan and gypsy, mostly). Fantastic, but it's just nowhere near the same scope as the Edison, which is just... huge and (it bears repeating) perfect.

    They're definitely trying to drum up interest among more fringe folks. The aforementioned meet and greet with the owner/designer and management was pretty exciting... Lucent Dossier, Robyn Swank, Thomas Kuntz, the full CH crew (with dear ol' Kit Stolen in tow) and several dozen other lovely folks hung out, ate yummy Tesla fries and talked about nice it would be to reclaim the space from the Entourage choads.

    Personally, I'd give anything to get involved in curating a night in that place! When I imagine Sleepytime Gorilla Museum or Rachel Brice or Lucent or Jill Tracy performing in that environment, I get chills.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    What exactly is a Tesla fry? Do they cook it with alternating current?
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008 edited
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    @Howyadoin

    And from ten feet away, I'd hope.
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      CommentAuthorTheremina
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    Mmmm. Delicious, crispy sweet potato fries.