Saturday, July 23, 2016

Boulevard St Laurent is Splitting up The Gingham

23rd July, 2016 (Montreal) Major news in the overheard-passers-by garbled jibberish section of Got Gingham is the upcoming International Gingham Festival here in Montreal.

As part of our outreach we are keeping this station alive in preparation for the sting operation we are planning whereby we capture as many people wearing gingham as could fill a year of published updates.

Gingham is still very much on the market and the secondary market is particularly  active.  Check out this rock-a-bille-bye-baby we spotted in Kitsch 'n' Swell last month.

All that's missing is the wonderful personality. 

I used to help run the shop next door to this establishment. I would nod "hello" to the owner every day for 3 years. Then one day at the St Laurent Merchants Christmas Party I stood next to her as it was announced her shop had won First Prize for best shop window decoration. I turned to her and congratulated her. I held up my hand to high five it or sompfin and told her 'I'm Jonathan. I'm your neighbour. I love your shop.' She looked at my hand with all the interest of somebody looking at a second hand door knob... said "Yes. I know." And walked away... hey... that's how cool I am about it, too...damb. She stole my move! I HATE high fives.

Also... Mural Fest came through town and dropped a bomb. Had some people ripping out the Internet.

Unfortunately the original photo has been lost so the best we can do is provide screencaps of this vitriolic rant found on FB left by the author before it was taken down. There is much anger there.

But we also agree... Gingham is hard to "get."

You are here which means you Got Gingham.

Don't forget!

International Gingham Festival is coming to Montreal so GINGHAM UP.

Any Questions

Confidential message to our latest citizen of the Gingham Nation: you came to the right place.
Where to go from here is a Gingham Wonderland.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Got Gingham Never Went Away

16th December, 2015 (Montreal) It's been a while since our last post coz of reasons reasons reasons but let's make hay, while the sun shines. Here is something snapped by CultMtl photog Lisa Sproull in the last few months-ish.

Nobody likes being strung along. You wanna know your fate, right? With Gingham there is no waiting.

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Brunswick International Gingham Fest in Fredericton

Rib-to-rib. Cooks came from all over to cater to the Gingham Getters of New Brunswick. (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

2nd June, 2014 (Fredericton) We sent our new photographer to Fredericton in New Brunswick to document the International Gingham Festival underway along the St Johns River Valley. As you can see by these pics taken by Lisa Sproull, Gingham suits the countryside-lemonade flavour of the province while at the same provides the more urbane dweller a reason to feel folksy.


Sausage fest? No, wrong party dood. This is a Gingham Fest.

The rest of Canada doesn't hold a candle to the Gingham in New Brunswick. (Photo: Lisa Sroull)

You can take the Country Girl in Gingham out of New Brunswick... but... (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

Cheese-Us-Murphy that's a lot of Gingham. (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

Retro bikers on their way to the Fest. (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

Cannot tell if these are city-slickers out for a hay ride or totally legit. (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

Meanwhile, back in Montreal, Gingham fans gave a blanket response to their brethren in Fredericton.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Sean Michaels Celebrates First Novel in Classic Tailored Gingham

90% of being cool is looking cool. But if you're a book, what counts is what's on the inside. Right?

16th May, 2014 (Montreal) Summer readers, music lovers and all-round culture vultures are in for a treat with the recent launch of Sean Michaels' latest novel "Us Conductors" published by Random House. Serious publicity surrounding this ground-breaking work has not only catapulted this Montreal writer to the top of the Most-Read list, it has put the author in the front running for top of the Best-Dressed list. Just take a look at this springtime green fine square Rooster Wringer Sean wore at a recent symposium--trying to lie low from sales of his book [please see here]  flying off the shelves. Not that we would judge a book by the cover, but at Got Gingham we most certainly judge authors by what they wear and as far as we are concerned this is the page-turner we've all been waiting for.

More Gingham Street Shots During Habs play-off battle with Boston:

Hockey fans are known for their riotous behaviour. Here we have calm before the storm. (Photo: Lisa Sproull)

Do not look down! NYC-style Gingham captured by Lisa Sproull during the 2nd Round of the Stanley Cup.

Blvd. St-Laurent relaxes between periods. Habs fans and Gingham Getters on the flan.

Vol Du Nuit has been televising all the Games. Got Gingham has been capturing the Gingham.

Chelsea FC in European Champions League Exit

It's terrible luck to lift one leg up during a corner kick: the reason why Chelsea lost.
Chelsea bounced out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage to a crafty team from Atletico Madrid. No amount of Gingham could prevent the Spanish League leaders from ruining Chelsea's dream of meeting Real Madrid in the Final.

More Streets Scenes in Montreal

Every man has his "Shopping Window." [see here] (Photo: Lisa Sproull)
Proof the 8th Wave of Gingham is still in full flux: Gingham in Ave Mont-Royal shop window.

Back stage at Seeing Voices' performance of Snow White.

Station 16 thought they were having an art expo. But it was really an excuse to bring out the Gingham.

More street art fans at Station 16 in Montreal. We were there for the fans.

Ice-skate Hockey fans relax between periods. Gingham Getters are always between periods.

Montreal break-out buzz band "Heat" on stage at T-R-H Bar in Montreal.

No backing out of this order at 3 Minots on Blvd. St-Laurent.

Know your history: Cremazie fought for our right to wear Gingham headphones.

Pamela doing the Gingham hustle at Passovah Fest.
New Brunswick Pro-Choice activists staged a national protest against clinic budget cuts late in April. The national press were there for this show of solidarity in Montreal. So was Got Gingham.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Montreal Band "Heat" Kick Summer Off with GINGHAM Fan Club

If you can't stand the "Heat" get out of the Gingham. (photo: Lisa Sproull)

9th May, 2014 (Montreal) Just a quick warning that Summer approaches and we have Gingham coming out of our ears.

Watch this space for more to follow as we update this post over the next few weeks as photographer Lisa Sproull releases Gingham pics from her recent PHOTOGRAPHER IN RESIDENCE stint here at Got Gingham.

In the meantime here is a fan of the Montreal band "Heat" who took out the ceiling at TRH Bar on Blvd. St-Laurent last night.  She was not the only Gingham Getter in the house, but we thought to start with somebody who's got a firm grip on the proceeding.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gregory Mansfield has more Gingham Wiggle Room

23rd February, 2014 (Montreal) Meet Gregory Mansfield. Standing outside the Wiggle Room [see here] on a Saturday night ready to perform in some burlesque show of sorts. Claiming that he purchased this Classic Indigo Blue Ripper from Village des Valeurs several years ago... we are certainly not asking Gregory to take it off. Nor the moustache... Nor the Argyle vest... Nor the tikitiboo Bow-tie...
Ah. the old days. Burlesque and Gingham have always made great play dates.

East 2 East Style has Got Gingham

"You had me at "...  "
Here is Julia from East 2 East Style. If you are into fashion then this site might be for you [see here]. And if you're a mad Gingham Getter then it's a pretty decent source for Gingham.


Justin plays the Gingham Card

News just in: Gingham Gets and glory.

Meet Justin. He's a musician. All musicians own some Gingham. If they don't they are not really musicians. See what we're talking about at the Single Malt's website [here].

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