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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-08-17

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Move over Calvin Klein;
here comes Michael Jackson

BY TEDD SCHNEIDER

Staff Writer

As if sold-out concert summer appearance of the
tours and a handful of entertainer and his
Grammy Awards weren't brothers for a quartet of
enough, Michael Jackson shows at the Pontiac Silver-
has become the hottest dome, the Jackson influence
JEFFREY S. GOLDENBERG, D.D.S.
Z. "TINY" KONIKOW, D.D.S.
name in the world of chil- will be seen in abundance at
dren's fashion — without Detroit area schools this
NORTH OFFICE 6177 Orchard•Lake Rd. - West Bloomfield, MI 855.6813
even designing a single fall. Nearly everything,
546.0200
26635
Woodward
-
Huntington
Woods,
MI
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from the season's most
stitch of clothing.
Buoyed
by the late- popular colors (black and
_
red), to the top-selling lunch
boxes (adorned with guess
who's picture), can be traced
to the former Motown (the
record label, not the city)
prodigy.
The trend that remains
popular for more than one
season is as much a rarity in
children's clothing as it is in
the fashion-conscious adult
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS — NOW YOU
world. Nevertheless, the ec-
CAN HAVE YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER
lectic style popularized by
DO YOUR SENIOR PORTRAIT. WE'LL
the 24-year-old singer last Noah Stromer, 8, of West
year shows no signs of fad- Bloomfield, augments a pair
PROVIDE YOUR FREE YEARBOOK PHOTO
ing, according to Leo E. Be- of traditional corduroy
rlin, of Berlin's Children's slacks with a multi-colored,
JUST CLIP COUPON FOR EXTRA
Shoppe in West Bloomfield. shawl-collar sweater in
SAVINGS — AND CALL. FOR YOUR
At the elementary school wool. Both the slacks and the
level, "M.J. mania" seems to sweater are from Peanuts
APPOINTMENT
manifest itself mostly in the Ltd. in West Bloomfield.
form of accessories, such as
lunch boxes, key chains and clothiers report. Blue jeans,
• $5 off your sitting fee
mirrors, all featuring corduroy slacks, oxford
• 10% off on finished prints
Jackson's picture. With shirts and blouses, sweaters
• FREE WALLET ALBUM-GIFT
older children, the attempts in natural fabrics or polyes-
• FREE YEARBOOK PHOTO
to duplicate the singer's ter blends — all staples of
style are often more elabo- school wardrobes for the
FOR YOUR SCHOOL
mummionsommumwm
rate. Middle school kids are past 25-years — could very
opting for Jackson-like well be worn by children
leathers and vinyls in red, into the classrooms of the
Evergreen Plaza
white and black, reports 21st Century. Even dresses
19919 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Peanuts Ltd.'s Cathy seem to be selling again, ac-
Southfield
Schechter.
cording to Dicks.
557-4848
Parachute pants mean-
In fact, for highly active
Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5:30
while, are a perfect example children, traditional clothes
Thurs. to 9, Sat. to 5
of a once-popular adult fash- seem to wear the best, the
ion trend that has been re- Youth Center store man-
cycled for the younger set ager said. She cautioned
several seasons later. The parents to be careful how-
pants, made out of nylon, ever, when buying brands
with tight, zippered ankles that have a reputation for
and zippered pockets, are a toughness such as Levis or
big item among pre-teen Osh Kosh. "The quality not
boys, according to Youth only varies from brand to
Center store manager Shir- brand, but, depending on
ley Dicks.
the particular item and the
Are parents really going material, it varies within
for these trendy items? the brands themselves."
In one respect, this year's
With most children today
choosing their own school back-to-school fashion
Wardrobes it hardly seems product line seems to paral-
to matter. "In thig particu- lel the product of another
lar area (the northwestern American institution — the
suburbs), kids are making auto industry. Many of
their own clothing decisions 1984's most popular outfits
as early as age three or come with their own add-
a new perspective
ons, or "optional equip-
four," Berlin said.
"As soon as they can say ment." Fancy paint or
in fashion
`Mommy, I don't want that,' appliques on such basics as
" Schechter adds, a child jogging suits, jeans and
for
will have almost total con- sweatshirts are becoming
trol over what he or she de rigueur, according to
men' and women
wears to school. "About the Schechter. In addition,
only voice that the parents many girls are wearing
do have is to make sure that jewelry to school by the time
the child really likes some- they enter .the first grade,
thing before it is purchased. she said, although this usu-
Because if the kid, doesn't ally means a String of beads
626-7776
like it he'll never wear it." rather than a precious
6901 Orchard Lake Rd.
Despite the growing metal such as gold.
For boys, the most popu-
popularity of the more
On the Boardwalk
lar accessories seem to be
trendy
clothes
like
W. Bloomfield
parachute pants and flashlight belts and, accord-
novelty sweatshirts, back- ing to Berlin, surprisingly
to-school basics and tradi- .practical things like tote
,tienal
fox_b•th boys .. bags
. and
• backpacks.
and giiristolpAititellingpx- i;
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