For a casual look, oversized sport-
coats (worn like cardigans by pushing
up the sleeves) is stylish. David Ro-
govin, manager of L'Uomo Vogue in
Southfield, believes that Detroiters have
been influenced by the popular televi-
sion show, "Miami Vice ' resulting in
this casual, sportscoat look.
Knitted sportcoats in blended pat-
terns of taupe, navy and grey are
perfect for casual dressing. The same
colors are found in shirts and slacks
with different patterns.
Pleated pants are still popular in the
Detroit market. These slacks go with
the classic suits or the casual sportcoat.
Grumet is even showing triple-pleated
slacks. "It's not going to be for every
man, but we've already sold five pairs
in summer," says Grumet.
The rich colors and plaids extend to
the sport shirts. "There's excitement in
sport shirts this fall. There's a new kind
of plaid with colors very deep and very
rich. The colors are sophisticated,"
says Wachler. Exciting combinations of
taupe, grey, blue, and brown are
Sweaters are an important staple in
the Detroit wardrobe. Longer cardi-
gans with three buttons are favorites.
Wool crewneck sweaters as well as
cashmeres are also stylish.
"Crewnecks constitute about 85 per-
cent of all sweater sales," says Harry
Kosins, co-owner of Kosins Clothes
and Kosins Big and Tall. This season's
crewnecks have bold and beautiful pat-
terns. Some have geometric shapes
trimmed in leather.
For outerwear, topcoats are im-
portant. "We have a tremendous
Elegant plaids from Evan-
Picone for Men: a wool
breasted suit in black
and white plaid with
A single-breasted, two-
button, charcoal worsted
suit by John Weitz alter-
nates bands of mini-
berleycorn and herr-
An urbane plaid worsted
suit by Palm Beach, styl-
ed in two-button, single-
breasted design in teal,
russet and lawn on
heathered grey grounds.
Evan•Ploone for Men
adds energy to the
classic grey wool herr-
ingbone business suit,
with a single *rented,