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September 06, 1986 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-09-06

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PLAIDS
PLEATS
& POLOS

BY RONNA F. HALL

c

asual elegance is
what you'll see this fall
in men's fashions.
The relaxed,
comfortable look is elegantly
enhanced by rich jewel tones of
purple, green and amber.
Tweeds and plaids are infused
with bright color. Luxurious
cashmere, silk, suede and
leather punctuate the look.
Seen in all facets of men's
clothing again this season is the
strong influence of Italian
designers like Armani, Valentino
and Versati. "This year's styles
are an embellishment of last
year's," says Alan Orman of
Freeds in Windsor. "The
influence of the Italians is more
into shape than coloration."
Double-breasted suits will be
the biggest sellers and Harry
Kosins of Kosins Clothes and
Kosins Big and Tall in Lathrup
Village, says they constitute 50
percent of his fall purchases.
David Rogovin, manager of
L'Uomo Vogue in Southfield,
agrees that the double-breasted

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Jewish News

suit is the most fashionable, and
the more relaxed, no-vent style
can be worn successfully by most
men. "Natural blends are the way
to go," says Rogovin. "Our
customers look for quality and
they can find it in cashmere, silk,
and wool-blend suits."
Charcoal greys and navy blue
are dominant colors in suits this
fall. "Navys and greys are the
power colors in business suits,"
says Rogovin. "You won't find
any browns in any of our suits."
Kosins, however, sees a strong
revision to brown coming from the
Italians. And Bob Benkert, owner
of the Claymore Shop and The
Polo Store in Birmingham, says
that browns and greys are men's
favorite colors.
Patterns are subdued and
pinstripes are much thinner.
Muted glen-plaids,
windowpanes, and miniature
grey-toned checks are enhanced
with threads of teal, mauve, and
brick. "This slight introduction of
color allow the customer to
become more aggressive in

Mondi of America
mixes patterns, in
a herringbone
tweed jacket,
V-neck jacquard
sweater and wool
jacquard tweed
slacks.

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