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March 21, 1987 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-03-21

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DRESSING

THE HALLMARKS OF WARM
WEATHER CLOTHES ARE NEW
COLORS AND UNCOMPLICATED FIT

BY RONNA HALL

A

relaxed silhouette with
lots of comfort yet strict
styling is visible in
menswear this spring.
Even the man who wants the
conservative, business suit will
find a softer shoulder and less
confined tailoring.
The Italian styling of past
seasons, softer but still serious,
has spilled over into traditional
mens suiting. Ken Rogin, owner
of MacKenzie's in Applegate
says, "The traditional look is
becoming fuller and more
comfortable and more of our

Poly-linen sports coat in plaid of
sky blue, grey, coral and lime,
$175, by Palm Beach.

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Jewish News

customers are choosing the
double-breasted suit," a staple
item in the European clothing
market.
Accompanying most suits are
pleated trousers. "Pleats are
everywhere," says Harry Kosins
of Kosins Clothes in Lathrup
Village. Whether it be business,
dress, or casual, you'll find pleats
completing the look. "The skinny,
tapered look is no longer here.
Tight is out and a very easy look is
here to stay," adds Kosins.
Many of MacKenzie's
traditional customers were
hesitant at first to try pleated
pants but, "now most realize they
are flattering and comfortable
and that's all they want," says
Rogin.
To further complement the look
are wider lapels. "Italian
designers like Armani and
Valentino are emphasizing an
even wider lapel this spring,"
says Ari Freed of Freed's in
Windsor. "It balances the fuller,
relaxed look."
A slightly wider tie naturally
follows and David Rogovin of
L'Uomo Vogue in Southfield
says, "Ties are a touch wider, 1/4",
but the neck remains the same,
allowing for a slightly smaller
knot."
Linen is playing an important
role this spring. Linen, and silk
and linen combinations are being
accepted by men for business.
"Men are becoming more
courageous than ever in their
dress," says Kosin. These fabrics
afford a man the opportunity to

Cream silk sports coat in single-
breasted two-button silhouette,
$195, by John Weitz.

extend his daytime clothing into
evening.
At R Grumet on the Boardwalk,
Bob Grumet says, "Detail is what
my store is about. I choose items
for my customers that can easily
be worn to business during the
day and look great at a casual
dinner at night." The sportcoat by
Mila Schon, sold exclusively at R
Grumet, is a polo look with an

Striped all-cotton dress shirt with
French cuffs and self-striped collar, by
Van Heusen.

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