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September 05, 1987 - Image 107

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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Men probably have more op-
tions for completely different
looks when purchasing a top-
coat this season. Retailers are
showing dressy chesterfields
and Zippered balmacaans
(loose, single breasted over-
coats with raglan sleeves). The
classic tan shearing coat is be-
ing shown over a sport coat or
suit for city wear and Fer-
ragamo's new knee length tan
shearing shown as a topcoat.
L'Uomo Vogue, for instance,
shows a black, ankle length
gabardine duster by Christian
Kent with buttoned back vent
and subtle oversizd shoulders.
Wool solids and herringbones,
shetlands, cashmeres, and even
velours are part of this season's
"I expect to sell more over-
coats and topcoats this season,"
explains Kosins. "Men are
beginning to bypass the tradi-
tional raincoat worn regardless
of season. Now they can opt for
the oversize coat, one that has
a big easy look, or for a more
fitted garment." Kosins states
that black is the first choice
color for coats this season, and
camel the second choice color.
John Kent and Osmun stores
also plan on selling more top-
coats says Lori Lapides,
spokesperson for the stores
located throughout the tri-
county area. 'We're seeing
more people leaning toward the
more traditional style of clothing
and the use of natural fabrics.
They seem to be concentrating
on developing a basic wardrobe
and building on that rather than
buying something that's in this
year and out the next. Cash-
mere and wool and wool
blends are the more popular
choices for this season."
The traditional raincoat re-
mains prevalent with the English
Burberry influence setting the
pace. The yellow raincoat,
however, is gathering some
fashion interest, especially


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