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Fashion Writers Alter Style
"Purchase from Puichase"
Not only are the styles of fashion
always changing. 9o also are the hakin
styles of writing about fashions high.
A collection of advice about whatev
fashions, written a century ago, Care
would read something like the accord
folloying: the en
1858 Fashion--Why Change? sion. A
Because change is one of na- her be
ture's laws, fashion must change. neithei
If there was no change, there the w
would be no motion; and without moder
motion there would be no life. selecte
Change is ever going forward in
natui'e. Today it is spring, and all Twen
nature is waking to' new life. A became
few weeks hence, and every tree remain
and shrub will be clothed in a
garb of green, sprinkled with blos- Cloti
sors. Later, the green of green of what y
various shales will merge into the wear t
autumn tints; and later still, na- simplif
ture will doff her garb entirely, the pr
only to clothe herself in the com- discuss
ing years again with various fairlyL
changes, according to the seasons. the "st
So mankind instinctively changes Desp
in style of costume, oftentimes for ity, me
the better, and sometimes, it must subtle,
be admitted, for the worse. But the ow
the change ever goes forward, ality.7
fashion repeating itself within the man's
century, often within a generation, freedon
almost as certainly as the seasons
do, within the year.C
There is no use, therefore, in 1. Cla
issuing a flat against changes of or sing
fashion. Best judgement is shown in grey
in accepting of the inevitable and Black
adapting ourselves to the circum- ness 1
stances. more s
Mints to Gentlemen should
It is best taste to conform to unbutt
fashion, avoiding extremes. er but
While it is well to guard against button
the adoption of a decidedly unwise Sing
fashion, it'is well also to avoid an pletely
oddity in dress, with w
Well dressed gentlemen wear Plai
dark clothing cut and made to shoes,:
measure. Watch-chain, one ring, gloves,
shirt-stud, and sleeve buttons are 2.
all the jewelry allowable for the unmatc
Other colors than black will be are bes
appropriate in their season and
for various kinds of employment. Late
Hints to Ladies so spec
Best taste will dictate an ob- large a
servance of fashion, avoiding ex- costum
Dress the hair so that it will White
exhibit variety and relief, without shorts,
g the forehead look too
ress should fit the form,
ver it is.
should be taken to dress
ing to the age, the season,
miployment, and the occa-
qs a rule, a Woman appears
est when her dress is in
r extreme of fashion, with
hole costume relieved, by aj
ate amount of carefully
* * *
ty years ago, fashion advice
e much more specific, while.
ing quite conservative.
How To Dress-1938
hes are, broadly defined,
ou wear. Styles are how you
hem. This is perhaps over-
ication, but it will do for
esent argument. This brief
ion is supposed to be a
uncomplicated treatment of
ite a widespread uniform-
en's clotes are a remarkably
and accurate expression of
ner's outlook and person-
The basic contents of the
wardrobe are limited, but a
m of choice remains.
lothing for College Men
sses. Either double-breasted
le-breasted with waistcoats,
, brown, or black-and-white.
suits are now worn in Busi-
Administration classes by.
erious students. Waistcoats
be worn with lower button
oned unless there is no low-
ton, in which case lower
swordfisherman's cap with a long
For yachts over fifty feet: Grey
flannel coat, white flannel trous-
ers, pale blue broadcloth shirts,
light cotton neckties, sponge rub-
ber soled shoes, cotton socks, Pan-
ama straw hats.
So it appears that not only are
styles changing, becoming more
intricate and personalized; but.the
written descriptions and instruc-'
tions are becoming more intricate
and particular. No longer will a
few . terse comments suffice. The
curious person can find out, to
the last stitch, what he should be
Is this good? Who can tell. But
it is here, so we shall carry on,
And now, to help students join
the ever-growing number of in-
formed clothes-wearers, here are
exact and specific instructions
about just what to wear during
three crucial moments: eating at
the Union, attending an SGC
meeting, and going on a Panty
Eating at Union (Downstairs)
Wear clothes you can afford to
soil. Men: purple shirts so nothing
you spill will show. Large bibs
which tie in back. Name-tag with
local address, blood type, and any
known food allergies plainly listed.
Women: Green dresses so every-
thing you skill will match. Large
lockets full of soda-mint. Name-
tags, and disposable plastic bags
Attending SGC Meetings
Men: White shirts, coats, and
trousers. Large red heart painted.
on left shirt pocket. Briefcase full
of New York Times, alarm clock,
cheese sandwich, and pillows.
Women: Black dresses with
white heart painted where it be-
longs. Large purse full of hatpins,
orange rind, and pillows.
Men: Black suits and shirts.
Absolutely no identification. Spiked
shoes for climbing walls. Rope
coiled around waist for getting out
of upper floor windows quick. Bag
In future years, description arti?
cles will doubtless grow still more
detailed. This is the way it goes.
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RETURN TO THE TWENTIES--For forty years hemlines have been changing radically each year.
In 1958 the skirts have risen to where they were in Mother's era.
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le-breasted coats are
n shirts are best. Also
plain pants; plain ties,
and plain hats.
What to avoid. Belted coats,
ched socks, unmatched
suede shoes, and bow ties
st not worn.
* * *
Ly, fashion advice has been
cific, that you can tell how
a fellow's yacht is by his
yachts under fifty -feet:
broadcloth shirts, khaki
wool socks, sneakers,
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