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March 29, 1962 - Image 14

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Now that warm Ann Arbor
weather is finally upon us, and
heavy winter coats have for the
most part been relegated to the
mothballs, campus strollers may
become increasingly aware of the
latest concoction of the Madison
Avenue brainstorming sessions:
the Classical Sweatshirt.
The general appearance of the
Classical Sweatshirt is such that
it would "put even the chemise to
shame in such matters as ungain-
liness and overall bagginess. Nor
would it win any prizes for being
brightly colored, as it comes only
in an unsightly dingy gray color.
But this is easily forgiven; for
emblazoned boldly upon the front
of the Classical Sweatshirt is a
rather-larger-than - life - size por-
trait of (choose one): Schroeder's
beloved Beethoven, Bach or

Brahms, depending upon the buy-
er's preference (no, Fabian is not
available). Obviously, this fact
alone is sufficient to elevate these
sweatshirts a cut above the aver-
age among the rest of the cur-
rently available crop (including
Theta Mu Delta sweatshirts).
Frustrated Student
The logically - minded student
would become frustrated at trying
to explain the popularity of such
an item of apparel as a Beethoven
sweatshirt. To be sure, one could
try to secure for himself a better
grade in Music Lit, by sporting a
Beethoven (Bach or Brahms)
sweatshirt before the instructor.
It is advised, however, that one
avoid reading a copy of Mad Mag-
azine (or The Daily) while wear-
ing his Beethoven sweatshirt, as
this might give said instructor an
entirely different impression -
In similar manner, one might
choose to impress his (or her)
friends with a Classical Sweat-
shirt; this -works out best when
among other devotees of the com-
poser in question, however. Which
brings up one major disadvantage
inherent in the wearing of the
Classical Sweatshirt: when worn
before friends who do not share
one's interest in classical music,
the sweatshirt may unfortunately
become an object of ridicule,
rather than the respect which it
so richly deserves(?).
A logical person, therefore, is
forced to come to the conclusion
that the wearing of a Classical
Sweatshirt is not the outcome of
an intelligent process of cause-
and-effect reasoning. Rather, it is
the result of adhering to conform-
ity and striving for status through

the use of symblism. And since
most students would probably be
inclined to agree that the Classi-
cal Sweatshirt is among the best
available examples of the sweat-
shirt designers' art, status seeking
by the use of such a sweatshirt
becomes a pleasure.
Available to Bourgeosie
Only two local merchants have
made Classical Sweatshirts (with
Beethoven, Bach, or Brahms)
available to the bourgeosie thds
far, at ' a relatively exorbitant
price considering that washing
such sweatshirts in the usual man-
ner is apt to cause poor Beethoven
to disappear with the soapsuds.
However, this exclusivity of
availability is what makes for a
more limited clientele. According
to one merchant, the most popu-
lar of the three composers in
sweatshirt form is Beethoven, with
Brahms second and Bach a poor
third. Such success has apparently
impressed the manufacturer of
these sweatshirts for it is rumored
that a Mozart sweatshirt is forth-
coming, presumably for the same
But why stop there? Loyalty
begins at home Just as much as
does charity; so it is to be hoped
that someday soon we may see in
the Ann Arbor stores a Harlan
Hatcher sweatshirt. And once this
aim has been reached, Madison
Avenue can make available to the
general public the highest goal
which could possibly be attained:
a God sweatshirt. There is little
reason why these ideas could not
be received by the public with as
much illogical-but-fun enthusiasm
as that with which they have re-
ceived the Classical Sweatshirt.

Berm udas Still Reign
As Most Durable Fad


The popularity of bermudas
shorts came in strong about seven
years ago and ever since, the knee-
length pants have been favorites
of brave souls who don't mind the
cold or showing off their ugly




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Several years after the women
picked up the bermuda fad, the
men followed suit. Literally, that
is, for soon bermuda suits became
a topic of discussion and in some
cases, progressivebthinkers ac-
tually wore them, but not without
The bermuda controversy cen-
tered around the acceptability of
this attire for office wear. How-
ever bermudas were immediately
approved for wear by the subur-
ban, bar-b-que set, and have re-'
mained popular.
New Standard
High school and college stu-
dents attempted to set new stan-
dards by wearing bermuda short
tuxedos to summer formals and
proms. Most administrations, how-
ever, squelched the fad.
Due to hairy knees, bowed legs
and other unpleasant features of
men's lower limbs, bermudas no
longer seem as popular with the
males as they once were. However,
beach and picnic wear continue to
be bermudas.
Jamaica Shorts
Jamaica shorts are an abbre-
viated version of bermudas, rbout
eight inches shorter than their
Both jamaicas and bermudas
come in a wide variety of colors,
materials and patterns. The all-
time winter favorites for women
are bright wool plaid and tweed
Summer favorites for both men
and women are madras plaid ber-
mudas. Coming in a range of sub-
dued plaids, the finely woven,
bleeding material, imported from
India, has enjoyed wide popularity
in the past few years.
White Duck
White duck bermudas for sum-
mer wear are another perennial
favorite. They serve as excellent
sports wear, worn with striped
jerseys and other bright tops.
Servicibility and comfort are
synonomous with bermudas, excel-
lent for lounging and for studying
wear, bermudas are favorites in
the dorm.
Spring and summer sporting and
spectating activities are good op-
portunities to wear bermuda and
jamaica shorts. Tennis, volley-ball,
archery, and bowling head the
list of sports needing comfortable
clothes. Baseball spectators fir#
bermudas a useful garb for their



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