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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Matching

Vests

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By PHILIP SUTIN

Fashion

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A strong comeback of ,vests,
highlights this year's trends in
men's suits, local clothiers agree.
The vest, usually of the same
color and material as the suit, has
been returning to the fashion
scene during the last year after a
twenty-year absence.
"The use of the vest was discon-
tinued in World War II as a war
measure to alleviate a material
shortage. So men became accus-
tomed to the comfort and lack
of constriction of vestless suits,"
a local clothier explained.
He also cited the British influ-
ence of sweater-vest for the de-
mise of the vest.
Its return was described by an-
other salesman as a cyclical thing
which has caught on with stu-
dents.
Vigorous Interest
A "vigorous interest" in vested
suits had been noted in local
stores. One reported that these
suits accounted for about 25 per
cent of its suit sales.
Prices on vested suits are rough-
ly the same as those of other suits
because the stores are absorbing
the additional cost of the vest.
Dark blue is seen as the major
color this season. It will usually
be combined with black, another
shade of blue,orcharcoal gray.
Some salesmen think that the
new emphasis on dark navy blue
will make little dent in students'
suit color preferences. The olive
shades, especially the darker ones,

browns, and greys are still popu-
lar with University students.
Suit styling will remain un-
hcanged this year. "Students are
conservative in their selection of
suits," one clothier explained.
The natural shoulder, three but-
ton suit is still standard. The
lapels may be taped a bit this year.
Suit pants style is also stable.
The plain, pleatless waist is still
the fashion for the student.
Suits will look "dressier" this
year. A preference for all wood,
hard-finished suits accounts for
this look."
Combinations of wool with syn-

thetic fibers, especially with or-
Ion, are on the decline. Local stores
noted a decided lack of interest in
this type of fabric.
Corduroy suits are also dimin-
ishing in popularity, although
local stores differ as to the extent
of the change. One store noted
that these suits were selling well,
but several others said they are
dropping off.
Solid colors are competing with
herringbones and plaids. A trend
in solids is to have blended colors
woven together without a specific
pattern.

Clothiers Acknowledge

Evening Wear Trends

CONSERVATIVE STYLING-Vested suits, conservatively styled, are still the favorite on campus.
Often the vests are only barely noticeable as in the suit above. Hats too are experiencing something
of a renaissance. Out of style since after the second world war, they are now sometimes seen on
campus.

Tuxedos ana dark suits continue
to set the standards in men's
evening year.
The shawl collar tux still leads
the notch collar type in popular-
ity. The type with braided lapels
is not popular in college circles
due mainly to price.
Tuxedo fabrics are getting light-
er. Wheras the tux material for-
merly weighed 16 ounces it has
now been reduced to 9 ounces.
Black, charcoal and dark navy
blue are all acceptable in suits.
Olives and browns are definitely
out. In cost they run between $70-
$150.
Vests are very popular during
the day and with uits at night.
Solids and the foul rd pattern are

in style this year. If a vest is worn
with a dark suit it must be match-
ing: otherwise it appears that you
are trying to make the suit into a
tux.
Solids and the foulard pattern
are also setting the pace in cum-
berbunds. Checks and large pat-
terns are losing favor this year.
With matching tie thrown in they
cost about $10.
Stiffbosom shirts are out this
year with pleated shirts replacing
them in popularity. These have
French cuffs, no button down col-
lar and no tabs. They run any-
where from $8.50-$25.00 in price.
If this is too expensive a regular
white shirt can be worn with a
dark suit.

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Simple

Accessories

All SWEATER PAKS
and YARNS
Nationally Advertised
in Leading Magazines
Beautiful New Color Combinations
in all Weights of Yarns
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row in Popularity

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By GERALD STORCH

Men's accessories seem to be off
the cuff this year.
Most white shirts nowadays are
manufactured w i t h buttoned1

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cuffs, a store clerk explained. Cuff
links are usually worn mainly
with padded shoulder suits and in
strictly formal wear.
Men buying natural shoulder,
conservative suits and sport coats
coats and switching to the but-
toned cuffs.
However, tie clip sales are not
dropping off, the clerk continued.
Most of the purchases are of the
plain, unornamented clips, to go
with the conservative, subdued
sport coats and unflashy ties.
In contrast, men attired in the
padded shoulder, more debonair
suits sometimes appear with a
gaudy tie clip, with a monogram
or ornament such as a goldfish
sculpture stuck on the end. The
more restrained tie clips usually
never go beyond a single color
check o'r stripe etched in the
metal.
One new item in accessories
which is selling very well, the
clerk commented, is a tie pin
which pierces through the tie and
the shirt and is anchored firmly
behind the shirt.

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