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THE MICHIGAN DAILY ________________

League Dominates Men's Styling

New Material

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nvades Male

Sport Coats Drop Madras
In Switch to 'Batik' 'Kalam

Trend
Kari'

especially in bermudas, but it may
give way to Batik in the coming
season. An infinitely confusing,
but very subtle effect is given by
superimposing the Batik pattern
on a Madras plaid.
Light fabrics highlight the'
sport shirt picture this season. The
trend favors dacron, light'cottons,
hopsacking and cotton knits.
Three-button-down shirts styles
with short sleeves somewhat pre-
ferred to, long, still remain popu-
lar, salesmen note.
In colors; the olive shades may
somewhat overshadow the former
preference for charcoal giry in
suits, though blues, in all shades,
will become increasingly impor-

tant. Green and the neutral tones
remain good, if not overly popu-
lar, standbys. Black-based colors,
blue-black and brown-black not-
ably, also remain in view.
Shopping for clothes in Ann Ar-
bor should present few problems
to the male collegian who seeks
style. Prices are reasonable, stocks
are well-rounded, and salesmen
are genuinely helpful. They are
always friendly and always cap-
able of rendering advice to the
confused young man who wonders
what "they" are wearing.
Certainly men's fashions present
relatively minor problems com-
pared to the monthly changes in
female attire.

Accessories
By DAN HALES
This spring's hatbands, ties and
belts have sprouted Batik.
Batik may be found wrappedl
around straw brims, basking be-!
tween the lapels of solid-color,
sport coats or running in and out!
of belt loops. It's as confused as
paisley and as subtle as Madras
but newer than either one.
Hats without it run to one of
two extremes. They are wildly
sporty (i.e. Tyrolean straw with
rope bands and brash brushes),
or calm and distinguished (in
light-weight, subdued felts). Wo-
ven coconut palm hats have a bid
in for popularity,,too, as an alter-
nate to the familiar natural crush,
straw. Both have a bent for Batik."
Variety in Ties

By MICHAEL HARRAH
Sport coats are fast developing
into the chameleon of the men's
fashion world.
They can be depended on to
change from one season to' the
next.
This time around it's "Batik,"
replacing the four-year champion,
Madras.

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A wide variety of ties are avail-
able for summer wear. Linen in
natural, blue, olive or soft brown
still makes an excellent basic tie
for a gentlemanly summer ward-
robe.
Ties are getting wider again
(two and three-fourths inches, to
be exact!) as opposed to last sum-
mer's narrow design. The hori-
zontally striped, square-ended tie
is still quite in style in raw India'
silk.
Ascots Popular
-Ascots in plain colors, Madras
and foulard prints are growing in
popularity and 'are considered to
be the height of style. (Shirt col-
lars, too, show a .peek of Batik.)
Batik seems also to be overtak-
ing Madras in casual belts. Though
the natural hop sack-backed belts
with pig-skin liners are still a.
wardrobe standard, along with the
all-leather ones.
Men's accessories for Spring
show a liberal sprinkling of brand
new Batik, but Madras and the
soft, plain blues, -browns or natur-
al shades are always a safe, con-
servative choice.

-Daily-Henry Yee
RIGHT IN STYLE-These two students sport the newest in
Spring wear. On the left, a Batik tie and walnut-handled um-
brella complement a lightly-striped seersucker suit. On the right,
an olive and gold Batik sport coat with shantung tie provide a
a perfect April touch.
AMERICANS ABROAD.
Style Marks -thMan
In EuropeanTravel,

By WILFRED ROY
and BEATRICE TEODORO
For those who have just, re-
turned from Fort Lauderdale, a
gentle reminder that it's time to

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Paraplule Makes Big Splash on Campus

ments in lighter and brighter
hues.
A plethora of downpours doesn't
exactly bother local clothing mer-
chants because most of these um-
brellas are bought on rainy days.

When new students arrive at
the University in the fall it is not
uncommon for stores to sell a
total of 50 or 60 umbrellas at the
first tangible hints of precipita-
tion, and then not sell anymore.
until it rains again. +

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only about three years, a local
store manager said. Before that
the campus crew had worn the
usual wet-weather attire of rain-
coats.
However, getting tired of being
continually drenched in the year-
round monsoon season, the student
consumers turned to buying um-
brella.
More Effective
As more and more students
sensed that umbrellas were ap-
parently more effective than rain-
coats, the trend spread. Most in-
dications are that this is a trend
niostly restricted to the University
area, as most other campuses have

. As the price goes up the handle
becomes fancier, the shaft and
tip are steel for greater durability,
the operation which unfolds the
umbrella becomes push-button and
the top is made of stronger,
longer-lasting nylon.
Almost all of boys' umbrellas
are black because this color seems
to be more masculine-looking and
will also match with any sport
Jacket or overcoat. The girls,
whose percentage of umbrella
ownership is much smaller, us-
ually buy their anti-rain instru-

begin selecting the wardrobe fori
their trip to Europe this summer.I
Essential for the men are
wrinkle-resistant, synthetic fabric
suits and wash-and-wear shirts.,
Dry cleaning is more expensive
and often slower, (no "five hour"
service) on the Continent. Euro-
pean establishments tend toI
stretch sleeves and pants cuffs. +
Loose slacks. and jackets can
easily mark an American abroad.1
The tighter European style has'
a closely fitted jacket with a slight
waistline and very slender, pegged,
cuffless . slacks. Colors are gen-
erally darker and more formal.'
Blue cord, coupled with an Ivy'
League shirt, will brand an Ameri-;
can, immediately.
Fortunately for the women,
European feminine styles are not.
drastically different. Girls should
also take suits, preferably with
full skirts, as steps onto a contin-
ental train are at least two, feet
off the ground.
. Blouses should be made of easy
to wash synthetic that need no
ironing. The classic and versatile
shirtwaist is invaluable in the
same fabrics.
For all travelers, a lightweight;
raincoat, preferably one that could
double as a dress coat, is a neces-
sity. The waterproof chesterfield
coat for women that now comes in
black and dark tapestry patterns
would be a good choice, or a rain-
coat with a zip-out lining which
will equip the traveler for all
climates, as the lightweight pile
linings, are remarkably warm and
protective. '
Sport clothes, slacks and ber-
mudas for women are definitely
in resort cities. Tennis shoes and
wool socks also do not fit into the
more formal European pattern.
For night life, a dark suit, white
shirt and dark tie will suffice for
the men. Girls should bring a basic
style, preferably dark, that can
be dressed up or down, in a crush-
proof fabric that is easily packed
and yet dressy.

Batik Available
Madras is a cotton base material,
cut in ivy league style, and decor-
ated mostly with checks and plaids.
Batik goes further than that, how-
ever. It is available in various and
sundry patterns and other inde-
cribable designs, and reputedly
is not as prone to "run."
A further step on the Madras-
Batik trend is "kalam kari," a
combination of the two: Batik
over Madras, allowing its patterns
to move toward more intricate and
geometric designs, in varying
combinations of colors.
Yet, in spite of new weaves and
materials, the old standby con-
tinues to be wool or a wool base
material. Nothing drapes or wears
like wool, and the wool combina-
tion weaves can be worn from the
cool, early spring into the very
late fall without becoming uncom-
fortable.
Resurgence of Seersucker
The age of the true cotton sport
coat is gone, on the other hand,
with the possible exception of" a
minor resurgence of seersucker. It
is being revived as a variable coat
in warmer weather in the tradi-
tional striped designs.
Blue, olive and gold, all in their
darker shades, continue to be the
popular colors. The trend now
takes us away from the pale blues
and pure whites of bygone sum-
mers, and into darker,' but still
lightweight coats.
Perhaps the staying power of
the three colors is derived partly
from their versatility. Blue can
be worn with a great many other
shades and colors .and so can gold
and its sister color olive to a some-
what lesser degree.
Feminine Color
The much-ballyhooed grape
shades of last autumn have been
turned back to the women. They
didn't move too well because they
were reminiscent of purple-essen-
tially a feminine color. Burgundy,
or some of the deeper reds, remain
however, and perhaps they will
gain in popularity.
One popular number of previous
springs is conspicuous by ,its- ab-
sence this season. The corduroy
jacket has virtually vanished, or
at least temporarily, and the de-
mand for it seems small.
Madras, too, seems to be going
the way of the cord, only not quite
so abruptly. The market has ben
oversaturated with that material
in recent years however, ald since
only a few 'basic combinations
were available in that line, the de-
mand has reached its peak.
Cut Remains Same -
Even though some of the mater-
ials are gone, liowever, the cut re-
mains the same. The standard ivy
league cut is still very much in
style and likely to remain so.
The medium high gorge and the
soft high roll that characterize the
ivy style continue to be popular
along with the abrupt cut and line
that give the coat the appearance
of being somewhat shorter than it
actually is.;
There is nothing much on the
horizons for two button sport
jackets, the rage some ten years
back when they were cut low to
the waist. There will be some two-
buttoners available in the ivy line,
mostly a reaction to the continent-
al cut, which resulted mostly in a
flop. Because of that the two but-
ton resurgence should be only
temporary.
All in all, however, the most
popular single coat continues to be
the dark blue blazer, cut short.
With or without emblem it is still
a campus favorite.

Wedding Rings of Distinction
Before you choose
come in and see the...
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-Daily-James Warneka
DRY SUBJECT-Only recently did University students begin
roofing the Michigan Stadium with a dismal black multitude of
umbrellas, punctuated with the few plaid umbrellas sported by
fashionable co-eds, when soggy Saturdays made the gridiron
muddy.

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D. PRUDENCE RING
Groom's ting $45.00 Bride's Ring $39.50
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garment, besides being
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is ideal for those
dress-up occasions, or
campus wear. Coming
complete with Semi-
Raglan sleeves, Bal
collar, and light-weight
lining, we offer it at
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