THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By JOHN MEREDITH
This year the well-dressed Uni-
versity man is wearing pattern
sport shirts and striped dress shirts
with either tab or button-down
This can easily be confirmed by
a quick glance at the male two-
thirds of the campus. Nevertheless,
for those men who have been
watching only females, and those
women who have not looked at any
fellows, it is merely emphasized
that the man without a striped
shirt is definitely "out."
As for the stripes themselves,
the wider the better, up to a quar-
ter of an inch width.
The complete collection of dress
shirts should also include solid
colors, with blue oxford button-
downs being especially popular.
White shirt sales have been de-
creasing, although nothing can re-
place white for certain occasions.
The latest trend in sport shirts
is toward quiet patterns. Plaids,
stripes, madras and muted checks
are selling best.
The most popular single color is
blue, with red, maize, and grey
also enjoying good sales.
The tapered body shirt with a
button-down collar is still a stand-
ard model. Pull-overs are also an
acceptable body style.
Some merchants see the begin-.
ning of a trend toward lighter col-
ors. They feel that the light shades
will definitely be the style next
spring and fall.
If none of these styles please
you, there is no need for despair.
For example, loud shirts, in a wide
variety of hideous color combina-
tions, guaranteed to frighten even
the closest friends, are available
Also, beatniks can still conform
to nonconformity by wearing any
old, untucked, dirty, and poorly
The sloppily ironed shirt seems
to be quite "the thing" among
freshmen, too. However, this is
probably more an indication of
unfamiliarity with the intricacies
of the iron than a major style
Of course, the one shirt style
that never changes is back again
this year. This is the dirty shirt
worn in various dirty shirt contests
on campus. Still, contest chairmen
might consider finding : a dirty
striped shirt so that the victims
can be stylish as well as dirty.
However, University students have
found an easy way to remedy the
dirty shirt problem is to purchase
the popular wash and wear type
With time as scarce as it is for
most students, wash and wear
clothing has become a common
part of the clock-harried student's
One problem concerning this
relatively new product is that as
the article ages it often tends to
lose some of its wrinkle-free quali-
ties. This situation requires a slight
amount of ironing,. especially on
pockets, collars and sleeves,
Autumn Days at Island Park
History Reveals Shoe Development
By WILLIAM CUMMINGS
The proimacy of the male foot
has been noted by our merchant
friends, and they have most un-
graciously complicated our task by
proliferating the market with over
25,000 different footwear styles a
It seems that many aeons ago
man was content to use his own
calloused soles for contacting good
But with the growth of civiliza-
tion the more cultivated and pow-
erful individuals achieved a cer-
tain distance from earthly pas-
sions; to support their elevation
these vain individuals had shoes
Two subtle developments follow-
ed. The elite became insensitive
to the conditions of the roads of
The disuse of their natural soles
caused a genetic degeneration in
the state of the human species'
Consequently in some instances
the peasants were irritated and
saw fit to improvise.
Such was the case in Holland
and thus the development of sa-
But even these wood clompers
did not alleviate some of the other
products of arstocratic insensitiv-
ity; thus Dutch farmers used these
sabats as bludgeons in the revolts
that felled feudalism.
(From their destructive wielding the human race with great aban- For the collegiate student it is
of sabats is derived our word sab- don (of shoes, that is) flocked comfort: for the lighi school man
otage.) barefooted to the Riviera, Waikiki, it completes that virile athletic
Footwear Revolt Jones Beach, Miami, Atlantic City, -"outfit": and for the sophisticate.
Similarly in England we find a jMalibu. when called "top-siders" and pric-
revolt stimulated by footwear. Had the Puritans buried the ed at $16.95. it indicates the means
John Selders, a noble of the sev- shoe? Despite their many other to possess a yacht.
enteenth century English scene. In the sock business, a current
said: "Old friends are best. King dealer advertises: "These hand-
James used to call for his old s some men's socks come in colors
shoes." to match redheads, blondes, brun-
Cromwell and his Puritan cron- C ttes and others, twelve in all--
ies, recognizing that their status What's more they'll keep their
was threatened by the royal fai- trim shape and stand up.- A price
ily's pedestrian confidants, cleaved is mentioned later on to complete
off the head of James' successor the description (or perhaps seduc-
and took over the country. funeral accomplishments they were tion)
A faction of this revolt trans- unable to stop the inertia of the Socks also fit neatly into the
ferred to the New World. and in shoe. cycular historical theory. We see
order to insure that shoes would Material Shoe them advancin_ bedvond the Eliza-
bethan garter line to become ion-
not cause further social turmoil, The material shoe had been bur- underwear in the Puritan period,
instituted laws providing there ied but the values of status and and then gradually recede into tht
should be no unlawful combina- comfort it had created in raising Riviera.
tion "for enhancing the prices of man from the beasts remained in Revival
shoes or wages whereby people suf- the American character. In the past few years they have
fer." These values yearned for ex- experienced a leaping revival
y pression: the echo of tromping stretching up to 16 inches from
The sad effect was to relegate boots from WWII was the stimu- the heel. a trend that one adver-
shoes to a position of sterility in lus that prompted America to re- tiser insists will "sooner or later
social history. The mass produc- turn to her material motif. be essential for the Total Look."
tion of shoes robbed them of their Status seeking and casual com- It is virtually impossible to find
distinction, and the universaliza- fort were able to find their glori- a footwear ad that doesn't sell
tion of their use made all men in- ous expression in those 25,000 elegant comfortthe tall male
sensitive to the discomforts of wonderful styles mentioned pre- distinctive hand stitches or somk
nineteenth century highways. viously. other reverberation of comfort,
The lack of respect shown for The picture presented thus far status, and sex.
the shoe in this era is well illus- may seem overly speculative until An overview of fortwear d ve-
trated by Wyncken, Blyncken, and we turn to ads in the contemporary opment reveals sinifeat forces
Nod who did not feel the slightest American fashion literature. behind the foot frapping fads. The
qualms about throwing one of Madison Avenue revelation suggests a cycular pat-
theirs into a puddle of water. For example, how does Madison tern in the historical evolution of
The full cycle was turned when Avenue present the tennis shoe? the shoe.
THE BEAUTY OF ISLAND PARK in October is well known. The male model wears a new type of
fabric, cotton 'velour, in his turtle-neck pullover shirt. The girl wears ski parka and slacks which are
by now a campus classic.
Suits* for Autumn
Follow New Trend
PL MOUH J HESPYMUH HE
By JOHN KENNY
President John F. Kennedy join-
ed the ranks of critics of the na-
tion's youth physical fitness on his
recent Western tour.
One of the latest trends in male
fashions also points to the grow-
ing softness of American men.
This is the new phenomena of
patched, or padded elbows on
sweaters and jackets.
Yes, sneaky as it may be, the
small leather or suede patches
appearing frequently on the el-
bows of this nation's youth as-
serts the true condition of the
country's future fighters.
Demand for Comfort
These emblems-not merely cre-
ated at the whim of fashion ex-
perts-reflect the increasing de-
mand for comfort.
Elbows, one of the most worn
parts of the anatomy, must be pro-
tected from hard surfaces, youth
This fad has been created at
the demand of students who spend
hours with head in hands and
bruised elbows grinding into the
hard surfaces of the desks of the
nation's lecture halls and libraries.
That a desire for beauty or
stylishness created the demand for
patched clothing seems highly un-
likely. The patches are most often
contrasted in color and texture to
the rest of the garment.
The only other possibility for
the popularity of patches would
be an economical necessity on the
part of the nation's students.
This might be very true. How-
ever, since these patched jackets
are selling .new for anywhere
around $30-40, it seems highly un-
Therefore, the only logical rea-
son for this new fad is the com-
It can now only be hoped that
the nation's youth will call this
their stopping point.
Who knows, the next step might
be foam rubber fountain pens,
padded head rests attached to shirt
collars for more comfortable
slouching in lectures or cushioned
gloves for those arduous hours of
typing or holding telephone re-
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