'THE MICHIGAN DAIIV
22, 1960 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Repp Ties Make Comeback;
Paisleys, Foulards Leaving
Rainwear Necessary for Ann Arbor Weather
By GEORGE LEVIN
Very little new will be shown
this spring in ties or belts.
Repps will make a comeback
with brighter colors and wider
stripes. Paisleys and foulards,
though pushed somewhat into the
background, will still be popular.
They will have lighter back-
Hemp 4nd cloth belts will domi-
nate. Madras will be a popular
pattern in both ties and belts.
As usual in spring, silks will be
the most popular fabrics. Silk
shantung in repps should be the
most popular. With dark subtle
colors, shantung gives an irrides-
cent effect. This goes well with
any suit or sport jacket. Dark ol-
ive green should be the most popu-1
lar color in this tie. Shantung
will also be used in the bolder
reppe. Gold will be the dominant
color here. These stripes will be
Will Use Shantung
Paisley and foulards will also
be used on shantung. They too,
will be lighter. Gold, Olive and
J tan will be used for the back-
ground. Paisleys will be also avail-
able on imported, hand-blocked,
Horizontal stripes on India Silk
will be popular for chord suits.
They will be in bright colors.
Cotton will be another fabric
used in spring ties. Madras in any
color will come in cotton. Also
Swiss Poplin in repps will be a
popular tie. They will come in bold
repps with gold again the domin-
In the tie line also are chokers
or ascots. They were originally
adopted from England as skiing
scarfs and have carried through
to spring. They can be worn ei-
ther under sport or dress shirts.
They come in Foulards and solid
Hemp will dominate the belt
scene. They come in tan, olive,
green, brown, black and white.
Some are braided and elasticized.
The cloth belt will again be popu-
lar. They are cotton cloth on lea-
ther or webbing. The cloth come
in Madras, stripes and paisleys.
Some belts come with novelty
buckles. For beach parties, a bot-
tle opener buckle is available. j
Half Sleeve Dress Shirts
Although the poplin raglin
sleeve style raincoat has been seen
on the University campus for sev-
eral seasons now, it is just be-
coming popular elsewhere.
The excessive amount of rain
during the spring and fall prob-
ably accounts for its popularity
and the necessity of having one.
In spite of the short-lived pop-
ularity of double-breasted English
styles, by far the great majority
of men at the University still
choose the approvimately knee-'
length, single breasted raincoat.
Poplin is still the most popular
style, with the natural tan shade
being the popular color, as it has
been in the past.
Trench Coat Out
The belted trench coat has left
the scene this year, but the re-
maining styles still bear resemb-
lance to this basic type-with no
belt. Most are modeled on some
In contrast to the naturals and
plain colors of most raincoats,
there is a reversable lining of
muted glen plaid on the other side.
However, it appears that on this
campus, no one has ever dared to
switch his rain coat in-side-out.
RainJackets, New Style
A new style is becoming an av-
alanche of popularity on the cam-
pus. It's the rainjacket. It comes
in two styles. The belt length
variety that has a buttonable col-
lar to keep the wind and rain out.
This is the most popular one.
The other style, which is the
most recent one to appear, is
slightly longer. This rainjacket
comes down over the hips and has
a sleeker appearance.
Tan, Olive Fashionable
Shades of tan and olive are
most fashionable this season.
Olive has its advantages because
it doesn't show the dirt as quickly
as the more popular tan. How-
ever, tan is the most widely worn
because many students like to
have a "casual" not-too-dressed
For added protection as well as
distinction, the traditional black
umbrella is a "must" this spring.
In nylon, rayon, or a mixture of
the two, the umbrella is the final
touch for a complete rainwear
The versatility of the raincoat
makes it a necessity in Ann Arbor.
The raincoat adequately serves as
an overcoat when spending an
evening with the Boston Pops at
Hill Auditorium or when watch-
ing the Michigras parade pass by.
Does an invitation marked semi-
formal or formal leave you stand-
lng in indecision before your
A few rules regarding the differ-
ence between "black ;tie" and
"white tie" affairs will give you
the assurance that is a natural ac-
companiment of good grooming.
Semi-formal wear usually de-
notes informal functions after 6
p.m. This includes weddings, din-
ners, dances or parties that specify
Jackets Favor Blue
Choose the single-breasted,
shawl collar jacket. Midnight blue
is favorite with most well turned.
out men today. Tuxedo trousers
should match the jacket, with the
stripe down the side matching the
Instead of a waistcoat, a cum-
merbund is often worn to add
smartness to a single-breasted tux-
edo. Wear a color to match the
tie, although fancy cummerbunds
are also proper.
The semi-formal shirt has a
soft pleated bosom, with an at-
tached collar for greater comfort.
With it wear a black or midnight
blue bow necktie in the longer,
Hats of Homburg
Accessories call for black ribbed
or plain hose,-black-patent or calf
oxford shoes and white or gray
mocha gloves. The hat is black,
dark gray or midnight blue, in
homburg or snap brim style.
To complete this semi-formal
attire in fine style, choose an outer
coat of plain blue, black or dark
Banquets, the opera, cotillions
and other events specifying white
tie call for strictly formal wear.
The jacket choice is a tail coat
of midnight blue or black, while
the waistcoat is of white pique and
can be either single or double-
Trousers match the jacket, with
braid to match jacket lapels.
Showing beneath are black-ribbed
or plain hose and shoes of black
patent leather or pump style.
Pique for Tie, Shirt
Wear a white pique bow tie on
a pique-bosomed shirt. Wing col-
lar and French cuffs are "musts"
on the formal shirt.
Accessories include white muf-
fier, boutonniere and white hand-
kerchief. Pearl studs and cuff links
are the jewelry worn, while the key
chain is optional.
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