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The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 5, 1991 - Pag 11,.

FASHION
Continued from page 7
lish itself as the most inviting
men's clothing store on campus. The
atmosphere is already comfortable,
and the employees are very adept at
dealing with students.
The sportswear stock is also im-
pressive. Marty's carries a fine se-
lection of Nautica jackets and
swimwear, in addition to probably
the best choice of cotton sweaters in
town.
Another aspect unique to the
store is its stock of formal wear.
Tuxedos are available for sale or
rental. Special rental rates may be
available for large groups, such as
fraternities planning a formal.
After visiting Marty's, look
both ways, and cross the street to
Carl Sterr, another quality haber-
dashery. In addition to carrying an
impressive array of suits, this is the
shop for the pastel-loving, label-
worshipping, terminal preppies (a
group to which this writer has been
accused of belonging).
In addition to an extensive stock
of Nautica jackets, the store carries a
wide variety of Polo clothing, in-
cluding dress shirts, sweatshirts,
and socks. The sock selection is espe-
cially impressive, with a wide vari-

ety of styles and colors. However,
quality doesn't come cheap: one pair
of Polo argyles runs $17.
Smart shoppers should keep a
close watch on Carl Sterr, because
its occasional sales are worth a spe-
cial trip. Nearly everything in the
store is marked down substantially,
bringing fashion into the more af-
fordable range.
Straying still further down
State, one can't miss Urban Outfit-
ters, which is located in the old
State Theater. This is the place for
the latest in the ultra-hip, cutting-
edge fashion for both men and
women. While the other stores
mentioned have a loyal clientele of
businessmen, Urban aims to attract
a much younger crowd.
While the Urban style is a little
too trendy for this writer, the store
does have a lot to offer. It has an ex-
cellent selection of Girbaud jeans, a
solid array of shoes, and far and
away the best music of any clothing
store in the tri-county area.
On the downside, most Urban
employees would not acknowledge
the presence of a customer who was

having a heart attack, let alone any-
one else. Apparently, common cour-
tesy is way uncool.
Turning down Liberty leads one
to the only major department store
within walking distance of campus,.
Jacobson's. Because of the size of
'It's tough to be all
things to all people.
The suit customers
are the backbone of
my business, but I'd
like to get more
students in here '
- Henry Schoch
Marty's owner
the store, Jacobson's can offer a
sampling of a variety of styles rang-
ing from the hip to the preppy.
If you only have time to stop at
one place, then Jacobson's is proba-
bly your best bet, but the store
tends to suffer from the jack-of-all-

trades, master-of-none syndrome. If
you know specifically what you are
looking for or have very specifics re-
fined tastes, then another store may
better accommodate you.
Also, Jacobson's sterile enivi-
ronment lacks the personality of the
other stores. Its employees are
friendly enough, but because of the
nature of the store, it has a mallish
atmosphere.
This is what separates the other
nshops from the stores at Briarwood
Their history give them an air'o"c
tradition which makes visiting them
worthwhile, even if you are otly
window-shopping. These stored are
also good places to take the parents
when they're in town. The folks
may be so won over by the charming
old man behind the counterthat
they won't realize they're paying
$20 for a pair of socks. But then
again maybe not.
Overall, men's fashion in Ann
Arbor is nice stuff, if you can afford
it. As in all of life, diversity is the
key, and the different stores in the
area should be able to accommodate
all but the most obscure tastes.

The grand daddy of Ann Arbor haberdasheries - Van Boven. The
employees alone make patronizing this establishment worthwhile.

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LIBRARY
Continued from page 5
although undergraduates can do
some basic research especially about
,Ann Arbor and children's literature
there, the library is not a research
one and is best equipped for high
school and grammar school chil-
dren.
The UGLi has a Term Paper As-

sistance Program, in which students
can make an appointment with a ref-
erence staff member, who can tell a
student how the research can be
most effectively approached, as
well as what sources to use and how
to use them.
The third floor has a children's
section, decorated with a huge, pale
blue doll house complete with a
rooftop greenhouse. On the other

side of the door is a small display
box of stones and fossils.
The fourth floor has meeting
rooms. It is also where the Ann Ar-
bor Board of Education meets. In the
basement is The Book Store, where
.donated books are sold.
The Ann Arbor Public Library's
main branch is located at 343 S.
Fifth Avenue. For more informa-
tion, call 994-2333.

* one-on-one computer training (IBM, MacIntosh word processing)?
* term paper assistance (how to research and put together a first-rate paper)?
* training in finding the information you need?

At The Undergraduate Library!

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