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March 09, 1934 - Image 11

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den cs Suits

Veering From Bond Salesman


Advance Notices
Stress Com for tl
And Good Sense
Chalk-Stripes, Shetlands,
Tweeds, Gabardines Are
All Clothes Sporty
Fashion Arbiters For Men
I!xpect Little Rigidity In
Styles Of Dress
It seems that the Wall Street type
of student is gone for good, for again
this year the spring suit styles for
men stress the angle of nonchalance
and . comfort rather than sleekness
and perfection as was done a few
years ago.
At that time it was often heard
said that one could not tell a stu-
dent going to classes from a young
bond salesman on his way to the
scene of the day's work. Both were
dressed quietly, severely, and, accord-
ing to the concensus of opinion, un-
comfortably. The big trouble was that
when men got dressed in those days,
they were dressed for stiff talk, stiff
positions, and a stiff appearance.
Color Is Coming
But, in harmony with others, we
say, thankfully, all that is behind us
and men are dressing more sensibly
each year, from the angle of com-
fort, and more colorfully from all
Take, for example, suits that are
being stocked by clothiers this spring
on the advice of leading authorities
from the centers where styles are
made. Shetland sports suits, tweed
sports suits, gabardine sports suits,
and double-breasted chalk-striped
flannels -that's the list of suitings
for the coming season that are being
most prominently mentioned. At first
glance it doesn't appear to include
much of a. choice, but the variation
that are possible with these materials
are legion. t
Black And White Shetland
First, take the perennially popular
black and white diagonal, in shetland,'
a native of the British Isles that has
became a favorite internationally. As
Apparel Arts puts it, if you can spend
your week-ends in the country and
you like to wear comfortable clothes,
it seems like too much to go back
to work Monday morning and dis-
card your pet garb at the same time.
And so the suit and its accoutre-
ments come to town Monday morn-
Of course, there aren't many of us
,who week-end in the country while
we are in school, although Ann Arbor
might come under that classification.
However, the same rules that apply to
the commuter apply to the student
all the more. He wants comfort all
the time and he can achieve it
through dressing with the styles. It's
slightly difficult to get in a com-
fortable position, feet up and head
back, in early classes or those that
always seem long unless your clothes
encourage it.
Sweaters Arm Popular
With the above-mentioned suit, the
black and white diagonal shetland,
a good idea for accessories is a navy
blue sweater, short and sleeveless;
striped shirt and tie; brown buck
shoes. Try it yourself and see how
at ease you are, even though your
head falls on the shoulder of the girl
next to you in lecture.
Then there is the checked tweed
sports suit, which is found wherever
one finds sporting men. One is a
blue and grey tweed with a bold pat-
tern and is the type of clothing that

just can't be dissociated frorm any-
thing smacking of the young men
who go in for sport dress. It isn't
at all limited either, for the parts
of the suit can be worn as odd jacket,
odd slacks, or with a sweater or Tat-
tersal weskit. Heavy brogue shoes,
navy blue pullover, oxford or flan-
nel shirt complete the picture. Every-
thing that follows the masculine
trend toward roughness fits into this
sketch: tweed hats, heavy sweaters,

That Debonair Drape
This suit illustrates the drape ef-
fe t that is the predominant note in
the clothes for men this year.
hard leather and string gloves,
knitted ties, tweed topcoats -in fact
anything that combines with loose
dch pey clothing.
(abardine Is Prominent
Gagardine continues to be one of
the most popular and fashionable
suitings for town and country or
what have you.
Originally, it was restricted, ac-
cGi ding to the authorities, to sum-
nmer wear, butt for undergraduates
who want comfort all the year 'round
it has become correct at any time
and, as has been evidenced by its
great popularity here this past winter,
it is in.
Spring finds it more outstanding
than ever, after having been worn by
sportsmen for years. It holds a well-
deserved place in warm-weather fab-
rics. Coming in various shades, as it
does, you can suit yourself in this
material and there walks not a man
who will not look well in some shade
of gabardine. The cut of these suits
is, naturally, a big factor, but they
are nearly all coming now in the de-
signs that seem to fit in with the
general theme of the material - sport
and ease and comfort in warm
Chalk stripe suits, a fashion that
has been steadily gaining popularity
in this country ever since the Prince
of Wales brought it over, needs no
boosting to bring it to the fore. It
occupies one of the most prominent
places in what young men will wear
to be in the swing of things this
spring. It is always an outstanding
suit in various shades of grey, in
brown, or in blue, and leaders are
predicting another big season for this
If we all had one of eac of these
suits we would compose a city of un-
usually well-dressed men, but since
we probably won't have all' of them,
we can always get one and alternate
with the odd slacks and jackets to
have many suits in one.
Chalk Stripe Suit
In Flannel Is Worn
The soft fabric easy fitting lounge
type of suit which has heretofore
been confined to single breasted mod-
els has stepped over the line in this
perennial favorite of well dressed
men in the warmer months - the
chalk stripe flannel suit.
Double-breasted is the favorite and
it can be had with three buttons,

carrying a heavy welt seam along
all edges including pockets.
The jacket may be worn either
with white or grey flannel trousers
and the trousers may be worn cor-
rectly with an odd jacket of linen or
checked tweed.
While this might be classed as a
tall man's suit, the striping will add
height to those of shorter stature.

Latest Fashions or Men Will
Be DisplayedAt League Today
(Continued From Page 10) drape of English cloth, specially tail-
nine different ensembles as follows: ored.Norfolk suit in Slamands.
Grey shetland topcoat with, raglan A tan, double-breasted linen suit,
sleeves worn over grey double- popular all winter at Palm Beach and
breasted flannel suit. Miami.
Tan camel hair topcoat with Eng- A sports ensemble of two bi-swing
lish raglan sleeves worn over brown jackets and checked tweed slacks.
Harris tweed jacket and grey hounds- One jacket is hand-woven Shetland
tooth slacks. and the other rich skin.
Palm Beach suit (tne world's great- An all-silk, sea-green gabardine,
es; summer suit) with white buckskin styled in a new model. Special im-
wing tip shoes with blue basket- ported cloth.
weave shjrt and light figured foulard A soft, home-spun suit in grey, over
tie. squared, bi-swing, for general wear.
Brown Harris tweed jacket with A suit patterned from imported
bladeswing back for school and sports Irish tweed. A sport model fabric spe-
wear. Worn with canary color ascot cially designed.
scarf --grey houndstooth pleated Sports ensemble of Loval gabardine
slacks and brown buckskin shoes. slacks and a leather-toned tweed
Brown gabardine suit with blade- sport coat.
swing back -inverted center vent
and inverted pleated patch pockets. Snap Brim Hat Stays As
Brown buck shoes._I
Grey tweed suit with bladesking Favorite Of College Men
back -- inverted center vent and in- Though hat fashions may come and
vented pleated patch pockets. go - in color, in shape or dimensions
Gabardine bladeswing coat with from season to season - the one that
white flannels and white duck shoes. stands out as the college man's fa-
Palm Beach mess jacket and Palm vorite is the snap brim model with
Beach trousers for summer formais. a raw edge.
Two models from Wagner & Co. A hat popular on the eastern cam-
will each display four of the fol- puses is the Tyrolean type for sports
lowing outfits: wear. It has a squarish crown and a
A customized, double - breasted straight, stiff brim.
The tendency is for darker shades
" IS yin headwear. At Yale and Prince-
ton, for example, they're wearing a
brown hat with a black band.

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Th Allliv 218 4b EN TAhES SUNDAY OFF _ Seeveless Sweater
Sle e l B 1 4.. WINDSOR, Ont., IMarch 3--tom) -'is w ae,
frank Walker has a little red heni I To Ie Populr
If insanity continues at its present, that obeys the third commandment
rate we will all be crazy by 2139 A.D. about working on the seventh day.
Dr. David Seabury, a prominent New He explains that on each of six One of the leading factors in the
York psychologist, declared recently. days a week biddy lays an egg -- "goodbye discomfort" movement in
Dr. Seabury says insanity has in- but not on Sunday. It has hap- men's clothes is the advent to pop-
creased 30 per cent during the past pened every week for the last six I ularity of the sleeveless sweater.
30 years. Worry is one of the first wesks, so he figures it is no acci- This is a direct follow-up on the
things to cabs' insanity, h ad dent.
Tongventhingsupsandpayhe said. dfrh lead of young Englishmen, a recent
Thomas G. Hermans, associate in T even things up and payfor the report from London saying that the
psychology at the University of Wash- lida dele-ylked sgys, the bright young men are turning up at
ington, declared that Dr. Seabury is last six Mondays. gayer cocktail parties wearing those
crazy if he believes that we will all ___ndsshort sleeveless sweaters with light-
be insane by 2139. He agreed with THE WAP E weight tweed suits.
Dr. Seabury that worry is one of the BALTIMORE, March 3 -- UP)--The Ideal for campus wear, they are
causes of insanity. last shot of the Civil war was fired being seen more and more locally.
All of us are a little insane, de- Saturday a- tue Gettysburg battle- 'hey "can be had" in all colors, prin-
lared Mr. Hermans. He qualified field .cipally in maroon, blue, canary, yel-
his statement by asserting that every- A dispatch to the Third corps area low, and white. Brushed-wool effects
one cannot be insane because various headquarters here said a group of in "'V" or round necks are popular.
degrees of lunacy exist. I CCC workers on the battle ground J Get them in plain or patterned de-
A person may have a touch of in- iound an unexeAodect shell. signs. They'll do double duty for you
sanity occasionally and yet be per- 1 t was fired by the company com- 1y serving as a vest for sport and
fectly normal the rest of the time, mander, sprinkling grape shot over a informal campus wear, and for golf
he said. considerable distance. and similar occasions.
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1934 TO THE

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We have for your selection the
finest materials in patterns of
advanced Spring Styles. Our
tailoring and workmanship will

HAT describes our Hickey-Freeman Vanguard model for
Spring-the Draperoy. It's right up to the minute in
style . . with a smart nonchalance to its lines and a sophisti-
cated draped fuliness in the chest front. It's a suit for the man
who leads - who wears the "new" when it's brand new and
ultra-smart fashion. Tailored as only Hickey-Freeman knows
how-in those rich woolens that more often than not are ex-
clusively confined to Hickey-Freeman.

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