Semi-Sports Hat To Dominate
Spring Towii And 'CoIuntry Wear
For winter wear dark felt hats and
derbies dominate the scene, but with
the advent of warmer weather these
are replaced by hats of a less formal
shape, and in lighter colors. The
semi-sports hat is particularly pop-
ular at this time of year because it is
adaptable to both town and country,
and far greater numbers of people
desert the metropolitan centers at
every opportunity during the spring
days, in order to enjoy the country,
which is at its best during this season.
The semi-sports hat is the type
which may be worn to business in
town, and at the same time is not
inappropriate when it is transferred1
to a more rural setting.,
An ideal example of the semi-l
sports hat is that shown immediately
below. This hat has a lower crown
than the' felt hat popular in recent
years, and is in the smart snuff
shade. The brim is slightly wider
than heretofore, and is bound in a
light silk of a similar shade to the
hat. The band,. however, is much
darker. For informal wear in town,
this semi-sports hat is perfectly ac-
ceptable and it is equally correct in
In the lower picture is illustrated
the more conventional type of snap
brim hat. This hat is a perfect year-
round model and is especially favored
by younger men. It has a raw edge
and a band rather darker than the
The New Spring Suits We Have Just
Received Have Been the Object Of
More Than One
. . .
The patterns, the colors, the
models . . . ar-' all smart.
Fine cheviots, cassimeres,
tweeds! Plenty of grays,
browns, blues, tans! Checks,
herringbones, squares, solid
colors! Suits to be worn in
spring, right through the
summer! You will be able
to use the jackets with odd
slacks giving more variety
to your wardrobes.
Besides the handsome cuts
and attractive materials of
the suits, the added feature
of being reasonably priced
makes these clothesdoubly
desirable. Buy Early so as
to have the advantage.of as
wide a selection as possible.
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Greeks Had It;
Olden Time Dandies Vied
'o Outdo Each Other
Richard II A Dandy
Sardanapalus, of Greek legend, was
a rule of Nineveh, whose decadent
reign came to a tragic close. Sur-
rounded by enemies, fIle collected his
wives and treasures around him and,
setting fire to his palace, perished in
the vast conflagration.
The historic Assurbini-pal (to give
1him his real name was a great Assy-
rian king of the 7th century B.C. At
the time the pomp and circumstance
of the Pagan eastern world was at the
glittering peak of its magnificence.
The rulers of Ninevah, Tyre, Baby-
lonia and Egypt adorned their rai-
ment with jewels of great value, and
seldom went forth without a vast ret-
inue of handsomely arrayed retainers.
Many Feasts Held
Their banquets and feasts were of
untold number and indescribable lux-
ury. Among all these brilliant figures
none was a greater lover of adorn-
ment than Assurbini-pal. He also
had a catholic regard for histoir and
diligently collected tablets recording
the happenings in his kingdom. To-
day this library of information which
he assembled is one of our chief
sources of knowledge of those times.
Another dandy to reign many cen-
turies later was Richard II of Eng-
land, about whom Shakespeare wrote
his magnificent play. Richard has
been described as the greatest fop
who ever occupied an English throne.
not barring that celebrated beau,
George IV. King Richard was tall'
and handsome, but very effeminate.,
and he quite failed to fulfill the
promise shown, when, as a boy, hE
faced Wat Tyler and his rebels.
Had $100,000 Coat
The young King spent huge sums'
on clothing, and one of his coats, em-
broidered with gold and precious
stones, was valued at 20,000 pounds.
At today's value this is roughly $100,-
000, but the sum in those days rep-
resented an equivalent of five or six
times that amount.
The sleeves of his coats were so
long and exaggerated that they often
trailed on the ground, and the long
pointed toes of his velvet shoes were
so elongated that they were fastened
to his knees with golden chains.
This outre-fashion for which he
was largely responsible was an inno-
vation much favored by the courtiers
of France and England as well as
elsewhere on the continent. It was
to him that Chaucer referred when
he wrote against "the superfluittee of
clothing trailing in the mire and the
waste of cloth in vanitee."
The extravagances of his reign met
their just deserts and Richard II lost
his throne at the age of thirty-four.
Midnighlt Blue Or Black,
All In Correct Styi:
After the middle of May, tail-coats
are seldom worn in t his country and
formal evening dress usually indi-
cates the dinner jacket. Dinner jack-
ets may be of either midnight blue
or black, and in either the single or
double-breasted model. Double-
breasted models usually have a four
button front, and can be buttoned
on either the upper or lower button.
Lapels may be either peak or shawl,
and of either ribbed-silk or satin.
The most conservative model is the
peak lapel, single-breasted model with
ribbed silk lapels.
Single Stripe Correct
Trousers should carry a single
strip of braid about seven-eighths of
an inch in width. Waistcoats bay be
of either black ribber, silk or of the
same material as the dinner jacket.
The latter waistcoat is commonly
worn in England, but is rarely seen
in this country. A double-breasted
white waistcoat is not incorrect with
the dinner jacket. With the double-
breasted dinner jacket, no waistcoat
is necessary (although it is not in-
correct) as' it does not show.
Shirt bosoms may be of plain linen,
wide wale pique or bird's eye pique.
They should carry two. studs, of plain
gold or black enamel. A turn-over
collar and black bat wing tie, or a
bold wing collar and black semi-
butterfly tie are correct with the
dinner jacket. The wing collar is
slightly more formal.
Pumps Are Proper
Black patent leather oxfords or
pumps are proper, and black socks of
silk or lisle are correct. With the
dinner jacket it is permissible to have
-Copyright, 1937, Esquire, Inc.
Sportsmen who have been forced
to content themselves with indoor
activities throughout the colder
months are once more able to en-
joy their favorite pastimes in the
great outdoors. Nothing is more ex-
citing from either the spectators' or
the participants' point of view than
a steeplechase race, and a great many
of these are held in this country in
In the illustration below is shown
a practical and smart outfit for at-
tending such an event. The suit is a
boldly patterned cheviot material
with a colored overstripe, and carries
8-inch side vents and slanted pockets.
The shirt is in a quiet plaid, worn
with a solid color crocheted silk tie.
A pork pie; hat of lightweight felt
with a narrow band, and a pair of
monk front shoes in a new design
complete the ensemble.
INTRODUCE NEW SHIRT
A new type of shirt has been in-
troduced recently which may be worn
as a conventional collar attached
shirt for town or country wear and
also, by virtue of its special construc-
tion, may be used as a polo or sports
Showing A Smart And Practical
Garb For The Real Out-Door Man
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S flfi Rim
It's simple to dress well and within reason
-Copyright, 1937, Esquire, Ipc.
DISTINCTIVELY TAILORED CLOTHES
It means the clothes you want f rom the cloth
you desire; no sacrificing of material to style. The
satisfying attire combines fitted tailoring with fine
We invite you, with nq obligation on your part
whatsoever, to come and see our completely fresh
and New Spring Line of soft, lusterous, enduring
fabrics from the best houses of America and England.
HERRINGBONE WORSTEDS $37.50
HARRIS TWEEDS $50
South State Street at William.Street
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