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'Dandy Period'
Boasts Others

Than'The Beau
A Mania For Single Color
In Clothes, Accessories
Wats One_'Dandy' Oddity
Col. Kelly Famed
As Most Ecccitrie
While the name of Beau Brummel
is faint iar to most of us these days
the n2nes of many of his contem-1
poraric, are no longer recognized.
Many of them were extremely pic-
turesqu}- figures and all observed a
sartorial, standard higher than any
support- c' nowadays.
One of these was Lieut.-Col, Kelly
of the foot guards. "Kelly was .?'e
vainest anol most eccentric man I
have r-er met,' said Captain Gronow,
a noted dandy himself. Most of thel
famous fops of the day were marked
for some article of dress upon which
they bestowed extraordinary care.
Colonel Kelly concentrated on his
boots, which were ashonishingly bril-
liant. The boots,however, ultimate-
ly caused his death, for he lost his
life in a fire while endeavoring to
rescue his favorite pair. After his
demise keen conpetition arose among
the 'otr dandies to secure the serv-
ices of the valet who alone possessed
the secret of the celebrated blacking.
'bandy' Lord Petersham
Another great dandy of the Re-
gency was Lord Petersham, who found
fame also as a connoisseur of snuff.
"His room was like a shop," a con-
temporary report says ... "all around
the wal s were beautiful jars of innu-
merable kinds of snuff ... shelves and
tables were covered with magnificent
snuff boxes, a fresh box for every
day in the year:" Lord Petersham'
never ent out until six in the eve-
ning and then always rode'in a brown
carriage drawn by brown horses and
attendedl by footmen and coachmen
in brown livery. He is said to have
been in love with a widow named
Brown And ever afterwards to have
remain:ed faithful to the color.
The dandy period is effectively re-
flected in the novels of that time.
One c., these, "Pelham," by Bulwer-
Lytton, contains a typical philosophy
of clothes, suggesting among other
things e change of the cravat several
times dring the day. Color, how-
ever, re eived the most attention and
several dandies became obsessed with
A 'Pea Green' Fop
One well-known fop earned the
soubriquet of "Pea Green" because of
his affinity for clothes, accessories
and even carriages of that color. Like
Petersham he never appeared out of
his honie until after 6 p.m.
The German Prince Herman
Puckle, Mascau arrived in London in
1825 and dazzled the British capital
with a black and yellow coupe in
which reclined a pet dog and a green


Relief Is In Sight
For Belt Worn Torso
Beltt or sring wear this year havel
been designed especially for the re-
lief of the "beltworn" male torso,
The braided belt with a turned
cylinder effect at the sides is made?
especially for greater snugness andf
comfort. As an added feature, there
is a buckle spring construction in a
one-line and double spring hidden
behind the buckle to make it more
Two-tone belts, such as pigskin'
ttrimed with brown calf, are'ex
pected to be in great favor this spring
and summer. For light-weight wear,
belts of Palm Beach cloth, Bermuda
cloth, Congo cloth and other tropi-
cally-named fabrics should be in
Some of the novelty belts that have
been designed are of woven LastexI
in colorful club strippings, and leath-
er orstwine supporters with colored
inserts. Another model that is be- I
ing shown mainly in the larger cities
is a combination belt-pouch, servingI
the double function of belt and pock-
etbook. -
So Sorry, Boys,
,,S ,
Hose Represent Harmonzy
Instead Of Defiance
After several years of open re-
bellion, men's hose have finally been
subdued and relegated to a position
of harmony rather than defiance.
This spring will find socks blending
with the rest/ of the male ensemble,
rather than following their own con-
cepts of color design. In color, a
happy medium has been struck be-
tween the extremes of gaudiness and?
gloominess; in pattern, between gro-
tesqueness and lifelessness.
For town wear, small all-over ideas,
checks, temperate plaids and panel
stripes will prevail. Again pleasing
harmony between suit and sock will
be the dominant note.
With the coming of summer and
lighter-tone suits, hosiery will change
accordingly in weight, color and pat-

A Balanced Shoe Wardrobe Practical
For Spring In Town And JCouii
I -

A study in careulesns is thewel
dressed Michigan man. Carelessnessj
in dress calculated for effect and com-
fort makes for a style in fashion
uniquely collegiate.
Probably the outstanding single,
component of the complete ensemble,
if it can be dignified by the name, is
the widely-used dirty saddle shoes
topped by loud Argyle (if the wearer
has just received a check from home)
or plain athletic sweat socks. This
combination with a pair of peg top
trousers three inches too short is a
world beater to the Ann Arbor Beau
Contrast in coat and pants has
come to be the rule rather than tlie
exception in dress for college, and
when worn with an open necked shirt
of some coarse material, often the
checkered type adopted by north-
woodsmen, it heightens the effect of
carelessness and asserts the virility
of the wearer, perhaps.}
Another favorite of the he-man is
coming to class in a rig that would
not be out of place in a barnyard.
A sweater without a shirt, an indis-

Studied Carelessness' Is Popular

clriuutt' epair Urf lM rts and a be1-0,1a
if possible, are the gelierally accepted
means of establishing said virility.
The popularity of rough tweed suits
enhances the impression of casuality
in dress while still maintaining a
stylish appearance, for they are in-
tended to be worn without a cutting
crease and baggy knees and wrinkcld
elbows are not beyond the pale. The
wrap)arouna polo coat heightens the
effect+, 1,1 carelessness because it is $
worh buncbed in the back by the belt
with re cat fullness in the skirt ,and
Every man does a bit of traveling-
in spring as well as the other two tra-
ditional times a year-and a smart
toilet set should be on -every gentle-
man's "must" list. We suggest one
of pigskin with chromiun fitting-
good for a lifetime of service., Most
of the better stores have a selection
from which one can choose a case
that has an individuality that will
not tire with years, of service.

Y . _ _ ._.

4. 4

Saddle Shoe Again Chief Favorite;
Much Attention To Feet This Year

The shoes have it this coming sea-
If any gentlemen have aspirations
toward seeking a place in the sartor-
ial sun, come green-ups time, they
would do well to decorate their lower
appendage with the utmost consider-
In other words, let me say that the
well-dressed man this spring will find
much emphasis plated on his selection
of shoes. Either that, or he will have
to start a general exodus to the Ten-j
nessee Hills.

with simple perforation on the toe.
Noticeable by its conspicuous ab-
sence on the foot front this coming
season is the brown buck (or suede)
with heavy crepe sole, so popular the
last few seasons. Its position as cam-
pus favorite has been ably filled by the
saddle and mocassin styles.
Skipping over to the summer for a
few moments; we might attempt a few
predictions as to foot-wear style.
As usual, there is no startling up-
heaval in the summer shoe market;!
except for minor changes and occas-
ional fads, they are rather consistent.;
White Buck Leads

Tailors ecide
Cramming Is
Out Of Style
Cramming, that obnoxious prac-
tice so frownedx upon by the faculty,
has a new enemy. The tailors of the
nation have declared war against it.
Henceforth the young man who
carries a slide rule, his girl's picture,
a letter from home, a dozen IOU's
and other assorted miscellania around
in his pockets will be decidedly out
of order.
Human trucking will be reduced
in the future by the innovation of
coats with only one side pocket and
trousers with no hip pockets. Joe
College will learn with deepsregret
that that famed soother of sorrows
will have to find a new abode, for it
will no longer be carried "on the
Streamlining, that panacea for all
our shortcomings of appearance, is
the object of the sartorial reformers.
No longer will the Michigan man be
seen on the dance floor with pockets
bulging with his partner's parapher-
Linen Waistcoat
For own Wear
If you are wearing a dark suit on
a warm spring day there is nothing
in the world to smarten it up and give
it a crisp, fresh 'appearance like a
white linen waistcoat.
Anthony Eden, former Foreign
Minister of Great Britain, was one
of the first to introduce this prac-I
tical fashion. The waistcoat is not
as warm as one of worsted and at
the same time provides a certain
amount of protection during variable
spring weather.
Labels on neckties are usually
ihought of as purely advertising but
a local men's clothing store has com-
'ine: vtility with advertising by plac-
ing the label on the back of the large
part of the tie making it possible to
slip the small end through it.


Ii itroducing
The New - !riish Plug'"
This new style, exclusive with us, comes in-
ONE PRICE... $6.75
All Styles with Red Rubber Soles.

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fTh e
Ncw Spring

tern. Rayon silks, cottons, in lithe,
.heery patterns, done in light pastels
will be worn.
Mesh socks in such designs as over-
plaids in many colors will be the re-
;ief for the over-heated, color-con-
cious male. It has been observed that
ayon will be used more and more in
ummer hosiery.
Short sport socks of coarse-ribbed
cotton in bold cross stripe patterns
should find favor with the sports-
man. For the more active sports, as
'ennis and golf, the woolen sock in
the cable stitch is recommended.
The elastic top hosiery, whose or-
iginal idea was borrowed from the
full-length golf hose, is steadily
gaining in popularity, and should hit
a new high this season.
Men should have several pairs of
garters for hygienic reasons. Garters
in time become as soiled as any other
article of wearing apparel, but the
average man sticks to them with an
unexplainable tenacity. It is recom-
mended that every man own three
pairs of garters.

Lighter Shoes Here Heading the iLsz again is the plain
The general trend in the new spring white buck, either wing-tip or plain
and summer syles is toward a lighter toe. Following closely behind this
and more comfortable shoe. Heavy year is the brown and white. Black
brogues and equally heavy scotch and white sport shoes, which haveI
grains, so popular in previous sea- been rather neglected the past few
sons, have been supplanted by sport- 2ummers are slated to start a slight
ier and lighter-weight models. comeback. At any rate, they will at-
The campus has alredy had a pre- tract a little more attention than
view of the shoe this spring; the uSual.
brown and white saddle seems to have Following up the start made by
secured a corner on the popularity ."lighter than air" shoes last summer,
market. An especially attractive mod- this season wil ]see an increasing
el in this type, which bids fair to I number of, light-weight canvas and
gain top position, is a white buck and leather mesh models gaining popu-'
cordovan saddle creation with leather larity.
soles and wedge heel. As as mentioned above, the shoes
British Styles Again have it this spring and summer. If
The British style-m~ien have come you want to make an impression with
through again this year and offer j your clothes this year, put your best
as a candidate for top shoe honors foot forward.
the British Plug. This is a strict com- ~
fort sport shoe, almost entrely de- 3
void of seams and stitchipg. It cozies
in natural elk, brown and white, black
and white, and brown. Watch the
plug! A dark horse in the foot-race.
Still climbing high in the fashion
sky is the moccasin shoe. This has
proven to be ideal for general campus
wear. It is serviceable and comfort-
Plain browns and blacks are, 'of
course, always in good taste and fash-
ion. One of the better bets in this
plainer shoe is a dark brown kid

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