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Ever since Mother broke the news we pointed over his shoulder at it exaggerated solic:uWce. And going
to us that we were color-blind and hanging on a rack on the counter, i;ome on the train that night-at six
wouldn't ever be able to tell red from: behind-a nice collection of alter- -one chap came up to us. And he
nate stripes in grey, yellow, grey, and .
>reen we knew we were in for it. ItIgown said to us, "Listen kid . . . if you
' "_ _


vas of course in our very young days:
-- Mother's like that, she always told'
is things early. But even then we(
mew that ours was to be a burden-
ome life. The day itself was really'
mnforgetable. We must have beenj


Studied Carelessness' Popular 'Heavy Trench

A study in carelessness is the well-
dressed Michigan map. Carelessness
in dress calculated for effect and com-
fort makes for a style in fashionj
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 the
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 Coats Defended
not be out of place in a barnyard.
A sweater without a shirt, an indis-Ra d F
criminate pair of pants and a
beard, if possible, are the generally rfired Of Barded Coiment
accepted means of establishing said. .
virility. On His Winter Overcoat
The popularity of rough tweed suits A Staff Member Replies
enhances the impression of casuality
in res hie til minaiin astl- EDITOR'S NOTE-Our Mr. Gilmore
in dress while still maintaining a styl- returned to campus last Christmas via
ish appearance, for they are intended the Hu dson Bay Trading Post and
brought. with him a sart~orial monstros-
to be worn without a cutting crease ity similar to the replica of a horse
and baggy knees and wrinkled elbows blanket the gentleman on the left is
displaying. Below is Mr Gilmore's ex-
are not beyond the pale. The wrap- planation for his wild purchase. P, rson-
around polo coat heightens the effect ally, we don't believe a word of it.
of carelessness because it is worn By HORACE GILMORE
bunched in the back by the belt with Perhaps there is another coat that
great fullness in the skirt and shoul- will do the trick as well as ours, but
ders. we have yet to find it. It's that big
Outlandish mittens, running to' gabardine job with the lambskin col-
bright yellow sheepskin, can be count- lar that we're referring to.
ed on to dispel any aura of meticu- The coat, made of a double thick-
lous dress on the part of a college ness of gabardine, and lined com-
man and when worn with a pair of pletely with lamb's wool, which ex-
gigantic white galoshes or matching tends from the collar three quarters
earmuffs they are doubly effective. of the way down the back, can break

lbout 12 years old and it was ust
'bout the first Christmas that we
tarned our own money for presents.
)n a Saturday when it was just about
'3 shopping days 'til Christmas we,
mneaked out on the kid brother,
'Zpped a train downtown and were,
ree at last in the wild wooliness of
vantonly displayed Santa Claus'
>eards. We because very wary that
jay of Santa Claus beards. Each
hrob of the bells that jangled on'
>tate Street that day was a menace
.o our own little hoard. We held theI
noney tightly and stuck our tongue
ut at one of them. He stood trans-
axed with that damn bell in his
hands and started to pat a little chap
:eside him on the head, but appar-j
lnty something snapped for he just
'lammed the poor little chap s cap.
down over his eyes and took after us.j
down over' his eyes and took after us.
Of course we ran, clinging to our
money as we dodged in and out oft
he crowd, and soon he was left be-
hind. Perhaps he went back to ring-
ing his bell. But I don't think his
heart was really in it after that.
Breaks Home Ties
We ourselves vv tie a little wary even!
of the demure little Salvation Army
miss in State and Madison. Maybe
the Santa Claus disillusioned us, but
behind that simple little smile that
day there surely lurked that undeni-
able gold digger's gleam. We held
tightly to our money until we got by,
that is, until something warm and
delightful drew us to a store window.
our pocket and after counting it
ft was a tie. The hoard jingled in
again, there certainly was enough to
have a present for ourselves. We had
never been permitted to buy those
things ourselves before-later we
understood that Mother had been
very careful about that. "And what,
sir, could I do for you?" Those were
the man's very words as we stepped
into the store. "That tie in the win-
dow . . . I'd like toyhave it." He
nodded and went away brining back
a handful of neckwear very solici-
tously displayed around each of his
fingers and two on his thumb. Hold-
ing them against my suit he stepped
back and surveyed me critically. For
a second it looked to us as if he start-
ed to back off with a pained look, but
he must have caught himself quickly,
or else the warm and delightful glow
from that collection of ties had us,
for we held our fire on the tongue-
sticking-out business. "No," we said,
*none of these . . . but that one." And
Wherein Joe
Flubdub Tells
Of Men's Pants

his eyes. while standing in front of ing to the other stripe. "Grey.'
that mirror was making us glow shuddered. "No, son," she said, "
warmly all over. But we left for the really . . . but you can't tell
street and other shopping. How easy understand . . . that's really a
it was to go through the crowd that beautiful lavender. And that
day! How easily the path opened stripe. . . . which you think is
up through the crowded streets! And too. . . that's really a very, very
always it seemed that there was a lovely shade of grass green." M
nand playing close to us, filling our looked awfully, deathly sick for;
ears and overbrimming our heart with ond, but she really couldn't
Christmas spirit. From store to store looked much worse than we did

we passed making our purchase-the
ladies' silk hose department, the gen-
tlemen's woolen muffler department,
and . . . ah . . . the shirt counter.
And in each piace we let that warm
glow creep over us. When we felt
it reach its very height we chose the
article that we felt was most respon-
sible for our happy feeling. It was
surprising, the mortality of sales-
people that day in that big depart-
ment store. We remember thinking
how awful it must be to work in a
store during Christmas shopping
days. The crush and the babble and
the blather. And yet, even now we
recall that people seemed to fall away
from us as we pressed to the counter,
leaving the air clear and beautiful,
filled with light music of three or
four cavalry bands and two hot
trumpet players. Yet always those
poor people dropped softly to the
floor and floorwalkers would wrap
cur purchase and lead us off with

came back to us right then that all
afternoon in our shopping it had
been grey, grey, and gre9d that had
brought that delightful music of sev-
en cavalry bands to our ears. We
remember wondering how the family
was going to feel on Christmas morn-
' Ever after that we let Mother come
with us when we bought our clothes.
But when we came to college we were
alone, off on our own hook, and for
a while we were frightened. Those
soft thuds of falling salespeople
haunted us and for a while whenever
nine cavalry bands got going all at
once, we had a fainting sensation like
going up to the thirty-second floor in
a high-speed elevator. However, life
hasn't been hard - not too hard any-
way. And for three years now we
have been never more at home in all
our life. College has done wonderful
things to us. -Mr. Disraeli.

weren't so small .e never
'What The H - - -,' Mister finished, but fainted dead away. And
ve left him there on the platform
"That one," we inisisted. The man with the music of five'or six cavalry
shook his head-first on wide arcs, bands sounding softly in our ears.
'hen in short erks as if he was hor- Blind! Blind! Blind!
ified. That one," we said. He still!
hook his head. We were gently in- Mother caught us first, but ot un-
istent, but he remained reluctant. til Dad had shouted to her. "For
Finally we were exasperated. "What G - - - 's sake! Grab him." She did,
the hell, mister," we said, and he1 she was very nice about it all. "Did
shuffled off dejectedly. He was you throw away the bill, sonny?" she
r eaching down under for some very yutrwaa h il on? h
heavy brown paper but we told him said. We nodded. So she gently took
he could wrap the one we had on, the tie off. "You see, sonny," she said,
the new one wastto be worn. Silently "that's yellow." Yes, we nodded. "And
he obeyed and before the counter we sonny, that's ' brown." We nodded.
tied it on Even then we should have "And now, son, what is this?" "Grey,"
known. Our salesman was shadings we said. "And this," she asked, point-


" She
, you
, very
a sec-

Give them something they can wear .. .
Something they will want to wear .. .

May we help

you make your choices?


Give Practical Gifts
for ladies or for gentlemen in '
many styles to suit the indi- >
vidual taste,
are always very acceptable. We carry
' a fine stock including the Lektrolite
A complete line of
Then there's the ELECTRIC RAZOR.
A very useful gift. We sell both the
Packard and the Schick Razors.
make fine gifts that leave a lasting reminder of the giver. i
Come in and look over our assortment of gifts

the wind, and make us more com-1
fortable on one of these 20 below
days than anything else we know of.
As an added inducement, the
sleeves of the coat are lined with a
very heavy leather which prevents
the wind from whipping up your;
sleeve and from thence down your
Especially enticing is the collar on
this coat. It is fully six inches high,
and when it turns up there isn't a
wind this side of the north pole that;

white or colored
$2.00 - $3.00

Wool or Silk
$1.00 - $4.00

Wool or Silk
$1.00 - $1.50

could get in._ _
This coat also comes in half By FLANAGAN
lengths. They are warm too. but not ByELNAA
so much as the full length ones. When questioned on the prevalence
As for style, they are the latest of pant-wearing males on the Univer-
thing. Gabardine is being worn by sity campus, Joe Flubdub, noted men's
the best people this year, and this fashion expert, responded thus: "I
coat, with its added enticement of can see that trousers might prove
lamb's wool, makes it the very latest convenient tomnyvon mern.incea
l. .

Silk or Flannel
$7.00 - $25.00

Pioneer or Hickok
$1.00 - $1.50

fashion in men's wear.
Yes, men, if you're looking for a
coat that is chic, that is comfortable,
and that is warm for the coming
severe winter, this gabardine coat
with the lamb's wool collar is the one
for you.
1 o}pularity Einjoyed
By Strin Glovesi
String gloves have enoyed a cres-
cendo in popularity within the past
three years, and justifiably so, be-
cause their value has been recognized
for both informal wear such as to
vlass and about campus, and for
strictly formal wear.
Besides being easier to match with
a coat or scarf than pigskin gloves are,
they are also warmer and less difficult
to wash. The illustration shows a

hve1 ,
I haveseen several rather nasty speci-
mens of bowed and knock-kneed legs
in the University locker rooms. It
certainly would not do for such a
man to walk about with these extrem-
ities exposed to the callous view of
strangers. Nevertheless, the fact re-
mains that trousers, as merely an
innovation introduced by a Keokuk,
Iowa, tailor to boost his fabric sales,
are an unnecessary and cumbersome
article of apparel. Of course, I am
cognizant that, since trousers are
destined to be a short lived fad, they
should soon go the* way of all fads.
Still in all, we should do everything
in our power to prevent the spread
of this decadent evidence of mascu-
line vanity.
"It is to be regretted that so many
fine, well turned male legs should be
relegated to the comparative obscur-
ity of the privacy of their boudoirs.
We men should take a leaf from the
opposite sex and expose as much of
our lower extremities as is discreetly
possible," Flubdub said.
We questioned Mr. Flubdub con-
cerning a possible remedy for this
crisis in male fashions. "Elimination
can be the only result," he said. "One
good solution is the wearing of knee
breeches, or even truncated trousers,
certainly extending no further than
' the knee. This article has been
referred to, in the more uncouth re-
gions of the East, as shorts. I have
even investigated the extreme of ex-
posure, the breech-clout."
Although we agreed heartily with
Mr. Flubdub's views, we thought it
would be more authoritative to query
student opinion on this vitally im-
portant issue. Women students were



Silk or Wool
39c - $1.00

Large Selection
of Colors and
$1.65 - $6.00

Initialed or Plai
$1.00 per box

A Host of Other Selections:


Albert Richard Jackets.. .. $7.00 - $19.50
Fitted Cases............$3.00 - $10.00
Gloves (wool or leather) ...$1.00 - $6.00
Lamb Knit Sweaters.......$2.50 - $6.00
Glen Royal Hats ...........$3.50 - $5.00
Swank Jewelry .... Complete Assortment



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