THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1939
Covert Cloth Jackets Are Likely
To Prove Popular For Spring Wear
Brilliant Ties To Be Supplanted
By More Mild Color Schemes
As A Favorite
Moderation Will Be Rule
In Color Schemes, With
Many Pastel Shades
Time was when the real spring
dresser was the polo shirt addict, but
the formal Michigan campus hasI
long disappointed manufacturers inI
its adamant, refusal to wear polo
shirts, beer jackets and bush coats
as a good college campus should.'
Therefore Michigan men turn to
sport jackets for real sartorial ele-
Number one on the style hit par-
ade will undoubtedly be covert cloth.
Making its first real appearance this
fall, the smart-looking fabric failed
to attract students who were looking
for winter to set in at any time.
But approaching spring should
give the local haberdasheries a long
headache in an attempt to get enough
covert cloth jackets to meet the de-
Long Jacket Tops
The long (31-inch) jacket, with a
big drape shoulder, and a narrow bot-
tom, will undoubtedly be tops. Three
button fronts and the extra notch
lapel will go with this model.
The reason for covert's supremacy
is twofold. The cloth has all the
smartness and softness of flannel, the
richness in tone of gabardine, but
eliminates all the impractical fea-
tures of these two cloths. It is a stur-
dy, long-lasting garment, that has
the English touch, long-sought by
college smoothies. Above all it has
an appealing richness.
Covert will be more expensive than
were the usual loud woolens and
Shetlands of last year, because it is
not easy to make substitute and arti-
ficial coverts. The real covert how-
ever, will be no more expensive than
any real camel's hair, Shetland, or
woolen. There will be substitutes on
the market, however, and from what
we have seen they are not bad. The
student who does not feel he can af-
ford a real covert, will not miss out
in the imitations, although we doubt
if their endurability will be as great
as the real McCoy.
Color is the next problem. The
Michigan .campus has indicated that
it will not tolerate loudness in any,
clothing for an indefinite lengthof
time. New styles usually break in
kaleidescopic splendor. But the loud-
ness soon disappears. Covert will
heed this demand and come out in
a moderate pastel shade that exem-
plifies richness. Two-tones will be
Angle . .
Why worry about politics
Or Hitler's acquisitions?
As college men and women,
Remember your positions!.
The world is no concern of yours
The Slovaks may surrender;
But it really doesn't matter,;
If you wear the right suspender.
So read our pretty supplement,
Forget your foolish passions,
Learn of coats and socks and gloves
And all the latest fashions.
Forget that nasty headline,
This is no time to doze,
And hearken to the prophecy
About the latest clothes.
Arise then all you students,
This is no time to nap,
For styles change just as quickly
As the European map.
What matter if the diplomats
Are worried and distressed?
Just read the supplement and learn
To be immaculately dressed.
SHOELACES? BY ALL MEANS
We have uncovered a definite trend
in shoe laces for this season. Black
shoelaces will be worn with black
shoes. We have also discovered that
white shoelaces will be worn with
white shoes and brown with brown.
Cramming, that obnoxious prac-
tice so frowned upon by the faculty,
has a new enemy. The tailors of the
nations have declared war against it.
Henceforth the young man who car-
ries 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
Human trucking will be reduced in
the future by the innovation of coats
with only one side pocket and trous-
ers with no hip pockets. Joe College
will learn with deep regret that that
famed soother of sorrows will have
to find a new abode, for it will no
longer be carried "on the hip."
Streamlining, the panacea for all
the shortcomings of appearances, is
the object of the sartorial reformers.
No longer will the Michigan maan be
seen on the dance floor with pockets
bulging with his partner's parapher-
TIES DESERVE CARE
Good neckties deserve proper care,
but unfortunately very few people
know how to preserve their appear-
ance. Ties should never be placed
under an iron, but 'should be mois-
tened with a damp cloth and then
held against the face of a hot iron.
Wide Assortment Seen
In Tie Pins And Chains
For those who dislike having their
ties wave in the breeze, there is avail-
able this season a choice assortment
of tie pins and tie chains.
These tie "holders" range all the
way from gold and silver chains to
glass, mother of pearl, ruby, emerald
and diamond pins, and are priced, of
course, according to materials used
For those who are both neat and
wish to seem athletic, such ornaments
as golf clubs, tennis rackets, base-
ball bats, black jacks and stilletos
are imprinted upon the tie pins.
To add a litle bravado to the male
chest, the season is offering a variety
of handkerchiefs which are purposely
created to stuc in the lapel pocket. I
the dominant trend in jacket-slacksS
combination. A light-tan covert with
dark brown flannel slacks is pretty
nearly perfect for a conservatively!
Right behind covert cloth jackets
will be the camel hair that met such
a terrific demand last year. Camels
hair, and its various by-products has
by no means even begun to wear it-
self out. It can be had in lighter tones,
and worn with the old flannel slacks,
while the new Huarache sandal-
shoes add to an extremely smooth
Cut The Same
For cut and style, camel hair will
not vary from the coverts or other
jackets. The long, wide shoulder
model and single-button short, jacket
will be the two top numbers in this
cloth as well.
The rich Shetlands will probably
hold sway again this year, too. The
jackets run in the high price range,
but a real imported Shetland is worth
the money not so much for practic-
ability as for style and richness. The
Shetland is undeniably in a field of
its own for that Park Avenue care-
less touch. Here too, the buyer must
be wary of imitations, and it's diffi-
cult to tell the real thing from the
phoney. But you can usually trust the
"Imported" label, at least in the local
stores. The Shetlands' cut, however,
is almost necessarily limited to the
long design because of the thickness
of the material, but if there's any-
thing smarter than a long cut Shet-
land, why we'd like to wear it.
Pocket Watches Return
Although many men still prefer
wrist watches for many occasions,
they are adding pocket watches to
their wardrobe. Incidentally, the only
correct watch with evening dress is the
pocket watch. A watch of this type
should *be worn with a smart type
new chain and a neatly made knife.
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