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March 22, 1939 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily, 1939-03-22

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' TbNESDA' MAPR R22, 1$ t heI CI I I G A TNiD A IL Y
New Spring Shirts Styled For Comfort As Well As For App


o, Floppy
Collars Seen
As The Trend
Lighter Weight Materials
Will Be A Feature, With
Popular Mesh Weaves
"Comfort" has become the battle-
cry of a mild revolution in shirt styles
for this spring. The well-dressed man
need no' longer padlock himself into
an iron-like neckband, for starched
collars and trubenized cuffs will be
as passe as button-up shoes. Comfort
will be chic, predict the local haber-
Collars will be soft and floppy in
all colored shirts. The cavalier col-
lar will become as important to the
30's as the turn-up neckband was to
the Gay 90's. This style is almost
sloppily soft in appearance, with
points widely spread in order that
the tie can have a loose, large knot.
It has the long points of a button-
down collar, but without the buttons,
and will not curl up like the tusks
of a saber-tooth tiger. Virtually all
colored shirts will feature snug-fitting
rolled collars.
Oxford Cloth Collars
Radnor collars, with rounded col-
lar-points, will compete for style
honors and will be made mostly in
Oxford cloth for wear with tweeds
and sport coats.
The shirts themselves will be made
of light porous materials, and mesh
shirts are coming back. A new style
of featherweight cloth will make the
shirt seem to the wearer little more
than a collar and cuffs.
These styles will be worn on all ex-
cept very formal occasions; for wear
in the classroom, on trips home or
on informal dates. They will replace
the. starched ironclads for everyday
In the sports field, of course, even
greater comfort will be the keynote.
There will be shirts with crew- or
round-necks instead of collars, and
ribbed cotton styles that will be hy-
brids between shirts and sweatshirts.
If comfort is the motif, then clothiers
have found a thousand ways of ex-
pressing it.
Bali Prints Snappy
Bali prints, which came into con-
spicuous notice last summer, will re-
turn more flamboyant than ever.
Borrowed from the Hawaiian beach
boys, these are walking billboards of
interesting places. Hawaiian and
Mexican scenes are still in demand,
but new styles will show scenes of the
New York and San Francisco fairs.
As yet there has been no announce-

Howiijr A bout. Some A mericain
Fashions For Us Armericans?


Who Are These Britishers
That They Can Dictate
Our Fashion Trends?,
It comes to us by various and sun-
dry ways that a new magazine for
women's fashions, "Glamour," will
shortly appear. It will try to do the
unprecedented trick of looking here
at home for styles instead of mimick-
ing the latest nightmares from Paris.
To editorialize a little, we heartily
applaud the move. The ladies are
putting the neutrality policy into a
use that should finally bring tang-
ible results.
Esquire's UnAmerican
That reminds us of the policies of
"Esquire," men's style dictator. It
takes no more than a cursory glance
at Esquire's pages to reveal that the
magazine's style experts have their
fingers on the pulse of English fash-
ions rather than American. In the
pictures we see backgrounds of hea-
ther and box-hedges and figures that
exactly fit our stereotypes of Tommy
Why should this be? Are we so
lacking in originality that we must
kowtow to the British? Are we so
sterile of ideas on how to dress that
we must adopt the brain-children of
our monocled god-fathers? Surely

this condition must be abolished.
Americans should dress American.
After all, there is plenty of latent
material begging to be used by Amer-
ican designers. Just look around you.
Down in the Kentucky mountains
we have long ago rebelled against the
distates of London. We have substi-
tuted swanky, ragged-crowned straw
sombreros for English bowlers and
derbies. We make our clothes of blue
denim instead of tweed. We have
strings for suspenders, very chic, and
jackets with specially constructed
flask pockets.
But probably the latest style deve-
lopment that- has caught the moun-
tain fancy are flour-sack trousers.
'These are skillfully woven of empty
flour containers that' have been
bleached. Of course, if they are not
Cully bleached one has a brand on the
hip that says, "Old Mill Flour-Se-
lect Quality," but that is simply a
mark of individuality.
And what about the West? If
American stylists cannot make use of
such distinctive clothing contribu-
tions as the ten-gallon hat, the flap-

tiji~ bootthe hi it gnti hcLeleo r-
9-wmnie. J.Mst observe the lovely in-
tricacy of the stitching on a boot and
there you have a motif that should
foster a whole style trend.
Lots of native American original-
ity is going to waste when we over-
look the native redskin. What about
buckskin-fringed trousers for a novel
touch, or a beaded headband, with
or without feather, to keep the hair
out of the eyes?
Seminoles Flashy Dressers
Down in the Evergla'des of Florida
are found spiffier dressers than Ep-
som Downs ever saw. They are the
Seminole Indians and what they
can't do with a bolt of material isn't
worth doing. They have the most
flamboyantly original stripes and
counter-stripes that a tailor ever
visioned. And they blush unseen.
We are reminded of a skit that
Olsen and Johnson resurrect once in
a while. It depicts Paul Revere riding
up to a cottage and shouting, "The
British are coming." A lovely crea-
ture in a diaphanous negligee comes
to the door and says, "Oh, but my
husband won't be home for a long
time." Paul turns around, shoots his
horse and yells. "To hell with the
Them's our sentiments exactly.

New Spring BeIt s Are Designed
To Give Relief To Male Torso
Belts for spring wear this year have
been designed with a view to give re-
lief to the belt-worn male torso.
The braided belt with a turned
cylinder ecect at the sides is made
especially for greater snugness and
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, su(h as pigskin
trimmed 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 tropical
fabrics should be in vogue.
Some of the novelty belts that have
been designed are of woven Lastex in
colorful club stripings, and leather or
twine with colored inserts. Another
model that is being shown mainly in
the larger cities is a combination
belt-pouch, serving the double func-
tion of belt and pocketbook.

ment of bank nights or double fea-
Gabardine and twill sports shirts
will be in pastel hues in order to pro-
vide a variety of clothing combina-
tions. Saddle-stitching will be a new
touch, and the shirts can be worn
inside or outside the trousers-the so-
called "in-or-outer" style.
For warmer weather, the clothing
connoiseur will have super-cool shirts
of jute-rag or friar-cloth with short
sleeves and crew necks.
One of the eye-catchingest of the
new bush-coats is a big, bulky, yet
cool model. in suede cloth,, made of




spun rayon. It has an out-doorsy
look about it, with heavy construc-
tion, saddle-stitching and four big
pockets with leather buttons.
The most popular clothing colors
on display seem to be lovat green,
ivy green, cruise blue and, of course,
camel's hair.

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That's the Dobbs way of leading the current
style-trend to broader brims. A mere fraction
of an inch can make or mar the beauty of a
brim.That's why better dressed ren are leav-
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