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March 22, 1939 - Image 11

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The Saddle Shoes Still Have It Among Collegiate Footwear Fi


Shhiy Brown
And Whites In
Lead As Usual
Mexican Huaraches And
Norwegian Brogans Add
Variety To Foot Styles
Saddle shoes are saddle shoes, and
collegiates are collegiates, which no-
body can deny. Therefore this spring
will see more shiny brown saddles,
atop red, red rubber soles, smartly
held by white stitching, than have
ever stood outside Angell-.Hall before.
Put t ortunately there are those in-
teetuals who refuse to cowtow to
the masses, and insist on wearing
sompething else. Well, while you're
wearing something else, you might
as ,well wear something else that is
smart stuff.
Ruarache Back{
.ast year a full-blooded Mexican
Huarache appeared and ws grabbed
at for lounging and beach wear. This
year the manufacturers using the de-
mand created last year as a guide
produced gum sole half-huarache
tlht is the smartest thing so far. It is
that high yaller, has regular shoe
laces, and uppers, but the lowers are
interlaced strands of pigskin that al-
loW plenty of freedom and foot com-
fort. They're smooth and staid
enough for wear from early spring
right through the summer into late
faJ. And they'll last too. They
avoid the impracticable moccasin
style yellow shoes of last spring that
burst the toe stitches after several
weeks wear, in that there is no stitch-
ing to burst.
Another popular number will be
the Norwegian brogues that came
this fall and failed to achieve any
notable success. But this spring, we
predict, will really see the Norwe-
gian brogues getting stepped on, and
by.more than a few Michigan men.
These smoothies are almost com-
pletely new in design. They have an
extra thick gum or rubber sole that
is g ued to another narrower sole un-
Rough-Grain Pigskin
Thn the conventional lacing is
abandoned for a two-hole lace job
o4, the outside at the top. A rough-i
grain pigskin is used and an entirely
uiusual shoe is the result. The toe
is, a . semi-squared, semi-turned-up
af(air, that adds immeasurably to the
unusualness of the shoe. '
The white-shoe boys wno also want
to break from the saddle shoe hier-
archy have something special wait-t
ing for them: a thick red rubberi
soled, all white buck shoe, that will
defy .any others to surpass it for
neatness and style. The rubber must
be thick, the buck rough, and the toe
A smart shoe can set off a mediocre
outfit .and make it look good. There-
fore we can not overemphasize the
care needed in the selection, of foot-
wear. The three shoes described
above will go well with anything you
can think of. Saddle shoes just go,
well or not, with anything you can
think of.-
,or real informal wehr white moc-
casins with white rubber soles have
yet to be beaten. A bush coat or beer
jacket, light slacks and white moc-
casins make a completely careless and
neat relaxing outfit.


'Snap Brims
Collegians on 20 eastern campuses
pay more than $1,000,00 annually for
their 'haberdashery, reports a well
known hatter, and such expenditures
will almost double after the new
Spring fashions sweep the nation.
Current favorite of the college man
is the well known hat with a snap
brim, kicked up in back. This type
has kept -its popularity since the early
days following the now legendary
stock market crash of '29.
Light weight felts for Spring and
Summer wear have been appearing
with narrow welt edges and ribbon
bands. The very light weight models
go to the extremes with narrow tubu-
lar bands and raw edges.
Colors Are Gay
Spring colors tend to be gay, pre-
dominently dusty green, dusty tan,
dusty gray and dusty blue. Brighter
colors such as blue green. light tan
and light gray are being used to satis-
fy the ego of those collegians who
want to stand out.
Dusty green -as shown by advance

Are.AgainIn The Van.
ican Collegiate Chapeai


in mind is the larger the man, the
larger the brim.
In the East large wide brims have
been enjoying a vogue, Slowly, the
wide brim is invading the Middle
West ,nd proving very popular.
Tyrolea . For Sport Only
Tyrolean models and porkpies, al-
though very popular in the fall, have
lost ground. Spring will find them
being used for spectator sports by the
well dressed collegian.
The vexing problem of feather size
is disturbing many collegians. The
style wise are convinced that the big-
ger and better the feather, the hand-

circles about the English noblemen
who order their butlers to wear their
new chapeaux for a few. weks in or-
der to acquire that well seasoned,
comfortable look. Psychologists are
at a loss to explain man's strange
quirk of character which makes him
go to any means in order to escape
wearing a hat that looks new.


Two English Shoemakers Ply
An Ancient Trade In Ann Arbor
Suggesting the proud cobbler of'i "'Ow do you loike boots?" asks the
Galsworth's "Quality," two English proprietor and then you sense his true,
shoemakers have settled in Ann Ar- love. Shoes are all roight, but boots,
bor and offer to the connoiseur of 'unting boots there's where the true
fine attire shoes that are "tailor-Icraftsman's art enter in. He brings
made" to fit the feet. out plain tan riding boots that glis-}
A Bloomin' Art ten with the polish of perfection,
The two grizzled . craftsman are black military-style boots, white-
footed English hunting boots that
replicas of each other, both speaking seem out-of-place without hounds
proudly of the perfection of their and the tantivy of hunting horns.
handiwork, and speaking of it with r -Galsworthy's shoeman died of star-
a cockney brogue that seems to have vation, but there seems to be no need
come direct from limehouse. Shoe- to worry for Ann Arbor's masters.
making to them is an art, and you Not while they have their boots to
know that each pair of shoes they give customers salestalks.1
mare receives the same care that a
painter devotes to a masterpiece.
We think only of fussy old bache-
lors having shoes specially made for
them, and therefore for us hand-
made brogans take on a context of
staid and ugly comfortableness. You
can find shoes like this in the local
shoe shops, shoes whose only reason
for being is that they are guaranteed
not to rub, not to bite, not to harm
the gouty foot in any way.
Solid Leather Construction '
But there are youthful styles too-
-pebble-grained leather sports shoes,
crepe soles, the latest laceless styles.
All are made of solid leather. with
no linen lining to wear out, made to
last the proverbial lifetime.

Trace Periodical
CyclesOf Styles
Both Men's And Women's
Fashions Repeat
Both men's and women's fashions
repeat themselves. There are varia-
tions and improvements, of course,
but nmiy of the essnt iAl features
of the style will turn up periodically.
Sometimes the cycle takes 25 years to
repeat-sometimes only five.
The covert cloth type coat which
is so popular this spring was also in
fa-vor 100 years ago, when it was
worn by English country gentlemen.
About 25 years ago it made its ap-
pearance as a smart town topcoat in

1 t
wholesale sales is enjoying a boom
because of the facility with which it
blends with natural covert topcoats
and suits. Together with the other
dusty colors it satisfies man's strange
unaccountable wish to be never seen
with a new hat perched jauntily on
his head.
The tale is current in haberdashers'
fingertip length models. These coats
were cut very fully and carried large
Today the covert cloth coat in trim
tailored models either fly front and
single breasted or double breasted is
one of the smartest coats for town
wear. It is also suitable for country
wear when cut on country lines.

Hats Are- Typed
Together with the production of
new and far handsomer hats than
ever before, hatters are beginning a
campaign to educate the buyer in the
kind of hat he should buy Every
man's face is different and, ideally,
every man should have a different
hat to suit his face.
Individual measurements being im-
possible, the industry has found for
the majority of faces that a brim two
and three eighths inches wide is sat-
isfactory. A rule always to be kept

somer the hat. However, other auth-
orities claim that the giant size
feathers in current popularity are- a
passing fad, for the male of the species
will soon realize how dangerously
close he is making his chapeau look
like a woman's when he sticks a
feathered monstrosity into it and cells
it fashionable, eh what?





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