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December 02, 1938 - Image 11

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Ties And Socks


Cravats Ever
The Favorite
Among Women
7- Fold Foulard Proves
Outstanding Style This
Year; Knits Also Strong
When jolly old St. Nick rolls around
each year with his bundle of presents,
ushering in a season of good will to
men he brings with him what is con-
sidered by the male population of
this country as a scourge, a blight, a
t curse on mankind-Christmas ties.
For years and years people have
been giving Christmas ties. The in-
defatigable souls who make such
thoughtful gifts are a race that is
outstanding for its ignorance of style,
its persistence, and its extreme sens-
tveness when their precious presents
look strangely new after six years, or
else disappear iy Christmas after-
End The Tie Menace
- However, there is no reason why
this evil should continue to exist.
Knowing that millicns of harassed
males are behind us we wish to take
the initiative in a move to eradicate
Christmas ties. There is no reason
why you or anyone else should be
classed in the low category of being
a Christmas tie-giver. So if you will
heed the following rudiments of sar-
torial dogma' you can save yourself
much worry and anxiety in selecting
Yuletide gifts.
There is nothing wrong with ties.
Or at least with most ties. There isn't
a man who wears a shirt who has
enough ties. But the trouble has al-
ways been that loving mother, or sis-
ter, surprise dad with some purple
and lavender creation with orange
dots. And every time company comes
dad has to trot out his Christmas tie.
And how he rues the occasion!
Style Essential
But if the masculine sense of style
rather than the feminine flair for
ludicrous colois and materials is kept
in mind, the tie remains the unchal-
lenged king of gifts.
This year the dark colored, knitted
tie, with the squared bottom is re-
turning stronger than ever it was
a few years ago. Blue, maroon, and
green knitted ties, set off with a smart
clasp will turn an ordinary white
shirt and any suit into the smartest
of afternoon, evening or sportswear
outfits. These cravats, are perfect
for neatness and simplicity, and in
keeping with the general trend in
accessories this year are extremely
rich looking. The price range is un-
limited, running from as low as 25
cents for thinner machine-made pro-
ducts (and a 25 cent knitted tie looks
three times its price whilean ordin-
ary tie at that price isn't worth the
time it takes to buy it) to as high
as $3 for hand-knitted ties.
Variety Needed
But a man's tie selection depends
on variety for its quality. In the
regular tie field this season seven-
fold foulards are the thing. These
cravats are much higher than the
knitted ties, but are worth every
penny. They are a radical change
from the odl-fashioned tie that was
sewed down the back with a hemp lin-
ing inside. The best of the old ties
needed pressing after four or five
wearings. Foulards however, are
made by folding the cloth into the
tie shape, and the chief practical
virtue is that they are absolutely
wrinkle-less. The favorite textile is
the imported silks, and here the de-

signs and colors are far less conserva-
tive than the knitted ties, but with
equal fine effect. Stripes, plaids, and
checks are passe this season, while
polka dots and floral motifs, and
other unorthodox designs are being
manufactured, and received very fa-
vorably. The foulards range from
four to seven folds, and the price'
varies directly with the number of
Bow Ties Vanishing
Bow ties are definitely far less
popular this year than they have been
for the past two years. The ready-
made bow tie is completely gone from
the style world. despite the fact that
manufacturers have turned out some
very creditable designs. The wide
tie is becoming unpopular, and what
little demand remains is for "tie-your
self" modified string bows. The
modified string cravat is a throwback
to the Civil War era and is the only
popular bow this season. It is thin
and long, and squared at both ends.
Color and design can be loud, me-
dium, or conservative. The chief
difficulty in buying bow ties for gifts
is that not every man can wear them.
It takes both a dexterity to make
them hastily in the morning and the
ability to avoid looking like a mis-
placed waiter. However if dad, bro-

Variety Of New Articles Makes
AppearanceIn Luggage Field
Next to "bolts," it would seem the fastener tops into which fit other
Michigan man likes best traveling to articles such as shaving equipment.
football games, to Ypsilanti and more A novelty clothesbrush, in the style
of the morphine smuggler, has a hol-
immediately the home town. The lowed out handle, in the shape of a
luggage problm this year has been baseball bat, for further compactness.
made very simple with the new array Small suitcases with a snap lock
of novelties, utilitary items and trav- acid handle are popular with the
eler's items being offered this win- Pullman traveler who would have a
more complete toilete. These are
Compact two and three suiters, are favored in cowhide. Many now have
the latest to keep suits in excellent utility cas6s in which to carry elec-
crease. A wide choice of pigskins, tric shavers.
cowhide, the grained leathers andrshes.
canvas will meet every need, and with The most popular form of light lug-
air travel becoming more and 'more gage is still the utility bag, which
a popularly accepted mode of travel, offers more room than the ordinary
lightness is a paramount need. ' brief case. They are made in all
sizes in' grained, cowhide, and pig-
In keeping with the need for light- skin leathers, with either lids or
ness, such items as toilet sets, brushes catch openings.
and so on, are being designed to take
up as little space as "possible. For
example, hair brushes have slide b

Gift-Wrapped Garters
Garters in gay colors often make
suitable Christmas gifts. Many garter
manufacturers wrap their product in
regular gift packages for the Christ-
mas trade.
After all, there is no more im-
portant minor dress essential, un-
less it is suspenders, in spite of the
no-garter rule of many collegians
It's the quality that counts.
A gift from our stock of
selected quality Men's Wear

is sure to pie
A tie of Priestle
imported Nor-Ea
Fabric makes a fi
gift at $1.00.
Bradleys Sweate
in a range of i
styles and coloring
$2.95 to $4.9?5.

Fine new patterns
in Jayson Shirts
and Pajamas $2.0
ys .-1
Robes in silk and
flannel are sure to
please $5. to $11.95
'r 4,
g r " . r . Iose
Christmas boxed in
tw o's or three's, at
35c and 50c
se- x

f rom the
A Fine
SMiltons Suit
$ 50 and $2250
Large Selections
in this:-
Many other items
All Gifts put in

Give him glo
we have a fine
lection in lined
unlined at $1.00

I I I ~ )ilk 1and )atinic I ics $ -00 to 11$2.00I

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