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FormmFitting, Snug, Smart Topcoat Ideal For Sprinp

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Shirts Chosen
Well Improve
Male Apparel
Many Colors And Patterns.
Offer Wide Variety
Of Choices
True is the phrase that clothes
make the man, but truer is the less
commonly known axiom that shirts
make the clothes.
Not only can a good shirt turn an
old suit into a smart outfit, but a
poorly chosen shirt can ruin an en-
tire ensemble. A black shirt with a
blue suit, we will admit, would not
only be in bad taste, but extremely
unhealthy (for the wearer) as well.
But a white coft collared, button-
down, oxford shirt with a brown or
reddish tie makes an extremely
smooth outfit, even with the dark
blue suit.
There is nothing much neater for
those conservatively inclined than
Just that outfit finished off with buck
all-white shoes with a thick rubber
sole. But the proper shirts must be
Shirts Are Light
This spring, shirts will be light in
both color and cloth. Made of light
Madras, Twill Breeze, and porous
Oxfords, these fabrics are not so
light that they will not hold form or
will stretch, but are light enough to
be cool and comfortable. A two-ply
Grenadine promises to be the most
successful of these materials.
This hardy cloth will be the favo-
rite of men who like a touch of
something different in their dress.
The other textiles will be used in the
regular spring shirts, which will
range from Belmont colors and me-
dium wide spread collars worn with
a pin, to the modified and button-
less trubernized Kents, which look
more like tabless tab collars. But
for the man who calls for something
different, for the man with nerve
and verve enough to wear his clothes
as he likes them, it is the two-ply
Grenadine shirts, in every pastel
shade, that will be his favorite.
There is something fascinating
about a pastel. It is there in a
Grenadine garment, and it is there
in a field of fresh snow. It is some-
thing indescribable-the solidness of
the color and the shade that is
achieved. A pearly gray, or a smooth
buff looks extremely smart under a
new, very popular camel's hair sport
jacket. To be properly appreciated
this shirt must be seen and they are
on display in the better town haber-
New Stock Expansive
For early spring, ,however, and
for those conservative dressers who
would rather not blossom out in
bush coats and Grenadine shirts, and
whom we have been promising some-
thing, there are a great stock of new
spring shirts to be had.
In general, the ordinary shirts this
spring will be bamboo and ecru or
other light backgrounds. The well
dressed man will wear shirts that are
clean, clear, fresh and neat" If he
likes, he may have stripes, and he
probably will, but the stripes will
not be clustered. The stripes may
be single, double, triple, or even quad-
ruple, but they will be simple like
the British stripes of a few seasons
For ordinary afternoon, business
and evening attire, the rather long
three-inch point collars will be worn,
with the previously mentioned med-
ium wide spread. The collar meets
all the requirements a man can ask
of a shirt. For those who :are par-
ticularly hard on a long-point collar,
and -find their points wilting in hot

weather, the trubenized, no-starch
collars will be more practical but
perhaps less comfortable.
Stylists" Differ
Leading stylists differ as to whether
the universal favorite, the button-
down collar, will return again this
coming season. Some say the stu-
dents have had their fill. We feel
otherwise, and are inclined to side
with those merchants who think it
safe to stock up on the button-downs
for some time to come. Although
men have been wearing them for
four or more years now, they are not
tired of their practical comfortable
It is with a special inward satis-
faction that we mark the demise of f
the white collar-collared body shirts
which so many men took a delight
to. These shirts, with false attached
white collars and cuffs, made poor
substitutes for the separate collar
Sport Clothes Join
Comfort And Style
You wearers of sport clothes will

Heavy, Loose
Raglans Pass
From Scene
Reversibles Will Maintain
Popularity As Standardj
Tradition On CaipusI
The idea that topcoats are unnec--
essary for spring is an extreme fal-
Though the heavy winter jobs and
the loose raglan topcoats that soj
many of us have now, and had in 1929,
are perfectly suitable for country
wear, our tailors tell us that for spring
days in town the ideal coat, the super-
ultra-extra-special 'will be tailored
to fit the figure in a tight squeeze,
thus giving the figure that air of
smartness and sophistication found
so desirable when you've imported a
bit of home town talent for the
Reversibles Maintain Popularity
Of course, local stores indicate that
reversible topcoats will suffer no hu-
miliation in sales this year. They are
already a tradition; reversibles and
saddle shoes have been for years the
campus classic.
But another type of coat is neces-
sary for making that extra impres-
sion. For example, how about a
double breasted nifty made of natur-
al tan covert cloth and carrying a
small change pocket which admirably
accommodates the overflow of fish-
hooks and paper clips. This coat
shoud end somewhere slightly below
the knees and should be moderately
waisted. The man who knows-and
we do mean you-wears a starched
white detachable collar and a bowler
hat or or Homburg along with the
Herringbone Still In
And the nthere is the gray herring-.
bone that is bound to be popular this
season. This coat is featured as a
single-breasted fly front model, but
can also be bought in a double-
breasted edition.
On the whole, however, it can be
concluded that topcoats this year will
be shorter, just slightly below the
knee-length. And, as we've said be-
fore, the irrepressible reversible will
still be a candidate for top honors.
One of the newer reversibles which
looks to be a definite candidate for
high mention is a dark gabardine and
camel-hair job that is,.plenty smart.
Incidentally, there must have been
a plentitude of "ships of the desert,"
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Leather, Cotton,
Elastic Braces,
Are Featured
One of the most important prob-
lems facing the male of the species
is keeping himself clothed-literally,
not figuratively. This means keeping
his trousers at the correct altitude,
correct for modesty, style and com-
fort. This, in turn, involves belts
and suspenders-or, more correctly,'
Little new invades the world of
braces. This year, however, has seen
the advent of "elasti-glass' braces,
garters and belts. These ultra-modern
items are available in colors as well
as in the more conventional color-
less model. Their most outstanding
characteristic is their impermeabil-
ity to perspiration and summer
Broad cotton web braces are an-
other comparatively new- item. They
come in dark stripes, made from
fabric imported from England, and
sport snappy leather "bottoms" for
attachment to button-studded waist-
Leather braces will be popular
again this summer, available in plain
pigskin or bright-dyed colors. They
will be accompanied by the conven-
tional elastic-backed silk numbers.
Novel Wristwatch
Has Several Dials
A new wristwatch has recently been
introduced that has, in addition to an
ordinary dial, a split second hand
which records to fifths of a second.
A series of numbers on the center
of the face aids In computing exactly
how many miles per hour any moving
object may be travelling. An outer
dial can be used to determine how far
away thunderstorms, gun fire and so
forth are.
Accesories to determine the para-
bolic arc of a falling body may be
hand for a nominal cost.

Back To Conservatism Is
KeynoteOfSpring Formals
It's back to conservative Spring are also acceptable although not as
Formal wear for the average male in desirable as the patent leather.
1940, fashion authorities reveal; last The color of socks that are going
year's fads for browns and yellows to be worn with spring formals de-
are definitely out. pends largely upon the studs and
What will be worn throughout the links which will be worn but on no
season are white coat, and midnight conidtion can the socks be made of
blue trousers. This can, of course, anything other than silk. The black
be modified by the wearing of "na- sock, of course, is acceptable with
tural" colored coats (an off-shade of anything but it is more desirable to
white) and the traditional black have socks match the studs.
pants worn with both tuxedos and This year, as well as last, the ma-
tails. roon studs and links are the most
The pants, which will, of course, popular, closely followed by blue and
be without cuffs, came out last sea- black. Green accessories are far be-
son in browns and yellows in addition hind as are plain gold, silver and
to blues and black and despite the pearl studs. If the gold or silver is
fact that some of them may be seen worn the socks must be black.
this season, they are not going to be Again the wearing of both flower
in good style. and handkerchief is considered good
Most popular in the way of coats style and again they have to match
are the double-breasted tuxedos with the. accessories if the later are ma-
shawl collars and the single-breasted roon, blue or green. If the studs are
variety, both being rather longer than gold or silver, however, white hand-
the formal coats last year, for they are kerchiefs are proper.
form-fitting and possess a slight flare Shirts should be white with pleat-
at the hips. ed front sand"made so that studs can
Other popular coats are the double- be worn, fashion authorities say, with
breasted type with two buttons (one medium length, fairly soft, turned
to button) with broad peaked lapels down collars. It is also possible, but
and the single-breasted model with not advisable, to wear regular stiff-
high peaked lapels with fronts that bosomed shirts but winged collars
tlose with one button. are taboo.
Despite the fact that many still in- Another thing which will be used
sist on wearing white shoes with more this year are sashes matching
spring formals, the patent leather studs and links. These are only to
shoe is correct. Ordinary black shoes be worn with single-breasted coats.

Stocks Seen Returning
To Vogue With Jackets
More and more men are favoring
stocks of colored foulard silk or
cashmeres for wear with odd jackets
and slackks or country suits. It is
very easy to learn how to tie one of
these and they may be worn in place
of collar and tie with neckband
shirt in the country.
Horsemen have favored this type
of neckwear for many years, but re-'
cently a taste for stocks has been
shown by country gentlmen for all
types of wear.

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Are you an

or just a
"133 Long"
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So why not invest some
in personal appearance-now,
prices are reasonable?
I College men can't affo
skimp on their appearance.
way to be well dressed noa
is to select a Fashion. Park or
Roches/cr suit, famous for
smart drape and comfortab
Fashion Park suits have the
distinction of being sold in
college town in the counti
unwritten testimony of thei
ARROW has ust introduced


TOO MANY MEN feel that tailor-made suits are
too expensive for what they get. Actually,
they cost no more and you get a better suit
that wears longer, fits better, changes your
appearance. Give us the opportunity to prove
to you that a few dollars in cash means a world
of difference in your appearance.
offers you
POPULAR PATTERNS to choose from.
and many others
You-come in to see A. C. Barth, choose your pattern
and select your style, and with that and two other

STETSON HATS are "stops in
style" this Spring. Even the
girl in your life will mentally
note your good taste, your pref-
erence for fine quality. You
will agree this SPECIAL model
is an exceptional value at ... $5

shirt you can get in any of 12
different sha'-Us. The shirt is a
handsome "Cluster Stripe." You
can get it in chalk-tones, demi-
tones, and dark tones of blue,
grey, greeen, and brown: com-
bining the regular Arrow ex-
clusive features of construction.
Remember ... the buttons never
come off and the fabric 'is San-
forized Shrnnk.

and SPORTCOATS complete our Spring stock.

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