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Lightweight Felt, Welted Edges'
Are Features Of New Spring 'Hats

Ultra Casual Boys Given By Daily Fashion Expert


If you're bald, it's a necessity; if
you're the least bit anxious to im-
press the little woman, it's para-
In short, you've got to wear a hat
this spring.
Not that we mean you must wear
a 10 pound helmet. Now that the
radiator no longer looms large in our
daily life, the heavyweight hats of
winter can be put aside with a sigh of
relief and the well-dressed man can
turn with pleasure to the lightweight
smart felts suitable for spring wear.
Let's establish a few basic facts,
however. First, the average head
size of American men is 7/. Second,
"welted edge; rakish crown, swagger
brim," is the six-word description of
the hat that young men are going to
wear this spring. Third, hats are, on
the whole, going to be lighter in
Snap Brim Still Here
Here's a description of some of the
better hats of the coming season:
first there's the snap brim hat with
snap - and we mean snap and
plenty of it. This hat is featured in
all smart spring shades, especially
light green and light grey, with plain
and welt edges sharing honors.
Then there is the "crusher." It's
the type of hat you can put on now
and wear almost continuously until
the end of sumumer. The material,
imported crusher, is exceptionally
light in weight, and there is the fur-
ther claim for it that "you can roll
it, put it in your pocket, and its
smartness is still uhurt."
Among the sportier snap brim hats
for young men is the one that carries
a game-bird feather in the band to
emphasize its rakishness. The narrow
band is new and smart; the material
is of a light, subdued color.
One of the best looking of the cur-
rently stylish hats is the "cavalier."
This head covering got its name from
its resemblance to the hats of the
dashing cavaliers of medieval Eng-
land. The hat is made of soft, light-
weight felt and has a narrow band.
The brim, featuring a pronounced
curl should always be worn turned
Low Crown Conservative
More cnservative is the low crown,
wide-brim hat with the welt edge.
This hat is always worn with the
brim snapped down and is an excel-
lent country job.
The cap, too, is winning increasing
favor for country wear. It may be
worn with a one-piece top or in a
new small varsity shape that has
seven pieces and a button in the
Tyrolean and semi-Tyrolean hats
are seen more and more on well-
dressed men. Tyroleans look best in
shades of brown and green. Especial-
ly featured with these hats is a tweed
For more formal town occasions as
well as for wear with the dinner
jacket, the black or midnight blue
Homburg is recommended. This hat,
becoming to most men, may be worn
with semi-sports suits as well, and
is also appropriate in shades of brown
or gray. The most pronounced fea-
ture of the spring Homburg, however,;
is its relatively extreme lightness in

T11everyone becoming style con-1
scious the boys who like to keep
up that delightfully casual appear-
ance, are being shoved aside. No
one thinks about them anymore as
they recline in their delightful slop-
piness. No one cares. They are being
slighted. Therefore, Studs will take
up the hint that doesn't seem to have
to have been dropped by anyone.
Studs will give the boys who don't
care a few style pointers so that they
will not feel slighted. Therefore, read
Sox Required
All the style books require sox this
year. It' doesn't matter so much
whether there feet in them or not.
Just so the ankles are there. Thl
ankles must be there. You must just
remember that you cannot take off

your shoes, for, then, just having the
ankles /wouldn't help.
Also to be remembered is the fact
that you don't have to wear garters,
except when your sox droop. There
is no excuse for droopy sox. In fact,
droopy sox are rather disgusting to
look at. Of course you don't have
to look at them, but think of your
chagrin when people begin to point
you out as a type-the droopy sax
Fringe To Be Avoided.
Also to be avoided is the so-called,
five star final pants style. This is
an old fashion institution faithfully
carried on by members of the fourth
estate, but it is a fashion that looks
singularly uninviting on the more
respectable gentry. It is also known
as the "fringe style," and its disting-
uishing feature is the unravelled


bottom. This style goes best
extremely dirty saddle shoes.,

the toes of which curl disdainfully around-to opening their Cnristmas
up toward heaven. However, it must presents. Also popular is a delicately-
be reiterated that this style is no styled leather bow-tie, the type that
sure fire thing when you're on that truck drivers have always worn. It
special date. In fact, many girls, is finally coming into its own among
even here at Michigan, have been members of the more disreputable
known to refuse to go out with fel- set.Le colege students like.
lows dressed in this delightfully slip-
shod manner. It has also been known Finishing Touch Given To
o be rather unsuccessful when the Ensemble By Fine Gloves
wearer is seeking a job. But, no mat-
ter, the reporters like it, and they It is only by giving the proper at-
are rather admirable people. If you tention which details of fashion merit
like the type. that a really smart ensemble may be
At last, we come to the tie, Ties are achieved. Until the weather gets very
being worn without spots this year, warm, every man should wear gloves
and cerise is virtually taboo. Red,out-of-doors.

violent, awful red is being worn by
all the boys who have finally gotten


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Plain, Simple And Solid Color
Polo Shirts Featured In Spring

Polo shirts this year definitely seem
to be shorn of gadgets, strings, rib-
bons and other do-hickeys which
have adorned the snappier models of
bygone years. Plain, simple, solid-
color shirts are on the way in.
Of course, the best polo shirt to
wear is one that has stamped on it,
"Property of Department of Physical
Education, University of Michigan,"
but if you are of the unfortunate
majority that is unable to procure
these, there are many next-bests.
The solid white shirt, of course, is
the most popular number. These
as ever, are obtainable in many vari-
eties, and either with or without
colored lining strips around the arms
and collar. For the chauvenistic
youth, new varieties of the Michigan
"T" shirt are being brought out by
the local merchants. These vary
from =shirts simply labeled "UM" to
garments with "University of Michi-
gan" and the official Michigan seal
emblazoned across their fronts.
For the affiliate, whether he be
connected with dormitory, fraternity,
or cooperative, shirts with name and
seal of the organization are becoming
New this year are the deep rich
hues of solid color cotton and rayon
shirts. In blue, royal scarlet, deep
purple and maroon, these should sat-
isfy the tastes of those who dislike
solid white or its dust-attracting pro-
And now the problem of sleeves ...

There are two schools of thought re-
garding polo shirt sleeves. The free-
dom school maintains that sleeves
should be no longer than 11/2 inches,
thus providing the arm with absolute
freedom of motion. The protection
school advocates sleeves three to five
inches in length, claiming that they
I offer protection against draught and
have better perspiration-absorbing
qualities. Both schools have their
points, and as a result, the shirts are
available in two sleeve lengths.
Although the plain and simple cot-
ton shirts have gained in popularity,
silk and cotton shirts of numerous
other varieties are by no means out
of the picture.
Gaily colored silk shirts with handy
pockets, following where last years'
style left off, promise to resume their
The Hawaiian aloha shirts have
definitely caught on and prove to
be this season's favorite with those
who like to 'go native.' These shirts
are in the very brightest of colors,
picturing anything from the palms
of Waikiki to the Perisphere and Try-
lon. It is definitely not advisable to
wear these aloha shirts to Health
Service when you have your eyes test-
Another fashion note from the em-
erald isles is the wearing of shirt-tails
outside of the trousers. This swank
Palm Beach fashion originated in
Hawaii ('W' as in 'wegetable') and
has since been taken up by exponents
of the style-plus-comfort movements.

The way these Stroock camel hair sport
jackets last! Even our smartest customers dry
clean them season after season, for they grow
old as gracefully as anybody or, anything
we know.

In the classic natural camel hair shade-in a
conservatively smart three button plain back,
center vent model.

will put these shoes on your feet and they'll
take you around all day in he-man comfort.
Every Osteo-path-ik will give you glove-soft
comfort and tough, long wear . . . and you
get all this IN STYLE! They're nailess
. . that's why they need no breaking-in.



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Reflecting the youthful viewpoint

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IS THE STYLE. . . It is no longer fashionable nor

wise to look as though you were poured into your clothes .. .
"At Ease" is the word for University men that are enjoying that

supreme comfort which is typical

of Stein-Bloch clothing by

The suit so skillfully designed that every movement is free as

the air.

Broad shouldered, full chested and when you see them

you'll agree.

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