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December 06, 1940 - Image 22

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Wardrobe Bag
Held Essential
There's one piece of men's luggage
that should be a pre-requisite to en-
rolling in college.
That's the wardrobe suitcase.
It comes in every material from
canvas to alligator to natural cow-
hide. It's a large zipper bag that
holds two to three suits, shirts and
ties in one compartment; and a
smaller compartment holds your
shoes, shaving brush, socks.
The most common one folds in the
center and can be hung up for pack
ing. You can cram it full without
fear of wrinkling your clothes. It's big
enough to last you on a two week
trip to Florida this winter or a week-
end trip ,to your roommate's home.
The price on this most utilitarian
piece of luggage runs from about $10.
to $25.
Small week-end bags in calfskin
and pigskin are still the ideal gift.
They're light, quickly packed and
very good-looking.
Prices have come down this year on
light weight airplane luggage. And
don't think you must confine this
type of luggage to air travel. If you've
ever hitch-hiked you'll appreciate its

Experts Praise Cashmere Sweater;
'Touchstone'Booms Leather Vest

Although a hand-knitted Cashmere
sweater is the ideal gift for father,
fiance or brother, not all women and
very few poor, helpless males have
time or ability to hand-knit a snappy
Next best thing, according to fash-
ion experts and their publications, is
one of the soft Cashmere ready-made
models featured at most of Ann Ar-
bor's men's stores. The Cashmeres
run in price from $5 to $15, depending
on the weight and finish of yarn and
Cashmere yarn has been called
"soft as angel wings," and that de-
scription fits it with a high degree of
accuracy. Most of the Cashmere
sweaters are fine knit, made of light
but warm yarn.
Second in popularity only to the
Cashmere is the sweater made from
Shetland wool. Shetlands are heavier
and are not as soft as Cashmeres,
but their prices range from $5 to
Natural colored sweaters and
heather mixtures are currently the
most popular, with camel's hair not
far behind. Safest color for a gift is
the natural shade-tan, almost buff,
-although nearly any color will be
appreciated in a Cashmere or Shet-
land sweater.




Hats Indicate
Most Radical'
Style Change
(Continued from Page 2)
a little in front of the white tie. By
the way, a really fashionable note
will be struck if you wear tie and vest
of matching white pique.
Accent On Comfort
Although the business man in lean-
ing more than ever to the fitted
double-breasted overcoat and top-
coat this winter, the collegiate accent
is still on comfort, with Balmaccan
well up in popularity. Heather mix-
tures, some with light overchecks, are
coming to the fore among patterns,
although herringbones and diagonal
stripes haven't been neglected by the
customers. Absolutely the last word,
of course, is still the Burberry tweed
-still obtainable from England-in
waterproof fabric of nearly any color,
shade or pattern desired.
Semi-Sports Model
A new deal in men's suits has been
made during the past year, with the
semi-sports model coming to the
fore in respectability and popularity.
These suits-generally light tweeds
or flannels-are suitable for school,
country or downtown wear, and bus-
inessmen are sensibly adopting them
for office work.
The accessories worn with these
semi-sports suits must be selected
wear, while brushed cottons or light
wools in pastel shades are ideal for
a transformation to sports clothing.
Ties, shoes and hats should also be
varied to fit the occasion: Homburg,
black calf shoes and regimental
striped tie for town; snap-brim felt,
smoked elk brogues and plain black
knit tie for country.

The leather vest has come to stay.
There is little doubt of that, and if
you doubt it, look about you. Well,
look sharp, but you're bound to see
one, or maybe two on that friend of
yours who is always so dressed.
Leather vests have everything a man
can desire in looks, good taste, that
nice warm feeling, the touch of soft
suede or whatever it may be. Leather
vests are the most important contri-
bution society has made to society
since the beginning of society. They
are plenty nice, let me tell you.
It was four years ago that I had
my first taste (now don't take me
literally) of leather vests. On a dark
and blustery night of the year 1937.
it seems so near and yet so far away,
there came knocking at the door of
my fraternity house, Lambda Chi
Alpha, 1601 Washtenaw, a wander-
ing peddler, bearing in his pack a hell
of a lot of leather vests. My heart
was touched, both by the sight of all
that lovely leather spread out in the
living room and by the strange, mag-
nificent fire in the man's eyes. I
mused to myself. This is a man with a
mission in my life. I picked from
amidst the opulent display, two vests,
simple things, one of smooth yellow
leather, and another of fine imitation
pigskin. What did they cost me? Well,
does it really matter? Price is not
And it was the same year that I
began my own crusade to make the
campus Leather vest conscious. I too
had found in the leather vest the
answer to all those dire problems
which beset the young man at the
beginning of his twenties, and in the
leather vest I found peace and war
incessant. And for three years I
told the world at every available op-
portunity the beautiful story of the
leather vest. It was more than a sur-
face desire, it had became my life's
blood. Somehow I knew, I had a
gnostic sense that the leather vest
was a thing too good for this world,
that it was perhaps a thing out of
place in time, that the workaday
world was not yet ready for the
leather vest. Every once in awhile I
wore one of my vests, mostly the pig-
skin one because the yellow one
looked like oilcloth when I got it into
a strong light, and whenever it did so,
I-felt the satisfaction of those monlr/
of yore in their haircloth shirts, for
I knew I was right, and I gloried in
the ownership of my leather vests.
Last summer I gave to a very young
boy of my acquaintance my yellow
vest. He has been a better boy since.
And to you, all of you, I say, the
leather vest will make a better more
rounded person of you, if you are
man enough to live up to it.

Sox Or Socks
Retain Place
In Popularity
This Year's Colors Make
Them Suitable Presents
For Friends Or Foes
Socks or sox-they still make won-
derful Christmas gifts-and they're
so pleasing to look at and so much
fun to pick out at the store.
This year socks come in three
lengths, entitled peculiarly enough,
long, medium and short. They come
in many consistencies, from glass-
smooth to fuzzy-fluffy. These we
shall not discuss.
But this year's colors-ah, the col-
ors-they are the byootiful! Anything
goes in socks, especially legs. For
instance, bright red socks may be
worn under conservative pin stripe
trousers, if the trousers are long
No longer does the outwardly con-
servative man need to be repressed.
He can wear a pair of wonderfully
bright socks, obscured by a conserva-
tive suit. But, to get more serious,
if you are picking out a pair of socks
for a conservative dresser-use the
necktie rule-for goodness sake-
make them conservative!
Before you buy a pair of socks for
your boy friend, be sure you know his
foot size. Nothing is more annoying
than to have your sock so long that
it doubles under your toes or one so
small that your heel breaks through
with a crash as you put them on.
The short length socks are very
desirable for those men who don't
wear garters, but are not advisable
in the winter when he wants protec-
tion from drafts and snow drifts. But
nowadays, any length sock can be
purchased which has enough elastici-
ty to stay up without benefit of gar-

Every mile he travels he will
appreciate your thoughful-
ness and good judgment-
for there is nothing to com-
pare with this new Wheary
Luggage ... in simplicity of

packing, in
lightness of
rugged good

durability and
weight, and in

Frankly, we're proud just to
have you come
in and look at it. $ A4.00
In a variety of PER sET
leathers from . and up

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327 South Main Phone 4013


Yes, you can be sure that he'll say, "It's just the gift I hoped for",
if you buy your Christmas presents at RABIDEAU-HARRIS. No
chance of "slipping up" when you buy your gift'at Rabideau.
Harris. Come in any time and see for yourself the fine selections
of Christmas gifts that awaits you.

Because you want to
show good taste, give
R.H. Shirts. Beautiful
assortment in plains,
plaids and stripes. All
on price.......1.65
Superior pajamas, for
lounging and sleeping
- in broadcloth, cham-
bray and knitweave,
colors plain and pat-
terns ... 1.65 to 3.00
Rugby all wool sox, in
plain and cross bars, all
plaids and cross bars,
all new colors ... 55c
and 75c a pair.


Gifts to please

Illustrated are only a few of the
many gift suggestions for men to
be found here at prices that will
give you much more for your
money. Complete your list and
your shopping today.

with the finest tempered steel
blades made for men, women,
and children. A fine gift for
the hockey player or social
skiing is rapidly becoming a
leading outdoor winter sport.
A fine pair of skis, ski shoes or
poles as well as wool pants, sox
or cap, make fine Christmas
gifts for anyone.
rackets for use throughout the indoor
sport season. Finest frames and silk or
gut strings. Exercise that will keep you
fit all winter.
Tho p-ct iIn Snocrtr'nn, (cvcdp

Fine grade English Ribbed
lisle hose. Full fashioned.
50c. Heavy lisle anklet hose.
Tie and handkerchief gift
sets in striking new patterns.
1.00 and 1.50
Oxford shirts in Burgandy,
tan blues, greens, and white,

Shanhouse Leather

Jackets an
America's f
.- rthem before b
7.50 to 17.

d Coats.
inest, see
buying .

Fine quality pure Irish linen
handkerchiefs. Gift box of
three. 1.00
Wide selection of choicest
leathers in gloves. Per pair
.50 to 2.50

Other shirts

1.35 -1.95.

Wool gloves. 1.00 to 1.50
Broadcloth, ilk, and knit

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