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TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY~..~~
Tab, Trubenized Coll
Are Expected To Ret
By WILL SAPP
The only different thing al
shirts this year is the collar .
fact this has been about thee
difference in men's shirts for the
So pay heed to your collars.
Last season's most popular s
the button-down collar in white
ford cloth. is being replaced b
shirt of practically the same de
It's the Oxford cloth again wi:
short-point flaring collar. Two
tabs in each point (which just w
show) keep the collar neat 101
and unwrinkled. The wide p
leave room for one of those solid
or knit ties that match so well
coarse Oxford cloth. But don't c
those button-downs out! They're
many a man's favorite, and with
reason. No tie pins with eithe
these collars, of course.
Trubenized Collars Back
Trubenized collars, those some
stiff ones that don't really re
starching, are still moving in,
mainly because of their practicat
But they don't fit in the college/nm
picture as well as soft Oxfor
If it's a casual neatness you u
try a tab collar shirt. No collar p
to flap, no room for the tie to
. . . it's the shirt for the busy
who hasn't time to glance in a i
now and then.
Among colors, you'll be wi
choose blue or brown. Red (in
stripes) is close behind. The best
ing colored shirt in Ann Arbor':
is the short pointed collar with
ish stripes. That's the narrow si
in assorted colors on a white I
Yes, they still sell detachable
lar white shirts. They are perfe
that semi-formal fraternity me
but that's about all. But if you di
them, just remember to wear sil
... not heavy wools or knits .. .
them. And just because you car
a fresh collar on a shirt every
don't wear the shirt for three or
days. After all, collar and shirt s
match, you know. Which exp
why you shouldn't wear those w
collar-blue shirt jobs. They're
right for bachelors over 35.
And speaking of starching, ren
ber this: when a collar is he
starched it shrinks up to t
eighths of an inch. This is impo
if you wear a tight 14 or 15.
shrinkage can mean the diffe
between comfort and a chaffed
But don't get your collars too bi
collars should. fit snugly. Send
shirts to a reputable laundry an
for No. 1 grade straching.
Gold for Collar Pin
If you're going to wear a colla
(and there's nothing better with
tabless-tab collars) remember
gold is the color. But if your
has fairly long points or is sta
well enough to lay down byi
forget the pin . . . it merely
fuses things. When you wear th
tie the knot of your tie small en
and push the pin up towards
knot as far as possible. Aftei
the collar pin has a purpose, a.
can't accomplish it down neai
Along the formal line: take th
vice of the salesman if you're
sure. But don't forget, it's the
down collar (attached to shirt
tuxedos and dinner jackets and
collars for white tie and tails. A
all, no wing collars with tuxes.
higher the collar, the more fc
your are, and surprisingly eno
the more comfortable.
Pleated Front for Tux
Naturally you'll want the ple
front or pleated silk for the tu
But the latest in "boilerplates'
your tails is the waffle design wi
matching tie and white vest.
Stay away from these long e
gerated point drape collars,,and 1
rounded wing tip collars. Monog
on your shirt aren't exactly the tY
lout what can you do if your girl
it for you?
You don't necessarily need a<
press in your paits, but wear ar
clean shirt. It is your most notice
piece of clothing. And if that c
just doesn't show a half an inch a)
your suit coat (like it should), we
try standing up straight.
By S. R. WALLACE
The traditional Christmas warn-
ing "Get them something frivolous"
applies as well to men as it does to
women, except that "frivolous" in the
masculine sense is synonomous to
, 17ow4K the time to' 4ee-
VAN BOVE N'S (ineleection
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Want Something Different'
For Christmas? See Below,
You want to give something 'dif-1
ferent' for Christmas? Not a wallet,
or ties or a purple plaid muffler, but
Here are a few suggestions which
cannot be guaranteed to please their
recipients, but.at least they will bear
the staip of originality, or eccentri-
For the young men who may be
related to you through blood, an all-
night beer binge, or consistent Sat-
urday night dating, we hold that a
picture ring is the thing. In case you
don't read the pulp magazines, var-
ious mail order jewelry-photography
companies are offering to reproduce
from any ordinary snapshot a form
of attractive celluloid ring bearing
your own physiognomy on its square
surface. All you do is pick out your
mose flattering likeness, send it with
so much in stamps etc. to the order
house, and a nice Christmas package
is delivered at your door for the holi-
day gift bearing. The advertisements
even offer to make you their local
agent, in the event you can supply
suitable references, and in the event
you first must earn the wherewithal
to buy their novel product..
Another surprise package that you
might send via the pulp mags' is a
complete set of "jokers' practical
jokes." Usually a complete back page
of Horror or Weird Tales is devoted
to a company offering to provide
you with itching powder, ventrilo-
quism courses, exploding cigars, rings
with.concealed holes that reveal "fas-
cinating French pictures," and 1940
gag books. A whole slew of this ma-
terial would be just the thing for a
bosom pal who is running out of hisl
own practical jokes.
For ,the more serious minded a
unique gift may be a pair of polaroid
sun glasses (which might be used to
ward off snow blindness while waiting
for California weather); a hand-
carved wooden tie rack, disguised as
Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse, which
is useful as a gathering place for a
fraternity house's cooperative ties;
or perhaps a series ticket to May Fes-
tival Concerts on campus, or Car-
negie Hall concerts, and their equiv-
alent in your own localities.
About the most unusual, and one
of the most appreciated gifts that can
be made on campus to the masculine
contingent is the new 'perpetual beer'
present. It takes a bit or organizing,
but not too much coin or trouble. The
idea is simply this: make arrange-
ments with a local beverage dispen-
sary to deliver a bottle, or three, or a
case of beer to the gentleman in
question over a period of time start-
ing on Christmas day. It works on
the order of a magazine subscription
which is advertised as the perfect hol-
iday gift since at issue the giver i,
remembered and "thanked once
again." Each time friendship mad
wane, a case of his favorite beer ar-
rives, and Christmas cheer carries or
into the future for as long as your
pocketbook can stand.
Along the same line-that is, a per-
petual reminder of your generosity
-is a gift designed for your bashft,
bosom-pal who likes women, but can-
not get himself a date. You ge
them for him . . . a series of Satur
day night dates,
Not only is a sports gift an appre-
ciated one to the sportsman, it is also,
from your own viewpoint, an imper-
sonal or personal one suited to any
sort of relatidnship.
Especially timely in the Yuletide
season are skis, ice skates or tobog-
gans. If the budget is limited, how-
ever," the number of items that are
appropriately connected with certain
sports are unlimited. For skiing, for
instance, a pair of gaberdine-leather
snow gloves are well within the $2
limit. Ski poles are also in .this price
range, or a little higher, but it is sug-
gested that one does not become a
Greek bearing gifts by failing to first
make sure the poles' recipient has a
pair of skis.
Other skiing aides are ski caps
priced at $1, woolen socks, mufflers
ear muffs, ski wax (there are several
different kinds of wax for different
types of snow weather, and these may
be had in sets), a set of traps or s
Even though the cold winds turn to
ice as winter rolls along, there will
still be Minter riding enthusiasts, and
for this type of sportsman there are
riding boots to be had, anywhere
from $2.50 to $50; riding pants, win-
ter jackets, and special knit riding
gloves which allow grgater freedom
for the hands on reins.
Ice skaters will appreciate any-
thing from a lowly pair of ankle sup-
ports, which will make all the dif-
ference in the world to their skating.
to a pair of racing blades.
Because athletic activity is of such
importance and so much pleasure to
most men, even disassociated articles
that are reminiscent of sports have
an extra flavor as gifts. The newest
pipes on the market have bowls
carved in the form of the head of
a be-helmeted football player. Book
ends fasioned into likenesses of horses
heads, discus throwers, crouching
Lootball men, etc., may be bought for
l up to $10.
Hand-ball gloves are of some use
to sedentary college men who have
time for only an occasional workout
it the gym. The gloves and a couple
of superior-make balls may be had
.or under $5.
ROBES of fine, luxurious quality silk in the
season's best shades and patterns.
collar wrap-arounds, priced at 10.50 to 15.00
VAN BOVEN TIES are not "Christmas Ties" but
ties that are ideal Christmas gifts. Our large selec-
tion of wools, foulards, satins, and Repps makes
your choice easy.
We wrap and mail for you.
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at the botom
SHETLAND and CASHMERE SWEATERS im-
ported from Scotland.
AN BOVEN SHIRTS are made by America's
est producer of men's shirts, with special
tention to detail not ordinarily found in
rts in our price range.
E HOSIERY of lisle -and wool patterns that
p the Scotch influence.
BOVEN GIFTS reflect the true
Imas spirit. They are dppreci-
EVENINGS AT HOME, a man likes to
kick off his heavy shoes and ease his
tired feet into the heavenly comfort
of a good pair of slippers. Here's your
cue for Christmas giving! So choose
now from our ample stocks.
A zipper style with warm sheep
ated by the person accustomed to
Special Christmas Charge Accounts are now available.
Opera style in Black,
Blue-Brown, and Wine, Full
leather-lined . . $3.25 to $4.00
with soft or hard
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