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September 23, 1941 - Image 33

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Male Fashipn Dictators Ask
Campus Clothes Conservatism


essories Can Jolt X omen Ame
From Sweater-and-Skirt Groove
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n't be long now, soon after {
with 'oels'(fake of course) are be-

razil is the only country in Latin
rica to produce raw silk of com-
cial importance.

Five-day forecasts are made by the United States' factories accounted
Weather Bureau, Department ,,f for 80.5 percent of world motor ye-
Commerce, each Tuesday and Friday hicle production in 1940.

Let's assume that you're a typical'
freshman, which means that you
have probably spent half the sum-
mer reading what the advisory boards
of the fashion magazines ltave
shouted at you in their college issues
-what to wear, what to do, and

even what to say on this or that
campus. /
You know that to be fashionable
at Bennington one wears blue jeans
and a flannel shirt, skis suits go to
class all winter long at Smith, and
bare feet are, right for balmy days
at Sarah Lawrence. You've even
spent all the month of September
sweltering in two-by-four fitting
rooms, wondering, we Imagine, just
what=-out of all the tons of clothes
you've plowed through in college
shops-is right for Michigan.
- Well, to begin with, Michigan is,
quite obviously, not' like an eastern
girls' school. We have men here,'
not so many as last year, perhaps,
on account of the draft, but still
there are plenty of them left, de-
manding as males always do, that
we dress to please them!
Canip Clothes Taboo
So-we don't wear shorts and slacks
to class, we don't wear kerchi fs to
hide our curlers, we vary our sweater
and skirt uniform with an occasion-
al shirtwaist dress or blouse, and
we abandon soiled saddles for brogues
and moccasins, primarily because of
As a campus, Ann Arbor leans to-
ward the conservative. You'll find
the fads such as pigtails and knee-
length stockings that are popular
on eastern campuses don't "click"
here. Not that mop-fringe mittens
or stocking caps or rubber boots are
out of place, for fashions are always
being innovated. They just don't
go to extremes.
Plain suits, plaid suits, checked
suits, tweed .and gabardine suits, in
other words, suits, will be spotting
the campus and classroom. Tail-
ored blouses will compete with
Brooks-type sweaters for the honor
of accompanying skirts. These as
usual will be plaited and gored (dar-
ing prediction!) but the winter ver-
sion of your beloved dirndl shirt is
selling like - mad and promises to
rival the more classic skirts, and
even last year's favorite, the pina-
fore, in popularity.
We Borrow Men's Jackets
Odd jackets, the longer .the bet-
ter, we borrowed from the men last
year (so they had to render their
approval) and we wouldn't give them
up' for love nor money.,
For dates, no hats are practically
a rule, whether you are dancing at
the Union or making the rounds of
the fraternity radio dances. Shoes
you can really walk in are an essen-
tial part of your costume, because
the men around here seem to think
only extra special occasions deserve
taxis. So be prepared!
Tailoreds Are Tops
Instead of .the traditional sweater
and skirt combination; the tailored
wool dress is fast on the way to be-
coming a campus uniform, because



you're settled in your new room, untilI
you'll be plastering pennants to theI
moldings and scotch-taping "Smok-
ing Not Permitted In This Car" signs
to closet doors and unoccupied wall
space. All this sort of thing, you've
been told by decorating magazines,
expresses your personality and gives
your room the appearance of being
very warm and alive.
But in your efforts to jazz up your
room, don't forget that you can do
the same thing to your person-with
accessories that show inventiveness
and imagination. Accessories are
your chance to show your public (if
you have one) that you haven't got-
ten into the old skirt-and-sweater-j
Wnd-pearls groove which, smooth
though it may look at first, gets pret-
ty tiresome to everyone after awhile.
In the first place, don't get thef
idea that you have to wear a sweater
every day, just because you happen.
to have a skirt on and the two things
seem to you to be as static as the
ham-and-eggs, or liver-and-bacon
combination. Try wearing just' a
simple, classic white blouse in either
silk or broadcloth; then you have a
background for your accessory ex-
For those lucky devils with thel
slim waists, wide tooled leather cow-}
boy belts, some of them studdedl

ing shown in your local emporiums.!
Braided leather and suede, em-
broidered wool, mirror - decorated
models all march in this year's belt
parade, along with the very ultra-
newest--the charm belt. This last is
really something if you're a collector.
It's built along the same lines and
idea as a charm bracelet, but being ,
a belt, there's enough room (espe-,
cially if your waistline is as big as
ours) on it to hang anything that
appeals to your fancy-from bottle
openers to shoe trees. Sounds like
a worthwhile conversation piece.
Light-headed pins for your lapel '
or for the throat of that white blouse
are something else to let yurself go;
on. Little "Bundles for Britain" pins,
if you're interventionist'-minded or
tiny antic leather animals if you
prefer something which is less in-
centive to controversy.
Better still, why don't you try your 1
hand at making something for your-
self? A large sized hunk of cork,
some yarn for hair; draw a face on
the front and glue a pin in with
colorless polish in the back, and
you'll have a pin which really ex- /
presses your originality and which
no one else will have (and maybe no
one would want), But try it any-
way-and here's to you for more
fun with ur votmhes!

emember Mimi?

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She isn't a girl you know, but a very smart store which
has all the ar'swers to your new dress problems. From
everyday skirts, blouses and sweaters to eye-catching
formals. And a wonderful selection of wools and "date"
dresses plus slips, hosiery and costume jewelry.
345 Maynard Street


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it can be wprn not only to class, but
also for dates. You'll never regret
inKesting in several wools, for they'll
be the backbone of your wardrobe.
If yoau have a basic assortment of
wardrobe essentials-sweaters, blous-
es, skirts, jackets, dresses-and build
up accessory patterns around them,
as long as you are here at Michigan
at least, you should never have to
complain that you don't have "any-
thing to wear."
Colorful Shoe Styles
Edge Out 'Saddles'
The decline of the saddle has be-
gun. We don't mean that you must
learn to ride bareback or anything
like that, but just that we are ex-
pecting you to throw those dirty,
never-once-cleaned, brown and white
shoes in the ashcan where they be-
The trend toward new and dif er
ent shoes began last year when oc-
casins and colored playshoes took
the campus by storm. This fall shoe
stores are selling versions of the moc-
casin in suide and calf, studded with
railheads. The buckled cinch across
the instep has been borrowed from
officers' boots, the jewelled studs
and fringe from the cowboy.


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You will

soon know the significance of this


Class of '45.

But, you will never be

the fifth if you select your wardrobe at Col-

lins. Clothes for every occasion, and
that are moderately priced!



m&erchande's- -_
Michigan women have, by many years of satisfied patron-
age, shown their preference for MARCHANDE'S and
thus their appreciation of th ie quality and excellent
service. Always a complete stock of fur coats, jackets
and scarfs as well as expert repairing and restyling at
oderate prices.
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Suits with a casual air that

will attract favorable attention
wherever you go.
Skirts and sweaters are a



necessity. Our new "sweater
bar" has everything you will

Dressy dresses are a neces-
sity for teas and "special"
dates. Look your best!

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Formals and dinner dresses
you will be proud to wear at
rushina oarties. Also formal


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