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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1942

Shoemakers
Have Solution
To Car Curb
Laceless Slip-Ons Seem
Destined For Popular
Reception On Campus
Now that Joe College will be more
on foot because of A. Hitler, one of
the major spring problems he will
face is what to drape around those
"dogs."
From the present outlook the shoe
salesman's new offensive on the col-
legiate front will be led with a direct
and sweeping attack by leisure-styled
shoes. After successive blitzes by
whites, combination jobs, and those
elk moccasins, the laceless slip-ons
which have been so popular with Bet-
ty Coed have been predicted as thd
type most likely to make a coup d'
etat among the men. These slippers,
most popular in brown shades, are
fashioned in the cossack style.
Those cream colored elk moccasins
with the composition soles will be
selling fast, according to authorita-
tive shoe sources, but because of the
war's demand for rubber the supply
will be limited.,.
Instead of the usual run of two-
tone shoes practical minded collegi-
ans are giving the nod to plain tan
shoes which will serve all-year round.;
In these styles are to be found the
ever-popular cordovans and many
plain tipped military looking shoes.
In the latter a tan heather calf with
laces instead of the standard buckles
will be seen much more.
Heavy types with blucher lace
openings will maintain their popu-
larity on campuses. Sples will of
course be heavy leather as will be
the heels because of war .shortages.
Scotch grains and brogues will also
be quite predominant among the
campus exquisites.
WPB SUITS - SO WHAT
When a New York reporter wore
a cuffless, collarless Victory Suit in
cafes, stores and theatres for one
whole day not one person noticed
his unusual suit.

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Sports Appa

rel Adds -To Enjoyment
s Outdoor Recreation

Of Summer
It won't improve your skill Iin the
game, but sports apparel can add a
lot to your enjoyment of outdoor
recreation in spring and summer.
Take tennis for instance. If you
get out there in oxfords, wool slacks
and conventional shirt, chances are
you'll end up with a foot-bath and
an ice-pack, besides wrecking the
courts. Get wise! wear clothes that
are cool and allow you a maximum
ease of motion.
Wear White
The ideal tennis outfit is a white
Nurmi shirt, white duck shorts or
slacks, white woolen ankle socks and
tennis .oxfords.
Concerning tennis shoes, war and
the rubber shortage have effected a
change in construction. When pres-
ent stocks of all-rubber-soled shoes
are depleted, they will be replaced
by carbon-rubber soled models. These
soles are pitch, black in color, in con-
trast to the white canvas upper.
]or golf, make it flannel slacks
and a rain-repellent, processed cot-
ton jacket in the spring. During the
summer months change the jacket
for a rayon or cotton sport shirt
with a convertible collar, which can
be worn with or without a tie.
Slack Suits Roomy
Equally useful for all summer
sports are slack suits, which have
zoomed to popularity in recent years.
According to advance reports of
manufacturers, they'll be more in
evidence than ever before this year.
They will be available in long- and
short-sleeved styles, in rayons, cot-
tons and gaberdines. A variety of
colors and combinations of colors will
be offered to suit a wide range of
individual tastes.
Swimming trunk manufacturers
will be featuring 'stretch" yarns
combined with' wool and rayon in
their new models. They will come in
both knit and woven styles. The
colors sound as intriguing as a
plunge in Barton Pond during the
third term. One line will offer "air
force blue," "navy sand" and "Ba-
hama," with contrasting two-tone
belts; another "ceramic green," "mil-
itary blue" and "camel tan."
En ine Students
LiKe Side Rules

Patriots Wear
Stars,_Stripes
Flag, 'V' Theme Popular
In Clothes,_Jewelry
By LOUIS HALLENSTEIN
The proverb which tells us that
March comes in like a lion and goes
out like a lamb reminds Michigan
men, appropriately, of spring custom
jewelry.
If you're sick of sporting tie clasps
in the super-patriotic theme-every-
thing from the "V' to an artillery
gun, you'll be glad to know that the
patriotic jewelry fad is escorting the
March lion right out the back en-
trance.
Designers, awakened to the fact,
that we realize we're in this war fort
a long time and want more appro-
priate reminders than flashy jewelry,
have created new themes for young
men.
The wild and wooly West-with its
cowboy hat, stagecoach and lariat de-
signs-are leading the field, accord-
ing to those who know.
War has trimmed even the fancy
designs from the clasps-geometric
silver and gold designs will be the
rule in '42. On the sports side, they
are innumerable designs of horses,
dogs, skunks, etc.
It's the same story with belt buck-
les. If you want to display that "V"
for V-man buckle, go ahead. But it
is on good authority that you would
be a lot wiser if you invest in a plain,
silver one with your initial engraved
upon or cut from the buckle. Ifsex-
pense is a consideration, and it
should be, remember that this type
of investment is to last for the dur-
ation.

Arboretumtlothes

Formal Wear
Blitzed By War
No More DoubleBreasted
Tuxes On Schedule
Although the traditional gradual
change in formal fashions has been
interrupted this spring by the en-
forced popularity of olive-drab gab-
erdine, it would be well for discrim-
inating individuals to check up on
their dress clothes.
Winter tuxedos and tails are still
being worn for spring dances, and
are very acceptable, but light jackets
with black or midnight blue trousers
will be seen more often than ever
before. The trend, which turned
slightly away from white to beige
and blue-gray last year, is definitely
back to the more serviceable white.
The war has blitzed all double
breasted jackets, but there is still
a large supply on hand. The double-
breasted coat in the modified drape
model with a plain, shawl collar will
probably continue to be the most
popular jacket, although it is ex-
pected that the single-breasted affair
will stage a comeback.
Materials will depend somewhat
on income. Wool-gaberdine makes a
handsome but very costly coat, so
that spun rayon and a washable cot-
ton fabric will be used.
Shirts are of the soft-bosom two-
stud variety, with a pleated plain or
pique front, and with attached collar.
The only place that individuality
can be shown-and even here crea-
tive ability is rather hampered-is in
the choice of accessories, which may
be maroon, blue, green, or good old
black. A cummerbund is the finish-
ing touch when the single-breasted
coat is worn.

Wear a finger-tip like this to
watch the buds bid.
of Duds ..
With spring just around the corder
bringing marbles for boys, golf for
men, and rain for all of us, the well-
dressed golfer must consider wet as
well as dry weather as he takes in-
ventory of his equipment.
The latest gadget for the well-
equipped golfer is a watch-like affair,
worn on the wrist, that keeps track
of your golf score. The chorme-fin-
ished metal face, set on a rugged
leather strap, his two small 'windows'
in it that register one- or two-fig-
ured numbers.

When you tee off wearing this victory jacket, you're
assured of an under-par game. The V in this case even
birdie at the 19th hole.

practipily
includes a

Varga Girl Knitted Suspenders
Come Into Fashion's LimelighL

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Elastic Brace Continues
As Campus Favorite;
Glass Is Still Popular

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They'll Even Take
To Ball, March.

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Slide rules are definitely "in" with
engineering students this year, and in
keeping with spring fashion sugges-
tions, a Slide Rule Style Show will
be featured as part of the annual
Slide Rule Ball March, 27 in the
Union Ballroom.
On display at that time will be a
large model of the present trend in
slide rules. The more popular models
are painstakingly designed, the usual
color scheme being black and red let-
tering 4n a white background, creat-
ing a striking contrast effect.
Slide rule cases, too, are muchin
favor, colors ranging all the way from
a light tan to dark brown and even
black. The cases are of leather, and
present style favors having one's
name or initals on the case.
Opinion is divided as to the meth-
od of sporting a slide rule. Although
some students prefer to carry them
under their arms with their books,
the more fashionable set hang them
from either the right or left hip

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By PAUL KEENAN
The suspender has come into its
own as an article of clothing, but its
running-mate, the garter, still looks
best covered up.
Suspenders,"which in deference
to the manufacturers and Esquire
will be henceforth referred to as
braces, now run the whole sartorial
gamut from policemen's specials a la
mail order to de luxe Joe College ver-
sions featuring Varga girls woven
into a silk background. But the most
popular version is still the time-hon-
ored elastic style.
Keep 'Em Up
The elastic brace, with practicably
no improvement whatsoever except
for the addition of a few new color,
combinations is still the big seller,
and will probably remain so until
rubber rationing cuts off the dealers'
supply.
The transparent synthetic glass
braces are now appearing in several
styles, including plain, pebble-grain
and simulated weave, and one dealer'
is displaying a model that features
a scantily clad senorita on the out-
side of each strap and a somewhat
more undressed femme on the re-
verse side. However after several
years of sales and development glass
braces stil' have the tendency to
crack when subjected to cold weather
or quick changes in temperature.
Tooled leather braces have been
on the market for years, but their dis-
tribution has been widened recently
with the manufacture of this type by
several large firms. The cowboy mo-

tif dominates the designs, with the
toolings suggestive of the intricate
designs found on Western boots and
saddles.
Try Knitted Braces
The biggest thing to come over the
counters in recent months has been
the knitted brace. These are being
sold in ever increasing numbers, with
most of the buyers preferring the
awning-striped patterns.
Because of the government's inde-
cision as to the rubber-for-suspend-
ers situation, the future of the popu-
lar all-elastic brace is uncertain, with
the dealers generally pessimistic. An-
ticipating the shortage, they are
planning to push the sale of the al-
ternative types, especially the knit-
ted styles. At present sales records
show elastic to be by far the most
popular variety of brace, with leather
glass and knit types straggling be-
hind. The knit models, only re-
cently introduced, are expected to
take over the number one position
in the event that the elastics are
forced off the market.
Garters-well, they're just the
same old garters. Proceeding on
the theory that garters don't show,
the manufacturers have been put-
ting out the same uninspired lines
of elastic garters for years, with only
a few attempting to upset tradition
by making them out of less comfort-
able but more attractive leather. But
the State Street merchants say only
a quarter of the students wear gai-
ters anyway.
To combat the publicized clothing
shortage, the fellows might Mtart
rummaging in granddad's trunk for
some of his old togs . . . from all re-
ports, they'd be in good style.

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