THE MICHIGAN DA ILY TIUftDAY, MAftC a6 -943
Top Field In Hair-Breadth Battle
Kehoe, Landis, Rookus,
Mitchell, Rawdon Lead
You'll Be Lucky T o Get B.V.D.'s.
If Supply Of Shirts Drops Again
Polls To Stay Open Today;
Winner Will Be Named
At Union Show Tonight
With the polls remaining open un-
til 3 p.m. today and five men run-
ning as close as the weave on your
shirt, nobody can yet climb into the
clothes to be awarded to the
The five leaders on the contest are
Jim Kehoe, Richie Rawdon, Cary
Landis, Ralph Mitchell and John
Rookus. And not more than 25 votes
separate the first from the last.
Slackers who have not yet made a
decisip.n are urged to get out and
vote today, a few votes here and there
may put your man in.
Winner of the BDMOC competi-
tion, sponsored by The Daily, the
Union and Esquire, national style au-
To Car Curb
Now that Joe Cpllege will be more
on foot because of A. Hitler, one of
the major spring problems he will
face is what to drape around those
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
Betty Coed have been .predicted as1
the type most likely to make a coup
d' etat among the men. These slip-
pers, most popular in brown shades,
are fashioned in the cossack style.
Those cream-colored elk mocca-
sins with the composition soles will
be selling fast, according to authori-
tative 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.
Keep your shirt on. bub-you'll
Frayed collars may not be fash-
ionable yet, but if the general supply
on shirts cuts down any more, you'll
be lucky if you can get B.V.D.'s. And
that seems to be the consensus of
opinion along the State Street hab-
erdashers these days.
Of course this doesn't mean that
University men won't be wearingj
spring styles this year, but if you
wear a size 19 collar or have a flag-
pole neck, you'd better start looking
for a good muffler now.
For those of us that have average
neck sizes, the new spring shirts will
feature traditional bright colors and
light weights. Foremost in this field
is the heavy play being given candy
stripes. Sussex collars, which were so
popular this winter in white and solid
color Oxfords, are being carried over
into spring styles in lively candy
stripes and French cuffs.
Another stripe which is entirely,
new for this spring is a rougher,
lighter-weave Oxford shirt with a
white ground and double stripe. This
shirt is being featured in button-
down collars and tabs. For those of
us who like to wear tabs and feel
squeamish about wearing the same
white tabs about the campus during
the spring, this new double stripe tab
fills the bill.
The most noteworthy thing about
the spring shirts is a tendency to-
Above the passing fads and fancies
of fashion and in keeping with the
defense-conscious accent on utility
is an item of masculine attire long
neglected - the police suspender.
These come in a vast variety of pat-
terns, all involving chartruese.
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But If Th(
By KEN REDDY
Socks don't show-that's a cinch.
They are also a very small part of a
man's wardrobe, which, if we were
given to coining bluebooks, we might
say was also a cinch.
But brothers, there's one more
thing to be said before the whole
story of the household sock can be
told - they're important. Perhaps
you've never had the bitter experi-
ence of being asked if you've wrapped
Turkish towels around your feet-
"You don't mean to say those are
socks? Migawd!" Perhaps strangers
haven't come up to you on the street.
and gently advised you to stop wear-
ing strips of burlap or your feet
will be irritated beyond healing.
Don't worry, though, you will, if
you keep on decorating yourself with
everything from tea cozies to brown
paper bags from the corner grocery
store. This is the time to turn over
a new leaf or a reasonably accurate
fly' Stay Out Of Sight,
e Show, Son, Watch Out
facsimile, and start taking a little in-
terest in your feet. They're probably
better than'your face, anyway, if you
want to be difficult.
Personally, for a lot of zing on the
pedals we'll put our lettuce leaves
on argyles every time. If they're so
bright you feel, on first looking at
them that you'll have to wear your
trousers dragging to the sidewalk to
cover them, that's all right, too. The
Stocking Caps Hit Hard
By Wool Czar Of U.S.
Because of the lack of wool for
civilian uses, there will be a positive
dearth of stocking caps for the com-
ing hair-standing-up season, it was
gleaned from usually authoritative
sources close to the sheep today.
All men who habitually wear these
ugly head-hoods are reminded that
hoarding will result in severe action
by your local draft board, wool board
and bill board.
more bookmaker-ish they are the
better they are.
This may seem like a sudden shift
to the conservatives on the right,
but next to argyles, plain white sweat
socks are the best thing you can wear
with sports clothes. There's no dan-
ger of color ;clash, which you prob-
ably aren't concerned much about,
anyway, but also, the dye-less mater-
ial is supposed to be good for the
feet or something.
Come to think of it, though, since
summer is coming and both sweat-
socks and argyles will probably be too
hot to *,ear soon, maybe you'd better
get some cloth lined shoes as a solu-
Foreign Or Domestic?
Domestic tweeds are generally con-
sidered inferior to the imported, al-
though at' least one American mill
turns out beautiful mixtures that
wear well. Domestic tweed has a
softer, less itchy feel that the im-
ported and may be preferred by some
men for that reason.
wards either a very long, flowing col-
lar or the short tab-less kind. The
former is being offered mainly in the
"doubler" type of shirt and also in
the solid color Oxfords with either
the button-down or slotted collar;
the latter in a more exaggerated Sus-
sex-type broadcloth, featured under
the trade-names of Kent, Arden, or
what have you.
This last named type of collar is a
lulu for having on a more dressy
8:00/2 p V.7hr,,a,
O. E. SCHOEFFLER
thority, will be announced at Zoot
Suit Stuff, the Michigan male's style
show to be held at 8 p.m. today in
the main ballroom of the Union.
Honors and awards for the BDMOC
will consist of little items such as a
sport coat, a cashmere sweater, four
shirts, a tie and socks combination,
a seersucker suit, the jacket of which
may be worn as a sport coat, a pair
of mocassins, a pair of gabardine
slacks, a hat, and a gold watch en-
graved and presented by Esquire.
This complete wardrobe, donated
by Van Boven's, Wild, Wagner and
Saffel and Bush, is now on display
in Follett's Bookstore. If you need
inspiration to cast your vote, just
drop over and take a look at the
Presentation of awards will be
made by O. E. Schoeffler, fashion edi-
or of Esquire. In addition to plac-
ing the "laurel wreath" on the head
of the BDMOC, Schoeffler will let
fall a few choice items on behind
the scenes fashion operations which
make Esquire tick.
An ace fashion editor, it seems that
Schoeffler is running in competition
with "My Day," appearing at Palm
Beach, Fla., one week, Palm Springs,
Calif., the next week, and is reported
seen at Sun Valley, Idaho or Aiken,
S.C., on the way. He promises to be
The BDMOC will also have his
picture, in full color, in a forthcom-
ing edition of Esquire, coupled with
a short biography. Winners of second
and third places will receive a year's
subscription to the magazine.
But don't wait until his picture
appears in Esquire, come over to-
night and see Michigan's BDMOC
By THE TSETSE FLY
The bedroom esquire will throw off
those old winter flannel nightshirts
now in favor of those new and bril-
liant two tone combination pajamas
in matching and contrasting colors.
These new spring fantasies with
the latest display of colors are bound
to keep you warm these cool spring
nights. They have a flannel top and
a broadcloth pants and give you the
height of freedom. Gone are the
nights of tossing and rolling because
your pajamas grab and clutch you,
freedom is yours at last.
Some of the snappier sets come
with a terrific candy stripe on the top
and a more subdued contrasting or
matching bottom. Of course, if you
are one of those persons who cling
WVI II(; BVAI)D A;D
e r fo a ir
(in all their glory) for Spring!
NEW COURSE: What to Wear
PROFESSOR: Dr. Dobbs
Whether you're the ctss of 'o*or
,-5 there s plenty you can do to keep yOr )appear-
ance trim. Just get your busy head under a Campus
"O. D."-- the official university styc in the new
Dobbs military color. Oulwardly you 11 see a tre-
miiendous change for the better. Inwardly you'll gfet
a psychological lift you've never had before! So
thunmbs up with Dobbs!
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