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March 26, 1942 - Image 7

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A Suit Stuff Will Feature
New Styles Of Local Stores.


A Hint To 4ll Sandbaggers

Even You Can BeSmooth, In SpiteOf Priorities

Entire Campus Is Invited
To Attend Show; Gould
Will Act As Announcer
'Special' Clothes
Will BeHighlight
The main ballroom of the Union
will have boiled shirt and white tie
atmosphere at 8 p.m. today when Zoot
Suit Stuff, all men's style show,
starts cookin' on the front burners.
Everybody carrying more than two
hours (pigmy jargon not included)
may consider themselves having been
sent an engraved invitation, and so,
walk rght in. Coeds are just as wel-
come as men, because ahy style show
without women-even as spectators
-would be a hollows pitiful thing.
A little man with a big voice,
Doug Gould, will emcee the show, ex-
plaining to the sure-to-be-gaping
audience just what they are seeing.
Pointing out the hidden stitches
which are unable to hide from his 20-
20 vision, Gould will present in de-
tail just what constitutes a well
dressed man.
Tommie Snyder's orchestra will
provide the music for the show, and
suitable background will be provided
for every outfit. (Gould, who has been
practicing, assures us that his voice
will ring clarion clear above the soft
Contributors of the clothes to the
show are Van Boven's, Wild, Wagner
and Saffel and Bush. As representa-
tive campus clothiers, they will cut
the audience in on what Michigan
men should have worn to be elected
BDMOC and prove that it is still not
too late to get out and secure the
needed additions to your wardrobe.
In addition to the store clothes,
several decadent stooges to Fu Man-
chu now studying the art of inhaling
opium fumes, will present their ver-
sions of what people with clothes on
should look like. They have been
denounced by all reputable sewers
of the cloth, but it seems the Union
owes them money for scaring wo-
men away from the front door when
George is not on duty.
Zoot Suit Stuff is well worth seeing
on account of what men will thrill to
its tangy goodness and women will
thrill to its men.
Army Takes
All Rubber-
No Raincoats
To the list of war casualties should
be added the rubber raincoat, but
style-conscious Michigan men will
hardly notice the loss.
Even before recently developed pro-
cesses created water-proof fabrics
that could seriously compete with
rubber and oiled-silk as rain protect-
ors, the superior eye-appeal of gab-
ardines and twills had led to their
wide-spread use.
Most popular coat is the fly-front-
ed gabardine job in a natural shade,
with plenty of pockets, and with rag-
lan and set-in sleeves apparent
equally desirable. In response to the
increased tendency to wear raincoats
in all weather, slashed pockets have
been patched and the more attractive
set-in affair has been made roomier
and More comfortable.
But with rubber on priorities, fnd
the Army seizing all the gabardine,
the future looks mighty damp. Oiled-
silk slickers, which have successfully
stood the test of time and the ele-
ments only to flunk the stern trial
of fashion, may be an acceptable sub-,
stitute, but there is no knowing whe-
ther present stocks of oil will be re-
Here are the people you'll be
looking at when Zoot Suit Stuff

makes its grand entrance at 8
p.m. today in the main ballroom of
the Union:
For a laugh, Jane Connell (how
did she get in an all male style
show?) and Hal Cooper.
And the models are Jim Kehoe,
Jeff Solomon, Dave Robertson,
Bob Shirrel, Ed Orr, Jerry Ostrow,
G. B. Shirtoff, Lyons Howland,
Richie Rawdon, Don Folkman,
Murray Markland, Ted Sharp,
Hank Wolf, Fred Marble, Bob Vib-
bert, Jim Snodgrass and Dick Ros-

White Marks
Latest Trend
In For mals
Although the traditional gradual
change in formal fashions has been
interrupted this spring by the en-
forced popularity of olive-drab gab-
ardine, 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 I
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.
Mat'erials will depend somewhat on
income. Wool-gabardine 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. 1

As always, spring brings the old itch
to slip into a new suit, to bolster
your deflated ego by the realization
that you lookreally smart. And
manufacturers aren't neglecting this
natural desire, in spite of national
defense and all of its ramifications.
There's still a fine selection of suits
for all occasions, and the wise man
will get in on this while the getting
is good.
Now a few tips to the college man
who wants to be truly well dressed
this spring:
Everything is offered, from the

colorful comfort of the Shetland
sport suit to the smooth simplicity
of the tropical worsted. Patch pock-
ets are leaving the market. as direct-
ed, and lines will be, straighter for
the duration, but there is certainly
no cause here for alarm. Vests al-
ways outlasted their partner pieces
anyway, so let the government check+
off a mere bother.
Coats are long this year, but with+
the center vent there's trimness plus
added comfort. Roll your lapels to
the second button on your single-+

breasted suit and show that you know
the score and that warm weather to
come will incite only a snicker up the
proverbial sleeve.
These hints past, we move on to
the more specific topic of materials
which run down a long line to'meet
every occasion and taste.
Shetland wools are as popular as
ever, with something new coming in
this season in the way of color, the
covert shades. There are also weaves
of every description-diagonals and
herringbones making up a great part
of the selection.

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T'his is just a gentle hint to all sandbaggers hat with spring in the
air they have no business grinding away during daylight over books.
Now just look at these clever people. Obviously they are out where a
fella can have a bit of exercise and stay healthy.




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From the East comes the style flash of the year-
FLANNEL SUITS in both Oxford grey and
Cambridge grey. The model used is the new
loose-fitting, long coat with narrower natural
Again we find an ultra conservative fabric com-
bined with an extremely "campus" model as-
suming the proportions of a hit.




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Bold bright overplaids, new combination stripes
and bold hound's tooth checks make the spring
sport coats as bright as the flannel suits are plain.
We have ample stocks of coats and plenty of
flannel and gabardine slacks to go with them.

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If someone should ask us (and many did) what is the ONE BEST model
for Spring, we should say "Dartmouth." Know why? . . . Well, just check
those details up above and you'll get the answer. Then, plus these with
Varsity-Town's own originated Shetland weaves . . . with Varsity-Town-
conceived Cheviots . . and with American tweeds, and you'll know why
"Dartmouth" is where it is! And incidentally, you know where we are . .
so why not dart in for your new "Dartmouth" today?


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