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November 24, 1942 - Image 20

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The Michigan Daily, 1942-11-24

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,SDAY, NOV. 24, 1942

Christmas-1942 Style

Hi, short stuff! Do you want to add
inches to your appearance? You don't
have to take vitamin pills or go on a
diet, all you have to do is follow a few
simple rules. They will all stand you
in good stead until you go to work for
Uncle Sam in the armed forces when
you won't have any choice.
The cardinal rule is to buy your
suit with an eye to a long, unbroken
line, for it is here that the greatest
illusion of height may be achieved.
Undoubtedly, vertical or diagonal
stripes and herringbones are the best
bet. However, care must be taken not
to choose a stripe that is too wide,
for such a stripe will tend to defeat
its purpose.
Plaid Is Bad
For the same reasons, avoid splashy
and large plaids and horizontal
stripes. Any horizontal lines will make
you look broader and shorter than you
really are.
In addition to the foregoing, the
suit should have rolled or peaked la-
pels and squared shoulders. With the
new cuffless and narrow trousers,
your suit will be complete. One button
single breasted or two button double-
breasted also serve to add height since
they emphasize a long smoother line
from shoulders to hips. Thick, fuzzy
materials should be religiously avoid-
ed in all suits because they give more
the appearance of width than height.
Straight and Narrow
The same rules hold true for top-
coats and overcoats as for suits. The
shoulders should be squared and the
lines straight. Knee lengths are the
most satisfactory since three-quarter
coats cause a break in the middle of
an otherwise long line.
Much attention must be paid to
accessories to complete the desired
effect. Buy shirts with wide-spread
collars to help build up the shoulders.
The shirts should also harmonize well
with the suit so that the contrast is
not too great.
Taper Your Crown
In selecting a hat, avoid those with
low crowns and wide brims, since they
will give a pushed-down effect. Ra-.
ther, choose one with a tapered crown
and medium brim. Do this, and you
will be well on the road to scraping
the wings of the B-24's.
Iri Durdiasing shoes, you can use
your own judgment. The most impor-
tant thing to .remember here is that
wide soles will not add any height,
but they will not subtract any either.
When it comes to choosing ties,
pocket handkerchiefs and socks, any-.
thing goes. Indulge to your heart's
content in any whim you wish. They
provide good opportunity to add a
little dash, variety and originality to
your outfit.
Follow these hints and you will soon
be laughing down on your taller

Pigskins Are
for BDMOC's
on This Yule
Whip-Stitched Gloves,
Wools with Leather
Palms Are Favorites
for Men's Hand-Wear
Still by far the favorite men's glove
on campus is the washable pigskin
obtainable at all campus clothiers
with stores reporting that they sell
more pigskin gloves than any other
type. ,
Styles in pigskins are as varied as
the Ann Arbor weather, but the nat-
ural light tan color is the one most
frequently seen on the hands of a
BDMOC. The hand and whip-stitched
styles are perhaps the favorites of
campus men with pecans, browns and
oxfords following tan as the favorite
available colors.
A yarn glove with leather palms
for warmth and durability is rising
in popularity this year and should
prove its worth in all around wearing
opportunities. The wool backs and dis-
tinctive leather palms make this glove
look well on most any 'occasion.
An ideal gift for sports and general
wear when the weather becomes cold
is the new glove and muffler set of-
fered - in domestic and imported
weaves. The imported Scotch make
still in stock in some Ann Arbor stores
is very popular.
Olive drab, all wool gloves are just
the thing for keeping your army man's
hands warm without his having to
hold those of another girl.
With dress parties cut down for the
duration, white gloves are not selling
well in Ann Arbor, although dealers
still have some nice styles in stock
for those inclined to want them.
Not so much for all around campus
wear are the deerskin and chamois
gloves carried in their smooth looking
hand-stitched models.
For real warmth we recommend the
two-in-one glove. This combination
consists of a top glove of leather,
fastened at the wrist with a buckle,
and an inside glove of wolo knit. Each
pair can be worn separately, or the
two can be combined for warmth, giv-
ing the owner three pairs of gloves for
the price of two.
Grey dress, moacha gloves have
fallen in rank on campus and are not
seen as often as they were in previous
years, but this is still a nice bit of
hand wear for rather formal looking
day wear.
Summing it all up, the pigskin
model seems to be the one which most
college men all over the country will
wear this fall and winter. The colors
are being worn a great deal with
black, and the single button and
gauntlet plain leather glove are defi-
nitely taking the fore-front.

They've broadcast it from Wash-
ington and whispered it behind closed
doors but it just isn't true-despite
what all the wiseacres say, you're go-
ing to be able to buy all the sporting
equipment you need for this Christ-
mas and possibly next.
It's true that most of the sporting
goods factories are busy producing
necessities for the greatest game of
all, but local sports stores and factory
warehouses are crammed while sub-
stitutes are being used for shortage
materials formerly found in many
Next year's golf games, if you're
lucky enough to live near a city course
or can save your four weekly gallons
of gasoline for the trip to the country
club, will be played with re-covered
balls, which because of the careful
tests they undergo, won't cut more
than a foot or two off those super-
long drives of yours.
Winter sports will be well taken
care of by present stocks with skis
being priced anywhere from two dol-
lars up and toboggans remaining at
the ceiling cost of two dollars per
foot. Ice skates are no longer gushing
in a steel stream from the factories

but you won't have any trouble buy-
ing them for quite a while.
Recognizing the health aid morale-
building properties of popular sports
the government has allotted the
sporting goods companies priorities
on used rubber for tennis and hand-
balls so you won't have to get your
war-time exercise in a good, strenuous
game of two-handed croquet.
The rubber problem has been solved
in the table tennis field by a new
fabric cover for, paddles which is said
to bestow a superior brand of reverse
english on the bounding pellets while
leather soles have been substituted
for the familiar rubber understanding
of tennis and basketball shoes.
Though racket-making machinery
and labor are now engaged in turning
out surgical gut for military use, the
stock-on-hand policy applies to ten-
nis, squash, and badminton rackets.
The feathers used to guide those agile
little badminton birdies will come
this year from American instead of
foreign birds.
Though some of the manufacturer.s
of leather goods will be making hel-
mets for Allied parachute troops, ii-
stead of youthful gridiron stars, again
there will be plenty of shoulder pads
and baseball gloves for a long time to

Local Stores Predict Adequate
Supply of Athletic Equipment



trouble should be encountered re-
placing batteries. It operates on three
batteries, two A and one B. Clever
model is one of these "little jobs"
with an ivory bakelite case.
Enjoying much fame at this time
is the radio-phonograph, which is al-
so found in a great variety of sizes.
For the times when the radio is un-
cooperative and gives forth just scin-
tillating advertisements, or when
your favorite orchestra just won't
play "your song," there is nothing
like having the phonograph attach-
Intsizes they run from the con-
venient size which you can keep on
the table at the end of your desk to
the large, deluxe model for the fra-
ternity house. One of the popular
features of many of the new radio-
phonograph combinations is the per-
manent needle which eliminates a
lot of worry from the operation of
the phonograph.
* Along this line, too, a good gift
idea for some one who already is the
proud possessor of a radio-phono-
graph is the record cabinet, which is
a nice little article to have, espe-
cially if he is an ardent record-
A helpful hint to all those who
might be contemplating a portable
radio as a gift to that someone: the
most practical at the time due to
shortage of batteries is the two-type
radio which will operate on either
battery or regular house current.

OPA Decrees Solid Browns;
Blacks or Whites Coming Style

Give 1Mm Practical V
from Del Prete s
Plan to shop for gifts at Del Prete's
this Christmas. Our Michaels Stern
Suits, Topcoats, and Overcoats are all
wool and finely tailored. In addition,
we have all selections in accessories for
Jason Shirts . . . . . . $2.25 up
Wembley Noreast Ties. . $1.00
Hickok Belts . . . . . $1.00 up
Hickok Suspenders . . $1.00 up
Holeproof Hose . . . . 45c up
Fine All Wool Wimbleton Shirts . . . . $3.95
$17.50 up
Hall Hats.. , $4.50
Shop at Del Prete's bTiNCTiv. MLsM LM
well-stocked store. 116 E. Liberty

Unless you're walking on air and
aren't interested in getting the last
of the sharpie shoes, you'd better
dash down to your favorite foot fitter
and get those heavy brogues, smoked
elks and saddle shoes while they last.
If you don't you'll spend the dura-
tion plodding around in "basic" col-
ored boots. As soon as the present
supply is exhausted, no more wing
tips, brogues or two-tone shoes will
be sold according to an OPA decree
of September 12. The government tells
us that from now on solid browns,
blacks or whites are the style.
But the boot builders have already
shown that they don't propose to let
our pedal extremities get bored in a

another reminder in case saddle shoes
or other two tone jobs are still your
favorites - these and the heavier
types of shoes are the big sellers now
and the supply is limited, so get yours
If you're one of those "Lounge Liz-
ards" who likes to loaf in those luxur-
ious sheepskin slippers, we have bad
news for you too. The Army has taken
over all available sheepskin for lining
aviation suits and other cold weather
equipment. All of which spells trouble
for those wolves in sheep's clothing.

drab setting. In fact they nave already
aps Hosed Gals; come up with a new model that prom-
It's Cotton Now ises to make Lil Abner's big city
friends jealous. It's an all white cre-
Socks will be worn this year by most ation with black felt soles. But just
college students.
Silk and nylon hose have gone the ular this year, mainly because they
way of all flesh and most of the leg are the only kind of long hose that
wear will be of cotton or rayon for the girls can buy for' dress wear. As they
duration. Some coeds have taken to take a long time to dry, the coed's
long knitted stockings. These are be- wardrobe must include many pairs.
ing sold in a great variety of shades Men's socks generally become holey
and have the special advantage of terrors after so much walking on cam-
being warm. pus. Consequently they make excel-
Rayon stockings are extremely pop- lent gifts for your boy friends.

Take a hint
from th
Select his Christmas gi
is abundant with discrin
is the time to use our
plete selection.
Assure him of a warmv
ter. The ever-popular
wool ARGYLE sweater is.
to bring a smile. Sleev
pull-over, or coat styles
from $3.95
Give him a ROBE he will en-
joy from our stock of all a '
wool flannels. y
at $8.95

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Vacation Time
by Shopping Now[
Here are a few suggestions for the'
"perfect gift".. .
* Crusader and Beau Brummel Cravats
* Swank Jewelry
* Stetson and Champ Hats
r Fine Leather Billfolds
* Society Brand Suits, Topcoats and Overcoats
* Glove and Muffler Sets
* Windbreaker Jackets
* Interwoven Socks
- Jockey Underwear
* Ritz and Nelson-Paige Shirts
* Hickok Bar-H Belts and
a complete line of Hickok goods

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