THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1950
ALL TIED UP:
Yuletide Neckties Are Found
In Variety of Colors, Pat-terns
Luggage, Key Cases
Rated High on List
By LORRAINE BUTLER
Leather, because of its useful-
ness, smartness and worth, is of-'
ten selected by Christmas shop-
Startling Colors Enliven Winter Shoe Parade
By MAD DAVIS
Regardless of the cold north -
winds, winter shoes are retaining
Formals of Red, Green, White
To Carry Out, Festive Theme
Full Skirts, Slim Waists Set Newest Styles;
Dainty Pearls, Crystals Will Add Sparkle
"Tie" up his Christmas with
With 100,000 color combinations
and 40,000 different patterns of
neckties available on the market,
the Christmas shopper should
have no trouble in selecting the
right tie for a man.
Since there is no size to con-
sider in purchasing neckties, it is
thought to be one of the safest
Christmas gifts. Picture-writing
on tie fabrics has been revived and
lends a new note to the holiday
Women buy 85 per cent of the
ties sold throughout the year, ac-
cording to the Men's Foundation,
but during the Christmas holidays
the figure is nearly 100 per cent.
The Foundation's tips to the
woman tie shopper are funda-
mentally those sheruses in pur-
chasing items for herself.
First, they advise, be careful to
pick colors to accent his suits.
Greens, clear reds and yellow
tones should be selected for brown
Relate the pattern in the tie to
the pattern in his suit, the ex-
perts suggest. Bold patterns look
betetr with pronounced suit pat-
terns than do geometric designs.
Dark double breasted suits and
those worn with a vest call for
bold sharp patterns. Panel designs
are acceptable with nearly any
On top of the list of leather the bare look so popular in the
gifts is English luggage in natural fall.
smooth hide and tartan of light Very low cut pumps, and pumps
weight. consisting of a sole, heel, and many
Pieces of luggage available in- straps are in vogue during the
clude the compact and light- winter months.
weight suitcase, the small travel One fashion magazine is show-
or street bag, which can be either ing a shoe called the "Sideshow."'
folded flat or packed, an officer's which has one side almost com-
kit bag with inside zipper closing, pletely cut out, with the straps
and the melon duffle bag. criss-crossed over the instep, and
* * * cutting down to the sole.
A HAZEL pigskin passport case* *
with a celluloid window front is THE NEW shell pump is a varia-
another useful and lasting gift. It tion of the standard opera pump,
is sectioned off with places for made for women who have high
landing cards, Agggage checks, arches.
tickets, bills and personal cards. A
secure snap protects valuable pa- Another variation of the opera
pers. pumpis the so-called nsquare
throat." Cut squares instead of
By MARY JANE MILLS 3
This year the Christmas colors;
have ben changed to red, green
and white-green for the Christ-
mas tree, red for Santa and white
for the formals that will be worn
at Christmas parties and dances.
The 1950 season's formals are
featuring white in net, Burnell
satin, brocade, taffeta and nylon
tulle. Velvet is occasionally being
used, but usually in, combination
with net and taffeta.
The full silhouette is replacing
the slim silhouette in formal
dresses. Yards and yards of ma-
terial are gathered or pleated in-
to sweeping skirts.
* * * .
PINCHED WAISTS emphasize
fullness in the skirts. The strap-
less forml is as popular as ever
and is being shown with net stoles
and dinner jackets.
Dainty pearl tear drops, baby
crystals and sequins add glitter
and sparkle to many of this
year's formals. If the wearer
wishes, she can have her shoes
trimmed and dyed to match
Sashes of contrasting colors and
huge butterfly bows trim many
styles. Waist lines are also em-
phasized with tiny buttons or
pearl and rhinestone beading.
* * *
FOR THE MORE practical
woman, evening separates are be-
ing shown. Full skirts in faille,
velvet and taffeta make perfect
companions to blouses of rich
TATTERSALL PLAID . . . One of the many examples of bright
colored shoes for Christmas and winter-long shoe fashion is the
unique plaid pump. Season's styles will also feature grey flannel
and smart red leather. Navy swede has been more popular than
the e tinnal b kwhile Man Tan. a new color. is av-
This year stores are present-
ing the novel zippered leather
case with enclosed iron, four
pointed, this shoe is flattering to
and a half inches long.'A for- Shoe colors are really in the e '''n a" '.
eign adapter, which is included, spotlight this winter. Navy out- pearing often.
puts it to work anywhere in the sold black during November and * * *
world. - December, an unusual fact since Tattersall plaid shoes, seen
.uu i e in previous years navy has been a briefly in the fall, will be shown
The sturdy suede-lined jewel color worn exclusively in the ( more and more in late winter and
box in polished calf is an excellentspring. spring. Velvet continues its popu-
gift. It has two swinging trays for * * * larity through the winter months,
rings and earrings and a deep A NEW COLOR for shoes is cur- but the big news is gray flannel.
center compartment for heavy rant red. This shade is bright, but * * *
pieces. The lock-and-key closing not startling-interesting, but not PREVIOUSLY only a spring col-
and handle convert it ir a suit- shocking. Being shown with black, or, gray has become so popular
able case for travelig.Inavy and gray ensembles, the red that the manufacturers have in-
makes an outfit complete. corporated it into a winter shoe
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by introducing it in a gray flannel
A sideline on winter fashions
is the new nylon boot. Noted for
its durability, the boot's greatest
selling point is its lightness.
Weatherproof and waterproof,
of course, this boot is the answer
to all those complaints about the
difficulties of carrying those heavy
boots around all day.
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WALLETS continue to oe
lar gifts. This year wallets
pastel shades combined wi
with matching comb-and
cases, cigarette cases an
One of the most nove
folds featured is the thre
saddle leather wallet w
convenient coin purse i
inside and a separate inn
The innerf old may be r
and carried separately as
billfold for evening ora
currency compartment in t
FOR THAT GUY
That likes footballs, ba
balls, and High-Balls-
BIG TEN HI-BALL GLA
$5.00, Packed for shipp
$5.50 Shipped anywhere in
The authorities expect to con-
tinue the amazing sale of the
color throughout the winter, and
into the spring.
Another color currently recom-
mended by those in the know of
fashion is Mango Tan. Neutral
shades are most important for late
winter and spring wear.
* * *
WHAT ABOUT MOM 'N DAD?
S Stores Offer Shopping
By ATHENA SAVAS
Christmas presents for the fam-
ily are always the hardest to buy.
They not only comprise the larg-
TOWN & CAMPUS SHOES
tll South University Phone 2.3807
Hints for Family Gifts
emovec AMONG OTHER variations on
a slim the standard opera pumps are the est portion of a shopper's list, but
n extra "peeping pumps." Opened on the new and novel gifts are difficult
n exra peeing ump." pene ontheto find. This year, stores are doing
he reg- vamp with the cut-outs piped, more than ever to help the shopper
stiched, perforated, or framed in with original and practical sug-
jet, these shoes are dressy. They gestions.
are designed to complement the ge* tos
slim sheath dresses and skirts now HINTS for mother's gift include
sket- Winter shoes in combination a corsage of Christmas flowers or
skmaterlsheinolaritiPr chrysanthemums given a holiday
- materials retain popularity. Pre- look by the addition of Christmas
viously offered, for example, fern or berries.
ASSES were calf shoes with vamps inf
gray flannel. They are now Furniture also ranks high on
ping available with the outside of the on the list of possible presents.
SU.S. shoe in calf, and the inside in A lounge chair or a boudoir
flannel. chair for mother would be wel-
Other materials offered in this come.
tricky combination shoe are suede A
1733 and calf, suede and kid, and vel- A wide selection of handsome
vet and kid. dual-purpose tables are also avail-
* * * able. Any addition to the furni-
MATERIALS are becoming more ture of the house would be worth
and moreimportant in the shoe the extra splurge or the combining
business. of funds for gifts.
Since the influx of linen shoes * * *
last s u m m e r, manifacturers PRESENTS for the mother who
have been experimenting with spends many hours at home might
several other materials. include gay comfortable slippers
L. G. BALFOUR CO
1319 S. University Ph. 3-
or a hostess gown for television or
Perfumes, cologne and sweet-
scented bath salts are always
Ties for the men in the family
are good presents too. Colors such
as red, green, yellow, brown and
pastels, in a pattern that will har-
monize with the pattern of their
suits make packages that should
be well received on Christmas
* * *
A READING LAMP for Dad or
a lounge chair is another idea.
Pipes, tobacco and poker tables are
After-s h a v e lotion, slippers
and robes are never wrong. A
new wallet, pen and pencil set,
or electric razor are also wel-
come gifts. So are lighters,
sweaters, shirts, books and sta-
For the man in the service a
portable radio, pocket ~ zed games,
or cameras are suggested. A shock
resistant waterproof watch of a
standard make to insure easy re-
pair ranks high on a probable list
of wanted gifts.
* * *
FOR THE WORKING woman or
coed, bright colored scarfs which
come in many sizes are suggested.
They will be useful to her in many
ways because of their versatility.
Necklaces or earrings or any
type of costume jewelry is al-
ways appreciated. Luggage in
feminine colors or patterns are
useful gifts for those who do a
lot of long distance or weekend
Record favorites are gifts that
will bring many hours of pleasure,
not only to the recipient, but also
to the whole family.
For aunts, uncles or cousins,
knick-knacks or furniture gifts are
The whole problem of shopping
for the family will be made less
difficult if it is done early and
with patience. Just a short tour
through the stores :will result in
long list of presents, which would
be just right for "him or her."
Just in case any students are in
a complete quandary as to what to
do with the gross of Cadillacs they
have ordered as Christmas pres-
ents, the authorities have come up
with a novel solution.
The key to the car js put in a
small jewel box, gaily wrapped in
the traditional style, and placed.
with care under the Christmas
The lucky recipient picks it up
on the big morning. If feminine,
she thinks she finally has that
long-awaited engagement ring, and
if masculine, he is sure he is get-
ting initialed gold cuff-links.
But when the package is open-
ed, all that is there is a Cadillac,
with attached explanatory note, of
It is better to give than to re-
metallic brocades, silk shantung
and wool knit.
Detachable overskirts of lace
and net can be adled to formal
skirts to make two outfits from
one. Variations can also be
made with wide belts and cum-
merbunds around the waist and
shawls that make a low neck
blouse look as if it had a large
* * *
ALTHOUGH WHITE predomi-
nates, other rich colors such as
bitter sweet, emerald green, coral
berry, and lime pearl are popular.
Black velvet is used in combina-
tion with brighter colors.
Shorter length gowns are
stil being shown, but the style
trend is reverting back to the
regular, long formal length.
Long elbow-length gloves of
plain white or of a color dyed to
match the dress have replaced the
Short, black velvet evening jac-
kets complement many of the
white gowns. Some of the jackets
are fashioned in the cape style,
with elbow length sleeves and
bright, colorful linings.
By BARBARA COLE
Christmas is never complete in
the homes of sports-minded
Americans today without a gifi
pertaining to the out-of-doors.
Students who are doing theii
Christmas shopping in Ann Ar-
bor this year will find many novel
and practical items in local shops.
AMONG THE numerous 'fea-
tures for golfers, the Come-Back
Putter is one of the most fasci-
nating. It is usable either indoors
or out. A hole the size of the regu-
lar putting hole is about three-
quarters of the way up a yard
If the ball goes in the hole, ii
drops below and comes back
under the ramp, and if the putt
Is wide, short or long, the ball
comes back down the ramp to
Newcomers to the sports world
are metal skils. These are for the
daring athletes who want to go
down the hill at the fastest speed
possible. The metal acquires a thin
coating of ice which guarantees
a thrilling ride.
* * *
FOR OUTDOOR court games,
a set has been compiled that in-
cludes badminton, ring tennis,
volleyball, Peteka Rio sand rubber
quoits. Although this cannot be
used until summer, it is a welcome
gift at any time of the year.
Toques are in the spot-light
now as headgear for cold and
windy weather. These knitted,
short-stocking caps may be pur-
chased in almost every color,
with maize and blue ones being
featured in Ann Arbor.
For the football or baseball fan,
field glasses make the game much
more enjoyable with a close-up
Many other novel items may be
found in the sporting goods de-
partments and stores, so students
with this type gift in mind should
have little trouble.
let a slipper set the mood.
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THIS CHRISTMAS, designers have gone all out to find the slippers that
will fit every mood. Lush velvets, shining satin, foulard, silky smooth lea-
thers, brocades . . . really a fabulous gift display.
for exotic Oriental type ..,. rich Ming golds, luminous regal blues, and
mysterious black satins
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made for comfort an
long wear . .. and .
attractive. A Christma
treat your yourself o
Delicate floral printo
white, maize, or gree
N Take your pick
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for the fiery Spanish senorita ... cuban-heel mules, with a big flirty
red satin rose at the toe
for Mom, the teenage sister, or the newest addition . . . a slipper for