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Rages Over
Pleats To Revise
Standard Appare
University men are usually sus-
ceptible to any thing when its
comes to fashions, but lately came
the last straw-pleated shirts for
everyday wear.
It didn't upset their masculini-
ty when plaid packets became the
style-and they didn't quiver when
plaid vests became the rage./
They even . considered the n-
selves still red-blooded Americans
when pleated ties came out, and
some dared to wear them out with
their best girls.
But this latest style was just
too much.
* * *
"THIS IS part of a vicious trend
to start men wearing nylon under-
wear," Dave Ayers, '54, remarked.
"We're reverting back to the
days of wigs and lace cuffs,"
one .frustrated male said rue-
fullk. "How can we assert our-
selves as the dominant sex when
we start actually looking like
"This has got to stop," said
Dick Reed, '52. "I personally re-
fuse to associate with any 'Beau
Brummel who deserts his sex and
starts wearing them. They're okay
for formal dress, but for everyday
-oh brother."
"And think of the laundry bill,"
he added.
AS FOR THE women, many
were all enthused.
"Just think," said Charlotte
Hoyt, '54, "now I can wear Dad-
dy's shirts and still look like a
"I think men should have new
styles just as we women do,"
said Lee Gallagher, '52. "They
have been conventional for
years and barely changed the
cut of their coats. It's about
time they became fashion-con-
One University coed, Judy Bet-
tison, '54, was quite vehemently
against the idea. "I like a man
who is a man," she declared, "not
some 'Little Lord' Fauntleroy' who
wears pleated shirts."
"It's a little 'too sloppy' for us,"
said the buyer in a local men's
wear store. "I personally doubt if
the style will ever catch on here."
"At least this is one store that
won't be carrying them," he added.
Necktie Styles
Show Change
Someone once said that a'mnan's
personality could be judged by the
kind of necktie he wore.
One might raise a skeptical eye-.
brow at the most recent addi-
tions to the neckwear fashion cir-
cle. "Designers have gone ber-
serk," say some critics, while others
claim that ties are fast becoming
one of the most outstanding and
striking parts of any male's ward-
Newest on the necktie parade is
the "shoestring" bowtie. This
model consists of a long, thin
string-like tie which can be worn
in a large bow at the neck or tied
in two tiny loops leaving the ends
of the tie hanging down past it's
wearer's waistline.
Colors of this new style range
from baby blue to forest green,
with black being the most pre-

dominant hue.
On the more practical side, re-
versible ties are gaining in popu-
larity, These models come in a
wide variety of patterns and dif-
ferent colors are used on both
sides of the necktie.

-Daily-Bill Hampton
Author of I Turned 21'
Tells Saturating Story

Male Locks
To Forsake
Present Cuts
Hair styles in the spring of 1952
are promising to be different, not
only for the women, but also for
the gents.
With the "poodle" cut and the
chignon gaining popularity in the
feminine division, even more ex-
citing changes are predicted to
take place in the men's haircut
MANHATTAN hair stylist, Mark
Traynor, promised, shortly after
the beginning of the new year,
that there will be surprising inno-
vations in regard to men's hair-
The confident Traynor says
that he expects to see, among
other things, the curling up-
sweep for balding bachelors and
side bangs for large-eared gen-
The stylist states that t h e
many men who have skulls that
swindle off in the rear like a
squash should definitely not re-
ceive the same treatment as the
gents with Grecian noggins.
For men with small chins, there
will be long and bushy sideburns,
while even gents with perfectly
normal skull shapes will turn to
more individual cuttings, accord-
ing to Traynor.
The Manhattan stylist, and his
supporters, expect to run into
much resistance, but they also are
confident that they will emerge
the victors.

Although the average mar
could ordinarily dress in some-
thing little short of a burlap bag
if he becomes President of the
United States, his clothes become
a matter of national concern.
The effect the chief executive's
haberdashery has upon the popu-
lation was vividly demonstrated
when shortly after Harry Truman
took office the sales of bow ties
climbed. Sales were higher than
they had been at the height of
crooner Frankie Sinatra's rise to
fame behind the bow.
A QUICK survey of the current
crop of presidential aspirants re-
veals a variety of wardrobes.
Probably the most notable ec-
centricity of dress in the cam-
paign so far, of course, has been
the famed coon-skin cap of
Tennessee's Senator Estes Ke-
fauver. Although the backwoods
headgear has become the symbol
of the crime buster's campaign,
he is in reality a fairly "sharp,"
though not by any means a loud,
Senator Robert A. Taft seems
to be equally conservative in hi.
taste in clothes and his politics
Taft is usually seen in high cu
single breasted business suits with
the traditional vest. His only de-
viation is an occasional colorfu
tie. However. since his schedue
calls for many television appear-
ances during his campaign the


Set Male Fashion Trends


By Author of "I Turned 21"
For some, the day passes with a
mere shrug of the shoulders and a
"so it's another year," but for oth-
ers of the campus population that
21st birthday is the day of days.
Many start the day off bright
and early, preferably when the
doors of the local pubs open for the
daily business transactions, the
usual time being 3 p.m.
* * *
UNLESS the individual desires
to be accompanied by droves of
thirsty companions, best he not
breathe a word about the date to
anyone except the friends closest
to his bosom.
The thought of a free beer has
a great tendency to turn the
bitter enemy into the staunchest
This free beer has long been a
tradition at one of the local pubs
where the celebrant is presented
with a token pitcher accompanied
by a maize and blue card.
* * *
IT IS DEEMED advisable that
the "birthday individual" collect
the autographs of his fellow par-
ticipants on the card early in the
party before the pen achieves the
ability of jumping out of an in-
dividual's hand.
Of course, the signatures on
this card may be quite numerous
due to the tremendous attraction
a twenty-first birthday party
holds for many of the campus
In fact, some parties have been
known to grow so large, that an
annex celebration had to be set up
at adjoining tables.
* * *
THE PARTY wears on and on,
and so does the beer. Eventually,
that yonspirator feeling disap-
pears, as each new pitcher of beer
makes its appearance,
People come and people go,
but the birthday student lingers
on and on--until a walk around
the block seems the only remedy
for the situation.
But the celebration does not end
here, for a 21st birthday is not
complete until the weekly meeting
of the "Friday Thanksgiving" club.
Frenzied and frustrating is the
weekly meeting, but the tradition
lingers on.
That is, it lingers on until the

newly turned twenty-oner realizes
that the weekly meeting usually
lasts through the dinner hour.
Then the wallet begins to feel the
pinch, the Friday club loses some
of its charm, and the 21st year
has officially begun.
Men's Tastes
Rule Fashions
In Headgear
Sure 'tis the Scotchman's tam
that's been converted lfy the Irish.
Long a cold weather favorite of
many campus males, the familiar
plaid tam has undergone a com-
plete change of face and made its
appearance on the market in a
brilliant kelly green:
This is not the first time that
campus males have converted a
standard style of hat into a re-
vised edition. A glimpse at any
"college joe" racing across the Di-
ag will give proof to this state-
Take, for example, grandpa's
long favored stocking cap. It can
now be found adorning male cra-
tniums in colors ranging from
maize and blue to the vivid com-
binations seen in argyle plaids.
Great-grandpa's heargear is al-
so enjoying a- revived popularity
via the frequently seen confeder-
ate and rebel caps favored by cer-
tain members of the male popu-
lation. T/hey's even made their ap-
pearance at football games and
are now becoming fast favorites
of the "younger brother crowd."
Apparently the old adage holds
true that when the necessity
arises man can always meet the
situation-in a hat!

Read and Use
Daily Classifieds

of the famous
Hyde Park-Winston
Su its - Topcoats
59.50 to 69.50
Others at 49.50 and 52.50
By Mallory
Only Mallory Hats are 'Cravette"
processed to shed showers
TOPCOAT (Harris Tweed)
49.50 * 55.00 * 59.50
by Alligator
$29.75 to $45.75
Sportcoats $27.50 to $35.00
Headquarters for Stradivari Sport
x' Shirts, Manhattan & Van Heusen
Shirts and Pajamas
$ta ib & JI ai
"?2)e serve to Serve A'qdimL
"Where Smart Style Meets Moderate Price"

zOhioan appears to be
up" a great deal lately.
THE MAN who seem
a hit no hatter what h
the "non-committal c
Gen. Dwight Eisenhowe
mous short "Eisenhow
jacket inspired a fashio
verberated from army o
the most exclusive wome
In his brief tenurer
dent of Columbia Unive
general showed hims
among the finest dr

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public life. His well-cut double-
breasted flannels won him the
praise from the nation's tailors
as the best-dressed educator in
the nation.
Recently, the rise of Harry Tru-
man from a Missouri town boy to
the top job in the nation was spot-
lighted in Life magazine in a study
of the evolution of the presidential
wardrobe. The striking changes
after his rise to big-time national
politics seems to prove one thing:
the candidates are well aware of
the power of the woman voter.

Campus Fads
To Continue
With few exceptions, college
men's spring styles will follow the
established campus traditions.
The favorite suit continues to be
in any shade of grey flannel with
two buttons and three patch pock-
White shirts are preferred to
colored ones. All types of collar
styles are being shown, but the
button-down is favored. Next to
white are the oxford light tones.
White bucks and smoked elk
lead the shoe list, with many crepe
soles being shown.

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PLATINUM GREY - the lively clean grey so
attractively shown in the new suits, sport coats
and slacks - particularly attractive in the very
popular flannels and tweeds.

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