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March 17, 1955 - Image 9

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Modern Mr

i's Wardrobe
)y, Pi nk Trend

The revolution has come!
Who would believe a few short
years ago that pink would become
an important item in a gentle-
man's wardrobe. Ann Arbor store
windows reflect -the craze.
A leading men's fashion maga-
zine terms pink "the color with
dignity, originality and in perfect
Storekeepers Differ
Representatives of localstores
seem to differ in their opinions on
the use of this pastel color. One
store reports that although blue
and yellow shirts are heading the
race for sales leadership, pink
rates with the "collegiate" out-
going man.
Another campus clothier says
that pink is being shown in all
sportswear and many dresswear
lines. Black and pink saddle shoes
are even being shown.
Presenting a different view, an-
other store representative, in com-
menting on pink, said, "We sell
some, but generally speaking it's
not a college color." It isn't even
an average seller. Most men go in
for Ivy League styles, which are
more conservative."
. "Distinction" Important
He continued by saying that in
other parts of the country it seems
to be a national trend, but college
men stay away from it. They want
to be "distinctive."~
In attempting to preserve this
quality of distinction college men
adopt a style and after it becomes
a national trend they drop it.
Another clothier attributes the
popularity of pink to the advent
of the charcoal suit. He terms pink
a "popular" color, with the de-
mand for it becoming great for
the first time last year.
Pink with Charcoal
He warns men that they must
be careful how they use it. A
touch of pink with a charcoal suit
is good. Also good is the combina-
tion of pink and charcoal' found
in ties. Shirts, ties and socks also
reflect this marriage of the com-
plimentary colors.
Especially attractive for- wear
with the dark suit are, cuff links
in tones of pink.

According to a representative
from one local store, mint green
and helio, a soft lavender tone, are
newer colors for spring.
Various Opinions
A variety of opinions seem to
exist among students on the use
of pink.
One male student commented
that when you want to impress
a person don't wear pink.
Two extremes seem to dominate
the majority of male thinking.
One group doesn't' like pink but
wears it anyhow because "that's
the thing to do." This comment
might be a source of ammunition
for women when a masn complains
that she's a slave to fashion.
Expressing a woman's point of
view, Gretchen Schweizer, '56, said
that she thought pink socks were
torrible, but liked other acces-
sories with pink.
Written and Edited
by the Women's Staff
Accessories .............page 9
Bathing suits .........page11
Beauty aids ...........page10
Bermudas for men .....page 9
Bermuda skirts .........page 6
Bonnie Cashin, designer page 2
Bridal attire........ . . page 6
Care for the hair .......page7
Circular skirts........ page 6
Evolution of bathing suits
........ ........ page 11
Florida vacationers .. ..page 11
Garment center ... .... .page 2
Good taste ............ page 4
Hair styles ............page 7
Hats................page 12
Home permanents .....page 7
Jewelry........... page 4
Men's clothing trends ..page 3
Men's footwear ........page 9
Men's sport clothes ... .page 9
Perfume ..............page 10
Perfume research ......page 4
Petticoats .....z.....page 10
Pink for men ... ,......page 3
Resort wear .........page 12
Salesclerks ............page 8
Shoes ................page 12
Short girl fashions .....page 5
Skirts and blouses ......page 5
Tall girl fashions .......page 5
Women's clothing trends page4

SUNDAY BEST-Looking over the spring shirt selection, Dudley
Chapman, '56, sports a tab collar shirt with French cuffs and an
oxford black flannel suit. A regimental stripe tie completes his

IN STYLE-Following campus tradition of studying on Angell
Hall steps, Bob Spath, '56, appears in a hand blocked and knit ox-
ford grey Shetland sweater. On his feet are brown "Weejuns" with
foam rubber soles.

COLOR INTEREST-Bill Andrews, '56, steps out in a light blue
cotton cord suit featuring overlapping seams. The hat is of Eng-
lish felt with a raw edge and narrow brim. Dick Salditt, '56, sports
an olive drab cotton gabardine suit with the new tab collar.

Men To Doff Alpacas for Spring Apparel
o, __

COATS IN THE NEWS-Taking time out from study, Paul Sal-
ditt, '56, wearing a hand woven tweed coat of dark brown with
subtle grey striping, chats with Bob Spath, '56, who sports a simi-
lar coat in a lightweight material. The trousers feature the new
narrow proportioned length.
p -e

Men, it's time to doff those al-
paca-lined overcoats and give the
gals a clue to what you'll be wear-
ing this spring.
Let's start at the bottom and
work up. In the footwear line for
everyday use, cordovans will still
predominate, with wing-tipped
cordovans and scotch grains for
dress. In sportswear saddle shoes
are pushing the old standby, white
bucks aside but those bucks seem
to wear forever.
For real casual use, tennis
sneaks and sweat socks get the
Argyles Sell Well
One of the brightest spots in
the spring wardrobe of our col-
lege man is the hose. Lightweight
argyles with small diamonds on
a solid background and solid-color
rib socks will be the big sellers.
White wool for sports wear and
the tennis courts will also be pop-
Shirtwise, the Michigan male
has a large selection. In dress
shirts, tab collars are given the old
standard button-down much com-
petition. Colorwise, white will lead
the pack followed by the stripes.
The new color this spring will be
heliotrope (light purple) with
matching hose.
Save those pink shirts you got
for Christmas, men, they're still
very much in style. French cuffs
will give way to the barrel cuff for
the most part.
Tartans Steal the Scene
In sportswear, tartan plaids of
light weight wool will be very
much in the picture. The familiar
checks and solid color cottons and
rayons will. still attract a lot of
buyers. Short-sleeved polo shirts
for those warm May days and
that trip to Florida or Bermuda
are a must.
In neckwear, the foulard and the
narrow regimental stripe will be
the popular patterns. However,

foulard and rep bow ties are crowd-
ing more into the picture, so prac-
tice up in front of that mirror.
What about suits, slacks and
sport jackets? In the suit line, the
medium weight charcoal grey, blue
and brown flannels will be most
in demand. As the warmer weath-
er commences, tropical worsteds,
dacrons, nylon and cottoxi cords
will make their presence known.
Gabardines Attract Attention
Cotton gabardines in olive and
natural tan should attract a lot
of prospective buyers. The high
cut three button, single-breasted
suit will be the overwhelming fa-
vorite in Ann Arbor town.
In slacks adjustable belts in
the back and narrow cuffs are
selling well now and are the pre-
dicted leader for spring. Alligator
and striped elastic belts should
have a successful spring also.
Tweed and shetland sport jack-
ets in greys and browns will be
as popular this spring as they
were in the fall of '54. Hang on to
This spring men's jacket lines
tend to vary with the country in
which they are worn.
In the United States, fashion fa-
vors a straight-hanging type with
narrow lapels. The shoulders have
a minimum of padding and no
false width. The stress is on nat-
ural and casual styling, with com-
fort the all-important aspect.
Featuring three , buttons, it may
be closed either with the center
one or the top two.
The English model, has more
padding in the moderately wide
shoulders and there's a nip-in at
the waist. It's quite a bit shorter
than its American counterpart.
The Italian jacket might be
called a cross between the other
two. It has straight lines similar
to the U.S. model, but with a little
more buildup. The lapels and
notches are higher,

the blue flannel one, as that will
still fit almost any occasion.
Lightweight grey and brown
flannels will be the leaders in
men's slacks to blend in with the
grey and brown tweed sport jack-
ets. Gabardines should remain
constant sellers again this spring.
Crew Necks Fashion Sweaters
Black, grey, green, brown and
blue crew neck sweaters are ex-
cellent sellers and are here to
stay. Even the gals have taken
to them. The close knit seems to
be more popular than the shaggy


Either a tartan plaid shirt or
a denim jacket with a summer
foulard tie will go well. For out-
doors and sportswear, bermudas,
open white shirt and sneaks and
sweatsocks will present ,a fash-
ionable picture.
Briefly, this is what Michigan
men and college men in general
will be wearing this spring. How-
ever, gals, don't be surprised to
see your boyfriend pick you up
wearing. khakis, open shirt, dirty
bucks and baggy jacket. This style
outlives all other fads.



Flannel is for and away
the favorite fabric of
fashion-conscious men,
whether they're
~n college
or the
Flane i fo ad warld


\ f,


Iis the Popular Look for Spring
The new dark deep tone look
is sweeping the country . .
AND it's headed by the sophisti-
cated charcoal flannel. The lux-
urious fabric with superb styling
and tailoring gives you an un-
beatable combination for quality
at a moderate price.
$55.00 to $69.50
See it today?
With new pink tone or helio ac-
cessories the smartest, most time-
ly outfit you can have in your

Now is the time to choose.
your Lightweight Clthn
HANDrTAILORED in soft, pliant natural lines with our own
custom features -lapped seam, generous hook vent, high
gorge and wide button spacing - in fine all wool worsteds
and dacron blends . . . $60.00.
Sizes Regular - Long - Extra Long


Nothing is so universally
flattering to men of all ages.
especially these fine,
superbly soft flannels. They
have all the famous Campus Togs
custom detailing and finish
and come in the natural shoulder

Charcoal Grey
and Brown,
Light Grey,
Medium Grey
and Tan

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