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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1955

THE MCHWAN DAYLY

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Rough Fabrics, Sports Wear Give Men

'Smooth' Look

SHOE-WISE-Seen treading campus pavements this spring will
be, from left to right, wing-tipped cordivans, pearl washable sad-
dle, and plain toe cordivans.
RIGHT FOOT FORWARD:
There's Fashion 'Afoot-
So Select Socks With Care,

By DEDE ROBERTSON
There's fashion afoot just as
surely as there's fashion on your
shoulders.
To someone not in the field, the
whole business of fashion in foot-
wear may occasionally seem a bit
ridiculous. "So I wear socks," says
the man in the street. "Once you
know your foot size and that
7 heavy darning puts blisters' on
your toes-ain't that the end of'
it?"
Well, that isn't quite all there
is to it. For instance, consider the
people around you and see how
theirpersonalities are reflected in
their footwear.
There is, for example, the guy
whoreally gets some wear out of
those horrible creations he got for
Christmas.
Character Indicated
This character usually wears
hideous browns and greens in
some messy, busy pattern that
was obviously stolen from an un-
successful line of drugstore wall-
paper.
Then there's the practical type
-or old do-it-yourself.
He stops at the nearest Army
and Navy store and buys socks

for himself and everyone else-
four dozen at a time.
His ankles are thus tastefully'
draped in purple-black or dusty-
white. Of course, the texture of
his socks resembles an old win-
dow screen, artistically freckled
with dead flies, bits of fluff and
holes, but then he's got a bargain!
And finally, there's the guy'
whose ankles really show taste,1
quality and even a bit of design.
That's a lot to expect of a bony
joint, but it's an achievement well
worth the effort.
New Designs Introduced
In addition to a regular diet
of argyles, some of today's newest
designs come from England and
France.
The British have evolved a coin-
dot design which is a refreshing
change of pace. Color combina-
tions are infinite: gold, red, helio-
trope, lime, orange and the medal-
lion tones against tan, grey, blue,
black and brown.
So, the next time you see an old
friend walking down the street,
take a second look at those socks
and see if his personality doesn't
match. While you're at it, why
don't you take a look at your own?

Male Fashion
Style Accents
Nubby Weave
By DEDE ROBERTSON
Sportsminded men will adopt
rough fabrics for that "smooth"
look this spring and summer.
Designers and manufacturers of
men's wear are making everything
from hats to shoes in nubby ma-
terials. Name the garment or ac-
cessory and it's ,available.
But rough as the fabrics are,
they leave the wearer with a
smooth, natty and definitely fash-
ionable look. Oddly enough, these
fabrics with surface appeal are not
particularly new.
Terry cloth, cotton plisse, piques
and shaggy knits, for example,
have been around a long time.
Only recently have they been
widely used in men's shirts, slacks
and other sportswear, however.
Terry Cloth Used
Terry cloth comes in many col-
ors and is an accepted fabric for
beachwear. Cotton corduroy is
widely used as a fabric for men's
jackets and slacks.
For any but faculty occasions
or the most formal events, the Big
Ten male is likely to put on a
sport shirt of almost any type of
fabric. Worn with the collar either
open or closed, it's usually a gar-
ment loud in color and design.
For cool weather, heavycwool
shirts are equally casual and color-
ful. Latest news from the West
Coast designers features the new,
just-below-elbow length sleeve.
New Silhouette Featured
A trimmer, briefer silhouette in-
sport shirt attire, called the "new
silhouette" or the "short cut," has
been featured in West Coast exhi-
bitions.
This style runs through leisure
clothes to formal wear and is
echoed in the boy's line. The new
look for men is calculated to -give
everyone a long, lean look.
More popular than ever this'
spring will be bermuda shorts for
men. Oxford grey and brown in a
light flannel will be the predom-
inating choice. Solid color knee
socks with black or brown loafers
complete the outfit.
On the market this year is a
new powder whose claim to fame
is that it keeps the same tone
when applied over a foundation.

KI
"You'll beni
u dark and bright contrast
this spring!"
Black and Brown ... Charcoal
Black and Pink ... Saffell and Bush
leads the fashion parade at Michigan.
Come in and browse at your
convenience. Spring is here NOW.
SAIFIFIEILIL & IBUSIHI
STATE STREET
"For Over a Quarter of a Century"

BERMUDA SPRING-Steppin' out for a fast set of tennis are
Dick Salditt, '56, and Joanne Roman, '55. Salditt is wearing a
shetland sweater, flannel bermuda shorts and contrasting argyle
knee socks. Miss Roman's India madras bermudas go well with
her tailored shirt and cable stitch sweater.
Men Retrieve Bermudas,
Italian. Styles from Coeds

By ARLINE LEWIS
Retrieving the bermuda look
borrowed by their copy-cat coeds,
University me nwill raise their bid
for the spring spotlight by top-
ping the shorts with "Italian"
shirts.
The bermuda look, originally ta-
ken from the boys will emerge in
belted backs, and a wide range of
fabrics. Rainbow colors, sunkist
oranges to soft pastels, will rival
the customary blacks, navies and
khakis.

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and welcome
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to deeidedly new
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There's a glorious
free feeling in their
lighter weight, lustrous
quality, deep-tone::
exclusive worsteds
styled with new
easy-fitting
slim, trim modelin
$6950a

MUEHLIG & LANPHEAR
For your
Spring Gardening Needs

Second partner in the "resteal,"
is of course, high socks. Argyles
in kaleidoscopic colors and pat-
terns are tops for the fashion-
minded sir.
Italian Look Adopted
The Italian look, which com-
pletely captured women's hair-
styles and clothing last year has
been adapted to fashion-slighted
men's apparel.
Stripes and solids, in cotton
knits and "look-like-linen" fab-
rics, offer cool comfort and high
fashion. Most of the shirts are
short-sleeved, some with conver-
tible collars,and others with nov-
elty neck detail.
Water repellent "drizzler jack-
ets," in cotton poplin, give excel-
lent rainy day protection. They
come in every conceivable color,
bright red to the new olive drab.
Return of the Safari Suit
The safari suit, in cotton gab-
ardine, combines a four-pouch
pocketed shirt with brmuda shorts.
Taken from a warm weather hunt-
ing outfit, the suit is just as prac-
tical for a game of tennis or golf.
Coton slacks in beige and char-
coal with coordinating striped
shirts make lightweight, goodlook-
ing, romp-abouts with soap and
water benefits.
Shoe-wise, a crepe layer be-
tween the shoe and spiked sole, of
a golf moccasin will provide a
shock cushion. Local stores are
highlighting black loafers as an
important foot fashion.
Finishing off the spring style
picture in men's sportswear is a
braided belt made of covered elts-
tic thread, imported from France.
Each belt combines two contrast-
ing or blending colors.
Bathing suits this summer will
be fashioned with bloomer bot-
toms, boxer-type shorts and little

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