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March 15, 1956 - Image 13

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WINDOW SHOPPING-With spring around the corner crowds
are gathering to see the new spring styles and fabrics on display..
Jack Ryan is wearing a light blue plantation cord dacron and
cotton suit jacket, while Fred Teague to the right of Karen
Russell sports a gray herring-bone sport jacket with, a striped
silk REP tie. Both young men are wearing the popular Ivy
League trousers.
Cotton To Be Featured
In Masculine Apparel

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS-Teague is wearing a dacron and
cotton English style raincoat which sheds wrinkles like it sheds
rain. His Ivy League style cap is made of poplin. Ryan is modeling
an all cotton water-repellent trench coat. On his head is a snap
brim felt hat for dress wear.

of khaki bermuda shorts, with
by Ryan who is wearing a strip
Ivy League trousers.

Straight, Natural Lines Seen in Mei

Lots of warm weather is pre-
dicted for the coming months and
as the season wears on cottons
for men will become increasingly
Local storekeepers are carrying
a variety of cottons and cotton
blends in everything from suits
to watchbands.
Summer suits are being shown
in cotton cord; plantation cord,
which is a "wash and wear" dac-
ron and cotton blend; Egyptian
cotton and dacron and wool worst-
Plantation cord which is sim-
* ilar to seersucker is available in
Cuff Links
To go with the popular soft
pastel shirts with French or Rom-
an cuffs, men will find sundry
cuff links for all occasions.
Favorites for daytime wear are
links of gold or silver and jet.
A single pearl or rhinestone added
to each make them appropriate
for evening wear.

The best-dressed college man
in the Easter Parade will wear a
baby glenn plaid, wool suit with
natural shoulders, straight hang,
no darts, high gorge and pleatless
For other occasions he may wear
a striped sport jacket following
the same style with a variety of
trousers and an Ivy League cap.

blue and tan, while the cotton
cord material comes in gray, tan,
light blue and dark shades.
The Egyptian cotton which is
a favorite for suits, blazers and
bermuda shorts is available in
broadcloth, poplin or. twill. The
new olive shade in addition to
gray, natural, dark brown and
navy blue are the most popular
colors for Egyptian cotton suits.
The blazers come in tartan
stripes while the Egyptian cotton
bermuda shorts are available in
light blended shades.
Matching Accessories
There is a silk and cotton fab-
ric which is available in matching,
ties, sportshirts, belts and wrist-
watch bands in a variety of chal-
lis and madras patterns.
Indian madras sport shirts comeI
in a variety of styles with over
300 patterns of checks and plaids.
Lighter still, is the thin, fine
batiste madras material.
The last-word in fabrics for the
summer is light-in material, in
appearance and in comfort.

Men's View..
What do the men on campus
think of coed styles?
On the whole, they heartily
approve, but they have definite
ideas on what they like and dis-
A sweater and skirt is the out-
fit most men like to see a woman
wearing. The prefer tight skirts,
but loose sweaters, for as one ob-
serving fellow says, "Tight sweat-
ters look uncomfortable."
Sweater Preferences
Some men have even more defi-
nite, ideas. Crew-necks are rated
high by some, and one discriminat-
ing male onily like short-sleeved,
v-necked sweaters with collars.
Many men dislike blouses be-
-Daily-Sam Cbipg cause they are "too sloppy," al-
Miss Russell is examining a pair though one says that -he like a
isa belted back shown to her striped blouse best on a coed.
abetedn backr shn to r o Almost unanimously, the whole
Ped cotton blazer and a pair of male population says, "No knee-
socks with skirts!" A few will
allow dark knee-socks worn with.
a matching sweater and a light
skirt, but white wool socks are
I S Clothes preferred.
'Heels Look BesV
Their opinion is dividedon shoe
long sleeved Indian madras sport preference. Some like saddles and
sneakers, and some don't. One
shirt. On cooler days he'll have on mentioned that blue sneakers were
a crew-necked sweater in one of his least favorite kind of shoe, and
the fine charcoal colors. another prefers white bucks to any
Sport Shirts Most men dislike flats, but all
Sport shirts this year will be agree that stockings and high heels
shown in vertical stripes, tartan look best.
plais ad Idia madas'in ong Bermuda shorts are "all right
plaids and Indian madras' i long only on girls' wvho look good in
and short sleeved cottons. them," the other sex pretty well
Khaki, wool and Egyptian cot- agrees. Slacks, pedal-pushers and
ton bermuda shorts with the pleat- toreador pant's are pleasing to some
less front and belted back along men arld not to others.
The men have definite ideas on
with striped blazers in Galey- formal wear. Most would rather
Lord cotton, Egyptian cotton and see a simple, strapless, ballerina-
English style Indian madras will length evening dress than a long,
remain high on the .popularity Ifluffy, net formal. Many like taf-
list. feta ones best, and one wise male
Towards the end of the spring thinks that a three-quarter-length
term the college "man-about- cocktail dress looks nicest as a
town" will wear a tuxedo or a formal.
white dinner jacket to any formal Miscellaneous items which dif-
occasion which might arise. ferent men would choose for theif
The last word in tuxedos is a girls are blazers, jumpers, sheath
narrow shawl collar with matching dresses, three-quarter-length coats
cummerbunds and ties. and sweat shirts. One, after great
cum~erbuds nd testhought, decided that he liked best
Looking further ahead to mid- "those bands that girls with long
summer we see our best-dressed hair wear on their heads."
college man sporting a bronze Tan camel-hair coats are an-
back and a pair of red plaid bath- noying to many men, and man-
ing trunks, leisurely relaxing on tailored suits are disliked In par-
a sandy beach. I ticular by some.

Women's View,,"

Suits and sport jackets for the
spring and summer will come in
wool, dacron and cotton. For the
warm weather cotton cord suits
will be especially popular. These
are available in all cotton or "wash
and wear" cotton and dacron.
Trouser Fabrics
Local stores are carrying trous-
ers for the coming season in all
wool tropical worsted, wool and

dacron tropical worsted and cot-
ton cord.
The belted Ivy League caps
come in charcoal gray, brown, blue,
tweed and herring bone. They are
also being shown in cotton stripes
and plaids.
Later on in the season the well-
rounded college man will be
playing tennis in his new Egypt-
ian cotton bermuda shorts and a

Despite their continual com-
plaints the majority of women on
campus seem to approve of the
men's taste in clothes.
One freshman, said, "I .realize
that the men on this campus are
conformists, but I like it."
Many other coeds agreed that
"the men are in style and look
Suits, Jackets Approved
"I am impressed by the number
of men I see going to classes in
suits or sport jackets, flannel pants
and ties," said another freshman.
"They make up for those who al-
ways wear khakis and dirty bucks."
Two sophomores agreed that
they like the plaid belts with ties
to match. "The little 'Ivy League'
hats are cute too."
An amusing impression was
voiced by a freshman from Texas.
"I'm not used to seeing men in
hats and long coats." Texas weath-
er. is somewhat different from the
weather at Michigan.
Changes Suggested
Of course there arestill quite
a few women who would like to
see some changes made in men's
The main objection, which was
very common, was to khaki pants,
or 'chinos' as some called them.
One junior was quite eloquent
in voicing her opinion. She be-
lieves that "khakis are inapprom
priate for classes and rob the stu-e
dent of a certain dignity that one
usually associates with a univer-
Clean, Pressed Khakis
"Khakis are all right if they
are clean and pressed; but that is
rare around here,, said a fresh-
man coed.
A widespread view is that
"khakis and sport jackets don't
mix. Khakis look fine with sweat-
ers, but they look shabby with
tweed jackets."
One freshman, however, was
pleased to see the men wearing
khakis. "It's a pleasant change
from high school where they wore
levis. Now at least they look more
like men.
Another complaint which was
voiced by a few coeds was that
Michigan men conform too much.
"They fear social ostracism if they
wear bright colors or anything
else unusual," remarked a sopho-





Accessories (
The first quarter of thetwent-
ieth century saw men's starched
collars, starched cuffs, straw hats,
fedoras and derbies at the height
of popularity.
During this period tht English
raincoat came to stay. Today men's
stores all over town are offering
unlined or lightly lined beltless,
English style raincoats in water-
proof cotton.
These raincoats have as their
chief virtue lightness, but smart
styling is also very much in evi-
dence. The classic trench coat is
best for travel and sports. Other
models have yoke backs and zip-
per pockets on the sleeve.
Straws Back Again
Narrow-brimmed fedoras are
still with us this year. And, men,
straw hats are back again for
those Sunday afternoon walks in
the park or in the Arboretum. They
come in gray, blue-gray and brown
and also in a new plastic straw
which can be washed.
Black loafers, black and white
saddle shoes and wine and black
cordocans will be the styles found
most frequently in the college
man's wardrobe this spring.

Contribute to Male Fashions

The highly polished black calf-
skin loafers will continue to serve
for dress and formal wear.
For "city slickers" the Italian
type with narrow toe, thin high
heel in suede and alligator has
proved quite influential in the
fashion world. College men, how-
ever "would not be caught dead
in these."
Most striking of all spring shoe
styles are those displaying leather
and imported silk combinations..
The leather is black and the silk,
a woven dark grey pattern.
Argyles in Wool and Nylon
Teaming up with sport shoes
will be colorful, heavy knit golf
socks reaching to knee level. Wool
and nylon argyles offer the bene-
fits of attractive styling and wash-
Highlighting shirt news is the
colorful Indian madras featured
in a short sleeved pullover style.
This lightweight model has three
buttons at the neck.
The classic Ivy League button-
down collar shirt is being shown
this spring in stripes and plaids in

addition to the usual solid oxford
For added comfort during hot
weather this classic will be avail-
able in fine batiste, in both short
and long sleeves.
Ties will be getting lighter to-
wards spring with green the ac-
centuated color. Small challis
prints and silk foulards are ex-
pected to be the best-sellingrneck-
wear for the season.
For the less conservative male,
colorful, madras ties will be the
perfect brighterner for dark suits.
Narrow ties will continue to pre-
dominate over the wider styles
and will be featured in wool stripes
and silks.
Far Eastern influence, which has
been significant in women's fash-
ions has left its mark on men's
styles too.
Cap sleeved sport shirts with
narrow banded necks are expres-
sive of this Oriental influence.
Fabrics include cotton, silks, and
miracle blends, while patterns
range from exotic prints to bold
stripes. Chevron pockets adorn
many of the shirt styles.


March 31 to April 8
University of Michigan students- will leave on March 31st for
eight delightful days of excitement in Bermuda. The island is
"yours" during Easter vacation. Here is an outline of the pro-
gram offered to college students.
"COLLEGE DAY AT THE BEACH" starts your week off,
so be sure not to plan anything else for Monday, April 2. About
10:30 in the morning everyone heads for ELBOW BEACH SURF
CLUB and throughout the day a varied programme of enter-
tainment is planned for all of you. Your hosts for College Day
at the Beach (and for that matter most of the other events
during the week) are tile College. Week Committee, which is
comprised of representatives from the airlines, steamship com-
pany, the hotels, Chamber of Commerce, and the Trade Devel-
opment Board. Activities at "College Day at the Beach" include
volley ball, tug-of-war, a "Miss College 'Day at the Beach"
contest, at which the cream of the college cuties are judged by
their fellow students, with the winner getting not only a num-
ber of wonderful prizes, but also a night out with a date of her
choice, all on the house.
A word to the wise about your suntan. The sun can give
you a nasty burn if you try to get that bronzed look all in one
Cold coke is free throughout the day and there is a barbe-
cue set-up where you can buy hot dogs and hamburgers. In the
afternoon, a top local Calypso band will make with the music
and things usually end up with a real jam session. Before you
know it, the day is over and you've met more gals (or guys)
than you can possibly date in the ten days you have left.
During College Day at the Beach anyone interested in GOLF
or TENNIS is invited to sign up for the 'tournaments to be held
later in the week. No entry fees, and it presents a wonderful
opportunity for a little pre-spring training. The schedule of
matches is published in the local papers and there are usually
wonderful prizes for the winners and runners-up.
DEPEW. The ship leaves Hamilton at 10:30 A.M. and cruises
through the islands of the Great Sound, past the U.S. Navy
base, then down the North Shore of Bermuda on to the Old
Town of St. George. En route a Calypso band provides dance
music as well as accompaniment to all the old rah-rah songs,
and a cruise director points out all the spots of interest. On
board there are free hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, and soft drinks
to go with your own box lunch, which your hotel or guest
house will prepare for you. On arrival in St. George's, transpor-
tation is at the dock for those who haven't brought their bikes,
and everyone heads for FORT ST. CATHERINE, where a spe-
cial show featuring the GOMBEY DANCERS has been planned
for all the cruise passengers. If you like to make pictures we
recommend that you take your camera. The boat gets you back
to Hamilton at about 5:00 P.M. The date for this cruise is
APRIL 4th.
FOR EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, all the local hotels
feature nightly dancing, and most Hof them have a floor show,
and the popular way to see as much as possible during your
holiday is to "make the rounds." Different bandsand nrchestr

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At the office-on the campus
--or at a social' event, your
best reference is your appear-
At Rabideau-Harris 'you will
find the right style for each
occasion at a price you can
By such famous Names as
SUITS at $45.00
Others to $65.00
Lee Hats $7.95




You'll find the Ivy trend
reflected in these
handsome sport jackets.









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