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THE OREGON STATESrANALEM OREGON' - .
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Cdine Front United States
An Authentic -Forecast Which' VilI Guide Men and Young
Men in Selecting Their Spring Outfits;
Suits Ensemble Foundation
t, By REX CEDER . ...
FOR years, the male population of the world has looked tp
i London for the latest decree on men's fashions. Today ,
however, the startling innovations crmie from Amerida,, and
Europe is following her dictates to nomall Oegree. London,
of course, is still issuing commands as ta different feuts and
lengths, but America has introduced styles .of its own which
even England adopts! " -i
In his dress, the American
is much , more practical than
the European. Thre is a
careless ease about the American-
which accentuates his
cldthes.' -r He refuses ; to be a
slave of fashion. He insists
upon comfort in his dress, and
therefore - he . gets it Clive
Brook, the famous screen star,
describes American clothes as
"unconventional and smart
looking.". And after all Amer
ican fashions are the best
fashions for American men.'
Regardless of where fash
ions originate, or who is the
cause of them, the successful
man must be, well dressed. He
doesn't necessarily have to be
come a fashion plate, but he
should have a wholesome re
spect for the psychological
factors . residing in good
clothes. Not only do good
clothes giye a man confidence
in himself, but they give oth
ers confidence in him. The
poise that a man can assume
by feeling assured that there
is nothing wrong with him sartorially is undisputed.
- Forecast Based on General Trend
Enough of generalities!- To the business of making a
careful forecast of Spring, fashions based on an analysis of
the current trend. Suits, of tourse, are the foundation of
our entire ensemble, so naturally trie discussion bf them is
in order. The struggle between single and double-breasted
suits has about settled itself with the latter reigning a 60
percent favorite.' This type of jacket has been striving for
a place in the fashion limelight for several seasons, and at
last it has come into its own: And why not? Men are be
ginning' to realize that double breasted jackets make them
look a great deal younger, and tall fellows are especially aware
that such coats tend to decrease their height.
The cut of the new jackets is npt radically different.
6houldersare broad, the waist is slightly figure tracing, and
lapels? moderately, wide. The large peaked lapel of last sea
son has giveh way to one notably less conspicuous, and also
to another lapel with a rounded turn, which is by far the
smarter of the two. Trousers retain their length, and also
remain rather wide, approximately eighteen inches at the
bottom. Waistcoats are not 4 quite as-high as "before, and
their points are a trifle more pronounced. -The double breast-,
ed waistcoat worn with a single breasted business suit- is
quite correct, and, a novel change,- r. . , , , .
Popular Shade To Be. Silver Gray . .,;t ...
And now to the color of 'these Spring, suitings. . It is
usually true, that what once was the fashion; of the favored
few, becomes in time the property of the proletariat... And
this season is no exception because the popular Vehade will
be one that the King of England sponsored a short time ago,
a silver grey. We welcome it because it blends so easily with
almost any color. Bracken,! a shade borrowed from Scottish
hill-fern in .August, and a popular fall number will be sadly
neglected. Tan, too, will have its many admirers, while the
perennial oxford will be favored by the more mature mam
For the collegian, there will be shades as light as the lightest
of smoke. Year in, and j'?ar out, blue rid6s the crest of popu
larity, and this season will find it :the old ; standby, &s visual
It might be well for men of different proportions to heed
these tips concerning the" selection of. their suits; nxThe tall,
well built man looks best in .suits that borrow the English
cut, box type jacket and wide trousers in color of a lighter
hue. The stout man shouldnever attempt to .wear, radical
styles because they tend to exaggerate a build that his clothes
should try to decrease. He must Wear clothes that give prom
inence to his chest, and decrease his waist by contrast. There
fore his apparel must be of simple conservative cut with long
lines, and preferably- of the- darker mateiial. Checks are
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taboo. . Follow these suggestions, . then eat, drink, and be
merry for tomorrow we diet. , .... : ' r . .
Topcoats Smart in Cut and. Line . s, ta
rf The run toward-gray in suitings will aJo xeflect itsell
in topcoats which are noticeably smart in cut and line, pther,
shades include navies, gray blues, black and white herring
bones and diagonals as well as the barley corn design. cBolder
designs in checks, plaids and lines replace ! to some i extent
the prevalence of solids. The, models, both single and double-breasted,
are long, fairly broad at the shoulders, and also
with moderately broad lapels. The single-breasted Hyrf rtjnt
is another favorite. Both here and in England, every sniat
ly dressed man owns a Chesterfield, either of the '.'tube"
variety which is very close fitting or the .other model which
allows of easier lines.
It has been interesting to, note how strongly the snap
brim felt has taken a hold on our American public It offers
such an informal nonchalance that there is great doubt of it
being forced out of the lime-light by any other type of hat.
The most popular will be that with brim unbound in shades
of gray and tan. The man with the blue topcoat will find
that he can do no better than to choose a hat of navy blue.
When ;this, combination is enhanced by ia;inuf fieri of white
with black polka -dots the effect is exceptionally striking. .
. -There lias been a liberal demand lately for spring shirts,
and! there is - little -doubt that spring will find a .sustained
call for therm Patterns and colorings have a tendency., to
fimore conservative ?The prevalence of colored hirtsiwith
collars to match is marked, and a striking novelty is one of
black silk. The white collar attached oxford shirt, however,
approximates about 50 ? per cent of the. total shirt- sales , at
present. It will be found that the business man still favors
semi-soft collars. ! ' -- .
boats Marjejof White ,!.
Kid For Spring Wear
. -Lanrln sponsors short eoats of
white kid for -wear itta gy little
spring tostumes tml Paris has ap
prored the fashion.
'The dainty white jackets are
warm without being heavy in ap
pearance and far-seeing fashion
creaters forecast the day when the
white or light sport coat of skins
will be as washable as the gloves
which have replaced the old-fashioned
kid varieties which had to
go to the cleaner every time they
it sieeve iatsfaris
Innovation arid No
One tjf the true novelties; of the
spring fashion shows in -Paris is
the sUt-sleeve coat which 6ne im
portant house sponsors. The coat
has raglan sleeves with slits for
the hands. It can be worn as coat,
or. cape. ; When the arms are rer
moved - from the long, straight
sleeves the effect Is that of an or
Eugene Post office' business
here, 180,108 in 192$, was , f 137.
F.98 last year.
Light Evening Wraps 5:
' Growing in Popularity
. ' (Continued from pMTe 4.)
most often appears without any
adorntnent whatsoever. A very
usual treatment of sat
in is the dress with the
side drape of side full
aess, and the tight, hip
swathing girdle tied in
front is also quite ef
fective in this fabric.
Satin may make val
iant efforts, but it is
doubtful whether it
can attain anywhere
hear as many devotees
as does the simple chif
ton "dance . frock."
! ' Pool. HehK Aflftilv nanlr.
"led and absolutely un
Jrrnnhahl it l the
ideal summer frock. Seldom elab
orately treated, it avoids the se
quins and brilliants of the more
formal winter gown, and bright
shades. Nile green . and jade !
gren will be exceedingly-good in
this sort of frock, as will vanilla
When one is week-ending "or va
cationing, the main consideration
is. "Will it stand being cooped up
in;a week-end case tor trunk?' fee
sides the Chiffon frock already dis
cussed, the lace gown has the mer
it bf taking up little room and los
ing all Its wrinkles after an 1ionr
or iso upon a proper hanger in the
air. And it has the additional ad
vantage of being undeniably smart
in "black, gold or the new metal
and fabric laces. s : ' ;
The flower' of 4 chiffon :perch'ed
ot; the Vhoulder . has" not yet dis
" appeared beyond tne ''norlaon.
Rather it has. risen "again, with -renewed
vigor. Thjstime 'the 'one
corsage or shoulder adornment
consists of two flowers of obn-
tra8ting shades! A black dess
gains much: through'the addltipn
of a red and white flower, fastened
subtly by a jeweled pin. ' , '
-i Bead fringes,; althpngh heavy to
sup'i6rt, are very,' very smart. ; In
fact ahy fringe Is goodVOn. dress
exhibited by, one. of Vtn'e ;lealrig
Paris coartlers f olto-wed Oreek
lines. It showed tieif on tlr. of
, fringe, the, ends turned ' ander.
There was positively . a rhythm "In
f this gown, a i certain plastic ne
' which one l, finds In- the' Greek
- sculptures.' T ." ; , '. ;'
Fabric, detail 'and cut of ithe
' evening mode are more rarled .nd
gle wider lattitudeof choice than
has been the cape pn : quite fstome
time;' ;,,Thp' ; wise ywomaBf who
Vhoses tfn8eff atvcl7' TF
warded byj haVLig 5t gownjnihicli
will 'serve ; quite afw;eaMffis If
she changes a detail 'her and
there td conform-witli next year's
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for Spring & summer
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knowledge of quality, of what
Style is, of 'how to execute it
These t h r e e essentials are
characteristic of the years bf
our prestige, among notable
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