The well-dressed AUSTRALIAN men will be hearing quite a good deal about the "Ivy League" clothing style from now on so, as the mode carries through from the head to the foot, from the hat to the shoe, here is a' pre view of its dominant characteristics:
SUITS will have, over all, what can best be described as the "lean look"-shoulders will have a more natural Uno, coats will be three button with centre vents, and sleeves will be tapered to reveal shirt cuffs and sleeve-links.
TROUSERS will be slimmer from the waist to the cuffs, with belt-loops to accommodate an exciting new range of designs in belts.
HATS for the Ivy Leaguer will take on a different look. The growth of the brim and the heightening of the crown, notable over the past few years, has been halted - the new styles have neat, narrow brims, smaller crowns, and wide bands, with the bow toward the back.
Among the varieties of " headgear that will catch the eye will be the "flat tops," a flattering style with the top sloping toward the back (they make getting in and out of motor-cars easier, too). .
Many smart straw hats will be seen - these, also, have the narrower brim, some with a matching or contrasting puggaree. Their comfort-factor is high - they are cool, lightweight, and, made in a flexible Italian straw, they are durable. .
Smooth - textured felts will remain with us, but in new designs without radical or blaring styling; and hats of the Tyrolean variety will undoubtedly score with the younger generation.
TIES, that important 'section of accessories that has for too long been almost the only expression of a man's desire for colour in his garb, follow the narrow vogue. Club-type stripes and Italian geometric pat terns are among the striking, yet restrained, designs. Width of the ties is often only 2iin. - and the Windsor knot, popular for years, is now "out." Bows will still stay with us.
BELTS have really come into their own in this present vogue - art, craftsmanship, and ingenuity have combined to provide a range as wide as it is striking. Most are in soft, pliable leather, and are in colours never before seen in this field.
Their buckles strike new highs in originality - one, for instance, is a real and actual trout-fly set in plastic, the whole forming the intriguing "decor" for the utilitarian work of the buckle itself; another belt, in kangaroo-skin, is richly embossed with authentic aboriginal motifs. Of the making of belts there is, apparently, no end-worn with lightweight woollen Coolstream suits, sports coats, and slacks for summer, they will add both grace and interest to the male ensemble.
CUFF - LINKS become' very important accessories -far more important than they have ever been-be cause of the tapered coat sleeve, which is cut to reveal them.- Often, the links match the belt-buckle or the belt design. The trout fly imprisoned in the plastic buckle is duplicated in the cuffs, and the aboriginal design is echoed, too. Modern patterns are also reflected in the cuff and buckle partnership, with a pleasingly graceful effect.
See attach. below for the actual article and pictures of shoes and drawings of clothes.
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