The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 36
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 36

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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1968 CI 1 What's Happened To Good Old White Shirts? Love On Life try bell-bottom trousers; suits of green and orange hues fitted to make a man look as If he's wearing a corset; jackets reaching almost to the knees; topcoats of the loudest checks and plaids seen since the demise of burlesque; shoes that look as if they were designed to discourage walking. Some of these styles are, of course, throwbacks to earlier times. There's a Norfolk jacket that looks exactly like one that was briefly popular in the '20s; there are turtleneck sweaters like the ones Jack or not. Even a President of the I nited States, Herbert Hoover, finally had to give up his high starched collars. But my immediate problem is what to do about my white shirts. I had noticed more and more of my friends and acquaintances wearing blue, green, pink and purple shirts, but I attributed this to lack of taste. It never occurred to me that while shirts were going the way of Mr. Hoover's collars. Except for sports shirts, every shirt I own is white. I can't Dempsey and othei prize fighters used to affect while doing their road work, there's even an Edwardian suit consisting of a long coal with stovepipe pants. Well, I haven't seen any of these things worn by anybody yet, but after what I've seen this past year or so, I'm not betting that I never w ill. What bothers me is that what I regard as attractive clothing may disappear from the stores altogether and I may have to accept these ludicrous styles whether I want to preposterous! But I'm not so sure now that anything is preposterous where men's clothing is concerned, (or women's, either, for that matter.) I've just read in a newspaper supplement devoted to men's fashions for this fall and winter, that "the white shirt is obsolete." This makes me obsolete, too along with millions of other men brought up to regard the white shirt as the ultimate in good taste. I was appalled by most of the clothes pictured and described In this section: tapes or rather, won't wear sports shirts to the office or to parties. I can't afford to replace all my white shirts with colored ones, yet I can't stand the thought of being obsolete. What am I to do? Maybe the reason so many men have taken so readily to the turtleneck and the Nehru is that they were loaded down, as I am, with obsolete shirts. Maybe they figured that it was less expensive to buy a couple of turtles and a Nehru than to round up an adequate supply of colored shirts. Or, come to scarf showing above the collar. I felt like turning up my coat collar the way furtive characters do in the movies. But I squared my shoulders instead, determined that no one should suspect how obsolete I felt. The hostess, thank heaven, was a lady of discernment and rare taste for these times. As she thrust a drink Into my hand, she whispered, "I stUl like to see a man wearing a white shirt." "I'll drink to that," I said. And did. think of it, maybe they never really liked white shirts, anyway. After writing the above, I knocked off for a few hours to go to a party. I was the only man there in a white shirt. The host was wearing a green shirt with lavender stripes, another fellow had on a purple shirt with red polka-dots, another a pink shirt with yellow vertical stripes and blue horizontal stripes. There were also two turtlenecks, one white, the other yellow, and a fuchsia Nehru with an orange By PHILIP H. LOVE WASHINGTON (NANA) I used to wonder II the ridiculous clothes pictured in men's fashion sections were ever worn by anyone other than the models paid to pose in them. Now I'm wondering why so many mm are buying the silly things. I doubt that men's tastes have changed so radically. A more likely explanation, I surmise, is that decent clothes are becoming so hard to lind that more and more men are giving up the search and accepting whatever Is available. Even a Mahatma Gandhi sheet would be preferable to going naked. Speaking ol which, I, for one, wouldn't be thrown into shock if Gandhi garb were foisted upon us next. And before you label this idea outlandish, consider what you would have said a couple of years ago if anyone had suggested that American men would be wearing Nehru jackets today. You would have said the same thing I would have said: something's happening at F P Henredon's folio eight tomorrow's look in 168 Bicycling Scores The mood is contemporary... with the elegant design and fine craftsmanship that is distinctively Henredon...and Furniture Plaza. Handsome bedroom, living room and dining room pieces. Beautifully matched veneers, tastefully accented with contemporary hardware. The entire selection lends itself to any decor. 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A Sunday in Central Park nowadays reminds one of the 18th century in London, when ladies drove out in their smart carriages tn see and be seen in the latest clothes. So popular is bicycling for beauty becoming that all sorts of publications on the sport are now available. One of the newest, just published by Stackpole Books, Is by Allan A. MacFarlan, a biker for 25 years, who ascribes the perfect figure of ;ils French-born wile, Paulette, to her biking right along with him. "The book Is called 'The Boy's Book of Biking,' but It's really for everyone," said Mr. MacFarlan, a lean, sandy-haired former teacher of English language and literature at the Lycee Francais In New York. "I couldn't caU it the girl's book of biking, because boys wouldn't read it, but girls don't mind reading something with boy in the title." Mr. MacFarlan's book Is a basic handbook on the bicycle, its care and handling, and ways to ride It. Another book with the seemingly odd title of "Aerobics," by Major Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. of the U.S. Air Force (Bantam Books i, goes more specifically into the benefits of bicycling as exercise for fitness. Major Cooper believes In exercise which forces the body to consume oxygen. The benefits of bicycling are the same as those of running and swimming, promoting overall fitness. Figure-conscious women want an exercise which Is fun and slimming without encouraging bunchy muscles. Bicycling fits the bill, providing exercise which includes the whole body in an even manner. It is also feasible for all ages. One cyclist in Central Park, fur example, is a woman who wouldn't confess to "more than seventy," but whose figure looked very young for whatever her age may be. "I'm old enough to remember, as a very young girl, when bicycling first became the rage. After cars took over, it went to the small boys, but I never stopped. I often bicycle around the city on errands." 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