Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 27, 1988 · Page 8
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, March 27, 1988
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PageS Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Sunday, March 27, 1988 People Spring Fashion '88 Choices Spring brings light, airy outfits for every occasion. Choose from a casual pants combo, a garden party dress ending in this year's ."bubble" skirt, the traditional nautical look or o suit with an outrageous pattern. The Look: Bubbles and Flowers NEW YORK (AP) - Spring fashions wiU be sealed with a kiss from the '60s — but bows and bubbles will replace love beads this time around. The mood is flirty and fun — romantic and dramatic. And body-conscious. Short skirts were the most obvious blast from the past as designers revealed their upcoming lines. The tent dress — mini, of course — was revived by Adrienne Vittadini. Some models piled plastic bangle bracelets up their arms. And there was plenty of Flower Power: frequent floral prints; skirts curved and layered like upside-down tulips; fabric flowers — attached as a simple corsage or, ala Betsey Johnson and Bill Blass, stuck ail over the dress. But the stark options of the '60s also have been tempered with plenty of old-style chiffon and elegant silk, along with buoyant skirts, frothy sleeves, pretty sundresses and even a few bustles. Fanciful, pumpkin-shaped bubble skirts appeared frequently, along with a less-radical version that's been dubbed a "collapsed bubble." Bob Mackie took bubbles one step beyond, turning them into bustles, ruffles and stand-up collars. Lace, sequins and gleaming, intricate beadwork also made for after-dark glamour. Day or night, black and white still prevailed, along with bold teal, fuchsia and goldenrod yellow. Poika dots, ruffles, big buttons and bows cropped up often — the latter in every conceivable location. Waists were nipped and accented with wide belts or sashes. Shoulders were bared in strapless, bustier sundresses and off-the-shoulder jackets and dresses. When it came to gams, Cathy Hardwick's collection was the leggiest of the lot. One strapless, green and yellow cotton dress by Mary Jane Marcasiano was too snug and short for anything but mincing steps. Ronaldus Shamask also had some shockingly short selections. Ellen Tracy's silk, knee- skimming tulip-shaped skirts were soft and feminine. Even a few offerings from traditionalist Laura Ashley crept slightly above the knee. To hem or not to hem? The undecided could opt for Bob Mackie's tight, beaded black dress, featuring a diagonal hem slashed from knee to thigh. Men Stay With Traditional, Classic Basics Brooks Brothers: Still Strong After 170 Years NEW YORK (AP) - In 35 years at Brooks Brothers, the men's clothing store founded by his great-great grandfather, Ashbel Wall saw the shirt breast pocket come and the back collar button go. He survived the store's first sale, its first women's department and the demise of the pull-over dress shirt. He was there the day suits — stacked on tables for more than a century — finally were hung from racks. But Wall, the last member of the Brooks family to work there, says nothing changed faster than the number of stores. By 1975, the year he retired, there were 16. "I didn't see how we could keep expanding and keep our image," .he said in a recent interview. "We had begun to run out of sophisticated cities." Today, Brooks Brothers has 48 stores around the country, many 'Must-Have' Items For Average Guy What's involved in a complete wardrobe for men? '"Having a good wardrobe doesn't mean owning 20 suits or 30 pairs of shoes and only one sport, coat," says Marvin Blumenfield, president of April-Marcus, a New York- based consulting firm. "It means that you have something to wear for every occasion." He believes the average man's wardrobe should include at least seven suits — four all-weather, two all-wool winter suits and a lightweight summer suit. In addition, there should be at least three sports coats. "One should be the blue blazer because it can be used in so many different ways." Blumenfield recommends five pairs of trousers, which can be worn with or without a jacket; 10 dress shirts (five white); five sports shirts and at least 10 ties. When men shop for clothes, they tend to seek "mainstream basics" rather than unusual items, says a men's fashion designer. of them in shopping malls. Brooks Brothers' main store They've popped up in cities from still is on New York's Madison Tulsa, Okla., to Birmingham, Avenue and its mainstays still Ala. There are 14 stores, named Burukusu Buradasu, in Japan. are the button-down cotton shirt and the three-buttoned, natural-shouldered suit coat. But the rapidly growing chain "isn't the store I knew," says Wall, 72. The store that became Brooks Brothers was founded by Henry Sands Brooks in 1818 near lower Manhattan's port district. In 1850 the store, which specialized in ready-made clothing, was renamed Brooks Brothers by the founder's five sons. It sold Ulysses Grant his uniforms, Franklin Roosevelt his capes and Fred Astaire his pajamas. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, he was wearing a Brooks suil. Brooks Brothers' button-down shirt resulted when company president John Brooks, visiting England early in the century. noticed that polo players held down their collar points with buttons to keep them from flapping. Starting our third year GROWING CHILDREN PRESCHOOL Connie Phillips, Licensed Teacher CLASSES FOR AGES 3-4-5 South of Royal Center Registering for Fait of '88 CALL (219)643-4015 FOR MORE INFORMATION References Available - Visitations Welcomed Buying A Suit There are many things to consider. When trying on a suit, bring all the things normally carried in a suit to see how it looks. The hem of the pants should fall to the top of the shoe. The jacket length should cover the seat of the pants. If it doesn't fit, don't buy it. Handcrafted Quality Since 1947 Made To Order Special Sizes AS LOW AS Comfortable Jnnerspring Mattresses Made For Your Waterbed. "5T3 Mattress Co. inc. FREE DELIVERY FREE INSTALLATION FREE DISPOSAL OF OLD BEDDING .Since* I'M7, IKnvt I'nun <),„• l-'mttiry To You 1508 N. Waihington Kokamo, IN . 459 ,006 FREE OEUVIRY...35 MILES Showroom < Factor,. yjjg • MasterCard Open Mon.-Fri. 1:30-5:30 Imgririn Plnr«« . fflcrrmr Saturday 8:30-4:60 HKWf UpDSS IHSCWff Make Someone's Easter Blossom. Teleflora's Jelly Bean Bunny Bouquet Teleflora's Ceramic Spring Basket Bouquet We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover,American Express fADCV'C FLOWER SHOP V*MI\CY 3 & GREENHOUSE 922 Helm St. Logansport 753-3996 Looking this good is a family affair. 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