The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 69
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 69

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
Page 69
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1996 I Men :s clsual is business, not sloppy SYDNEY M. DIPPEL . THE SAUNA JOURNAL Men's fashion has taken a turn from "decked out" to business casual. Business casual, though, doesn't mean just jeans and tennis shoes. It's the fun look of the 90s, the I-don't-have- to-wear-a-tie attitude all wrapped up in a neat package. The biggest misconception, according to Charlie Roth, owner of Joseph P. Roth & Sons Clothing, Salina, is that dressing down means rolling out of bed and throwing on the sloppy clothes. "Casual day at work isn't wearing what you wore to mow | the lawn," he says. "It's more fun than that." And just for fun this season men can mix fabrics, textures and colors to put together an astonishing look, working with earthy-browns, olives, creams, and taupes. And to keep the new wardrobe at a reasonable price, the colors mix easily with one another. For instance, Roth suggests textured trousers, a soft-colored shirt and blazer for those casual Fridays. Or you can wear the jacket, an earth-tone buttoned sweater and khakis. "You can be sophisticated, or you can be casual," he sug- gests," just by wearing the elbow patches and a bi-swing backjacket" Jackets can be found in double- breasted, three- button, two- button and Salina, suggested wrinkle-free cotton pants, a wrinkle-free cotton shirt and nice wool tweed jacket. He feels the Friday business casual dipped to the extreme with jeans and "Saturday afternoon attire," and is headed back to slick dressing. "There is a trend of getting back to dressing up again," he says. "Not that the "Casual day at work isn't wearing what you wore to mow the lawn.Jt's more fun than that' buttons only half-buttoned. Style and fashion . varies from one man to the next. Add the light loafers and patterned socks, the leather belt to match the shoes, and a statement's been made. Harold Cooley, owner of Harold's in downtown al business isn't strong. Casual means different things in different professions. It's just that everything isn't casual anymore." Slacks aren't just slacks anymore. This year men will be wearing cotton, wrinkle-free cotton, crepe, twill, microfiber in black, brown, olive, navy, khaki or blended colors. The colors will mix with most jackets, shirts, and sweaters. The colors offer options that are jusually in every man's ^closet, and what isn't ^available is easy pand affordable to aurchase. Glenn Headley, owner of Headley's Clothing, says he's selling the dark-toned shirts with mix-and- match sportcoats. And for those who need a good conservative suit, the olives, blacks and browns are a hit this year. Headley recommends a good standard long- sleeve shirt to wear with that suit. "For an interview, you're never wrong in a long-sleeve white shirt," he says. Tweed jacket, denim shirt, kacki pants, and tie are provided by Harold's Clothing. PHOTO: ROD GRUBER CHARLIE ROTH, OWNER ROTH & SONS CLOTHIERS Shoes are Bostonian provided by Brown's Shoe Fit Company. PHOTO: ROD GRUBER

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