Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 18, 1963 · Page 14
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 14

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 18, 1963
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a&ua ance fashion ^J^eunot There's a fresh, stimulating ap- sophistication and poise without proach to suits, this fall. It iscer tain to delight women who like the ease of sports clothes but are reluctant to wear them in town. The new suits, many with matching, sleeveless woll pullovers, or bright contrasting silk or jersey blouses, are easy and relaxed. Casual, indeed, are their rag- Ian or balmacaan shoulders, small notched collars and air of simplicity. Not so casual, however, the soft, dressmaker elegance and vast attention to detail. "The fall '63 vintage of suits," predicts the National Board of the Coat and Suit Industry," will have an honored place in the wardrobes of mothers and daughters, alike. Suits combine fashion with function for fashion-conscious women of every age." Careful seaming is used to effect the figure - skimming, gentle suit shapes. Thoughtful of comfort, indeed, were the suit designers in fashioning many with pliant shoulders and slim, easy shaping. Sleeves Sleeves are a cover story in themselves. Longer and slimmer, they make a welcome comeback after seasons of exposed forearms. Even more effective with shirtwaist cuffs, they are an important feature of the citified sportive look. Interesting buttons of gilt, crochet, passementerie and leather —often bulky and predominant- point up the simple lines. Pockets, some hidden, some bold and flapped, lend drama. The globe-trotting habits of designers show up in the suit influence: the fisherman's shirt of Britanny with its pullover look, the gardener's smock of the Netherlands with fly front. With careful tailoring and cut, they achieve losing any of their original charm. Military in feeling is the cape- suit, a jacket with cape-sleeves, a collar that stands up crisply. There is so much news in suit jackets that skirts are slim and simple in cut. "No news is good news," however, for according to the National Board of the Coat and Suit Industry, "slim skirts are popular with a majority of women—that is—if they are not too slim for easy mobility." "Easy mobility," . . . that is the keynote of the new suits. Appropriate in town, perfect for travel, a well-groomed look for the suburbs that fashionable suburbanites have long advocated. New Fabrics New fabrics tie in perfectly, they are richly textured and tweedy in wonderfully blended color or in monotones. There is heightened dimension in tweeds for a soft, lush surface. Checks, domino or pincheck, whipcords, diagonal ribs, Joop mohairs, twilled meltons and handsome raised ottomans. An Anglo kid mohair is particularly striking in oatmeal and white. Ever - favorite Chanel suits carry ease and elegance into fall. With classic trim of braid and piping — new-looking in contrasting tones with blouse to match. Contrast is important — and often two off-beat tones are counter- pointed. A mocha-gold pebble suiting with fuchsia blouse of wool or silk. White mohair tweed with lining and blouse of vivid cranberry wool. Among the under-coat suits are those with fisherman's jackets, with casual shirtwaist collar and cuffs ... the over-blouse look, the fly-front, newly interesting. Winter - weight suits feature longer jackets — reaching to finger-tip. Often, stopping just short of being full-fledged coats. Sometimes, they are unfurred with chin-deep collars. Generally, they ward off winds with collars and cuffs of beaver in black, mocha or natural mink in all tones from dark ranch to silver pearl . . . flattering lynx, fisher, fox — and for the luxury-minded, sable. Colors are an autumn harvest. Colors in Threes Brighten Autumn's View of Fashion Two are better than one and three or more are best of all, is fashion's view of color this season. The plural apprach to color finds hues by the threes, matching or contrasting, appearing in many costumes. If any one group of colors can be said to be the favorite, it's the red family, with the berry reds picked for special distinction and cranberry looking particularly delectable. Vying with the reds are greens and blues ranging from light and bright to rich and deep. Browns are abundant, and greens and reds mingle with browns in earth tones. Spring-like pinks and purples provide a refreshing fall surprise, while autumnal orange adds drama. White proves it's an all- year "color." In the midst of all the colors, the basic blacks appear with fresh fashion impact for fall. Constantine the Great was the first Christian emperor of the type, too, with two-piece dress Eastern Roman Empire. Red blazes into the scene from cedar to cranberry to an extraverted orangy-red. Blues are lively — ranging from a bright, new Caribbean blue to a light navy. The wood tones are represented all the way from string beige to topaz and on to mahog- note any. Wines sparkle vivaciously and greens are fresh and autumnal from light cypress to forest. Fall is traditionally a suit season. And, fall '63 will capture a new audience, there's so much silhouette, fabric and color news in the fall wind. Sportive lAJord and the lf\ew tjCooh The important Fashion Word for fall is a new one and a French one - SPORTIVE. But while the original impulse toward the "Sportive Look," and the name, came from the French collections, the concept of its meaning in clothes is so new, so fresh, so exciting, that virtually every American designer who had not already been doing Sportive clothes has been spurred to new creative activity in this direction. What does Sportive mean? What is the Sportive look? To the French, the word is almost synonymous with la vie — life itself — or with joie de vivre, the joy of living. Translated into fashion, it be comes a way of dressing with dash and imagination and daring, a spirited and casual look. Never cluttered, never sloppy "Sportive" is a carefree and inspired look, but one that demands a great deal of care and thought if it is to succeed in looking both relaxed and elegant. And (hose two words are the keys to the Sportive Look. The concept of Sportive for American women's busy lives is an inspired one — and the new fall clothes could not be easier to wear and more comfortable The shapes are slim and easily fitted; shoulders, are often rag lan; jackets are worn open; bulky pullovers in a million dif- You Can Count on Us... Quality Costs No More at Sears SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Terrific Assortment of Mr Capri Pants here's PROOF . . . why pay more? Your Choice 66 Sizes 10 to 18 NO MONEY DOWN on Sears Revolving Charge Account Shop at Sears and Save • Cotton Plaids • Cotton Sateens • Cotton Corduroy Slim, light-hearted and comfortable . . . these washable cotton capris come in a riot of solid colors and plaids. They're fashioned with narrow California style waistband, side pockets and side-slit legs. Sweater Values for Fall ORLON ~ SHORT SLEEVE PULLOVERS REG. 3.98 3 LONG SLEEVE CARDIGANS 4 66 Sizes 34 to 40 Fashion right in soft, wonderfully washable Orion Acrylic fiber. New fall colors that are a compliment to any wardrobe. Monday and Friday 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. STORI HOURS Tues., W«d., Thwrj., Sat. 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. ferent fabrics blouse gently over slim skirts newly designed for movement. There is little that is tight enough to hamper grace and action, to inhibit normal movement. Shoes and stockings arc a very important part of the really essential coordination of a costume that goes to make up Sportive. Heels arc lowered, Iocs gently rounded, and very popular is the moccasin and really country oxford, worn with knee socks or heavily textured hose for a coun- try-in-thc-city feeling. Another wonderful feature of the Sportive Look is that it is not "just for the young." But at last, both France and America arc agreed upon a fashion look that is right for the busy active woman of today — a look that will be dateless and timeless, as right ten years from now as it was ten years ago, when only the most daring understood its impact and could afford it. Today's Sportive clothes are now available in every price range, to every fashion (and comfort) conscious woman and these new styles make the fall fashion scene a very exciting one indeed. Colorful, New Hat Styles Seen for Fall Color is the biggest news in men's hats for fall. The hue will be lighter. Medium grays, blue-grays, willow, neutral brown and khaki promise to steal the spotlight. "Natural shoulder" is the style key — this means hats that arc savvy, smart, but safe. Novelty shapes will be more for casual wear. Into the sporty picture comes leather, especially suede, shaping up the new hats. But for the dressy hours, felt remains the leader. Most important in the "head- lino" story is the fact that hats arc being worn by more and more men — hats are no longer exclusively for the mature man. George Washington has won seven of 10 Southern Conference tennis titles since 1954. Qatesburg Regisfer-MafI GALES BURG, III,, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 Texture Showing Up in Fall Leglincs The news in the fall leglinc comes from texture as hosiery fashions tike new strides in knee- high and over-the-knee stockings —all spelling sportive for town and country. Ribbing, diamond patterns, other textured effects star in stockings for daytime dressing as well as sports. Seams introduce a new look in full length, patterned hosiery. Plain stretch types hold a now-classic place for casual wear. The stocking wardrobe will naturally continue to include conventional sheers and medium weights, and here the news is color, with pale tones giving way to high - spirited darker shades. For evening, sheers are jeweled, clocked, seamed. Patterned Ties Gain Importance What kind of tie goes with the stripe shirt that is so favored for fall? Well, there is a wide choice so long as it is patterned. Pattern with pattern is all-important. There arc tics with vertical stripes, with diagonal stripes, with small over-all patterns, with subdued patterns, but always it is pattern. So, save these solid color ties for extra-dressy occasions to wear with white shirts — or put them away for another year! Tom Harp of Cornell youngest football coach Ivy League at 35. the the For Anywhere Wear Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of weather can stay fall raincoats from making their appointed rounds in fashion. Now that all coats are veering to the kind of sportive, casual, classic styling that rainwear has always favored, raincoats are becoming truly anywhere, any weather outer apparel. Capes, trench coals, raglans, chesterfields, slickers, norfolks, show up for fall in the all-weather category, closely followed by ski- look jackets. Furry linings, leather and reptile looks make material news. Add Sporty Touch Leather or suede elbow patches, popping up on everything from sweaters to coats, leather or leather - look buttons, Norfolk- belted jackets and wodsman plaid shirts all a touch of sporty, country casualness to fall boyswear. Fashion salutes the military, with brassy buttoned jackets and cadet-look sweaters. Change the mood, hour, day or event with your own accessories . . . and our light wool "Basic-Eze" dress. Misses and Half sizes. • Red • Royal • Black # Cranberry $11.98 ~s $ccentd in Shades ^aii Handbags $ 2.98up # New Styles # New Colors Buy for Less and Charge It! eanan d Quality Men's Furnishings 323 East Main St. •uNOWN BRANDS nn .ST NO MORf 244 E. MAIN GALESBURG, ILL. New • Woodtone • Cork • Gold • Fall Colors Jewelry $1.00 to $2.00

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