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Cool, Man, Cool!
r>R EVERT MAN who has ever envied the girls in their summer dresses, here’s good news. This summer the long sweltering, city-dwelling male can be as cool as the fair sex, and look smart at the same time. In years past, most American men faced the problem of summertime with clothes with about the same relish they saved for long, winter underwear. If clothes felt cool, they often looked baggy. And if they looked good, they often were heavy or clinging. For the bright summer days of ’55, manufacturers and designers have been working overtime to create masculine apparel specifically designed for the city-bound male, like the garments shown here. Many can be washed at home, saving expensive and frequent dry cleanings. The designs pictured are by McGregor. BBS vhß* ■ . ■ : HP ; ■•-•<*? tSs - jggp 4 V 3 Bn < i" I 11 BH J| - Hi IIIbII h«.1I , |||f Mjjj I I L i k. , HE a U k an .■ Ml Seated at his desk, the 1955 business executive in acetate silk jacket looks like an ultra-conservative dresser, but when he gets up to leave, you discover he's following the new trend for summer comfort and is wearing Bermuda shorts and argyles. The jacket runs about S2B and the shorts, SB. The argyles are made of cotton. « The green thumb also affects colors for the 1955 gardener. This chap, ready to do a little raking, is garbed in green tapered trousers of pleated fine polished, heavy-weight cotton. ; Make your living room more |l \ lavish-in a single sweep-with this fabulous sectional sweep by Karperf. V Specially designed, with matching # sofa and chairs, to celebrate our ' ' 75th year of fine furniture making. The Celebration W 1/i* mon Group has foam rubber on I Ixd men cushions, backs and arms. Legs are of brass. And the coverings... ‘ nylons, textures, friezes. . are exciting ’/> examples of modern weaving! 'A, \t’ Patented Steelace construction fa bare of interlaced steel) ensure* you « happy, trouble-free future with Karpen Furniture! Aek '* your dealer to ehow you thu revolutionary new development. ■ffv' wf WH .fe; wlmiilllllff/l I / Hi HR Hr The stripes ore a bit sedate, but a big feature in sportswear. The slack set at left has a blue and white combination with matching belt, about sl6. The Bermuda shorts have brown and black Mayan stripes. THE WASHINGTON STAR PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, APRII 10. IVSS- PAGE 8