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
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.
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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
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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.
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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-
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