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NEW SHORT CUT

Aug. 23, 1954
Aug. 23, 1954

Table of Contents
Aug. 23, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Saratoga
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview Of The U.S. Amateur
Hunting
Health
Motor Sports
Boxing
Baseball
Tennis
Column Of The Week
  • A tip from the horse's mouth may not be much good if the horse is neurotic. Ray Terrell warns the $2 better that the day is coming when he'll need to study Freud as well as racing forms.

Yesterday
Last Laugh

NEW SHORT CUT

Bermuda shorts are going west. Once exclusive with Eastern college students, walking shorts last year began to appear on campuses in the South and Midwest and this fall are moving in on Levi territory. And, for the first time, there is a new crop of college fashions to go with the shorts. These include above-knee-length skirts (next page), measured like a kilt (two inches from the ground in kneeling position); finger-tip-length jackets and coats which leave a generous edge of shorts in view; fancy knee socks and warm knitted drawers in show-off colors to wear underneath the new short skirts.

This is an article from the Aug. 23, 1954 issue Original Layout

CLOISTERED COEDS AT CORNELL SHOW OFF NEW HIP-LENGTH JACKETS OF RED WOOL, IRISH BAUNEEN AND SHEEPSKIN

At a punch party on Sunday, Cornell students wear corduroy jackets, walking skirt.

To prepare this preview of college fashions, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED obtained the happy cooperation of summer students at Cornell. These Bermuda shorts, skirts, short coats, now in college shops across the country, mark the biggest change in casual campus garb since blue jeans came out of the West.

For men, the shorter look is seen in the finger-tip, all-weather campus coat. The coat at left has raglan shoulders, is of gabardine, sports leather buttons, plaid lining. Hooded version (center) of poplin has alpaca and red flannel lining, dog-leash snaps. Orion fleece-lined belted safari jacket (right) has Pima cotton outer shell.

Cornell crimson pops up in unexpected places on a picnic—in men's garters rigging up a coed's socks, in a man's felt belt. Corduroy shorts have a leather back strap, pocket trim.

Taken from the Scots—a pleated kilt which winds around matching plaid walking shorts. Scottish tassels trim leather-footed socks; jersey blouse is copy of traditional Scots sweater.

Students picnic on the rocks at Fall Creek Gorge, several waterfalls above Lake Cayuga, in look-alike outfits of shirts and shorts.

SEVEN PHOTOSHANS KNOPF