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FALL FLYWEIGHTS

Sept. 20, 1954
Sept. 20, 1954

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Sept. 20, 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

Under 21
Table of Contents
  • Casey Stengel's proud Yankees, playing at a clip that has won them five World Championships, went into Cleveland this week and met a better team—the 1954 Cleveland Indians, who did not "choke up"

Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • In one mighty, man-high lunge a wild bronco throws his rider to the ground and menaces him with pawing hooves

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Nature
Boating
The Great Midwest
Horse Racing
Sporting Look
A Place To Be
Golf
Baseball
Fisherman's Calendar
Tennis
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

FALL FLYWEIGHTS

Now a man can wear his coat when it's July in October

Until the postwar years, women had a monopoly on seasonally comfortable clothing. A man's suit came in two weights—too warm in summer, too heavy in winter. Today's winter suit weighs no more than yesterday's summer suit (about three pounds) and there are now summer suits which weigh less than a pound. The extremes have been taken care of. But not until this fall has there been an answer to the question of what to wear to a warm World Series or a September horse race, where a man wants to watch in comfort and still keep his jacket on. There are now two solutions, available wherever sports are played: a wool-jersey jacket in a knit that looks like tweed; a cotton-gabardine suit with all the character of a fine worsted. Both are as light as a summer tropical and wearable six moderate months a year.

This is an article from the Sept. 20, 1954 issue Original Layout

At Hollywood Park Pete Sabiston, in jersey jacket (John Alexander, $60), and 1954 Rose Bowl Queen Barbara Schmidt, in jersey dress, talk with Jockey Ray York.

At the Polo Grounds Peggy Warren and brother Dick, both in fall-weight cottons, cheer the Giants. Dick's suit (Haspel, $42.50), of sheen cotton gabardine (they come in olive, tan, gray and black), is the first cotton men's suit designed for fall wear, has center vent, flap pockets, slim trouser and jacket lines.

The men's-wear fabrics swatched on these pages are unusually lightweight for fall. Heller's jersey (left) looks like tweed, is almost wrinkle-proof. Dan River's cotton gabardine (right) comes in fall colors. Both suit and jersey jacket have contrasting tie-pattern rayon linings. Knothe belt (right) matches suit lining. Miss Schmidt's dress of butterfly-pattern jersey and Miss Warren's fall cotton costume are both by Kenneth Tischler.

PHOTOJOHN ENGSTEADTWO PHOTOSRICHARD MEEKPHOTOLOUIS FAURER