These teen-agers are posed like the comic-strip characters in the paintings of a current craze called pop art, which exaggerates commonplace aspects of the American scene. They are telling a back-to-school fashion story full of action. They talk of linings that zip in and out, turning lightweight raincoats and jackets into outerwear warm enough for blizzards; of quilted linings that convert into parkas substantial enough for a scrimmage. They show jackets that reverse from wool blanketing to rain-repellent cotton twill, and a sweater that has two faces, reversing from one color to another; In addition to being doubly functional, all of these new fall clothes are priced to suit a student's budget. And their style, from turtle-neck underwear to sturdy outerwear, reflects the current campus enthusiasm for ski-look clothing. For more details, and where-to-buy information, see page 45.
WHERE TO BUY
Facing page 40: Rick Foster's blue quilted ski parka becomes a lining when it zips into the black raincoat, which is three-quarter length, water-repellent Dacron-cotton poplin. The liner parka is of nylon with Dacron fiber-fill insulation. A hood hides in the collar. The outfit, which Stratojac calls Zip-N-Ski, also comes in a tan-raincoat, black-parka combination. It is $60 at Baskin's, Chicago; Wallachs, New York. The cotton turtleneck by Duofold is $4; the Better Made knit cap, $3. On the two following pages: Terry Kirby's black Antron parka (top left) zips off to reveal a white Tyrolean wool jacket that is also a liner. The parka is hip length, belted, and has a hood that pops out of its collar. The zip-in wool jacket has metallic buttons and black braided trim. McGregor calls this Ski Magic. It is $36 at Auerbach's, Salt Lake City. Dave Lone (lower left) shows Pam Healey how the ski parka zips into his lightweight campus coat. The outer coat is three-quarter length, is belted and is made of a water-repellent Dacron-cotton blend. The parka has a hood that zips onto the collar. As testament to its versatility, McGregor calls this jacket the Winter Weekend Wardrobe. It comes in pewter with dark olive liner, navy with navy, tan with brown and black with gray. It costs $40 at Filene's, Boston; John Wanamaker, Philadelphia. Pam's split-cowhide jacket is by Bill Atkinson for Glen of Michigan. Terry and Rick (top right) demonstrate the reversible qualities of two stadium coats that Pendleton calls Pen-Knockabouts. They come in either solid colors or bright blanket-wool plaids, which reverse to water-repellent cotton. They are $38 at Meier & Frank, Portland, Ore.; Woodward & Lothrop, Washington. Bulky turtleneck sweaters are by Himalaya; white knit cap by Beconta pulls down to form a warm helmet. Terry Kirby demonstrates the virtues of his reversible V-neck Jantzen pullover (lower right), red on one side, black on the other. Other combinations: tan reversing to dark brown, light blue to dark blue and light olive to green. It costs $30 at Forbes & Wallace, Springfield, Mass.; Miller Bros., Chattanooga, Tenn. The V-neck here is worn in the fashion of ski pros—over a cotton turtleneck; by Arrow, $3.
All you do is reverse it when it rains.