A hardy fabric takes to the grandstand

Sept. 04, 1967
Sept. 04, 1967

Table of Contents
Sept. 4, 1967

AFL Glory
Hopeful Time
Fun And Games
John Newcombe
  • But John Newcombe has just come of age at 23. He has a lovely wife, Angelique, and a major title, Wimbledon, and he could become the colorful champion his countrymen have long been awaiting

Texas Billy
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A hardy fabric takes to the grandstand

Cavalry twill, a damn-the-torpedoes fabric of worsted wool woven in a diagonal pattern, was developed in the early part of the century for military and civilian riding clothes. The hard-wearing, fine-tailoring quality of the fabric is such that it has been used for uniforms and riding and shooting clothes ever since. This fall a group of rugged twilled fabrics, in such traditional breeches colors as stone, fawn and tan, are going to be found in new spectator-sports attire for grandstand and stadium. The slacks, jacket, topcoat and suit shown here being worn at professional soccer matches by fans Bill Blake and John Neufeld and by Danny Blanchflower, former captain of England's Tottenham Hotspur, mark the beginning of a trend that indicates twill will rival tweed for fall sportswear popularity.

This is an article from the Sept. 4, 1967 issue Original Layout

Blanchflower (left) side-taps a soccer ball in cavalry-twill jacket ($70, Stanley Blacker) and checked whipcord slacks ($20, Jaymar-Ruby).

Neufeld (above) wears a fly-front twill topcoat ($150, Jason Gibbs) to a night game between the New York Generals and Baltimore Bays.

Blake (right) in wide-lapel cavalry-twill suit ($185, Meledandri, New York) watches warmup with Willie Evans, Atlanta Chief fullback.