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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tueidoy, October 12, 1971 THE LETHBKIDGE HERAIO 9 The story of men's fashions It was Beau Brummell who started it all By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) Beau Brummell starlet! it all, spending hours every morning on tying a cravat just so. But the Regency dandy who dictated for generations that gentlemen should be perfectly but unobtrusively dressed would choke into his cham- pagne if he saw some of his successors today along the King's Road, Chelsea. Writer Nik Conn, who has chronicled in racy style the rise and fall of men's fashion in a book called Today There Are No Gentlemen, takes his story from Brummell's time to the present day. Although the velvet-doubleted Tudors outdid even the Chelsea pea- cocks of 1971, Colin regards Brummell as the man who founded modem male fashion and began a 150-year reign for the patriarchal when the young dressed just like dad. This "infinity of as Conn calls it, came to an end in A shrewd tailor named Cecil Gee from Lon- don's flashy Charing Cross Road decided to cash in on the glamor of everything American sweeping bomb-bat- tered Britain after the Second World War. He introduced the "American Look" with wide- shouldered, draped jackets, gangster-style fedoras and hand-painted ties cf stunning vulgarity. Eventually this costume be- came associated with Lon- ELECT EXPERIENCE For COUNCIL VOTE don's postwar world was re- placed among tta clothes-cul- tists by UK neo-Eelwardian look, all velvet-coliijred frock-coals and brocade vests. In lime these too were adopted by undesirable char- acters in the shape of the knife-toting "T-.AAy a development which displeased the upper-crust young dandies of the of whom, Cohn relates, used to send all his shirts to be laun- dered in Switzerland. The Teddy Boys with their greasy ducktail hairstyles and Petroleum group issues demands VIENNA (Reuler) The powerful Organization of Petro- leum Exporting Countries de- manded today effective partici- pation in existing concessions of world oil companies. The 11-member body also sought compensation for losses in oil revenues due to interna- tional monetary developments in recent months. The demands were contained in two secret resolutions pased at a special conference in Bei- rut, Lebanon, Sept. 22 and pub- lished today at the OPEC head- quarters. In the first of the resolutions, it was resolved that all member countries concerned shall estab- lish negotiations with the oil companies either individually or in groups with a view to achiev- ing effective participation. If such negotiations fail to achieve their purpose, the next general conference will deter- mine a procedure "with a view to enforce and achieve the objectives of effective participa- it said. In the second resolution, OPEC resolves that member countries shall adopt ways and means to offsel any adverse ef- fect on the per barrel real in- come of member countries re- sulting from the international monetary developments as from Aug. 15. WILL MEET AGAIN If negotiations to this end fail, Hie next conference, to be held at Abu Dhabi Dec. 7, will decide on means to enforce these de- mands. Eight of the member states- Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Ara- bia, Libya, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and the countries mainly concerned in the partic- pation question. Of the three other OPEC ..lembers, Indonesia has its own production-sharing system, and Algeria, despite resistance by French companies, already has won a 51-per-cent Venezuela is reported looking ahead lo a total reversion in its concessions in 12 years' time. OPEC Secretary-General Nadim Pachachi said this week that the primary objectives of OPEC member countries' par- ticipation in the ownership of existing concessions is to ac- quire technical and economic knowledge. CPR line open again at Oanbrook CRANbROOK, B.C. (CP) The CPR line near Cranbrook has been cleared following the derailment of 20 cars of a 95- car eostbound freight. The cars went oft the track about midnight Saturday. Tele- graph lines were brought down, temporarily severing communi- cations between Cranbrook and Yahk to the south. A rail is believed lo have caused the derailment. Nobody was injured. TOMMY Inserted by T. L. FERGUSON A WOMAN FLIES THE JUMBO JET (WEIL SORT Can a woman really master ihe controls of trie Boeing 747 the Jumbo Jet? Susan Carson tells what it's like to be piloting the simulator. SNIPPY-DOS, Make super-sized cookies to satisfy your fam- ily's super-sweet-tooth. Margo Oliver's Weekend Magazine recipes include Big Butterscotch Drops, Snippy-Dos, and Dod's favorite Cookies. IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE drain-pipe trousers revolution- ized men's in- deed, Iwo ways. After generations of the upper classes selling Ihe lone, Ihe working man emerged as an arbiter of style in only in clothes but in the whole pop-culture scene inau- gurated by plays like Look Back in Anger and novels like Room At the Top. Even more strikingly, Cohn suggests, they abolished the great Victorian conspiracy to hide the body under folds of baggy cloth. The Teds "made clothes sexual again brought back flamboyance and preening." Suddenly, men were dressing to be looked at. CLOTHES FOR MASSES Towards the end of the 1950s, two young men burst on to the London scene who were to blaze the trail of trendy clothes for ,the masses. One was John Michael Ingram, who started a chain of jazzy boutiques, and the other was John Stephen, a laconic Scot who dressed conservatively himself but transformed Car- naby Street from a drab Soho alleyway into the pop-blaring fountainhead o f "Swinging London." Alexander Piunket-Greene, husband of trend-setting de- signer Mary Quant, puts 1959 as the real turning-point in men's clothes. "It was as though the whole English personality had Piunket-Greene re- calls in Cohn's took. "The war was over at least, really and Iruly all of a sudden, London felt like San Francisco or Rome." From then on, it was all the way to see-through orange un- derpants, crashed-velvet jeans, caftans and beads and the high-camp hippie bou- tiques of the King's Road with names like Hung On You and Granny Takes a Trip. Cohn pinpoints another deep change in Ihe fashion scene of the fact that men's clothes became less aggres- sively male in style. BIT OF EVERYTHING He quotes one of the Chel- sea set of the 1960s as saying: "Nobody gave a damn what sex you were. Everyone real- ized that we're all a bit everything." That arch-hero of the 1960s pep scene, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, once ap- peared at an open-air pop fes- tival in Hyde Park attired in a white minidress. Fancy dress was the next stage as the 1970s braided military uniforms which "mocked the Empire's lost Indian garb, bits of anything and everything thrown together as thn mood took the wearer. One entrepreneur wlro did well out of this craze is Mr. Freedom, alias Tommy Rob- erts, a fat, amiable Cockney who started a run on Mickey Mouse T-shirts and similar childish gimmicks and who has since opened a shop in Toronto. For all this, Cohn reminds his readers that slich lollies are only pursued by a few. The staid men's tailoring chains which command 95 per cent of the British market say their best-selling line is still the blue or grey three-button suit as it was 20, 30 or 40 years ago and probably will be in 1990. But Cohn concludes UK rev- olution was not wasted. "One clerk in a colored he says, has "con- veyed a deeper shift in na- tional attitude than all of Car- naby Street and the King's Hoad put together." Motion filed lo block severance pay CALGARY (CP) A notice of motion has been filed in Al- berta Supreme Court asking that a city council decision to give in severance pay to two former employees be up- set. Walter J. Harvey, a garage foreman, presented the notice on behalf of all citizens ex ccpl the aldermen who voted the payment to chief solicitor Jay Salmon and chief litigation officer Jim Low. Mr. Low and Mr. Salmoi were dismissed lasl monlh af ter a private investigation into land dealing of city em ployees. The report clearet them of wrong doing but criti cized the operations of a de- velopment company in which they were shareholders. Newspaper cuts to five days TRAIL, B.C. (CP) A five day publishing schedule was announced here by the Trai' Daily Times. A management statement said costs of newsprint, postage and labor forced the Monday to Friday publication. The Times will cease to pub- lish Saturday editions effective Oct. and the newspaper's weekend supplement will be earned in its Friday issues. The 76-year-old paper has been published six days a week as the Trail Daily Times since 1928. Stajrom introduces King Arthur Gin GOODTIMEGIN Unusually light, heroically dry. That's the clean, fresh taste of King Arthur, the easy-mixing gin that belongs at all your good times. Who makes a gin so good? Seagram, who else? King irthur LONDON JOSEPH ESEAGRAM f, SONS. LIMITED WATERLOO. ONIARIO. CANADA Enjoy it in your castle tonight SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Thriftway Drugs SAVERS PAIN? 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