In a class by itself in the pants division are the KNICKERS, now in a flattering, tapered style, that buckle just below the knee. Skiers have made a fad of knickers, and with new cable-patterned or brightly argyled knee socks, they are a fashion that will go well on a fall golf course, or in collegiate circles on bicycles.
Over all this pantsdom, the newest JACKETS are BUTTONLESS. Either as hooded pullovers or ponchos, they are natural companions to the slip-top skirts and the many one-piece pants outfits such as coveralls.
Other top news centers around sweaters, which go two ways this fall. The sports sweater of the year is the LONG PULLOVER (see page 41), usually a bulky knit, such as mohair, which is any length from almost-below-the-hips to knee-length, where it might have a drawstring and be worn as a dress. The opposite trend is the STRAIGHT-SIDED SHORT SWEATER in a fine-gauge yarn such as cashmere, which falls just to the point where flared skirts move away from the figure. Also of the moment with sweaters is a MATCHING SCARF, tossed around the neck or even bashed in at the end and worn as a stocking cap.
Pink mohair pullover ($23) with tweed trousers ($15) is from Jeanne Campbell (Sportwhirl). Boots are Pappagallo's ($15).
Shooting outfit by Mary Blair (White Stag) has jacket of Reeves Heathsuede poplin ($75), Cone corduroy pants ($25).
Shapely chemise of Lawford's black-and-white plaid ($55) is Morgan Fauth's (David Crystal); Mr. John's fox hat.
Fake wolf jacket ($55) is John Weitz's (Printzess Square) cutting of Borg's Dynel-pile fabric. Red flannel pants ($12).
Stadium coat of camel's hair ($45), zipped for warmth at hill climbs, and matching pants ($23) are designed by Jane Ford (Sportmasters). Desert boots are Clark's ($13).
After-Ski coverall of printed wool mohair ($65) is suggested by Tom Brigance (Sportsmaker) to wear while snuggling with a fur vicuna rug ( Abercrombie & Fitch, $340).
Flared knitted coat ($90) is the Goldworms' (Goldworm Sportswear Corp.) idea of what to wear to the races. Sally Victor supplies the red fox hat ($85); I. Miller, the Calcutta lizard pumps ($50).