The big fall news is that sportswear takes on a new look from the color and texture of the field. The colors—burnished golds and bronzed greens, russet reds and burnt oranges—come right from the autumnal countryside. The textures—tweeds, coverts, corduroys and whipcords, booting leathers and rusty su�des—derive from the same source. To photograph this preview of the new look of Fall '59, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED made a choice of the best of fall's new sport clothes and took them out to where they will be seen and used. Thus, you see them at dog shows and field trials, race meets, horse shows and sports car races. The clothes shown on these 14 pages (with the exception of a fine collection of field clothes designed specifically for gun and for field-dog events) will be worn everywhere out of doors this fall. Among the many facets of the look shown on these pages are some welcome reappearances. The vest is back, under both suit and sport jacket. Reversible all-purpose coats—whipcord to poplin, tweed to twill—have also reappeared, after too long an absence. The belted polo coat is found in many guises, but none so well suited to elegant fall field events as a vicuna-colored cashmere. The country costume, coat with matching skirt, is a spectacular spectator revival. But there is also a hardy crop of first-time-outers: a man's stone-gray fedora, its brim given an extra English snap; a feminine version in blue velour; Italian-made leather stretch gloves, fitting snugly, yet unbinding, designed for shooting and for driving; belting-leather buckled boots; and the boot look in country shoes.
Dressed in sweaters and pants in fall's field colors, Frank Poe and Didi Ladd watch sports car races at Thompson, Conn. Frank's sweater ($13, Fashion Hill: B. Altman; Frederick & Nelson; Stix, Baer & Fuller) is mohair and wool, his slacks corduroy ($17, Rudd: I. Magnin). Didi's sweater ($20) matches knit slacks ($25, both Geist & Geist: B. Altman; Higbee Co.; Neusteter's). Her shoes have new high tongue ($19, Millerkins: I. Miller, N.Y.). Green stockings are stretch nylon ($1.65, Mavis).
1 Shooting clothes correct for fall fields anywhere are shown on these pages in Long Island settings. At left, crossing a meadow, Barbara Lawrence wears sturdy canvas breeches with leather knee patches ($29) and a chamois shirt ($70, both by Bonnie Cashin, for Philip Sills: Roos-Atkins; Lord & Taylor; Neiman-Marcus). Jack Griffs wears a wool-lined su�ded-poplin field jacket ($49.50), briarproof canvas-front poplin trousers ($24.50, both Willis & Geiger: Saks Fifth Avenue, New York) and Russell boots ($27.50, Abercrombie & Filch.)
2 Woman's field boot of saddle leather is copy of desert boot ($10, Sandler of Boston: B. Allmau & Co.; Harzfeld's).
Field gloves have cape palms, string backs, stretch side-walls ($8.50, American Astral: at Maurice L. Rothschild). Short shooter field coat of iridescent gabardine has patch pockets, game pouch, wool tartan lining ($42.50, Burberry).
4 Dog Trainer Dick Boycks, in loden-cloth shooting coat ($95, Baker) and Safari-cloth trousers ($15.50), works out with Upland Farm's Labrador retrievers as owner's wife, Mrs. Roger Vasselais, looks on, in beige whipcord shooting jacket and slacks ($60 jacket, $28.50 slacks: all from Abercrombie & Fitch).
Field accessories are shoulder-strap bag of Norwegian hair seal ($26, Greta Originals: Bonwil Teller, Philadelphia and New York; G. Fox & Co.) and string gloves with capeskin palms, wrist vents ($6, Aris: at Bon Marche; Gus Mayer).
From countryside to city streets
Here are the burnished-tone tweeds, the rusty su�des which give this fall's sportswear the look of fall's fields. The clothes shown in black and white on these pages come in the same colors and textures as those shown in color. The big news here and on the next two pages is the advent of the odd tweed sport jacket for women (below left), the country costume which, with the casual elegance of gloves, handbags and shoes, moves from country to town.
1 Plaid warms car fans. Bonnie Dalzell's is by Bill Atkinson, Glen of Michigan ($20: Lord & Taylor; I. Magnin), Claude he Tourneau's by Woolrich ($13: Baskin's; Harvey, Ltd.).