Sitting on a rock by a lake watching a sunset over the Grand Tetons, this boy and girl show something new for the water and the woods: cover-up clothes which, unlike the Army-surplus parkas and sweat shirts of yesteryear, are specially made to cope with the capricious ways of summer. The makers of stylish sportswear finally have acknowledged that summer is made of many things besides hot weather, and these parkas and cover-ups keep out breezes and rain and even pull over damp swimsuits. The boy's parka is of a Mondrian-patterned cotton and mohair lined in nylon; the girl's cover-up actually is a sweat suit. And after a row on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River the two oarsmen at the right wear summer parkas over their rowing clothes. The parka on the left is of foam-insulated Antron; the other is of orange cotton poplin, with a yellow hood. The girl between the oarsmen is covering up with a hooded jump suit made of red-and-white stretch terry. All of these cover-ups are among the most popular of summer's sportswear. For another fashion, worn for crew, please turn the page.
Simple crew shirts like the ones above originated when English oarsmen of the 19th century sewed their colors on their undershirts. Today crew shirts are so popular, on and off the water, that even girls are wearing them. And the three-button, piped-neck style, in all kinds of fabrics and colors (the ones above are made of fleece-backed sweat shirting), is a leading contender as this summer's best-selling sport shirt.
Where to Buy
Page 76: Andre parka ($39.50), Andre, New York. White Stag sweat shirt ($5) and pants ($6), Halle's, Cleveland. Page 77: Robert Lewis Antron parka ($25), Bonwit Teller's Men's Shop, New York. Townway jump suit ($13), Bloomingdale's, New York. Robert Lewis cotton-poplin parka ($16), Hughes Hatcher Sudan, Detroit. Page 78: Bennett girl's crew sweat shirt ($9), Lord & Taylor, New York; Joseph Magnin, San Francisco. Catalina man's crew sweat shirt ($5), Wallachs, New York; Desmond's, Los Angeles.