Since the University of Washington football stadium is right on the shore of Lake Washington, getting to the game—by land, by sea, by air—is often half the fun. You can either fly or boat in and tie up at the stadium's own dock. Hoge Sullivan and Sue Marshall (right) have flown over from Bainbridge, a Seattle suburban island, and others fly in from waterside communities all around Puget Sound. The Doyle Fowlers have a nautical version of a tailgate picnic as they cruise along the lake with parties of friends (following pages) on a motorized barge built on pontoons. By land, Herb Schoenfeld goes to the game in a 1924 Bugatti racer, pride of his fine collection of vintage cars. However they get there, Pacific Northwest spectators arrive in style. These Seattle women, for instance, find the new passion for pants suits part of the fun of going to the game—and highly practical attire for their assorted and unusual ways of getting there.
All women's clothes on the following seven pages are at Frederick and Nelson, Seattle. Blazer suit with jersey pullover, by Ellen Brooke for Sportswear Couture ($185), is also at Bergdorf Goodman, New York. Tweed overcoat, by Jason Gibbs ($110), is at Brittany, Ltd., Chicago; Mannie Walker, New York. Grained-calf shoes ($35), Fiorentia; Resilio silk necktie ($3.50).
Mrs. John C. Marshall and Hoge Sullivan arrive at the Washington stadium in a Cessna seaplane. Her brass-buttoned pants suit is of wool twill. (For the less venturesome, all pants suits in these pictures also have optional skirts.) Sullivan's fitted double-breasted overcoat is of Irish tweed.
The dock-side closeup at left reveals that the new women's pants suits are tailored like slacks and worn with pared-down copies of men's shoes. Man's pants are of cavalry twill, cut at least three inches slimmer than World War II's officer's pinks, which were of the same fabric. Monk-strap shoes, also favored by the military, now come in sueded buckskin.
Fiorenlina makes the black-and-white spectators ($38), Beautiful Bryans the black cotton-lace stockings ($6), and Lefcourt the buckskins ($25).
The Doyle Fowlers collect their friends along the Seattle lakefront and take them to the game on a canopied barge. Here Bill Stuht, in a covert-cloth blazer, and Mrs. Robert Hutchinson, in Glen-plaid-tweed pants suit, signal for pregame necessities for party. With them on the barge (from left) are Mrs. Dean C. Sloan, Mrs. Gordon Brown and Mrs. Otto Klein Jr.
Double-breasted blazer is by Aquascutum ($110). Stadium slacks are of 17-ounce cavalry twill ($31.50), at Brooks Bros. Sportswear Couture suit is by Ellen Brooke ($175), at Bergdorf Goodman, New York.
The jackets worn by Jean Klein and Hoge Sullivan adapt details from shooting clothes. Her blue-tweed pants suit has a safari jacket; his crow-foot Shetland tweed sports jacket has bellows pockets, a throat latch and a bi-swing shoulder.
Ellen Brooke for Sportswear Couture safari suit ($170) is at Henri Bendel, New York. M. Sigel "Hunter" jacket ($110) is at Fain Ltd., Birmingham, Ala.; R. Meledandri, New York. Gant tab-collar shirt and Handcraft Paisley ascot are worn with jacket. Sunglasses are from Claremont-Nichols.
Herb Schoenfeld, Seattle's best-known vintage-car collector (right), heads for the game in a 1924 Bugatti racer, shielded from the rain by an Australian bush hat and a new edition of one of the best game-going coats made, a trench coat that now comes in a shortened version, cut to knee-length.