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One of the bonuses of the holiday season is the ever-changing, ever-improved collection of sports apparel and equipment that comes to market in time for Christmas giving. This year, when colored ski pants are livening up the slopes, there are new colored skis to match, either rainbow-hued or patterned. One California company has a kit for applying any fabric you fancy to your old black skis. In the year when Jack Fleck won the U.S. Open and the gallery's heart, the Bull's Eye putter, which he used, has become the most sought-after new putter in the pro shops. Macy's is bringing a sporting air indoors: they've not only employed a taxidermist and will supply you with ready-to-buy animal-skin rugs, but they've also designed a cotton rug shaped like a baseball, labeled "Dodgers" or "Yankees" or "Giants." The selection of gifts is as varied as sport itself: pink-and-blue bar bells for girls; natural-vision underwater goggles for skin-divers; an aluminum sled that's shaped like a flying saucer; ancient games from Italy; a new boat from Germany. You'll find all of these, and many more, on the following pages.
Most of the new sports gifts on the following four pages are available in fine sporting goods and department stores in all parts of the United States. Where a particular item is not available nationally, a store where it may be purchased is mentioned. Descriptions of the gifts on the opposite page correspond to the numbers in the chart at right: 1) JAGUAR RUG in natural animal shape, which measures 5 feet by 3 feet ($300, Macy's, New York). 2) Pow-R-Mite aluminum CROSS BOW and arrows ($24.95). 3) Sportcraft Tulatex ARCHERY TARGET ($6.50). 4) Red poplin SKI PARKA, shirt style ($9.95, Sporthaus, Westwood Village, Calif.). 5) Red DEERSTALKER CAP ($6.50, Thomas Begg, New York). 6) Semi-stiff black velvet BEAGLE CAP ($7.95). 7) Aqua-Glide Fabricoat Kit, for laminating patterned fabrics on skis ($7.95). 8) Healthways GLAMOURBELLS with variable weights, for women ($8.95). 9) BULL'S EYE PUTTER by John Reuter Jr. ($13.50). 10) Henry Cotton leather and nylon GOLF GLOVE ($4). 11) GOLF SWING WONDER for practicing rhythmic swing ($2.98). 12) Robert Bruce Norwegian SKI SWEATER, designed by Paul Mage ($10). 13) HORSE COLLAR MIRROR ($45, H. Kauffman & Sons, New York). 14) Leather CIGARETTE BOX with yachting code flags on top ($17.50). 15) Columbia RECORD ALBUM. The Greatest Moments in Sports ($5.95). 16) Sealskin ESKIMO PARKA for skiers ($150 plus tax, Andr� Ski Shop, New York). 17) Saddle-shape BLANKET CARRIER ($9.98 without blanket). 18) Sportcraft aluminum BADMINTON SET ($28). 19) Museum-piece LIGHTER with hand-carved, colored game birds in the base ($28.50, Abercrombie & Fitch, New York). 20) U.S. Diver's AQUAR MASK with Dr. Ivanoff lenses that bring underwater scenery to true values and proportions ($45). 21) N'Icer ICE BUCKET in wicker carrier ($15.95). 22) ELECTRIC SOCKS to keep feet warm; battery carrier is to be worn on belt ($17.95). 23) Swedish hand-knit no-shed ANGORA SWEATER for women ($79.95). 24) Pink SUEDE BOOTS by Gustave ($6). 25) Europecraft pin-striped nylastic SKI PANTS for women, stretch to any length ($50). 26) Eskimo MUKLUK BOOTS, for after-ski ($35, Andr� Ski Shop). If you can't locate these gifts in your local store, write us and we will tell you where you can buy them.
FOR SKATERS AND SKIERS
FOR LOVERS OF GAMES
FOR GOLFERS AND OUTDOORSMEN
Left to right, in rows, starting at top: 9 o'clock PUTTING GAME ($6); new Izod LACOSTE SHIRTS, ladies' in cotton ($8) and long-sleeve version in wool for men ($12.50); Daks slim-cut tropical worsted SLACKS ($29.50); David Church ALPACA CARDIGAN ($37.50); lightweight GOLF SHOE with plastic spikes ($30.95, Foot-Joy shoe shops); Bag-Shag BALL RETRIEVER ($15); Sayers of Scotland Roll-In PUTTER ($16); electric PUTTER RETURN ($9.95); Nadco GOLF CLUBS with heads of PowRlon ($28); Healthways score CADDY COUNTER wristwatch ($5).
Below: ladies' leather SHOOTING JACKET ($100); down-filled reversible JACKET ($47.50) and MATCHING VEST ($21.95); portable DUCK BLIND ($10.95); water-purifying Katadyn PUMP ($25); Italian-made Cosmi SHOTGUN, ($1,000, Abercrombie & Fitch); SCUBA MASK ($5); Prepo CAMPING STOVE ($8.95); SIESTA FLAG ($5); TROLLMETER to measure fish line ($6.95); 100-fathom WATCH ($54.95); DEPTH GAUGE and COMPASS ($18.95); Voit SWIM FINS ($10.95); Healthways one-man RUBBER BOAT ($89.50) and accordion AIR PUMP ($6.45).
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