Fashion: Man!

"We're in a new era of dandyism," proclaims British Designer Hardy Amies. Certainly the clothes shown by Amies and five other leading menswear designers last week at a fashion think tank in Manhattan's Plaza Hotel were anything but ordinary. Amies himself, for example, experimented with a boldly checked, double-breasted gangster suit and ruffled shirt—a combination too much even for him. "Rather awful," he blurted. "I hope it does not look idiotic." Paris Designer Pierre Cardin's vision of future male fashion included black leather pants with a matching leather shirt, laced up...