CLOAKS & SUITS: Threadbare

In Chicago 35 discharged G.I.s picked over the slim stocks in a men's wear shop last week, found no suits or overcoats to fit. In stores all across the land it was the same: clothes racks were barer than at any time since war began.

Hopefully, OPA said there would be more goods, at lower prices, in November. But suit and overcoat manufacturers scoffed. In their opinion men's clothing will be in skimpy supply for another six months or more.

They had plenty of reasons for their opinions. Some of them: 1) production of worsted cloth and the tailoring of garments is...

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