Air JordanForget the jokes about smelly jerseys and stinky...

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November 17, 1996|By Janice D'Arcy | Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF

Air Jordan

Forget the jokes about smelly jerseys and stinky sneakers. The new Michael Jordan Cologne has a fresh air of citrus, spices and leathery musk.

While there is a proliferation of men's colognes on store counters, this is the first time a superathlete has a name on a bottle of scent. The design is in the shape of a flask with a pressed glass basketball in relief and a sneaker tread on the black rubber base. There is also a soap, deodorant and shower gel.

The cologne comes in three sizes, priced from $12 to $35, and is available at Athlete's Foot, Champs, Foot Locker, Hecht's and Macy's.

While women have always experimented with work clothes: long or short, pants or skirt, sling-backs or flats, few men ever ventured beyond the basic blue or pin-striped suit in the office. But now that casual Fridays have become standard in most workplaces, men have been left a bit perplexed. The Van Heusen Creative Design Group and the company's vice chairman, Mark Weber, have come to the rescue.

In their just-released "Dress Casually for Success ... For Men" (McGraw Hill, $16.95), the authors assemble answers to some of the universal questions about casual dressing, such as "Am I projecting the image I want?" and "Can I ever wear red socks?"

Even for the well-informed businessman, the book is worth the chapter quips, such as "What sets a man apart from the animals is his ability to accessorize."

Naomi Campbell, the runway goddess, has followed her friends into the literary world. Sort of. Like Kate Moss last year and Cindy Crawford last month, she has just published a book/photo album sure to delight her fans. Peppered with quotes from her friends and snippets of her own observations on modeling, the full-color "Naomi" (Universe Publishing, $25) is dominated by images of her unending legs and alluring face. The supermodel isn't all surface, though. She promises to donate proceeds from the book to the Somali Red Crescent Society, a division of the International Red Cross.

Gazelle, the Village of Cross Keys store that specializes in wearable American art, is holding a trunk show through the end of the month. One-of-a-kind hand-woven chenille sweaters, vests and coats by Jamie Kreitman, Robin Originals and Vermont's Dia, among others, will be in the store through Nov. 30. Only about two dozen of the creations will be in the store, yet they can be specially ordered and sized. The creations range from $250 to $600.

Pub Date: 11/17/96

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