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OH, LADIES! SEE WHAT'S COMING!
Ladies, your kind attention for a moment. The National Tail
ors' Association has decreed what your fashionable male company
shall look like, and it means a revelation and a revolution.
The coming gent the gent of this fall and1 winter who dresses
to be "in it" must be lean like the tongs and long like the wireless
mast. Gents with the watermelon contour, going or coming, will
not be in demand as dassy. This point is -important. Ladies will
take great care to ayoid gents who look at all stall fed, or, indeed,
fed in any fashion. 'The1 gent with the pale, tripey, gas-pipey tout
en semble will be the thing.
Coats will "be .short and tight-fitting, with rolled lapels and high
cut vest. .Coats that barely conceal the hind suspender buttons will
be very fetching and the fit should be snug to the busting point.
The vestmust snuggle up to the polka dot collar, and its color may
be green and yellow. The vesf may also be of two others colors,
but .if it may be green and. yellow, what's the use specifying other,
T The pants-will be, nay, must be, a dream. By using a shoe horn
and rubbing' 'his stilts with automobile grease the gent of thfs fall
will be able toget into his pants. The ultra fashionable gent will
ifot be able to get out of his pants, once he's in them, so strong is
the- decree foe -tightness of this garment. . The determination is,
evidently, to gothe hobble skirt one belter. Next season the ultras
may discard the"; pants altogether and just whitewash the boney
faspipes from the ankles upward to a' meeting with the green and
ellow vest, but the National Tailors' Association thought that the,
adhesive plaster effect would be a sufficiently long step forward for
the present. (
The hat must be a stiff, black or'brown in color; and. fit low on
;tfoe head as the ears will perniif. '
Stockings are left to individual taste. 'You can. wear green and
yelfows to match your vest,' orpolka dots, or ihose'your mother
The Association decreed nothing as to footwear, which does
.not mean bare-footednessvcwill be the vogue. But if weTwore a low
down derby, polka-dot collar, bob-tail coat, pink vest and pants
's&rated on,, we certainly should polish off our tout en semble with
a pair 4of rubber boots.
"I'm all in the dark about how
these bills are to be paid," said
(Mr. Hardup to his wife.
"Wjslljt Henry," said she as she.'
pulled out a colored one and laid
it on the pile, "you will "be if you
don't pay that one, for it's the gas
bill. ' . ,