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Military Boots with Tassels and Brass Buttons—Slipper
Ornaments Reduced to the Lowest Dimension—Black and White Footwear Tremendously Smart—Gaiter Effects Still in Favor—An Admirable Outing Shoe That Guards the Instep-Arch—The Right Footwear for Him. HE illy is past when man atone considered footwear the most important article of apparel. Man has never had skirts to cover up his feet—since the day sandal* and togas were discarded for boots and breeches —and he has felt the obligation of keep ing the boots spic-and-span. Woman, if lier boots were pretty ones, could reveal them—if she wished. If they were not all that boots should be, she could bide them under her skirts. Now that she has no skirts—for mx inches from the ground up—the question of footwear be comes paramount with her also, and the bootmakers have seen to it that her foot Coverings are not only spic-and-span, but jiainty and charming as feminine ^rt could wish. MILITARY BOOTS FOR MILI TARY COSTUMES The sensaMon of the spring in foot gear is the new military boot for wear with short, flare-skirted military tail leurs and frocks Λ natty, regimental affair indeed is this spring boot, with trim, slender lines of toe and heel, a top of light colored cloth, rather high be cause the new skirt is so short, and with from fourteen to eighteen brass buttons with eagle or anchor and some with a •winging tassel to add to the martial ef fect. Some of these military boots are very fanciful ; for instance a boot with *amp of dull blue morocco and top of buff cloth trimmed with braid and fas tening straight down the outer side of the leg with eagle brass buttons in gaiter effect. More conservative is another mil itary boot which has a brass-buttoned top of gray suede and toe, heel-foxing and strap trimmine up the front of patent leather stitched in white. Λ dainty militafv bont of white duck with a piping of red soutache edeing the but ton stay, and eighteen small brass but tons taakine a gay contrast aloneside the red piping. For children, a fetch ing little military boot of patent leather with fcrass-huttoned red too cuffed at the top with the patent leather and •parting the military gold tassel. Folk)wins' out the military note ho« fcry manufacturers are making hose with braided and button designs to sim ulate a boot top to be worn with black pumps. BUTTONED BOOTS MOST COR RECT WITH SPRING TAILLEURS These rather sensational military boots are of course only for the younger women who can successfully carry off ultra styles The boot of acccpted cor rectness for spring wear with street costumes of tailored style, is the beau tifully shaped buttoned boot with long, tapering lines of aristocratic suggestion, a rather high curved heel, and a top of cloth in one of the fashionable neutral shades. The daintiest of these boots are in gaiter effect, a· narrow, gracefully curved vamp of the patent or dull black leather used also for the foxing running up above the heel and giving the light cloth top, at a little distance, the effect of a gaiter neatly strapped over the foot. Actual gaiters are also worn with patent leather pumps, but the strapped-on gaiter never has the exquisitely smooth fit over instep and ankle which makes the buttoned gaiter boot so elegant. Laced boots have been worn during the winter and will be worn some during the spring with tops of light cloth in the gaiter effect, but the laced shoe is an inconsis tency which the well dressed woman has refused to accent except as a novelty, ind the boot that complies with the re quirements of good form is of the but toned type. BLACK AND WHITE FOOT WEAR A SPRING FAD While boots and pumps, picked out with black trimming, are smarter this season than all-white footwear—unless the costume is one that demands snowy whiteness throughout. Enchantin™ly pretty are some new pumps of white kid with fine lines of black outlining the curve of the vamp, a collar around the ' top, and the narrow straps which cross a short, curved tongue. One button, in black jet, gold or colors, placed just at the throat of a new pump strap gives utmost style to these little slipper pumps and satisfies the fad for buttons on footwear this season. Black pumps I of dull kid. in similar style, have pipings 1 of white kid and a white button. Pumps ' »re only slightly removed from slippers < in character now Their lines are ex- ! :eedinely dainty; they are cut low. like ; > slipoer, with hieh. curved heel and a i timed or verv liorht wrlted sole, and t he Colonial tongue, which has almost : disappeared, is as tiny as a slipper tongue can be and show itself at all. Many of the smartest pumps show the gaiter suggestion in a collar combina tion of patent leather with white or col ored kid. Particularly smart is a pump of patent leather with upper part of sand-colored kid, designed for wear with the natural silk stockings so fash ionable now. The sand-colored top of the pump and the natural tint of the stocking arc so nearly of a shade that the line of demarcation is almost in visible at a little distance. FOOTWEAR FOR THE SPORTS WOMAN The woman who goes in for athletics, or even for being out-of-doors a good deal without actual hard exercise, is very particular about the kind of foot wear that completes her smart outing toggery. Much more comfortable than the old-style rubber soled shoe, with its perfectly fiat sole, is the new outing shoe—high or low as one prefers—with a very flexible sole of leather and a low, broad heel which just lifts the heel above the toe3 and protects the arch of the instep from being flattened—a seri ous menace of the flat-soled tennis and yachting shoe of yore. One especially good yachting shoe has a wedge-shaped heel inserted between the heel of the buckskin shoe and the sole of leather and rubber. The shoe gives the effect in its lines of being a regulation heelless outing shoe, but the inserted heel offers all protection necessary to the arch of the foot. The new outing shoes are of white buckskin, sometimes with saddle strap and trimmings of tan calf with a deal of ornamental stitching. Many new models show combinations of white buckskin with Russian leather or patent leather; one rather captivating shoe for country wear is of white buck with vamp and ioxiog of dull green suede. BUTTONED CLOTH TOPS FOR MASCULINE WEAR The cloth topped, buttoned bo^t if preferred with formal afternoon cos tumes by best dressed men. For busi ness wear the favored boot is the but toned ο laced model of calf, sometimes with colored cloth top. Unassailably correct, with evening dress. Is the but toned boot of patent leather wilh -ell fitting top of fine twilled black clotii. it r i""î> \r Λ Easter Style Secrets Ready Now In REGAL SHOES ASTER calls for the newest and smartest in attire It is the first "gala" day of Spring—a dress-up" occassion from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. We are ready for you with the advance shapes in Regal Shoes—all the newest style-ideas from the leading fashion centers, to gether with a goodly showing of the staple, day in, day-out models that are always in good taste. Your Regal is here—just the style you want in the 0 leather you prefer. With a pair of Regals, your Easter ν outfit will be complete. Twenty-five years reputation is back of every Regal. And we add our personal guaran tee of satisfaction to that of the makers. Three-Fifty to Six Dollars ο [A <S.igη of y^REGAL REGAL SHOE STORE 137 Smith Street Perth Amboy, N. J.