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ST^T TiHEN clouds g a ther an d
y V threaten our street cos tumes we can still smile at he weather prospects, for a rainy day locs not necessitate a surcease from rood-looking outdoor raiment. To i.iy. thanks, to the fact that fashion ias joined hands with good, sensible omfort, a raincoat is not a thing of :iulecided line, to be quickly consigned o a dark closet on the slightest ex use. It is niodrsh, fits well and is made of many kinds of material to iiit every feminine taste. The striped silk, for instance, is model which shows how this mate ial has been well used. Gray and •lack are the colors, well chosen, for he glistening texture must not be •verornameiitcd ifor conspicuous in hade. Black silk bands are effectively sed at the bottom of the straight, )ose sleeves, which are cut in one iih the upper part. A flat collar and uttons are all that is necessary to Quite different from this is the full military cape of blue silk' A panel arrangement forms the front, passes over the shoulders in a pleat and con tinues down to the hem of the cape. Protection is afforded by the high military collar, which fastens in front by means of brass buttons.' This model is very comfortable, amply-pro tecting- any suit beneath. Perhaps the mannish, tan appeals to you. Of covert and fitting wonder fully well for a loose coat, it has won its way to many feminine . shoulders,. The raglan sleeves are strapped loosely at the lower Qdsre. A straight coiJar and bone buttons complete the strictly tailored effect. Two or three seasons 'ago women sought this style at the men's department, but now they are here in sizes that fit feminine shoulders. The covert coat with deep pockets and shoulder capes is another model which a slender woman can wear to" advantage. Breadth of shoulders is The Newest Raincoats The; San Francisco Sunday Call Ihcre, and a comfortable fulness of sleeves is combined with neat, well-tai lored cuffs. Huge pockets, into which many things can be -stowed, are really formed by a continuation of the side seams. The length promises full pro tection to skirts. Almost like a topcoat is the plain model of smooth woolen material which has been made waterproof. Indeed, in this day of long separate coats it were well to consider this one. in its double role. A single-breasted effect is very pleasing, while comfort is a character istic of this severe type. Cashmere in a rubberized form is fashioned into a cape ,coat which few women can resist. . The usual straight line of a cape has been varied, crossing over to the side. Button-trimmed straps mark the shoulder line, and the front is slashed to allow an easy movement. The raincoat has surely won our admiration. In its newest form it fills a long-felt want: that of a becoming overcoat for wet weather.