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The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893

An Illustrated Monthly

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,087 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 445
Added to site: 2008.01.13
mnybks.net#: 19672
Genre: Periodical
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--were the items sacrificed. Knee-breeches enjoyed vogue for a time, but only for a time; for they vanished suddenly in 1930 and were replaced by tights or shapes. Boots made way for Elizabethan slippers. Hats had long since gone the way of the superannuated. Taught by the Darwinian theory, society discovered whence its tendency to baldness originated. They had recourse by degrees to flexible tiles of extraordinary cut.

[Illustration: 1912]

[Illustration: 1912]

A further glance at the costume for the swells between 1902 and 1912 reveals the existence of an entirely novel adjunct to male attire. Silk bows have been worn about the neck for nearly, if not quite, a century, but never in the body of the attire. It is true the gentleman as early as 1910 adorns his nether garments with a plain silk band, but in the elderly party of 1911 he has assumed gay ribbons for his shoes as well as at his knees and throat. In this plate we greet the presence of an unmistakable umbrella as a good omen. But

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