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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE; SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1905.
Top Pieces Thai Sel Off Men's Heads
Tfo season's netcest and best clothing, hats and toggery.
Quality is Our Specialty
Workshop, 16 to 26 Cooper Square, New York.
rp5ABHTONABl.E hatter Rive thone
I dimensions for the correct fall
I And wlttUf atvloa In man's Hlr
hate: Blx and one-elgrhth Inches
deep, 1T4-Inch brim, with a 1M-
Inch roll. The curl Is -16 K., and the
hand and binding la 12 and 12. The young
men's hat is the same as the men's, ex
rept that It is 5T4 Inches deep and has -Inch
Soft baU for autumn are shown in many
new shapes, shades and bindings. Including
the staple grays, browns and their varia
tions. For young men the styles that can
be dented and telescoped are particularly
favored for the ensy-breeiy air that they
lend to the wearer. Such grays as gun
metal; dove, suede and blue pearl are
prominent, niack seems destined to be
"the" derby color of the season. Brown Is
still a claimant for approval arjjl pearl for
dnrbys for young men are shown.
HAT SHAPES FOR CURRENT SEASON.
Bneaklng of hats, one of the local dealers
who knows one when he lays eyes on it
snys this: "For the Inst few years soft
pinch crown hats have been all the rage.
This shape is now giving way to the Alpine
shape and the telescope hat with the crown
folded In. The colors for two seasons in
soft hats have been tan, shades of tan and
brown. But for spring wear pearl, the
previous popular shade, will be the thing,
with black nnd light bands, In Alpine
sliHpe pinch crowns and telescopes.
"In the telescope hats the tendency Is
toward higher crowns distinctly. We will
see a strong revival of the Alpine and
Fedora shapes, which will largely take
the place of the pinch csiwn, especially
for short, fat men. It will be. a nice change
and an agreeable break in the monotony in
"A little, soft low-crorfned hat with a
bound edge took New York by storm this
fall and has prevailed somewhat in the
west. It will he strong here In the spring.
Straw hats with bound edge will also be
worn very largely next spring.
"The derbies for spring wear are always,
of course, made lighter In weight and with
closer brim, because of the laying away of
the overcoat. There will be no brown der
bies, because they csnnot be made to, go,
despite the strongest effort. It is abso
lutely, necessary for every young man who
has a leaning to proper form to have a
derby hat besides any others he may have.
Soft hats are all right for business and for
negligee wear, but for the theater, calls
and other rather formal functions a stand
ard shape derby is. the thing. The soft hat
is out of place there, naturally.
"While the high, or plug, hat Is standard
In shape, there are from time to time
slight changes In the bell, the roll and to
a small degree in the height. The opera,
hat Is fixed and never changes."
Preferences Manifested in Selecting Suits
HE style In men's clothes this fall
and winter are very dressy. They
are so varied that no man can
say he does not find what he
likes, and every taste ought to
find Its ideal. Fashion is so liberal in this
respect that a man may emphasize ,or
minimise ' his shoulder expansion, may
seem to be larger or smaller around the
' waist than he Is, and may make himself
look taller or sliorter. There never was a
season when so many men could be so
thoroughly satisfied as now.
If a man is well-built and carries himself
well he may come away from the tailor
shop looking like a prize fighter if he so
desires, and even If he is round-Hhouldored
or hollow-chested the sartorial artist will
make him a comparatively straight . and
graceful man. There are boxy coats that
will give body to the slender man and
apparently reduce his height, and there
are coats -cut corset-like that give the fat
man a waist line. Look at the latest
styles on the best dressed men as you go
down the street, and you will admit that
you have never seen so many and such
. wius urpnriurrn liuill mo uiuiuai jr.
New and pleasing art touches are evi
dent In vest, coat, trousers and uvercont,
in half dress, day dress and clothes for
business wear. Even In evening dress
some new features have been introduced
which make it more attractive.
Some of the fall and winter features In
coats are startling, but none the less artis
tic. Most noticeable among them are the
length of the coat and the extreme close
ness at the waist of the sack and the Ches
terfield. For the extremely faMiionable
nnm the coat fits almost as snugly at the
waist as does a surtout, and it is thirty
five inches in length for a man of average
height. Dame fashion Is generous this
year, and does not make It Imperative
that every man shall wear clothes of seen
description. The conservative man may .
be all that style requires and wear the
half-shaped style of coat, which may be
three or four inches shorter than the ex
treme. The roll of the lnpel varies according to
taste.' The extremist must have the roll
eight Inches In length, but the more con
servative have theirs made six Inches and
a half to seven inches long. Still, a good
many people like the peaked,' semi-peaked
and square-topped lapels. These are from
two to two and a half Inches fn width. 1
The lapels, with their excessive top width,
are really the only distinctive ' feature of
the double-breasted sack or Hie double
breaster frock coats,' The range In top
width is from Ihree to four inches, and
the style Is proving very popular, even
though It is so different from that of a
, The favorite among the single-breasted
sacks is the three-button variety. It has
a lapel roll from seven to eight Inches long,
while the fronts are but little cut away
below the closing and turn bluntly into
the bottom. . The four-button sack has
either straight or cutaway fronts. The
'three-button double breasted sack is a very
In overcoats the close fitting Chesterfield
is the leader. It is attractive, comfortable
and convenient, can be worn at any time
of day or night, and with any style of
coat. The back has a one-third length
center seam vent, and the collar is self
faced. The lapels are either peaked or
down-slanted. The hip pockets have flaps
to go' in or out, and the flap of the breast
pocket may go in or out or be welted.
Next in favor to the Chesterfield is the
covert coat, and for morning wear it is the
leader. For afternoon and evening wear
the paletot, either single or double-breasted.
Is almost as much in demand as the Ches
terfield. It is moderately long-walsted and
the belled skirts fall half way down the
calf. Then there are storm coats and
ulsters of various shapes and patterns.
Novelties in Table Lamps and Shades
Novelties la Table Lamps.
ME new electric table lamps for
use In library, drawing room or
boudoir are exceedingly attrac
tive. Moreover, some of them
have that home effect which was
holds aloft the great shell.
"Glass butterflies wrought In all the va
ried butterfly colors come swung on chains
to be hung over a lampshade to serve as a
further screen for the light." New York
supposed to belong to the oil lamp only.
"Most of the shades," said a dealer, "are
made of stained and leaded glass, here are
pearly colors for light rooms and rich pea
cock shades for rooms done in the heavy,
glorious peacock coloring which Is the go
now. Every degree of color tone, you Bee,
from faintest to darkest.
"Each leaf in this tulip Is a separate piece
: of glass." He pointed to a globe covered
with yellow and red tulips. "The Boldering
In lead is done delicately, and its dark lines
add a distinctive character to the shades.
"Among the-nowert lamps those of the
tree design stand conspicuous for their
beauty of outline and coloring. The wide,
s spreading dome-shaped globe slightly flat
tened on the . top and curving over at the.
' Hide well below the light Is decorated with
a design in foliage and flowers.
' "The slepder standard iu green-toned
bronse Is wrought in tree trunk lines. A
flare of roots, forms the graceful base to
the standard. . An apple tree, green-leavod
over the top of the shade and pink blos
somed about .the drooping edge, supplies
another design. . .
"The globe of. another lamp shows marsh
flowers and great dragon flies. The light
green bronse of the standard carries down
to a base of roots the stems of the big
"A tripod holding alcft a shaded brazier
Is a favorite design. The scroll supports
if many of the lamps curve over a beau
tiful central vase of some ware harmoniz
ing with the glass of the shade.
"Very low lamps intended for use on the
. library table to throw light on the pages
if a book come in the conch shell conceit
seen last season. The great number of
these shells seen this season proves their
power for charm.. Lighted, the shell glows
, with soft pink light, but pours from Its
mouth a stream of clear light to read by.
"The shell is held on a little bronze rest,
In which u works on a pivot. A variation
to the usual deign Is seen in the standard
' of one a little mermaid In sea green bronze
I.anipa and Lump Shades.
TJHAl'TIFl'L lamps are an absolute
necessity In the modern drawing
mom. They may be electric lights
fcsfN disguise, gaslight or the old
."AfiJ fn shinned kerosene lamns. hut.
however this may be, the effect of the,
lamp is the same, and it has never, yet been
bettered by the most up to date electric
llpht bulb or gas fixture.
The very newest thing in lamp shade Is
both artistic and Inexpensive, and has the
great advantage of being adaptable to any
room and any occasion. This is a positive
iidvantnge. for the oriental lamp shades,
beautiful as they are,' are out of place in
many parlors whose furnishings have no
rich oriental colorings, and the' lace and
rilk draped shades are equally Inhar
monious amid the every day surroundings
of the ordinary living room.
Bisl the new Idea in lamp shades labors
under none of these limitations. It em
braces every order of decoration which can
be Included among designs based on natural
motifs, and Is suitable alike for the most
delicate drawing room and the most useful
Moreover, It Is not only Inexpensive, but
may be very successfully of home manufac
ture. It embraces simply the use of water ce'.or
paintings as lamp shades, and when water
color floral designs are beyond the purse or
the art of the lump shade desiring person
then wallpaper will do.
The new shades are made In any possible
shape. They may be square, rounded,
slightly sloping or exceedingly slanting.
They may not, however, be globular, but
must present a flat surface or series of sur
faces, no matter how sloping. The founda
tion consists of an ordinary shade, covered
with China or some other equally thin and
unpretentious silk, or It may be crepe or
even paper of a solid color and gathered
Tills fabric is fastened to the. shade at
the ton and bottom in reeular but not verv I
full gathers, as Is the case with most foun
dation shades on which a fancy cover is to
be byilt. . '
If one can. paint in water colors the next
thing .is to cut out of water color paper a
piece shaped exactly to the lamp shade.
This piece is then painted In a floral or
fruit design or In a design showing pompa
dour figures, etc.
After it has been painted all the blank un
painted spaces are cut out. The piece of
paper Is then tacked to the foundation
shade with small stitches of silk, or It is
fastened on with gilt headed tacks or the
clamps used to fasten several sheets of
In the case pf women who cannot do
water color painting It is quite possible to
make lamp designs of wallpaper. Floral
designs, lattice designs and fruit designs
have recently run riot In wallpaper, and it
will be no very difficult matter to find one
having the proper pattern for a lamp shade.
Care must be taken, however," to get not
only an appropriate design, but one as
finely carried out as possible, because since
the design must be cut out perfection of
detail is necessary.
Small lenlohs among clusters of dark
green leaves, blackberries, green leaves and
reddish vines, pink, yellow, , white and
cream roses, especially the climbing and
wild roses; pansies with large bunches of
foliage, peonies with their red stems and
dark green leaves, wistaria clambering over
lattice, peaches, also on lattices; dark
plums, pale green leaves and branches;
carnations, red, pink and variegated with
their grayish foliage; autumn leaves in red
and 'yellow sprays, holly berries and their
leaves, wreaths of laurel and pine are
among the Innumerable good designs for
Besides these, which may not only be
painted, but may be found in the wall
paper, there are for those who paint all
manner of delicate designs of Watteau
shepherds and shepherdesses, idyllic scenes
of nymphs, princesses and mystical court
scenes, etc. The thing not to be lost sight
of Is that the design must have sufficient
background to make the cutting away of
the intervening spaces worth while.
Cost of the Wedding Trousseau Abroad
fyN ANSWER ' to the query of an
I Interested father, there recently
I hint lten M anirltAtl eiftrruaitrindAnff
carried on In the columns of the
London Daily Express concerning
the cost of a wedding trousseau. Many
and varied were the answers published.
Some writers thought that as the father
could not give his daughter a dowry he
should at least give her a handsome out
fit; others thought that purt of the
trousseau money should be laid away
-. to be used in Installments, and still others
thought that a .large trousseau would be
1 out of place. Among those who have
taken the matter up Is Mrs. Stannard,
.' who is well known both in England and
America as "John 8trange Winter." the
authoress, 'who publishes a list if uni-
, ties which she ti)lnks should be ample
(or a girl of moderate means, ami k'
to far as to itemise a complete iroiiMo-ju
for $500 in United States money, or itiii
amount she allows a little over fin. f
lingerie, taking It for granted that Hie
bride Is. as she says, "not entirely a.-mi-tute
of underwear at the time of her mar
riage." To the average girl a hundred dollars'
worth of lingerie seems a large amount,
when one has not much money to spend;
but It is surprising to find how rapidly
underwear and shoes eat up dollars and
cents, even if very plain articles are se
lected. Mrs. Stannard's list of lingerie in
cludes six of each article of apparel. For
the remainder of the tuoo allowed for the
trousseau Mrs. Stannard suggests the fol
Wedding gown, wreath and veil, rich
wiiite satin, plain, pearl sequin embroidery
Ooing-Hway gown, flue Venetian helio
trope cloth, silk lined, faced white cloth.
One smart afternoon gown, pale gray
cloth, bodice trimmed with lace unJ iin
one tailor coat and skirt.
One pink cit-e de chine evening g.iwn;
tritr.nuii with ihllTon and lace.
In.- black vvening gown.
1'n.- 4k panose' silk tea gown.
-lie tsi'ful c.i.shiucre tea iinwn.
one winter coat.
one evening wrap.
One silver fux stole nnd muff ir mink
nuiruiol coat, tin which cme I ould sug
gest a smart coven coat in plats of win
Two pairs walking shoes.
One pair bronse evening shoes.
. One pair black evening shoes.
One pair house shoes.
One pair bedroom slippers.
Six pairs gloves.
Six pairs evening gloves.
Blouses, veils, etc.
This list comes to just about 10 and
was carefully prepared from price lists of
The girl who prepares her trousseau
gradually scarcely realizes the amount
she puts into It, especially when she
.makes the greater part of it herself.
. From a point of economy, however, it is
, not always cheaper to buy the materials.
for laces, embroideries snd cambrics
mount up considerably and one is apt
to select better materials when a good
deal of handwork Is to be done.
In France a girl's parents, begin to lay
by her "dot" or dowry almost as soon as
she Is born, so that by adding to it little
by little a fair amount Is waiting long
before she is out of school. It Is a pity
that this plsn is not more often carried
out In America, where fluctuating for
tunes sometimes make it extremely awk
ward for the head of the family to bring
tortn a sum of money in a lump.
A FEW REMARKS
Don't turn away from what we tell
you. "We are not mind readers, but still
we have an idea that you have an idea of
buying a suit or overcoat very soon.
Good guess, eht "Well, when you are
ready to make your selections, if you
will come here we'll show you suits and
that are nothing short of perfect and
close to our heart this "clothing ques
tion. We planned to have the best cloth
ing in town. "We think we've got them.
We have been working on the problem
for months. "We've a garment fortvery
man's form, for every man's notion and
for every man's purse. "We've just what
you want, so come and see it. Costs you
nothing to look and only a modest price
to wear it. Man can't wear better cLothes
than we sell. The best tailors in this
country, or any other, for that matter,
build our clothes.
SUITS IN HALF SIZES
This is something wholly new in clothing. It is introduced
now by Browning, King & Co. for the first time. It is the last
link that unites the ready-made to the custom tailor's made-to-measure.
You, perhaps, could never be fitted in ready-made gar
ments and have been compelled to undergo the bother and annoy
ance of employing a tailor, not to mention the waste of time in
numberless try-on's. It was not your fault. It was not the fault
of your figure. You didn't measure 38 or 39 inches, for example,
around the chest you required, we'll say, a coat of 38V inches.
Well, yours is just the kind of trade we want the trade of those who have been forced by cir
cumstances to go to the tailor. The critical men who know what they want. In cutting the
suits in the intermediate half sizes it means twice the number for us to carry, but it means for
you the "exact size that you want."
FANCY WAIST COATS
No man who makes any
pretension of correct dress
ing can get along without
Linen, cotton, silk and all
sorts of waSEable combina
With most men it isn't so much what they pay for
shirts as it is what they get for their money. They want
to feel safe as to style, material, fit and good shirt mak
ing. If a shirt satisfies they are not apt to stand on the
matter of price our shirts are "correct."
$1.00 $1.50 - $2.00 $150 - $3.00 - $3.50
YOUTH'S AND YOUNG BOYS AND
If the boy needs an overcoat
bring him here at once. Don't
let him suffer for the need of
one. We. have everything in
coats for boys, large ad small
box coats, double breasted
coats, long coats and belt coats
We've belt coats, Russian
coats, long coats, etc.
$5.00 to $12.50 '
It's the right time
now for a man to select
his fall and winter fix
ingsthe picking is
better now than it ever
will be again.
ideas new the careful
dresser can find things
to please him here.
Bath robes, house
coats, neckwear, under
wear, gloves and other
things that go to make
a complete wardrobe.
CHILDREN young mens suits
' The young man wants all the
new kinks, and he gets them
when he comes to us. The long
coat, wide collar and lapels and
loose trousers are some" of the
features in our new Fall Suits
Knickerbocker Suits, 8 to 16
rears, in Domestic
$6.00 to $12.50
Strange, but true.it is, that
ever since Mother Eve made
fig leaf trousers for little Cain
there has been no end of trou
ble in keeping the boy in pants
we believe, however, that we
have solved the problem we
have pants now that will hold
e are always up to everything that s wanted in Boys' Furnishings. Mothers
will do well to get acquainted with our assortments of Shirts, Blouses, Waists, Hos
iery, Underwear, Sweaters, (Jloves, Etc. Get the best and forsake the "bargain
Sparkling new creations fox?
the little fellows this Fall, and
never charge excessive
This Is Oreat Store for Boy darmente
o Everybody Says and Tbat Makes It So.
prices on account of the superi
ority of our Children's Clothing
Child's liussian Blouse Suits
fancy mixtures and plain
16 Retail Stores.
We've a hat for every man's or boy's face, purse and fancy
$1.00 to S600
Browning, King . Co.
Originators and Sole Makers vf Half Sizes. In Clothing.
R. S. Wilcox, Mgr.
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