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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1909)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: 'AHIIL 4, 1909.
Shoes and Stockings
Footwear Will Match the Costumes in Color Shoes to
be Cut Low and Suede Tops Will Enhance the Leather
That Comes in Many Colors Silk and Lisle Stockings.
HERB are Innovation In shoes
this spring that approach tha
realm of fads, but even the
fads have the merit of being
comfortable and practical that
la, moss of them tiave-and
ill of them are attractive. In the
main there la little If any change
In tha general outline of the shoe, and both
men'a and women's footwear follows tha
same general ahape. Tha short vamp ef-
feet, the medium high heel and arch and
the medium round toe are characteristic
of all whether they be for dress or for
street wear. The fada are entirely In the
material and the finish. Low shoos will
ba more generally worn this summer than
er before and they will be -the pumps or
the two-hole ties,,
The colored shoe Is to enjoy unprece
dented favor this year. It will be the pre
ferred shoe In fact. While the shoe to
match the costume will be worn to some
extent, the contrasting coler la In better
favor and thla fact will give the new
bronse shoe precedence over everything
else. Bronze Is a conspicuous fad of the
season and It comes In the kid and the
calf. It Is claimed by the manufacturers
that the treatment of the leather to pro
duce this rich, lustrous finish has been so
perfected that the contact of water or mud
In reasonable quantities, will not Injure it.
The permanence of the dye is accounted
for by the manufacturers In the claim that
It goes entirely through the leather, and
this fact, together with a dressing that has
been put out for Its preservation, promise!
to retain the brontn finish as something
more than the season's fad.
Dresslasr Easily Applied.
This dressing can be easily applied, mora
easily in fact than the dressing for the tan
shoes and will not even necessitate a rislt
to the shoe dressing parlirs. It la made
for the ra'f skin as well as for the kid.
The bronze has the additional advantage
over the tan finish of being appropriate
for wear at any time of day. Worn within
the strict provision, the tan shoe Is only
suitable for morning or country wear
according to the fashion dictators but the
bronze aiioe may be worn with a costume
of harmonizing Color, for any occasion of
tha day, nnd It comes In a variety of shapes
surpassing thone ct the tans.
Suedo shoes In black and brown and gray
will be worn this spring and summer even
more than they have been during the last
winter. These are the staple colors, but
for women desiring suedes In shades to
match their gowns they can be made upon
order. With the spring stock comes also
the welcome announcement that a satis
factory dressing has been compounded. And
It is not one of the powders that so fre
quently rub off and stain the gewns of
delicate shade, hut a liquid that Is easily
applied with a dauber. To raise the nap
of the suede Its surface is then rubbed
over with a little brush, which restores It
to a condition like new. This dressing
' con cs In all colors and ft Is claimed for It
that It may be used on suede gloves quite
as satisfactorily, while they are on the
Patent leather will, of course, continue the
preferred thing for dress. It is staple and
has established itself fur dress or street
wear. It ts to be regretted that Us desira
bility Is so unreliable, for It Is generally
popular in spile of the fact that It is warm
and many cannot wear it at all In summer.
The black suede is for this reason a popu
lar substitute for dress and the gunraetal
for street wear.
Cravenetted Cloth Shoe.
The craveneted cloth shoe is another of
the season's practical novelties, and It
promises to enjoy the popularity It de
serves. Owing to its treatment it sheds
the water and keeps out dampness from
the skirts or contact with the pavement.
It also sheds the dust and holds Its
shape. These ehoes come in the top or
the low cuts and in any color desired.
They are made to order to match gowns
and com In a generous variety of colors
It Is noticeable In the top shoes for
women that they are cut higher In the
front than the back and with something
of a fancy edge. Buttons and laces are
equally good, and these come high or
low as to eut. The blucher Is still good,
but In the buttoned low shoes the upper
Is usually of fancy kid, suede or cloth
and usually too of a different, though
harmonising color or shade.
Canvas shoes will be worn this sum
mer In tie or pumps that may be
cleaned. These shoes will be white, of
course, and for wear with tha wash
dresses or white serge. Slippers for
brides will be of white kid or of white
satin. The beautiful slippers of gold and
silver cloth that have been so much In
demand during the past winter will con
tinue good until after Easter at least, and
undoubtedly will Wfflt In again for aren-
lng, when the season for talla. and ball
gowns opens next winter. Some of the
metal slippers are plain, but more are
trimmed baby ribbon applied In loops ex
tending V shaped toward the toe being
Holding; the Shoe Oat.
The problem of keeping the low cut Up
per or pump on the foot has ever been
aerlous, but several manufacturers claim
to have overcome this difficulty this sea
son. Their explanation is technical and
to the ' average person . means nearly a
cut and a spring that holds on the shoe.
The use of suede lining has bfn a mate
rial help In preventing the slipping that
Is at once hard on the stocking, the foot
and the nerves. Some of the very low
cut pumps have ankle straps that ex
tend over the Instep In V shape attached
to the sides Just at the front of the coun
ter and with the point Joining the vamp
at the middle of the front These are
highly practical for securing the shoe, but
unfortunately too much In sight to be
Buckles will be worn on' both evening
slippers and ties and they are moat gorge
ous affairs, though not so large aa the
ornaments that graced the toes of our
grandmothers' slippers. Gold, silver and
rhinestones will be used, as will be leather
to match the shoe and embroidered with,
metal or silk or wltli cut ateel. Jet or beads.
In some of the lower cuts the buckle serves
the double purpose of ornament and stay.
It Is set In In such a way as to give the
effect of the short vamp and yet give
additional length to help keep the shoe on.
A charming little tie that shows the In
step to excellent advantage Is a one-hole
affair and Is scarcely higher than the opera
slipper. As a matter of fsct, aa the tie Is
merely a matter of decoration It aids
little In keeping the shoe on the foot. This
cut will be popular In tan as well aa In the
more dressy leathers. The buckles, fash
ioned after the style worn by men, and
two of them, are also to be used for
women's low cut shoes this summer and
they are pretty, too.
Never Bach Variety.
Women have never had such variety from
which to choose and the cut has never
more nearly conformed to the shape of the
foot, which means that shoes have never
been more comfortable. There Is nothing
arbitrary about the styles this season, so
there are round or pointed toes, high and
low heels and long or short vamps, but so
cleverly has the manufacturer done his
modeling that the majority of the shoes
follow certain general lines that give them
the same general appearance, while making
allowance for the natural shape of the
The men have not been entirely left out
of the teckonlng In the matter of faddy
shoes as Is proven by the appearance of
oyster gray suede pumps and ties. While
they have been loudly heralded It is
significant fact that they are not found
In any great numbers in tha stores though
orders may be taken for them. These are
for wear with the gray suits that promise
to be worn this summer.
. Another fad for men Is the wide, flat,
low heel for the walking shoe. This heel Is
not unlike that on the shoes of the very
small boy. It extends across the entire
sole at the back and forward almost to
the middle of the foot. It la scarcely more
than half an Inch high. In other respects
this walkirg shoe Is not unlike other shoes.
The storm boot with Its high top and cork
sole and its buckle fastenings or ties, la
still shown. The tans and bronze finish
will be extensively worn by men In shoes
and ties that button, lace or buckle. Tips
will be worn more than last season and
are satisfactory as they hold up better
and eliminate the necessity of stuffing
For the Little Polks.
Styles for the tots are quite Irresistible
thla spring and If anything, the variety
has lncreaied over that of last year. Black
and white and brown, tan and pink and
blue in leather and In cloth, with buckles
and buttons and ties to match, for Sunday,
for play and for -party wear they constitute
a variety and a showing that Is difficult !n-
deed to pass.
Among the dressiest things for the wee
folks la tha little slipper with the single
ankle strap of the quaint, old-fashioned
styles of our grandmother's day. The toe
Is round and the vamp Is bound with silk
or satin ribbon binding. These are equally
good for play, but for the everyday wear
they come In heavier leather and In tag
and brown. Patent leather slippers are
counted good for dress and may be worn
with stockings of any color, black or whit.
The other shoes are worn with stockings
to match. The white shoes are mad of
canvas or kid, the former being popular
because It may be readily cleaned with
any of the several dressings that are to
be had at any store. Black patent leather
vamps with white kid tops or tops of kid
of colors are being worn a great deal, the
urper being of the same color as the stock
ings worn. These, however, are for dressy
Stout little boots and shoes for play come
In tan. In soft calf or heavy kid. These
shoes have wide, low heels, or spring heels,
and are two-hole ties or tops that button
or lace. The Blucher Is especially good In
the ties, while the buckled shoe is shown
In the same cut. Sandals with wide, flexi
ble soles and with enough vamp to ex
clude gravel or pebbles while admitting the
air freely, come In tan leather and are an
Improvement over th models of the pt.
These fasten on with one or two buckles
A stout boot for the stout boy " one of
the most practical things. It conies In tan
Calf and la higher In th top than th ordi
nary shoe by two or three Inches. It
buckles or lacea and Its soles have cork
Inner that help keep the feet dry. This
Is known as the "Saturday"' shoe.
The top shoes are noticeably higher this
spring, but for those who do not fancy
extremes a medium high top Is shown.
The cunning little whit rubber, while not
rew. Is still worthy of mention. It comes
In the round rut or the storm front and Is
by far the daintiest thing for the little
tots. It Is the only thing for the child
who wears white or colored shoes.
tklas Are This.
Th bos to be worn with all this smart
footwear can well be called a dream. Some
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of the stockings are so sheer and gausy
that the double heel and toe is scarcely half
the ordinary weight, while It Is necessary
to turn down the tops two or three Inches
to admit of holding the supporter without
breaking the threads. Both silk and lisle
are popular, especially In the taupe shades,
and then there ts a long range of tans and
bronzes and all the other colors to match
the gowns. These delicate shades are sug
gested for the patent leathers. Elaborate
embroidery Is employed on the hese over
the Instep and extending , some distance
above th ankle. While these very thin
enter plain stocking are counted the acme
of smartness, open work and lace stockings
are shown that are truly exquisite. Soma
have merely the open work ankles with
the plain tops and others have plain tops
embroidered or in bright plaids. Where
the shade of the shoe cannot be matched
the color of the tie serves aa a guide and
this must harmonize. The belt, parasol
and even the millinery are taken Into ac
count In selecting hosiery this season, as
well as the gown. For Instance, light green
stockings match the parasol, and the hat
trimmings worn with a white serge suit
and white canvas ties. Heliotrope Is
counted very smart with the bronse and
may correspond with the belt, the tie or
the hat trimming.
The all-ribbed tops Is the newest thing
and by far the most acceptable thing that
has been offered 1n children's stockings
since the double knee, heel and toes came
out. The ribbing, while little heavier In
weight than the fcot, fits close to th
Tittle leg and holds up without th eW e
supporter. Cunning little sock In plaids
or with fiinry tops rf stripes or a hr
mcnhslng color are also worn. Silk, llsi
and spun silk are actually lo b worn by
the children, hut only for dress of course.
The little white stockings are ff the heavy
ribs and come with long or short tops fof
wear with the low or the high whoes.
. FASHION NOTES FOE MEN. -,
A beautiful mourning shirt Is md of
white madras, the bosom being made uo
with some forty or fifty narrow blaclc
stripe. These same stripes encircle tn)
Every kind of mid-summer . bathrobe. I
to be seen In the shop windows these days.
Some are especially elaborate and ar mad
of pale blue and tan striped silk with a
striking monogram embroidered, In IfYenoh
knots, on the breast pocket.
White socks shot with black or with light
blue are much In evidence at the present
time nnd white silk socks of el a bora t a
design aro being shown very frequently in
the shop windows. Aa there is nothing to
Indicate that these nre for 'evening" wear
It is to be supposed that this particular
form of Idiosyncrasy, the white, or very
llKht sock, will be worn this spring tn the)
street with black Oxford tlea and dark
IJght grav gloves for street wear, but
having black stitching are being shown for
spring wear. A iwket walking stick Is one
of the new fads. It Is made of a ribbed
wood resembling bamboo, but much heavier
and darker In color and is Joined In six
Inch lengths. This is a variation of th
folding cane for the trunk or suit case.
It miaiit fit into the pocket of a very big
ulster. At all events It Is a nice thing to
have for traveling. '
Very little that Is particularly striking
(except In new black and. white effects)
has been shown in the last week in th
"way" of shirts. To he sure the familiar
striped variety of this garment now ha
all over patterns, vines, etc., careering
down the broad stripes and swivel design
and diminutive figures on the narrow
stripes, but these have been of fered for our
delectation for several months now. They
are. however, a little more elaborate than
ever Just at the moment. The principal
distinction Just now seems to be In th
matter of Initials and monograms. Not m
day passes but some new desiim Is shown
on a shirt sleeve. The cheerful custom of
having evervthlng one owns embroidered
with letters offers a wide field for the play
of the designer's Imagination and some of
the monograms of the moment are gor
geous to behold, making even a shirt of
the simplest design look particularly dis
tinguished. New white madras shirt
have groups of fotir stripes st Inch in
tervals crossing the materials. Theaa
stripes sre In four sister tones. Pongee
color silk shirt have croes stripe in
violet, blui, pale green or yellow. A new
negligee Is made of a champagne color
flannel which Is crossed by th narrowest
of narrow silk stripes of pole blue, light
green, French pink, a rich yellow and ft
deep warm brown. These last named
shirts are being shown with scarfs match
ing the blue stripe. Falrchlld's Magasln.
Mnialnsra mt m. Cysilc.
It's the little things that count, th lfs
and but. for Instance.
"The more the merrier" surely doesn't
apply to our troubles.
Even the woman with a high tnstap can
com down flatfooted.
A man may have his price, but lia
shouldn't let the tag show.
If Ignorance is bliss, lots ot people
slMuld be extremely happy.
The man who undervalue himself
should never sue for damages.
Many an actor suffers from a frost In
spite of his fur-lined overcoat.
When money talks th millionaire can
afford to be a man of few words.
The man who is known aa a good fel
low generally makes a bad husband.
In the game of life the man who hold
the upper hand is often bluffed out.
It ts quite possible for a fellow to be
well balanced without parting hia hair
in the middle.
It is hard for a man to gather any
crumbs of comfort from the fact' that
his wife eats cracker In bed. New York
Ladies' t o w Sh.
in the world
like ours at
Our showing of Ladies Shoes for Spring is complete
Many of Omaha's smart shod people wear our shoes. Our styles are exclusive and
you'll find them unmatchable . in quality arid price.
Our unique showing of High Quality Low Shoes in Patent Kid, Tan, Calf and Golden
Brown Kid fqlr Ladies will interest you. $5.00 and $4.00 is the price asked for them every
where, our prico Saturday is $2.50.
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CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND DOYS
Taie Elevator at lGtli Street Entrance
YOU WILL WEAR
NEW SHOES EASTER
The question is merely whether they
Tans or Blacks
We can fit you in both.
If your taste runs to offords how do
you like this new one? "Ilytoe." Many
unit to auow you at trie same prices.
S3-5 and SA-00
WALK.OVER. SHOE STORE
.314 South isu, w. (Four Door Kouih llettton Drug Oo.)
M. IS. THOMPSON
Made your selection yet?
We've the finest lines of
styles and patterns you ever saw
and at any price from $1, $1.50.
$2.00, $2.50 and better. We
irsti i Ktt4 ic than
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JjS anyone else.
l t!nn fe Vvro th srtirt as
sortment in town, and we are not
going to let it suffer at Easter
time. Come now and have first
chance at the most choice styles.
YOUR EASTER TIE
You'll want one surely,
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Even if a man buys nothing else that's
new for his wardrobe for Easter, he always
buys an Easter tie.
Easter's choice creations are ready and
the display is a glorious one. New silks,
new colorings, new shapes, new ideas and
is well worth coming to see.
The greatest collection at 50c you
ever saw. See our big window display.
YOUR EASTER HAT
It's here waiting for you.
We're not just sure whether you will
prefer one of the new shapes in stiff, or one
of the new smart styles of soft hats.
Perhaps you had better come in and
try on the different blocks and shapes
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 $5.00,
Our kind of hats are those made by
only the best of hatters hatters who have
made a reputation for making the highest
grades of hats.
THK HOME OF KVITKXIIKIMER
C'arhart Work Clothes.
Jhn It. Ktrtfton Hals. Munhattan
Kverw--ar JuaraAted Hosiery for
Men and Women.
We Make Uniform of Kvery Kind.
The chiming bella of Easter Sunday will proclaim
the eod of Lent and the inauguration ot Easter, the
Jayous feast of Bong.
Every one has a special desire to be well dressed
on Easter Sunday esiwscially the young men, and we
prejmred to help them do it.
Handsome new suits all blooming with Easter
freshness beautiful fabrics that are correctly cut,
and perfectly tailored, and the Fashion Btylea of
"Kuppenhelmer", Society" and "Adler" are wonderful
conceptions for elegance. And any man, young or
old, will be proud ot himself on Easter if be will
let us dress him.
MRN'H KAHTFJt SUITS $10 $12 815 $18
$20 $22 $25. Etc.
K A ST EH TOPPEH8 gl5 TO $35.
VOl'XG MKX'S KA8TK.lt HI ITS $7.50 $25
BOYS' EASTKR SUITS 2.50 to $10.
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