From The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), October 18, 1891
Tailor-made jackets in velvet are now quiet the thing, and made medium-length, double-breasted, turned-back collar and pockets on either side; very much, in fact, on the order of the English top coat. These velvet jackets are lined with either the pretty shot silks or with a heavy grade of peau de soie brocaded in small figures.
Bows on the back of the neck of gowns are very new. These are so long as to fall to the bottom of the skirt. Ribbons will be used on woolen gowns to a great extent, especially those intended for house wear.
In spite of many prophecies to the contrary, the capes are still with us, and are even longer than ever. In fact, some are so long as to be almost cloaks. The capes for cold weather are of cheviots, camel’s hairs and other rough materials, and are handsomely-lined, have fur cravats, others having the entire fronts faced with fur or feather trimming.
This winter, sealskin will be more expensive than ever, and, in consequence, will be considered the most stylish fur. That and sable will be the most worn, and will even be combined in the same garment.
Jackets and coats, toques and velvet hats
Tan Kersey Jacket, made with Strapped Seams and four rows stitching around Bottom and Sleeves, Mink Collar, Jacket lined throughout
Tan, Navy Blue or Black Kersey Coat, Mink Sleeves and Mink Binding around Neck and down Front, Fur Dots around Bottom and on Waist, Garment lined throughout
Seal Plush Jacket, embroidered in Silk and Jet, with Russian Collar of Mink, Vest of Tan Kersey, handsomely lined in Brocade Silk
Velvet Toque, trimmed in Ribbon and Pompon and Aigrettes
Toque of Velvet, with Mink Trimming
Velvet Bonnet, trimmed in Birds and Wings
Jackets and velvet hats
Black Cheviot half lined in Silk, Astrachan Collar and Facings
Black Wool Beaver Jacket, Persian Revere Collar to Waist, Persian binding around Neck, down Front and around Sleeves. Lined throughout. Jet buttons.
Black Ottoman Cloth Jacket, large Revere Collar of Persian. Binding of Persian, trimmed in strips of Persian. Garment lined throughout
Velvet Hat trimmed in Ribbon and Aigrettes
Black Velvet Hat bound in Persian and trimmed in Flowers and Ribbon
Black French Felt Hat faced in Velvet and trimmed in Wings and Birds