Fashion notes from October of 1891

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 coats, toques and velvet hats


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

Jackets and velvet hats


Tight-fitting jackets
  • Tight-fitting Jacket, China Seal Body, Persian Lamb Sleeves
  • Tight-fitting Persian Lamb Jacket
  • Tight-fitting Jacket, Alaska Seal

Tight-fitting jackets

 

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Capes and trimmed hats
  • Cape, China Seal Body, Astra-chan “Moire” Shoulders
  • Cape, China Seal
  • Cape, China Seal Body, Persian Lamb Shoulders
  • 309: French Felt Hat, Ribbon trimmed and Feathers
  • 310: Black Velvet Hat, Rim of Ribbon trimmed in Feathers and Persian
  • 311: Toque of Velvet, with Persian and Fancy Feathers

Capes and trimmed hats


Fancy cloaks
  • Opera Cloak in Light Drab Cheviot, lined throughout in Brocade Silk, Waist embroidered in Self-color, Light Brown, Moufflon Fur Collar, around Bottom two rows and each Side of Front
  • Navy Blue Velvet Cloak, embroidered in Navy Blue Jet Beads and trimmed in Fringe and Cords to match
  • Black Velvet Cloak, Fan Scalloped Skirt and Cape, each Panel with handsome Jet Ornament and Black Ostrich Feather Edging around each Panel, Black Ostrich Tip Collar, Extra Quality Velvet

Fancy cloaks


Suits and cloak, felt hats
  • Suit made of Bedford Cord, trimmed in Mink around Bottom of Skirt, embroidered Sleeves, any color cloth, Silk lined
  • Opera Cloak in Bedford Cord, light Yellow, Pearl or Pink, the front and Yoke embroidered and trimmed in Mink Fur, lined in Silk to match
  • Suit made of Bedford Cord, Brown, Black, Tan, Grey or Drab, trimmed in Mink Fur Tails and Braiding, lined in Silk
  • Felt Hat, trimmed in Mink and Ribbon
  • Felt Hat, trimmed in Velvet Ribbon Loops and Feathers

Suits and cloak, felt hats


Opera wrap and capes
  • Cloth Opera Wrap, embroidered in Gold and Turquoise, Silk lined throughout
  • Green, Tan, Brown or Black Kersey Cape, trimmed in Mink Fur Polka Dots, Mink Medici Collar and Binding down front, lined in Silk
  • Seal Plush Cape, embroidered in Jet
  • 325: Velvet Bonnet, trimmed in Mink fur and Pins

Opera wrap and capes


Jackets and capes, velvet hats
  • Tan Camel’s Hair Cloth Jacket, embroidered in Colors down Front and Pocket, Laps and Cuffs, Brown Bear trimming, lined throughout
  • Green, Black or Tan Kersey Cape, trimmed in Mink Fur Polka Dots, lined throughout
  • Seal Plush Cape, embroidered in Jet, lined throughout
  • Toque of Velvet, trimmed in Ostrich Feathers
  • Velvet Bonnet, trimmed in Mink

Jackets and capes, velvet hats


Jackets and coats – velvet hats
  • Tan Camel’s Hair Cloth Jacket, lined throughout with Plaid Silk, Seal Plush Sleeves. Trimmed all over with Beaver Fur Dots
  • Tan Kersey Coat, Velvet Reveres and binding on Collar and Cuffs, also in Black, Navy Blue and Grey, lined throughout in Brocade Silk
  • Black Ottoman Cloth Jacket, Sleeves and Yoke embroidered in Jet and Silk, Persian Fur Reveres. Garment lined throughout
  • Velvet Bonnet, trimmed in Wings and Fancy Pin
  • Velvet Toque, trimmed in Feathers
  • Black Velvet Hat, bound in Persian and trimmed with Pompon

Jackets and coats - velvet hats


Jackets and a coat, plus felt hats and a velvet toque
  • 131: Jacket, Tan, Grey, Green or Black Kersey, scalloped, double row stitching, lined throughout in Plaid Silk
  • 132: Coat, in Tan, Black or Navy Blue Kersey, Sleeves trimmed in Mink Dots, Mink Collar, with Tails
  • 133: Black or Tan Cheviot Jacket, Mink Sleeves and Collar, lined throughout in Silk
  • Fine French Felt Hat, trimmed in Velvet and Flowers
  • Velvet Toque, trimmed in Mink Fur and Feathers
  • Felt Hat, trimmed with Mink, Feathers and Velvet

Jackets and a coat, plus felt hats and a velvet toque


Coats and other winter clothing
  • Reefer, China seal
  • Three-quarter Eng’l Walking Coat, Alaska Seal
  • Newmarket, Alaska Seal

Coats and other winter clothing


Other fall and winter jackets, coats, capes and more
  • China seal, dark mink shoulders
  • China Seal
  • Black Persian

China seal, dark mink shoulders

Other fall and winter jackets, coats, capes and more


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Source publication: Catalogue: Fall and winter 1891, by Deutsch & Co. (New York, N.Y.)

Filed under: 1890s, Beauty & fashion, Drawings & illustrations, For women

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