|The top garment of formal occasions, the Inverness Cape, is easily donned or doffed, being loose fitting and graceful in hang.|
When to Wear Them
The White Lawn Cravat—Always upon occasions when the swallowtail is worn.
The High Silk Hat—Always with the double breasted frock coat and swallowtail. It is apropos also with the frock cut away coat.
Gloves—At all times en promenade, especially when walking. The glove is also to be informally worn on every clear, cool day in the year.
The Inverness Cape—At night over the dress suit. The top garment of formal occasions, it is easily donned or doffed, being loose fitting and graceful in hang.
The Full Dress Coat—From 6 p. m.—being the earliest dinner hour—just so long into the next day as the festivities continue. It is the impregnable and inexorable garment of fashionable times.
The Cane —Not during business hours nor with evening dress. In point of etiquette, the cane is essentially an adjunct of outdoor exercise, and can have no application with the more formal functions of social life. —Clothier and Furnisher, 1892
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