A Lady is Known
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That “a lady is known by her gloves and her boots” has passed into a proverb, so any carelessness or untidiness in these important details will place her “beyond the pale.” Whether she has a maid or is her own tirewoman, no neglect in the care of the small belongings of dress is tolerated.
Correct Social Usage: A Course of Instruction in Good Form, Style and Deportment
The New York Society of Self-Culture, 1907
I’m not going to judge your boots (given the state of my own, I have no room to talk). But I do think there’s something to be said for a charming pair of gloves.
These will do quite nicely. The richly textured cuff looks much harder than it is, and the plain stockinette hand is both quick to work and supremely comfortable. You’ll have a pair (or maybe several) finished in no time.