at home on the range. A shiny,
licorice-black leather, they're
embellished with twining grape
leaves in royal purple. On another
pair, stylized circus-bright
carousel designs are worked into
the leather. On still another the
"Gone With The Wind" boot
you'll see images of Clark Gable
as Rhett Butler.
More news in shoes includes
an interest in the pointed-toe
look, according to Larry Ochs,
owner of The Next Step in West
Bloomfield. "It's a very sleek,
clean-looking shoe. White, flat
boots look good, and white looks
to be the new neutral for fall."
According to Stan Zerman,
owner of Sandilar and Sandilar
Too, in Applegate, "Shoes with a
Chanel influence are very
popular." He describes the shoes
as having a Chanel tip, with a
contrasting color, and chain
ornaments. "Metallics are very
strong, and pewter seems to be
the big color," he adds.
Short, lace-up boots are part of
the chic safari look growing in
popularity, says Stephen Scott,
general manager at Zodiac in
Birmingham. He also sees what
he calls "man-tailored" shoes.
"They're something like chukka
boots, but more fashionable."
Scott says he's noticing much
more color this fall than last.
Along with the metallics, mustard
yellow appears promising, he
says, but is still a definite
Gloves may be taking on new
importance. At Baggit, Woolman
sees them as "a little dressier"
this year. Usually in two-button
and four-button length, they're
often accented with cutouts or
made of embossed leathers. At
Ylang-Ylang, some typify this
year's "fun, but elegant" mood in
fashion. In black, the gloves are
made of cashmere, and accented
in whimsical, pink and black
To complete the look for fall
`86, watch for hosiery a bit less
sheer than last fall's, especially
for daywear, and with longer
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