When the first part of the performance was over, the Owner and Manager of the circus, in a black coat, white knee breeches, and patent leather
boots, presented himself to the public and in a loud, pompous voice made the following announcement:
There was a great gleaming of yellow and patent leather
about the saddle and bridle.
She took off the thick boots in which she had walked thus far, put on her pretty thin ones of patent leather
, and, stuffing the former into the hedge by the gatepost where she might readily find them again, descended the hill; the freshness of colour she had derived from the keen air thinning away in spite of her as she drew near the parsonage.
Here and there a well-known actor passed, elaborately unconscious of the attention he excited: sometimes he wore patent leather
boots, a coat with an astrakhan collar, and carried a silver-knobbed stick; and sometimes, looking as though he had come from a day's shooting, he strolled in knickerbockers, and ulster of Harris tweed, and a tweed hat on the back of his head.
Finally, he sniffed the dead man's lips, and then glanced at the soles of his patent leather
Oh, very simply; black trousers, patent leather
boots, white waistcoat, either a black or blue coat, and a long cravat.
He's got a great black beard, and wears patent leather
boots in all weathers
Among those ancestral people there is a young man, dressed in the very fashion of to-day: he wears a dark frock-coat, almost destitute of skirts, gray pantaloons, gaiter boots of patent leather
, and has a finely wrought gold chain across his breast, and a little silver-headed whalebone stick in his hand.
A blue cap with a patent leather
peak set well at the back of his yellow bush of hair gave him the aspect of a Norwegian sailor bored with the world after a thundering spree.
A flower in his buttonhole, a dazzling silk hat, and patent leather
shoes complete the effect.
I only had three pairs in the world--the new brown, the old black, and the patent leathers
, which I am wearing.
I glanced down at the new patent leathers
which I was wearing.