Putting on gloves — it’s as simple as can be. Or is it? Back in 1920, the task was apparently nuanced enough to require a proper etiquette lesson, and on April 6 of that year, WWD published a front-page article titled, “Right and Wrong Way of Putting on Gloves.” The story, which included illustrated instructions, detailed the correct method as inserting fingers first, gradually fitting each one, and entering the thumb last. The wrong way? Inserting fingers and thumbs concurrently. Hand etiquette covered, WWD later moved on to footwear, with a how-to story for putting on shoes appearing on Aug. 2, 1920. And now, some 90 years later, hats are in the spotlight. Stay tuned for proper scarf training.

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