THE NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS MAGAZINE, VOLUME 5, ISSUE 4 (AUGUST 1, 1930)
Icy southerlies demand attention from the office girl who has to sally forth to the “scene of action,” wet or fine; for her the weather becomes not merely a useful topic of conversation, but something to be studied carefully. She nearly always has a snug little beret to pull on-comfortable, warm and “chic”–heavy serviceable shoes (perhaps even gum boots), and woollen stockings. But all too often she spoils the effect of her “rough weather” outfit by wearing a good velour coat with fur collar and cuffs—decidedly unfitted for the rain. It has been said that the English girl (and why not her N.Z. sister) looks most attractive
in tweeds. Certainly nothing is smarter or more useful. So make your self a “sporty” rather masculine coat as quickly as you can. You won't find it hard, and there are still three months when you will be really glad to have it.
The coat in the illustration is made from New Zealand tweed, and the whole thing won't cost you £2. Notice the large, useful collar, and the simple, severe cut, with inverted pleat and belt. Patterns are to be had, similar to this, everywhere.