(Mrs. John Wilson)AFTERNOON CALLS. These should be made betweenthree and half-past five, and if possible onregular at home days.In making an afternoon call a man shouldwear the regulation afternoon dress.DRESS--MEN. Afternoon dress consists of adouble-breasted frock coat of dark material,and waistcoat, either single or double-breasted, of same, or of some fancy materialof late design. The trousers should be oflight color, avoiding of course extremes inpatterns.White or delicate color linen shirts shouldbe worn, patent leather shoes, silk hat andundressed kid gloves of dark color.Afternoon dress is worn at weddings, afternoonteas, receptions, garden parties, luncheons,church funerals, and at all afternoonfunctions.See also EVENING DRESS--MEN. MORNINGDRESS--MEN.AFTERNOON RECEPTIONS. See AFTERNOON TEAS.GIVEN BY BACHELORS, See BACHELORS' TEAS.AFTERNOON TEAS (FORMAL). These are very successfulas a rule, due perhaps to their small expenseand few exactions, and are given withmany purposes: to introduce young womeninto society, to allow a hostess to entertain anumber of her friends, to honor some womanof note, etc.A formal afternoon tea is one for whichcards have been issued, naming set date.Awnings and carpet should be providedfrom curb to house. A man should be stationedat the curb to open carriage doors andcall them when the guests leave, and anotherAfrican Teas man should be in attendance at thefront door to open it the moment a guest appearsat the top step and to direct him to the dressing-room.