To be able to protect his garments from dirt and shoe polish Jarvis will wear protective sleeves and an apron when doing the shoes and boots; the Morning Coat on the hanger nearby.
One could buy one's shoe polish or make it following the old recipe from Mrs. Beeton in her 1861 Book of Household Management.
|My man Jarvis takes charge; attending to the shoes|
|Mrs. Beeton's book is gem of good advice|
|Protective sleeves made from an old shirt. On the inside reinforced with a layer of waterproof material|