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Transitioning out of Dress Codes Altogether

March 22, 2018

Transitioning Out Of Dress Codes Altogether

I’ve always paid attention to what I wear — I specifically remember the floral tie and pegged pants I wore…

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Dressing for a Life in Academia

September 1, 2017

Dressing For A Life In Academia

Shahidha Bari has a nice article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how to dress for academia. There’s a…

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Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

July 5, 2017

Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

London’s Harrod’s has a reputation for selling almost absurd–OK just absurd–luxury goods to the richiest of the rich, and for…

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Undressing the Dress Code

June 29, 2017

Undressing The Dress Code

Vice has an interesting article today on the evolution of dress codes. One of the points they touch on is…

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The End of Office Dress Codes?

May 26, 2016

The End Of Office Dress Codes?

The New York Times had an interesting article yesterday on the end – or at least the slow death –…

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Bike Commuting and Style—Mutually Exclusive?

May 19, 2016

Bike Commuting And Style—Mutually Exclusive?

On a recent rush hour drive to Reagan National Airport, I followed Google Maps’ recommended route through DC, which the…

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Q & Answer: What Is Casual Elegant Wedding Attire?

June 27, 2015

Q & Answer: What Is Casual Elegant Wedding Attire?

Wes asks: I have an outdoor wedding to attend tomorrow evening, 7:30 PM, on a farm back home.The wedding invitation says…

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Worse Than Business Casual? A Shirtsleeves Operation

May 5, 2015

Worse Than Business Casual? A Shirtsleeves Operation

***Potential Mad Men spoilers ahead*** Over its 8-year run, AMC’s Mad Men has wielded its considerable sartorial influence mostly through…

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Real People: Dress Codes

April 3, 2015

Real People: Dress Codes

The New York Times has an interesting piece on the style of men who work at Conde Nast, the magazine…

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The Beginning of the End of Government Suits?

August 22, 2014

The Beginning Of The End Of Government Suits?

Despite my advice in yesterday’s post, sometimes you can wear whatever the hell you want to a job interview. Wired calls…

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A page out of a 1960s dress code book for high school students

November 3, 2012

A Page Out Of A 1960s Dress Code Book For High School Students

Above: A page out of a 1960s dress code book for high school students. Found via Threaded, who has an…

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Q and Answer: What Is Cocktail Attire?

February 17, 2011

Q And Answer: What Is Cocktail Attire?

Kyle writes: When one is instructed to wear cocktail attire, what is appropriate? Cocktail attire doesn’t have a strict definition…

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