Filter:

Q and Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

June 15, 2011

Q And Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

Nik writes: On the menswear blogs I follow, I always see the blue Oxford button-down as the go-to shirt for…

Read More »

Q and Answer: What Color Shoes Should I Wear With a Navy Suit?

June 9, 2011

Q And Answer: What Color Shoes Should I Wear With A Navy Suit?

Peter writes: I was recently given a fantastic vintage navy blue suit from the ‘70s by my father. The only…

Read More »

Q and Answer: Why Are Vintage Ties Short?

June 8, 2011

Q And Answer: Why Are Vintage Ties Short?

Eijah writes to ask: For the second time, I found myself with a vintage tie I’d bought online that was…

Read More »

Q and Answer: How to Clean a Tie

May 26, 2011

Q And Answer: How To Clean A Tie

Norm writes: I recently bought a lovely cornflower blue silk tie. I first wore it about two weeks ago, but…

Read More »

Q and Answer: What About Cheap Ties?

May 24, 2011

Q And Answer: What About Cheap Ties?

Adam writes: You guys always feature really nice, but also really expensive stuff. For ties, you might like to highlight…

Read More »

I need some help finding a durable, comfortable pair of summer shoes

May 18, 2011

I Need Some Help Finding A Durable, Comfortable Pair Of Summer Shoes

I need some help finding a durable, comfortable pair of summer shoes. As to whether they should be fashionable: I…

Read More »

Q and Answer: Should I Wear Non-Iron Shirts?

May 11, 2011

Q And Answer: Should I Wear Non-Iron Shirts?

Shai writes to ask about non-iron shirts: I love the convenience but am not 100% sure what I’m giving up…

Read More »

Q and Answer: What Socks with Plimsoll Sneakers?

April 26, 2011

Q And Answer: What Socks With Plimsoll Sneakers?

Dave asks: I just saw Derek’s post on plimsolls. I picked a pair up for the summer recently and coming…

Read More »

Q and Answer: Of Breasts and Lapel Holes

April 21, 2011

Q And Answer: Of Breasts And Lapel Holes

DT asks: Why do peak lapels sometimes have a hole stitched into both lapels? Why is this never (rarely?) seen…

Read More »

Q and Answer: What’s the best white tee?

April 11, 2011

Q And Answer: What’s The Best White Tee?

D2F asks: Do you have any suggestions for good, long lasting plain white t’s? Most white tees simply won’t last…

Read More »

Q and Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

April 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

DT asks: Is it possible to have wide lapels slimmed? The answer to this question, generally speaking, is yes. That…

Read More »

When going to see a big name orchestra, what is usually appropriate attire? Would a pair of chinos,dress shirt,tie,and blue blazer cut it?

February 20, 2011

When Going To See A Big Name Orchestra, What Is Usually Appropriate Attire? Would A Pair Of Chinos,dress Shirt,tie,and Blue Blazer Cut It?

Generally speaking, black tie for openings, or white tie if you have it and it’s a big city and you’re…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

Q and Answer: What’s the Difference Between Plaid, Tartan and Madras?

February 9, 2011

Q And Answer: What’s The Difference Between Plaid, Tartan And Madras?

Michael asks: I have looked for an explanation of the difference (or relationship) between plaid, madras, and tartan. The results…

Read More »

Q and Answer: Where Can I Find Size 34 Suits?

February 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Where Can I Find Size 34 Suits?

Andy Writes: Size 36 jackets don’t do it for me at all, I feel like a kid trying to look…

Read More »