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Plan Ahead

June 15, 2011

Plan Ahead

Almost every week, I get an email that goes something like this: “I’ve got a (job interview / wedding /…

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Let this photograph serve as a warning to you

May 19, 2011

Let This Photograph Serve As A Warning To You

Let this photograph serve as a warning to you: when you wear “creative black tie,” this is what you look…

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In praise of the black necktie.

April 29, 2011

In Praise Of The Black Necktie.

In praise of the black necktie.

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Controversy is brewing in the UK over outfits

April 19, 2011

Controversy Is Brewing In The UK Over Outfits

Controversy is brewing in the UK over outfits. Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a press release, announcing that he…

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It’s On Sale: Drakes of London Checked Tie

March 29, 2011

It’s On Sale: Drakes Of London Checked Tie

Anybody getting married? £55 from £85 at Drakes

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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…

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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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What to Wear to a Royal Wedding

February 8, 2011

What To Wear To A Royal Wedding

What to Wear to a Royal Wedding

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You don’t need to wear a tuxedo if you’re being married

January 26, 2011

You Don’t Need To Wear A Tuxedo If You’re Being Married

I’ve written extensively on the subject of weddings, but I’ve been getting more emails, so I’ll write it again. You…

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Jes is my boy, but these joints are crazy femme

January 5, 2011

Jes Is My Boy, But These Joints Are Crazy Femme

cbenjamin: Jes is my boy, but these joints are crazy femme.  Seriously, my little sister had Easter shoes that looked…

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Q and Answer: What To Wear To A Funeral?

January 5, 2011

Q And Answer: What To Wear To A Funeral?

DTC asks: Funerals often get mentioned as a slam against the black suit. However, what is appropriate wear for a…

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Morning dress, gentlemen

November 28, 2010

Morning Dress, Gentlemen

youdontmeet: thisfits: Morning dress, gentlemen. We must revive the tradition of wearing this for weddings in America. Who’s with me?…

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Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Bow Tie to a Wedding?

October 27, 2010

Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Bow Tie To A Wedding?

Maria asks: I will be attending a wedding fairly soon and was thinking of wearing a bow-tie instead of a…

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Cary Grant and Sophia Loren

September 24, 2010

Cary Grant And Sophia Loren

hedda-hopper: Cary Grant and Sophia Loren Dress in proper black tie, and perhaps this will happen to you.

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Our friends at Improv Everywhere

September 1, 2010

Our Friends At Improv Everywhere

Our friends at Improv Everywhere dressed for a formal ball, then headed to the beach.  Delightful, as always. Of note:…

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