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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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Charlie & Co

August 23, 2010

Charlie & Co

charlietodd: (photo by Ari Scott) I spent the day at the beach yesterday with a few hundred other folks in…

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Q and Answer: Choosing an Engagement Ring

August 17, 2010

Q And Answer: Choosing An Engagement Ring

A reader (whose name will not be disclosed for obvious reasons) writes: I understand that Put This On is primarily…

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David Mitchell on black tie

August 14, 2010

David Mitchell On Black Tie

Let’s try this again.  David Mitchell on black tie. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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The great advantages of black tie

August 11, 2010

The Great Advantages Of Black Tie

The always-charming David Mitchell on the great advantages of black tie. (Thanks, Richard.) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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STYLE CELEBRITIES: THEY’RE JUST LIKE YOU!

August 1, 2010

STYLE CELEBRITIES: THEY’RE JUST LIKE YOU!

THEIR MOMS HAVE GARDENS. THEY GO TO WEDDINGS. THEIR WIFE INSISTS THEY TAKE A PICTURE OF THEIR OUTFIT BECAUSE THEY…

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