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Q and Answer: Collar Stays

January 27, 2011

Q And Answer: Collar Stays

Yama asks: I’ve been getting frustrated with the plastic collar stays that come with most of my shirts. I see…

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Q and Answer: What Rules Do You Break?

January 10, 2011

Q And Answer: What Rules Do You Break?

Kevin writes: I enjoy your posts on PTO, especially those that have to do with the rules and conventions of…

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Q and Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

January 5, 2011

Q And Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

Trevor asks: Can you outline what kind of watches are appropriate for what occasions?  Surely everything comes down to preference…

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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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Q and Answer: Why are there two buttons on my cuff?

January 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Why Are There Two Buttons On My Cuff?

Alejandro writes: What’s the deal with the extra button on shirt cuffs? I’d always assumed that it was so people…

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Q and Answer: Converting European Sizes to American Sizes for Jackets and Pants

December 23, 2010

Q And Answer: Converting European Sizes To American Sizes For Jackets And Pants

Ryan asks: Why in the hell are US sizes always exactly 10 under the Euro size. Is that totally arbitrary?…

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Good, Fast, Cheap, Pick Two

December 5, 2010

Good, Fast, Cheap, Pick Two

John writes: I’m trying to transition to better, more interesting clothing, but when I double-check the internets regarding whether something…

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Q and Answer: What Sweaters With What Shirts?

November 23, 2010

Q And Answer: What Sweaters With What Shirts?

Jason asks: What are the rules re: sweaters and vnecks and wearing shirts underneath them again? V-necks = no collars….

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Q and Answer: How Do I Remove Sweater Pilling?

November 19, 2010

Q And Answer: How Do I Remove Sweater Pilling?

Andrew asks: I have a couple of cashmere sweaters that I wear on a fairly regular basis. I’ve typically sent…

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Q and Answer: Should You Get It At Ross?

November 4, 2010

Q And Answer: Should You Get It At Ross?

Dieter asks: How do you feel about off-price stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross?  Is it worth the effort?…

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Q and Answer: What’s a Country of Origin Worth?

November 2, 2010

Q And Answer: What’s A Country Of Origin Worth?

Greg writes to ask: I was wondering if you could help with county of origin labels. Notably, is there a…

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Q and Answer: Where Do I Put My Cell Phone?

November 1, 2010

Q And Answer: Where Do I Put My Cell Phone?

Eric writes: I’m always in a quandary about what to do with my cell phone.  Other sites say to never…

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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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Q and Answer: Corduroy Critters

October 24, 2010

Q And Answer: Corduroy Critters

Andy from Minneapolis asks: How should I approach embroidered corduroys?  Are they just for kids? Embroidered corduroys, like their cousin,…

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Q and Answer: Bed Bugs and Vintage Clothing

October 24, 2010

Q And Answer: Bed Bugs And Vintage Clothing

Zachary asks:  I live in New York, and you may have heard we’re having a bit of a bed bug…

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