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Q and Answer: What Should I Get for My Second Pair of Dress Trousers?

March 1, 2012

Q And Answer: What Should I Get For My Second Pair Of Dress Trousers?

Chris writes: I mostly wear jeans and chinos, but I’m slowly working my way towards a more work-appropriate wardrobe. As such,…

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The Black Tie Shoe That’s Good For Something Else

February 23, 2012

The Black Tie Shoe That’s Good For Something Else

Kent Wang just announced a new shoe, a black plain toe balmoral (pictured to the left, above). In keeping with…

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Q and Answer: The Partially-Lined Blazer

February 9, 2012

Q And Answer: The Partially-Lined Blazer

Layton writes: I recently bought a Paul Stuart tweed blazer on eBay. I’m happy with the way it looks on…

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Go Easy on the Wax

February 8, 2012

Go Easy On The Wax

I recently bought a new pair of Crockett and Jones Belgraves from a seller I found online. I was able…

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Strategic Frugality

February 6, 2012

Strategic Frugality

If you’re just starting to build a better wardrobe, funds can be limited, so it’s good to know where you…

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Q and Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars and Cuffs?

February 6, 2012

Q And Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars And Cuffs?

David asks: I do a lot of thrifting button-down shirts. Sometimes I’ll get attached to a shirt even if it’s…

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Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

February 1, 2012

Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

When you’re shopping for clothes, there are probably a dozen or more variables to consider before you make a purchase….

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Q and Answer: What Kind of Shoes are Best for Snowy Days?

January 5, 2012

Q And Answer: What Kind Of Shoes Are Best For Snowy Days?

David asks: Is it OK to wear leather soled shoes through the snow, or should I really get Dainite? If you’re…

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I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening

December 25, 2011

I Once Wore Black Tie To A “gala” Theater Opening

I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening, and literally four different people asked if my wife and…

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Q and Answer: What Size Overcoat Should I Wear?

December 20, 2011

Q And Answer: What Size Overcoat Should I Wear?

William asks: If I wear a 38 regular blazer, what size overcoat should I be looking for? You should look…

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Q and Answer: How Formal Are Bow Ties?

December 13, 2011

Q And Answer: How Formal Are Bow Ties?

Ken asks: Is a bow tie more, less, or equally as formal as a long tie, or does formality depend…

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Q and Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

November 29, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

Matt writes to ask: Can you suggest a kit or supply chest for shoe care products? Ethan Desu once wrote something…

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Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie

November 29, 2011

Vox Sartoria Takes On The Issue Of Formal Pumps With Black Tie

Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie. I’ve worn both oxfords and pumps with black…

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Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Tie and a Button-Down Collar?

November 28, 2011

Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Tie And A Button-Down Collar?

Matthew asks: I’ll often wear a knit tie with a button-down collar.  I figure, a casual tie for a casual…

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Q and Answer: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

November 14, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

Brett writes to ask: I have a pair of suede plain-toe bluchers coming from Alden.  What do you do, if…

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