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Q and Answer: What is the meaning of numbered fabrics?

June 22, 2011

Q And Answer: What Is The Meaning Of Numbered Fabrics?

An anonymous reader asks: Would you briefly explain the meaning of numbered fabrics (like super 150’s, 120’s, etc)? I’ve never seen…

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Hanging to dry is better for your shirts <em>and</em> better for mother nature

June 21, 2011

Hanging To Dry Is Better For Your Shirts and Better For Mother Nature

Hanging to dry is better for your shirts and better for mother nature. If you have a backyard, take advantage…

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Q and Answer: A Striped Jacket with Odd Trousers?

June 18, 2011

Q And Answer: A Striped Jacket With Odd Trousers?

Adam asks: In one of my best thrifting trips yet, I snagged a Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece suit jacket for…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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University of Illinois Extensions' Stain Solutions

May 12, 2011

University Of Illinois Extensions’ Stain Solutions

I was reading the Wall Street Journal’s article on underarm sweat stains and came across this excerpt The University of Illinois Extension…

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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…

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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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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…

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