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The key to ironing was putting the thing you want flat under the iron

April 13, 2011

The Key To Ironing Was Putting The Thing You Want Flat Under The Iron

I jokingly remarked on Twitter earlier today that the key to ironing was putting the thing you want flat under…

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Q and Answer: What’s the best white tee?

April 11, 2011

Q And Answer: What’s The Best White Tee?

D2F asks: Do you have any suggestions for good, long lasting plain white t’s? Most white tees simply won’t last…

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Q and Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

April 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

DT asks: Is it possible to have wide lapels slimmed? The answer to this question, generally speaking, is yes. That…

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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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Here’s a thrifting tip - that works at regular stores, too

March 19, 2011

Here’s A Thrifting Tip – That Works At Regular Stores, Too

One sign of a high-quality dress shirt is natural buttons. Plastic buttons are cheaper and more durable than mother of…

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Yellow Baggers

March 16, 2011

Yellow Baggers

If you’re in the New York area, the blog Yellow Baggers offers regular reports on what’s for sale at local…

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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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Using Oxiclean for Stain Removal

February 14, 2011

Using Oxiclean For Stain Removal

In Episode 4 of Put This On, I address using Oxiclean to remove stains – particularly underarm stains. You can…

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Q and Answer: What’s the Difference Between Plaid, Tartan and Madras?

February 9, 2011

Q And Answer: What’s The Difference Between Plaid, Tartan And Madras?

Michael asks: I have looked for an explanation of the difference (or relationship) between plaid, madras, and tartan. The results…

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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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Q and Answer: Where Can I Find Size 34 Suits?

February 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Where Can I Find Size 34 Suits?

Andy Writes: Size 36 jackets don’t do it for me at all, I feel like a kid trying to look…

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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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“Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House,”

January 27, 2011

“Home Comforts: The Art And Science Of Keeping House,”

When I was researching the Q&A for episode four of Put This On, I reached for one of my favorite…

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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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