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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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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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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: 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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