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Q and Answer: The Matter of Socks

July 2, 2010

Q And Answer: The Matter Of Socks

Jason asks: For years I’ve been buying discount and department store socks and I think I’ve finally hit a critical…

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Simon Crompton in his wedding suit

June 21, 2010

Simon Crompton In His Wedding Suit

How lovely does Simon Crompton, from Permanent Style, look in his wedding suit? This is relatively informal wedding attire for…

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Q and Answer: When can I wear seersucker?

June 2, 2010

Q And Answer: When Can I Wear Seersucker?

Sam writes: I know the traditional advice that one should only wear a seersucker suit after Memorial Day, but I’m…

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Q and Answer: Treating Crotch Blowout

June 1, 2010

Q And Answer: Treating Crotch Blowout

“Crotchless in Chicago” writes:  After watching your excellent episode on denim, I decided to try out your recommendations on wearing…

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Q and Answer: Laundering Dress Shirts

June 1, 2010

Q And Answer: Laundering Dress Shirts

Nick asks: Quick question for you. Since it’s the summer time, my dress shirts usually need washing after one wear…

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Q and Answer: Matching Shoe Colors with Pants Colors

May 24, 2010

Q And Answer: Matching Shoe Colors With Pants Colors

Adam writes: Is it acceptable to wear dark colored slacks with dark brown shoes and a brown belt?  Usually I…

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If Zach can wear proper black tie with a self-tied bow, so can you

May 18, 2010

If Zach Can Wear Proper Black Tie With A Self-tied Bow, So Can You

If Zach can wear proper black tie with a self-tied bow, so can you. (OK, pedants, he’s wearing a black…

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Q and Answer: How do I make too-big shoes fit?

May 18, 2010

Q And Answer: How Do I Make Too-big Shoes Fit?

Peter writes: I recently bought a pair of work boots that are a little too big (actually a lot because…

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Q and Answer: How to Care for a Leather Bag

May 15, 2010

Q And Answer: How To Care For A Leather Bag

An anonymous emailer asks: I’ve got a leather shoulder bag that I use a lot. how should I be maintaining…

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Q and Answer: Pre-Owned Shoes

May 14, 2010

Q And Answer: Pre-Owned Shoes

Aliotsy asks: Where do you draw the line on whether or not a pre-owned shoe is too worn to be…

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Q and Answer: Flip Flops

May 14, 2010

Q And Answer: Flip Flops

Brian writes: Wearing flip-flops is gross and looks childish; I know this, you know this. A lot of people, though,…

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Q and Answer: Short-Sleeved Dress Shirts

April 29, 2010

Q And Answer: Short-Sleeved Dress Shirts

Clifford asks: My new question for you is, what are your thoughts on short sleeve dress shirts for the hotter…

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Q and Answer: Protecting Shoe Soles

April 28, 2010

Q And Answer: Protecting Shoe Soles

A reader writes: I have quite an annoying problem that cause my shoe heals to wear unevenly, favoring the outside…

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Q and Answer: Suede and Water

April 28, 2010

Q And Answer: Suede And Water

Avi writes:  I recently picked up a pair of Clarks Dessert Boots, of the Oakwood Suede variety. Continuing your recent…

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Q and Answer: Can Pleats Be Removed From Pants?

April 26, 2010

Q And Answer: Can Pleats Be Removed From Pants?

James writes: I have two suits that I bought on sale a few years ago.  I still love the fabric…

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