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Q and Answer: What’s the Difference Between a Suit Jacket and an Odd Jacket or Sportcoat?

July 12, 2010

Q And Answer: What’s The Difference Between A Suit Jacket And An Odd Jacket Or Sportcoat?

Mike from Michigan asks: You shouldn’t wear a suit jacket without its matching pants. I understand the rule, but why?…

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Q and Answer: Wrinkle-Free Shirts?

July 5, 2010

Q And Answer: Wrinkle-Free Shirts?

Dan in Baghdad writes: What is your thought on wrinkle free shirts?  Personally I’m not a big fan:  First, they’re…

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Q and Answer: The Formality of a Rubber Watch Band

July 3, 2010

Q And Answer: The Formality Of A Rubber Watch Band

James asks: I’ve been concerned recently about the occasions on which it is appropriate to wear my current wristwatch. The…

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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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