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Q and Answer: Are Suspenders Acceptable?

December 18, 2009

Q And Answer: Are Suspenders Acceptable?

Lars writes: So, here’s my question.  I’m interviewing for a medical residency (the bit of education after you graduate medical…

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Q and Answer: Best Way to Clean Dress Shirts?

December 17, 2009

Q And Answer: Best Way To Clean Dress Shirts?

Jacob from LA writes to us: While I understand a good deal about the care of my New Standards, shirts…

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Q and Answer: Paul got some new boots and asks:

December 16, 2009

Q And Answer: Paul Got Some New Boots And Asks:

I just got a new pair of “vintage” work boots and I’m wondering how I should go about maintaining them….

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Q and Answer: How to Wear Dress Shirts with Knitwear?

December 15, 2009

Q And Answer: How To Wear Dress Shirts With Knitwear?

Aaron writes to ask us: How does one go about layering dress shirts with sweaters? I’ve worn polo and dress…

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Q & Answer: How to do Business Casual?

December 14, 2009

Q & Answer: How To Do Business Casual?

Tyson writes: I try to present myself well at work.  I iron my shirts, shine my shoes, and try to…

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Q and Answer: Finding Stylish Motorcycle Boots

December 11, 2009

Q And Answer: Finding Stylish Motorcycle Boots

Wes writes: First, thank you very much for your website. I am a 31 year old Assistant Principal at a…

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Q and Answer: Are Expensive Ties Worth It?

December 10, 2009

Q And Answer: Are Expensive Ties Worth It?

Ian writes: You recently posted about a $60 tie. My immediate thought when I saw it (and whenever I see…

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Q and Answer: How to Extend the Life of Your Shoes

December 9, 2009

Q And Answer: How To Extend The Life Of Your Shoes

John from Arlington asks us: I wear through the (leather) soles of my dress shoes at an alarming rate. What…

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Guest Q and Answer: Will Boehlke on the Drape Cut

December 7, 2009

Guest Q And Answer: Will Boehlke On The Drape Cut

Gray writes: I wanted to buy a suit in the style of Cary Grant in Holiday in Rome – I…

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What to look for when you’re buying cashmere

December 4, 2009

What To Look For When You’re Buying Cashmere

The Economist has an excellent summary of what to look for when you’re buying cashmere.  In the past 15 years,…

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Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

November 30, 2009

Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

(me and my mom, 1981) My mom’s current (modest) salary, as a Junior College professor, is the most she’s made…

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Q and Answer: What's With the Weird Buttoning System on Men's Trousers?

November 24, 2009

Q And Answer: What’s With The Weird Buttoning System On Men’s Trousers?

Abby writes from snowy Canada: my boyfriend bought a vintage ralph lauren tweed suit on ebay but only the jacket…

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Q and Answer: Brass or Horn Buttons on a Navy Sport Coat?

November 23, 2009

Q And Answer: Brass Or Horn Buttons On A Navy Sport Coat?

Jordan writes: I just bought a navy blue blazer from a thrift store.  The blazer came with old brass buttons…

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Q and Answer: What to Wear in College?

November 19, 2009

Q And Answer: What To Wear In College?

Sam writes: Having (relatively) recently graduated high school, I have decided that I have crossed the threshold into adulthood, and…

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Clothes for the Differently-bodied Man

November 19, 2009

Clothes For The Differently-bodied Man

We get quite a bit of mail from men of unconventional stature asking us where to go and what to…

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