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Q and Answer: Where’s My Waist? Where Should My Jacket Button?

June 5, 2014

Q And Answer: Where’s My Waist? Where Should My Jacket Button?

Wyatt asks: I’ve heard said both on your blog and elsewhere that a jacket should button at one’s natural waist…

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The Knockabout Cotton Suit

May 29, 2014

The Knockabout Cotton Suit

The poor cotton suit doesn’t get much love in men’s clothing. That’s because the material is considered too cheap to…

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The Very Versatile Casual Suit

April 28, 2014

The Very Versatile Casual Suit

I love suits, but being that I don’t work in law or finance, don’t live on the East Coast, and…

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Your Suit in the Bathroom

April 23, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Hang Your Suit In The Bathroom

There’s a “trick” that often gets passed around on blogs and through magazines for how to get the wrinkles out…

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Q & Answer: Fixing Holes or Tears in Tailored Clothing

March 31, 2014

Q & Answer: Fixing Holes Or Tears In Tailored Clothing

Craig asks: I recently developed a small tear on the right side of my suit pants, and the place that made…

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Prenuptial Prep Work

March 7, 2014

Prenuptial Prep Work

If you’re going to a wedding this summer–June is the most popular month for weddings–you probably already know. Etiquette says…

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<em>The New Yorker</em>’s Photo Booth blog

December 24, 2013

The New Yorker’s Photo Booth Blog

From The New Yorker’s Photo Booth blog: March 16, 1960. This suit built by the Republic Aviation Corporation solved the…

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It’s on Sale: Luigi Bianchi Mantova

November 6, 2013

It’s On Sale: Luigi Bianchi Mantova

The Luigi Bianchi Mantova family of tailored brands (including, in order of formality and structure, Luigi Bianchi Mantova, L.B.M. 1911,…

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Q & Answer: Should My Double-Breasted Jacket Be Buttoned When I Sit?

November 4, 2013

Q & Answer: Should My Double-Breasted Jacket Be Buttoned When I Sit?

Charles asks: I was curious about the etiquette of sitting down in a double-breasted suit jacket or sport coat.  Is…

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Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Suit Without A Tie?

October 30, 2013

Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Suit Without A Tie?

John asks: I work for a large multinational company. I see a lot of management, including C-level execs, wearing jackets…

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I had a live taping of my public radio show, Bullseye, Friday night in Pasadena

October 28, 2013

I Had A Live Taping Of My Public Radio Show, Bullseye, Friday Night In Pasadena

I had a live taping of my public radio show, Bullseye, Friday night in Pasadena. My wife gave birth that…

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Let’s face it: I’m sixty-two years old, gray-haired and paunchy

October 24, 2013

Let’s Face It: I’m Sixty-two Years Old, Gray-haired And Paunchy

Let’s face it: I’m sixty-two years old, gray-haired and paunchy. Wearing a suit makes me look as good as I…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part One)

October 23, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part One)

Far and away, the most common question I get in my inbox is: “Where should I go to buy a…

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EFFECTIVE suit style

October 21, 2013

EFFECTIVE Suit Style

EFFECTIVE suit style via The New Yorker’s Currency blog, which recently highlighted ads targeting the high earners of the 1920s….

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Real People: Gray for leisure

August 7, 2013

Real People: Gray For Leisure

The iron-fisted enforcement of business casual office dress codes means many of us wear suits mostly for non-work occasions, if…

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