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Dry clean only when necessary

Q. I cannot afford to send clothes out to the dry cleaners very often. Mostly I use them for completely wrinkled shirts and stained wool suits. Can you tell me

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Knit tie, right tie?

Q. I went recently to a men’s store to buy a black knit tie to replace one that I have worn for some time; it is beginning to show its

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Sports vs. Suits

Q. I hope you can answer my question. Is there a difference between a sports jacket and a suit coat? Can a suit coat be worn as a sports jacket

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Top Ties

Q. It seems ridiculous to spend $100 or even $40 on ties when I need 20 or more and I can find them at 2 for $20. Isn’t the money

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Fashion Week

Q. You have written that you regularly attend Fashion Week in New York, and I just read that it is going on now. What is it like and is it

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Cufflinks for the regular shirt and regular man

Q. I know it isn’t an actual style but would it be entirely wrong to have the cuffs on my regular shirts tailored to put a hole where the button

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The waist, the length and the rise: The details on properly fitted pants

Q. I have a very difficult time getting pants to fit me properly. Pants with 38″ waists are too tight, 40″ too loose, and every pair of pants seems weird

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How short is too short for a pair of shorts?

Q. Currently, what are the shortest length shorts that men should wear. I need a few new pairs but they all seem to extend below the knee, which looks too

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Are Tab Collared Shirts Still Fab

Q. I just came across a shirt from five years back with a snap collar (I think you call it “tab”). Can I still wear it? I haven’t seen anyone else

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Seeking Selections for Seersuckers

Q. You wrote about seersucker suits a few weeks back and I would like to wear less heavy fabric in the summer, but don’t think I would be comfortable in