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The ins and outs of festive black tie

Q. I have a party coming up that has the wording “black-tie/festive attire.” What exactly does that mean? Do I just buy a red bow tie to go with my

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Popular Poplin suits

Q. I wear poplin suits in the summer and early fall because they are lightweight and not easily wrinkled. I have a blue one and a tan one. Over the

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Lapel pin quandary

Q. I have enjoyed your column for years, and hope you can help me with a question. When a man is wearing a patterned shirt, but no sport coat, and

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Choose pin stripes for a bold look

Q. You wrote last week about buying striped suits. I already have a chalk stripe suit, but never know what to wear with it. How do I match shirts and

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Are pin stripes back ‘in?’

Q. While buying a shirt in the men’s department I heard a salesman tell someone that striped suits are back in style. My office is getting more formal, or at

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A Vest for Life

Q. My business-casual office is over air-conditioned, but outside it’s particularly warm most of the year and I don’t want to bring extra clothes with me each day that I’d

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The professional tie look

Q. I have recently graduated from medical school and am now a pediatric resident. I like to wear a tie, especially because it accents that I’m the doctor (to parents

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Fashion Week

Q. I saw a clip on the news about Fashion Week in New York and some camp theme or something. I remember you wrote interesting information last year about Fashion

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Pushing all the right buttons

Q. Can you tell me which button I’m supposed to button on the cuffs of my shirts? I would think it would be the inside one so that the outside

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Proper wedding attire

Q. We’re planning our wedding next June, and my fiancee is trying to decide whether to go with a tuxedo or a suit. Depending upon the store, all the salesmen