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How to treat the outdated pleat

Q. I have to go to a wedding and the only appropriate suit I have has pleated trousers. I neither can afford nor want to buy a suit just for

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The silk jacket

Q. At my local thrift store there is a jacket that looked particularly good and fit me perfectly, but then I saw that it was made of silk (in a

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Collar stays are here to stay

Q. Your recent button-down collar shirt column was a lovely piece for a boy from Little Rock who arrived at Yale without having seen a “button down,” but adjusted as

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Check your Chinos for the correct fit

Q. It seems like the leading stores are showing models and mannequins dressed with disco era tightness. What is the correct way trousers should fit today?  A. Even though men’s

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Seeing the benefits of the seersucker suit

Q. I like seersucker. I’m thinking about getting a seersucker jacket, but I’m not interested in a whole suit. Is that something that is appropriate on its own? A. Yes,

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The low down on the button-down

Q. In a recent question, you referred to “ button-down shirts.”  I am not exactly sure what kind of shirts you meant.                                                                                                     A. This is one of several men’s clothing terms

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A short sleeved dress shirt? Really?

Q. I received an email from Brooks Brothers showing short sleeve dress shirts. I didn’t think those were dress shirts. When are they right to wear? A. I am tempted

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Make a splash with the right pair of swim trunks

Q. Our pool club is closed this summer and luckily I’ve been invited to swim in my neighbor’s pool. He is always in fashion and all I have to wear

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Storage tips for off-season clothes

Q. I’ve heard that I should store my clothing after seasons, but never bothered before. Now that I have the time, what are the basics I should know? A. Many of

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The perfect Father’s Day gift

Q. This will be my husband’s first Father’s Day with our son not creating a present in school. He will definitely make him a card, but otherwise he and I