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What shirt is this?

Q. I have a few of those shirts with two different patterns. There is the main pattern that you always see, and another one that only shows when you open

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Modern suit fashions

Q. 15 years ago I was required to dress rather formally for business. Then I went to a business casual office (polos and chinos), and that is what I have

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Gold glasses, silver jewelry clash

Q. Can gold-framed glasses be worn with silver jewelry or silver belt buckles? How much of an issue is non-matching? A. While there are not many elements of men clothing

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Don’t overreact to being overdressed

Q. Fairly often I go to events and discover I am overdressed. I’d rather not risk being underdressed, so can you suggest solutions besides just staying in my suit, shirt,

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If the pants fit…

Q. I have a difficult time getting pants to fit me properly since I have a 37-inch waist. I have to buy the next size larger — 38-inch — and

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Awesome shoes, but what about that belt

Q. I like to wear somewhat stylish (well, at least non-standard) shoes with my clothes and I’m never sure about belt choices. I have a pair of brown and blue

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Blazers vs. Suits

Q. Can I wear blazers with trousers of the same color (when they are not suits)? I have two black blazers, one new and fashionably cut and one somewhat older

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How much is too much?

Q. In your recent column on washing white T-shirts, you did not say how much bleach to put in a load. My wife passed away, so I am learning. Please

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Don’t sweat sweaters at the office

Q. I get cold easily and the thin windows in my office do not help, so I often wear sweaters to my fairly formal work. Sweaters are standard for many

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Button-down the hatches

Q. I am wondering about button-down shirts and confused about whether they are appropriate to wear for dress and business. I wear my button-downs for all business and dress occasions