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Boutonniere etiquette

Q. I was wondering about boutonnieres. I have always thought it is a fun look, but wonder if it is in style or ever was.  I have two weddings coming up,

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Laundry tips for moving up the business ladder

Q. I just got my first out-of-college job and am hoping to move up the business ladder. I’ll be doing my own laundry and could use some help with that,

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Accessories can make the man . . . or unmake him

Q. My boyfriend wears cufflinks, a gold watch on one wrist, and a silver bracelet on the other. You talked about overdoing accessories, this seems too much; do you agree? A. Yes,

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Want to be James Bond cool? Wear cardigans

Q. Cardigan sweaters are my go-to cold-weather choice. I wear them buttoned up. I’m wondering if there is a way to wear them that looks less nerdy? A. You should

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Tie and suit color combos for formal events

Q. I was attending a funeral, and had a black suit and white shirt but was unclear what tie to wear. I chose a non-descript gray and red pattern. I

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What is ‘less formal?’

Q. I work at a government office and with hybrid work there is a strong possibility our office wear will become less formal. I know that would mean no ties

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If it’s good enough for King Charles, is it good enough for me?

Q. A while back you wrote in answer to a reader’s question that you do not approve of a man’s wearing a pinkie ring. And yet, the new King Charles

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Elegant accessories for men

Q. You have written in the past that the accessories a man wears make a big difference in how well-dressed he is. Are there any specific ones that have more

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White tie and tails vs. white dinner jacket

Q. When is it correct to wear a white dinner jacket?  A. Well, this is definitely NOT the time of year to concern yourself with a white dinner jacket, because it is

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Jackets, once informal, are now dressy

Q. I have a column of yours about summer suits when you said matched  suits are the dressiest and that blazers are next. I thought blazers had their origin with sporting