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Laws of Linen

Q. I can never achieve the same look it had when I first purchased my linen suit, as I can for my cotton and wool clothing. How much wrinkling is acceptable in

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Shoes can make a first impression

Q. I was out last evening to dinner with a rather successful friend of mine who was in town from his international work, and he had a reaction that concerned

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How to send a clear message with your biz wardrobe

Q. I’m graduating from business school and am hoping you can give me a suggestion on how to look professional and still feel like myself.  I recognize that in most

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Sock it to me: When to and not to wear socks

Q. I was at a cocktail party last night and nearly every man was dressed without socks. It was warm and they were generally more “fashion forward” than I am, but

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Proper cane use can still be stylish

Q. I need a cane and will need one for the foreseeable future. I’m not pretending that I don’t have one, but I’d rather have one that looks more stylish and

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Rules for wearing the classic vest

Q. Are suit vests still something one wears? If so, do they just come matching the fabric of the suit’s trousers and jacket, or are there more interesting options?  A. There

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Buy quality clothing, even when bargain shopping

Q. You wrote about finding quality clothing affordably at a thrift shop, and I’m wondering about a few shirts I picked up. They had 3 white shirts in my size by

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Finding a suit-able shirt

Q. Most of the business shirts I have do not seem quite professional enough to wear with a suit or sport coat. What do I need to look for to

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Clothing colors can make you stand out, in a good way

Q. I recently noticed how good my boss looks in certain shirts and I think this is exactly your point when you write about choosing clothes based on coloring. He wears

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Big tips for the short man

Q. I am only five feet five in height. I know there are some shoes I can buy called “elevator shoes,” but I don’t know much about them and am