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Dressy, but not too dressy: Recommendations for a more casual workplace

Q. I’m a lawyer whose office has always been dressier than most; we never descended to “business-casual.” Of course, these days we’re not as formal as we used to be;

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Cold weather rules for a warm coat

Q. What is the correct length for a good winter coat that is not a long coat?  The down jackets that end at my waist make me look fat .

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The many stages of business casual

Q. What is the correct definition of Business Casual? A. Time was when this was a question with a rather limited answer. But nowadays, the answer has expanded so it

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Dress for success, with your mother-in-law

Q. My 32 year old daughter brought her new boyfriend over to meet me for the first time. I wasn’t prepared for his short, square build . . . or

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A color for all seasons

Q. Do people still not wear white in winter or is that now a thing of the past? A. The truth is that the age-old adage of “not wearing white

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Sock it to me

Q. In this day and age, how important is it that I wear matched socks? My wife seems to think that this is still important, not me, I literally grab,

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50 shades of blue

Q. I have blue eyes and my wife says I should wear a lot of blue shirts. She says they look good on me, but I don’t want to look

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Style for the first impression

Q. My husband thinks that he should show his individual style in interviews – which includes boot shoes rather than dress shoes and (now, with current needs) a bandanna for

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Off-the-rack vs. ready-made vs. custom-made

Q. I am starting a new job and it is a straight-laced company, suits daily and tuxedo for the company Christmas party (probably with black masks this year). I have

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Chambray vs. Denim

Q. You mentioned chambray shirts a couple of times recently. I gather these are what I consider denim shirts, which I always thought were very informal. Are these now acceptable with