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Use color to add pizzazz to drab

Q. I realize that when you wrote recently about black velvet or corduroy jackets you were  not a fan, but I’m trying to find something to make my clothing more interesting. My

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Fancy shoe options for sore, fussy feet

Q. I’ve increasingly had issues with my feet and wonder about whether it comes from my wearing the same shoes to work most days and whether I have other options.

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Some flaunt fashion tradition, can you get away with it?

Q. I watched an episode of Saturday Night Live and could not believe my eyes – Taylor Swift’s football player boyfriend was hosting. His suit baffled  me. I did not even

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How to look good without overdoing it

Q. During most of my business life, I dressed rather formally, primarily in suits and blazers, and I thought of myself as a guy who knew a thing or two

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When to wear a black velvet jacket

Q. Given that Coach Cowher, of the CBS NFL Today Team of broadcasters, was wearing a black velvet blazer at the Superbowl, seen by hundreds of millions, is that a

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Laundry tips for longer lasting clothes

Q. I know you wrote that men’s proportions change over time, even when they don’t specifically gain weight. I wonder if that is why some of my clothes are tighter

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A bit of ingenuity and some careful planning can lead you to a good fitting shirt

Q. I am a size smaller than most men and need a source for shirts that are 13.5” neck and 33” sleeve. Can you tell me where these could be

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Clothing choices for the thin man

Q. You write that older men who put on weight need to adjust their clothing, but what about thinner men? I have a bit of a belly, but otherwise I’m

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Choosing a dressier coat for form and fashion

Q. It’s late in the season to buy a winter coat, but mine isn’t cutting it. I just came back from a trip to Paris, where it was freezing, and

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Why are my cotton shirts shrinking? Tips and tricks for proper shirt ownership

Q. I have been upgrading my wardrobe and have decided to go with your suggestion of all-cotton shirts. But I find that they shrink and don’t fit after a couple