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What do men need to pack on a short trip?

Q. I am going on a long-weekend trip and I could use some packing advice. I have more and less casual events planned and may use the gym or pool. So,

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Use a top-rated tailor to get a top coat shipshape

Q. I own a cashmere topcoat that was my Dad’s, and that I have never worn. It’s about 20 years old and in perfect condition. Is there a way to

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Look nice, but don’t overdo it

Q. My husband and I read your column regularly, and nearly every week, you help him add another element to the thought process in his morning’s clothing selections. But I’m

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Don’t wear while after Labor Day and other fashion rules

Q. Q. I know the “Do not wear white after Labor Day” rule, but wonder what else exactly I should and shouldn’t wear.  Particularly now in early fall, are there some

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What exactly is “festive attire?”

Q. We just received an invite to an annual New Year’s party with the wording “Festive Attire.” Does that mean I need a tuxedo and bright suspenders or something like

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Questions to ask when considering eliminating clothes from your closet

Q. My spouse is good about, not just storing, but actually getting rid of clothes at the end of the season. This is probably the right time for me to

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What suit is right for me?

Q. For me, and I suspect many other men, wearing suits and casual clothing have switched in recent years. I’m President of a small manufacturing company supplying the government, and barely

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Are pinky rings right for me?

Q. Lois, can you explain to my wife that I should NOT wear a pinky ring? She has her father’s ring that he wore (and I will not mention what field

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Are white rubber-soled shoes okay for dressy occasions?

Q. What kind of shoes work best with fall and winter clothes? I have a somewhat conservative business office, and like go to high end restaurants on weekends. Are my

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Are pleats coming back?

Q. My wife and I were just on vacation in Santa Fe for their 100th Annual Indian Market and were lucky enough to get tickets to a Fashion Show. Like the