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If the shoe fits….

Q. I am a reader of your excellent column on men’s fashion. I “used” to be a fan of Allen Edmonds shoes. That changed when I sent a not-particularly beat-up

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Cool Shirts in Warm Weather

Q. Finally, I’m returning to the office, and, of course, it is an average 90 degrees for the week. I’m dosing up heavily on deodorant, but don’t want to be an

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Great gifts for men

Q. I’m a man who has always been frugal when buying my own clothes; that is, I have preferred Kohl’s to Brooks Brothers. When it comes to gift giving, I

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Some shorts are too short for shorts

Q. I just saw an article in The New York Times, saying that the new look in men’s shorts is very short. That sounds bad enough, but the ones they showed ranged

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Finding a shirt that’s jusssttt right

Q. I recently lost a considerable amount of weight. I now wear 31×33 pants, and have a 14½- inch neck and a 35-inch sleeve. I have been checked for size

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Are tan dress shoes a thing?

Q. I’ve lived long enough to see the pink-and-black era of the fifties, to the Nehru jackets, then denim suits, the trim-cut men’s clothing of today, and all the crazy

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Should your belt match your shoes?

Q. While wearing a traditional navy blue blazer, gray flannel slacks, and cordovan or brown shoes, what is the proper belt color, brown or black? Must the belt match the

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Stand out for all the right reasons

Q. I am a young professional man who likes to dress well, but also to stand out from the crowd of very conservative dressers. However, my best (male) friend and my wife

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The proper bow tie

Q. As an avid bow tie wearer, I love seeing new converts! Being in the world of finance at a large broker-dealer, I started wearing bow ties as a differentiator

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Dinner dressing etiquette

Q. You wrote recently that a man should not “dress down in an athletic-looking fleece hoodie to a restaurant.” Can you explain to men how embarrassing it is when they