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The best and worst views from the garden

Q. Now that it is planting season, I will be spending a number of days in my front yard bending over doing gardening and yard work, and I’d like to

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In’s and Out’s of Outerwear

Q. I have read your explanations of what is more and less formal in suits, shirts, etc., and having worked in offices for decades I am generally clear on those.

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Tied up in knots

Q. Now that wearing ties is less common, when I do wear one, I want it to look perfect. What is the current knot and choice of accessory (meaning: tie

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How much is too much?

Q. In a men’s dress blog, I saw this combination of clothes similar to some I have, but I doubt it would work for me. I think it probably has too much going on. If

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Black tie etiquette

Q. My girlfriend gave me a very nice light blue pinpoint Oxford shirt. She wants me to wear it with my tuxedo to our first post-vaccine black-tie affair. I have never seen

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Can these colors go together?

Q. I have a question; it’s not about the colors that go together, but about mistakes to avoid. Can you tell me which of the following combinations are problematic: blue

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Fashion flexibility with a blazer

Q. I gasped when you recommended a short sleeve shirt under a blazer. I’ve always thought a blazer, or suit coat, demanded a cuff peeking below the end of a

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Blazing fashion paths with blazers

Q. I’ve been reading your column regularly for more than 10 years. Now I have a question. Although I have a few navy blazers, I recently purchased another one that

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Small investments for your dress shoes in winter weather pay dividends

Q. There is a lot more snow this winter than I have experienced for a while. I’m not comfortable putting on galoshes. Is there any kind of shoe that’s appropriate

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Week of Festivals — Purim, Full Moon & Lantern Festival

Our upcoming week is filled with celebrations, which lightens our somber Lenten season. Friday is Purim, the Jewish Festival of Queen Esther who saves her people by telling the truth.