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Retreat from those pleats: Signs that a suit is out of style

Q. I have a navy suit with pleated trousers that I would like to wear for an interview with a NYC-based firm, but I am afraid it’s out of style.

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Proper nail grooming a must

Q. Are manicures appropriate for men? My boss gets his nails done often (I think at least monthly), and I feel it gives the impression of his being overly consumed with

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Stripes with stripes?

Q. When I wear a striped suit (one where you can only see the stripes from very close), what patterned shirts can I wear with it? I’d rather not always

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Having a packing panic attack? Follow these steps

Q. I have recently begun to travel more for my job. Can you give me some packing tips to insure that my clothes will still look professional when I reach

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The new casual look

Q. My office has become even more casual post-Covid than before, such that I am the only one wearing a tie. I’ve avoided the change to casual dressing before, but it

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Wardrobe basics for the college bound

Q. I’m 18 and moving to college next month and need some clothes that will be right. My grandparents gave me some money specifically to shop, but I have no real idea

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Proper style for dress shirts

Q. I attended a conference a year or so ago; it was not about style, but the keynote speaker spoke about dress shirts. He talked about white shirts’ representing old school

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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