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Striking a Balance Between Style, Enjoyment, and Traditional Norms in Men’s Fashion

Q. You recently wrote that men shouldn’t have to spend time and energy thinking about their clothing. Isn’t that exactly the point of your column? Telling us to dress up, combine

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Style and Function: A Guide to Modern Raincoats for the Sophisticated Older Man

Q. What type of raincoat do you suggest for an older man? The one I have doesn’t look quite right.  A. The best choice these days for any man is a

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When to wear white after Labor Day

Q. I attended an evening party recently and a couple of men were wearing white pants. What’s going on? I thought white was no longer in fashion in the fall.  A.

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Proper attire important even for the retired

Q. I enjoy your column and often wish I wasn’t retired. There was a point in my career when I dressed as young doctors were supposed to. As I have now retired,

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Is the pinstripe suit In or Out?

Q. I inherited an expensive navy pinstriped suit and am wondering if it would be worth altering it. I saw a politician wearing a pinstriped suit recently; but since I

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Proper attire for a military wedding

Q. I am getting married in November and am busy planning the wedding. My gown is very dressy and I would like the wedding to be quite formal. My fiancée

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Style flourishes men can use to stand out

Q. A few weeks ago, you wrote about “flourishes that a man can use to stand out.” Recently I saw a morning anchor on TV who seemed ridiculously dressed. He

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How work attire has changed since Covid

Q. These days, with so much emphasis on casual dressing, do people still care how they dress at work? It seems that offices had stopped caring about dress rules even before

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Like getting noticed for style, but not too much style

Q. I have always enjoyed dressing to look good and don’t mind standing out a bit. I like getting noticed for being stylish. But I don’t want to go overboard

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Dressing for not-too-formal occasions

Q. You recently wrote about shoes with a blue blazer and gray slacks. I was wondering about something more general. Is this “uniform” acceptable for not-too-formal occasions after work? Having