Monthly Archives: November 2012

Remember

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Most of Europe and many of their former colonies observe November 11th, the anniversary of World War I’s end, as a day to remember war dead.  It’s common to wear … Continue reading

Exotics

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I am really, really not a fan of exotic leathers (alligator, crocodile, snakeskin, stingray, lizard, ostrich, etc.) in men’s shoes.  They’re just gaudy.  Those alligator Gucci loafers with the horsebits across … Continue reading

Graph Check

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This shirt pattern, called a graph check because it resembles graph paper, is one of the more versatile patterns for dress shirts.  It is more interesting than a solid, but … Continue reading

Comfy

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  Let’s face it, tailored clothing is not usually the most comfortable way to dress.  Jackets, buttoned-up collars, ties, leather-soled shoes – all can be constrictive and are certainly less … Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions

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Last Friday I attended an afternoon wedding, which is always a fun opportunity to dress a little more formally than the business-dress norm. I pulled out my solid navy suit, … Continue reading

Something’s Missing

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I don’t like wearing a jacket and tie without a pocket square of some kind in the breast pocket of my jacket.  I’ve gotten so used to it that it … Continue reading

Let’s Try This Again

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Last week I posted (Swing and a Miss) an outfit with this green Attolini sportcoat and gray flannel trousers, saying I thought it wasn’t a very successful combination because there … Continue reading

CBD

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CBD stands for Conservative Business Dress.  Plain suit, solid shirt, conservative tie, conservative shoes.  Wear it to a board meeting, or an interview – somewhere you need to look well … Continue reading

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