A color matching question from a reader looking to find a matching shirt and jacket for his sage trousers.
Are Men’s Pocket Squares Still In Style? Question: In the breast pocket of a man’s suit jacket, is it in style now to wear a colored or white hankie to social events? Ruth: In style now and has been in style since 1785. It’s not a handkerchief (that’s something men […]
Question: So my son is going to his high school formal they don’t wear tuxedos but do wear dress slacks vests and bow ties he is wearing all gray with a coral bow tie to match girls dress what looks better shirt a little darker gray or a little lighter […]
When and Where to Wear Hats Question: What’s the correct etiquette with hats. When I accessorize with a hat. When and where can I wear it and where do I remove it. I.e. át church? Do I remove it upon entering. Can I wear it inside church? Btw I am […]
Brogue Shoes Question: I recall there being another name for brogue (perforated) shoes, but can’t find it anywhere. Can you help? You might be thinking of “Wingtip” which is a certain type of Brogue. ?? Here is what I have in my book, The Encyclopedia of Men’s Clothes: Brogue Shoes – […]
Can I Wear A White before Memorial Day or After Labor Day? Question: I recently purchased a white dinner jacket to wear to a few fundraisers. I realize wearing white before Memorial day is strictly taboo in most circles. However, I frequently smash the rules of proper etiquette. Anyway my […]
Q: What is the difference between a “boater” and a “skimmer” hat for men? Thank you. A: They are the same style hat with different names. This is what I have in the Hat Chapter of The Encyclopedia of Men’s Clothes: Boater straw hat, also popularly known as Sailor, Sennit, […]
QUESTION: In the movie “The Wedding Crashers” the scene where Owen Wilson is tying his shoes and Jane Seymour comes in and makes him feel her boobs, what kind of shoes is he wearing? Seen at the beginning of this clip: ANDY’S ANSWER: Silly me I was looking at the […]