Dressing well isn’t particularly complicated. First and foremost, it’s wearing clothes you feel comfortable in — garments that allow you to be your own bad self, through and through. Here’s the indicator: if it seems like you’re all dressed up for Halloween and it isn’t October 31st, you’re doing something wrong.

It’s also, undeniably, a question of being appropriately attired for any given situation — that’s just as important as being comfortable. For instance, those parachute pants won’t go over so well at the board meeting, and, at the rodeo, that skinny-suit with the peacock scarf is just going to make people laugh.

Mostly, it’s the middle way — clothing that falls between the extremes of self-denial and self-indulgence.

7 BUSINESS WARDROBE BASICS

Einstein had seven identical suits, one for every day
of the week, so he never had to waste time thinking
about what to wear. Compiling a business wardrobe
is kind of like that...
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TYING A TIE – THE VARIOUS KNOTS

At this moment in history, the Half-Windsor is by far
the most popular knot. It’s a question of like going
with like. Lapels of a certain width require ties of
the same measure...
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SKILLS FOR THE CLOTHES-MINDED

Shining and caring for shoes, ironing shirts and
packing suitcases — tricks we picked up from a
defense attorney, who learned them from an arms
dealer, who took lessons from a gentleman’s valet.
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