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What to Wear to:
23 May

What to Wear to: "Cocktail Attire"

As if there weren’t enough evidence of the continued decline of English taste and sensibility, I have managed to secure an invitation to tonight’s Savile Row event at the British embassy. Perhaps the dress code at such an event should be an unspoken understanding, but the organizers left nothing to chance and demanded “cocktail attire.”

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Dressing for a Wedding
25 Mar

Dressing for a Wedding

June is the most popular month for weddings, which means you may have to attend one in the not-so-distant future. Thankfully, as a man, dressing to be a wedding guest is fairly straightforward. Suit, tie, and polished oxfords are standard, but those categories are broad and include some bad ideas. Here are some tips on how to get it right.

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What to Wear to: Marry Yourself
16 May

What to Wear to: Marry Yourself

Washington CBS news affiliate WUSA 9 reports on a “growing relationship trend” - marrying yourself. Advocates of this trend call it “sologamy,” I suppose because “autogamy” is already reserved for people who form a lifelong bond with their car. 

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What to Wear to: A Summer Wedding
12 May

What to Wear to: A Summer Wedding

Friends, the time is growing near when “have-nots” become “have-knots.” I refer, of course, to summer wedding season. The ultimate transitional season. After dispensing with the standard invocation that your navy suit with white shirt, conservative tie, and black shoes is always correct, let us now proceed to some more adventurous options.

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What to Wear to: Summer Weddings
26 May

What to Wear to: Summer Weddings

“Summer wedding” has nearly become a redundant phrase - the most popular months for weddings are, in order, June, August, May, and July. So if you’re going to a wedding, there’s a very good chance it will be during the summer.

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Ask the Rakish Man:
12 Feb

Ask the Rakish Man: "Wedding Attire"

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Rakish Man. My name is Léon Philippe and I am here with all the right responses to your sartorial queries. I’ve poured my first glass of Grand Marnier, so let’s get started.

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