Q. Last year you wrote about attending New York's Fashion Week. I know it was recently, and was wondering if things are the same or did you are see anything new? A. As a heads-up for my regular Male Call readers, the content of this week's column will, no doubt, be of more interest to female readers than what usually appears every week. In the years that I have been writing my men's how-to dress book and this column, I have noticed that when someone asks me, "What is new?"
Q. My weight varies from about 180 to 190, which isn't bad, but is a problem for my one spring/fall blazer. It just fits me at the lower weight and is clearly tight at the higher. It was on sale, reduced from $1,200 to $500, which is still a lot for me, but worth it for the handful of times that it fits. Is it worth tailoring larger? A. We have all heard that old expression, "You only get what you pay for." There is truth and non-truth in that familiar saying.
Q. I recently bought a pair of dress shoes that came with two pairs of laces -- one brown to match the shoes and one blue, I guess to contrast. Is this a new look and is it OK ... and, if so, when? A. When I first read your question, I thought: I'm not so sure about "dress shoes," but certainly using contrast-colored laces on casual and sporty shoes is a current style that could be fun to include in your more relaxed wardrobe.
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