Here are some Frequently Asked Questions
What color suits are appropriate for business?
Men's suits, designed for the dressiest business and social occasions have traditionally been dark in color. The acceptable colors for suits are navy, gray, and tan (summer) also black, olive and in some cases, brown.
Which buttons should be buttoned on a double-breasted suit?
Double-breasted suits are sold in different button configurations, usually indicated at "6 to 2" (meaning six buttons, two to be buttoned) or "6 to 1" (only one button to be closed) or "4 to 1", etc.
The 6 or 8 button models with all the buttons designed to fasten are primarily Navy uniforms or old Edwardian styles. Most DB jackets will have two functioning buttons.
Should socks match my shoes or pants?
Socks should match the color of your trousers. They can be slightly darker. This gives an uninterrupted visual line from your waist to your shoes.
How should I take care of my dress shirts, I have some that have perspiration stains.
Cleaning after each wearing helps keep stains from setting into the fabric. If you do get perspiration stains point them out to your laundry. If you wash at home, soak fresh stains with ammonia, or older stains in vinegar for at least 30 minutes before washing. Use the hottest water safe for the fabric, and it doesn't hurt to add liquid detergent or stain remover directly on the stain, five to ten minutes before the wash.