Category Archives: Clothes

Button this!

I can’t get it straight which buttons to button on my suit coat, and now I have pants that have buttons on the back pockets.  Am I supposed to keep these unbuttoned or buttoned?  Does it matter where I keep my wallet?  I don’t want to lose that great job because my butt pockets are not properly fixed.  What’s the protocol?

The generally accepted protocol on a three button suit coat is to button the top two buttons, not the bottom.  Definitely stick to this protocol if you’re trying to hide a prodigious gut, otherwise you’ll look like a sausage.  In general, more formal, button more buttons; less formal, let it flap in the breeze.

It sounds like you’re going for a job interview.  In that case, nobody should be checking whether the buttons on your rear pants pockets are fastened.  If it is that kind of job, though, follow the lead of the interviewer.

As far as wallets, they should always be kept in the back pocket to avoid confusion and an unseemly bulge in the front pocket.  I recommend the Slim Clip (As Seen on TV), the amazing new wallet that holds everything you need.  From credit cards to cash, you’ll always find it fast.  It’s made from durable stainless steel, is sleek and ultra thin, and fits easily in your pocket, bag, or murse.  And, from what I understand, you can’t damage it even if you grind it up in your blender.

Good luck on your interview!

Staying cool in the summer

Is it so wrong to wear UNC blue?  It’s a good summer color. [3502C]

[written in answer space:  Death to you.]

If you want to keep your core temperature low during the summer months, it is actually more appropriate to wear light blue, since dark colors absorb the sun’s radiation more than light colors. In other words, the wise person abandons cool to be cool.

Counterfeit Duke merchandise

im working in orissa,jajpur road.i purchased a duke t-shirt from a shop name-YASODA,infront of jajpur k road station.t-shirt was bubbled in single wearing.i talked with woner of the shop & area incharg of duke Mr Santosh but nothing is month is gone.
so, kindly inform to the senior authority & insure that in future not repeat such things.

It sounds to Answer Person that you’ve run across some counterfeit Duke merchandise (i.e., not officially licensed).  The merchandise is both illegal and Duke can’t guarantee the quality of it.  You will need to continue trying to get satisfaction from the owner of the shop.

Peat fabric

Where can I buy a sweater made of wool and peat? Or at least peat and some kind of other fabric. Thank you!

Perhaps at a nursery. Or, you can get your wool sweater dirty with peat while engaged in gardening chores. I think that “peat” is sometimes used by designers to denote an earthtone color, hence references to a “peat fabric.” Apparently sometimes soil scientists will use the term “peat fabric” to refer to the stuck-together layer of peat in a peat deposit. It doesn’t seem to be the sort of material, however, that lends itself to spinning into yarn and weaving, or to felting. It’s up to you to purchase a cubic yard of the stuff in the lawn supply section of Home Depot and figure out how to make a fabric out of it.