By Jack Clark

Fashion Correspondent

Q. I’ve heard you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day. Does this apply to white underwear, too?

— Mildred, Mendocino

A. Only when you’re wearing it on the outside.

Q. I remember that professional house painters always wore white — white pants, white shirts, white hats. Do they still do this?

—  Gavin, Goleta

A. Not after Labor Day.

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