Fashion Jack: Bibs & shrunken shirts

Q. We’re going out for crab legs this weekend at a seafood restaurant. But I hate wearing those big plastic bibs they give you...

Fashion Jack: Formal Wear …

Q. Do you wear a cummerbund with the pleats facing up or down? -Woodrow, Aguanga   A. No, I don't. But if you are going to...

Fashion Jack: Pockets and bangs

Q. Every wash day I have to spend time emptying my husband’s pants pockets. He keeps stuffing his left hip pocket with bits of...

Fashion Jack: Proper pairings

Q. When should I put on socks with sandals? — Alan, Rubidoux A. Before you put on the sandals. Wearing socks over sandals is considered gauche...

Fashion Jack: Thanksgiving attire and pearls

Q. I’m going to three Thanksgiving dinners this year. What should I wear? -Bertha, Banning A. An XXXL muumuu would be a good idea. Failing...

Fashion Jack: Buttons and wedges …

Q. I have a shirt with a missing button. The only button I have to replace it has two holes, whereas the rest of...

Fashion Jack: Tags and numbers …

Q. When should the tags be taken off new clothes? -Wally, Escondido A. You can’t take the tags off right away or people won’t...

Fashion Jack: Favorite shirt and more …

Editor’s Note: Since Jack has somewhat of a reputation for “sartorial splendor” (as some of you may have, ahem, noticed), we asked him...
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