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Style

For the Guys

Menswear’s new rules

How many jacket buttons? Two. How much knee to show? Lots. These and other fashion questions answered.

There’s nothing wrong with having a go-to restaurant, a favorite shampoo, or comfortable chair. But when it comes to wardrobe, getting too cozy with the same-old look is just boring. This spring, ditch the artifacts clogging your closet and update a few essentials.

The basic rule of ties is, no matter what you see in GQ, stay away from extremes: not too skinny, not too wide.

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