Fashion rules for simplicity include long list of 'nevers'

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 2:38 a.m.

Q. My friend and I argue over the concept of "If you know the rules you can break them." When he wears a button-down-collar shirt without a tie, he does not button the collar because, well, I don't know why, something like the collar is for ties and otherwise he should go for a '70s disco look. I imagine you can wear white before Memorial Day, but otherwise rules like this have a reason. Please tell him I'm right.

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