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Please DO NOT ask me about what you should wear to a particular occasion or what color goes with what, or what will look good on you...I have no expertise in this area. I am based in Southeast U.S. and do not have information or expertise in where to shop for clothes. I can answer any questions relating to men`s and women`s outerwear such as Tailored jackets, Wool coats, Raincoats, Down jackets, Leather and Suede Jackets and coats.I can also answer questions relating to active wear such as warm-up suits, track pants, breathable running wear,etc. Please do not ask me about what you should wear to a particular occasion or what color goes with what...I have no expertise in this area.

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30 years experience designing and merchandising outerwear and activewear.


BFA in Fashion Design

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2011-08-31 Men's suits:

Most mens suits have shoulder pads. Some have thicker pads than others.  It all depends on the manufacturer and design of each particular suit.  When shopping you should call this out to your sales person

2011-05-04 age:

Hi,  I am very biased since I work for a national retailer but I think you would be very happy if you shopped at White House Black Market.   Here is the website:    Better

2011-02-22 Materials:

Great marketing idea.  I am sure there are chemical treatments that exist which could be applied to textiles to make them impervious to absorbing smoke.  This area is related to textile chemical sciences

2011-01-16 velvet:

If your coat has any wool content I would not advise to wash it.  You may do more harm than good especially since the velvet will probably not hold up to washing due to the acetate content.  Try some other

2011-01-11 velvet:

Velvet can be made of many different fibers; cotton, polyester, rayon, etc.  The actual fiber content will determine if water will ruin the fabric.  If the garment is a jacket and has internal components


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