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How to sidestep fash­ion faux pas.

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Which but­tons are you meant to fas­ten on a sin­gle-breasted suit jacket? Ja­son, via email There are a few rules. If you’re about to sit, undo the but­tons – other­wise you’ll dam­age the jacket. With a three-but­ton jacket, fas­ten the mid­dle but­ton when­ever you’re stand­ing; top, only with mid­dle; and bot­tom, never. And with a two-but­ton af­fair, only ever fas­ten the top but­ton. Do­ing up the low­est one ru­ins the suit’s lines.

DO YOU MATCH YOUR SOCKS TO SHOES OR PANTS? BEN, VIA EMAIL

Un­less you’re wear­ing all one colour – let’s hope it’s black – socks should not match your shoes. If you’re a con­ser­va­tive dresser, just buy socks in the same shade as your trousers. Some choose ‘jazzy’ socks to show how much fun they are, but if per­son­al­ity can be ex­pressed through a pair of socks, it says more about you than you’d re­alised.

I WANT TO IN­VEST IN A NICE BAG FOR THE OF­FICE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE I’VE STOLEN MY DAD’S OLD BRIEF­CASE. ANY SUG­GES­TIONS? RHETT, VIA EMAIL

Funny you should ask. Our friends at Dior have heard your cry for help, and have just re­leased a new col­lec­tion called ‘Mis­ter Dior’. It fea­tures a range of out­ra­geously stylish bags that will look quite at home in that cor­ner of­fice you’ve been eye­ing off. Calf­skin/caiman ‘Mis­ter Dior’ brief­case, $9000, by Dior; dior.com

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