Dress Codes DecodedWhat does “dress to impress” mean? “Smart casual”? “Grown and sexy”?
Which Cocktail Should You Mix on Thursday? You Could Do Worse Than the Thanksgiving Special.
Does RSVP Still Mean Please Reply?The history and future of répondez s’il vous plaît.
“Diagrams to Direct the Feet”An introduction to the gentlemanly art of social dance.
Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Wearing the Apple WatchHow to use Apple’s timepiece without looking like a jerk.
The Agents of SmashWhiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
Is It Acceptable to Scold One’s Friends’ Kids?When and how to correct other people’s children.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman?Advice on holiday greeting, uncling, donating, and more.
Baby PhotosMy 3-year-old son stole my iPhone and took some unflattering pictures of me. Am I a dad joke incarnate?
How Should a Gentleman Wear His Sideburns?Plus, advice on dating and International Men’s Day.
How Should a Fat Man Wear His Trousers?At the waist? Below the waist? With suspenders?
A Gentleman’s Advice for ScholarsRule No. 1 for college freshmen: Don’t do anything egregiously stupid.
Can I Tell My Boss I Have Menstrual Cramps?Or do I need to make up a white lie about why I’m working from home?
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.