Q: You know how women have the little black dress, an essential piece that should be in every man's closet? Well, what is the men's essential? I say a classic blue blazer. What do you think?
A: A classic blue blazer will get you a long way when you're under 21 or live in the suburbs. The real essential is a medium-weight gray suit, which can go from a wedding to a trial to a conference to a funeral to a hot date, possibly with a tie change.