Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.

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Crocs on Yom Kippur?

Is one allowed to wear crocs on Yom Kippur? Or are they too comfortable or something???
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Wearing Gold On Yom HaKippurim

Besides for the minhag that one should not wear jewelry on Yom HaKipurim because of the "fear of the judgment" there is also the minhag to not wear gold (even as a decoration on a tallis or kittel) ...
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Kallah's Veil under Chupah

Why does the Kallah wear a veil under the Chupah? (and why is it generally transparent?)
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Wearing a kippa at work

If one has a job where his employer informs him that if he wears a kippa he will be fired, does he have to wear a kippa?
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hat and jacket during davening

I wear a hat to davening normally. Is it better to daven with a minyan without a hat or without a minyan with a hat?
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What do you have to check for Shatnez?

What do you and what do you not have to check for Shatnez?
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How certain do I need to be that my Yom Kippur shoes are leather-free?

Okay, no leather shoes for Yom Kippur (or Tisha B'Av). I always assumed if the label said ALL MAN MADE MATERIALS or 100% CANVAS or something like that, that we could trust the label. (Would they ...
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Permissibility of Wearing Shorts

Is there anything wrong with men wearing shorts (i.e. short pants)? If there is, why would it be any different than wearing short sleeves?
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Is Shabbat prayer more special than Shabbat or prayer individually?

Is there any basis in Jewish law or practice for dressing nicer for Shabbat prayer/synagogue than one does for either Shabbat or for prayer/synagogue? For example, I'm not generally particular about ...
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Tefilin and a toupee

If a man wears a toupee, must he remove it to put on the head tefilin?
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Kriyah at the Kosel for Women

Do women tear Kriyah at the kosel?
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Wearing New Clothes in Three Weeks

Can one wear new clothes during Three Weeks? Do pajamas and undergarments have the same rule?
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Wearing a Hat and Jacket while Walking

Is there any requirement to wear a hat or jacket while walking on the street? (aside for style)
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Double head covering for women?

Is there an inyan for women to have a double covering on their head? (Like men do.)
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Why do some people wear their tzitzis out for people to see, and others don't?

Why do some people wear their tzitzis strings out for people to see, and others don't?
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Shirt with Cleaners Tag on Shabbos

Is one allowed to remove (by tearing) a cleaners' tag from his/her shirt on Shabbos?
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selling non-tznius clothing

Could selling non-tznius clothing in a clothing store be considered mesaye le-dvar aveira?
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Are “dog tags” Begged Isha? Can men wear them?

Is a man allowed to wear a "dog tag" type of thing? Is it beged eesha?
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Can you judge someone by the clothing he or she wears? [closed]

Can you judge someone by the clothing he or she wears? Even if you can, should you?
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Why does Halacha say to tie your shoes in a specific order?

What is the point of putting on your right shoe and then your left? (And if you're a righty to tie your left shoe and then your right.)
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Why wear Black hats

Why do people wear black hats if their kippa has 2 layers?
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Kippa in Torah?

Where does it say in the Torah to wear a Kippa?
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?

Is there a problem of "chukat goyim" with the bride having "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" at her wedding?
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Is it inappropriate to be overdressed for prayer (davening)?

I know that for prayer (davening), you're supposed to be dressed "appropriately", e.g. not in your pajamas; the rule of thumb I'd heard was "as you normally would when seen in public." (Rabbi Enkin ...
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Is there a problem with women wearing red clothing?

I've heard that red clothing is forbidden for women to wear because it's immodest. Some recent psych research confirmed that men are more attracted to women in red. So that means it's prohibited, ...
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Wearing a gartel

Where did the minhag of wearing a gartel come from?