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Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.

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Suit Jackets and Tzitzis

I recently purchased a suit, and with Hashem's help it will be ready sometime this week. When I was at the suiting shop, I began thinking about whether or not my new suit would be obligated in tzitzis ...
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Difference in the location of the buttons among Chassidim

Years ago, when I taught classes to a mainly Chassidic male group, there were two students in my class whom I had trouble distinguishing. (Yes, I know it's sometimes hard to do this among Chassidim :-)...
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Tzitzit string's material matching the garment's material

My tzitzit are very shvach - barely hanging on by a thread- and I want to make some from scratch. What is the source for the following assertion which I saw here (http://www.tallit-shop.com/tallit/...
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Shatnez Lab Service

I currently live in an area which does not have a Jewish community, let alone a lab for checking shatnez. Is there a reliable place in which I could send my clothing to check for shatnez?
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Can one buy clothes during the 9 days if they will arrive after the 9 days?

In the past a person purchased clothing in-person, however nowadays many purchases are made online and are then shipped. I would like to know if any poskim discuss purchasing clothing during the nine ...
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Tying new tzitzis during the Nine Days

Are you permitted to tie new tzitzis on an old beged during the Nine Days? Would it make a difference if your current tzitzis weren't passul, but just looked ratty? Additionally, what about buying a ...
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What are minhagim for dressing on Tisha b'Av?

Specifically, what kind of shirt, pants hat should a man wear? Do any opinions advocate "downgrading" to less expensive/attractive clothing (in the same way that Halacha prohibits wearing of leather ...
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What is considered “new clothing” for purposes of saying “Shehechiyanu”?

This site says Authorities dispute whether the berachah of shehecheyahu is entirely subjective, depending on the subjective joy a person feels, or whether the berachah includes an objective ...
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pouring mey chatat on a tattoo

The Mishnah in Parah 8:2 teaches that if the mey chatat (parah adumah water) gets poured on someone's shoes or clothes, that water is not fit to be used for the parah adumah anymore. However, if it ...
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Is wearing unisex clothes considered beged ishah?

There are many examples of cases where t-shirts or hats are given out to a group of people consisting of men and women. Since they are worn by women, are these, and any other unisex clothes like this, ...
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Tucking in a shirt with tzitzis [duplicate]

I wear white dress shirts everyday, tucked into my pants. I've always tucked in the shirt and then pulled the tzitzis out so that they hang out from my beltline. However, this seems to make the shirt ...
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Arokh HaShulchan and shiur tzitzith

A braita cited authoritatively in the Talmud (Menachoth 40b-41a) seems to be pretty explicit that only a garment sufficient to cover a majority of a child is obligated in tzitzith: טלית שהקטן מתכסה ...
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Arokh HaShulchan and pocket square tzitzith

According to the Arokh HaShulchan (OC 16:5) that there is no size limit on garments to require tzitzith, does that mean a pocket square is obligated in tzitzith?
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Do footwraps need tzitzis?

Do footwraps (rectangular cloths wrapped around the feet in lieu of socks) need tzitzis? I see two problems: tzitzis could defeat the purpose of footwraps, making them much less comfortable. putting ...
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Was the Hasidic gartel influenced by Zoroastrianism?

In this lecture Dr. Secunda postulates a connection between the Zoroastrian Kushti belt and the external belt some (mainly Hasidic) Jews wear during prayer called a gartel. The possible reason for ...
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What is the source for the custom to get dressed from the top down and undressed from the bottom up?

I saw this mentioned in a Chabad chinuch document (i.e., teach your kids to get dressed from the top down, etc.). I also saw it mentioned here. What is the source of this custom, and who follows it?
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wearing two hats at the same time-is that a probelem?

I grew up hearing that if you put two hats or two yarmulkas at the same time that you could forget your learning- is there any source for this?
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Where can I buy a Yeshivish fedora online?

In most Yeshivish circles (and Chabad Hasidim), a black snap-brim fedora is worn. Usually it is a Borsalino, but not always. Could someone recommend a place online where I could get one or one like it ...
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Can an Orthodox frum woman who keeps tziniut ride a motorcycle?

Can an Orthodox frum woman who keeps tziniut ride a motorcycle? If yes, then what type of clothes should she wear to keep her tzniut (knees covered with skirt).
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A special garment for prayer

I heard somewhere that you're supposed to have a special garment for prayer. Where is the source for this?
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What is considered a four-cornered garment?

The commandment to attach tzitzit to the four corners of our garments is a Torah obligation, as per Bamidbar 15:38 and Devarim 22:12. Our Sages of blessed memory ruled that a garment that does not ...
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Are Tallis and Tefillin considered beged ish?

Given that Tallis and Tefillin are mitzvos given primarily to men (Kiddushin 29b), is there a beged ish issue with women wearing them? If there is, would we apply the rule of Asi Asei v'dachi Lo Sa'...
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Could someone explain the significance of this headwear?

There is a viral video making its way around social media, this is a guy asking a question to some young Hasidic men. This relates to an offensive nickname for a football team, despite the obvious ...
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Tzniut question

Where's written/mentioned about redidth (any Jewish sources on this issue please)? And the second quesiton. Is it a proper way to keep tzniut with wearing redidth if: i) a woman live in an secular ...
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What age is the kapoteh donned in Chabad circles?

The kapoteh is a long black frock coat worn by some Lithuanian Jews and Chabad Chassidim. It is very similar to a bekishe. I was wondering what age do most Chabad Chassidim start wearing the kapoteh. ...
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Tzitzis on a Scarf

The Shulchan Aruch paskens that one who takes a long, rectangular cloth and wraps it up into a hat-like thing (similar to a turban) does not put tzitzis on it because it's a hat, not clothing (OC 10:...
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Wearing sweatpants on shabbos inside

Is it ok for me to wear my sweatpants and tee-shirt in the house on Shabbos or do I have to stay in my Shabbos clothing even when I'm hanging out in my apartment?
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Hand-me-downs from a dead person

What's the story with using the clothing/shoes of a person who died? Does Jewish custom forbid such a thing?
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Hassidim and their socks

Is there a way of differentiating between different sects of chassidim by the type and color of socks that they wear as well as by how they wear them?
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May one dress up as Santa on Purim?

Is there anything wrong with children or adults wearing Santa Claus costumes on Purim? While on Christmas itself it might involve some sort of issur of participating in or celebrating of a non-Jew ...
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For how long was it customary to wear widow's garb and did Tomor follow the custom?

Tomor became a widow while Sheloh was still young Beraishis 38 (11) . Many days passed 38 (12). Tomor took off her widow's garb 38 (14) at the time that Sheloh had grown up and later put it on again ...
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What does 1/2 tefachs in the front 2/1 tefachs in the back mean

Similar Halachos of the bathroom In the 3rd siman of the Shulchan Aruch is understood (by me) you should keep your body covered as much as possible, for example when a man goes to the bathroom (for ...
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Why do some Jewish men wear short trousers?

Firstly, please forgive me if my question seems impertinent or offensive - it is genuinely meant to be neither. I live in a an area that traditionally had a fairly high Jewish population (although ...
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Would using a Tzitzit knot as a keychain be considered disrespectful?

Keep in mind I would not be using this specific Tzitzit in order to fulfill the Mitzvah. I understand that in order to fulfill the Mitzvah you are required to wear the Tzitzit on the four corners of a ...
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Negel vasser after touching shoes

A person must perform a ritual hand-washing after the completion of certain activities, including upon arising in the morning; before eating bread; after shaving, haircutting, clipping one’s nails,...
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Washing before bracha on new clothes

According to my siddur (p. 231 of The Complete Artscroll Siddur), one makes a shehechyanu upon buying new clothes, and a malbish arumim upon putting them on once acquired. (I have heard from other ...
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Woman wearing modest swim clothing [duplicate]

Does a woman going swimming with other women need wear modest swimming clothing or can she wear what she desires?
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Additional reason for putting on and tying shoes in a particular order?

As discussed in the answers to the question Why does Halacha say to tie your shoes in a specific order?, the primary reason for doing so has to do with balancing preferences for privileging both left ...
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Tzitzit: Do they hang straight down from the corner or do they hang from the side, past the corner?

Wearing Tzitzit: They are attached on a corner. Do they proceed laterally to the edge and then down? Or do they proceed directly down? I am pretty sure they do not proceed to the corner (...
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Shabbos clothing during Sheva Brachos

Are there any sources or any reasons why a chosson and kallah should wear Shabbos clothing during all seven days of Sheva Brachos? I've seen it commonly done in some circles. Also, since the Halacha ...
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Sargenes vs. Kittel

This is fairly simple: Growing up in the US, the only white robes available for wearing during Rosh haShannah and Yom Kippur are standard kittels. I have heard that the kittel worn in Germany prior ...
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Can a woman wear a man's suit jacket if she is cold? [duplicate]

Can a woman wear a man's suit jacket if she is cold? I believe there is a prohibition for a woman to wear man's clothing and wise versa. Would a man's suit jacket fit into this prohibition?
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Beged ishah for non-ervah purposes

The reason given for the issur of beged ishah/beged ish is because it's a "toeivah" before Hashem (Devarim 22:5). The Gemara (Nazir 59a) learns from this that the issur is only for a man to dress up ...
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Tzitzis on a cape? [closed]

So I recently saw a man wearing a cape as part of a costume. I noticed that he had attached Tzitzis to the four corners of this cape. It must be that tzitzis are required because it is a 4 cornered ...
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Davening in Disrespectful Clothing: Which is Better?

As discussed in these questions regarding shorts, underclothes, and nightgowns, among others, there are certain restrictions of what one may and may not wear when davening. I am assuming it's better ...
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Is there a teshuva which speaks about whether Jean pants are Chok Akum? [duplicate]

I was told by someone that there is a Teshuva by the Seridei Eish where there is a discussion of weather wearing denim jeans falls under the category of Chok Akum. My question: 1) Does this Teshuva ...
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Strictly speaking hilchos tznius for a man

Strictly speaking when going to play basketball, what must a man wear in regards to covering his body, I am asking because as I had learned a man has to cover from his breastbone to and including his ...
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Help! My Uniform has Sha'atnez!

Note: this question is not lema'aseh. If it applies to you, please consult a competent halachic authority. Suppose someone is part of a uniformed service. They are issued a uniform which, when ...
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Can tailoring be done during the nine days

Can one get something bought before the three weeks tailored during the nine days? Second, does it make a difference if it is for shabbas, or for week day use?
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Would it be considered disrespectful to wear an Islamic styled cap as a Kippah?

I came into Judaism in college. I come from a Jewish family (my mother's side) but I was raised in a secular household after my mother married out of the religion. She was raised in a Jewish household ...