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Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.

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Must one have a different suits for Yom Tov and Shabbos?

I was wondering if it was preferable to have one suit for both Shabbos and Yom Tov or to have two different suits. And can you wear Shabbos/Yom Tov suits to other occasions like Bar Mitzvahs and ...
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The kittel as tachrich

I recently heard and was extremely moved by the idea that the kitlen worn on Pesach, Yom Kippur, and under the chuppah are intended to resemble tachrichim -- and are, in some cases, the actual ...
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Buying Second Hand Clothing in aveilut

During Shloshim (and 12 months in the case of a death of a parent) one should not buy (though some specify "wear") "new" clothing (according to the summary of laws I have from my rabbi). Does this ...
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Making Havdallah with Shabbos Clothes

If one makes havdallah "after" Shabbos (i.e. they make it on Sunday or later) is there any reason to wear Shabbos clothing when making havdallah? (I have no reason to think one should wear, just ...
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Sources that clothes should be treated respectfully

I have developed a sensitivity towards treating clothes respectfully. An example is I try not to throw clothing all over the floor (cleanliness aside). I was wondering if there are any sources which ...
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Source for the Chazon Ish saying that long jackets are preferable?

I have heard it first hand from no less than two different rabbis, and seen it in various places (unsourced*) that the Chazon Ish held that short jackets were not tznius, and this is why certain ...
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Why was Mordechai dressed in royal clothing a second time?

Esther 8:15 says וּמָרְדֳּכַ֞י יָצָ֣א ׀ מִלִּפְנֵ֣י הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ בִּלְב֤וּשׁ מַלְכוּת֙ תְּכֵ֣לֶת וָח֔וּר וַעֲטֶ֤רֶת זָהָב֙ גְּדוֹלָ֔ה וְתַכְרִ֥יךְ בּ֖וּץ וְאַרְגָּמָ֑ן וְהָעִ֣יר שׁוּשָׁ֔ן צָהֲלָ֖ה ...
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Why are some makpid on a “double covering”? [duplicate]

All my life, when the question arises why we wear a black hat over our yarmulkes, the answer is that we do so to have a "double covering" when we pray. This implies that one covering, such as the ...
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How does the Kohen determine if the Sotah's bosom is beautiful?

The Mishna in Sotah 1:5 states וְכֹהֵן אוֹחֵז בִּבְגָדֶיהָ, אִם נִקְרְעוּ נִקְרָעוּ, אִם נִפְרְמוּ נִפְרָמוּ, עַד שֶׁהוּא מְגַלֶּה אֶת לִבָּהּ, וְסוֹתֵר אֶת שְׂעָרָהּ. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אוֹמֵר, אִם ...
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Is Zipping Something on Shabbos Tofer?

Assuming that it is okay to "zip up" articles of clothing on Shabbos (e.g. pants), is the act of zipping not considered Tofer at all, or is it just permitted because it lacks permanence?
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Source for Lubavitch-style hat

Most Lubavitcher chassidim, if not all, who I see wearing fedora-style hats with a down-brim have deep pinches impressed on them (see image in link of rabbi below). What is the reason(s) for these ...
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The Change to Pants for Jewish Men [closed]

At what point in history did Jewish men begin wearing pants; what the culture around them was wearing?
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Can I wear a Pentagram T-shirt?

Can I wear a T-shirt with a 5 sided pentagram on it? It's usually associated with Wiccans/Satan so it's seems like there might be some kind of issur here, though I can't think of one.
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First time things other then gold was used as jewelry for woman,

In the Bible I know of gold jewelry for woman But what are the first precious stones, semiprecious stones, or diamonds used as jewelry for woman (I know stones were used for the kohen gadol) I am ...
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Davening in boots

Is it Halachically appropriate to Daven in boots when in a Beis Kenesses? A great answer should (in addition to being well-sourced) discuss details such as: Is there a problem in terms of clothing ...
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Why didn't Mordechai accept the clothes sent by Esther?

Esther 4:1-5 states When Mordecai learned all that had happened, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes. He went through the city, crying out loudly and bitterly, until he came in ...
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Where in Brooklyn can I buy the round chasidish hat?

I'm referring to the hat that has the same finish as a normal fedora, just without the crease; not the flat hat with long fur that Satmarers wear or the higher flat ones. Like the one Rav Auerbach ...
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Would Mordechai have to check the king's clothing for shatnez?

In Esther 6:11 Mordechai was dressed in the royal clothing. Did Mordechai have to ascertain whether or not the clothes contained shatnez or was he allowed to wear them without checking?
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What do I do if I do not have nice clothes to wear when visiting an Orthodox synagogue?

I would like to visit an Orthodox synagogue in my neighborhood. Unfortunately, I do not really have any "nice" clothes to wear or even a kippah, nor do I really have the money to purchase such ...
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Is there a significant group of women who wear pants?

It seems that the issue of a woman wearing pants is a heated one and there are varying opinions as to why it is a problem. Assuming that Beged Ish is not a problem (pants that are specifically made ...
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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][1] 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 ...
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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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