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October 22, 2013 4:00 PM

Job candidate cast off due to denim

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I went to an interview for a part-time job wearing an expensive blazer and blouse, heels, good jewelry and makeup, along with a pair of classically tailored denim trousers — not jeans. The administrative assistant met me at the door with a full-bodied scream, “You’re wearing jeans! Mr. X. hates jeans.”

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