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Fashion Factor

September 28, 1986

Thank you John F. Lawrence for the helpful Sept. 7 article on apparel cost-saving insights for the career women in these belt-tightening times.

Gloria Allred is right on. It's true that women are charged more for business clothes and dry cleaning. Ever notice how men's tailored shirts have sharper patterns and colors at $20 less? It can be cheaper to shop a men's shirt maker to customize your shirts.

Years ago, I hit on the idea of buying men's more stylish, short-sleeved shirts to go with my tailored slacks and blazers. Complimentary friends still haven't suspected my source.

MARY ANNE RUST

Woodland Hills

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