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June 13

looking for boxer shorts to wear under skirts

I'm one of the many women with "chub rub" (thigh chaffing) issues when wearing skirts. I've been wearing boxer briefs under them for the past few years, which solves that problem but I'm sick of how tight and HOT they feel. I want something loose and cool (that's why I wear skirts!). Specifics on my needs below: [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell at 2:00 PM - 33 answers

June 12

Men's dress shirts under $50 that don't need tucking

I want to buy some men's button-down dress shirts, both long and short sleeved, preferably for under $50 each. I prefer shirts that look good untucked (don't like the tucked look and find belts uncomfortable). I've seen which has a good selection, but am hoping to find something a little cheaper but still good quality. Checkered/plaid patterns best. Recs?
posted by zeri at 11:43 AM - 9 answers

DIY Laser Transfer Paper for Homemade T-shirts

I would like to be able to print out an image on my Brother laser printer, and then fix it on a t-shirt with my ironing machine at home, without a t-shirt press. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by tedious at 11:11 AM - 2 answers

June 11

Japanese Shoe Etiquette- Business Setting

My company is sending me to Tokyo to present at our conference in November. I have never been to Japan before and need help with the business etiquette of shoes. [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 8:36 AM - 10 answers

June 10

Help: Sewing Pattern for Specific Jumper?

I saw this overall jumpsuit (or jumper?) and I desperately wish to recreate it, as closely as possible. I realize it's pants with added suspenders (all in chambray/denim) but I love the fit and flare of the bottoms. If anyone could lend advice or point me in a direction, that would be wonderful! I am somewhat of a beginner sewer - no experience with pants making. I have tried searching patterns online/in stores - found nothing remotely close. Help! Thank you!
posted by kidushka at 8:07 PM - 4 answers

June 9

Brunette me, temporarily

For reasons, I need to go from henna-dyed red hair to black or dark brown hair for three weeks only. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by a sourceless light at 1:04 PM - 11 answers

Yet another pants question

This is a ridiculous "problem" to have, but I'm looking for pants with pockets big enough to fit my iPhone 6 plus. [more inside]
posted by joycehealy at 8:23 AM - 18 answers

June 8

Shoes for the summer

I need men's shoes that look equally good with business casual (khakis/slacks) or casual (jeans and a button up shirt) and will help keep my feet cool. Brown or black. Preferably available in the United States without breaking the bank. Thank you.
posted by Apoch at 6:39 PM - 6 answers

June 6

Where are these fancy pants?

Recently I've seen a few people wearing sweatpants/joggers with an elaborate allover quilted pattern. Who makes these? Where can I get them? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:50 AM - 4 answers

Where to buy reasonably-priced jewelry in Portland area?

Hi all. This is probably a dumb question but I'm having trouble figuring out where to buy the kind of jewelry I want. I've looked online and found a lot of cool stuff on sites like Etsy; however, I realllllly want to try things on before purchasing, so I'd prefer an actual store instead of an online retailer. Lots of jewelry just does not work for me even if I love it on the model. I'm in the Portland, OR area. More details below. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain at 9:28 AM - 10 answers

Are these Baby Gap boots counterfeit?

I ordered a pair of Baby Gap sherpa-lined boots from eBay. I would have bought them straight from Gap, but of course, they don't sell them in the summertime. There is no Gap logo on the exterior or sole so I'm wondering if these are counterfeit. [more inside]
posted by AMom15 at 2:34 AM - 13 answers

June 5

Actual fix for scratched sunglasses

I have a pair of mid-range sunglasses that I like, but got scratched. Has anybody had success with one of the myriad fixes that people seem to recommend? [more inside]
posted by signal at 7:24 AM - 0 answers

June 4

Help Me Replace My Favorite Pants!

My favorite pair of pants is almost ready to be retired. Unfortunately, it looks like they're no longer being sold. Please help me find a replacement (or an alternate source for the original!) [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me at 3:17 PM - 12 answers

June 3

Seeking a cheap second wedding band

Where in New York can my wife and I buy a second wedding band? We would like to buy a second wedding band to wear on a daily basis that is under $100. Complication: wife's ring size is 3.5. No online sites please just actual stores we can visit.
posted by Lucubrator at 7:54 AM - 3 answers

June 2

Daywalker needs protection: Australia edition

Flying into Sydney for a long stay. Will need sunscreen. What to get? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl at 10:21 PM - 14 answers

Help me find the same dress about 1-3 more times!

Summer approacheth, and I want a couple more dresses like this one, but not necessarily this one: Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by sacchan at 9:51 PM - 13 answers

No more windmill dance!

Looking for flipflops that meet these simple criteria: Comfortable, durable, and--and this appears to be the catch--possessing soles that have decent traction on wet or slick surfaces. [more inside]
posted by bricoleur at 5:55 PM - 12 answers

Shorts and shoes for the short and shoeless

Mid 30s petite woman and generally hapless dresser seeking advice on how to wear shorts, what kinds of shorts to wear, and how to pair them with shoes so that I do not look like a child and/or dweeb. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 12:06 PM - 21 answers

June 1

Queer-friendly haircut in Denver?

Looking for recommendations for queer (non-binary, specifically) friendly barbers + salons in the Denver area. Suburbs are OK too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:37 PM - 4 answers

Be My Cobbler (Narrow feet, need arch support)

Yay! I have a new job! Even better - I can walk to work! Yay! But....all my "office wear" shoes suck for walking! Help! (As ever, list of specific needs inside.) [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:55 AM - 17 answers

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