I love the androgynous, monochrome, highly structured, and BIZARRE look of Rad Hourani, Gareth Pugh 2011-2012, Boris Bidjan Saberi. I'd like to get my everyday look closer to the aforementioned, but I need some advice.. [more inside] posted by beefetish at 2:41 PM - 12 answers
I have some great shoes I love that are ... falling apart. [pic] Unfortunately, they've been discontinued! I can get something sort of similar but there are still some drawbacks. Diligent searching hasn't turned up my perfect work shoe, though. In short, I want something tough like a work boot, easy to put on and take off (i.e. velcro straps), but with walking-shoe type soles and as light as possible. [more inside] posted by dhartung at 10:01 AM - 13 answers
I have this watch I looks great but was left in a damp basement for two years and is no longer working. Is it worth taking it to be fixed? is there a market for used/broken Rolexes?
I would never buy a $500 watch, but should I pay pay $500 to fix a $5000 watch?
Thanks, and just looking for opinions :) posted by 1inabillionmistake at 6:44 AM - 10 answers
I need some opinions and advice on hair color and style. I am for all intents and purposes "out" IRL now and I am trying to get all the parts of this nascent girlmode dialed in. Right now everyone I talk to is pretty divided between the "color your hair" and "NO OMFG SALT AND PEPPER IS BEAUTIFUL!" camps. What I feel is missing is a little nuance here. [more inside] posted by Annika Cicada at 11:17 AM - 67 answers
I cycle with a (timbuk2) messenger bag and I get super nasty sweat lines on my shirt, right inbetween my boobs, where my cross-strap is. I don't even cycle far (rarely more than 5 miles at a time). Is there any solution other than using a rear rack? [more inside] posted by Aranquis at 2:26 PM - 25 answers
I have very, very fine hair. I wear these hair clips every day to keep my hair. Can you recommend similarly small, strong clips that look either a) more professional or b) more special but not cheap? [more inside] posted by OrangeDisk at 6:08 AM - 21 answers
Where can I find a good airbrush artist in Los Angeles? Are my only options somewhere on Venice Beach or a mall kiosk? I'd like to have a shirt made with cats and other dorky things on it but need those dorky things to look reeeeeally good. (Like, reeeeeeeeeeally good.) Thanks! posted by pea_shoot at 8:15 PM - 0 answers
Can you help me find the form-fitting, top-supporting undershirt of my dreams? I'm looking for something I can buy 15-20 of because I hate shopping and just want to get it over with. I've been wearing "long and lean" tank tops, and they're completely amazing fresh off the rack, but they get loose and stretchy after only a few washes and wears. Specifics below the fold! [more inside] posted by divined by radio at 10:26 AM - 23 answers
Any recommendations for a brand of cycling short that has a longer leg and a bit of a slimmer fit than the standard MTB/touring short, but still keeping their casual style? [more inside] posted by Think_Long at 6:42 AM - 5 answers
My fiancee has a costume piece that needs to be taken in a bit. The piece has boning and is somewhat complex, and we'd like to find a seamster/seamstress in NYC who has experience with boning to able to alter it. Can you recommend someone? [more inside] posted by gchucky at 8:41 PM - 2 answers
I bought this maxi dress to wear to a wedding this weekend. The fabric is heavier than I anticipated, and the armholes are on the large size, so my bra is visible, and the whole dress seems to sag a little under its own weight. Is there are a way to fix this before Saturday? [more inside] posted by punchtothehead at 8:07 PM - 12 answers
Help me buy some great-looking men's suits without breaking the bank. I'm not well-educated on the subject, and I want to look good but avoid spending more than I have to. [more inside] posted by hootenatty at 2:13 PM - 12 answers
I was raised with the expectation that men's hats* MUST come off when entering a building.** This does not appear to be true any longer, or at least isn't true for baseball caps. What's the consensus on leaving a baseball cap on or taking it off? For context, I have explained the exceptions to the rules as I was lead to understand them under the cut, and if it matters I am a 30-year-old white guy living in a city, and I'm looking for the casual-hat rules, not the formal-hat rules. [more inside] posted by blnkfrnk at 10:11 AM - 38 answers