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Who sells lined women's trousers in the UK?

I want a pair of lined wool trousers, for women, in black. I'm in the UK and I like brands like Toast, APC, Margaret Howell, All Saints, and Cabbages and Roses. Most of the wool trousers from these brands seem to be unlined from the item descriptions. So where can I find black lined wool trousers for women in the UK?
posted by stinker on Nov 30, 2016 - 6 answers

Hidden Wedding Dresses

I took the dive into wedding planning and tried on dresses. It was fun, but everything felt pretty formal (and really expensive). I have seen interesting and more budget friendly dresses at places like Modcloth and so now I wonder: what other companies or stores carry wedding dresses? [more inside]
posted by thefang on Nov 29, 2016 - 31 answers

Resistance is Textile

Where should I buy social justice merch if I want to be sure the money will go to support social justice causes? [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Nov 23, 2016 - 11 answers

I Don't Wanna Taco Bout It

Please, please help. I somehow lost my nephew's shirt. It is a long-sleeved green size 6 shirt from Gap with a taco on the front saying "I don't want to taco 'bout it." My sister and I have searched Gap, Amazon, Google images, and Overstock. Can anyone find this shirt, available for me to buy and have shipped to an address in California? Thank you!!!
posted by bookworm4125 on Nov 21, 2016 - 11 answers

Tall men of America! Where do you get your sweatpants?

I'm looking for sweatpants to fit a teenager with a waist of 32" or 34" and an inseam of more than 34". The pants have to have an elastic waistband and generally be comfortable (i.e. no jeans or khakis). Where can these be found? Specific items and links, please, not general advice like "Old Navy has a tall section."
posted by The corpse in the library on Nov 17, 2016 - 13 answers

How to Preschooler: Getting Dressed Edition

Our charming and funny three-year-old has chosen getting dressed as her battlefield for asserting her independence. This is...not good. While we have plenty of time to eat and play and enjoy our family in the mornings. But lately we have been spending that time battling over whether mini-rainbow will wear clothes to school. We adults always win, but not without feeling like we have already maxed out our interpersonal patience reserves. We both work in people-centric jobs so it would be helpful if we could leave the house in a better interpersonal space. [more inside]
posted by songs_about_rainbows on Nov 7, 2016 - 33 answers

Help me find this shirt in the USA or figure out how to ship from UK

I found the perfect Ben Sherman shirt for my boyfriend for Christmas but can't figure out how to get it to the USA from the UK... [more inside]
posted by TestamentToGrace on Nov 5, 2016 - 10 answers

Need advice on making my wardrobe a little less gender-normative.

I'm a 28-year-old lesbian who has always presented as very feminine: sundresses, tights, heels, the works. Lately I find myself really longing to dabble in more androgynous/masculine fashion, but I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Pizzarina Sbarro on Nov 2, 2016 - 18 answers

Does the look I'm thinking of even exist?

I am a 30-something woman, and I would like to 1) wear pants 2) to work 3) in the winter 4) with a heel no higher than 1 1/2 inches 5) and not look frumpy. Where can I find the items I need to pull this off? First, the pants. I'm assuming that I want something more fitted/skinny than loose/bootcut. But nothing skintight, no leggings-as-pants or their ponte equivalent, and it's winter, so no "ankle" or "cropped" lengths. This eliminates pretty much all the dressy pants I've seen this season. Then, the shoes. I don't even have the most basic idea of what I'm looking for. Most low heels and wedges seem to be designed with the assumption that you've completely given up. Any ideas?
posted by Ralston McTodd on Nov 1, 2016 - 24 answers

Browncoats? (not the Whedon kind)

Many years of Anglophilic TV-watching have left me with a clothing question. What's the deal with the light brown, mid-length, indoor overcoat that certain British workers wear? [more inside]
posted by NumberSix on Oct 21, 2016 - 14 answers

Hairs Fibers and Lint.. Everywhere

It's getting cold. I need to stay warm. I hate hairs, fibers, and lint that shed from clothes. How do I avoid them? [more inside]
posted by Avosunspin on Oct 18, 2016 - 9 answers

Bold and Happy Style

I saw this photo on instagram and I think I have found my tribe! Where can I find the pink dress on the very left or styles that are similar?
posted by katinka-katinka on Oct 13, 2016 - 11 answers

Balls. Bats. Strikes. Walks.

I need the baseball underpants shown in this commercial (About 18-20 seconds in). I do not want boxers. I would like as close to these pants as possible. Can you help me?
posted by oflinkey on Oct 10, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me find the right sweater (or jacket)

I'm looking for a black, long sleeve cardigan that I can wear over a black lace dress to a semi-formal ("black tie optional," although people's dress tends to run the gamut from party/cocktail to full gowns) work event. I'd like it to be cropped or hit at/above the natural waist so it doesn't ruin the lines of a fit and flare dress. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 7, 2016 - 15 answers

Can you recommend a winter jacket for use in Wisconsin winter?

I come from California and this year will be the first winter I have to deal with in Wisconsin. I did live in Baltimore a while back, but I expect this winter to be somewhat more severe. I'm looking to purchase a warmer and better fitting jacket for this winter. While I won't be doing intense skiing/hiking outdoors, I will be walking around for 30-45min, mainly to get to work and just check out the snowy weather. More details... [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Oct 3, 2016 - 29 answers

Give me a reason why I shouldn't snip this label...

Found a lovely wool scarf in a charity shop today, complete with a washing instructions label sewn onto one end. Now, I'm thinking that seeing this dangling around in front of me would be annoying, so I should (gently) snip the seam and pull it off, right? Or not? Added bonus questions: how best to do this without ruining the scarf? And do folks generally snip out the labels from other clothes as well? Is this a thing?
posted by doornoise on Oct 1, 2016 - 17 answers

Dress me for a blizzard of snowflakes

My entire adult life I've had trouble dressing myself. If it were up to me we'd all be wearing Star Trek jumpsuits. I hate shopping, I mistrust fashion, and I'm really hard on clothing. Also: not made of money. But right now I need clothes and I don't have the time to scour 8 shopping malls for things I don't hate. Help me find an online retailer that suits my tastes and budget that I can be loyal to and buy all my clothes from. I'm preposterously finicky. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen on Sep 28, 2016 - 40 answers

Removing oil and tar from clothing

I made a Poor Life Choice and now have oil/tar from road construction on a bunch of clothing (cotton and leather). Help me remove it? [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Sep 21, 2016 - 12 answers

WWQCW? (What Would Quentin Crisp Wear?)

I'm looking for lavender undershirts and socks but searches so far have turned up mostly chaff. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Sep 19, 2016 - 3 answers

How did Seinfeld dress?

I grew up watching Seinfeld, but didn't really have a personal conception of style while the show was airing. I watch reruns, and I think that the costuming is sort of... "dorky 90s department store". However, I'm curious, when Seinfeld was contemporary, how fashionable would those clothes have been? What was being conveyed with the clothing choices of the main characters?
posted by codacorolla on Sep 14, 2016 - 54 answers

England, a heatwave and public air con: socially acceptable dress code

It is England, and we are on day one of (another) three day heatwave. Temperatures are peaking at 35C (95F) and there is more to come. Being English, I'm (a) not used to it and (b) don't have domestic air conditioning. There is, however, really good air conditioning in some supermarkets (especially Marks and Spencer food hall) and the cinema. But what, especially in the supermarket, is the least you can wear in a socially acceptable manner (remember: England)? Are there any kind of relevant guides or guidelines?
posted by Wordshore on Sep 13, 2016 - 13 answers

Closet purged...now what?!

After my weekend spent purging my closet of BAGS full of clothes to donate that are too young, too cheap, too ill fitting, and just too plain ugly, I now find myself with a few holes and thin areas in my (blessedly) more manageable wardrobe. I'd like to fill those holes (slowly, eventually) with pieces that are classic, high quality, and (unicorn!) ethically produced (or at least MORE ethically produced than many major brands). Problem: I LOATHE shopping and am a style/fashion amateur. Where should be looking? What should I be looking for? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Sep 12, 2016 - 24 answers

Who wears not-that-short shorts?

Women and shoppers-in-women's clothes of Metafilter, I have been gladdened by the appearance this summer of women's denim shorts with actual inseams! But I've only seen them in the wild, and haven't found any in stores. If you've bought some can you tell me where? Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Aug 21, 2016 - 8 answers

Seeking clothes that politely and charismatically scream “Book me!”

What are your favorite basic but stylish dresses and tops? I’m an actress assembling wardrobe options for auditions. [more inside]
posted by sweetjane on Aug 12, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me get the most out of a strange fashion choice

So, I just got back from a gaming convention and I'm tempted to buy pauldrons (shoulder armor) or a single pauldron on Etsy to incorporate into outfits for social occasions, especially in geeky crowds. I've got little to no experience with wearing unusual clothing - most of my clothes are the male stalwarts of t-shirts, polos, jeans, and khakis. What goes well with a pauldron that reads as "slightly oddball casual" and not "got lost on the way to a LARP?"
posted by LSK on Aug 10, 2016 - 41 answers

Please help me find more geeky unicorns.

Please help me find awesome geeky t-shirts in the massive haystack that is Etsy. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Aug 8, 2016 - 3 answers

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket & cheerleader skirt!

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket or varsity jacket & cheerleader skirt from a dance/athletic supplier, rather than a fashion retailer. These are pretty standard items, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but I was wondering if any of you had particular experience with any specific vendor! I only want to buy one of each, so no bulk minimums is good. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 3, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me (girl in 20s) figure out office-wear? (UK)

I'm in my late 20s and have been a bit of an eternal student, but I'm finally graduating and hope to find a job soon. I don't know what field it'll be in at this point, but office work of some sort. I don't enjoy shopping but I know I will need to look appropriate. The problem is that I don’t have a clear idea what I should be wearing, or the best shops (I’m in the UK) to go to. [more inside]
posted by tangerine_poppies on Jul 30, 2016 - 24 answers

Please help me find more dresses like this.

Because of another post, I found and ordered this dress on sale from Boden in all three colors. I love this dress. Where do I find more of this kind of dress? What words do I need to look for when I'm searching? [more inside]
posted by ilovewinter on Jul 23, 2016 - 7 answers

only showing boobs at appropriate times

I'm going back to work as a middle school teacher and I'm going to be pumping during the school day. I need suggestions for tops and dresses that suit both those roles. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jul 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Wheelchair users of MeFi, save my thighs from unintended consequences.

I can walk, and I've used a manual wheelchair for years to travel longer distances, but now find it's most convenient for my knees to stay in my chair almost all day at my new job. I love almost everything about this strategy, except one: I am a confirmed pants-wearer, and I find the fabric wrinkles and presses into my thighs so that by the end of the day, my skin is itchy and irritated. [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Jul 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Stains on a jacket from fermented watermelon. Can I mask the damage?

This dingleberry left a watermelon in a bag in her car on a hot day. Even more stupidly, I covered it with my favorite jacket. The watermelon must've fermented/exploded, then whatever sludge was left gave my navy blue 98% cotton, 2% spandex trim jacket (with gold metal lobster clasps and some similar hardware) some funky bleached-out patterns that haven't come out after two washes. How can I mask the damage so that the jacket is a solid color again? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Jul 12, 2016 - 6 answers

Did anyone record opinions on codpieces?

So codpieces were... a thing. Are there any records of what people who couldn't flaunt them, particularly court ladies, thought about dudes walking around with them?
posted by colin_l on Jun 19, 2016 - 4 answers

Rock back inside my heart, to the house dresses of yore

I need more cheap cotton floaty comfortable-but-still-somewhat-miraculously sexy somewhat disposable dresses that I can garden, read, and drink wine in. Examples below. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 3, 2016 - 16 answers

The siren song is calling to me - but is this scarf not meant to be?

I want a scarf. It's sold out. Any hope of finding it? I mean, sure, I don't NEED it, but it's amazing! Truely amazing. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Jun 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Clothing babies; politely disseminating a baby registry

Mr. liet and I are expecting a baby in July, and as he'll be our first baby, and I have absolutely zero experience with other people's babies, I have questions. The AskMe archives have covered most of them, but I'm curious about two things: how much and what kind of clothing we should have on hand, and how to disseminate our registry without throwing a baby shower. [more inside]
posted by liet on May 20, 2016 - 36 answers

Buying pants without losing my pants!

Does buying stuff on-sale or at a discounted price hurt the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on May 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Seventh Generation + old washing machine = stinky laundry?

My laundry stinks. I can't tell if it's the powder Seventh Generation detergent, our old washing machine, or just my own personal stench. Is there another (eco-friendly) detergent I should be using, or is there something else I can be doing to get my clothes cleaner and less putrid?
posted by airguitar2 on May 6, 2016 - 20 answers

How can I keep a white shirt white?

Generally I avoid white clothing, but I recently acquired a few nice blouses--plain white, white with dots, white with stripes--and I'd like to keep them nice. But all I know to do with white things is bleach them. How do you keep your white clothes white, particularly if they're not all white (i.e. patterned)? What actually works? [more inside]
posted by witchen on May 2, 2016 - 17 answers

professional shirts for a woman with a slim torso and strong arms

Where can I find shirts cut for someone my shape? I have a slim, long torso, and relatively muscular, and therefore large, arms. [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Apr 9, 2016 - 4 answers

No rainbows, please.

I'm looking for more of these stylish little online shops that sell well-designed queer merchandise. I'm thinking the Autostraddle store or Otherwild or the Gender Is Over campaign. No luck Googling for this — I just get a bunch of cheesy t-shirts with rainbow unicorns and bad puns.
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 3, 2016 - 5 answers

One Person's Trash is Another's Yadda Yadda

I was taking a walk and found that somebody had left four bags of women's clothing on the curb labeled "FREE CLOTHES" alongside a futon also presumably free. The road is kind of off to the side, and doesn't get that much foot traffic by nyc standards. I want to report this find in a way, to make it more likely that it will go to somebody who could make use of it. Is this a good idea? If it is, what would be a good way to do so? Have considered craigslist, FB neighborhood post, freecycle forum(?). [more inside]
posted by coolname on Apr 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Hassle-free, petite, ethical jeans - Levi's or what?

I hate shopping. I need jeans. I do not want to buy clothes made by children. Can I buy Levi's? If not, what? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 29, 2016 - 16 answers

Wash before wear?

Settle a debate between me and my wife. She insists EVERY new article of clothing must be washed before wearing. T-Shirts. Underwear. Socks. All washed first. Even bed-sheets and towels (a not-yet-used comforter started this debate.) I say brand new out of package is as clean as can be. Who's right?
posted by arniec on Mar 25, 2016 - 70 answers

Help me stop my underwear from flipping out

I wear boxer briefs. The waist bands keep flipping over. I am overweight so it's likely the shape of my body/spare tire. I've tried smaller boxer briefs, larger ones, almost comically large ones. They all flip and it drives me nuts. Help! [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Mar 13, 2016 - 9 answers

Where can I have these two items of clothing repaired?

I love these two items of clothing, a vintage loosely-woven white lace vest with pearl details, and a black hooded Chambers jacket with faux leather sleeves. Unfortunately, there is a hole in the lace, and the faux-leather has begun to separate from the sweatshirt-like material underneath (see linked photos). Where can I send or take these items to have them repaired properly? [more inside]
posted by Amplify on Mar 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Capsule wardrobe, year-round edition.

You have a capsule wardrobe for work and casual, and live in a temperate climate with only two seasons (HOT summers, cool-ish winters). How did you build it? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Mar 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Winter coat for menopausal Canadian vampire

I want to replace my winter coat and have some very picky requirements. Here they are, with the most important ones first: [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Mar 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Angle of a Cap or Hat Brim. Term for it?

Is there a term that defines the angle of a brim with respect to the front of the hat or cap? One extreme would be the brim on the cloth caps competing bicyclists wore: straight up, essentially lying flush against the front of the hat. In the middle would be the brim of a French policeman's kepi or the cap worn by the stuntman in "A Man and a Woman": straight out, at a 90° angle from the front. At the other extreme would be straight down, like the brim of the 19th-century Marine pill-box cap. [more inside]
posted by RichardS on Mar 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Where should I shop for women's clothing in Vancouver BC

I'm going up to Vancouver for the weekend soon and find myself with a bit of a clothing budget and a favorable exchange rate. I don't shop at the same stores as my woman friend up there due to differences in taste and size range, and my other woman friend there is off at a meditation retreat so I can't ask her. Given the preferences below the fold, where should I shop for clothes and shoes? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Mar 2, 2016 - 14 answers

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