I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and have noticed that, over the past several months, a sizable number of clothing donation boxes have appeared on sidewalks and in little disused nooks of urban space. There are three on my block alone that have sprung up, seemingly overnight, within the last couple months. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on May 11, 2013 -
I read this New York Times
article about clothing that is ethically produced and looked up the company they feature, Everlane, and really loved the look of their stuff. It's conservative enough for an office, but still fashionable and hip, and not horribly expensive ($15 for women's t-shirts). The trouble is, they don't offer very much variety. Basically, I'm looking for more things along the lines of these
previous MeFi questions
but for women's clothes available for purchase in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on May 10, 2013 -
So the days are getting longer and warmer, and I find myself in the need of some decent clothing, varying from casual to business casual.
I'm on the heavier side and thus prefer darker, more muted tones, but am open to other options. I'm also not a fan of logos but will pay a premium for good quality and easy to care for clothing.
An important consideration is that I REALLY prefer long-sleeve shirts and longer pants (i.e. I don't need more shorts), as I feel they make me feel more put together. They still need to be "breathable" though! [more inside]
posted by Yowser
on May 2, 2013 -
I've recently discovered the difference that quality tailoring can make to the quality of my wardrobe. Now I'm looking for a great tailor in London who can alter my clothes at a price I can afford. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Help me find women's fashion blogs and shops that emulate a certain quality I enjoy in men's fashion and accessories, namely the emphasis on craftsmanship and timeless style. [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page
on Apr 21, 2013 -
I'm curious what the most frequently purchased colors are for regular, non-jean pants for men. I was discussing this with a colleague today, and guessed black and navy. I'm looking specifically for industry numbers or anecdotal evidence from those working in clothing manufacturing or sales. (I already guessed!) Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird
on Apr 5, 2013 -
Following a house move, a friend and I decluttered 70-90% of my wardrobe. I now feel like I have no idea what sort of thing I need to be buying in the future, particularly as I have a hard to fit figure. Help! [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Apr 5, 2013 -
My wife is pregnant. I'd like to get her a gift certificate to a store that sells maternity clothing that is akin to the clothing she normally buys. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Mar 29, 2013 -
What website am I thinking of - make clothes selections, creates a fasion profile, and then makes suggestions?
General advice on how to figure out what to wear... why does 30 feel so...weird? I feel like I'm either dressed like a 20 yr old or a 60 yr old - awkward, all the time. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276
on Mar 21, 2013 -
I have an awesome new cardigan, yay! I got ink stains on the sleeve! Boo! Any recommendations for someone in Toronto skilled at alteration? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder
on Mar 16, 2013 -
I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Mar 9, 2013 -
My current wardrobe consists of jeans and a Gap V-neck T
. I am at the point where I need to replace my t-shirts (they are wearing out). Do I stick to the Gap shirts or is there something better out there for a similar or lower price? Some options I've found are Uniqlo
(but they always seem to be sold out) or Everlane
. Also, any sizing suggestions would be great too! I currently wear a large Gap shirt, but with Everlane it looks like I'd need to go up to an XL (I figured this by comparing chest size from Gap to Everlane). Is that correct?
posted by sgo
on Mar 7, 2013 -
Can you recommend men's undershirts (preferably v-neck, possibly tank) as an alternative to cotton tees? [more inside]
posted by suprenant
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I've noticed that the bog-standard off the rack/department store menswear items (button-up shirts, slacks, etc) from UK brands bought in the UK tends to fit me wildly better then their counterparts in the US. I have to alter them a lot less and they just hang off my body better. I'm wondering if there's a technical/fashion-nerd reason for this and if so, what should I be looking for in the US department store brands to get this same effect? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 3, 2013 -
I live in London. I am going to Toronto on Sunday where, according to the weather forecast, there will be lows of -16C. I have literally never *been* in weather like that before, and do not own, or know where I should purchase, clothing which will deal with it. Special circumstance to note: I am a large person. I'm a woman, but men's XXXL does well by me . [more inside]
posted by acalthla
on Feb 25, 2013 -
Looking for offroad biking clothes that don't make me look like shrink-wrapped tripe or some kind of junior-high skater dude. What does the middle-aged country gentleman wear on a bicycle hack through the shrubbery? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Feb 23, 2013 -
I bought a beautiful long sleeve men's shirt on Hautelook.com. It was all black with contrast saddle stitching. The site said the size was true, meaning I bought a medium because I wear a medium. Boy, were they wrong. It was way too small. So, unfortunately, I have to return it. I called them to see if they had a large but they don't keep stock on the things they sell.
So, I'm trying to see if this shirt is sold any other place. But when I google/bing "Golden Star" nothing remotely close comes up. To be honest, I've never heard of that label.
Does anyone know how I can find this shirt or, at least, the company that makes it?
posted by Taken Outtacontext
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I am trying to remember a website I vaguely remember. It was like lookbook.nu but everyone had their height/weight/body shape in their profile, so you could search for fashionable style posts/outfit of the days with people with a similar body type to you? [more inside]
posted by Huck
on Feb 1, 2013 -
This snowflake is woefully under-hoodied: I cannot locate a hoodie which meets my specific nitpicky criteria. Can YOU? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Jan 30, 2013 -
My roommate bikes about 4 miles to work. His feet are size 13 and he uses platform (flat) pedals. He wears pretty chunky shoes. We live in Portland, OR. For HolidayGiftingTime I bought him some Sugoi Resistor booties, but within a month they have shredded and ripped to the point of uselessness. What are some other options for the large-footed, shreddy-pedaled biker? Are there any booties specifically for platform pedals? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon
on Jan 27, 2013 -
Cluelessly-dressed 30-year-old office-working lady here. I have come to the conclusion that it is in my best interest to start leaning much more toward the business
side of business casual
on a daily basis.
Professional women/fashion mavens of Metafilter, could you lend me a hand with these business wear-related queries? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Need recommendation for a tailor on or near the UWS of Manhattan, NYC . Standard stuff, mostly altering off the rack shirts, pants, and jackets, nothing too extreme but should be familiar with vintage and custom-mades. Would prefer quality over speed or cost.
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I want to learn about the cultural significance of clothing, as well as how clothes are made, but I want my process to be fun. What do you think are the best popular Hollywood-style movies, in which the characters discuss what clothes mean to them? What about movies in which the characters are involved with the sewing or designing of clothing? Do garments play a major part in the plot of any movies? Any suggestions for movies that have helped you to think about clothes would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I've been invited to interview with a few grad schools for biochemistry and biophysics doctoral programs. Hooray! What should I expect? How do I prepare? And what the heck do I wear? Complications: extremely poor and wardrobe consists of t-shirts and blue jeans with one proper "job interview" outfit. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Jan 2, 2013 -
What sort of clothes to wear to project an image primarily of trust and secondarily of mystique/mystery? In seeking to improve myself, I want to upgrade my wardrobe. At work I can wear and usually do, wear T shirts and jeans. I'm tired of that. As part of my self-improvement, a book (Fascinate) shows that I'm viewed as trustworthy and mysterious. I'd like to dress for that.. I'm mid 40's male and have always been a T shirt and jeans guy. This is just one area that I just am not fully understanding
posted by badger11
on Dec 29, 2012 -
Do you know of a detailed description from literature of a non-literary subject which was not primarily meant as literature you would care to share with me? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses
on Dec 28, 2012 -
A couple of years ago I read about a book of contemporary men’s fashion from the 70’s. It is considered a classic by some and I believe fetches a fair price. It featured a lot of mixing of styles.
Any idea what this might be?
posted by bongo_x
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Searching for the perfect women's robe: "cute and cozy, non-Burqa-style robe." What this means in practice is something full coverage but without the shapeless lack of drape of some of those floor to ceiling women's robes that look like something cut for Lurch's body type.
posted by OmieWise
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Imagine those sweat pants with the classic college lettering of your school name on the butt. I would like to purchase a pair in that theme, but the lettering says "POTUS". My searches have turned up nothing so far. I'm open to online options or places in D.C. as I'll be there for a few days next week. Help me make this happen!
posted by colourmebrad
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I'm looking for good-quality black and dark gray winter wool dress pants that I can wear to my office. [more inside]
posted by the sobsister
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Where can I purchase more socks like these
? Acquired by my husband over 10 years ago at an airport in the Netherlands, they are long-lasting, comfortable, made of wool, have the word "TRAIL" embroidered in red across the instep, three horizontal red stripes on the ball of the foot, and what may be a size "3-46" in red across the toe.
posted by matildaben
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Book about style/clothing for a woman in her mid 20s wanting to look her age and put together a new wardrobe [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse
on Dec 4, 2012 -
I'm in jeopardy of losing my hero/genius status due to not being able to find pure cashmere socks (calf length) for my wife. [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep
on Nov 22, 2012 -
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger
on Nov 18, 2012 -