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Best NYC clothes stores for larger guys? Goal: step up from jeans & tees

Which clothing stores in NYC have good casual/business casual clothes for larger men? My boyfriend and I are going clothes shopping this coming Saturday to prepare for an upcoming trip. He has a suit, but other than that, all his clothes are jeans and tees. For this trip, we are looking for: casual button down shirts (oxfords or plaids), non-jeans/non-khaki trousers, a sport coat or blazer, and some shoes that fall in between the New Balance sneakers he usually wears and the nice black shoes he wears with his suit. Sizes and price range below the cut. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 14, 2014 - 9 answers

How can I feel more confident in situations that make me feel unsafe?

What can I do to make myself feel more capable in situations where I feel unsafe? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Where can I host an Olympic Opening Ceremonies party in Brooklyn?

Is there a bar or other space in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Long Island City where I can reserve a private room with a TV for a get-together to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies? I am not looking to pay for an entire event, just reserve a private space with a TV and proximity to a bar where my friends can buy drinks.
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Where in NYC can I set up an ersatz stoop sale?

I want to do a stoop sale (aka yard sale) to offload things I no longer need, but I can't use my own stoop... where in New York can I have one? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Flatiron Building History

Last weekend, I found out that my boyfriend's grandmother worked in my office building 57 or so years ago, for about six months, as a secretary for "the first sofa bed company in the United States." (It was their showroom.) Now, the Flatiron offices are entirely occupied by two companies, but then, it held many different small businesses. How can I find out where in the building her office was located? I'd love to take her there sometime so she can see it again.
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Finding a good landlord in NYC

I know how to find a good apartment. How do I make sure that apartment has a good landlord? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 2, 2010 - 19 answers

A New York Homestead

I've been idly dreaming about building a small house someday, something along the lines of the small houses (not the tiny ones) designed by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. I'd like to know more about what this would entail in the area where I currently live. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Getchyer Hot Donuts! Hot Donuts Here!

Where can I find fresh, hot, glazed donuts in Manhattan for breakfast? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 14, 2010 - 17 answers

ADHD Specialists in New York

Can you recommend ADHD specialist psychiatrists in New York that are not at the Hallowell Center? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 14, 2010 - 2 answers

I think I've become one of those New Yorkers who calls everything outside of the city "the country."

Inexpensive getaways near New York City? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn: What's it like to live there?

Tell me, a prospective resident, about Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Best route for overland commute in NYC

I live at the top of Central Park in New York City (my park entrance is at 110th and Lenox), and I'm thinking of either getting a bike or rollerblades to commute to my job at 23rd and Fifth (or, perhaps more accurately, to my gym at 23rd and Park, where I can shower and change). What's the most direct path through the park from top to bottom, and which streets should I take to my destination once I exit the park? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Good, inexpensive cocktails in New York City.

For my job (and for fun) I often need good places to go out for drinks after work here in New York. Please recommend bars between 14th Street and Midtown that have good, inexpensive (~$10 or below) cocktails and are good for conversations with small groups of people. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Start me (band) up

I sing. I don't read music. I don't know musicians who play my kind of music. But I want to be in a band. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Cheap, healthy Flatiron lunch?

NYCfilter: I work at the Flatiron (at 23rd and Broadway), and I'm looking for cheap (~$7), healthy (more veg, less fried) lunch places within five to ten blocks. Where would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Good Guide to Harlem?

NYC filter: Is there a good guide to Harlem for neighborhood residents? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 11, 2008 - 1 answer

What's the best guide to Queens?

What's the best guide to Queens for someone who lives there? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Jobs for a Tech-Savvy Historian/Teacher

What are some good places to work in NYC for a tech-savvy medievalist who also has experience teaching history and politics to middle and high schoolers? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

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