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The horror of "casual", the heat of "summer"

I am a tall (5'11), fat (22/24), lady, soon-to-be attorney working in a downtown law office that just declared the next few months to be "Casual Summer". Help me look professional and casual and feel comfortable at the same time. Difficulty: pants. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 4, 2014 - 32 answers

How do I research the manufacturing of a handbag?

I want to research the possibility of having a certain design of handbag made, in quantity, to sell. It's a large version of a tiny handbag I see in a number of stores. What's the way to start on this path? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

How to dress after weight gain?

How do I dress for work and fun when weight gain has made me unfamiliar with my body? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on Dec 27, 2012 - 23 answers

We're having some trouble picking a name for our vintage clothing business; lend a hand!

Help us name our vintage clothing business! [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Dec 9, 2012 - 23 answers

We're trying to start a vintage clothing business! How do we source the best clothing at the best prices?

How do I source reasonable to high quality vintage clothing at low prices [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Nov 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me navigate the waters of fashion in the artsy west coast city office!

I am a 22-year-old female who has just been informed that I have received a prestigious arts and culture internship in my Western U.S. city's government. This is my first real job, and I'm perplexed about what clothes to buy for a professional, yet comfortable summer wardrobe. [more inside]
posted by gothchick33 on May 19, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I learn about the workings of the fashion industry?

How can I learn about the workings of the fashion industry? [more inside]
posted by eeby on May 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me dress like a grown-up (but not a geezer)

Last month, I finally landed my first "real" job. However, I have no idea how to dress myself -- I need to look "smart," but not overdressed. Give a geek some fashion advice! [more inside]
posted by schmod on Mar 23, 2010 - 34 answers

Is selling disposable flat shoes a good business idea?

Is selling disposable flat shoes to women struggling after a night in painful high-heels a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Mar 9, 2010 - 50 answers

i also love her hairstyle, but that's for another post

Where can I find tailored dresses? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Random Fashion Questions

London/UK/Fashion mefites - I require help on moving a fashion business and marketing it to the USA [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jan 17, 2010 - 1 answer

How do I negotiate licensing rights for printing copyrighted images on apparel?

MY BUSINESS PLAN: Negotiate the rights to make apparel with images from a movie that is coming out in a couple of years. The movie distributor has the authority over these rights. EXAMPLE: So, say the movie was Spiderman, I would want to acquire the rights from Sony Pictures to make Spiderman t-shirts, jackets, caps, etc and then sell them to distributors, wholesalers and retailers. WHAT I NEED: Tips from insiders how to put my best foot forward in making this proposal to the movie distributor. [more inside]
posted by seatofmypants on Jul 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Working with an Independent (Clothing) Sales Rep vs. Cold Calling shops

My wife has designed and produced several items of clothing for girls which are available online. She's interested in getting her items placed and sold through specialty shops and boutiques. She is trying to determine the best way to go about this without breaking the bank. (For example, the expense of a booth at a trade show is outside of our budget). She's thinking about working with an independent sales representative and/or cold calling shops directly. [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Sep 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Dressing for success

Help me learn to dress my husband! Tips/tricks/resources on developing a good eye for men's business attire? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 14, 2008 - 20 answers

Fashion resources for South Asians

What good fashion/style/beauty resources are out there for South Asian (Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani) women that aren't all about saris and lenghas? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Suit me up

Los Angeles Interview Suit— I need to find something cheap for interviews after finding my last suit had irreperable moth holes in the pants (yeah, you can tell that my last couple of jobs haven't really required dap to the tap sartorial sense). Where in the LA area can I get a cheap (nice) suit fairly quickly? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me buy a basic business wardrobe.

My role and environment at work has recently changed and I have forgotten how to dress. How can I quickly buy the right wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by tcskeptic on Jul 23, 2006 - 23 answers

Ladies (and some gents): What do you wear under your skirt?

Ladies (and some gents): What do you wear under your skirt? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Jan 19, 2006 - 30 answers

when your on your own...

My s.o. and I are at a crossroads. We are both architects and are hoping to start a fashion/design company that will be able to sustain our incomes (at least partially). We have product, we have a website, we have customers. What we are looking for are good books/websites/opinions on how to proceed out of our day-to-day jobs and into our own billing/taxes/sustainability models. We are open to "get a lawyer" responses, but are really looking to get our heads around some business concepts. Any sources that you have found helpful? [more inside]
posted by grimley on Nov 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Pinstriped Suits with Colored Shirts?

FashionFilter: Is there a "rule" about wearing a colored shirt with a black pin-striped suit? Are there other rules about female business attire that a soon-to-graduate-undergrad should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on Mar 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Should we customize our clothes ourselves or outsource this?

My fiancee is looking into the possibility of selling clothes with custom art/text/etc. She knows about CafePress and such, but is looking for a way to get text/images on black and dark clothes. Shirts, hoodies, pants, etc.

There's always the 'custom-shirts-for-10-dollars' places, but she doesn't want to sell anything that's going to fade in a month, or is otherwise of questionable quality. Have any of you had good experiences with online companies that provide custom printing services? Would it be a good idea to look into purchasing a silkscreen machine? [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Jul 16, 2004 - 11 answers

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