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Tart Up My Running Style (Men's Edition)

I want to look cute at marathons. Men's running shorts and clothes are super blah. Dress me hotter! [more inside]
posted by gregglind on Feb 11, 2016 - 12 answers

I want a closet like a cartoon character - help me find the shirt part

My job's dress code is extremely strict, to the point where I might as well just reduce my stress level and buy several of the same thing to wear every day. The most important, hard-to-find item: a goldilocks dress shirt. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by gloriouslyincandescent on Feb 4, 2016 - 10 answers

Similar if not same clothes rack but in different country

Hi all, I've fallen in love with this bamboo clothes rack from Argos but unfortunately they only ship within the UK. Do any of you happen to know a smiliar or same item from a different store, one that would ship to Berlin in Germany where I currently reside? Many thanks, hive!
posted by mrsh on Jan 24, 2016 - 6 answers

Female road (air) warriors: What's best to wear on a plane?

I travel for work, but not often enough to get the upgrade. What's best to wear on cross-country flights? [more inside]
posted by nadise on Jan 23, 2016 - 29 answers

This machine warps clothes and applies a layer of lint. Why oh why?

I've just moved to Colombia and am doing laundry without a dryer for the first time. Why are the results so terrible? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Jan 23, 2016 - 8 answers

Fat gentlemen of Chicago where do you shop?

I got a desk job last year and with it came about 30lbs and I've gone from just being tall to being big and tall. I'm gathering momentum for working out but I need to dress the body I have right now. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Jan 15, 2016 - 6 answers

Best pants non-cargo utility pockets?

Where are the affordable, well-fitting, durable pants for men with great, non-cargo utility pockets? (details below) [more inside]
posted by rock'em sock'em puppets on Jan 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Help me buy this underwear from Turkey (or something similar in the US)

Once upon a time, I went to a Turkish bath in Istanbul where they gave out free women's underwear. I *love* this underwear and got 10 more pairs like it for 1 euro each at the bath before I left. It's the only underwear I've ever had that fully covered my butt, stayed there all day, and didn't dig into my sides. It's made by the Turkish brand Belinay. Can you help me get more like it? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Jan 5, 2016 - 14 answers

Should I fight the urge to purge (my stuff) while pregnant?

I always feel like I can get rid of more of my stuff, specifically clothes, and since our household will need to accommodate another person about six months from now, I feel like this is a good time to aggressively weed things out. At the same time, I would like to not buy a new wardrobe and continue wearing clothes like a decent person. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 7, 2015 - 25 answers

Help me find this sweater?

I really like the sweater Aaron Rodgers was wearing in his press conference after the Packers game last night. Can anyone help me figure out where I can buy one exactly like it?
posted by mammoth on Dec 4, 2015 - 3 answers

Adult Seeks Clothing: Bohemian edition

I love bohemian style clothes. Always has, probably always will. I'm looking to find some new bohemian-style clothes online but it seems like all I can find are see-through scraps of fabric for waifish, dreamy-eyed, nymphets who work in the butterfly-chasing industry. Most of the stuff from Free People, for example, look like costumes to me. Please help dress a special snowflake. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Nov 30, 2015 - 31 answers

Men's underwear frustrations

I need help finding underwear that is comfortable for me. I am a man, about 260 pounds, and I only like briefs. Embarrassing details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2015 - 19 answers

Adulting 101: Business Casual

I'm moving into a new position at work that requires me to do away with t-shirts and jeans, and become a little more business-y. I don't have to wear a suit and tie thankfully so it'll likely be collared shirts/slacks. Any tips for the transition? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 24, 2015 - 24 answers

where can I buy pants/shorts designed like this

I found this pair of shorts at a thrift stores years ago and absolutely love them. They are the most comfortable pair of shorts I have ever worn, and I have just about worn them out. I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to find this specific design, material, and where to find/buy information you may have! Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Nov 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Online clothes retailer for a larger gentleman

Where can I buy clothes online for a plus-size male? [more inside]
posted by signal on Nov 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Wedding guest suit/clothes for plus-size woman?

This previous question could almost be me--except that I'm much larger. I need to find a wedding outfit for a December wedding in Vegas, and I'm profoundly uncomfortable in dresses. Can you help me find sources for dressy straight-butch-ish clothes, in maybe a 26/28 size pant and a top size that ranges from 28 into the 30s? [more inside]
posted by Forgetful Jones on Nov 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Stain removal filter: can I fix this?

I bought a shirt. I ruined the shirt the minute I decided to return it. Can I fix this or have I just bought a £30 cleaning rag? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Nov 5, 2015 - 12 answers

What will I do with you, pink and blue?

The advice "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls" can be found quoted many, many places online (all clearly originating from one ur-source), attributed either to the Ladies Home Journal in 1918 or Earnshaw's Infants Department (invariably identified as "a trade publication"). Which was it? Was it, in fact, either? [more inside]
posted by kenko on Oct 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Long-sleeved shirts for long-armed ladies

Winter is coming! I am looking for pretty, business-casual-ish, long-sleeved shirts to wear under cardigans. Where do I buy these, especially as a 6-foot-tall woman? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Oct 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Sometimes I have to leave the house.

Ladyclothesfilter: My style has always been pretty eclectic, and now that I'm thirty I'd like to look a little more put together at work and in general when I leave the house. I used to love ModCloth, but lately when I look at their site I feel like I'm looking at something meant for my kid sister. Where do I shop now? [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Oct 22, 2015 - 35 answers

What to wear to a "cocktail" wedding that's not a dress?

I'm attending my sister-in-law's wedding next month and we finally got confirmation that the ceremony/reception dress code will be "cocktail". I'm a woman who is tired of buying dresses I hate wearing and feeling uncomfortable at these sorts of things, so what can I wear that's appropriate but also me? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Oct 21, 2015 - 17 answers

Winter is coming, but you're no direwolf!

What advice can you provide for keeping a little dog warm and healthy during the long cold months of winter in Minnesota? [more inside]
posted by meese on Oct 17, 2015 - 15 answers

Need size 4 pajamas/clothes featuring Princess Tiana

My black friend is looking for clothes and pajamas for her size four daughter featuring Princess Tiana, of "The Princess and the Frog." She's specifically looking for these so her daughter can have merchandise from her beloved Disney Princess franchise featuring a character that looks like her. She's scoured the internet but isn't having any luck. My friend is ready to pull out her hair. Any ideas?
posted by zeusianfog on Oct 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Should I wear this?

I'm going out tonight and bought something to wear which I'm now totally unsure about and I only have a few hours to panic-buy a replacement if it's unsuitable. So fashion mavens of MeFi - should I wear this or, as always, am I All Wrong? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Oct 10, 2015 - 22 answers

I can't believe I'm asking a fashion advice question!

I'm a 60-something male whose regular "uniform" is jeans, T-shirt, and when it gets cooler, a flannel shirt open in the front with the sleeves rolled up. As it gets even cooler, I need to throw a jacket over this. So I'm looking for the right kind of jacket for this combination. Most of my jackets are short so they show the flannel shirt hanging down below. [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy on Oct 5, 2015 - 10 answers

I don't know how to dress myself.

I need to start dressing more professionally, but I'm terrible at it and the sort of person who would happily wear t-shirts and shorts or jogging pants all the time if it were acceptable. How can I get better at this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 24, 2015 - 17 answers

Out of bounds to suggest new clothes?

Is there an appropriate way to ask a potential employee to update their wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Sep 24, 2015 - 31 answers

Simple sewing patterns for costumes or bags, for boys?

My five-year-old son is interested in sewing (he's interesting in construction and design, in general). I am not much of a sewer, but I could probably cut out something from a simple pattern and stitch it by hand. (No machine). How can I indulge this with him, given that I have limited skills and he's five? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Sep 23, 2015 - 23 answers

Help me replace my girlfriend's favourite smiley heart t-shirt

Whilst in LA recently my girlfriend bought this t-shirt of a smiley heart face. She loves it, but it got ruined in transit. She is unhappy. Can you help us find it again? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Need a suit for interview, but I am short, chubby and big on top

I am trying to find a suit for an interview. I usually go to Ann Taylor and Loft. My problem is that I am a petite plus. I have no problem fitting pants or skirts. But, I am large up top and the size 14 blazers will not button, and the sleeves are long. If I get a 16 the sleeves will be even longer. Where else to go? I thought all was solved with Talbots petite plus, but the closest store does not carry the petites. please give advice,. I can't be the only short chubby girl out there trying to get her professional look on :) I also hate buying a suit that I don't love and getting it tailored, especially as I am losing weight.
posted by TRUELOTUS on Sep 10, 2015 - 14 answers

Pants me! Help me find pants that fit

Young professional woman seeking pants that fit. Caveats and such below the fold. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Aug 11, 2015 - 16 answers

How do I find clothes that fit me properly in NYC/Brooklyn?

I'm a slim 40-year old guy in Brooklyn and cannot find pants that fit me and are age-appropriate. Help? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 10, 2015 - 4 answers

What is the easiest way to store clothes without folding them?

What is the fastest, most convenient way to store clothes wrinkle-free without folding them? [more inside]
posted by karakumy on Aug 3, 2015 - 20 answers

Cuddlin' on the Couch With the Elder Gods

I recently read (and adored) Scott Hawkins' "The Library at Mount Char". If I could find a real-life product similar to the apprentices' robes in the book, I'd be SO delighted. Here's every description of the robes that I could find: "rough cotton", "a gray-green cotton thing along the lines of a kimono with a hood, tied at the waist with a sash", "vaguely monk-like", "loose, oversized sleeves". Any idea where I can snag such a thing? Thanks, Hive!
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Black and silver damask sweatshirt

I saw a woman in downtown Seattle today wearing a black, long-sleeve pullover sweatshirt that had an all-over print of shiny silver damask - not unlike these leggings, except in sweatshirt form. Google hasn't turned up anything, but I desperately want one! Any ideas where to look? thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Jul 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Can you help me find men's work clothes that aren't awful?

I need to build a small set of work clothes that I can combine and re-combine. Unfortunately, since this is retail sales(with attendant conservative clothing policies) , there are some severe constraints in place. Feeling creative? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Jul 14, 2015 - 8 answers

How to prevent / remove "dusty" smell from clothes?

My clothes cupboard is a bit overstuffed – that's not going to change. I find that anything that's not been washed in a month or so develops a cupboard smell – not mouldy thank goodness, but a smell I can only describe as "dusty". This is especially bad with T-shirts that are folded and stacked in a pile, less so (but still a bit) on shirts and trousers that hang from hangers. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Need a bathing suit that's not a burqini

Help: I lost a lot of weight and need a bathing suit. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 15, 2015 - 12 answers

I am a suit buying snowflake - ethical quandry edition

I want to buy a nice suit. My top priorities are ethical labor and reasonable price (and yeah, I'd like it to look good). Moderate complications: I'm a masculine woman who wants a "man's suit". Additionally, I'm looking for another suit for my tween daughter, but cut in a "mannish femme" style (think Annie Hall). [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jun 4, 2015 - 9 answers

Keeping Stock

Often when I find an item of clothing that I like, by the time I wear it out and want to replace it the company has stopped selling it. I've adapted by going back and buying additional pieces but this is a hassle and I can't always afford to buy five pairs of jeans at once. I'd rather just patronize stores/brands that are known for longevity. Can folks suggest places to shop? [more inside]
posted by galaxy rise on May 18, 2015 - 12 answers

How to donate shoes so that they'll be given away rather than sold?

I have managed to accumulate (over time and several bad buying decisions) three pairs of quality-make men's shoes of different types, all in nearly-new condition, that I don't want or can't wear, and I'd like them to go to someone who could really use them. The thing they have in common is each has a non-obvious flaw that would cause buyer's regret in anyone who actually paid money for them, so Goodwill is out. [more inside]
posted by George_Spiggott on May 17, 2015 - 15 answers

iPhone 6 - where do you keep it?

I have an iPhone 6 with the Incipio NGP case, and for the life of me I can't figure out where to put it so it doesn't drive me crazy. Also, I can barely feel it vibrate. [more inside]
posted by Questolicious on May 14, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me accessorize a navy dress!

Situation: I'm going to a major environmental nonprofit's fundraising gala/ball. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ragini on May 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Summer pants

I'm looking for casual, stylish summer pants. [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on May 8, 2015 - 10 answers

J. Crew employee discounts. What can they be used on, how can I get one

Would like to buy a new pair of shoes for my wedding in July. J. Crew Alden's would be real nice but are on the pricey side and don't seem to ever be a part of sales. Does anyone know if the J. Crew employee discount can be used for these shoes, and if so, what is the discount amount? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on May 6, 2015 - 21 answers

Help me buy a hat

I'm looking for a stylish hat with good coverage. I'm not normally a hat-wearer, but I've been spending a lot of time outside and want to keep my face out of the sun. I'm looking for more coverage than one of these straw fedoras but not a big, floppy beach hat. [more inside]
posted by ohisee on May 4, 2015 - 10 answers

wow, such pants, very flatters

How can I find other men's pants that are cut just like this one perfect pair of pants I have (CPO Provisions "skinny chino" from Urban Outfitters)? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Apr 28, 2015 - 9 answers

Looking for a particular type of robe...

Hey hivemind. I saw this video, which starts with a Japanese woman wearing a rather particular type of robe, while at a kotatsu. It's somewhat reminiscent of a kimono, but big, comfy, padded cotton? Sort of like a wearable comforter. Anyone know what these are called / where I might find them? ... or, if necessary, a pattern for them?
posted by markkraft on Apr 24, 2015 - 7 answers

No idea what to wear to friend's wedding? (Male)

I am an early 30's dude who was invited to a friend's wedding. It's in two days. I don't have much experience with weddings, and don't have anything to wear yet. I don't have much money, and don't have a suit of my own. Can you give me suggestions on what to wear so that I don't stick out like a sore thumb? [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Apr 23, 2015 - 38 answers

What do I need to know about having a seasonal wardrobe?

I have not lived in a place with seasons since I was 13. Now I do. Help a poor person take good care of her belongings so she don't have to replace them in a few months. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 16, 2015 - 7 answers

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