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]
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]
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]
Is there an appropriate way to ask a potential employee to update their wardrobe? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Young professional woman seeking pants that fit. Caveats and such below the fold. [more inside]
I'm a slim 40-year old guy in Brooklyn and cannot find pants that fit me and are age-appropriate. Help? [more inside]
What is the fastest, most convenient way to store clothes wrinkle-free without folding them? [more inside]
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!
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!
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]
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]
Help: I lost a lot of weight and need a bathing suit. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Situation: I'm going to a major environmental nonprofit's fundraising gala/ball. More details inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for casual, stylish summer pants. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Hey folks, need advice about how (logistically) to most easily rent/return formal attire for a wedding where I'll take several buses and flights between home and the wedding, then fly out directly for backpacking. [more inside]
I want to buy some new clothes and I'm keen to do this ethically, so organic cotton and fair trade. I'd also like to do this without breaking the bank. When I search online, I can quickly find affordable, ethical t-shirts, but struggle to find any jeans, shirts or v-necks that are ethical and not designer-label priced. Are my Google skills lacking, and if so where do you purchase your clothes from, or is there a reason why clothes that are organic/fair trade also come with designer price tags? [more inside]
Hello askmefi! I've sadly ruined a favourite top by drying it in a way that has stretched it out. Please hope me reshape it! [more inside]
I am having a heck of a time finding casual shirts for my husband that cover his entire top half. He's not tall, he's not big, but regular shirts are just not long enough. [more inside]
Jones New York is apparently going under, so I'm looking for alternatives. Examples of what I like: this, this, and this. I'm looking for casual and business-casual clothes that are pretty standard with some interesting touches. My other main places to shop are Goodwill and Marshalls, where I look for Splendid, Loft, BR, James Perse, etc.
Where can I find this sweatshirt? Helllllp me hivemind!
I don't fit my clothes and I don't know how to buy new ones. Fashion advice for a woman with a tight budget, uncertain taste and a rapidly changing body? [more inside]
Looking for a stylish, functional women’s raincoat/jacket that isn’t “formal,” but also isn’t too sporty, and that I can wear with a variety of things including jeans and leggings. Can you recommend something? [more inside]
I've seen lots of TV shows where someone will get a guy up to speed with grooming, help him come up with a "style", take him to the right cosmetics people, hair stylist, etc. I want this overall service too. Do these sorts of people exist in real life, what are they called, and can I find one here in the UK? [more inside]
I'm looking for some awesome blogs that highlight men's wearables and accessories. [more inside]
I'm going on a trip to Israel in October. I've never been to that part of the world before. I am an American woman. What kind of clothes would be appropriate? [more inside]
My suit now smells of something petroleum-based, which I assume is the dry cleaning chemicals. After four days of hanging in a well ventilated room the smell is fainter but still there, so I plan to take it somewhere else to clean it again. I'm just really curious about this as it's never happened to me before. My question for the right honorable Green is what could the cleaners possibly have done wrong to cause this? I thought dry cleaning was pretty much completely automated and foolproof now and there wouldn't be much chance of something so basic going wrong.
My most favorite everyday bras at Target have vanished. Help me find new bras? TMI inside. [more inside]
I love cardigans, but I'm tired of my cotton cardigans pilling / wearing out. What are your favorite cardigan brands that are super durable? [more inside]
I'm in Bangkok for two days and I'd like to do some clothing shopping--for interesting, inexpensive things, maybe vintage/used if it exists here in the same way it does in the states. Suggestions? [more inside]
Going to my first-ever yoga class this Sunday. Late 30s male. What should I wear? And what should I bring with me? I am going to a beginner's class at Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Thanks.
Looking for ready-made patches smaller than 1 inch to sew onto home-made shirts, but am finding patches twice as large or websites that invite me to create a custom order of their top quality wares. [more inside]
Nylon jacket stained by mysterious paint/solvent. Can it be cleaned? [more inside]
Looking for warm AND comfortable leggings/tights for regular sized women. [more inside]
I find that different brands of men's dress shirts of the same size very significantly in how they fit, but you can't try them on. [more inside]
Hi, I'm looking for a magazine or website that sells clothes that are new but have an old fashioned look. [more inside]
Hey folks I'm a reasonably fit male, 5'10" with a 32-34" waist and enormous thighs. Finding good pants is always problematic - typically they get around my trunks and are completely loose around my waist. I've had the best luck with Lucky brand jeans, but there must be more pant options out there. I try to dress casual chic - any tips, tricks or brand recommendations would be appreciated.
I need help finding non-floppy tops to wear to work. As a petite woman with a nice figure, all I can find is tops that are loose and baggy; I'm looking for clothes that are a little more form-fitting. [more inside]