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Help me keep my pants from falling down at the office. Belt edition.

I need to buy myself one black "professional belt," maybe a brown one too. Leather or pretend leather is fine, but I'd rather not get that "foil" stuff that flakes off or wrinkles after two uses. The quality of belts at Marshall's and Ross is disappointing (Rhinestones! Faux snake print! Not Professional!) For me, "professional" means plain. Boring. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Apr 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Recommendations for dressing out of a backpack?

For the next two months (possibly longer) I need to live/work out of one bag. I'll be traveling for most of that time, with places to stay (no need for a sleeping bag or the like). What I need to figure out is clothing. I'm bad at clothes. I know there are great wicking fabrics and lightweight travel garments out there, and that they're improving all the time. (I'm ready to do sink laundry every evening.) As of spring 2013, how can I best use my 26 liters of space to keep myself clad? [more inside]
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Apr 7, 2013 - 15 answers

What's the deal with levi's being so different?

I bought a pair of Levi 559 jeans at the Levi outlet store in Arizona about a year ago. I love them as they are stretchy which conforms better to me and ultra comfortable. However, in searching for similar materials at stores all over, I cannot find the same material and fit with the same 559's! My question is why this happens, why some jeans at say Macy's aren't the same size, fit and of a different material at say Penney's and how you deal with this as someone who hates to try on clothes? Thanks!
posted by gregjunior on Mar 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Recommendations for a truly invisible deodorant?

Woman here looking for a truly invisible deodorant that won't come off on my clothing. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 26, 2013 - 36 answers

Sources for plus-sized hiking/travel/comfortable pants for cycling?

I live in jeans and on my bicycle. I don't mind biking in jeans for short distances, but I'm finding myself doing a lot more bike riding in situations where I need something more presentable and versatile than bike shorts, skorts, or yoga-type pants, but more comfortable than jeans. (And it's not my bottom that's the issue, so wearing padded liner shorts under my jeans is not the solution I'm looking for.) The obvious answer here is pants designed for traveling and hiking, but I'm having a hard time finding any in my size (2X). I found some cargo pants at Old Navy that looked promising, but even though they're in my size they don't fit because they're super low-rise. REI has exactly one pair of plus-sized adventure travel pants and I have them, but I'd like more options. Do you have a recommendation for comfortable hiking/travel pants in plus sizes?
posted by rhiannonstone on Mar 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Give me your online clothes shopping gems!

I wanna do some online clothes shopping - please recommend your favorite quirky, trendy, CHEAP places to buy women's clothes online. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Mar 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Hiking pants for very cold temps

What pants do people wear for very cold (0 °F / -18 °C, and colder) weather hiking? Just rain shell pants and wool long underwear? Surely there are insulated pants suitable for hiking? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Mar 21, 2013 - 28 answers

"Nice-looking elastic-waist women's dress pants" - oxymoron?

I am looking for black, elastic-waist, inexpensive, "business casual" women's dress pants, available in the US and preferably online. [more inside]
posted by sunshine37 on Mar 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Putting together my interview outfit

I think I have all the pieces for my interview outfit. Can you help me put them together appropriately? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Mar 20, 2013 - 16 answers

What do anatomic pathologists wear to work in Omaha and Tampa?

I'm visiting pathology labs for work, and want to be respectful of the workplace attire. I've seen a couple of labs in California, where jeans are practically the dress code in every industry. Traveling to Omaha this week and Tampa next week. What to wear? [more inside]
posted by nadise on Mar 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me CMA.

Recovering Spanx addict and emerging caftan woman needs to look professional at work. Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Mar 14, 2013 - 14 answers

I need helping identifying the era of this photograph.

I was given some photographs of old relatives that were found in a box in my great-grandfather's house after he passed away. All but one photo is someone I can identify. I have no information on that one photo, which is of an old woman standing on a path in front of a farmhouse. I'd like to at least get an idea of the era so I can begin narrowing down the identify of the woman. [more inside]
posted by lbo on Mar 13, 2013 - 17 answers

What color clothing should I wear to downplay blotchiness from acne?

I have some redness and scarring on my face left over from old acne. I know there are colors which bring out other colors, and colors which do the opposite, but I have no clue how this works. For example, a friend told me I shouldn't wear yellowish-green clothes with my complexion. What color clothes should I (a) wear to minimize the appearance of redness, and (b) avoid? (I'm white, male, brown hair, blue-green eyes, if any of that info helps.)
posted by zeri on Mar 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Do not congratulate me. I'm just fat.

Where do I find clothes that fit and don't make me look pregnant? [more inside]
posted by bluemoonegg on Mar 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Medieval Chinese Apparel - Keeping Food in your Sleeves

So I'm reading the 17th-Century Chinese novel "The Plum in the Golden Vase" - which, by the way, is incredibly good - and I'm having trouble picturing something. [more inside]
posted by facetious on Mar 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Safe storage of clothing in under-stair cupboard with fuse box

I learned today that it's dangerous to store combustibles such as clothing near the fuse box or electrical intake. I keep my off-season wardrobe under the stairs, and the electrical intake/fuse box is also under the stairs. How far away do I need to keep this stuff? What is a safe distance? Is it feasible to use compact-o-stuff vacuum bags to reduce the crowding in the understair cupboard? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Feb 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Yes but how do you WEAR the clothing?

Help me to wear the things I own without looking like a Wilson Phillips video! [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Feb 25, 2013 - 16 answers

ISO comfortable, non-bulky, water-resistant shoes

I'll be traveling to the northeast next week and I've realized that I don't own any shoes that are remotely suitable for trapising about on the cold, potentially snowy or slushy sidewalks of Boston. When I lived there I wore my Dr. Martens everywhere and they were great, but I've since learned that they don't play nicely with my issue-prone feet, and anyway I need something that will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time and not particularly bulky, which puts most snow or combat-type boots out. I know this is kind of a silly question, but I'm really stumped as to where to start looking. So, residents of similar climes, what do you wear on your feet that keeps them relatively warm and dry but still fairly comfortable? Suggestions for specific models and brands or general types welcome.
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Interview Outfit Help

I have a job interview next Friday. Yay! But I have questions about what is a setting-appropriate choice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 11 answers

I've got to change my ways, dress for business every day

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 - 48 answers

Classic Sunglasses for a Blockhead

I'm a guy looking for sunglasses, no vision correction necessary. I like the sort of mid-century modern frames of a Warby Parker or a Classic Specs but, after try on programs from both, I'm discovering that just about all their frames are too small for my enormous head. Help? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Jan 23, 2013 - 7 answers

What are not-hideous clothes for a man to quickly wear to walk a dog?

Stylefilter! I love my new puppy. I love my boyfriend. I love that my boyfriend loves waking up early and taking the puppy outside. However, he doesn't love getting fully dressed at 6 am in his normal clothes, and I don't love things like track suits and crocs. Help! [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Jan 19, 2013 - 27 answers

Where should I sell these shoes and pants?

How / Where can I sell some designer items? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

What are the best books and websites for identifying and dating vintage clothing?

What are the best books and websites for identifying and dating vintage clothing? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Dec 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me de-stink my shirts.

How do I get a lingering stealthy BO smell out of my shirts? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me buy clothes for someone who hates clothes.

Should I get my brother clothes for Christmas? Good gift ideas for an ABD? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 15, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I maintain my clothes in less time?

How do I save time laundering and ironing my clothing? [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe on Nov 26, 2012 - 19 answers

I got fat really fast. I'm short. Where to find clothes that fit, stat?

Best stores for short and plus sized gals? Comfortable yet young professional clothes, especially. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Goodbye, Goodwill funk!

How can I get the Goodwill smell out of dry-clean only clothes? Added complication: I live in a college dorm. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Nov 3, 2012 - 15 answers

yet another clothes question

Where am I NOT looking for great women's clothes which aren't too expensive? I'm a UK size 18 (US size 16, I think), and shop in all the usual UK high street places that go up to that size. I'm looking for clothes which are a little quirkier and more interesting than what you can find there. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

I need a new wardrobe - Help!

Style filter: Help me build a new wardrobe that is low-key, humble, and comfy, but polished and not disheveled. [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Clothing for the Shorter, Wider Male

Where should a really short guy, especially a short fat one, look for clothes? [more inside]
posted by fermata on Oct 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Tshirts and tops when short and curvy - how?

Tshirts and tops when short and curvy - how? [more inside]
posted by Ashlyth on Oct 19, 2012 - 15 answers

New York State Sales Tax headaches for a clothing retailer

How do you handle the labyrinth of New York State sales tax? I'm launching an online business that sells goods (some clothes, some non-clothes). We're located in New York State. We need to collect tax in New York State... gorey details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Cheaper alternatives to Eileen Fisher?

I am a 42 year old, plus-sized (18 US) woman who wants to dress in nothing but Eileen Fisher clothing. I cannot afford Eileen Fisher clothing. What brand do I wear/where do I shop? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me find warm dresses this fall/winter

Help me find winter dresses! [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Oct 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me be a better online shopper

Tell me about fabrics to help me do better online shopping. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Oct 2, 2012 - 6 answers

How do you handle your wardrobe while losing weight?

How do you handle your wardrobe during a period of (fingers crossed!) on-going weight loss? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Recommendations for alternatives to Lee men's Custom Fit Waistband flat front pants?

Recommendations for alternatives to Lee men's Custom Fit Waistband flat front pants? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Sep 28, 2012 - 2 answers

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt!

Please recommend a very simple every day man's black belt that will last a very long time. [more inside]
posted by mutt.cyberspace on Sep 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Please help me destroy my own personal Clothes Mothra!

I have a MAJOR infestation of clothes moths. I've read advice on here about how to get rid of them and how to keep them away, but I still have some questions. Please help before all of our beautiful clothes are ruined! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Sep 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Affordable Geeky/Funny T-shirts in Sydney

Where can I buy t-shirts like this in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Sep 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Will a swim shirt help keep me warm in the pool?

Is there a swim shirt that will help keep me warm in the pool? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Sep 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Bleach... Noooooooo!

How do I negate or minimize the effects of bleach on my clothes? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Short guy needs clothes that fit.

Where can a short guy buy clothes that fit? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Sep 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Tips and tricks for using Oxiclean.

I bought a box of Oxiclean. I have a bunch of dirty clothes. Now what? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Long-sleeve shirts that don't make me sweat

I'm looking for very cool, light-weight long-sleeve shirts. I have scars on my forearms that I don't like to answer questions about, but my work uniform is short-sleeved. In the past I've worn long-sleeve t-shirts underneath, but I already have a tendency to overheat and these can make me really hot. So what are the lightest weight, thinnest long-sleeve shirts available? They need to be fairly tight-fitting to go comfortably under my work outfit. I'm a lady, if that matters.
posted by bookish on Aug 29, 2012 - 18 answers

Cool clothes for the discriminating kindergartner

Where to buy girls' clothes that aren't pink and/or sparkly? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Aug 27, 2012 - 35 answers

Some of my favorite parts are VERY unhappy right now.

Clothes Detergent Filter! What are good and easily available fragrance-free detergents that work well when hand-washing garments? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Aug 22, 2012 - 28 answers

Do other countries do this?

Cheap clothing worldwide: OK I see ads for very low dollar cost clothing which leads to short lifespans for those clothes and a never ending repeat cycle. Is this something other countries outside the US do for their garments? Do say German middle class parents buy cheap items for school or do they buy better grade products and buy them less often? Is the Wal-Mart/Ross/K-Mart junk clothing limited to the US? Same with cheap shoes, are the quality shoes found in German or Swiss or French stores better and therefore longer lived?
posted by Freedomboy on Aug 19, 2012 - 18 answers

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