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What clothes can I wear to reduce sweating while doing contra dance?

What clothes can I wear to reduce sweating while doing contra dance? I've considered wicking shirts, but I thought that they might cause the sweat to simply end up on the shirt's surface of my shoulder where my dance partner holds me. Does that make sense? I want to minimize sweat there. It would be really helpful if you could be very specific, to the point of links to products.
posted by rwatson on Dec 23, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I prevent the wrist part of the sleeve from stretching on long sleeve shirts?

How do I prevent the wrist part of the sleeve from stretching on long sleeve shirts? [more inside]
posted by bpdavis on Dec 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Designer clothes at rock bottom prices in NYC and London

Discount designer clothes in London and Manhattan [more inside]
posted by alternateuniverse on Dec 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Warmest Hat Ever?

Warmest Hat in the Multiverse? [more inside]
posted by halfguard on Dec 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Darting shirts - worthwhile?

If I take all my dress shirts to a tailor and get darts put in will they look better? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Dec 1, 2010 - 15 answers

What technical details distinguish good clothing from cheaper clothing?

What is different, in terms of the stitching or the weave & so forth, between a $50 Gap shirt and a $400 italian shirt? Between cheap blue jeans and couture jeans? How would a knowledgeable person be able to look at an item of clothing and immediately be able to tell that it is very well-made? I'm aware that some (most?) of the markup in price comes from buying a brand name, or the fact that the design is compelling. I'm not interested in that; what I'm interested in are the differences in construction, differences that are objective rather than subjective. Also, pointers to websites with helpful pictures would be greatly appreciated.
posted by Frobenius Twist on Nov 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Will more expensive clothes last me longer?

Is it really worth spending more money on clothes? Will they truly last much longer than cheaper clothes if I normally wear things until they wear out?, [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

What was this fashion dateness timeline?

There was this fashion-datedness timeline... [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Clean Laundry Cat Hair Pills Prevention 101

There's a lot of this going on in my apartment. What can I do to prevent my towels and cotton shirts from coming out of the dryer covered with cat-hair pills? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Winter clothes similar to...

Please recommend me winter clothes like this. I like the minimalist design and the typographic elements, but they only have a few thermals! [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How do you stay fashionably warm in winter?

I started dressing more fashionably in the last year; ditching my Kohls and Sears wardrobe for Banana Republic, J Crew, and Ann Taylor. Overall I'm pleased with my new wardrobe, but I have not figured out what to do for winter! I live in New England where it gets COLD and those thin little "sweaters" that BR and J Crew like so much don't cut it. Last winter I looked great but was frequently cold. Should I just go to LL Bean, or is there some winter fashion secret?
posted by klao on Nov 5, 2010 - 32 answers

Men's tailor in Seattle

I'm looking for a great men's tailor in the Seattle area. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Oxymoronic Instructions

I'm going to a wedding in the Caribbean where the invitation specifies dressy tropical as the form of dress. What do I wear? [more inside]
posted by slide on Oct 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Custom Color Polos

Where online can I buy men's short sleeve polo's? Preferably polyester/cotton mix) in a specific color, i.e. Pantone 201C or something close to it. [more inside]
posted by Vexir on Oct 5, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get from acrylic to cashmere?

"When shopping for clothes, buy the best quality material you can afford". I want to do this, but I don't know much about fabric. Can you rank different fabrics for me, ranging from lowest to highest quality? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Oct 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Dressing down when dressing up.

It's that time of year again... Help me find a Halloween costume!! [to fit my needs, of course!] [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Oct 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Give me all the steamy details...

Inspired by today's question about choosing between garment steamers, I've just decided that I need need need a garment steamer, because I am not equipped to iron. My budget is smaller, and so is my storage. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Fashion Advice for the Gentleman Rocker

I am helping to dress my man for an upcoming rock show. He will be performing in front of an amazing assortment of VIP's, including artists, tastemakers, and fashion icons. I don't know much about menswear, and he pretty much hates dealing with clothes, so I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Uh oh, lipstick stain...

How do I remove a lipstick stain? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Sep 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me dress for an interview.

This is another question about interview clothes. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Why is clothing getting crappier?

Why has the quality of retail clothing declined compared to 10-15 years ago? [more inside]
posted by camcgee on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

SAT Eins hat mich gekleidetetetet....EINMAL!

hey, I once had this really nice SAT Eins t-shirt. it was the word 'sat' then the sat eins logo then a number one (i think!) where could I get one like that again? I tried ebay but they dont have any more!
posted by darkpony on Sep 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Guy clothes online

Best way to buy guy clothes online (outside of USA)? + cool clothes in general [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Suited and Booted in East Africa?

Place to get tailor-made clothes in Nairobi, Kampala, or Kigali? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Sep 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Where are MY playclothes?

I've been hanging out with first-graders lately, and I'm so jealous of their clothes! They wear things that are super-cute and stylish enough that they wouldn't look at all out of place on an adult, but also made to withstand tumbling around and playing. How does someone who is *just barely* too big for standard kids sizes find clothes like that? (I'm 5' 2" and 115 lbs.) [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

A better system for organizing clothing that's been worn

How do you arrange worn clothing? I tend to wear clothes more than once before laundering them, especially pants and outerwear, and usually drop them on the chair or the bed. Are you supposed to fold them up and put them in with the cleaned clothes? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Sep 6, 2010 - 26 answers

How can I control my online shopping addiction?

I am addicted to buying clothes online. Every time there's a sale for anything (15% off, free shipping etc.), I feel compelled to take advantage of it and buy whatever I want. I rationalize my behavior, thinking "oh, I'm saving myself money in the long run by buying these clothes now, rather than later when there's no sale." Or I'll say, "If I don't buy it now, they'll run out of stock, and then I won't have this beautiful item." What can I do, say to myself, or change in my behavior, to prevent my online shopping sprees? If you see an item you like online that's just a convenient click away from being yours, what is the checklist you go through, mentally, before deciding to purchase/not purchase it? How do you keep your clothing budget under control?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 4, 2010 - 46 answers

Korean language immersion

I met some Korean ESL students in school and have been drinking and hanging out with them, they are really cool people and want me to show them around Scottsdale and go clubbing in some upscale joints, trouble is I am clueless to the club scene, haven’t been to Scottsdale and don’t have club clothes. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Sep 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for vintage store

I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
posted by serunding on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Neckties for Women

I love the look of ladies neckties and I want to start wearing them to the office, but I am not sure how to go about sizing them to fit (5' 1") me. I think most men's ties look too wide, and I know there are also skinny ties, but I'm assuming they'd be too lengthy... [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Sep 1, 2010 - 13 answers

WWTGD?*

I need you to show me examples of excellent tuxedos. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Tell me what to wear.

OK SO...I'm sure this question has been asked to death, but where can I find clothes online for my specific/special tastes? I'm looking for thrift-type places that sell cheap clothes (under $50) still appropriate for the 18-24 age range. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 29, 2010 - 31 answers

I do like to be beside the seaside - but ideally in a vintage swimsuit

Can you help me in my search for a Victorian-style men's striped bathing suit in a Victorian style? [more inside]
posted by skylar on Aug 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Do these jeans make my ass look thin?

Was everyone super-thin and super-tall back then, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Out of fast, good and cheap, I only need the last two.

I want a men's cardigan like this one here. But I'd like to pay well south of the listed $168. More parameters follow. [more inside]
posted by spaltavian on Aug 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can I buy slim, European-style pants in stores or online?

I'm a guy looking for casual, slim pants that aren't jeans. Maybe something you would see in Europe. I need them in all sorts of colors. One of my female friends suggested that her pants might fit me, and upon trying them on they actually fit better than anything else I own. So, any suggestions as to where I can find pants that actually fit without looking in the ladies section? [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Aug 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Dry cleaning for to-be-donated clothes?

I have some dry clean-only clothes that I want to donate. They could use a cleaning but I don't want to pay for it if I'm going to be donating them. There was a program in the DC area that let you donate clothes and a dry cleaners would clean them for free. Anyone heard of something similar in NYC?
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Send them back to school. Can't think anymore.

Please help me come up with a reasonable comprehensive list for back-to-school wardrobe requirements for 16 year old boy, and 13 and 12 year old girls, living in New England and doing their laundry once a week. [more inside]
posted by maloon on Aug 10, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I accentuate B-cup breasts without showing skin?

How can I accentuate B-cup breasts without showing skin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Help Me Stitch!

I suck at sewing. I'd like to be able to mend my own clothes, but this isn't enough of an issue for me to buy / support a sewing machine. How can I get better? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm thredup!

Has anyone used thredup? I'm really liking the notion of a quasi-freecycling of baby and child clothes but I'd love to hear what others have to say before I commit.
posted by Leezie on Jul 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Could Etsy be my savior?

I have never bought clothes on Etsy before and am considering doing so now for a special event. Am I out of my mind? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 26, 2010 - 30 answers

Clothes. $?

I live in Philadelphia and I want to sell my clothes. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Jul 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Kill my $500/yr pants budget

Need a substitute for H&M pants that will last more than a month. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jun 24, 2010 - 30 answers

save me from shopping

Help my jeans fit without feeding me. Is it unreasonable to imagine that I can alter my jeans to fit me? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Jun 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a good pair of kids sandals.

Can anybody recommend some children's sandals (no flip-flops)? Here's the criteria I'm looking for: * Relatively inexpensive. * Good for walking (we don't have a car). * Can get wet without falling apart (we live near a lake). * Will securely hold to the child's foot (won't fall off easily like flip-flops).
posted by crios on Jun 18, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there?

I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jun 8, 2010 - 30 answers

Wasteland of material goods

Our stores are full of billions of items. What percentage of these things actually get bought and used? What happens to it all in the end? [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Jun 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Where to shop for Men's clothes?

Where do people shop for cool MEN'S clothes? I'm not 21 and don't want to wear skinny jeans with plaid Vans. But I'm not 40 and do not want to dress in the JCPenney uniform of khakis and golf shirt. I've tried JCrew and Banana Republic -- ok, but a bit stuffy or fratty. H&M is just strange. I'm looking for clothes I can wear on a Fri or Sat night. Date w girlfriend. Out with friends at a cool bar. Any ideas on where to shop?
posted by antipode12 on Jun 2, 2010 - 43 answers

Simple, smart maternity wear in the UK?

Modest / non-fancy maternity wear in UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 9 answers

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