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.
How do I prevent the wrist part of the sleeve from stretching on long sleeve shirts? [more inside]
Discount designer clothes in London and Manhattan [more inside]
Warmest Hat in the Multiverse? [more inside]
If I take all my dress shirts to a tailor and get darts put in will they look better? [more inside]
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.
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]
There was this fashion-datedness timeline... [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
I'm looking for a great men's tailor in the Seattle area. [more inside]
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]
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]
"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]
It's that time of year again... Help me find a Halloween costume!! [to fit my needs, of course!] [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I remove a lipstick stain? [more inside]
This is another question about interview clothes. [more inside]
Why has the quality of retail clothing declined compared to 10-15 years ago? [more inside]
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!
Best way to buy guy clothes online (outside of USA)? + cool clothes in general [more inside]
Place to get tailor-made clothes in Nairobi, Kampala, or Kigali? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
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]
I need you to show me examples of excellent tuxedos. [more inside]
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]
Can you help me in my search for a Victorian-style men's striped bathing suit in a Victorian style? [more inside]
Was everyone super-thin and super-tall back then, or is it just me? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
How can I accentuate B-cup breasts without showing skin? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
I live in Philadelphia and I want to sell my clothes. [more inside]
Need a substitute for H&M pants that will last more than a month. [more inside]
Help my jeans fit without feeding me. Is it unreasonable to imagine that I can alter my jeans to fit me? [more inside]
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).
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]
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]
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?
Modest / non-fancy maternity wear in UK? [more inside]