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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Need a substitute for H&M pants that will last more than a month. [more inside]
posted by zvs
on Jun 24, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 23, 2010 -
I'm looking to buy a tuxedo t-shirt today in New York City, preferably in Brooklyn, and preferably cheap. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on May 14, 2010 -
I'm a mid-twenties, relatively-tall, relatively-fit (6' 1", 180 lbs...but I run a lot) guy who has a shirt problem. During the colder months I really like wearing long-sleeve cotton shirts as a sort of base layer under other things. My problem? I can't find any brand that fits...either the arms are too short, or the shirt maker seems to presume that I'm going to have a beer belly to go along with my longer than average arms. I.e., what I'm looking for is something like the small size of this,
but with longer arms. I realize I could get larger shirts tailored down or go the bespoken route, but both of those options seem kind of overkill for what should really be a pretty standard product. Are there any brands that serve guys in my size by default? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler
on Apr 26, 2010 -
I want to buy 10 pairs of black jeans so I don't have to do the laundry every week. Buying them in the local Levis store is terribly expensive (EUR 930/$1244). Looking for alternatives. [more inside]
posted by wolfr
on Apr 24, 2010 -
I need cheap, brand-name polos. Used to use polo-shirts.us
but their site is down. I'm fine with buying a lot of 10 shirts as long as its under $200...
Where do I find such deals now that my slightly seedy chinese company is no longer in business? [more inside]
posted by nokry56
on Apr 2, 2010 -
What specific items of clothing are these two 19th century men
wearing? Is there a name for that style of hat, those styles of trousers, etc? If you happen to know the exact name for those precise styles, that's great-- but if not, even general terms that would help me describe them would be great. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Mar 31, 2010 -
Last month, I finally landed my first "real" job. However, I have no idea how to dress myself -- I need to look "smart," but not overdressed. Give a geek some fashion advice! [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Mar 23, 2010 -
I'm 6'9" and 210 lbs. "Tall" sizes of clothes are designed to fit guys up to 6'3". "Big and Tall" stores stock clothes for fat men, some of whom happen to also be tall.
Help me find extra tall, well-fitting shirts, jackets, and sweaters for a thin man, because I can't seem to find these anywhere myself. [more inside]
posted by talldean
on Mar 14, 2010 -
I'm 18, male, British, and have really no sense of style clothing-wise. What's the best way for me to very quickly builds some sort of fashion sense, so that (a) I can start wearing clothes that actually look good and (b) I feel less in the dark when people talk about such matters? Basically, what I need is some sort of crash course in style: the lessons I would have learnt if I hadn't spent my time programming.
posted by insperatum
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Yet another StyleFilter question: helping a non-white young adult learn to dress herself. [more inside]
posted by tantivy
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Will dry cleaners take wet clothes? Alternatively, help me save my girlfriend's clothes! [more inside]
posted by slide
on Feb 4, 2010 -
I have a lot of long-sleeved dresses to drop off at a vintage store that purchases used clothes for re-sale. Is February too late to sell winter clothes to a vintage store? Should I wait til late summer to sell? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Shopping filter: Store in Austin, TX with an above-average selection of moderately priced sweaters? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr
on Jan 21, 2010 -