Where would you buy a waistcoat (you know, like the vest part of a three piece suit) in Chicago? I know that All Saints has two in the fall line, but they (like the department stores) are both basic black. Guy is looking for something a little more exciting, maybe with matching pants. I don't want the responsibility of sewing it myself (and pants are definitely beyond me, anyway). Custom is probably okay; online is okay; custom on-line is not preferred. He will not have the patience for going through vintage or consignment shops.
Young preppy guy looking to add some new items to my fall/winter wardrobe! [more inside]
I'm looking to buy dark red / maroon jeans in London, UK! [more inside]
Help me buy clothes for my girlfriends birthday! (petite small) [more inside]
NYC-Filter - Please help an mid-30's 'in-betweenie' find cute, attractive and stylish clothes for her unusual body!
I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating! [more inside]
Where can I find clothes suitable for business that are not the usual blazer or suit? [more inside]
Small tears in the linings of wool coats and dress-pants. How can I go about mending these in a functional (but not necessarily pretty) fashion? [more inside]
What are the your ProTips for hand-washing clothes? [more inside]
What's a good gift certificate for fashionable warm clothes in Minneapolis? [more inside]
Why is (apparently identical) toddler clothing labelled as both "2T" and "twenty-four months?" [more inside]
Where can I buy fashionable clothes made in the USA or EU that don't cost $/£200? I live in the UK. [more inside]
Do they design dress shirts specifically for tucking in only? [more inside]
How do I keep reds(or other bright colors) from ruining my laundry? [more inside]
Is there a site that approaches (online) purchasing of apparel from a serious and rigorous consumer perspective? I'm thinking of a site where I select, say, t-shirts and get detailed information about the garment, various garment variations (athletic t-shirt, work t-shirt, etc), washing Instructions, which high quality value brands that sell t-shirts, verified quality testing of t-shirts from forementioned brands, etc.
I've never paid $20 for a plain t-shirt before. Is LL Bean worth it? [more inside]
I need a place near Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, CA where I can change clothes. [more inside]
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
Commuting by bike - expert tips needed. [more inside]
Fashion emergency (I never thought I would use that phrase): Client is visiting, I have nothing to wear. How offended will they be if I'm underdressed? [more inside]
What modern clothing lines/manufacturers take their inspiration from ethnic Indian styles? Especially interested in mens clothing.
Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
Hey Mefites, I need help figuring out how to buy casual clothes for my "new" body style! [more inside]
I'm a skinny guy looking for some summer shorts that won't make me look entirely goofy and/or juvenile. Can you help?
Why do my belt loops keep wearing off? And how can I prevent it? [more inside]
I am a woman starting completely over with my wardrobe. Help me look like a femme Indiana Jones! [more inside]
Business clothes for a skinny but muscular guy in NYC that don't make me look like a hipster? [more inside]
I have an interview coming up with a startup and was advised not to dress up and that "polished business casual is just fine." What should I wear? [more inside]
It's 90 degrees outside yet I am shivering in my cube. Can you give me some ideas about what to wear that will allow me to transition between these two climates? [more inside]
How can I communicate to my boyfriend that I think he should make an effort to improve his appearance? [more inside]
My new obsession is argyle socks. Please recommend places I can find quality argyle socks for men, suited to brown / tan slacks and jeans. $10 / pair or under preferred. Bold, bordering on obnoxious, colors get bonus points.
Hello! Please help me look good in clothes. I'm a 31-year-old red-headed woman, young-looking for my age. I want to look put-together each day, and enjoy myself in pictures instead of exclaiming how frumpy I look. [more inside]
Please recommend me a book on the history of clothing. I'm looking for more of a social history than I am something about changes in the clothes themselves, as I'm mostly interested in the relationship of clothing to society, class, etc., over time. Thanks.
How can I learn about the workings of the fashion industry? [more inside]
What are your favorite fashion blogs for inspiration? [more inside]
Waxed cotton jacket: is it practical? [more inside]
I am 5'9", an hourglass shape with a long torso-- what should I wear? [more inside]
Emergency interview-wear question! What do I wear with a pinstripe jacket? [more inside]
Can I wash my dry-clean only flannel shirt? I mean.... it's flannel. Come on. [more inside]
How can I get rid of some nice men's clothes quickly and non-wastefully? [more inside]
I need to buy a blue blazer in Boston to wear to my grandmother's 90th b-day on Saturday, but I'd like to find something not quite as stodgy as your typical Brooks Bros. fare so that I'll actually wear it sometimes. Where should I shop? [more inside]
What are the norms for women interviewing for office jobs in the Midwest? [more inside]
What are some reasonably-priced alternative to women's clothing from Allsaints Spitalfields? [more inside]
I’m looking to replace the buttons on a sport coat – probably some sort of horn or even enamel button for the closure and sleeves. Where in Los Angeles can I buy sport coat buttons? [more inside]
How do I keep my clothes from smelling like cigarette smoke? And what do I do to get the smell out given the limitations of a carry-on bag in a hotel? [more inside]
Where can I find a lightweight t-shirt, or its functional equivalent, with a zippered chest pocket to carry my iPhone when I'm running? [more inside]
As seen on tv - help me find a top please! My daughter-in-law has fallen in love with a top (or very short dress?) worn by a guest on To Buy Or Not To Buy (BBC iPlayer link available until Tuesday 8 March) and I'd love to help her find it. [more inside]
My partner left her favorite hat on the subway last week, and despite her valiant attempt to search the same train on the next run, she couldn't find it again. Have you seen this (style of) hat -- or any advice for finding it? Is there such a thing as an image-search for products? [more inside]
what do you do with your old clothes? [more inside]
How could I find some exact duplicates of a Faconnable shirt that my wife and I like a lot? Would you get alerts on ebay? Are there vintage clothes sites that you would recommend. Is there a website at which I could post its picture? In general, if you know exactly what you want in the way of clothing that is a couple of years old, how do you find it?
I want to be more stylish. Help? Looking for both general style tips and specific clothing recommendation.
I want to be more stylish. Help? Looking for both general style tips and specific clothing recommendation. [more inside]