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]
Can I rent ski clothes anywhere in the Philadelphia area? I'm going skiing this weekend and the resort I'm visiting doesn't offer clothing rentals. I just need a jacket and ski pants--any ideas?
What do you call the kind of soft-looking, somewhat pointed, one-piece hat typically shown on the head of the stereotypical "hillbilly?" [more inside]
Cute maternity clothes for sale in Manhattan? [more inside]
What can a plus-sized, 40 year old, fashion-backwards lady from Seattle wear on a night out in NYC with a bunch of fancy gays? [more inside]
Okay, this is a slightly stupid question about finding a well-fitting pair of jeans. Please bear with me. [just a little NSFW] [more inside]
I am likely headed to Ulaanbaatar, the World's Coldest Capital, in February. Can the Hive Mind help me pack the right clothes? [more inside]
Exercise clothes for men: Please help a complete newbie feel comfortable working out in a gym and on the trails. What should guys wear to work out? [more inside]
Where can I buy a nice newsboy cap or flat cap in NYC? Difficulty: I have a huge head. [more inside]
Where can I buy short dresses or tunic shirts to layer with leggings? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to buy reasonably priced mens clothing online. To be a little more specific, I am a college student who doesn't have a ton of money to spend, but I'd like to get the largest bang possible for my buck as far as clothes go. The sort of stuff I'm looking for fits somewhere on the spectrum between what Urban Outfitters has to offer, and what Tom Waits wears - if that makes any sense. I'm mostly covered in the pants department at the moment, so stuff like shirts, shoes, and socks are what I'm interested in. [more inside]
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]