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Did anyone record opinions on codpieces?

So codpieces were... a thing. Are there any records of what people who couldn't flaunt them, particularly court ladies, thought about dudes walking around with them?
posted by colin_l on Jun 19, 2016 - 4 answers

Rock back inside my heart, to the house dresses of yore

I need more cheap cotton floaty comfortable-but-still-somewhat-miraculously sexy somewhat disposable dresses that I can garden, read, and drink wine in. Examples below. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 3, 2016 - 16 answers

The siren song is calling to me - but is this scarf not meant to be?

I want a scarf. It's sold out. Any hope of finding it? I mean, sure, I don't NEED it, but it's amazing! Truely amazing. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Jun 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Clothing babies; politely disseminating a baby registry

Mr. liet and I are expecting a baby in July, and as he'll be our first baby, and I have absolutely zero experience with other people's babies, I have questions. The AskMe archives have covered most of them, but I'm curious about two things: how much and what kind of clothing we should have on hand, and how to disseminate our registry without throwing a baby shower. [more inside]
posted by liet on May 20, 2016 - 35 answers

Buying pants without losing my pants!

Does buying stuff on-sale or at a discounted price hurt the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on May 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Seventh Generation + old washing machine = stinky laundry?

My laundry stinks. I can't tell if it's the powder Seventh Generation detergent, our old washing machine, or just my own personal stench. Is there another (eco-friendly) detergent I should be using, or is there something else I can be doing to get my clothes cleaner and less putrid?
posted by airguitar2 on May 6, 2016 - 20 answers

How can I keep a white shirt white?

Generally I avoid white clothing, but I recently acquired a few nice blouses--plain white, white with dots, white with stripes--and I'd like to keep them nice. But all I know to do with white things is bleach them. How do you keep your white clothes white, particularly if they're not all white (i.e. patterned)? What actually works? [more inside]
posted by witchen on May 2, 2016 - 17 answers

professional shirts for a woman with a slim torso and strong arms

Where can I find shirts cut for someone my shape? I have a slim, long torso, and relatively muscular, and therefore large, arms. [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Apr 9, 2016 - 4 answers

No rainbows, please.

I'm looking for more of these stylish little online shops that sell well-designed queer merchandise. I'm thinking the Autostraddle store or Otherwild or the Gender Is Over campaign. No luck Googling for this — I just get a bunch of cheesy t-shirts with rainbow unicorns and bad puns.
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 3, 2016 - 5 answers

One Person's Trash is Another's Yadda Yadda

I was taking a walk and found that somebody had left four bags of women's clothing on the curb labeled "FREE CLOTHES" alongside a futon also presumably free. The road is kind of off to the side, and doesn't get that much foot traffic by nyc standards. I want to report this find in a way, to make it more likely that it will go to somebody who could make use of it. Is this a good idea? If it is, what would be a good way to do so? Have considered craigslist, FB neighborhood post, freecycle forum(?). [more inside]
posted by coolname on Apr 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Hassle-free, petite, ethical jeans - Levi's or what?

I hate shopping. I need jeans. I do not want to buy clothes made by children. Can I buy Levi's? If not, what? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 29, 2016 - 16 answers

Wash before wear?

Settle a debate between me and my wife. She insists EVERY new article of clothing must be washed before wearing. T-Shirts. Underwear. Socks. All washed first. Even bed-sheets and towels (a not-yet-used comforter started this debate.) I say brand new out of package is as clean as can be. Who's right?
posted by arniec on Mar 25, 2016 - 70 answers

Help me stop my underwear from flipping out

I wear boxer briefs. The waist bands keep flipping over. I am overweight so it's likely the shape of my body/spare tire. I've tried smaller boxer briefs, larger ones, almost comically large ones. They all flip and it drives me nuts. Help! [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Mar 13, 2016 - 9 answers

Where can I have these two items of clothing repaired?

I love these two items of clothing, a vintage loosely-woven white lace vest with pearl details, and a black hooded Chambers jacket with faux leather sleeves. Unfortunately, there is a hole in the lace, and the faux-leather has begun to separate from the sweatshirt-like material underneath (see linked photos). Where can I send or take these items to have them repaired properly? [more inside]
posted by Amplify on Mar 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Capsule wardrobe, year-round edition.

You have a capsule wardrobe for work and casual, and live in a temperate climate with only two seasons (HOT summers, cool-ish winters). How did you build it? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Mar 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Winter coat for menopausal Canadian vampire

I want to replace my winter coat and have some very picky requirements. Here they are, with the most important ones first: [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Mar 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Angle of a Cap or Hat Brim. Term for it?

Is there a term that defines the angle of a brim with respect to the front of the hat or cap? One extreme would be the brim on the cloth caps competing bicyclists wore: straight up, essentially lying flush against the front of the hat. In the middle would be the brim of a French policeman's kepi or the cap worn by the stuntman in "A Man and a Woman": straight out, at a 90° angle from the front. At the other extreme would be straight down, like the brim of the 19th-century Marine pill-box cap. [more inside]
posted by RichardS on Mar 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Where should I shop for women's clothing in Vancouver BC

I'm going up to Vancouver for the weekend soon and find myself with a bit of a clothing budget and a favorable exchange rate. I don't shop at the same stores as my woman friend up there due to differences in taste and size range, and my other woman friend there is off at a meditation retreat so I can't ask her. Given the preferences below the fold, where should I shop for clothes and shoes? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Mar 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Help me get to Northern California without excess baggage

Help a chronic over-packer get to San Fransisco with her one carry-on bag intact. [more inside]
posted by Champagne Supernova on Feb 18, 2016 - 13 answers

This is why I can't have nice things

I wear things out fast. Things like coats, backpacks, shoes. How do I prolong the lives of my belongings? Also-- is it possible to get a coat with underarm holes mended? [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Feb 12, 2016 - 11 answers

Where can I find this awesome shirt?

Colby Keller is wearing a really great tshirt here, with a printed design of Greek red-figure vase painting. I want one. Can you help me track it down?
posted by fancyoats on Feb 10, 2016 - 3 answers

How do I pack for Los Angeles?

Last year I went to Los Angeles and I packed ALL wrong. I saw highs of 80 and I packed for Wisconsin 80s and Florida 80s and that just wasn't right. It would get warm, even hot for a few hours only to be so cool in the evening. Some days it really felt like it was HOT for only an hour or two, then freezing. Or it would change depending on where I was. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 2, 2016 - 22 answers

What should a female "best man" wear at the wedding?

So my only friend is getting married this year and he has asked me, a female, to be his best man. His fiancee is totally down with this and all is fine. I would very much like to be mostly in charge of what I am wearing for a host of reasons. Advice required. [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Jan 30, 2016 - 34 answers

How to get one of my associates to wear a belt?

I'm an assistant manager at a sub shop and one of my associates has a bit of a uniform problem. Her butt is often hanging out. How do I ask her to wear a belt? [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Jan 30, 2016 - 23 answers

Sizing a kid's Weasley sweater

I'm knitting a Weasley sweater for my niece (who lives far away). It's hard to get in touch with her parents. Can anyone give me an idea of what the average shoulder width for a thinnish, medium height ten year old girl would be? I want to make sure it's too big, so I'll be happy with ballpark numbers. Thanks!
posted by 1066 on Jan 24, 2016 - 4 answers

The shirt off of his back

Help me find a new shirt for the Mister. [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Jan 19, 2016 - 6 answers

Overwhelming laundry and when to wash

How many times can/should/do you wear your clothes before you wash them? [more inside]
posted by littlebuddhagirl3 on Jan 18, 2016 - 37 answers

Whose stuff is better?

How would today's cheap, ubiquitous goods (i.e. clothes, shoes, furniture, housewares, miscellaneous equipment, housing, possibly food products) compare to the finest goods available to pre-modern ruling classes? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear on Jan 14, 2016 - 32 answers

How to live with extremely different temperature preferences?

My room-mate is only comfortable when I'm sweating, and I'm only comfortable when she's cold. What to do? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 13, 2016 - 40 answers

Best pants non-cargo utility pockets?

Where are the affordable, well-fitting, durable pants for men with great, non-cargo utility pockets? (details below) [more inside]
posted by rock'em sock'em puppets on Jan 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Looking for simple fleece convertible gloves

Please help me find something as similar as possible to these sold out gloves! [more inside]
posted by illenion on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 answers

How to perform femininity

Form fitting sweater dress + leggings. Is there a way to do this that doesn't result in visible lumpiness around the midriff/hips where the leggings end? [more inside]
posted by a strong female character on Dec 26, 2015 - 29 answers

Is detergent harmful to clothes if not quickly washed out?

I placed a load of laundry in the washing machine and poured some detergent onto it, only to discover that the machine had broken and wouldn't start. Is it ok to wait a day or two for the machine to be fixed, while some of the (still dry) clothes have been splashed with detergent? Or should I rush out to a laundromat? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Dec 26, 2015 - 11 answers

Good responses to comments on my clothing

I like to wear pants, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies. It's what I feel comfortable in. Even in the summer. Even when the heat is cranked up high during the winter. Many people feel compelled to comment on my attire. What's something I can say to brush it off? [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Dec 21, 2015 - 39 answers

My perfect black dress is basically an abaya. Uh-oh?

While looking for dresses that I could wear to work paired with pretty scarves (just tied around the neck) without having to worry much about the weather or whether I'd shaved my legs or anything, I discovered this abaya and many more like it. They're perfect, except that I'm a white atheist American. Am I beanplating?
posted by hollyholly on Dec 21, 2015 - 31 answers

Buying summer clothes in winter

I need to buy summer-appropriate office clothing now. It also needs to be modest. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Dec 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me organize my t-shirts

I have recently moved and I am looking for a better method of organizing my t-shirts. I have too many of them, and I would like to rotate through them rather than wear the same things every week. [more inside]
posted by Dalton Luceria on Dec 15, 2015 - 14 answers

Rate of Dryer Lint Accumulation or: How Fast Do My Clothes Disappear?

I pull a little handful of dryer lint out of the dryer every time I dry my clothes. What is the percentage of clothing lost to lint from drying per dry? How long until my clothes turn completely into lint? [more inside]
posted by gregr on Dec 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Depression-Camo Clothing

I am going through a pretty severe depressive episode right now, and when I am able to get dressed, everything feels uncomfortable. I'm trying to leave the house more often, which means looking presentable, so I'm asking for suggestions for the most comfortable (women's) clothing you've experienced. Some picky details within. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on Dec 8, 2015 - 57 answers

Should I fight the urge to purge (my stuff) while pregnant?

I always feel like I can get rid of more of my stuff, specifically clothes, and since our household will need to accommodate another person about six months from now, I feel like this is a good time to aggressively weed things out. At the same time, I would like to not buy a new wardrobe and continue wearing clothes like a decent person. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 7, 2015 - 25 answers

Help me find this sweater?

I really like the sweater Aaron Rodgers was wearing in his press conference after the Packers game last night. Can anyone help me figure out where I can buy one exactly like it?
posted by mammoth on Dec 4, 2015 - 3 answers

Adult Seeks Clothing: Bohemian edition

I love bohemian style clothes. Always has, probably always will. I'm looking to find some new bohemian-style clothes online but it seems like all I can find are see-through scraps of fabric for waifish, dreamy-eyed, nymphets who work in the butterfly-chasing industry. Most of the stuff from Free People, for example, look like costumes to me. Please help dress a special snowflake. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Nov 30, 2015 - 31 answers

Seeking: international visual guides of fashion subcultures

Where can I find more visual glossaries of international fashion subcultures, particularly the ones that are lesser-known or more specific? They'll have photos or video of the style, some background on what the style is about and where it's from, and some description of key elements. Some examples of what I'm after are Refinery29's Style out There playlist, this guide to Japanese fashion, and this list of men's fashion.
posted by divabat on Nov 30, 2015 - 3 answers

Blazers for tall women. Difficulty level: Canada.

I am a tall (6'0) queer lady. I'm on the hunt for a versatile blazer/tuxedo jacket to wear to holiday work parties and events, but most things I've found have short arms/torsos. I've tried the usual suspects (Zara, Club Monaco, The Bay) but to no avail. I'm happy to invest some money in something that will last for years! [more inside]
posted by asparagrass on Nov 29, 2015 - 9 answers

Trouble spending

I've always been very frugal and very unwilling to spend money. I recently lost 30 pounds and I'm in desperate need of new clothes, but I'm feeling tons of resistance to actually spending money. [more inside]
posted by dangerbird on Nov 24, 2015 - 23 answers

Recommend a dressmaker or seamstress in Toronto

Can you recommend a dressmaker or seamstress in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 12, 2015 - 5 answers

Please help me name my fashion label!

Am in the midst of planning a start up business and actually need two names (for different price points- mass market and higher end). More.... [more inside]
posted by TenaciousB on Nov 8, 2015 - 11 answers

I guess I *AM* the ice queen

I am cold all the time. Help me not freeze to death. [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Nov 6, 2015 - 46 answers

Donate a Halloween costume in November in DC

I accidentally purchased a child's Halloween costume instead of an adult-sized one when ordering online. I used one piece of the costume (hat), so I can't return it, but the rest has never been worn, so I'd like to donate it. Googling turns up donation drives from 1-2 months ago, but nothing in November. DC MeFites, can you think of anyone who would take this? Preferably in DC proper, does not need to be tax-deductible.
posted by capricorn on Nov 6, 2015 - 10 answers

I want to dress like an adult, but I'm paralyzed by the idea of spending

I've recently started working in a new office where everybody dresses quite well. Prior to this, I was in full-time student mode, so I never cared about what I wore. I want to start looking more put-together. It shouldn't be this difficult to buy about 5-6 basics to update my office wardrobe, but I am SO. PARALYZED. at the idea of having to spend money on more than 1-2 items at a time. I waste hours and hours looking at clothes online and never buy a single item. This needs to stop. [more inside]
posted by fernweh on Oct 31, 2015 - 62 answers

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