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Help me hunt down these specific board (or paddling?) shorts!

This past week I was at the beach and saw a group of women pop out of nowhere carrying an outrigger canoe which they climbed into and paddled off. A few of them were wearing awesome pairs of knee-length shorts, black with a hibiscus pattern down the side. I couldn't tell if they were Spandex or Neoprene...but I want to buy some like them. Google is unproductive. Can you help me find them?
posted by Miko on Jul 4, 2015 - 11 answers

How to dress stylish for work

I'm wanting to look more put-together and stylish for work. I work in a government office, live in a moderately cool climate (daily maximums from 10 to 40 degrees C), am 32 and female. Please help me do better! [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Jun 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Why are my jean zippers always coming undone?

So whenever I wear jeans, the zipper is always falling down. It does not seem to matter what the jeans are - new, old, too tight, too loose, just right. I know you ostensibly place the tab down to lock it, but this does not help - it just slows it a bit. Hence it's probably something I am doing wrong, or an incorrect fit that I keep buying. What might it be?
posted by solarion on Jun 12, 2015 - 11 answers

80s Gay Men's Fashion?

I need to buy a costume to fit a character who is a young gay man living in the early 80s. Looking for ideas or reference images. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Erberus on Jun 11, 2015 - 15 answers

Skinny Minnie clothing

Where can I find the girl's clothing brand Skinny Minnie in stores or online? I only ever see it on eBay, and rarely in the size I need. It seems to be related to the brand Vanilla Sugar, but it's easier to find Vanilla Sugar online. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Jun 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Vintage Clothing reeking of cigarettes, what do I do with them?

Is there a relatively cheap (i.e. non-dry clean) way to get years of cigarette smoke out of somewhat sensitive vintage clothing (i.e. silk, wool, fur)? I see a lot of weird suggestions online but has anyone here had to go through this and what's the best solution? Also, what is the most ethical way to either sell or donate fur? Some context below in the break. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Jun 2, 2015 - 11 answers

Why are my jeans setting off airport security?

I have a pair of American Eagle (women's) jeans that I tend to wear while traveling because they're comfortable. I think they're setting off the TSA scanners and metal detectors -- I've been pulled aside and patted down every time I wear them, and not much when I don't. My pockets are clear, and there's no egregious metal on the jeans besides the zipper and buttons. Any idea what might be happening?
posted by redlines on May 29, 2015 - 15 answers

Clothing and shoe stores in Toronto

I'm shopping for shoes and clothes in Toronto and I am looking for outlet stores within TTC reach. I don't have a car so going to Heartland in Mississauga is a major inconvenience because I have no car. [more inside]
posted by omar.a on May 22, 2015 - 3 answers

Men's Jacket ID

I recently saw a men's jacket in a photo on the Ebay home page and I am wondering if anybody can help identify it. [more inside]
posted by nobodyyouknow on May 21, 2015 - 4 answers

How does one develop refined taste, particularly in clothing?

I am trying to solve a situation which involves me regularly throwing every nice looking garment into a basket then becoming so frustrated that I put everything back then leave the store with nothing. [more inside]
posted by ihaveyourfoot on May 16, 2015 - 21 answers

Seeking women's summer fashion role models

I need summer fashion role models. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 8, 2015 - 9 answers

Please help me build an adult wardrobe for men

I find my style transitioning from one of jeans and a t-shirt to khakis and a Polo. Please help me build my wardrobe! [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on May 5, 2015 - 14 answers

Embarrassing sweat problem

I have a semi-embarrassing question about sweating during sports activities. Details below. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on May 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Looking for running shorts with good pockets.

I am looking for running shorts with a pocket that can comfortably hold my smartphone while I run. I can't believe that this is so difficult but here we are! [more inside]
posted by mandanza on May 2, 2015 - 13 answers

Where is this vest from?

I'm wondering about the origins of a handmade quilted & embroidered vest. The front is beautifully embroidered with birds and flowers, while the back has several circular sections with layered/3D quilting. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2015 - 1 answer

Where to buy a lace-back tank top?

I recently borrowed a friend's shirt. It was a lace-back tank top from Express, and I loved the way it looked on me. I'd love to buy a similar shirt for myself, but I haven't been able to find one online at Express or a few other similar stores. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Apr 28, 2015 - 5 answers

Where do women (like me) buy clothes online?

I have a problem buying clothes online. I'm in an in-between point in my fashion life: I'm not dressing like an undergraduate, but I haven't reached the LL Bean stage in my life either, and I don't have an office job that requires wearing business casual. Where do you all shop online? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Apr 23, 2015 - 22 answers

Extremely well made office clothes

I've got my personal style pretty well sorted, and am willing to throw money at the problem of hating shopping. Where can I get the most quality bang for my buck when it comes to sweaters, buttondown shirts in non-traditional colors, and pants? Women's sizing, though I do shop on both sides of the aisle. [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Apr 13, 2015 - 17 answers

What should I buy with £75 at Liberty (luxury department store)?

I have a £75 gift voucher to spend in Liberty (the luxury department store in London). I don't buy a lot of stuff and when I do I don't really spend a lot of money, so since I have this opportunity I would like to buy something more luxurious / higher quality / aspirational than I would normally. I'm a guy, and there's nothing in particular I want or need, so up for consideration is anything from menswear, men's accessories, stationery, homeware, jewellery, furniture, random objects, etc. What would you go for? [more inside]
posted by iivix on Apr 13, 2015 - 18 answers

Can anyone identify these shoes?

Can anyone identify these shoes? Or a style of shoe that looks identical? Doc martens look kinda similar but not the same.
posted by Griffinlb on Apr 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Formalwear-filter, modesty edition

My (Orthodox Jewish) friend is getting married in June in New York. Appropriate dress for the wedding has been described as "fancy" and "very fancy." Which retailers offer very formal, relatively affordable, modest dresses? [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Apr 12, 2015 - 17 answers

Where should I be shopping? Difficulty level: Dresses

As a woman in her early-mid 30s I'm finding that my old standby clothing sources no longer really work for me, but I have no idea where to go from here. Everything seems to be either too young or too old, and the current silhouettes that are in vogue are absolutely the LEAST flattering to my figure imaginable, so more trendy places seem to be right out. Where should I be buying my casual dresses these days? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Apr 9, 2015 - 31 answers

KonMari: How to "develop the instinct for what really inspires joy"?

Practitioners of Marie Kondo's tidying method, can you please help me understand the experience of an object under consideration "sparking joy"? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Mar 26, 2015 - 17 answers

Clothing allowance for a 15yo girl?

My niece is turning 15 next month, and I'd like to set up some sort of clothing allowance for her - any suggestions on amounts or how to organize? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Mar 25, 2015 - 19 answers

Brands/stores like Jones New York?

Jones New York is apparently going under, so I'm looking for alternatives. Examples of what I like: this, this, and this. I'm looking for casual and business-casual clothes that are pretty standard with some interesting touches. My other main places to shop are Goodwill and Marshalls, where I look for Splendid, Loft, BR, James Perse, etc.
posted by trillian on Mar 16, 2015 - 11 answers

I basically want clothing slash library

I'm looking for a decent three season men's warm up jacket with a large inside pocket that can fit a decent sized book (two paperbacks or a larger hardcover). Does anyone make this? I carry a book with me everywhere and I don't always want to carry a bag, but many lighter jackets don't have pockets big enough. Can I find this anywhere?
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Dressing for success, special snowflake style

I just started a better job in a new office and it is becoming apparent to me that I need to up my game, wardrobe-wise. Corduroys/chinos and knit shirts aren't doing it anymore. There are a few things about me that make this slightly complicated. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 5, 2015 - 26 answers

the mother of all ladies raincoats!

Looking for a stylish, functional women’s raincoat/jacket that isn’t “formal,” but also isn’t too sporty, and that I can wear with a variety of things including jeans and leggings. Can you recommend something? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Mar 4, 2015 - 13 answers

Who can I pay to give me male grooming advice?

I've seen lots of TV shows where someone will get a guy up to speed with grooming, help him come up with a "style", take him to the right cosmetics people, hair stylist, etc. I want this overall service too. Do these sorts of people exist in real life, what are they called, and can I find one here in the UK? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Mar 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Unicorn bras needed

I am in my sister’s wedding this summer, and need a bra recommendation. [more inside]
posted by joycehealy on Mar 1, 2015 - 13 answers

How to flatten a shirt hem?

Clothing experts! I have a trivial problem. The hem of my button-up shirts -- the hem on the non-button side -- always folds over on itself. How do I make it flat again? It's happening to all my flannel button-ups, seriously jeopardising my aspirations to lumbersexuality. Pic below. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 25, 2015 - 17 answers

Seeking warm women's coat in ATX, tomorrow.

Where in Austin, Texas can I find a women's down coat or other warm, femme-looking winter coat tomorrow? (Extra challenge: tall and broad-shouldered.) [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Feb 24, 2015 - 13 answers

What are some clothing brands for tiny people?

XS is frequently too large on me - where should I try to shop? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Feb 18, 2015 - 20 answers

Clothes similar to White House Black Market?

What are some other stores or clothing lines like White House Black Market? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Feb 17, 2015 - 10 answers

Tell me what different dresses are called, please!

Much of my wardrobe consists of short (knee length or slightly above) dresses. In the past 2-3 years, however, I've been plagued by a weird cut that seems to be super-popular, but which is intensely unflattering for me: a very slightly full skirt, with a waist that is too high for the natural waistline, but too low for empire. Do you know what this cut is called, and what I should be searching for in order to avoid it? Examples below the fold. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Feb 17, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me dress like a fictional character, part 8 of 1000

I love Parker's top in The Rundown Job. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Clothes for a trip to Israel

I'm going on a trip to Israel in October. I've never been to that part of the world before. I am an American woman. What kind of clothes would be appropriate? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Feb 14, 2015 - 10 answers

Wheres a good place online to buy inexpnsive light Italian-style suits?

We were in Rome a couple summers back and I was taken with how well dressed Italian men are even in the summer heat. It seems the secret is in all the shops there selling very lightweight jackets, pants, suits. Perfectly suited to spring and summer weather. I picked up a couple outfits while I was there and now Im back in California and I'm wanting to grab more. Does anyone know of an online retailer that specializes in this sort of thing?
posted by Senor Cardgage on Feb 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Where can I see old-fashioned fashion?

I love historic clothing/fashion. Where are the museums with largest antique clothing collections on display?
posted by ReluctantViking on Feb 7, 2015 - 11 answers

Fancy-ish men's rugby shirt repair and/or replacement

I spilled bleach on a beloved rugby shirt, and would like to try to repair or replace it. Help? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jan 27, 2015 - 3 answers

What to wear on first, blind date?

Haven't gone in a date in 10 years, don't know this guy, and I can't figure out what to wear! [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Jan 22, 2015 - 19 answers

Coldwater Creek Replacement?

I'm bummed that Coldwater Creek has gone bottoms-up. Who's their best online replacement?
posted by summerstorm on Jan 21, 2015 - 6 answers

What should I wear to yoga?

Going to my first-ever yoga class this Sunday. Late 30s male. What should I wear? And what should I bring with me? I am going to a beginner's class at Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 14, 2015 - 21 answers

What can I wear under a sheer blouse that won't make me miserably warm?

Apparently every store I like to shop at now makes all of their button-down shirts and blouses semi-sheer (Loft is the biggest offender). The trouble is that I'm REALLY hot natured and try to wear as few non-removable layers as possible (cotton tanks as a layer are too hot). I'm hoping someone can link to tanks made of really, really thin material or some kind of miracle solution that doesn't require another layer of clothes. Any suggestions of how I can layer without feeling layered?
posted by parkerjackson on Jan 9, 2015 - 7 answers

flannel eye for the tiny, squishy guy

I would like some basic, dude-styled flannel button up shirts. I'm a short, small-framed queer person who stores weight in my chest. "Men's" flannels are generally too large; "women's" often have girly details like darts and little wee pockets and dainty buttons; "boy's" would be perfect but the sleeves are invariably too short. Do you have a body like mine and a basic flannel you love? Where did you buy it? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 9, 2015 - 26 answers

Help me dress like a grown up lady - 30s edition

I would like to figure out what the hell well dressed women of my age wear to look stylish, classy, and even if possible sexy! Please help me find what to wear, from inside out, like I am your own personal midthirties professional, casual, and formal doll. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jan 7, 2015 - 23 answers

Here comes the non-traditional bride...

Turns out, neither my partner nor I are wedding planners so we’ve decided to elope on New Year’s Eve. Hurray! So far, we’ve had 6 days to plan since our decision. I’ve acquired THIS lovely dress to wear on the big day. Problem is, I’m not sure how to accessorize it in a way to signify I’m a bride. Looking for some suggestion for styles of jewelry, shoes, and whatnot to help me accomplish a bridal look. [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Dec 27, 2014 - 18 answers

Brutal washing machine destroying my clothes: please help

I moved into a new building a few months ago, and since then the washing machine (new GE top loader, stacked with dryer) has been busily destroying everything I own. Towels and sheets come out frayed, sweaters and t-shirts sprout holes, a cuff has just gotten half-ripped from its sleeve. Please help me figure out how to protect my stuff before it's all destroyed. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Dec 22, 2014 - 7 answers

At least he'll always have fresh air in a crowd

My husband is a giant (6'7")and I'd like to get him some Christmas presents that will make his life better. [more inside]
posted by carolr on Dec 14, 2014 - 29 answers

Portable clothing washer/dryer suggestions?

Moving into an apartment with no laundry; landlord has OK'd getting a portable washer / dryer unit. What should we consider? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 14, 2014 - 10 answers

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