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]
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.
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]
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]
Can you recommend a dressmaker or seamstress in Toronto? [more inside]
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]
I am cold all the time. Help me not freeze to death. [more inside]
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.
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]
I'm looking for clothing stores within driving distance of Dayton, Ohio that are known for their quality. [more inside]
Hi everyone, I have an interview tomorrow with a company for a really interesting job but I'm unsure of what to wear. Details below. [more inside]
There's a website that I found once but can't for the life of me find again that makes . . . like, custom basics? T-shirts, skirts, dresses, that sort of thing. All solid colors, sort of American Apparel-y. You can choose the fabric they use. One is a bamboo jersey, but there are 3 or 4 others. They MAY have an etsy shop, but what I found was a standalone website. What is it?? Have you seen it??
Is there an appropriate way to ask a potential employee to update their wardrobe? [more inside]
I like to have a very straightforward wardrobe with versatile comfortable clothes that can go with a lot of different outfits. To that end I have decided that I want to acquire the perfect black t-shirt dress. But of course there are specific needs (detailed below the fold). [more inside]
Just trying to understand my experience last week in SF. I received repeated, unsolicited comments while walking around town, related to my clothing. Is this normal? Is it just people being friendly? [more inside]
I am a mid-30s lady, and I have recently realized that jeans are not comfortable and I don't want to wear them anymore, but I'm not sure what to replace them with. Help me figure out where to shop and what to shop for! [more inside]
I want to start wearing bright or happy sort of clothes that are comfortable to wear and vegan, so no fabrics like wool. I'd also like them to be affordable and easy to walk or ride my bike in. [more inside]
Fall closet turnover has uncovered a bunch of cardigans and blazers I rarely wear because I don't know what to put under them. Can you please show me specific examples of what to pair with them, and (bonus) how to incorporate scarves? [more inside]
Hi Metafilterers! I very much need clothes for work and for home. Everything I own is worn out. Oh, AND I'm pregnant. That's what's forcing me to the store now: two of my four shirts no longer fit. But I'm hoping to be strategic about buying clothes for now *and* the future. Tips? [more inside]
I have a pair of Calvin Klein suit pants that have a patch that's gone fuzzy on one hip/outer thigh. I think the velcro closure on my bag rubbed against it during a commute. It's not pilled, like a sweater, but fuzzy. Looking around, I have seen recommendations for how to deal with sweater pilling but not fuzzy pants. Are sweater de-pillers OK for this problem? Lint brush and sticky tape did nothing. Pants are a poly blend. Thanks in advance for any tips!
I lost this hoodie many years ago, and have never found the like. Anyone know of something like it/very similar? [more inside]
I need to get some jeans hemmed. I don't want them to look home-sewn. I'd like the hems to look like they do when they're bought. Can someone recommend a tailor either in Cypress or near I-10 and Washington?
I'm slowly moving my way back into the corporate world (ugh), and many of the companies have a no-visible-tattoos policy. [more inside]
Where can I find fitted, work-friendly jackets/blazers that are 100% not bulky or stiff? Difficulty: must come in petite sizes and not-just-black colors. [more inside]
I am trying to find Mens short sleeve shirt made by non slavery / fair labor. [more inside]
Around 1996 I bought a dress from a mall store (Express or similar). It was short-sleeved, ankle-length, comprised of two or more layers of sheer, silky, solid-colored pastel fabric, and the style was that you would knot or tie up the top layer to reveal some of the bottom layer underneath. I can't seem to find a picture of it anywhere online - can anyone find an image of one of these dresses?
Recommendation needed for jacket. [more inside]
I recently read (and adored) Scott Hawkins' "The Library at Mount Char". If I could find a real-life product similar to the apprentices' robes in the book, I'd be SO delighted. Here's every description of the robes that I could find: "rough cotton", "a gray-green cotton thing along the lines of a kimono with a hood, tied at the waist with a sash", "vaguely monk-like", "loose, oversized sleeves". Any idea where I can snag such a thing? Thanks, Hive!
So, I found these super bright red cargo-ish pants on sale for $20. They are AWESOME. Super comfortable, great for everything from gardening to dance practice. If I could get them in other colors, that would make my day! Help me source pants? [more inside]
I have this beautiful polka dot swing dress with a very full skirt, and it's probably my favorite dress. The problem is, the fabric's texture causes the skirt to stick together and bunch up when walking. [more inside]
Saw a BuzzFeed video. Article of clothing. (The gray one. On Alison [???].) Seek it IRL. [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
I need summer fashion role models. [more inside]
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]
I have a semi-embarrassing question about sweating during sports activities. Details below. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]