Which clothing stores in NYC have good casual/business casual clothes for larger men? My boyfriend and I are going clothes shopping this coming Saturday to prepare for an upcoming trip. He has a suit, but other than that, all his clothes are jeans and tees. For this trip, we are looking for: casual button down shirts (oxfords or plaids), non-jeans/non-khaki trousers, a sport coat or blazer, and some shoes that fall in between the New Balance sneakers he usually wears and the nice black shoes he wears with his suit. Sizes and price range below the cut. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on May 14, 2014 -
Coming from London UK. Need to travel light - what must I bring to wear to deal with the cold and snow? I am familiar with winter - but what will I regret not taking if the current weather situation continues across next week?
posted by Hugobaron
on Feb 13, 2014 -
For a bunch of reasons (some good, some bad) I have the next two and half months totally free. I don't have to do a thing, I have no reason to make any more money and I've got oceans of time, a nest egg of savings, and a gym membership. Previous times like this I've focused on making my skill-set or apartment better/fancier, but now I want to focus on myself. No creative projects, no learning and growing, just pure, unabashed vanity. What can I do in two and half months to get all kinds of pretty? Ideally during the day. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 9, 2013 -
I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and have noticed that, over the past several months, a sizable number of clothing donation boxes have appeared on sidewalks and in little disused nooks of urban space. There are three on my block alone that have sprung up, seemingly overnight, within the last couple months. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on May 11, 2013 -
Need recommendation for a tailor on or near the UWS of Manhattan, NYC . Standard stuff, mostly altering off the rack shirts, pants, and jackets, nothing too extreme but should be familiar with vintage and custom-mades. Would prefer quality over speed or cost.
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 20, 2013 -
What pieces of clothing/accessories should a stylish man have in his wardrobe (possibly for the winter) that I don't have? [more inside]
posted by jander03
on Oct 20, 2011 -
I need someone to copy a dress without taking it apart (preferably in NYC, but I'll consider shipping it!) [more inside]
posted by mccn
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Let's assume you are a 50-ish Lady who's wardrobe has diminished lately. What you you wear to a nice summer outdoor wedding when you don't own a lot of formal stuff and want to sharpen up your wardrobe from office-drab anyway? Where can you find these things? What places should you look? Whom should you listen to for advice? In short, what do stylish Over-50 Ladies wear to their various traditional and non family events on a budget? Ideally in New York?
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Please recommend good quality button-down shirts for sale in NYC for a slender guy - I'm looking for something casual that can be worn tie-less and untucked if I'm in the mood, but still well made with good fabric and cut, i.e. at the level of Thomas Pink or w/e but casual.
Priced up to around let's say $200 a shirt, although if it's less that's even better. Thanks!
posted by Spacelegoman
on Aug 1, 2009 -
I'm wanting to buy a (mens') leather jacket for the first time. What advice can you offer me? Bonus points if you can recommend a particular brand, or a store in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Nov 17, 2008 -
I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Nov 19, 2007 -
I'm tall (6'4"), I'm skinny (195lbs), and I need a black suit jacket before the end of the day today (I have the pants, but I'll buy new ones if need be). Obviously the time constraint eliminates any kind of custom garment. Basically, I need to know what stores I should be looking at in New York City -- I like a closer, more European fit, and I don't want to break the bank. First stop is H&M, but I'm not optimistic about what I'll find there. Other suggestions?
posted by logovisual
on Aug 15, 2007 -
I'd love to find casual men's clothing and/or shoe stores in NYC that feature products made without any animal materials (leather, etc.). I'm willing to pay for quality, but would be completely lost and out of my league in a chi-chi boutique. Any suggestions?
posted by tomadelic
on Sep 10, 2005 -