I am interested in starting an e-commerce business selling brand-name specialty apparel. How does a small reseller develop the relationships necessary to purchase brand-name goods at wholesale? Is this done by going directly to the designers or working with intermediaries? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Mar 26, 2014 -
What do I wear on a job interview in August when my legs are all scabby from an unfortunate injury? [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Aug 1, 2013 -
This snowflake is woefully under-hoodied: I cannot locate a hoodie which meets my specific nitpicky criteria. Can YOU? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Looking for clothing lines/companies geared towards women ages 18-35 that cater to non-average sizes (including petite, tall, plus size, etc.) Particularly interested in smaller companies. Bonus points for stuff like sustainability, fair labor practices, natural fibers.
posted by doift
on Jul 9, 2012 -
Businesses that make basic apparel (underwear, t-shirts, socks, etc) of the highest quality and where you largely pay for the quality and not the marketing/branding - can you name a few?
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Is there a site that approaches (online) purchasing of apparel from a serious and rigorous consumer perspective? I'm thinking of a site where I select, say, t-shirts and get detailed information about the garment, various garment variations (athletic t-shirt, work t-shirt, etc), washing Instructions, which high quality value brands that sell t-shirts, verified quality testing of t-shirts from forementioned brands, etc.
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Where to buy a barong tagalog shirt for an 8-year old's First Communion in SF Bay area? [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on May 7, 2011 -
I need advice on how to pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy in late June. [more inside]
posted by timoni
on Jun 1, 2010 -
I'm a mid-twenties, relatively-tall, relatively-fit (6' 1", 180 lbs...but I run a lot) guy who has a shirt problem. During the colder months I really like wearing long-sleeve cotton shirts as a sort of base layer under other things. My problem? I can't find any brand that fits...either the arms are too short, or the shirt maker seems to presume that I'm going to have a beer belly to go along with my longer than average arms. I.e., what I'm looking for is something like the small size of this,
but with longer arms. I realize I could get larger shirts tailored down or go the bespoken route, but both of those options seem kind of overkill for what should really be a pretty standard product. Are there any brands that serve guys in my size by default? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler
on Apr 26, 2010 -
I'd like to buy a new suit. I'd also like to lose a lot of weight. Will the suit still look alright if I lose 60 lbs and have it altered, or should I just wait until I lose the weight? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee
on Aug 19, 2009 -
I've only found help on how to Shrink stuff, not how to avoid it.
So the American Apparel medium t-shirts are too big for me even after a wash, but their small shirts are perfect pre-wash. They are 100% cotton and I'm wondering what I can do to not have them shrink at all. Can I hand wash them gently with detergent and then hang dry? Any experience or anecdotes would be great!
posted by huxley
on Feb 24, 2009 -
What are some fashion trends that are popular everywhere else but North America? [more inside]
posted by 913
on Mar 25, 2008 -
Where can I get a hat like the argyle cap that Ricky Lizalde wears on Project Runway? It's a kangol-style cap with a black/white/gray argyle pattern. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Dec 14, 2007 -
I'm looking for a bunch of really hip and (sorry I have to use this word) indie clothes and apparel stores that have a web presence. [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Jun 10, 2006 -
Anybody know of any good boutiques/clothing stores in major cities that sell hip, fresh apparel to 18-26 year old men and women? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on May 22, 2006 -
Where do t-shirts come from? I bought a t-shirt from a thirft store with a funny print. It reads "America. Made by Humans." It's a standard baseball style shirt otherwise, but its tag was "American Art Wear." I'm interested in the printing of the t-shirt more than the original manufacturer of the shirt. The manager of the store said something a bit cryptic: that the owner/clothes buyer gets most of the tees off the backs of trucks at trade fairs. Who is in the business of printing t-shirts for this kind of distribution? Who is "American Art Wear"?
posted by rschram
on Jan 25, 2004 -