So the man in my life is a larger-sized fella. He usually shops at "Big and Tall" stores. I'm shopping for his birthday next month and it seems like there are not many stylish options available either on the web or in local shops. Any suggestions for affordable items (under $60) that look pseudo-hipstery-scifi nerdy for big men in or around Lansing? If there's a good shop in Detroit, I could drive there or similar distance too.
posted by magdalemon
on Sep 12, 2014 -
ClothingFilter: Where on Earth do men with "athletic builds" (big shoulders/chest; smaller waist relative to other proportions) reliably shop for fashionable, casual
upper-body clothing? What style blogs and resources exist for dudes like myself? I am pretty sick of having to try on a zillion things to little success at most stores or to rely exclusively on very large thrift stores for finding something by random chance ... and "Big and Tall" stores are usually much too big?! [more inside]
posted by Keter
on Aug 15, 2014 -
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 -
The style of blouse that the woman is wearing in this stock photo
looks very flattering on me. I have one blouse like that, but I'd like to buy more. What search terms can I use to find them, or what stores should I check out?
posted by mekily
on Mar 30, 2014 -
I'm going to be up in Vancouver this weekend and want to shop for a new spring coat. Something trenchcoat style but not in black or beige - cool colors or prints/patterns would be better. Size 12 or M/L, between $100 and $200. The style constraints are that it should not be teenagery but not dowdy either - I like classic cuts but trendy colors and patterns. I already plan to check out The Bay.
posted by matildaben
on Mar 14, 2014 -
Those of you who swear by thrift shopping: how do you do it? How much time do you spend, what's your strategy, what tips can you share? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I'll admit it, I buy a lot of clothes off the sale rack or at outlet stores. Too often, though, I bring home what I think is a great value only to discover, after wearing and/or washing said item, quality problems I didn't see in the store. Things like knits that are twisted and don't lie flat, shirt hems that are hopelessly contorted once they've been laundered, or buttonholes that quickly ravel beyond repair. I know these sorts of problems are inevitable given the state of clothing manufacture, but that doesn't mean I have to buy these "troubled" items. So, savvy shoppers of MeFi, what should I be looking for? What tells you to steer clear of a garment no matter how much you like it? Is there a secret code on the hang tag that everyone but me knows about? C'mon, please share your secrets.
posted by DrGail
on Feb 23, 2014 -
Where do you recommend to go shopping for mens clothing, and specifically dress pants, in central Philadelphia or the surrounding area? [more inside]
posted by eurandom
on Feb 16, 2014 -
I am looking for the following things and have not been able to find them through the major vendors where I usually buy clothes (Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Loft, Banana Republic, and the like). I'd appreciate tips to vendors either major or indie in the US where I could find them. (1) Women's spring-weight trenchcoat in a patterned fabric (houndstooth, plaid, graphic print, floral), $75-$175, size 12/M/L. (2) Women's/unisex hoodie with an argyle pattern, decent build quality, size M/L.
posted by matildaben
on Feb 14, 2014 -
MeFi, I want to flex my muscles! More specifically, I want a T-shirt that looks like a muscular male chest. Cartoon abs would be ideal but photorealistic abs will be okay too. I would like the shirt to be in color, have the printed abs be wide enough to cover my chest so it looks like I have a six pack rather than looking like a picture
of abs, and be available in a men's/unisex small. Under $20 including shipping would be ideal too.
is the closest I can find to what I need but is too large, too expensive and I'd honestly prefer cartoony abs. Halp?
posted by capricorn
on Feb 5, 2014 -
It's embarrassing to admit to being a 33 year old woman who can't dress herself, but my frustration is outgrowing my embarrassment. I have pretty much nothing in my closet that I like to wear, and that I feel I look good in. I wear nearly the same thing every day: jeans, sneakers/tennis shoes, t-shirt or slightly fancier t-shirt, and one of several ratty hooded sweatshirts, each of which has a hole in the left elbow. I dress like slob. I do not feel this look suits me, and I want to change it, but don't know how. [more inside]
posted by polywomp
on Jan 15, 2014 -
I dearly loved my mustard-yellow Lands' End merino wool cardigan. In fact, I loved it to the point that it has started to fall apart. I am struggling to find a replacement. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by pants
on Jan 11, 2014 -
Misterben is seeking good-quality warm men's pajamas. LL Bean is excluded
since the quality has dropped in recent years. Pants only or a set are OK. Flannel is preferable, although fleece will also be considered. The price should be approximately under $50 USD. Finally, they must not be made in China or from a brand that is known to use sweatshops. He loves US-made brands but we know that is hard to find at this price point.
posted by matildaben
on Dec 27, 2013 -
Help! My lovely girlfriend is blessed with sexy curves. I want to buy her either a particular dress or a particular skirt, in a surprise gift sorta way. But the sizes don't really match. And I am confused. [more inside]
posted by paultopia
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I'm looking for this dress
, because it screams out to me and encapsulates my personality. My issue is that I have no idea how to find it or something similar....
posted by squirbel
on Dec 4, 2013 -
I would like to purchase a terrycloth robe for a woman, ideally with animal print. Images of animals would be preferable to a leopard or zebra print pattern. Where can I find such an item?
posted by outlaw of averages
on Nov 26, 2013 -
Where does one buy clothing for a 6'2, slim, broad-shouldered man that is dapper but not preppy, well-made but not exorbitantly priced?
Britishy aesthetic, minimalist style, and monochromatic colors all desirable. Current favorite is Topman
, but looking for something with better quality construction. [more inside]
posted by snappysnapper
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I am looking for a new clothing supplier. The previous company I shopped with have been outed as a bunch of labour-abusing dirtbags and I can't have that. I need to know the names of some places I can buy clothes with confidence and conscience and was hoping maybe I could get some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh
on Nov 14, 2013 -
My wife's favorite hobby for after work is to go onto Ebay and bargain hunt for clothes. She has been doing this for years. She doesn't buy that much, she just enjoys searching.
Last week, out of the blue she got an email from Ebay that her 12 year old account was being closed and there was nothing she can do. The reasoning was odd (something about a similar account blah blah) but that is besides the point.
Anyway, I am looking alternatives websites she can go to and bargain hunt for clothes online.
Etsy.com is the only similar thing I can think about.
posted by Spurious
on Nov 10, 2013 -
Husband's birthday is coming up and I want to get him some new shirts, but I have always had trouble finding the exact kind he likes. Searching online hasn't gotten me very far either. So hivemind, do you know where I can find: button-down short-sleeved shirts, good quality fabric, preferably solids or plaids in interesting/vibrant colors (not just the same old going-to-work blue), not slim fit, not hawaiian or skater style. Budget: $50-$100 per shirt. [more inside]
posted by annekate
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I am a lady with a small waist and a generous booty. I look best in "high-rise" or "high-waisted" pants because, well, my waist is pretty high, which means that the popular "low-rise" and "mid-rise" trousers leave acres of billowing flesh exposed between my actual waist and the waist of the pants.
What brands or specific jeans or pants (or skirts) can I wear? I've had decent luck with Simply Vera for Kohl's skinny jeans with stretch. Any other suggestion from like-waisted ladies? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Jun 24, 2013 -
My wife is pregnant. I'd like to get her a gift certificate to a store that sells maternity clothing that is akin to the clothing she normally buys. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Mar 29, 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 -
Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
posted by 168
on Nov 7, 2012 -
Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
posted by lxs
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Help me find durable, affordable basic t's and tops for ladies. (Size XXL) Preferably online. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Aug 15, 2012 -
They say to dress to highlight your best attribute...what if you have nothing you want to highlight? What do you wear then, especially if you want to look more feminine? [more inside]
posted by troika
on May 9, 2012 -
I've ruined two of my favourite shirts and am desperate for replacements from Uniqlo
. Sadly, they won't ship outside of UK and I can't go right now. Can you recommend (or do you know of) a reliable UK service that I could use to forward my package to Finland? I've previously used Shipito
with US-only vendors and was hoping for something similar.
posted by Orchestra
on Apr 23, 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 -
Where online can I purchase cute (colorful, retro-ish with piping) cotton gym shorts a la American Apparel not actually from American Apparel? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Mar 2, 2012 -
Tell me about high-quality, (i.e. more than just a designer name) classic, luxury accessories. [more inside]
posted by ladybird
on Feb 16, 2012 -
[ClothingGiftFilter] I need a VERY STURDY hoodie/track jacket substitute for my husband. Price: up to $150. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Nov 23, 2011 -
Does anyone know of some plain, black socks that are designed to dissipate heat, keeping your feed cool and dry? [more inside]
posted by hoobichu
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Help a petite hourglass play dress up: What are your guidelines, links, favorite pieces and prohibitions for making the most out of a small but curvy silhouette? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Lead me to your secret treasure trove of tops that won't make me look like a tattooed easter egg! [more inside]
posted by griselda
on May 18, 2011 -
Where can I find places in Kyoto to shop for used/vintage clothing? In Tokyo, I love going to Harajuku and wandering around their used/vintage clothing shops with random old items, like Kinji for really cheap and unique clothing. Is there a similar like place in Kyoto? I've spent 3 days in Kyoto in the past and all I recall for shopping were department stores and other Big Generic Imposing Chain Shops that you can find anywhere else in the world. [more inside]
posted by peachtree
on May 10, 2011 -
I'm female, US ~size 12, ample in chest and hip area, relatively smaller waist, and I want to shop for clothes that are flattering and professional. [more inside]
posted by bearette
on Feb 28, 2011 -
I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
posted by the mad poster!
on Feb 26, 2011 -
Where can I find a dress that was most likely from last Winter/Spring? This
dress (scroll down to the blue and grey dress, blog title "pretty as a blue jay") was recently featured in a repeat of What Not To Wear (repeat 12/3/10, original air date 4/14/10) and I'm interested in finding it. [more inside]
posted by moshimosh
on Dec 8, 2010 -