Tshirts and tops when short and curvy - how? [more inside]
My girlfriend has applied for work as a sales associate at two upscale New York City department stores and has been offered a variety of clothing departments to work in at both. She wants to work through the holiday season and to earn as much as she can in that period via commission. Assuming that all departments offer the same rate of commission, can anyone advise us as to which departments would have the highest sales in Oct/Nov/Dec? Or point us to any internet resources with such info? I've been unable to dig up any on my own. Thanks!
For the first six months of his life, baby machine has lived pretty exclusively in onesies & sleepers. Now that the weather is turning colder he's still in sleepers but I'm wondering whether they are going to be enough. So mostly he's been a hobo baby with many wraps and sweaters and blankets that make going places slightly daunting. What did your small child wear that worked for fall/winter? [more inside]
Are there any books out there in the vein of The Artist's Way and Apartment Therapy, but for clothes? [more inside]
I am a 42 year old, plus-sized (18 US) woman who wants to dress in nothing but Eileen Fisher clothing. I cannot afford Eileen Fisher clothing. What brand do I wear/where do I shop? [more inside]
Good place to sell a designer bag in NYC? [more inside]
My sweaters are pilled. My shoes are scuffed. My skirts have random threads coming out. My thin knit tops have pulls. My favourite shirt has a small salad dressing stain just to the left of my belly button. Your sweaters look new, your shoes look immaculate, you generally look pulled together. How do you do it? [more inside]
I've got to come up with 10 or more simple things (accessories, clothing, etc.) that are indicative of each decade from 1910 thru 2010. Can you help? [more inside]
Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
How do I start dressing like an adult? [more inside]
Where can a plus size girl find a 3-season/All season jacket? Help please! [more inside]
Practically and stylishly dressed men of Metafilter (and those who shop for them): how do you stay warm outside and cool inside in winter? [more inside]
Can this shirt be found again? [more inside]
I accidentally left my favourite (white, lace) top in a plate of salmon lasagne and left it for a week. It's covered in mould. I suck at life. [more inside]
The era of skinny women's jeans has been here for a while, but I've still got a closet full of my perfectly good boot-cut and flared jeans. Can I wear these judiciously (even among young people) without looking embarrassingly out-of-touch? If not, should I try to alter them, or is there a chance they'll come back into style in a year or two anyway? [more inside]
I’m looking for information about the men’s suit maker Kingsridge. It was an older brand, but apparently they're still around or someone is using the name. I’m just curious about the company, history, etc.
I am interested in learning more about the idea of radical clothing as symbolic communication, and thinking about how that works today. Thus, I am looking for the most fantastic examples of communicative garments. For example, garments made from recycled materials, that might up, that are in unusual shapes, and so forth. I have found some of these already, but I don't really know what they mean--other than being novelties. Are there unusual garments that you think about a lot? What do you think they mean? Any leads would be most appreciated. If you would like to recommend books or movies about this sort of thing, that would be welcome too.
Recommendations for alternatives to Lee men's Custom Fit Waistband flat front pants? [more inside]
Where in Toronto can I buy men's linen shirts, preferably dark colors and short sleeves? I'd rather not order online due to sizing and such. Thanks.
Help me find that travel tee shirt with all the little pictures on it! [more inside]
Where can a short guy buy clothes that fit? [more inside]
Help me find durable, affordable basic t's and tops for ladies. (Size XXL) Preferably online. [more inside]
I am looking for a very specific type of item: a shirt dress (or shirtwaist dress, even) in navy blue, preferably with long sleeves (though negotiable here) in a U.S. women's 16 or 18. Have you seen such a thing? Help. I'd like to spend under $200.
What is the "best" way to dispose of a closet full of men's suits and shirts? [more inside]
Women's Lingerie stores (online or offline) [more inside]
In the heat, Bedouins wear long, flowing robes. Westerners wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats. What are the advantages of the robes? [more inside]
Are there are any attempts to catalog the different American regional fashion (hair, clothing etc) styles? I'm looking at blogs, books, infographics (in humorous or non humorous fashion) that discuss my observation that Americans dress differently, even during similar temperatures and situations or certain categories of people (i.e. college aged male frat guys). [more inside]
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
What are the best agressive, alternative, out, fun, political, pro-gay shirts? I'm looking to update my wardrobe with some more queer clothing and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
I need a clothing organization system that isn't a dresser and also isn't my floor. Help! [more inside]
I love Julie Deply's shirt in Before Sunset. Where can I get a shirt exactly (or almost exactly) like that? [more inside]
I'm a 22-year-old lesbian. I have never made any effort to look hot, but suddenly I want to, and it's raising some serious identity issues for me. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for consignment stores in or around Chicago where I can sell my collection of vintage clothes. [more inside]
I need the Uma-Thurman-in-"Kill-Bill" of bras: pretty yet nigh-unto indestructable. [more inside]
Clothing for Japan / substitute for jeans? [more inside]
I lost the very cool little lapel pin that came with my blazer made by Scotch and Soda. Where can I find a replacement? [more inside]
Is this outfit appropriate for a job interview at a nice restaurant? [more inside]
Help A Girl Out: High-waisted Undies Edition [more inside]
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.
Where can I find reasonably-priced basic pieces for women online? [more inside]
How can I get dry-erase (Expo) marker out of my white dress shirt? I threw rubbing alcohol, Shout, and a bleach pen at it. No visible difference from any of them immediately or after a wash, but it faded slightly in the dryer. I am tempted to do it all over again, but I'm worried about the impact those chemicals and washing over and over again is going to have on my new shirt! [more inside]
Where might one find t-shirts that depart from the mass-produced style? Online, I have only come across this and this; I like their 1) hemless collars/bottoms/sleeves and 2) light/thin fabric. [more inside]
I have a wedding dress. I have a black tie event in August. I want to wear a modified version of my perfect-for-me wedding dress to said black tie event. What are some things I can do to remix it? [more inside]
Which brands carry decent non iron slim fit dress shirts for Men (size -14.5 - 32/33)? I have almost bought every single one I like at Brooks Brothers. Their fit is good but I am looking to shop from another brand so that I have more choice. Also I would prefer to go with a brand that has a good online store (hate going to the mall). Please note it has to be non iron. I am okay with BB prices but wouldn't mind learning about more reasonable options - Thanks!
AskMe sewers! That's as in ("sewing," not as in sewage). I found a piece of fabric I'd like to make a simple tube-style dress out of, sewing in a back seam to join the fabric and then sewing in elastic above the bust. I have two kinds of elastic on hand. Should I use the flat 3/4 inch specifically "non-roll" kind, which seems kind of wide and bulky, or the flat 3/8" braided one? [more inside]
Am I supposed to buy jeans that fit me perfectly in the store, or jeans that are too tight but will stretch to be perfect? If the latter, how do I know how much they will stretch out (or, how tight is too tight)? [more inside]
I am job hunting and need to learn to buy clothes that compliment me and that do not convey the obvious discomfort that wearing a suit would convey. Also, I am so out of the loop for clothes shopping that I feel overwhelmed when I try to even think about shopping for clothes. (This question gets long.) [more inside]
Where can I sell a leather jacket in LA right now? Is online or in store best? [more inside]