I'm in China and I can get any suit custom made. That's great because I'm tall and heavy. That's also daunting because I have to show up with pictures of what I want. I find it tough to find good links to websites with tips for people like me. What modern suit would look good on me?
posted by krautland
on Jun 8, 2013 -
I am making myself a custom recipe book with all my recipes out of an old journal. On the spine, I was going to engrave "From the kitchen of Jane Doe" but I feel kind of meh about that and was hoping somebody had a better suggestion! [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Everything I do, all day, every day, hurts. The more I do things that are painful, the more the pain snowballs. We're going to build a house that we hope will help reduce the accumulation of pain, and maybe even let me recover a little. Help me make sure I'm covering all the bases in house design accommodations. [more inside]
posted by galadriel
on Feb 13, 2013 -
My fiance is half-Norwegian, and all the family he's in contact with are pretty Norwegian. We're having a wedding and trying to honor each other's heritages. I need touches and customs that can be added to said wedding. Problem: while googling on the internet for Viking stuff and/or meaningful runes, I'm finding a ton of racist stuff. My fiance has done antifa work and I just plain hate Nazis. How can I find cool customs that have not been appropriated by horrible people, and how can I buy jewelry (particularly ring-type) that isn't going to racist pockets? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Where can I (or can I?) order *one* heat changing coffee mug that displays one custom message when cold and another, slightly different custom message when filled with hot liquid? Google returns only "blank revealing custom image" mugs. Is this even possible? Maybe you can't put regular ink under changing ink? Screenprinting scientists: give me the scoop before I wear my googling fingers to the bone.
posted by lilnublet
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Who can make me some custom celtic jewellery for my wife's christmas (my design, on a necklace) [more inside]
posted by ewan
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Can you suggest some place to buy custom return address labels, who have a good reputation and tasteful templates? Google has a thousand tacky options that all seem the same.
posted by smackfu
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Which UK companies have good reputations for doing custom builds of PCs? Are there any that have given you particularly good/bad service? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE
on May 31, 2012 -
What's the best place to go for custom magnetic signs that you put on the side of your car to advertise your business? [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on May 8, 2012 -
Where can I find a cheap-ish but legit person to make me a custom bracelet or necklace of the gemstones Morganite and Larimar? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Can any print-on-demand book companies offer a non-standard, horizontal/landscape orientation for a full-color book with artwork on every page? Is there an ebook option for a book in this format? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Mar 29, 2012 -
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back!
I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me.
I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I love websites that allow me to make my own custom items. What services are there where I can submit an illustration or plans and get my own custom something
that I can keep or gift to others? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Take a large sedan, paint it some obnoxious color, and bolt on absurdly large wheels: what is this style of modified vehicle called, and why do people think it looks cool? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Nov 3, 2011 -
I need to order custom-sized paper bags to be part of the packaging of shipments of bread. The bags need to be large — hence the need to go custom. I'm thinking 12" x 18", and expandable enough to fit a height of 4-5". Most bags I've seen have a flat bottom, but are gusseted to expand — that's what I imagine ordering.
Any recommendations on a place that could do this for me? NYC-specific would be great, but I'm willing to order from any company that can do it quickly and at an affordable price. We're talking orders in the 100s or 1000s, but most likely not in the 10,000s — at least to start. I'd need them to print a logo on the bags as well. They'd also need to keep in moisture and not get oily from the bread.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I need to order cardboard boxes for shipping products. Approximately 24″x20″x10″. They need to have my company's logo printed on them in black ink. They should be a basic brown box. We'd need 500 or 1000 at a time, probably.
I see that there's quite a few places to order them online — BoxGeek, CustomerBoxes Now, etc — with varying prices. Ordering through them without a recommendation would be somewhat of a crapshoot, though.
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a company they've worked with before? The size of the box isn't set in stone — if it's cheaper to go with a similar but different size, that's OK.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Mac Customisation: Where can i find a black or chocolate brown theme that actually WORKS with osx lion? Deviantart and the top google results show nothing... [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Aug 10, 2011 -
This Newt Gingrich Mefi post
about paid Twitter followers had me looking at my own Twitter stream more closely. Now I'm concerned. I don't auto-follow, but I'm following Twitterers I don't remember choosing to follow at all! Help me get to the bottom of this, please. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Is there any resources I could use for getting a custom email address (email@example.com) cheaply/free? Features don't matter. [more inside]
posted by solarion
on Jul 12, 2011 -
I have the opportunity to have a custom suit made in western Japan (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto). Money is no object
. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Jun 29, 2011 -
How should I go about finding someone to build a custom guitar display case? [more inside]
posted by DigDoug
on Jun 9, 2011 -
Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jun 8, 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 -
Is there an easy way to map numbers to words on a CUSTOM keypad- SORT OF like - but not exactly like - the way you map letters on phone keys to words... i.e. my phone number 638-9675 spells "network." [more inside]
posted by dyerfr
on Mar 30, 2011 -
Where can I have custom merit badges (preferably in small batches) made to order online? [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Mar 7, 2011 -
I recently lost a whole bunch of weight and have reached the point where tailoring my suits would just make them look absurd. Awesome, because someone gets new-to-them suit and I get to buy new clothing. Fun! But, I've been thinking I should invest in awesome suits for the reboot. askme led me to some google search where I found priceyoursuit
. Have you ever used them? Know people who have? Opinions? Know of other/better companies like this that will make ladies business suits for me at crazy reasonable prices and of high quality so probably located East of me? And I don't have to travel there to get 'em?
posted by atomicstone
on Mar 6, 2011 -
The installation of an ac left an ugly wood panel in the space above the unit. Where can I get a "window" to fit inside that space that I can open and close. [more inside]
posted by digividal
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I want an online or android fitness site/app that can keep a list of available equipment/preferences and then design strength training routines for each specified day. This seems like a pretty obvious thing for sites like fitday etc. to do, so it must be out there, but I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Mar 2, 2011 -
I have three cute vintage buttons with no jacket to call their own. I do not want to make a button bouquet or button jewelry - I want to show them off on a jacket. What is the best way to go about getting a jacket custom-made to suit them? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks
on Mar 2, 2011 -