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AcademicClothesFilter: MetaFilter, help me (20ish dude) find a store that sells awesome tweed or professorial-like sportscoats/jackets! I am a beginning academic who hates suits, but soon I will start to teach and go to conferences and will need to "look the part." Thus, I need to update my wardrobe with something thematically between "formal" and "wannabe hipster causal." The hitch is: I am sort-of built like a linebacker, with a very broad chest and very wide shoulders but with a not-quite-commensurately-large bottom torso, and thus sizing can often be an issue for me (i.e., getting more fabric "up top" in generic sizes ends up with billowing fabric down below). Is there any store that sells hot to trot professorial tweed that might fit someone with my body build? Or will I need to get a loose fit and then get it tailored? (Is that... what tailoring is?).
posted by Keter on Nov 28, 2013 - 14 answers

 

How do I level up in Cooking?

I am a moderately skilled cook, I rarely make mistakes or destroy meals and there are few dishes I do really well ( mostly roast related). I know my around around knives, understand the basic chemistry and flavor profiles going on, and can keep a large amount of things going at different speeds and heat until everything is ready. Since I've come into some free time, I'd like to up my game, go from moderate to skilled home-cooking of weekday staples to more difficult, labor intense, fussy, and visually appealing cooking. How do I go from " Beef daub served with fresh bread" to "slices of brandy soaked pears and quince elegantly arranged around applewood smoked tenderloin in a lavender sauce."? What should I be looking at, reading, listening to, and practicing? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 11, 2013 - 25 answers

I'm paying $300 a head. Now what?

Have you ever attended a really high-ticket (as in hundreds of dollars per person) fund-raising banquet? What's it like? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 9, 2013 - 28 answers

Not sure if he likes me or not.

A guy called Matt used to flirt with me a lot and said I was one of the prettiest girls he has seen, asked me out but never went through with it, making me confused. I asked him out and he said yes but in the end nothing happened. I made out with his friend (did not know they knew each other) and yesterday Matt told me that he used to like me but wanted to take things slowly, but will not do anything now because of what happened. Is that just an excuse for him to reject me? Should I should just let this go? Thank you!
posted by lovisa91 on Jan 12, 2013 - 20 answers

once-off letterpress possible?

I want to print a once-off version of a long poem I've written for display; all I have so far are the words (no specific designs or illustrations or whatever). I really like the look of letterpress but it seems that letterpress places only do bulk orders. Is this true? Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Brooklyn restaurant with a view

Another NYC/Brooklyn restaurant question: City views edition. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

Nice solo NYC dinner

Where to get a very high quality but casual meal alone this Sunday evening in NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Cinderella goes to the ball...

Ritzy-ditzy gala, need a dress [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Apr 11, 2012 - 24 answers

Our fancy dress party theme is '2011'. Any ideas?

Our fancy dress party theme is '2011'. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Nov 29, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can I get a fabulous and cheap gown for a black tie wedding?

I have nothing to wear to a black tie wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm on a tight budget. Where in NYC can I find a fabulous, perhaps second hand, long dress for less than $150? [more inside]
posted by paindemie on Nov 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I just go as Metallica? Ideas needed for 1981-themed fancy dress!

Fancy dress party with a 1981 theme and I need help thinking of an idea! Bonus points for extremely cheap, clever or fun costumes. [more inside]
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Jul 13, 2011 - 25 answers

How to find galas in London

So, I want to find galas/fancy events to go to in London. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Apr 7, 2011 - 1 answer

news! news! news! news! news!

I'm going to the opera! Will I be able to see okay? What about when I get fidgety? What do I wear? [more inside]
posted by troika on Dec 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Fancy vegan meal ideas?

Fancy vegan meal ideas? [more inside]
posted by jellywerker on Jan 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Fancy ingredients for a home cook

What fancy pants ingredients should I buy for a foodie? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Dec 15, 2009 - 41 answers

Zig a zag ahhh!

Help me dress as a rock star for Christmas! My office Christmas party theme is come as your favourite rock star and I need ideas! [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Nov 29, 2009 - 14 answers

I'd like to love my like

What are ways of saying "I like you" that don't sound so... clinical? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 60 answers

80s clothing

80s party costume suggestions [more inside]
posted by dmt on Jul 19, 2009 - 30 answers

Help dress me! (For a themed party).

I've been invited to a themed party with the following costume rules: Invasion, conquest, exploration, assimilation, sovereignty, or superheroes who save the world! and I have no idea what to wear. Any ideas would be awesome. It's tomorrow night, so I don't have much time to get stuff, and something warm would be preferable (it's damn cold right now).
posted by doctor.dan on Jul 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Who am I? I'm the best dresser in town.

Who were very well dressed English gentlemen? I'm going to a fancy dress party and I'd like to go as someone who's been drinking pints of sartorial elegance. [more inside]
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Jun 28, 2009 - 28 answers

Make me a REAL jester!

UKCostumeFilter: I want a jester suit. I have the most marvellous jester hat, but no suit. Where can I get one in the UK? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on May 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Soup oh la la

What are some impressive fancy-schmancy soups? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Mar 10, 2009 - 34 answers

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1978... but what should I wear?

I'm going to a fancy dress party, and the theme is 1978. What should I go as? [more inside]
posted by handee on Sep 30, 2008 - 24 answers

Fonts with "the" as single character

What are some old-time fonts that have a single character (one key stroke) for a fancy "the" and "of"? I've tried googling but "the" and "of" are hard search words! Thanks. [more inside]
posted by largecorp on Aug 12, 2006 - 18 answers

Aluminum medical clipboard

Those fancy aluminum clipboards they use for patient charts on ER. Where can I get one? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Jun 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Help us prepare for the fanciest dinner of our lives.

Help us prepare for the fanciest dinner of our lives. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 9, 2005 - 28 answers

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