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Who wears not-that-short shorts?

Women and shoppers-in-women's clothes of Metafilter, I have been gladdened by the appearance this summer of women's denim shorts with actual inseams! But I've only seen them in the wild, and haven't found any in stores. If you've bought some can you tell me where? Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Aug 21, 2016 - 8 answers

Help Identify An Iconic Photo - from Life Magazine?

I remember looking through books in my parents' basement as a kid, and I think they had a few 60's or 70's era Life yearbooks. There was a fashion shoot that has very much made an impression on me, but I can't find it, or any details about it. [more inside]
posted by 41swans on Aug 16, 2016 - 4 answers

Women's fashion in Britain

I am sick of the high street stores, they are boring me to tears. I'm not affluent enough to buy designer. So where should I shop online? Examples below the fold of the type of thing I'm looking for but alas, most of them are only based in the US. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 10, 2016 - 12 answers

Please help me find more geeky unicorns.

Please help me find awesome geeky t-shirts in the massive haystack that is Etsy. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Aug 8, 2016 - 3 answers

Is it better for a fitted baseball hat to be too big or too small?

Is it better for a fitted baseball cap to be a *little* too big or a *little* too small? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 3, 2016 - 12 answers

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket & cheerleader skirt!

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket or varsity jacket & cheerleader skirt from a dance/athletic supplier, rather than a fashion retailer. These are pretty standard items, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but I was wondering if any of you had particular experience with any specific vendor! I only want to buy one of each, so no bulk minimums is good. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 3, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me look fly on the fly.

I have a date tonight in NYC. I want to look dapper as hell. Please help a non-New-Yorker figure out how to make this happen a) today and b) ideally on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Jul 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Is wearing a qipao cultural appropriation?

A few years ago while studying abroad in Beijing I had a qipao (cheongsam) tailor-made. I have since learned about the phenomenon of cultural appropriation, and as I am white I have not felt comfortable wearing it. I'm attending a wedding soon and would really like to get some use out of this dress. Would it be cultural appropriation/inappropriate for me to wear it?
posted by cosmic owl on Jul 12, 2016 - 24 answers

Dress-spotting from the past?

Some years ago I spotted an almost certainly designer dress (blue, maxi, sleeveless, buttons) on the sidewalks of Manhattan. If possible, I'd like to ID it so that I can stalk on eBay/resale sites. [more inside]
posted by aperturescientist on Jun 3, 2016 - 5 answers

Looking for a good men's suit / tie / shirt combo for a summer wedding

I will be attending a wedding as a guest next weekend. My options for a suit are: dark grey, light grey, and a lighter navy. I'm interested in buying a new shirt and tie combo for the occasion, but I'm looking for some options. I'd like something that's bright and fun, but doesn't clash (which I often have a hard time discerning). [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on May 27, 2016 - 9 answers

What's up w/ the huge number of white people with dreadlocks in Montreal

My husband and I are visiting Montreal and we've never seen so many white people with dreadlocks in one place. What's up with this? [more inside]
posted by dysh on May 22, 2016 - 7 answers

What to wear as a groom who hates formal wear?

I'm getting married this summer :D and can't decide what to wear D: I really bristle at the idea of wearing traditional men's formal wear, especially a tux—it just feels wrong and inauthentic for who I am. I need help finding something that feels right and while we've had no trouble saying 'screw tradition we'll do it our way' for pretty much everything else wedding wise I'm struggling in figuring out what that is for me in this case. [more inside]
posted by metaphorever on May 18, 2016 - 34 answers

Spot That Woman's Shoe

I spotted the boot of my dreams, but didn't ask the wearer where she got them. Can you help me on my footwear quest? [more inside]
posted by shelle on May 16, 2016 - 15 answers

how do I find a special, lovely leather belt for a man?

I'd like to get my husband a nice belt for our 3rd ("leather") anniversary. [more inside]
posted by bluedeans on May 16, 2016 - 13 answers

Quality looking summer clothing for stay at home mom in HOT weather

Hi everyone, I am trying to figure out where to shop. I am an average sized woman, 5, 4" and I work part time in a school and have three young kids. I need things that coordinate and can more or less go between work and home...although I am in the stage where things get stained often!! I just tried stitch fix. I was so disappointed! The quality didn't seem to be great, the items looked like not great quality, one dress was way too long, three shirts looked like maternity on me, and one was polyester, which is awful in HOT, HOT weather where I live. I have no time to shop, but I don't want to go buy boxy looking clothing. I would like clothing that fits, and I can't figure out where to get this. I am spending way too much money shopping online and guessing just to have to pay all of the shipping fees to order and return! I have seen people recommend Boden, but others say sizes are inconsistent. I'm not a huge fan of JCrew. Thanks so much!!
posted by tangomija on May 12, 2016 - 31 answers

Stop My Flyaway Cardigans

I wear cardigans every day, and I want to leave them open in front (whether they have buttons or not). But when I walk, my cardigans blow open, slide off my shoulders and then down my arms. I am constantly pulling them up or even holding them as I walk. What could I do to solve this problem and keep my cardigans in place? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on May 12, 2016 - 23 answers

Other world street fashion and culture postcard sets like Fruits?

Back when I worked at a college bookstore, I was lucky enough to pick up the first collection of Fruits postcards, depicting amazingly eclectic and inspiring street fashion in Japan. Shoichi Aoki's photos have been above my living-room couch for the past 10 years. The question: Are there any other street-fashion or similar world-culture postcard sets like this you'd recommend? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on May 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Fashion Detectives: Go.

Does anyone recognize this skirt Sharon Horgan wears in season 2, episode 5 of Catastrophe? I want it. A lot.
posted by something something on Apr 16, 2016 - 4 answers

just a cheap imitation

I've been slowly improving my wardrobe but somehow I'm feeling a kind of impostor syndrome--as though I'm just playing dress-up and look ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by a knot unknown on Apr 10, 2016 - 31 answers

Durable, metal-free belt?

For at least the immediate future I'll need pass through security in a federal courthouse without the benefit of employee ID, which means going through a metal detector. I need a durable, metal-free belt (leather or otherwise) that fits standard 35mm belt loops and looks reasonably presentable in a casual-end-of-business-casual environment. Thanks!
posted by Oktober on Apr 6, 2016 - 7 answers

What to wear when you can't suck it in anymore?

Nearing the end of my first trimester, gained some weight on top of the belly I already had and I can't suck it in anymore. What the hell to wear? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Mar 31, 2016 - 20 answers

Overwhelmed by men's fashion

I need some help navigating the process of updating my wardrobe and learning men's fashion. [more inside]
posted by Tristram Shandy, Gentleman on Mar 29, 2016 - 10 answers

Where oh where can this picture be -- from?

OK, knowing the answer will probably not make me a better, happier, wiser person, but I've got to know: in some random Tumblr surfing I saw this picture, apparently a still from a movie... [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Mar 25, 2016 - 5 answers

Female fashion blogs emphasizing "buy it for life" quality?

I found this men's fashion blog called Well Spent and I love it. I love the emphasis on responsible sourcing (environmentally and labor-wise), a lot of made in the US and Canada items, and "buy it for life" quality– meaning items so well made I could hand them down to my kids. Is there a woman's fashion blog like this?
posted by melissam on Mar 13, 2016 - 9 answers

What should my new fashion blog jam be?

So I finally have had to concede that What Would A Nerd Wear, my long-time style bible, is long gone and never coming back. Is anyone else on the great wide internet doing something similar for the modren era? If you, too, are a nerd who is trying to learn how to dress yourself, what are your go-tos? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Mar 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Robbie Turner's American Shirt (Smock?)

Considering he loves vintage and also may sew himself, I'm wondering if this shirt/smock that Robbie Turner is wearing in his talking heads on RuPaul's Drag Race is something that can be purchased? I can't find it with my meager Google skills. <
posted by xingcat on Mar 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Which men's dress shoes/styles would you recommend for my work style?

Which men's dress shoes/styles would you recommend for my work style? [more inside]
posted by scrittore on Mar 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Where can I find a hip leather binder for a young professional?

So I think I finally grew out of my knapsack. Rushing to/from meetings, the knapsack gives off a distinctly student vibe, which, coupled with my boyish charm, isn't the look I'm going for in my new prestigious university job. Also, I'm in my mid 30s. [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Mar 6, 2016 - 10 answers

Winter coat for menopausal Canadian vampire

I want to replace my winter coat and have some very picky requirements. Here they are, with the most important ones first: [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Mar 5, 2016 - 9 answers

You say high maintenance like it's a bad thing.

I'd like to get better at this not-rolling-out-of-bed-and-grabbing-the-first-clean-outfit thing, especially when it comes to remembering to put on makeup and doing my hair. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Mar 3, 2016 - 32 answers

Angle of a Cap or Hat Brim. Term for it?

Is there a term that defines the angle of a brim with respect to the front of the hat or cap? One extreme would be the brim on the cloth caps competing bicyclists wore: straight up, essentially lying flush against the front of the hat. In the middle would be the brim of a French policeman's kepi or the cap worn by the stuntman in "A Man and a Woman": straight out, at a 90° angle from the front. At the other extreme would be straight down, like the brim of the 19th-century Marine pill-box cap. [more inside]
posted by RichardS on Mar 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me get to Northern California without excess baggage

Help a chronic over-packer get to San Fransisco with her one carry-on bag intact. [more inside]
posted by Champagne Supernova on Feb 18, 2016 - 13 answers

What is the best way to source beauty and fragrance products for retail?

I'm new to beauty/fragrance buying - lend me your expertise! [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Feb 18, 2016 - 2 answers

Books on sewing men's jeans/trousers?

I have a creative friend who wants to make his own clothes, so I recently purchased him this book on shirtmaking. But what about the bottom half? I'll get him the same author's trouser book, but does anyone know of resources for making jeans, or any other man-focused sewing info? So much seems to be focused on women, with men's items being just a sidebar. He's very fashionable, so even pattern maker suggestions, etc. are welcome.
posted by OneSmartMonkey on Feb 16, 2016 - 11 answers

How do I be cute in the winter?

I am a lady who has recently gotten into dressing more feminine. But I am also a lady who has just moved to the Midwest, and it is winter here now. How should I be dressing? [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Jan 24, 2016 - 13 answers

How Do I Winter?

In November I moved from Houston to Amsterdam. I was okay in the beginning, but now I feel like winter is *really* setting in and I need some new clothes. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 11, 2016 - 13 answers

Looking for a bunch of nice blazers

I've decided to go for the "blazer, nice tee shirt, and jeans" look for work. Female. Where shall I shop online for blazers? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jan 7, 2016 - 15 answers

Name my threads

I'm getting sewing labels printed so I can proudly brand my work. Anything from dresses and shirts to curtains and baby bibs. What should I call it? And which company should I use? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Jan 1, 2016 - 17 answers

How Can I Sell, Market and Network a James Perse-like Men's Fashion Line

I am about to launch a James Perse-like, California casual men's fashion line in Southern California and am looking for ways to... 1) Sell the line 2) Market the line 3) Find local brands that sell men's clothing, accessories, etc to share space at trade shows and events [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Dec 29, 2015 - 3 answers

How to perform femininity

Form fitting sweater dress + leggings. Is there a way to do this that doesn't result in visible lumpiness around the midriff/hips where the leggings end? [more inside]
posted by a strong female character on Dec 26, 2015 - 29 answers

Yoga Business Wear

I really like the clothing made by Lulu Lemon Lab. I'm looking for other companies that make clothing that is similar. Do you know any clothing companies that do clothes that could are a) comfortable like yoga clothes, b) business formal and c) urban in styling? [more inside]
posted by peterpete on Dec 8, 2015 - 18 answers

I'm like Goldilocks, but about boots.

Does this boot exist? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by kitschfrau on Dec 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Gabrielle Hamilton's apron

Is there a name for the style of apron that Gabrielle Hamilton can be seen wearing in Season 4 of Mind of a Chef? Where can I find/buy one, or a pattern to sew one? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Dec 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Time to quick looking/sleeping like I'm seventeen.

I'm about to start a work-from-home lifestyle and I want to 1) be productive and 2) not feel like a slob. Help? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Dec 4, 2015 - 16 answers

Help me find this sweater?

I really like the sweater Aaron Rodgers was wearing in his press conference after the Packers game last night. Can anyone help me figure out where I can buy one exactly like it?
posted by mammoth on Dec 4, 2015 - 3 answers

Seeking: international visual guides of fashion subcultures

Where can I find more visual glossaries of international fashion subcultures, particularly the ones that are lesser-known or more specific? They'll have photos or video of the style, some background on what the style is about and where it's from, and some description of key elements. Some examples of what I'm after are Refinery29's Style out There playlist, this guide to Japanese fashion, and this list of men's fashion.
posted by divabat on Nov 30, 2015 - 3 answers

How is a 30 year old woman supposed to dress?

I'm turning 30 soon. I don't want to look ridiculous, but I don't want to give up my bright colors and girly style either. Help! [more inside]
posted by tuberose on Nov 15, 2015 - 30 answers

Should I dye my brown hair blue?

I'm considering coloring the ends of my dark blonde/brown hair a bright shade of blue or possibly green (or both?) But I'm worried about hair breakage - my hair is very fine - and maintenance. And is this look still in style? Please tell me your brightly colored hair secrets. Or do you have other hair advice? Help a bored, tired lady feel more stylish. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by areaperson on Nov 12, 2015 - 26 answers

Can anyone tell me where to buy Paul Bettany's tinted glasses?

I am desperately in need of some glasses like the ones Paul Bettany is wearing in these photos. Can anyone tell me what brand they are or where to buy them please?
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Need this cape, stat!

Ok, so I'm light years behind and finally watching season 5 of Game of Thrones. I need Ellaria Sand's cape in my life yesterday (and quite honestly, the entire outfit). [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Nov 9, 2015 - 3 answers

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