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Recommend me a long-sleeve t-shirt with a high, tight, snug collar

Hi everyone. It gets a little chilly up here in the winter, and I like to layer up with a long-sleeve t-shirt. I'd like them to come up snugly right around the base of the neck (without being a turtleneck, obviously), but this has proven more difficult than you might think. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Oct 8, 2013 - 14 answers

Looking for bracelets with a lot of cool, funky beads

Someone recently sent me a bracelet from MiaLena. Who else makes stuff like this? [more inside]
posted by BibiRose on Oct 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me find a similar skirt.

I'm obsessed with this skirt. Unfortunately, I discovered it after my size sold out, and now it's completely sold out. I'd like to find something similar, but I am not sure how. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Oct 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Why are half of the buttonholes on my blazer's sleeves unopened?

A new blazer I purchased has 4 buttons on each sleeve, and 2 functional buttonholes, 2--towards the end--which are unopened--why? [more inside]
posted by millions on Sep 30, 2013 - 10 answers

The dream of the 1890s is alive in my work dress code

What's the best way for a woman to wear classic menswear? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 29, 2013 - 21 answers

I need the official opinion: Can one wear socks with Sperrys?

Are socks with Sperrys acceptable or a complete no-no? Not white socks - duh. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 27, 2013 - 26 answers

In search of kathleen hanna's man dress

how/where do i go about getting a dress with a man print like this one? i'm at a loss as to even how to search for such a dress - as man print gives me either leopard print, or mad men dresses. i'm based in australia - but happy to buy o/s and i'm a large size - around a aus 14. i'm fine with change - going without sleeves, finding a print option where i just get one made, finding a large man print fabric and getting a dress made - i'm just looking for how to go about getting one.
posted by gusset on Sep 25, 2013 - 13 answers

Fashion innovation - is it IP?

I absolutely love the first pic in this BBC photo essay and I want to wear that. I have a problem with the morality in asking someone to riff on it. [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Sep 25, 2013 - 10 answers

On-line men's fashion sites. Where?

Looking for great sites along the lines of "The Sartorialist" Sites that show more of a unique personal style along with what is current
posted by goalyeehah on Sep 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Google disagrees with me on what "petite women's work pants" are.

Can you recommend durable, somewhat fitted, not outrageously expensive work pants that will fit a small woman (5'0", 100 lbs, athletic build)? And by work I don't mean office-appropriate: I'm a carpenter and I spend my days at a grimy construction site. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Lookbooks for going out clubbing

I just got a Bonobos lookbook in the mail, and thought, "wow, these people are absolutely dressed the most stylish way possible for the portrayed situations." But, those situations were: being a cabana boy; bird-watching; and going to the state fair. Most of the time I want to look good, it's to dress up for NYC nightlife with my girlfriend. Are there lookbooks geared toward that kind of dress?
posted by Jacen Solo on Sep 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Shop by Keyword

Is there a service that will let me plug in things I want ("empire waist dresses", "cardigans") that will send me deals for items I like without bothering me with other crap? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I wear white ankle boots? With what?

I wore these white ankle boots at my wedding. Can I also wear them 1) to work this fall in New England, or 2) ever again in any context? If yes, what do I wear them with? [more inside]
posted by teditrix on Sep 15, 2013 - 13 answers

[Book Recommendation Filter] A comprehensive history of Savile Row

I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Sep 15, 2013 - 4 answers

NYC clothing for the Gentleman of Leisure

We will be coming to New York City over Columbus Day weekend and I find myself with some free time to do some shopping. I would like to know about a) men's online retailers with a brick-and-mortar NYC presence and b) your finest vintage shops. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 10, 2013 - 10 answers

iOS Fashion and Beauty Apps for the Woman Who Has (and knows) Everything

(Alternative Title: You're Beautiful When You're Angry) I'm in a mean mood and I'm looking for fashion and beauty apps on my iPad to cheer myself up. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Sep 7, 2013 - 5 answers

I'm new to this fashion thing.

I could really use some fashion tips and am feeling in over my head. Difficulty level: Hard - Recently actualized transwoman on a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by spungfoo on Sep 2, 2013 - 18 answers

What are the journalistic best practices for indie blogs?

I run a small blog (three part-time people, all editorial) in an industry known for having a cozy relationship between press and marketers (fashion). I didn't go to J school and never expected to be a journalist. Is there a useful best practices / ethics guide for folks in my position? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I research the manufacturing of a handbag?

I want to research the possibility of having a certain design of handbag made, in quantity, to sell. It's a large version of a tiny handbag I see in a number of stores. What's the way to start on this path? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Transmasculine / Masculine-of-Center Fashion Blogs

I'm a queer girl who sometimes likes to dress like a boy. I would like suggestions for fashion blogs that focus on genderqueer/butch/trans fashion. I'm especially looking for style aesthetics other than the very popular "dapper" look. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Interesting ways to display my eyeglasses?

I've been wearing glasses nearly my entire life, and own many pairs of prescription glasses. Since I wear glasses every day and have been doing so for so long, my various frames are as much fashion accessories as vision correction. But they pretty much just sit in hard-shell cases in my drawer, and I've been thinking that I'd like to have them displayed on my dresser in a way that lets me see all of them at once, like a jewelry display. Can you recommend a creative way to display my prescription glasses (currently 8 pairs in frequent rotation) on my dresser top? DIY and store-bought options both welcome. Complication: glasses are front-heavy, because I am extremely visually impaired, and will topple over if left open and set down themselves on a flat surface.
posted by juniperesque on Aug 22, 2013 - 18 answers

DIYers: How to make XL-XXL men's t-shirts feminine and fashionable?

I recently lost a significant amount of weight and now the men's t-shirts I found most suitable and comfortable for my body type when I was severely overweight are now too big for me. I don't want to give them away because they're immensely soft, stretchy, and comfortable, have sentimental value, and they have edgy printings that are, from what I can tell, currently in style in the Women's department with the exception of the shape and fitting of the shirts. I intend to start with shirts I don't want as practice. As I don't know how to sew (yet), can someone offer suggestions, supplies, and skills needed based on their own DIY experience? I'm in dire need of fashion advice as well. Isn't square neck, boat neck, scoop necks flattering on bigger breasts? Belts around the waist? Leggings? Bootcut jeans? Cardigans? Vests? How do you layer clothing? What goes good with what? I'm at a total loss for fashion after 20-something years of hiding my body in black baggy clothing. For the first time in my life I actually want to look like a woman. Please help.
posted by ProfSaraBellum on Aug 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Legging newbie seeks knitted pants guidance

I'd like to start wearing leggings, but I don't really know how to style them. I am a bit of a priss and am nervous about leggings and don't want to look too sloppy. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Aug 14, 2013 - 19 answers

Now we get to the nitty-gritty etiquette questions.

What is the proper way to carry a furled umbrella? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 12, 2013 - 24 answers

I just want to look at pictures of other people's hair

Seagull Salon in NYC has a tumblr on which they post photos of some (most? all?) of the clients who come through the salon to get their hair cut, dyed, or styled. This seems like such an obviously great idea - not only has it taught me about lots of new hair trends, it gives me a chance to see what these super creative styles look like on real people. If I were ever in the market for a NYC haircut, I'd feel confident going to Seagull. But for some reason, I've had trouble finding other blogs like this: my results are clogged by hair salon websites and individually run blogs full of tutorials and photos of celebrities and such. Do you know of any other salons that do this? They don't have to be the same genre of hairstyle as Seagull; I just want to look at lots of un-retouched photos of other people's haircuts.
posted by pretentious illiterate on Aug 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Denim After 5

Would you wear a denim skirt to a "trendy" restaurant for dinner? Fashion advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Aug 8, 2013 - 42 answers

Where can I find Prada-like bag at a not-Prada price?

I need a new handbag, but I'm having trouble finding the right bag to fit my very particular tastes at a price that's still within orbit of the earth. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Gee, June! on Aug 7, 2013 - 17 answers

What's "in" for 6th-8th graders this year?

I'm a single dad and my son will be entering the sixth grade in Ohio this year. What's cool for kids his age (11-12) through and up to 8th grade (13-14)? Looking for suggestions, anecdotes, first-hand experience on fads, trends, clothes, talk, etc.
posted by playmobil on Aug 7, 2013 - 13 answers

Dressing for work and bike commuting while still being me?

This morning I realized my current work wardrobe is not hacking it for work or for commuting. I need some new stuff but don't want to buy the same old stuff, but I also don't want to feel like I'm wearing somebody else's costume. Help! How can I feel like myself and look decent at work? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 6, 2013 - 22 answers

Fashion Tips For The Clumsy

What do I wear on a job interview in August when my legs are all scabby from an unfortunate injury? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 1, 2013 - 21 answers

Scarves for Women 101

I would like to start wearing scarves with my outfits, but I feel totally lost. Please share your advice on how to buy, wear, tie, and style scarves! Additional challenges: I'm short, big-busted, tomboyish, and I have long hair which I usually wear down. [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Jul 23, 2013 - 14 answers

A question of fashion

Here is a picture of a person wearing a jacket. What material is this jacket made of? Are there any retailers where I could get something similar for a 46-48 waist?
posted by boo_radley on Jul 12, 2013 - 14 answers

What music do fashionistas love in July/August 2013?

I might need to produce some promotional video for an upcoming fashion festival and am a little in the dark as to the sort of music favoured by fashion-y people. I have a reasonable handle on what's trendy and/or trending among those who follow music (as opposed to clothes), but I'm hoping that some fashion-industry mefites could help me out with what sort of music might be playing in July 2013 during runway shows, or in the studios of designers as they work, or through the headphones of people working in the most in-demand casting agencies... I hope you get what I mean. [more inside]
posted by bunglin jones on Jul 11, 2013 - 3 answers

How to I dress beyond the one-leg-in-the-pants-at-a-time?

OK, so I need to dress better -- up my act, look a bit classier or cuter or generally not like a boy in college. Part eleventy billion. [more inside]
posted by mibo on Jul 9, 2013 - 10 answers

What should I wear to an interview to be a teaching professor?

I have an interview next week for a teaching professor gig at the local college. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Jul 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I get this caftan cheaper?

I Want It Now Filter - footstamp mix: I want to get this caftan and swan around in it all summer, I do not want to pay AUS 500 for it. Does anybody know where I can get a dupe for it, or some similar fabric?
posted by tel3path on Jun 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for a shoe. A very specific shoe.

So, I desperately wanted these shoes... ...but I waited for them to go on sale and now they're sold out in my size. None available on Ebay either. Help me find a similar pair, metafilter geniuses! This seems to be a hard style to find. I've looked around the internet a lot but my searches have been fruitless. Thank you!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jun 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Direct Me Towards the Perfect T-Shirt?

Please help me, Mefi!!! I have been looking for the perfect t-shirt for years, with little success. I want those t-shirts I see all the other women wearing - soft, lightweight but not completely see-through, baggy but not boxy, loose but still flows nice on one's curves. (Pictures Inside) [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane on Jun 26, 2013 - 36 answers

Which cool, stylish pants will help me not hate summer commuting in NYC?

Hot summer days in New York can be miserable with the heat and humidity. I feel like I'm on an endless quest to find the perfect summer pants. What should I wear to keep cool and look stylish without being over or under dressed? [more inside]
posted by andrewraff on Jun 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Help a (male) librarian dress for success....and the summer

What should I, as a new librarian working on a short-term contract at the reference desk, wear to work in the public library in the summer? [more inside]
posted by 1000monkeys on Jun 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Summer Wedding In Charleston, Need fashion critiques!

As the title states I've got a wedding in Charleston, SC in July. I'm planning on getting a blue seersucker jacket anyways, so I've been looking on how to put this all together. I've come up with two ensembles that I think would work best. The main differences between the two are the pants really...white pants vs blue. The shoes coordinate appropriately as white shoes/pants wouldn't really work. The shirt choices, white or pastel pink are negotiable, as is the bowtie vs regular tie. I'd likely pocket square it up as well. Opinions? I'm open to any other styles or ways to arrange it all. If it bears any relevance my girlfriend will be wearing this.
posted by PetiePal on Jun 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Need help choosing a rad pattern for a motorcycle seat.

I own a Kawasaki ZX-6 that I have done some moderate cosmetic customization to, including removing most of the fairings, reshaping the remaining fairings, removing the windshield, replacing the coolant tank and passenger pegs, and stickering the gas tank. The result is a street-fightery look that I'm quite proud of. Now I'm looking to get some custom vinyl printed and use it to recover the seats. I need help choosing a pattern. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 13, 2013 - 6 answers

yeah, yeah, sho shoe me

Mid-to-late twenties male looking to buy a pair of shoes that's more attractive than a sports sneaker and less formal than a business/dress shoe. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 10, 2013 - 29 answers

Anthropologie on a Forever21 Budget

So I'm sure this doesn't really exist, but in case it does and I've missed it, is there anywhere I can find Anthropologie-esque clothing more in the neighborhood of Forever21 prices? I'm a size 4/6. It doesn't have to be quite as cheap as Forever21, but no $200 tops please! I'm quite gentle on clothing and I can sew basic repairs, so super well made isn't *terribly* important. If their clothing is good for tall women and/or uses natural fabrics, that's a super bonus! I already know about eshakti. Thanks metafilter!
posted by skjønn on Jun 10, 2013 - 16 answers

When and where did people first start wearing this?

Short-sleeve T-shirt over a long-sleeve thermal (i.e. waffle-weave, i.e. "long johns") shirt. Feel free to answer with when and where you personally first saw someone wearing this combination... if you were alive back then, natch!
posted by Mechitar on Jun 5, 2013 - 48 answers

Ok, how about women's shirts?

I am indeed starting a new thread. What are GOOD QUALITY online retailers for women's shirt? And pants, too, for bonus. (I've seen several custom-made jeans sites, but have no idea if they're any good.) [more inside]
posted by Melismata on May 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me make a fantastic fashion faux pas!

Back in the heady days of my youth I used to wear a rather splendid afghan coat - you know, the typical hippy embroidered brown suede and fur affair, complete with disturbing aromas of patchouli and vague decay (although to be fair that may have been me rather than the coat). And now I'd love to find another one - preferable a full-length white version I can paint the cover of ELP's 'Tarkus' album on, but another brown one at a pinch. Any idea where I could get one, Mefites? Ebay and online searches only seem show women's coats and I'm a 6' chap (from Nottingham, in the UK)! Many thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on May 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Deliberately-wrinkled sports coats: acceptable or passe?

Men's fashion filter: wearing a wrinkled sport coat--yea nor nay? [more inside]
posted by mcmile on May 27, 2013 - 14 answers

Where can I find t-shirts and shorts that have cool full-bleed photos?

Looking for men's/unisex summer clothes that have cool full-bleed photos printed on, so it would be printed all the way to the edge, even wrapping around continuously. [more inside]
posted by artificialard on May 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me name this new fashion web app!

Looking for name suggestions for a website that lets you mix and match individual fashion pieces from different retailers into a unified look, then share that look on social media.
posted by Meagan on May 24, 2013 - 17 answers

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