Surprise! I'm going to a black tie event on Saturday night. I have nothing to wear and therefore need to hire a dress. Everything I can find on Google so far is an online order. I would prefer a brick and mortar building where I can try on someone's inventory of dresses; I've done this before in other countries so I know it's A Thing. Where can I do this in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by olinerd
on Jun 16, 2014 -
Are 3pc suits considered too formal and stuffy? Are they just a fad experiencing resurgence? Is the vest a crowning touch or a fashion police felony? [more inside]
posted by Thistledown
on Oct 15, 2012 -
How should I accessorize this flapper-style black dress
that I'm wearing as a bridesmaid? Seeking ideas on shoes and jewelry (and possibly hosiery or leg coverage). [more inside]
posted by sundaydriver
on Jun 15, 2012 -
I am going to a Brazilian wedding (in Anapolis, near Brasilia) this summer. As a non-Brazilian guest, what do I need to know? One more specific question regarding dress inside. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Feb 21, 2012 -
I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Feb 13, 2012 -
After kicking around the idea for years, I think this is the time to do an “Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra” costume for Halloween. And I need help. The ridiculously picky details are inside... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Calling Men's Fashions: Is there a way to do formalwear without squeezing the neck? [more inside]
posted by Ys
on Apr 16, 2011 -
Where can I find the banded tuxedo shoes everyone is wearing in this video?
I want to have a pair of these by the end of next week. If it helps I live in New York City, but online is fine. Ready, set, GO!
posted by hermitosis
on Apr 14, 2010 -
I'm a big guy and I'd like to get a dress shirt with French cuffs. Are there great online sellers for shirts like this, or perhaps you know of a better brick and mortar shop around Maryland/Washington, D.C. that can help me out? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jan 25, 2009 -
I'd like me and my groomsmen to be clad in morning attire
when I get married in Miami a year or so hence. Morning dress is relatively rare in the US, and I was wondering if anyone who has had experience putting together this look for a wedding can recommend any good outfitters. We're probably going to buy for the groom and rent for the groomsmen. Any suggestions? There is plenty of lead time so I would be open to ordering from a non-Miami location. Any other advice on pulling off morning attire greatly appreciated!
posted by Kevin A
on Oct 10, 2007 -
I need help locating a bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding. There are a few constraints, but basically I'm searching for a plus-size, a-line, black, lace dress. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Is there a store where I can get measured for a rental tuxedo in the Chicago area (preferably in the northern suburbs or in the city) and pick it up at a later date in New York City?
posted by bdk3clash
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Do you happen to know where one may find an ascot in Chicago?
Also, what type of collar should be worn with an ascot?--I was thinking of the open collar, summery ascot (in case there are multiple variations). Sorry to "ascot" so many times in such a short span of time.
Yours in mildly ironic fashion,
posted by mwachs
on Jun 26, 2007 -
Weddings and formal affairs oh boy! This next year will be chock full and since my regular job attire does not include a suit I am clueless when it comes to what is necessary and/or nice to have. I do not need anything different or special, but well-fitted is a must. What type of suits are best all year round, easy to alter (by a tailor, not myself), and just look good?
posted by purephase
on Feb 24, 2005 -