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 -
Anyone have recommendations for a men's, black, medium-weight, hooded rain jacket that has no logos? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Oct 20, 2013 -
This snowflake is woefully under-hoodied: I cannot locate a hoodie which meets my specific nitpicky criteria. Can YOU? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Can you wear a scarf with a hooded jacket or sweatshirt without looking like a jerk?
posted by rmttws
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I'm buying a rain jacket for the first time, and I'm overwhelmed by choice. What details might I miss? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Calling academic fashion mavens! Can I rock this look (tweed jacket & sweater vest) as a woman? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech
on Aug 11, 2012 -
I'm looking for a new mans spring/fall jacket. Something lightweight and casual, made of cotton or cotton-blend or similar type of fabric (not a sporty windbreaker or fleece jacket). Difficulty: made in Canada or the US. Any ideas?
posted by fimbulvetr
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Help me find a lightweight Jacket for a wedding I will be attending in February. Caveats inside. [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on Dec 7, 2011 -
I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
posted by the mad poster!
on Feb 26, 2011 -
I've lived in Boston 7 years now but never obtained proper cold weather attire, struggling along with the coat I brought from California and a cheap one I found here when I couldn't tolerate the California one anymore. Well, no more. This year I'm going to do it right. I turn to Ask MeFi because I'm hopelessly confused by the variety of options out there. [more inside]
posted by losvedir
on Oct 5, 2010 -
A friend has offered me a prize to find this jacket
for sale. A similar jacket
also made an appearance in Dinner for Schmucks, worn by Bruce Greenwood. The key search terms seem to be "quilted smoking jacket", but my googling has not turned anything up.
I hate to use AskMeFi for this, but there is CASH at stake!
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Aug 5, 2010 -
I own two short-sleeve jackets that I love
. How often can I wear them to work without people wondering why I keep wearing the same thing over and over again? Do my coworkers even notice my clothing or care what I look like? Even better, where can I buy cheaper (but not obviously cheap) jackets? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Jul 19, 2010 -
You know the tweed jackets with leather or suede elbow patches called? They're stereotypically worn by professors. Do they have a particular name? Where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl
on Dec 30, 2009 -
Who makes the suit Ryan Reynolds wears in the wedding scene in the recent film The Proposal? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo
on Aug 21, 2009 -
Where can I buy an unlined or lightweight men's linen jacket or similar like this
for very hot, humid Kyoto summer? Must be worn with white dress shirt, tie and black pants. Degree of difficulty: 46L/XL and shipping to Japan. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Where can a leather jacket be repaired near White Plains, NY? My son's new jacket brushed against a metal fence and has a clean slice in the sleeve. 2 tailors want to glue and stitch it, but I'm afraid it will look as if the jacket has a scar. Any suggestions?
posted by suzeQ
on Nov 24, 2008 -