ClothingFilter: Where on Earth do men with "athletic builds" (big shoulders/chest; smaller waist relative to other proportions) reliably shop for fashionable, casual
upper-body clothing? What style blogs and resources exist for dudes like myself? I am pretty sick of having to try on a zillion things to little success at most stores or to rely exclusively on very large thrift stores for finding something by random chance ... and "Big and Tall" stores are usually much too big?! [more inside]
posted by Keter
on Aug 15, 2014 -
I've just moved to Boulder from NYC and I'm looking for an experienced, no-frills men's barber that can handle a classic tapered haircut. I have had great Russian barbers in NYC but this is CO, and I can't find much. Looking for a barber that can handle an all scissors cut and one that is relegated to guard clippers. I'm willing to travel to a nearby area but would prefer not having to make the trip to Denver.
posted by foreversport
on Jul 6, 2014 -
I am aiming to sell a men's fashion line on-line beginning in June. I am doing research about on-line selling platforms. The concerns I have on my end is free shipping costs and product return (if the the items do not fit) I have checked Amazon and they do charge shipping costs. Now looking for some local e-commerce businesses.
Any other suggestions?
posted by goalyeehah
on Apr 2, 2014 -
I am developing a line of men's casual wear and we are brainstorming for handsome, well bodies actors and celebrities age 35 + to imagine wearing our pants. Because of the style and look of the pants we have to make the website hyper-masculine (ala Bruce Weber) My template is Daniel Craig. (My goal is to actually get these pants into a Bond film) The actors/performer/sportsmen do not have to "good guys" but they do have to be sexy and masculine. Some examples include Aaron Eckart, Matthew Mcconaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michael Phelps, etc
posted by goalyeehah
on Feb 13, 2014 -
I keep having the same wear and tear on my suit pants (and to a lesser extent, jeans and khakis) and I want to know what is causing it and how to make it stop. In almost every pair the crotch begins to go quickly, tearing apart, piling, fraying, and being worn straight through with little holes. it's like I'm doing splits or high kicks all day. These occur across types of pants, tailored and not, stuff I swear frequently and stuff I hardly ever wear. As far as I know I'm buying the right size and try to wear them at my natural waist, just below the belly button and frequently with belts. I'm a guy with a bit of a gut and I don't go for marathon runs in my suit pants. For outfits I wear a lot I rotate the pants but within a year they're ruined and torn up. Is it the material? Am I sitting wrong? Hanging them wrong? Is there something I should be looking or/asking the tailor about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 6, 2014 -
I don't want to find a good men's scarf. I want to find the best men's scarf. It should be non-wooly/scratchy, smooth to the touch, long enough and thick enough to be wrapped around the neck and draped over the front to create an insulation layer while waiting on cold train platforms and be in a "masculine" pattern/color that would suit most coats. It should also be durable and long lasting, I want a scarf you could wear without comment for 20 years and then be buried with it. Where is this scarf?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 11, 2013 -
Lady here, whose boyfriend wants her to cut his hair. I'm OK with this, especially since I think I can be more creative with it than the typical old barbers he goes to, but I've never done it before. Tips & tricks? Some snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn
on Dec 7, 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 -
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 -
Looking for hipster, modern and unisex bow ties. All fabrics will be considered, but especially woven fabrics, chambray, linen, or silk with a touch of texture. Bonus points for bow ties that are slim or have slightly trimmer proportions. Who are your favorite designers? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Aug 9, 2013 -
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 -
My husband's dual-strap Birkenstocks have finally stepped on a rainbow and gone to Jesus. We're going on a trip mid-July and I'd like to find him a suitable replacement by then. [more inside]
posted by nohaybanda
on Jun 16, 2013 -
Where in Toronto can I buy men's linen shirts, preferably dark colors and short sleeves? I'd rather not order online due to sizing and such. Thanks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Hi, I'm an average ex hs basketball player. Are there are competitive adult men's basketball leagues in Washington DC? I live on Capitol Hill so not looking to travel very far. I'm also hoping to not have to pay to join a gym to play in that gym's league. If anybody knows of any I would appreciate the info. Thanks, Matt
posted by matt755811
on Sep 26, 2011 -
Finding size 14 / 48.5 shoes in Europe filter: I'm in Paris and soon to be in Amsterdam. I need some shoes for traveling and normally I buy online to avoid exactly this problem of finding my size. Barring some miracle of someone knowing a place in one of these cities where I can for sure get something, what would be the European equivalent of Zappos.com where I could arrange pick-up as a shipping option? [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Sep 2, 2011 -
I have managed to reach the age of forty-mumble with no idea how to deal with hair-care products. I shampoo regularly (Head and Shoulders for the dandruff works fine), keep my hair fairly short (but not buzzcut, because my head looks stupid when the hair is too short), and sometimes blow it dry, but all this other stuff - pomade, hair spray, the stuff the salons call 'product' is beyond me. Where can I go to find out about how to use them? [more inside]
posted by mephron
on Aug 29, 2011 -
Let's say I have $500-$700 to spend on a work week's worth of clothing. And let's say I want to look good
— sharp, competent, grown up and well put together, not just vaguely "professional" or dress-code-compliant in a Wal-Mart-khakhis-and-a-polyester-shirt sort of way. (In fact, I have no dress code at all, and I'm totally willing to sacrifice ostensible "dressiness" in the interest of looking sharp and grown up and etcetera.) What should I buy? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Looking to 'collect' NCAA Men's Basketball printable blank "brackets". Help me find some links/resources? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Where do people shop for cool MEN'S clothes? I'm not 21 and don't want to wear skinny jeans with plaid Vans. But I'm not 40 and do not want to dress in the JCPenney uniform of khakis and golf shirt.
I've tried JCrew and Banana Republic -- ok, but a bit stuffy or fratty. H&M is just strange.
I'm looking for clothes I can wear on a Fri or Sat night. Date w girlfriend. Out with friends at a cool bar. Any ideas on where to shop?
posted by antipode12
on Jun 2, 2010 -
I'm a big guy, and as part of my effort to dress better for the new year, I have been reading up on style and purchasing better clothes. While many posts in the past have been terrificly helpful, I still have a few outlying questions that I'd appreciate your help with. [more inside]
posted by ifandonlyif
on Jan 2, 2010 -
Seeking advice on attractive
men's shoes for winter wear to work. Dapper gentlemen, how do you combine weather-proof shoes with formal
business wear and not look like a rube? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Dec 31, 2009 -
Please recommend good quality button-down shirts for sale in NYC for a slender guy - I'm looking for something casual that can be worn tie-less and untucked if I'm in the mood, but still well made with good fabric and cut, i.e. at the level of Thomas Pink or w/e but casual.
Priced up to around let's say $200 a shirt, although if it's less that's even better. Thanks!
posted by Spacelegoman
on Aug 1, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a good men's tailor in the Upper Valley region (between VT and NH)?
posted by B-squared
on May 4, 2009 -
Where can I find these "impossible" red mirrored sunglasses? Not shimmery yellow and red, not shimmery blue and red, RED. [more inside]
posted by Saydrah
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I'm looking for a men's thumb ring in the NYC area. I've never had a ring before, so I'm looking for something inexpensive, simple and casual to see if I like it first. Inexpensive is definitely under $50, preferably around $20. There's a lot of simple stuff I like here
, but I'd really like to go somewhere I can get sized and try a bunch on in person.
posted by The Dutchman
on May 12, 2008 -
Male ejaculation question: My boyfriend takes a long time to ejaculate (40 minutes to an hour and a half, and sometimes not at all). He says its normal for him, and he doesnt mind. But i find it really frustrating having to go that long, and still sometimes have to stop with him unsatisfied. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 2, 2007 -
My role and environment at work has recently changed and I have forgotten how to dress. How can I quickly buy the right wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by tcskeptic
on Jul 23, 2006 -
Is there a barbershop (or other shop) in Boston or Cambridge, MA where I can buy 'real' shaving stuff--e.g., Trumper's shaving cream or shaving soap? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Apr 11, 2005 -