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 -
Can anyone recommend a mens M-1965 Jacket
with in-collar hood and side pockets hidden under the lower cargo pockets? And potentially in XS? I wear a 34 Short suit if that helps with sizing.
posted by Cog
on Nov 3, 2013 -
Almost every pair of pants I've ever worn has had the same problems, except one pair I found in a thrift shop a couple of years ago. I'm starting to wonder whether my proportions are just outside the range served by most stores: should I be shopping at some sort of specialty store for the misshapen? I'll give my measurements and describe my fit problems inside. I'd appreciate any advice on how exactly I'm deviating from manufacturers' expectations and what I can do to wear normal clothes. Minor alterations are within my budget; made-to-measure and bespoke are not. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang
on Oct 12, 2013 -
My husband really likes this t shirt
and his birthday is in a few weeks. Problem: website is in Kanji (I think-?) and I can't see the 'Happy Birthday' one anywhere. It it can't be found online, do you know if the site has an actual physical shop anywhere? I have friends in Tokyo/Kyoto who might be able to send it over if it's available. HALP (and thank you!)
posted by everydayanewday
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I would like to buy a men's jacket like the one Stockhausen is wearing in this video
I'm not sure what the style is called. Any ideas on search terms and/or links to specific jackets for sale? The color is not particularly important -- it's all about the style.
posted by nosila
on Mar 10, 2012 -
[ClothingGiftFilter] I need a VERY STURDY hoodie/track jacket substitute for my husband. Price: up to $150. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Nov 23, 2011 -
I would like to buy a pair of khakis for my boyfriend to replace a pair that ripped, but don't really know much about men's clothing. [more inside]
posted by peacheater
on Oct 26, 2011 -
Where would you buy a waistcoat (you know, like the vest part of a three piece suit) in Chicago? I know that All Saints has two in the fall line, but they (like the department
stores) are both
. Guy is looking for something a little more exciting, maybe with matching pants. I don't want the responsibility of sewing it myself (and pants are definitely beyond me, anyway). Custom is probably okay; online is okay; custom on-line is not preferred. He will not have the patience for going through vintage or consignment shops.
posted by crush-onastick
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Can you recommend website stores with the same American old-school hand-crafted masculine vibe as these web sites
? I'm looking for accessories, grooming products and more.
posted by Bookhouse
on Sep 15, 2011 -
I don't have my measurements on hand at the moment, but I'm 5'9" and 145 pounds. I'm looking for the more casual and trendy dress shirt versus trad. Most are cut too big and blousy, or just not my size, or not my taste (plaid/paisley = ick). I went to my local mens' store and found Stone Rose shirts
and was impressed by the detail
, but alas, no smalls. I could order online, but $100 to $150 per shirt is out of my league for now, plus the extra costs as these are supposed to be dry cleaned only.
Trolling the racks of TJ Maxx and Goodwill isn't bringing much luck, much less Sears, Macy's and JC Penney in my immediate area. Where can I find some alternatives? Please no Ed Hardy.
posted by Giggilituffin
on May 3, 2011 -
Any suggestions for men's clothing websites (retailers or blogs) for folks who live in Europe? [more inside]
posted by Schismatic
on Sep 14, 2010 -
I am a very lucky woman, and my husband is tall and slender. In fact, he's enough of a statistical outlier that we can't even find clothes that fit poorly but could be tailored in. Shirts with the correct collar have sleeves that only come to his elbows, pants that fit his waist inevitably fall above his ankle, etc. Please help me dress my tall, thin husband in Chicago! [more inside]
posted by kitarra
on Jul 3, 2010 -
Aside from how long it lasts, is there a visible difference between a $200 suit, a $500 suit and a $1,000 suit? I'm thinking about buying a new suit. I own one suit currently. I've had it for 20 years, and I've worn it maybe 20 times. So longevity isn't a concern for me. I want a style that won't look dated over time and I want to look sharp, but I don't want to spend any more than I have to. How much am I spending, and where should I be spending it? I'm in Los Angeles.
posted by willnot
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Can you recommend a website that gives dates when men's clothing and accessories are on sale in NYC? Basically I am looking for a centralized website so I don't have to scouring many to find the same information.
posted by helios410
on Jan 15, 2010 -
TallGuyFilter: Where can a tall/lanky (6'7", about 200 lbs.) young Canadian guy such as myself purchase clothes reliably? [more inside]
posted by freudenschade
on Feb 21, 2007 -
It's interview season for me, which means suits and ties. I don't mind suits in cool weather, but it's been very warm here recently, and sweating all the way through an interview doesn't exactly scream "professionalism." How can I stay cool? [more inside]
posted by tellumo
on Sep 21, 2006 -