I am in need of a new belt, and in possession of a waistline an odd number of inches in diameter. As men's belts typically only come in even sizes, I can't find one that buckles properly at the third hole, and my Google skills have been unable to dig up a satisfactory answer to this question: A belt one inch too long or one inch too short -- which will make me look less of a schlub? [more inside]
I will be attending a wedding as a guest next weekend. My options for a suit are: dark grey, light grey, and a lighter navy. I'm interested in buying a new shirt and tie combo for the occasion, but I'm looking for some options. I'd like something that's bright and fun, but doesn't clash (which I often have a hard time discerning). [more inside]
Recommendations for men's slippers that have foot support like sneakers? [more inside]
I have a worn-out field jacket from Eddie Bauer that I really like, but is seemingly beyond discontinued (can't find anything by searching the style number) I'd like a replacement. Something along these field coats from Alpha Industries based on the M-1965 military jacket. Any other recommendations?
Help me find shirts like the one the guy from Royal Pains wears (please!). [more inside]
Help me find a perfect pair of (costume/fashion) men's riding boots, men's size 10, emphasis on "comfy" and ideally black. [more inside]
After coming across these pictures yesterday http://tinyurl.com/lwbfvae and http://tinyurl.com/kndgqs8 I decided I needed a pair like them. Right now, the best option, without buying made to order, would be these: http://tinyurl.com/p8zg9o2 [more inside]
How do you match a sport coat worn with a dress shirt (without a tie) to pants (not jeans)? [more inside]
Help me buy some great-looking men's suits without breaking the bank. I'm not well-educated on the subject, and I want to look good but avoid spending more than I have to. [more inside]
I'm looking for Tumblrs, Pinterest boards, and the like that collect photos of ordinary dudes—not hunky professional models with well funded stylists—rocking casual but sharp outfits. [more inside]
What are the basic essentials for a young man's wardrobe? What's the best approach to building a versatile, comfortable, and stream-lined wardrobe from scratch? [more inside]
FashionPhillyFilter: I have had a borderline-apocalyptic time trying to find a suit/sports jacket that fits in Philadelphia. I am a tall-but-not-notably so (6'0") dude who is built like a [big football guy term here], but with a smaller waist & bottom half to mis-match my enormous breastplate/shoulders. (My friend says "you are an inverse triangle"). Attendants at the stores I have gone to have been completely flummoxed by my proportions, which end up with either the jacket not fitting over my chest or there being a puffy cloud of fabric on the bottom. It's at the point where I'm getting recommendations for $1895 (low estimate I was given???)+ tailor-made jackets as the only solution for my build, which I am trying to avoid based on my budget (doctoral student on stipend). Surely there are... some stores that have tailorable off-the-rack things that might fit? Any suggestions as to stores that have fashionable, comfortable clothing for larger-built gentleman, especially in distance of Philadelphia? [more inside]
Thanks to this comment, I've learned about shirt garters/shirt stays. Who knew?! And I have questions. Do you have experience with these straps of contraption? [more inside]
The most comfortable shoes I own (Kangaroos Tai Chi M) are starting to show their age. When I bought a replacement pair online a couple of years ago, I was disappointed that they use a different material/style which is more rigid and far less comfortable. Help me find the older style of Roos! [more inside]
I read this other AskMe that basically turned into a 50+ answer pile-on about wearing sneakers with a blazer, and now I'm worried that I too am doing something dreadfully wrong by mixing solid button-up shirts and dark wool trousers with big clompy Doctor Martens oxfords, a red nylon messenger bag and nylon windbreaker. Also, sometimes (okay, lots of times) I have a red bicycle helmet hanging from my bag. Could the hive mind explain exactly how dorky I look, and why? I'm not sure I care to change, but I would at least like to understand my options and their consequences, and make my self-presentation a deliberate choice instead of a clueless accident. [more inside]
My husband would like to do the blazer and jeans look occasionally so I would like to get him a blazer but I'm not sure whether that will suffice. He only wears non-sneaker shoes when he has to and his sneakers are definitely more athletic style than just casual shoe style. And I'm not sure that his jeans are nice enough to pull off this look. Help? [more inside]
Where does one buy clothing for a 6'2, slim, broad-shouldered man that is dapper but not preppy, well-made but not exorbitantly priced? Britishy aesthetic, minimalist style, and monochromatic colors all desirable. Current favorite is Topman, but looking for something with better quality construction. [more inside]
Where can I buy a cheap, solid red neck tie in NYC? Preferably in Soho, or anywhere along the west side? [more inside]
Are socks with Sperrys acceptable or a complete no-no? Not white socks - duh. [more inside]
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!
Men's fashion filter: wearing a wrinkled sport coat--yea nor nay? [more inside]
I'm coming to the realization that I need to either buy a new tux or a vintage tux for my wedding. Tell me of your experiences with vintage tuxes please? Tell me of your experiences with cool vintage store in New York City please? Or some other place in the area to buy a tux that isn't a chain or a department store? [more inside]
How can I stay current on fashions for men? [more inside]
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]
I adore the bold, crazy men's shoes and fashion of Jeremy Scott. Who else designs such deliriously delightful men's stuff at vaguely affordable prices?
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.
Are you a guy who wears a 30-inch inseam in jeans, etc.? Share all your fashion secrets with me - specifically about clothes for the bottom half of your body. [more inside]
Men's fashion filter: Where to buy quality, union-made, 'work wear' classics without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Where can I find clothes suitable for business that are not the usual blazer or suit? [more inside]
I need to buy a blue blazer in Boston to wear to my grandmother's 90th b-day on Saturday, but I'd like to find something not quite as stodgy as your typical Brooks Bros. fare so that I'll actually wear it sometimes. Where should I shop? [more inside]
What are some good blogs and other resources for someone just getting into mens fashion? Also, can you help me name my blog about my experiences diving into this at 30? [more inside]
What is the appropriate type of coat to wear over my normal attire? Details inside. [more inside]
How do I match brightly-colored casual men's shoes with various outfits? [more inside]
My fiance needs a suit for our wedding and beyond. Please help us sort through the myriad options. Special snowflake details: He wears a boys size 18 and won't really need to wear a suit after the special day but will be transitioning from a jeans and t-shirt job environment to a business casual one. Help us figure out if he should get an off the rack boys suit or an internet made to measure or if we should go somewhere in person for custom (we're in NYC). [more inside]
Mens Leather Soled Shoes: I've heard rumours that many people upon buying a new pair of leather soled shoes will have the leather sole 'augmented' with a thin rubber half-sole over the toe end. Can anyone confirm whether this is typical or unusual? Does it add longevity? [more inside]
Men's Style Filter: What essential clothing items should a man own? Specific recommendations welcome. (lots of details inside) [more inside]
What men's clothing stores in the SF Bay area have salespeople who are helpful and willing to listen?
I need a fashion update. I'm in my mid forties. I know zero about fashion. Clothes bewilder me. Macy's and Nordstroms have nice clothes (I think?) but the salespeople are just kids and they don't give a rat's ass what you look like or whether they've actually helped you. In fact they're all laughing at me behind my back, obviously. Little bastards. Anyway, I need help from someone who knows what's what. [more inside]
FashionFilter: How can I expand my circle of pants? [more inside]
I'm looking for a simple guide to men's fashion... particularly, what color shoes go best with brown slacks, midnight blue shirt, and a black blazer... [more inside]
Men's fashion advice for the stylistically impaired? [more inside]
I'm tall (6'4"), I'm skinny (195lbs), and I need a black suit jacket before the end of the day today (I have the pants, but I'll buy new ones if need be). Obviously the time constraint eliminates any kind of custom garment. Basically, I need to know what stores I should be looking at in New York City -- I like a closer, more European fit, and I don't want to break the bank. First stop is H&M, but I'm not optimistic about what I'll find there. Other suggestions?
Where to get this shirt and shirts like it. Thank you.
Can you recommend a men’s tailor in Hong Kong? [more inside]
FancyPantsFilter: What kind of stupidly expensive jeans should I buy? [more inside]
I'm going to be doing some outdoor travelling in Europe this summer, and I'd like to wear a hat for protection from the sun (my hair is thinning, sad to say). Are there any recommendations for hats for men that A) look good B) are not baseball caps C) won't make me look like a mountaineer? [more inside]