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Best NYC clothes stores for larger guys? Goal: step up from jeans & tees

Which clothing stores in NYC have good casual/business casual clothes for larger men? My boyfriend and I are going clothes shopping this coming Saturday to prepare for an upcoming trip. He has a suit, but other than that, all his clothes are jeans and tees. For this trip, we are looking for: casual button down shirts (oxfords or plaids), non-jeans/non-khaki trousers, a sport coat or blazer, and some shoes that fall in between the New Balance sneakers he usually wears and the nice black shoes he wears with his suit. Sizes and price range below the cut. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Used RPGs in NYC?

My wife and I will be making a trip to NYC this weekend. While we're out and about, I'd like to keep my eyes open for some used RPGs, specifically 1st or 2nd ed Dungeons and Dragons. Where should I look? I know I can get things cheaper online (online recommendations also welcomed for extra XP), but I need to actually examine the books to see if they fit my needs. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Apr 23, 2014 - 6 answers

NYC clothing for the Gentleman of Leisure

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 - 10 answers

Scrap Metal NYC

Is there anywhere in NYC I can go to browse through scrap metal and parts? I'm looking for broken machine parts or empty metal cases or just scrap steel, but not car parts. I've tried Film Biz Recycling and BuildItGreenNYC, but would like larger more useless items than what they carry.
posted by edbles on Jul 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Ethical Shopping in NYC

I'm in NYC and would like to shop at establishments that give their retail and service workers a living wage and benefits. I'd also like to avoid the most egregious workers' rights offenders. Can you help me compile a list? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jul 22, 2013 - 7 answers

where to find a cheapish sports bra in Manhattan right NOW?

Where can I get a cheapish sports bra in Manhattan? I'm currently near 60th street and 6th ave. Bonus points for a pair of throw away shorts/tshirt. I'm staying in Newark for the night (flight leaves ewr in the morning), so I don't want to go too far. [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Jul 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Food and cooking on a budget in Manhattan?

How does one do food shopping and eat healthily on a very constrained budget in Manhattan? I'm looking for resources: specific stores that have 'dented' food items, websites for good local deals, etc. [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 28, 2013 - 21 answers

Best NYC street shopping for cheap import photography stuff

I'm going to be in NYC soon. I buy a lot of import (read: straight from Shenzen) photography junk (stands, lens hoods, macro rails, Benro tripods/heads, LED lights, etc). All cheap and low-ish quality. I buy this stuff on eBay and it is almost always coming from Shenzen or NYC/Jersey. If I wanted to see stores or kiosks full of it, where should I look?
posted by fake on Mar 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Can I get my hands on Hachiya persimmons in NYC this week?

Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find my inner Michelle! (and an outer Ryan??)

NYC Shopping-Filter. Where can I find dresses/outfits like Michelle Williams in Take this Waltz? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jul 2, 2012 - 5 answers

If the shirt fits…

Where to shop for fashionable men's clothes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jun 28, 2012 - 7 answers

shopping unique to nyc

What are some NYC-centric chains? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Jun 28, 2012 - 83 answers

maxi-dress me

please send me your favorite maxi dresses (i guess that's not really a question). [more inside]
posted by sabh on Apr 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Send me dress shopping in NYC

Dress shopping in NYC: if I only want to spend $40-$100 on dresses, where should I be shopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Slim Slacks of the shelf, anyone?

Where do the more fashionable young men in NYC get their slacks? I need some nice pants and I don't want to look like my father. Where can I get some fashionable, slimmer, non-break, pants in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Feb 16, 2012 - 21 answers

Looking for a good place to buy womens' shoes in NYC.

I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Do they even SELL artificial pine garlands anymore?

Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I get a fabulous and cheap gown for a black tie wedding?

I have nothing to wear to a black tie wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm on a tight budget. Where in NYC can I find a fabulous, perhaps second hand, long dress for less than $150? [more inside]
posted by paindemie on Nov 14, 2011 - 15 answers

NYC-Filter - Please help an mid-30's 'in-betweenie' find cute, attractive and stylish clothes for her unusual body!

I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating! [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Aug 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Straw hats can be awesome, where can I find one in NYC?

For all its niceties, the downside of internet shopping is that its sometimes hard to just find an actual store that has what you want. I want a straw hat for the beach this week (yay vacation!), and want to find the store in NYC has the best in-store selection. I am a guy. I need to try them on, because my face and head are unforgiving of hat's that just don't work. I'm not even sure of the exact style will fit me best. I can look real bad or totally ok easily. Would like to spend under $100... where should I look, fine folks?
posted by shimmer on Aug 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Where can I buy colored jeans in NYC?

Where can I buy colored jeans in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Jul 2, 2011 - 18 answers

Coming to America

NYC where-to-shop: Looking for everything from a kinda-butch personal shopper to conductive thread and adafruit electronic kits to soft-toys and game parts. Also jean restoration and foot massages. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Jun 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Boutique Shops in NYC

Where's the best place to find atypical boutique clothing shops in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Jun 11, 2011 - 11 answers

We're three leagues from Dinosaur Barbeque, sir!

Where can I buy an astrolabe in New York City? [more inside]
posted by greenland on Jan 6, 2011 - 4 answers

My idea of just giving everyone beanbags was ignored.

What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Big Boy Belts in NYC

Where in NYC to buy a belt for a big dude? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Why can't I find a dress?

My boyfriend and I are getting a civil union (yay!). I need a dress (ugh). This should be easy; I live in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Oct 28, 2010 - 19 answers

NYC Remodeling Inspiration

Help me fulfill my crazy pregnant-lady nesting urges in NYC! [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Oct 21, 2010 - 6 answers

I don't wanna be too short to ride a bike.

Where can I find a cheap bike for a short woman in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

D+ Cup Swimwear in NYC

I'm looking for a store in NYC with a good selection of D+ cup swimwear. [more inside]
posted by mylittlehipster on Apr 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Where do all the supervillains shop?

I'm trying to outfit my organization with a tiny science lab, but don't know everything I'll need or where to buy it! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jan 15, 2010 - 8 answers

No! I wanted a sharp card, not a card sharp

I am looking for a super-cool card store in NYC. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Sep 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Antiquing means so many different things

I need an antique (or sufficiently vintage-y-antiqu-y styled) trunk for my living room. Problem: every piece I've seen to has been too big, too worn, too ugly, or too expensive. Where would I find stores/markets/fairs/dealers in the NYC metro area that might carry such trunks? I got a zipcar, so I can tool around the tri-state area. Insanely detailed requirements follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Where in NYC can I buy an HP 12C Platinum calculator, today?

CFAfilter: Where in NYC to buy HP 12C Platinum, today? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Jun 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Where to Buy Fish in Downtown NYC?

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy fish in lower Manhattan or North Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Baby and bike boutiques in the Big Apple

Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Feb 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Where can I find some beady jewelery for mom?

Where in New York can I buy some of that nice-but-inexpensive non-blingy street stall jewelery? Today, that is. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Dec 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Non-Union Square Xmas gift for my mom?

I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Cute and classy lingerie online or in NYC?

Ruffly panties online, or in NYC? i.e. cute, classy panties/bras/corsets/etc that won't break the bank. Victoria's Secret falls apart pretty fast, in my experience. Looking for something a step up, but not ridiculously expensive or (on the other hand) trashy. At the very least, how much should I be looking to spend on such a thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 19 answers

Shelving in NYC?

Floating shelves: Where in NYC? I'm looking for 2 floating shelves 2ft long by 6 inches deep, in NYC, and I'm stumped. Ikea's are too long, West Elm doesn't have them, where else to look? The cheaper, the better.
posted by cestmoi15 on Jul 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Electronic Components in NYC?

ElectronicsHobbyistFilter: Where can I browse around for and buy small electronic components (microswitches, capacitors, etc.) in New York City? Radio Shack no longer appears to carry this kind of stuff (in New York anyway) [more inside]
posted by frieze on Jul 16, 2008 - 10 answers

And no, an I [heart] NY shirt won't do...

NYCFilter: I'm in NYC for training for another 36 hours or so, and would like to find a nice, but not-too-expensive anniversary gift for my wife before I head home. Where should I go? Specific stores or general areas, either one. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Mar 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Suggestions for baby gifts in New York City?

Where can I find cool baby gifts in NYC on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Mar 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me be a warm, fashionable vegan in NYC.

I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Want a unique NYC gift from the financial district.

I'm heading to NYC (financial district) on business next week. I'll only be there for 3 days, but my wife's birthday is immediately following. What should I buy locally for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by ceberon on Oct 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Find me a great suit jacket, quick!

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?
posted by logovisual on Aug 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Recommendations for places to try on wedding dresses in NYC.

Need recommendations for places to try on wedding dresses this weekend in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ml98tu on Aug 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Can a guy try on a pair of pants at Century 21?

Does the Century 21 store in Lower Manhattan have a men's dressing room these days? [more inside]
posted by doift on May 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Best savings in New York?

Recently in the New York Times, there was an article here about where to buy no-frills kitchen equipment in New York. What are some other stores/types of stores like this in New York for bulk/no-frills/cheap essentials? Specifically does anyone know of a place to get cheap and generic computer parts and cables? Or Audio/Video cables?
posted by idledebonair on May 23, 2007 - 8 answers

NYC shopping for hip urban girls?

Where do hip girls shop in NYC? And eat cake? [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry on May 23, 2007 - 18 answers

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