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Help me find durable high-quality clothing basics for small women

I'm looking for recommendations for well-cut, simple, durable, high-quality clothing basics for women. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Apr 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good?

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Grownup Furniture!

What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Mar 31, 2011 - 10 answers

What products are worth investing in?

What are some products that are widely accepted as "the best of their kind"? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Mar 13, 2011 - 71 answers

Reliable flat shoes: DO YOU HAZ THEM?

Recommendations for good quality ballet flats? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Feb 18, 2011 - 18 answers

High Quality Super Short Run Printing in New York

Seeking NYC print shop recommendations for nearly one-off prints. I have about 20 pieces of different, mostly standard sizes -- nothing larger than 11 x 17 and B4 -- that I'd like to make a very limited number color prints of (1 - 3 each). I have an approximate budget of 10 dollars per print I'd like to hew closely to and a number of quality and care requirements. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Top quality pin punch?

I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Improving Pages '09 PDF Export Quality

iWork question: When exporting my document to PDF in Pages '09, the resulting text quality is really poor for the regions that are set in 8pt Helvetica Neue. If I do a Print->Save as Postscript, then open that in Finder and save as PDF, the quality is fine. Is there any way to get Pages to just do this properly? [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I capture a high quality image from a movie?

How can I get a high quality image of this still from the movie "The Graduate" to use for a wall poster? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Film Quality "Breakpoints"?

Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

My Gmail is scrambled!

My Gmail 'standard view' is garbled - the icons, text, and other elements are placed randomly over the screen. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Will more expensive clothes last me longer?

Is it really worth spending more money on clothes? Will they truly last much longer than cheaper clothes if I normally wear things until they wear out?, [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How to get from acrylic to cashmere?

"When shopping for clothes, buy the best quality material you can afford". I want to do this, but I don't know much about fabric. Can you rank different fabrics for me, ranging from lowest to highest quality? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Oct 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Where do I buy menswear that will last lifetimes?

What brands or types of men's clothing will last me a long time or a lifetime? [more inside]
posted by voronoi on Sep 30, 2010 - 47 answers

Why is clothing getting crappier?

Why has the quality of retail clothing declined compared to 10-15 years ago? [more inside]
posted by camcgee on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

will a portable dishwasher work with low water pressure?

My roommate found a portable dishwasher for sale by one of our neighbours. It's a Beaumark Hotpoint whisper wash and we have 2 concerns: water pressure and expected performance of the unit/brand. [more inside]
posted by adamemanon on Sep 11, 2010 - 5 answers

help me buy a bag

Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Aug 29, 2010 - 32 answers

yoga fly paper

What is the stickiest yoga mat in existence? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Is my deep sleep percentage sufficient?

How should I interpret the fact that I get 10% deep sleep a night? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry?

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Why does the quality of channels from my cable TV provider vary?

Why does the quality of channels from my cable TV provider vary? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Jun 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable?

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on May 23, 2010 - 18 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Investment china vs paper plates

Inspired by Captain Samuel Vimes: what items are worth buying cheap, and which are worth buying better quality? Household, clothing, kitchen and otherwise - all types welcome.
posted by mippy on May 10, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I improve photo quality on Facebook?

What is the best way to ensure better quality picture uploads to Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Mar 20, 2010 - 6 answers

The American dream (made in China)

Economics for clotheshorses: Help me learn how consumer goods and services & manufacturing and business practices have changed for better and/or worse. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Air Quality in/around NYC

We are planning a move to NYC and have a toddler with asthma. I've been trying to find information on suburbs of NYC with the best air quality but not having much luck. Everything I've read so far points northward, Westchester County....Any other suggestions? Thanks.
posted by Ailla on Feb 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Finding the needle in the thrifting haystack!

What high-quality apparel or goods should I be looking for at the thrift store? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jan 21, 2010 - 17 answers

how do I judge the quality of salmon (or other fish) in the supermarket?

how do I judge the quality of salmon (or other fish) in the supermarket? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Stellar Concert Performances on DVD

What are the live performance concert DVDs that stun you with their excellence and excitement? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 1, 2009 - 66 answers

What on earth happened to The Simpsons?

What happened to The Simpsons? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Oct 19, 2009 - 52 answers

Suggestions for durable colthing

I’m looking for quality, durable mens clothing, what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Sep 3, 2009 - 17 answers

What is a camera with a good nighttime mode?

I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on Jul 16, 2009 - 17 answers

N’est pas “on the cheap”

They say you should never skimp when buying: coffee, shoes, wine. What else should you never take the cheap route when buying, where quality definitely is worth the high price?
posted by heather-b on Jul 15, 2009 - 139 answers

I'm totally convinced they're satanists.

Is the Quality Coffee Shop in LA -- where this scene in Ghost World takes place -- still open? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 answers

A place where my call IS really important

I'm tired of dealing with bad customer service / tech support. What are some ways I can find out the quality of customer service of a company before I give them my hard earned cash? Are there some not weirdo sounding questions or things I could say to a customer service / tech support rep to evaluate the quality of thier service? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Jun 18, 2009 - 7 answers

WalMart's Canopy Furniture?

Does anyone have any experience with Canopy brand furniture (sold by WalMart)? [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Jun 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Document mis-management?

How can I convince a document management vendor to stop embracing 100 DPI / JPG as a universal format for scanned documents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Inexpensive RCA-in, RCA-out, In-line DVR with no subscriptions?

Inexpensive standalone (non-computer) DVR solution for in-line video game recording? Preferably RCA in, RCA out, with 10+hours record time uncompressed/highest quality. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Apr 4, 2009 - 10 answers

What's your favorite on-line fitness tracking tool?

Fitness 2.0 quesiton: I'm a big fan of Fuelly. It's one of the few Web 2.0 tools that I've stuck with. I want to be as disciplined with tracking my workouts as I am my gas usage. For me, a user-friendly tool makes a big difference. Can anyone recommend a high-quality Web 2.0 fitness tracking tool (preferably a free one)? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Good video gone bad in cheesy tool chain?

Knowing when to stop (fiddling with video) - MPEG-1 to (Mac) desktop [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Where to look for professional resources in quality assurance and control?

Looking for professional resources in quality assurance and control. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Mar 4, 2009 - 0 answers

Is there a high quality repository of art images?

Is there a website or anything with high quality art images? All kind of artists, from Picasso to Hundertwasser. I think there should be a torrent tracker or anything related to art/artists.
posted by Leech on Feb 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Colour quality with inkjet printer (Canon).

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to improve the colour quality on a Canon MP-series printer? This is printing from Photoshop/Illustrator CS (both CS and CS3) and Mac (Panther and Leopard). [more inside]
posted by purephase on Jan 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Upgrade Me!

Can you suggest some replacements for standard, everyday household items that are far superior in terms of usefulness, luxuriousness and quality? [more inside]
posted by Balonious Assault on Dec 2, 2008 - 100 answers

I Want Quality to Kick Quantity's Ass

Help me extract more quality from the quantity of the Information Age, especially as regards my leisure time. [more inside]
posted by antisocialstudies on Oct 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Quality goods made by real people

Talented people making high quality goods (belts, wooden objects, pens, misc leather items , clothes, manuscript books, etc) at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I find high-resolution music videos?

Where can I find high-quality, downloadable music videos for free? [more inside]
posted by sunimplodes on Aug 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Why does TV video appear so different than that which is produced with normal video camcorder?

Why does TV video appear so different than that which is produced with normal video camcorder? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Jul 27, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I report a doctor for bad care?

I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor. Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Apr 15, 2008 - 41 answers

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