I have a recurring problem with my clothes that's driving me crazy. I have narrow shoulders and a small ribcage (think 30A bra size), and almost all my knit shirts have this problem where the shoulder seam winds up sliding forward over the course of the day. Within a few hours, the seam is 1-2 inches down the front of my shoulder instead of at the top, and my bra is in danger of showing. I tend to wear drapey styles (and, right now, nursing shirts). Is this fixable? Am I just buying the wrong clothes? Please help!
posted by snickerdoodle
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm ruining my shirts. For the 6th time in the last few months, I was sitting at my desk at work today and felt like my elbow was cold. I reached down and discovered a tear in the left elbow of my dress shirt. Every time this has happened, it's been on the bottom of the left elbow, and it's always happened on a work day. Why is this happening to me? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast
on Oct 31, 2013 -
I'm looking for loose women's tank tops that are work appropriate, help me find them! Special snowflake details below. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Hi everyone. It gets a little chilly up here in the winter, and I like to layer up with a long-sleeve t-shirt. I'd like them to come up snugly right around the base of the neck (without being a turtleneck, obviously), but this has proven more difficult than you might think. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack
on Oct 8, 2013 -
I'm trying to build a small wardrobe of versatile, well made, neutral basics(who isn't?), with a twist. I have work clothes provided by my employer, so I only need happy fun time clothes. I have nice plain T's. I need some shirts that are a step up but not button downs; I have to wear them at work and hate them. I'm a woman, mid-forties, 5'3", pear shaped, size 4/6/8 depending on the brand. I have a small waist and enjoy emphasizing it in a fully covered, non-binding way. My budget is about $100 a piece. Suggestions?
posted by 1066
on Jul 21, 2013 -
I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet
on May 19, 2013 -
So a while back I picked up a shirt I liked a lot made by Bruno New York and have been trying to find some more along the same lines but my searching has turned up nothing. It's a short sleeved plaid shirt, with one snap button at the very bottom and the pocket flaps are asymetrical also having snap buttons.
Hope you can point me to where I can find some more (the one I got was from good old TJ Maxx...)
posted by zeoslap
on May 2, 2013 -
I've had a black leather jacket for four or five years, and the jacket itself is probably twenty years old. I never had it stain anything until I began wearing white button-up shirts to work, but now I have a bunch of shirts with dirty collars that don't wash out. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by 23
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I love this top
but not for the amount of money they want. I like the deep v neck, the gathered shoulders, the ruched bottom, and the long sleeves. I want it in black, preferably. Any dupes out there?
posted by oflinkey
on Apr 5, 2013 -
This has some echoes of my question
from about a year ago, but I'm looking for some more help. I've found that the "long sleeve shirt untucked" look works well for me on weekends, but I am having a heck of a time finding appropriate shirts. [more inside]
posted by primethyme
on Feb 24, 2013 -
I'd like to keep my button-down shirts tucked in to my suits better, but I mostly wear skirt suits. Traditional shirt garters clip onto your socks, so those won't do. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by asperity
on Jan 22, 2013 -
I am looking for somewhere online (or in Edinburgh) that sells men's organic cotton long sleeve formal shirts with no pattern, ideally slim fit in a 15inch collar. They need to be shipping from the UK, or the EU in a pinch, I really don't want to order from the US. I know, this might be impossibly specific, but I figured after an hour of fruitless google it's worth asking the hive mind.
posted by stillnocturnal
on Jan 14, 2013 -
I'm a short guy. I have a short torso. I want casual button down shirts (short and long-sleeve) that I can wear untucked, but most are too long for me and look bad. Where can I find some that fit better? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize
on Nov 16, 2012 -
Where are all the cool plaid shirts from? I have been wanting to dress more business casual, and I can't seem to find the kind of plaid shirts I see on people. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Oct 4, 2012 -
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 -
I'm just under 5'5". Unusually (I think?) for someone of average height, I have long legs *and* a long-ish waist. This is possible because the distance between my shoulders and under-arms is, apparently, according to the shirts of the world, unusually short. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown
on Aug 16, 2012 -
I am looking for a 3/4 sleeve scoop-neck women's tee shirt, and I'm not sure where will meet my priorities. Help? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved
on Aug 3, 2012 -
Which brands carry decent non iron slim fit dress shirts for Men (size -14.5 - 32/33)?
I have almost bought every single one I like at Brooks Brothers. Their fit is good but I am looking to shop from another brand so that I have more choice. Also I would prefer to go with a brand that has a good online store (hate going to the mall). Please note it has to be non iron. I am okay with BB prices but wouldn't mind learning about more reasonable options - Thanks!
posted by r2d2
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I really like clothing (specifically shirts, dresses, skirts and tights/leggings) with all-over scenery or landscape prints. Where can I find more of it, and what search terms would help me zero in on it? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin
on May 25, 2012 -
Shirt-filter: Buying, via Mail-order or in NYC, a casual dress shirt for a guy who is skinnyfat, with long arms. Shirt Me AskMe! [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on May 16, 2012 -
Is there anything comparable in quality to, but cheaper than, Brooks Brothers shirts?
I usually buy the no-iron, slim-fit BB shirts, but I'm trying not to drop too much cash, as I need to replace all my shirts (WTF deodorant stains?!). I don't like the ginormous blousey shirts that typically pass for men's dress shirts, so recommendations for something along the lines of BB's slim-line shirts, qualitatively comparable but cheap enough that I'd switch brands would be appreciated.
posted by the sobsister
on May 8, 2012 -
Help me find some stylish, but geeky, Polo/Golf Shirts that I can wear to work [more inside]
posted by garius
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Looking for fitted shirts similar to INC from Macy's, which is the only brand I've found shirts from that I've really liked. I work in a semi-casual workplace (no jeans/shorts, but untucked button-up shirts are fine), and I like shirts that I'll also wear on my days off. I'm pretty thin, so I need shirts that don't balloon out at the waist, and I tend to like relatively simple designs (plain colors/stripes, with a preference for monochrome). Preferably, the shirts would hold up well without ironing, since I only have a hand-steamer. What brands other than INC should I check out? (I'm in Southern California, so please stick to brands that would be available for trying on around here.)
posted by SpiralT
on Feb 11, 2012 -
Instead of crappy party favors in a plastic bag, we're giving away locally-produced t-shirts to the kids at my son's 5th birthday party. Problem: what to put on them? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Jun 20, 2011 -
What is causing the tiny holes on the bottom front of all my shirts? (this was asked in 2006, but maybe new info has become available on holey shirts). [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Where can I buy a modern, stylish necktie these days? What should I look for? I'm in Manhattan and in my mid-30s. Also open to online shopping suggestions. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice
on Mar 18, 2011 -
This may be so simple as to be a waste of a question, but help me out: I have a bunch of dress shirts that are traditionally hung up, but due to a (favorable) change in my dress code at work, I’d like to take them down and put them away to free up some closet space. I seem to remember there being some sort of framework/insert that you could buy and insert into such shirts that would help them keep their shape better or not get permanently irrevocably wrinkled. Any idea what these things are called and where I could buy them online?
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I'm licencing out some artwork to be sold on shirts and need a decent free example contract to work from. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek
on Jan 28, 2011 -
I have a dress shirt, the cut of which is perfect. Is it a luxury within the reach of an ordinary middle-class person to pay someone to create a half-dozen replicas of this shirt in different colours / fabrics? Is it something I'd have to outsource, perhaps? Would it be significantly more expensive than simply ordering bespoke shirts made with measurements approximated from original?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jan 11, 2011 -
I looking to purchase a steam board that mounts on a door. Did a search but came across only one company. The putting the shirt on the iron does not do it for me. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
posted by Noodles
on Dec 31, 2010 -