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What if Carhartt and 2(x)ist had a baby?

I need new clothes, and I would like, for once, clothes that look good. Significant bonus points if they signal modesty and I can do some physical work in them. [more inside]
posted by The Gaffer on Jun 2, 2014 - 7 answers

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

Clothes Woes

Please tell me about your experience with a Nordstrom's shopper and if their services would be right for my situation. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on May 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Clothes shopping filter: How do I separate the wheat from the chaff?

I'll admit it, I buy a lot of clothes off the sale rack or at outlet stores. Too often, though, I bring home what I think is a great value only to discover, after wearing and/or washing said item, quality problems I didn't see in the store. Things like knits that are twisted and don't lie flat, shirt hems that are hopelessly contorted once they've been laundered, or buttonholes that quickly ravel beyond repair. I know these sorts of problems are inevitable given the state of clothing manufacture, but that doesn't mean I have to buy these "troubled" items. So, savvy shoppers of MeFi, what should I be looking for? What tells you to steer clear of a garment no matter how much you like it? Is there a secret code on the hang tag that everyone but me knows about? C'mon, please share your secrets.
posted by DrGail on Feb 23, 2014 - 16 answers

I'm 40, male, and have no idea where I should be buying my clothes.

I'm in my 40s, and I would love to have a "goto" place to buy my every day clothes. I have no idea where that place should be. [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Jan 26, 2014 - 30 answers

Shopping for large-breasted women?

You are an average-sized woman with a disproportionately large chest. You have great bras. You look fabulous in your tops, which magically do not pull, gape, make you look skanky or fit like a giant bag. How did you learn how to dress yourself in a way that flatters you, and where are you shopping for clothes that have a chance of fitting without tailoring? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Dec 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Sweater dresses!

I love the look of empire-waisted sweater dresses, tights, and boots for winter. Help me find some nice sweater dresses! [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Dec 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Kit me out in Union/Hippy/Socialist/Anarchist/Morals Friendly Clothing

I am looking for a new clothing supplier. The previous company I shopped with have been outed as a bunch of labour-abusing dirtbags and I can't have that. I need to know the names of some places I can buy clothes with confidence and conscience and was hoping maybe I could get some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Nov 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Will the Project Runway Belk dresses be sold anytime soon?

In the latest season of Project Runway, there was a challenge in which the prize was to have your design produced and sold by Belk. I'd love to purchase Dom's design, and I've been stalking the Belk website since, but there have been no updates, much less actual dresses for sale. Anyone know if/when this is ever going to happen, and if they'll be sold online? (Maybe they're only appearing in physical stores, but seems like they are really missing out on a marketing opportunity if that's the case!)
posted by rainbowbrite on Nov 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Where Can My Wife Bargain Hunt For Used Clothes Online, Other Than Ebay?

My wife's favorite hobby for after work is to go onto Ebay and bargain hunt for clothes. She has been doing this for years. She doesn't buy that much, she just enjoys searching. Last week, out of the blue she got an email from Ebay that her 12 year old account was being closed and there was nothing she can do. The reasoning was odd (something about a similar account blah blah) but that is besides the point. Anyway, I am looking alternatives websites she can go to and bargain hunt for clothes online. Etsy.com is the only similar thing I can think about.
posted by Spurious on Nov 10, 2013 - 23 answers

Tall women of Metafilter: where do you buy your athletic T-shirts?

I'm looking for T-shirts or tank tops to wear while exercising. I'm 5'10" but wear regular length pants; my above-average height is all in my torso. I haven't found any tall-sized workout clothes. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me get a navy blazer

I had my heart set on this blazer, but it turned out to look different when I saw it in person. Any recommendations for places to get a similar-style blazer in the same price range? I'm a man in London.
posted by ersatz on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Best shops near République in Paris?

Bonjour! I am heading to Paris tomorrow, and would like to spend a little of my time there shopping. I am not a fashonista but like to look really sharp for my job. Know of any secret gems? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Apr 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Give me your online clothes shopping gems!

I wanna do some online clothes shopping - please recommend your favorite quirky, trendy, CHEAP places to buy women's clothes online. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Mar 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Affordable Geeky/Funny T-shirts in Sydney

Where can I buy t-shirts like this in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Sep 12, 2012 - 4 answers

This isn't one of the "figure flaws" they list in magazines.

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 - 7 answers

Can quads and denim mix?

Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Aug 15, 2012 - 22 answers

A beginner's guide to quality clothing and shoes.

I'm a woman. I'm getting ready to fork out $150+ in a pair of shoes, what brands are actually worth it? What about clothes? [more inside]
posted by ADent on May 7, 2012 - 32 answers

Personal shoppers: good idea or just more trauma?

What is it like using a Macy's personal shopper? Is that my best option? [more inside]
posted by summer sock on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Women's clothing stores. Aaaaauuuugggh?

I need clothes. Clothing stores are making this really difficult for me nowadays. Where do you shop? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Apr 22, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me find a business suit that fits!

[business attire filter]: I can't find a business pants/jacket or skirt/jacket combo that fits me. Can you tell me where to look? [more inside]
posted by paindemie on Apr 6, 2012 - 11 answers

No more tears at H&M

Help me avoid a fitting room meltdown. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Mar 20, 2012 - 45 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

The Loungewear Shopping Challenge of the Lounge Era

Guys, I've finally found the robe of my dreams. Well, sort of. Please help me locate a reasonable fascimile of this gorgeous, long, short-sleeved, fitted, white quilted cotton-looking robe, as seen on Mad Men (season 2, episode 8, I believe). Screenshots of The Robe of My Dreams on Betty Draper here and here.
posted by booknerd on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Soft baby clothes

Help me find baby and toddler clothes. Looking for basics as well as a few "wow"/interesting items. The baby is still a baby but is quickly growing out of baby sizes so toddler stuff is welcome too. [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider on Dec 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Dressing à la française, on the cheap.

Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Jeans for the Tall and Curvaceous

Help me find good-looking jeans that fit tall, curvy me. Added challenge: under $100. [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Oct 6, 2011 - 27 answers

Where would you buy a waistcoat in Chicago

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 basic black. 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 - 6 answers

Dark red jeans in London!

I'm looking to buy dark red / maroon jeans in London, UK! [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Sep 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me buy clothes for my girlfriends birthday!

Help me buy clothes for my girlfriends birthday! (petite small) [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Sep 7, 2011 - 18 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

I just wanted the monogramming

I've never paid $20 for a plain t-shirt before. Is LL Bean worth it? [more inside]
posted by therewolf on Jul 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Buying swimsuits in a country where they're useless for 10 months.

Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Jul 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Oh, the Huge Vanity

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]
posted by patnasty on Mar 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Have you seen this hat?

My partner left her favorite hat on the subway last week, and despite her valiant attempt to search the same train on the next run, she couldn't find it again. Have you seen this (style of) hat -- or any advice for finding it? Is there such a thing as an image-search for products? [more inside]
posted by rdn on Feb 28, 2011 - 21 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 are MY playclothes?

I've been hanging out with first-graders lately, and I'm so jealous of their clothes! They wear things that are super-cute and stylish enough that they wouldn't look at all out of place on an adult, but also made to withstand tumbling around and playing. How does someone who is *just barely* too big for standard kids sizes find clothes like that? (I'm 5' 2" and 115 lbs.) [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I control my online shopping addiction?

I am addicted to buying clothes online. Every time there's a sale for anything (15% off, free shipping etc.), I feel compelled to take advantage of it and buy whatever I want. I rationalize my behavior, thinking "oh, I'm saving myself money in the long run by buying these clothes now, rather than later when there's no sale." Or I'll say, "If I don't buy it now, they'll run out of stock, and then I won't have this beautiful item." What can I do, say to myself, or change in my behavior, to prevent my online shopping sprees? If you see an item you like online that's just a convenient click away from being yours, what is the checklist you go through, mentally, before deciding to purchase/not purchase it? How do you keep your clothing budget under control?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 4, 2010 - 46 answers

Neckties for Women

I love the look of ladies neckties and I want to start wearing them to the office, but I am not sure how to go about sizing them to fit (5' 1") me. I think most men's ties look too wide, and I know there are also skinny ties, but I'm assuming they'd be too lengthy... [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Sep 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can I buy slim, European-style pants in stores or online?

I'm a guy looking for casual, slim pants that aren't jeans. Maybe something you would see in Europe. I need them in all sorts of colors. One of my female friends suggested that her pants might fit me, and upon trying them on they actually fit better than anything else I own. So, any suggestions as to where I can find pants that actually fit without looking in the ladies section? [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Aug 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Send them back to school. Can't think anymore.

Please help me come up with a reasonable comprehensive list for back-to-school wardrobe requirements for 16 year old boy, and 13 and 12 year old girls, living in New England and doing their laundry once a week. [more inside]
posted by maloon on Aug 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Wasteland of material goods

Our stores are full of billions of items. What percentage of these things actually get bought and used? What happens to it all in the end? [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Jun 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Where to shop for Men's clothes?

Where do people shop for cool MEN'S clothes? I'm not 21 and don't want to wear skinny jeans with plaid Vans. But I'm not 40 and do not want to dress in the JCPenney uniform of khakis and golf shirt. I've tried JCrew and Banana Republic -- ok, but a bit stuffy or fratty. H&M is just strange. I'm looking for clothes I can wear on a Fri or Sat night. Date w girlfriend. Out with friends at a cool bar. Any ideas on where to shop?
posted by antipode12 on Jun 2, 2010 - 43 answers

Help a man dress properly

I want to buy 10 pairs of black jeans so I don't have to do the laundry every week. Buying them in the local Levis store is terribly expensive (EUR 930/$1244). Looking for alternatives. [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Apr 24, 2010 - 18 answers

What Brands Are Similar To Martin + Osa?

I love the clothes of Martin & Osa, what other stores have similar clothes? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

I need some snazzy cardigans in Austin ASAP.

Shopping filter: Store in Austin, TX with an above-average selection of moderately priced sweaters? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Jan 21, 2010 - 5 answers

help me dress cute

Date outfits needed for incredibly picky girl! Dear Metafilter, I am determined to go on some dates in 2010. Only my wardrobe is holding me back. Please help me buy at least 2 outfits appropriate for dates. My parameters are thus: [more inside]
posted by yarly on Jan 9, 2010 - 22 answers

How much should I be spending on my clothes?

How much should I be paying for a shirt/blouse/shoes/pants? Help me recalibrate my expectations of shopping for clothes. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 28, 2009 - 24 answers

Dress me up like my old headless barbie.

I've happily gained some weight recently - now I'm at the size at which I'd like to stay for the forseeable future, would you help me rebuild my wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

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