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When can I go back to my beloved boot cut jeans?

Dear mefite fashionistas, please help someone who has been in the fashion wilderness for a while. For the last three years I've either been pregnant or having children. Now I'm starting to get my body back and will have to go shopping, what's the deal with jeans now? Just by looking around it seems that unfortunately skinny jeans are still in but are bootcut or anything else coming back? (Please say yes...) I remember a comment here a while back from someone who said that they were the new mum jeans, and whilst I am one, I don't necessarily want to look like that! Is this still the case? I'm also not wanting to look like a teenager either, for what it's worth. Aim for mid 30s. What should I be buying?
posted by Jubey on Mar 18, 2014 - 51 answers

Tell me about your skinny jeans that actually STAY skinny

I'm tired of buying skinny jeans only to find that they bag out around the knees and shins after wearing them for a couple of hours. Are there skinny jeans out there that actually keep their shape? [more inside]
posted by figaro on Oct 19, 2013 - 26 answers

Looking for new jeans!

Does anyone sell jeans that are similar to Levi's Low Skinny 531's? I got a pair in a clothes swap and adore them to death, but they don't seem to be made anymore. I know I can get them on eBay but I'd like to do that as a last resort. I'm not Levi's loyal so any brand will do (in fact, the less expensive, the better).
posted by Lucinda on Aug 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Where to get a dress shirt for a tall guy in Paris?

I'm a tall (6'2", or 188cm) and skinny (155 lbs, or 68 kg) guy who can't find dress shirts that fit in the States. This week I'm in Paris, where I assume I'll have better luck finding something with a much closer fit; where do I go? [more inside]
posted by VeritableSaintOfBrevity on May 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Skinny Jeans!

Mens fashion filter: Where can I find RED jeans, that are "super skinny"? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Nov 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Skinny people die

I have been overweight all my life, as has all of my family. I have noticed that as we age, get sick, and eventually die, between the sick and die part they get skinny! So each time I lose weight and look at myself I look like a cancer patient waiting to die and I gain it back. I've talked to a counselor who did a lot of hmmm and mmms which was too expensive to repeat. Any ideas how to fix my psyche and eventually fix my physique?
posted by msleann on Aug 24, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I feel happy about being a skinny male (125 pounds, 6 feet tall) when I have never felt comfortable in my own skin?

How can I feel happy about being a skinny male (125 pounds, 6 feet tall) when I have never felt comfortable in my own skin? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jul 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Need cute boots for my narrow feet and narrow calves

Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

why doesn't my child like to eat?

First child questions -- why doesn't my one year old like to eat? What to do about it? [more inside]
posted by LeanGreen on Dec 12, 2011 - 53 answers

Business clothes for a skinny but muscular guy in NYC that don't make me look like a hipster?

Business clothes for a skinny but muscular guy in NYC that don't make me look like a hipster? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Jun 14, 2011 - 19 answers

Eating is good, eating responsibly may be better.

I would like a good, no bs, book on vegan nutrition. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Tall and skinny: I've never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up?

I'm tall and skinny and have never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up? [more inside]
posted by TallRail on Sep 7, 2010 - 23 answers

The Big and Tall Store is always so literal about the 'and' - it's not the Big and/or Tall Store.

Can you suggest to me a source for tall, thin, flat-front, low-waisted, wrinkle-free dress slacks? [more inside]
posted by komara on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

longsleeve shirts for thinner taller guys

I'm a mid-twenties, relatively-tall, relatively-fit (6' 1", 180 lbs...but I run a lot) guy who has a shirt problem. During the colder months I really like wearing long-sleeve cotton shirts as a sort of base layer under other things. My problem? I can't find any brand that fits...either the arms are too short, or the shirt maker seems to presume that I'm going to have a beer belly to go along with my longer than average arms. I.e., what I'm looking for is something like the small size of this, but with longer arms. I realize I could get larger shirts tailored down or go the bespoken route, but both of those options seem kind of overkill for what should really be a pretty standard product. Are there any brands that serve guys in my size by default? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on Apr 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Wardrobe upgrade advice for a slight man

I'd like to upgrade my wardrobe but there's a twist: I'm so slight that my sweaters, t-shirts, and jeans billow off of me, and I end up having to buy nicer clothes from the boy's section. (I'm a "Husky Size 8" in the boy's department last time I checked) [more inside]
posted by jragon on Feb 28, 2010 - 18 answers

My culture told me to jump and I asked, how often should I jump to lose the most weight?

I would like to lose weight. Please help me find the most efficient way to do this. I apologize for the length of this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 26 answers

Jackets for Tall Guys Please

How do I find a warm jacket to fit me, a tall and skinny 21-year-old male? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on Feb 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Skinny drug abusers

What drugs make those skinny rocks stars dreadfully skinny ? Need help for a script. You see some people, that abuse drugs maybe, that are really skinny. I've always assumed that the drugs make them forget to eat, or maybe they can't afford food or the drug drives down appetite. What drugs do this? I kinda mean street drugs, but maybe other medications. I want to add some authentic detail into a play I'm involved with. Thanks
posted by Xhris on Nov 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Loves me this tie

Looking for a similar tie to this, if not a matching tie. [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Oct 17, 2008 - 4 answers

I need some clothes that fit.

Where in Chicago might skinny young fellows find properly-fitting casual pants and jeans? [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Aug 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Skinny jeans for a big butt?

My best beloved wants a pair of jeans she can wear her boots over top of. She can't seem to find a pair that fits right... [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Mar 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Skinny legs + shorts + trainers = argh!

Shorts + Trainers on a skinny, gym going guy. [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Feb 9, 2008 - 15 answers

eating disorder v 2.0

How can I be there for a friend with a reoccurring eating disorder? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Dec 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Small isn't so small!

Where to find a plain, skinny fit T-shirt for men in the UK? It's harder than you'd think! [more inside]
posted by Ted Maul on Dec 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Reasonably-priced jeans for VERY skinny guys?

What stores (in the U.S.) carry reasonably-priced jeans for VERY skinny guys? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Oct 16, 2007 - 32 answers

The skinny on shirts for the skinny, please.

Where might one find inexpensive, stylish button-down shirts if one happened to be a very skinny guy? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Sep 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Seeking data about the health effects of dieting for non-overweight people interested in moderate weight loss.

Is there data about moderate weight loss for the relatively thin? For example, we all know that yo-yo dieting is bad, etc., etc. But is there any data about whether it's bad for a not-overweight person to gain five pounds every winter and then lose it every spring? It seems like all the healthy eating and weight loss stuff I read is based on studies of fat people.
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Why are people in coutries other then the U.S. mostly skinny?

Why are people in countries other then the U.S. mostly skinny? It can't just be the Mcdonalds. Could it maybe have to do with weather? or how we grow vegetables? I am in the middle of building a hydroponics plant system which uses nutrients (chemicals) and was wondering if we grow lots of our produce that way and thus are maybe causing more problems for our health? [more inside]
posted by Craiggy83 on Dec 13, 2006 - 92 answers

Skinny-- not TOO skinny

How to deflect or assuage concerns about my weight? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 18, 2006 - 47 answers

"You kids better pray to the god of skinny punks this wind doesn't pick up, cuz if it does..."

What sports, exercises, and activites are best suited to tall skinny people? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jul 20, 2006 - 32 answers

Dress up a skinny dude!

Help a skinny guy get dressed! [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Mar 14, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I get in shape *without* losing weight?

I need an excercise plan that won't make me sexy! Weight loss not needed. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 6, 2005 - 15 answers

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