How can we best plan upgrading within our new apartment? [more inside]
I usually do the Banana Republic/J. Crew/Express Men's trifecta. No one who knows me would call me stylish. But one day I bought a pair of Diesel jeans, and suddenly new people in my life think I'm stylish. When questioned, they indicate the jeans. What other brands automatically do this, in that price range? 29-year-old male, Philly/NYC. I'm looking for shoes, shirts, and more pants.
Can you recommend some stylish men's shoes in brown and black for a graduate student with a variety of needs? [more inside]
What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
Hey guys. I'm 18, male, British, and have really no sense of style clothing-wise. What's the best way for me to very quickly builds some sort of fashion sense, so that (a) I can start wearing clothes that actually look good and (b) I feel less in the dark when people talk about such matters? Basically, what I need is some sort of crash course in style: the lessons I would have learnt if I hadn't spent my time programming.
My girlfriend has etiquette and class - I don't. Help! [more inside]
Yet another StyleFilter question: helping a non-white young adult learn to dress herself. [more inside]
"Sunday 7 February 2010." Is a comma required between "Sunday" and "7"?
Keep my hair from going from "awesome, slightly damp" to "pouffy mushroom." Difficulty factor: it's a (human hair) wig. (Hence the anonymity.) [more inside]
Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
What in the equivalent of Design Within Reach for buying a new watch? Bonus points for stores I can visit in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
Looking for good fashion/style blogs with classic/chic/retro (especially 50s and 60s Mod) bent to inspire my personal clothing style and tell me where to shop for those types of clothing. (For a female.) [more inside]
Where can I find women's moto-style boots? [more inside]
I'm a big guy, and as part of my effort to dress better for the new year, I have been reading up on style and purchasing better clothes. While many posts in the past have been terrificly helpful, I still have a few outlying questions that I'd appreciate your help with. [more inside]
What are the best practices for a smaller, versatile wardrobe? [more inside]
I'm typesetting a book with some music notation in it. There are several references to 3/4 and 4/4 time, which I had set in nifty opentype fractions; however, the editor and I are unsure of whether or not this refers to "four-four" or "four-fourths" time - and this is one of the few things that Chicago doesn't address. So, designers and readers: what do you think? 4/4, using lining numerals, or a 4/4 fraction?
A few years ago, I had a girlfriend who (gently) took me to task about my wardrobe and made a few suggestions as to how I could look better. I could see the difference after I'd tried a few new outfits, but I'm not very good at coming up with them myself, and I'm not very good at knowing what looks good and what has to change. It recently popped into my head that I could hire someone to help me out with this, but I know absolutely nothing about how to do so--although I hope MeFi harbors someone who does. Can you help me? [more inside]
What's the gender-neutral equivalent to "Sir" and "Ma'am"? [more inside]
How can a guy dress more sexy? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I really want to win Most Stylish Couple at The Sadie Hawkins Style Ride in one week. Any suggestions? (previously) [more inside]
Help me find images of handsome, manly men in white sweaters. I'm trying to convince my husband that a white sweater is as versatile as his dour browns, blacks and grays. If they are layered with shirts under or jackets over, all the better. Thank you!
I am looking for a math typesetting style guide. By this I don't mean the kind of stylesheet for journal submissions that says "Be sure to use the blah-blah-blah LaTeX package and the XYZ equation environment, and our army of editorial assistants will tie up the loose ends and knock off the rough edges." (Why not? Because my advisor is involved in starting a new journal, and suddenly my labmates and I are that army of editorial assistants.) [more inside]
I need visual examples of vintage influences (1920s-1950s) in current popular culture to prove retro design is still hip with the cool kids. [more inside]
In search of short passages of especially strong or weak nonfiction prose! [more inside]
I'm looking for a men's digital watch that is simple, slim and ergonomic. [more inside]
I'm embarrassed by the way my husband dresses. He says he wants to dress better, but that he "physically can't". [more inside]
Looking for some style advice for a 21 year old from the HiveMind! [more inside]
What kind of hat did Melanie Laurent wear in Inglorious Bastards? (link included inside) [more inside]
Shameless music that'll grab our son and your daughter in the arms of a jungle, animal instinct - massteria!
What's this kind of talking/singing music called, and what else is like it? [more inside]
I've decided to make some big changes in how I live. Things like exercising more, eating better, dressing nicer and so on. Things are going pretty great now, but I am looking for some useful reading (magazines, books, websites, blogs) to help me stay motivated and generate ideas. Further info... [more inside]
Hong Kong style shrimp noodles and what to do with them? Give me your recipes please. [more inside]
What do you wear under a 3/4-length sleeve jacket? [more inside]
Calling all editors, proofreaders, and style mavens! I need help with (not) italicizing court cases in a non-legal document. [more inside]
I am curious about different varieties of hip-hop style (basically, the kinds of things I see cool [mostly] black teenagers and young adults wearing). I'm interested in looking at pictures of it (are there street fashion blogs for this kind of thing?) and also in finding out more about the history, origins, and cultural associations of this kind of dress (anything from academic articles to fashion magazines). [more inside]
Can you give me more examples of a design feature that different car manufacturers have kept for several decades...? [more inside]
There seems to be a trend among older women, at least in Baltimore (mainly African-American ladies, but I have seen Hispanic and Caucasian women do this as well), of matting down hair with some sort of oil. The goal seems to be to get as much hair as possible as close to the scalp as possible. The bangs are then stuck to the forehead, and it looks like this is purely oil based. As I haven't yet had the kahones to ask one of these lovely ladies what's up with the hair, I was hoping someone knew: A. What sort of product is being applied to get this "just out of the oil bath" look? B. Is this an every morning thing, or do you apply just once a week? Once a month?
I'm a man, and all my life I've had exactly one hairstyle. Now I'm looking to refine my look a little bit. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
I'm 27 and feel like I dress like a teenager. How can I update my look whilst retaining quirkiness and personality? [more inside]
What do I wear with such a bright blue dress? Need ideas on shoes, jewelry, hosiery, outerwear. [more inside]
Looking for an image of a kind of men's sweater I'd like to have made. It's a pullover, with straight rows, round neck, but with a 2-3 row ring where the shoulders meet the torso. I've only seen these in solid colors. The one I once had was heavy, water proof, warm and wonderful. I saw an image recently on the Net but failed to bookmark it correctly and cannot now find it. What I'm looking for is probably European, maybe British.
What kinds of style and cut in formal and semi-formal menswear will flatter someone my shape? [more inside]
I'd like to learn to dress well and look sharp... but I've got no natural talent for it. Can anybody help me figure out how/where to start? (more inside) [more inside]
Looking for Restaurant Style Curried Chicken - Indian Recipe? [more inside]
What command and conquer style computer game should i play? [more inside]
Teach me to braid my hair like this. [more inside]
Inspired by the Tweetbook I've decided to use Lulu to make a print version of my high school-era livejournal. How do I easily turn the XML file with all of of my entries, comments, and associated metadata into something I can print? [more inside]
I'm putting together a writing guide for my undergraduate philosophy course. What information should I put in the guide? [more inside]
How would I find a place in DC that could make some custom-made dress shirts for me? Or should I tailor my normal store-bought "fitted" shirts? Will this remedy my issues? [more inside]
How do I improve my writing style? [more inside]