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Help a young male create his capsule wardrobe!

What are the basic essentials for a young man's wardrobe? What's the best approach to building a versatile, comfortable, and stream-lined wardrobe from scratch? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jul 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Where to find casual men's clothes for the office?

My company just moved from business casual to casual. Most of my clothes are business casual and I'd like to upgrade my wardrobe (on a reasonable budget) to dress sharp in a casual (jeans ok, shorts not) environment. I'm 30 in middle management so looking for something contemporary, but not cutting edge that would look sharp in a big, conservative Midwest company. Can you point me to online resources to help find outfits that look good and are reasonably priced? Thanks in advance!
posted by gocubbies on Jun 17, 2014 - 9 answers

What's the best place to get Civil War uniforms?

I've wanted a Union Civil War uniform for a long time. There are a lot of places online to get them. Can anybody recommend one over another? Some particulars inside. [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 3, 2014 - 4 answers

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

Tailor needed to copy shirts, coat in Minneapolis-St Paul area

Looking for a professional or skilled amateur the metro area to make some clothes for me by cutting up and copying existing clothes! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Can you help me replace a favorite yellow cardigan?

I dearly loved my mustard-yellow Lands' End merino wool cardigan. In fact, I loved it to the point that it has started to fall apart. I am struggling to find a replacement. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by pants on Jan 11, 2014 - 7 answers

where to shop for women's business casual in the UK?

UK mefites, help a new transplant out! I need to put together a business casual wardrobe essentially from scratch. I hate shopping so I would like to do this as efficiently as possible. Which shops should I be trying? [more inside]
posted by homuncula on Dec 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Short girl, short waist, hips. Teach me to dress like an adult.

I have a hard-to-fit body. What clothes flatter a short girl who is not actually petite? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Dec 3, 2013 - 12 answers

What are good fashion choices for an overweight male?

I am a 29-year old, 230 lb male, living just outside of Toronto. I would really like to update my wardrobe but feel completely lost. I have tried looking up various stores and so on to see if any of their product catches my imagination, but it mostly seems tailored toward people who are in excellent shape, and I am tired of putting off looking good until I lose weight. [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Dec 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Update my wardrobe!

I will soon have around $500 to spend on clothes. Help me be a grown-ass adult woman. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 4, 2013 - 25 answers

Dressing for work and bike commuting while still being me?

This morning I realized my current work wardrobe is not hacking it for work or for commuting. I need some new stuff but don't want to buy the same old stuff, but I also don't want to feel like I'm wearing somebody else's costume. Help! How can I feel like myself and look decent at work? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 6, 2013 - 22 answers

Is this an actual dress that's available to buy (or is it custom-made)?

I am looking for the dress worn by the character "Ruth" in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited. Is this dress (same style and fabric) available for purchase? [link to photo of dress inside] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Cover me!

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 - 7 answers

How to I dress beyond the one-leg-in-the-pants-at-a-time?

OK, so I need to dress better -- up my act, look a bit classier or cuter or generally not like a boy in college. Part eleventy billion. [more inside]
posted by mibo on Jul 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Waiting, waiting to feel attractive...

I'm a female in my very early twenties. I feel like I've been waiting for my entire life to "become" attractive, and this kind of thinking is becoming a drag. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 26, 2013 - 48 answers

Summer Wardrobe Shopping - Male Edition

So the days are getting longer and warmer, and I find myself in the need of some decent clothing, varying from casual to business casual. I'm on the heavier side and thus prefer darker, more muted tones, but am open to other options. I'm also not a fan of logos but will pay a premium for good quality and easy to care for clothing. An important consideration is that I REALLY prefer long-sleeve shirts and longer pants (i.e. I don't need more shorts), as I feel they make me feel more put together. They still need to be "breathable" though! [more inside]
posted by Yowser on May 2, 2013 - 6 answers

High-quality women's clothing online?

Help me find some new places to buy clothes...from the couch, in my pajamas. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Apr 17, 2013 - 23 answers

I've got rid of all my clothes and I'm too busty to go naked

Following a house move, a friend and I decluttered 70-90% of my wardrobe. I now feel like I have no idea what sort of thing I need to be buying in the future, particularly as I have a hard to fit figure. Help! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 5, 2013 - 26 answers

Now I want a wardrobe theme too!

I loved par court's "1950s French Lady Intellectual" suggestion in this thread. But even though I can see how the possibilities are in fact endless...they aren't exactly popping endlessly into my head. Can you help me come up with some other wardrobe "themes" that I can play around with? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Mar 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Safe storage of clothing in under-stair cupboard with fuse box

I learned today that it's dangerous to store combustibles such as clothing near the fuse box or electrical intake. I keep my off-season wardrobe under the stairs, and the electrical intake/fuse box is also under the stairs. How far away do I need to keep this stuff? What is a safe distance? Is it feasible to use compact-o-stuff vacuum bags to reduce the crowding in the understair cupboard? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Feb 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me find a classic men's winter coat

I'm a man in my late-30s and want a winter coat that's less Urban Outfitters, more classic and grown-up. Help? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jan 21, 2013 - 21 answers

How do I get ready for these grad school interviews and what do I wear?

I've been invited to interview with a few grad schools for biochemistry and biophysics doctoral programs. Hooray! What should I expect? How do I prepare? And what the heck do I wear? Complications: extremely poor and wardrobe consists of t-shirts and blue jeans with one proper "job interview" outfit. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 2, 2013 - 22 answers

Wardrobe Therapy

Are there any books out there in the vein of The Artist's Way and Apartment Therapy, but for clothes? [more inside]
posted by sheprime on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Iconic clothing or accessories for twentieth century...

I've got to come up with 10 or more simple things (accessories, clothing, etc.) that are indicative of each decade from 1910 thru 2010. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 7, 2012 - 25 answers

Where can I (a woman) shop for simple but fashiony/interesting/structured basics?

Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Oct 7, 2012 - 8 answers

What are the most versatile tops/shirts to add to my wardrobe?

What are the most versatile tops/shirts to add to my wardrobe? Please help me dress like an adult. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Wait until losing last 15 lbs before upgrading wardrobe?

Wait until losing last 15 lbs before upgrading wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Aug 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Basic, boring, but durable t-shirts

Help me find durable, affordable basic t's and tops for ladies. (Size XXL) Preferably online. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Aug 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Everything begins and ends at the exactly right time and place

I recently watched "Picnic at Hanging Rock," which was made in 1975. I loved that although the movie was set in 1900, the makeup and hair was so 1970s - long straight middle-parted hair, cats-eye black eyeliner, frosty eyeshadow, an updo that could only have ever been constructed under one of those bubble hairdryers. What are some other "period" movies where the hair and makeup betray the era it was made in? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Aug 13, 2012 - 71 answers

Give me a real good belt!

Dear fashionable women of MeFi, what are 4-5 staple belts that I should have in my wardrobe? I've been upgrading my wardrobe and I need some belts but what are the must-have belts that should be part of any fashionable (or semi-fashionable) wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 31, 2012 - 21 answers

Does the hat make the man?

I started dating a guy who is great but his fashion sense is ruining my buzz. Ill fitting clothes, sort of a "Scarface" aesthetic, age-inappropriate hats--you name it. And I haven't even gotten to shoes that I can only describe as . . . puzzling and vaguely medieval. What should I do with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 48 answers

Help me dress like a grown-up, without blowing a grown-up's salary.

I have way, way, WAY too many clothes. I want to clear out my closet and replace most of this junk with a few tasteful, expensive staples that I rely on more often. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of money right now and will soon have even less upon entering grad school, so what should I be spending my money on? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Jun 14, 2012 - 28 answers

"Daily look" & closet organizer app for Android?

A silly question: what "closet organizer/style manager" app for Android will allow me to easily take and store pictures of my actual outfit (ie. me wearing clothes), along with storing pictures of individual pieces from my wardrobe and their arrangements (ie. a "blueprint" for my outfit)? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jun 4, 2012 - 2 answers

What color purse should I carry if I will only carry one?

Help me figure out what color purse I should buy to maximize it's versatility with different colors in my wardrobe. [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Apr 27, 2012 - 28 answers

It looks like two X's knit onto a pink polo?

In Season Six of Scrubs, both Turk and Elliot wear a pink polo with two blue X's on the front. My wife needs to know why. Can anyone shed any light on this? Link to screencaps inside. [more inside]
posted by snapped on Apr 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Female programmers: what do you wear to work?

Female programmers: what do you wear to work? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Apr 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Summer Clothes for a Female Engineer (Customer-Facing)

I'm a female engineer I've figured out what to wear in the cool weather, but with the weather warming up, I can't quite figure out how to adjust my wardrobe to the temperature. [more inside]
posted by chiefthe on Apr 2, 2012 - 22 answers

Atlanta Personal Shopper???

Looking for a personal shopper in Atlanta - 40 yrs old, straight, recently separated... need to start paying more attention to my wardrobe!
posted by dyerfr on Mar 14, 2012 - 6 answers

What Not To Wear: The Interview Edition. Help!

Okay. Mr. Anonnymoose is interviewing for an IT position at a large company that is well-known for its offbeat aesthetic. We are very excited! But we have no clue what he should wear. [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Feb 8, 2012 - 30 answers

Where can I find a shirt like Masuka's?

Where can I find a shirt like Masuka's (pic 1, pic 2)? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Jan 5, 2012 - 4 answers

What makes a good consignment store?

How do you select a good consignment store? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I repair or disguise tiny holes in wool gabardine?

How can I repair or disguise small holes and tears in wool gabardine (skirts)? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

It's all in the wardrobe!

I am looking for an armoire/wardrobe/closet to hang my clothes. Any inexpensive ($250 or less) and non-cumbersome recommendations? Also, will it damage my clothes if it's in the bathroom, where I'll be showering daily? [more inside]
posted by ista on Jul 8, 2011 - 4 answers

To build a go box

How do I go about getting a custom steamer wardrobe trunk for a nomadic life? [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jun 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I find sweet but affordable dress shirts for a smaller sized guy?

I don't have my measurements on hand at the moment, but I'm 5'9" and 145 pounds. I'm looking for the more casual and trendy dress shirt versus trad. Most are cut too big and blousy, or just not my size, or not my taste (plaid/paisley = ick). I went to my local mens' store and found Stone Rose shirts and was impressed by the detail and quality, but alas, no smalls. I could order online, but $100 to $150 per shirt is out of my league for now, plus the extra costs as these are supposed to be dry cleaned only. Trolling the racks of TJ Maxx and Goodwill isn't bringing much luck, much less Sears, Macy's and JC Penney in my immediate area. Where can I find some alternatives? Please no Ed Hardy.
posted by Giggilituffin on May 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Theater. China. Sheesh.

Hey Theater People!!! How do I run backstage wardrobe for a show in China??? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Mark Twain

I need a major rehabilitation of my wardrobe. I kinda know where to start, but I need any fashion help possible. Caveats: I'm a guy, I'm overweight, I have a limited budget for now, and I'm style-impaired. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Apr 16, 2011 - 19 answers

wearable waterproof materials

I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
posted by the mad poster! on Feb 26, 2011 - 12 answers

I want to be more stylish. Help? Looking for both general style tips and specific clothing recommendation.

I want to be more stylish. Help? Looking for both general style tips and specific clothing recommendation. [more inside]
posted by wooh on Feb 24, 2011 - 40 answers

Stylish investments

Help me build a better, more cost-effective wardrobe! What's the one clothing/bag/accessory item that give the most bang for your buck? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Feb 10, 2011 - 36 answers

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