One thing I'm really struggling with in my writing is describing people's clothes. Most things like the names of different types of clothing, fabric and such usually comes up in every day conversation with friends, and since I am a Norwegian, that means I haven't gotten to learn most of these yet. Sure, it comes up a lot in books, but I've never been able to retain that sort of information just from reading a book since I can't see the clothing. So basically, my descriptions often end up being overly long and hard to read since instead of just using the word for the type of clothes a character is wearing, or the name of the cloth the clothes are made of, I have to fully describe how it looks, and it just feels like something that most readers will get annoyed by. (I know I do...) I know some people like it when character descriptions are super vague when it comes to looks, and I agree for the most part, but there are scenes and situations - as well as spesific characters - where the reader having a good idea of how the character is supposed to look like is, in my opinion, crucial. So do any of you guys know of a resource I can use to become more familiar with this stuff?