Russell Casse wrote:
Man, I think I'm in desperate need of a style overhaul. I need to change it up from the T-shirt and jeans look. I've been getting better fitting shirts and jeans but I feel like I need shake up my wardrobe a bit. I'm going to start doing a little educating on style. I kind of wish I lived or worked in NYC. I'd be surrounded by a lot more better dressed people. Out here, it's just super laid back. Especially the engineers. People come into work in flip flops, shorts, and T-shirts. I some times feel like even a polo shirt is too much. It's pretty ridiculous. Time to start dressing like a man.
I've actually been feeling similar. I'm in a weird spot too. I generally wear a T-Shirt and jeans to work every single day. I was looking at my T-Shirt drawer and it's filled with pop culture screen print tees. I think I'm over them. I told myself I'm not buying anymore of them. If people give them to me that's cool, I'll wear them, but I'm not doing it myself. But yesterday I had one of the few polo shirts I own on and I didn't like the look of it. I spotted myself in the reflection of my car and it made me feel old. There has to be some kind of magic middle ground where I still feel like me but look pretty good.
I've been doing the better fitting shirts and pants for a while now, but the shirts are tricky for me. I guess my torso is longer than the average male torso, so when I buy t-shirts that fit me, they're actually too short. I have a few that after I wash them they pretty much become night time shirts because they're too short to wear out. The same rules apply to button downs or long sleeves. The shirts never properly go to my wrists. It's always just above them. Again, usually they're fine before washing. I also dry on low heat too so I doubt I'm shrinking them much.
I was looking into some pretty rad Korean sweaters a few months ago but that shit was kind of pricey. That's the thing, if I do eventually figure out how I want to dress, it's going to cost me a bit. It sucks.
Going to check out Dante's link now.
edit: Oh yeah I used to wear button downs and different types of pants other than jeans a lot but I got over that too. I don't want to dress too nicely. It just isn't practical for my life anymore. I deal with too much kid shit and house stuff to where it doesn't make sense to dress overly nice unless I'm going out.