In case you guys haven't seen enough pictures of faded APC's, these are my NS after exactly 7 months of wear. They've had two washes (they started to smell after rainy days) which I didn't to do, but it was time.
JV is cheap? I would honestly just say lurk around, read a hundred pages of WAYWT and figure out what you like. There's dozens of unique styles so you'll probably find one that you like and you can build off it from there. Give it some time and don't rush into any crazy purchases.
[[SPOILER]] Got my first "casual" blazer. Picked up one of the linen blazers from Uniqlo. It needs to be ironed in a bad way (just got it), but does the fit seem on? And please excuse me being a wanker and not wearing shoes. Thinking a pair of chelseas would maybe work best with this?
First, I don't think your really needed a thread for this.
Regarding fit, I'd say they're a little loose right now, especially for NS. They will stretch, so you need to think how you want the fit after stretching. But I think they could do with one size down.
I'd get them hemmed some.