Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig
i see you have received a number of typically helpful responses.
since you're 18, you're not going to need much more than 3-4 at most. get one with a traditional houndstooth or plaid -- it's more casual than the blue blazer, and a bit more interesting. a couple in cotton (even more casual) will perhaps be even more helpful given what you want to use them for.
things will get more complicated when you enter...