That guy looks like another GQ clone. He has no "style". If you look through all his outfits, he does the same thing over and over, keeping it safe. When he tries to branch out and try different colours, his outfits look bad.
It's literally the same outfit 30 times over, with the same jeans, sport coat, and shoes, but with a different shirt and/or sweater. No one here really goes for that look, because it's too "easy", and it lacks personality, because it emulates little to no thought and fashion sense.
I feel like a lot of people come here because they want to take things to the next level. GQ is seen as the pinnacle of style advice and dressing well, but once you look past the fact that the magazine just pushes whatever look the companies and sponsors who are paying the bills want, you realize that there's a whole other world out there.
But if you want to look like some J.Crew dad on your days off, then I don't know if you're going to find that sort of direction here.
This is what I am struggling to comprehend in this thread. What is wrong with safe? Why is that so boring to you guys? If the guy is comfortable in that particular style/aesthetic, of which I do not consider myself to be achieving yet but admire, then of course his wardrobe is going to be filled with similar items. Colours will change of course, but he will have a wardrobe full of denim, chino's, shirts and blazers of similar cut and shape. Why is there anything wrong with that? Why does he need to be pushing the boundaries?
I have zero idea what brands he's wearing in any of those fits, and while not every single one appeals to me, generally I think his outfits look smart, tidy and the overall tones work great. There are plenty of guys in this thread who dress very similar to that and get praise, so I cannot believe that it's so dramatically wrong. I certainly don't think it lacks personality - it's just a hell of a lot more common than some of the more unique looks which are seen in this thread.
I guess i'm a J.Crew dad then - without children.
Just come to terms with the fact that it may take you a little while to get things right. The advice you get on the internet is unlikely to help with that, so you're better off just wearing your clothes and figuring it out yourself.
Don't worry about posting a fit until you're confident that they actually look different from all the other ones you've posted. I'm sure you're at least subconsciously aware that things are not quite there. You're not far off and you don't look terrible, so don't worry about it. You'll get there.
Thanks Hendrix. Appreciate your comments/feedback.