Originally Posted by Uncontrol
You can't be told how; you can learn how. Similar to how wine connoisseurs cannot simply be "told" how to taste wine, you can't be told how to be stylish; you can only learn it, if only because it's so entirely subjective. There is no one way to do this. It's something you have to develop organically. Anyone who's not telling you what to buy is doing you a favour.
Coming into a discussion forum and demanding that its users -- who mostly have spent years developing their own tastes and collections -- tell you how to "dress like a grown-up" is just about the least adult thing you could do.
This just makes you look like a petty asshole, by the way. This is a forum, not fucking Yahoo Answers.
Gee, I'm sure sorry I didn't get on my knees and take it from the guys who are calling me out over and over again for posting a thread. As for the in-shape comment, I wasn't being petty...I am speaking the truth. I am in very good physical condition and I don't need to "hit the gym" anymore than I already do.
As for your advice, thanks. It's genuine advice and I appreciate. I'll be the first one to admit I am completely naive and unexperienced when it comes to this sort of thing, which is why I made my original post with humility and thankfulness(not "demanding", as you interpreted it). Was it uninspired and foolish for me to ask for help? Maybe. Actually, probably. My bad. But, regardless of whether or not my original post was a good move or not, I've gotten some pretty good advice so far and I'm appreciative of it.