Thanks for the advice on American Apparel. This might be surprising, but I've never heard of it up until your suggestion, I don't have any in my local mall. Now I wish I did. I have found one in my local city, I'll definately consider visiting it.
I'm not gothic. As other repliers have, you probably mistook my wardrobe to be gothic due to the black leather pants, the black choker, and the bracelets.
My intention isn't for it to be gothic, instad I'm going for more of a sophisticated rocker look. My current wardrobe consists of tight-fitting black, blue, and grey denim, band tees, and mostly striped Polo shirts/Long-sleeved tops, and Hoodies. I suppose you could call it a "hardcore" look, and it fits me well, as I'm interested in music defined as Hardcore / Metal / Metalcore / Grindcore / Etc. and I'm in a band that plays music of those types.
I tend to buy lots of clothes at one time about every 6 months, and recently I decided I wanted to change my image to a more "sophisticated" look, which in my opinion would mean no more band tees , and instead dark, blank t-shirts. I'm also switching from striped, lighter Polo shirts to darker solid ones.
Recently I saw some black leather pants. They were tight-fitting, simple, and looked similar to your regular dark black denim jeans except they had that leather shine. I thought I would add them on the list of possible clothes to buy, however I will admit they were "iffy" to me because I had never thought about buying them and they seemed like the most drastic choice of clothing on the list.
As for the black choker, maybe I should have said a tight, black necklace instead? I currently wear a tight black and white necklace and that has never been associated with being gothic, so I figured an all black one would be a reasonable thing to put on the list.
The bracelets go along the same lines as the black choker. I have, however, decided not to buy them and have deleted them from my list due to the negative feedback I've gotten from them in this thread and the unwanted gothic connotations they have given.
See my reply to Rome. Also, thanks for the suggestion on the Gap, I'll be sure to visit it in my local mall and check out their Fall/Winter lineup. Speaking of the mall, you said to go and look through every store, even if it doesn't suit my current style. If you mean to say that I might not be open-minded when it comes to clothing/style, you're mistaken. I believe I'm familiar with (meaning I've been in and tried on clothes) with every store in my local mall - Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Buckle, Fast Forward, Hot Topic, The Gap, Old Navy, Foleys, just to name some. Thanks anyway though for the suggestion.
See my reply to Rome. Also thanks for all the good suggestions.
See my reply to Rome. As I've said, I've taken the leather pants off the list due to the negative feedback and unwanted implications that could come from wearing them.
Edward Appleby -
See my reply to Rome. I also like your take on the "snowball" effect for buying new clothes, a good thing to consider.
See my reply to Rome.
Thanks for the reply and all the advice, you definately have the most positive and useful feedback (no offense to anyone else). I'll be sure to check out your thread about broadening your style/pallete. Also, for the record, I'm slim (5'9'', 140 lbs.), and I'm 16 years old (hopefully the forum will still take me seriously in fashion sense despite my age, haha).