For my first post on StyleForum, I will start with a quick intro/disclaimer and a thankyou note.
Disclaimer - I am somewhat of an illiterate to nice dressing. Despite of my high profile profession/industry, I never deeply cared about my dressing sense or keeping an impressive appearance. Now being in early 30's, I recently went through an epiphany of sort and making an effort on my appearance (in more than one ways). Hopefully the style guru's can teach me how to dress like a man.
I have been using Styleforum as a guide to matching ties/ shirts/ slacks all year and have learned a great deal but I understand refinement comes with time and practice.
To put it crudely, I am overweight. At 6' and 210+lbs, some may call me slightly big but I am not build with heavy muscle and broad shoulders. Taking care of that is another topic (and an important one) but for now problem at-hand. The basics where I need help...
Shirts - I have been recommended Charles Trywhitt trim fits by a French colleague but the "trim fit" best suits trim guys. I have a few Geoffery Beene shirts in the wardrobe (satin fabric ones), which do alright. None of my shirts are a fit that complement my upper half. Smaller sizes show-off my unflattering curves and bigger ones just make me look bigger with ill-fitted, loose garment. I have also noticed that none of the nice shirt makers have pockets.... have I been doing it all wrong??
Slacks - I have couple of woolen slacks and few Dockers D3 never iron. I understand these are the dressiest pants but they do the job without having to keep expensive dryclean bills.
Not sure, if its got to do with my body type or clothing but my shirts keep coming untucked all the time and it looks terrible. I have tucking them in everytime I have to get out of the chair and go for a meeting or walk over somewhere. I do wear pants high (under the bellybutton) and not at the hips.