I'm looking for some assistance. Ive been scouring the forums anonymously to take down some tips as I've been out of the game for a bit. I've also caught up on GQ as it seems like a savvy magazine in mens fashion. I just got out of a long relationship that extended back into college about 5 years ago where I was just a kid and dating was rather simple like the clothing I wore. Now that I'm a little older, a young professional, making a decent living for myself, I'm looking to meet someone my age, someone more mature, but I can see I just don't look the part. I haven't updated since my school days.
So I want to start out small and Begin by improving my late night outfit, maybe for a casual evening out on the town. I've read that it's essential for every man to have a good blazer or sport coat look. One I currently don't possess. So I felt I should address this first.
I've narrowed down some jeans, chinos, shoes, boat shoes, oxfords, and some nice button downs and belts and watches. I'm just on the fence for the blazer or sport coat to chose and the color. I'm thinking to get me started, I need a navy and black one. I like this ludlow cut blazer from j.crew:
--but I'm not sure of its cut or quality. It's my navy of choice and as such I haven't found a decent black blazer yet.
I'm wondering if any of you have some familiarity with the jcrew ludlow blazers or know of any other brands, manufactures, designers that you'd recommend I check out or any combinations that you recommend that would improve my look around town.
I apologize for any noobie mistakes I've just made posting here. I hope it was the right spot and any advice would be deeply appreciated