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post #16 of 21
First off, kudos to you for upping your style. Don't worry about appearing too dressy to your 21-year old peers; dress for yourself and for success and you'll be fine.

Onto specifics. As others have said, you have way too much black going on in that outfit. Black is good for overcoats and that's about it.

Your tie is way too wide for a 21 y/o. If you don't have money yet, go to JCrew and pick up some ties there. They have a decent selection and you won't appear too frumpy or Today's Man.

Your jacket is huge. Guys that don't care about clothes, as you said was you a little while back, generally get clothes about two sizes too large. Banish the word comfort from your style lexicon going forward and that should help.

I like the tie clip. It's a nice touch.

The fact that you only took the top half of your image belies a problem: you should focus on upgrading your shoes first. Other items can come later, but the shoes are the basis of your wardrobe. Buy the best you can afford and break the bank a little for them. You'll make more money after wearing nice shoes anyway.

Cheers
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

First off, kudos to you for upping your style. Don't worry about appearing too dressy to your 21-year old peers; dress for yourself and for success and you'll be fine.
Onto specifics. As others have said, you have way too much black going on in that outfit. Black is good for overcoats and that's about it.
Your tie is way too wide for a 21 y/o. If you don't have money yet, go to JCrew and pick up some ties there. They have a decent selection and you won't appear too frumpy or Today's Man.
Your jacket is huge. Guys that don't care about clothes, as you said was you a little while back, generally get clothes about two sizes too large. Banish the word comfort from your style lexicon going forward and that should help.
I like the tie clip. It's a nice touch.
The fact that you only took the top half of your image belies a problem: you should focus on upgrading your shoes first. Other items can come later, but the shoes are the basis of your wardrobe. Buy the best you can afford and break the bank a little for them. You'll make more money after wearing nice shoes anyway.
Cheers
Thanks for this comment. Im new to this so The breakdown was really helpful. Ill take your advice on the shoes and a narrower tie. Ill also be on the lookout for a better fitting coat.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

First off, kudos to you for upping your style. Don't worry about appearing too dressy to your 21-year old peers; dress for yourself and for success and you'll be fine.
Onto specifics. As others have said, you have way too much black going on in that outfit. Black is good for overcoats and that's about it.
Your tie is way too wide for a 21 y/o. If you don't have money yet, go to JCrew and pick up some ties there. They have a decent selection and you won't appear too frumpy or Today's Man.
Your jacket is huge. Guys that don't care about clothes, as you said was you a little while back, generally get clothes about two sizes too large. Banish the word comfort from your style lexicon going forward and that should help.
I like the tie clip. It's a nice touch.
The fact that you only took the top half of your image belies a problem: you should focus on upgrading your shoes first. Other items can come later, but the shoes are the basis of your wardrobe. Buy the best you can afford and break the bank a little for them. You'll make more money after wearing nice shoes anyway.
Cheers

wut

I didn't know tie width was correlated with age
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

wut
I didn't know tie width was correlated with age

me either. i always thought it had to do with penis length. you know - wide ties as overcompensation for shortcomings down below. lol8[1].gif
post #20 of 21

Hey Will, keep one thing in mind.  You are 21.  However, you want to dress like a classy 21 year old.  In other words, enjoy your youth.  Don't try to dress like you are in your 30's just yet.  You may alienate yourself from your peers.  Remember, there are probably more badly dressed 21 year olds than stylishly dressed 21 year olds.  Ease into it, and maybe you can start a well dressed 21 year old movement.

 

Like others stated, even the best of clothes will look bad if they don't fit.  Slim fit is in right now, so avoid the baggy, oversized stuff.  You can find plenty of great clothes for a 21 year old at places like J Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, etc and it won't break the bank. 

 

I would however go all out on a killer pair of shoes.  The right shoes will make any outfit better.  Good luck buddy - DMB

post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by D M B View Post

Hey Will, keep one thing in mind.  You are 21.  However, you want to dress like a classy 21 year old.  In other words, enjoy your youth.  Don't try to dress like you are in your 30's just yet.  You may alienate yourself from your peers.  Remember, there are probably more badly dressed 21 year olds than stylishly dressed 21 year olds.  Ease into it, and maybe you can start a well dressed 21 year old movement.

Like others stated, even the best of clothes will look bad if they don't fit.  Slim fit is in right now, so avoid the baggy, oversized stuff.  You can find plenty of great clothes for a 21 year old at places like J Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, etc and it won't break the bank. 

I would however go all out on a killer pair of shoes.  The right shoes will make any outfit better.  Good luck buddy - DMB
Thanks for the advice. I understand completely. I'm trying to find that balance between being decently dressed while dressing age appropriate.I have heard a lot about jcrew so ill make sure to check them out. Thanks again.
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