love the snark, but this is really very simple:
navy or charcoal suits: solids first, then stripes...leave out the POW and glenplaid
white or blue shirts: solids first, stripes later. contrast collars...fuck no, you're not gordon gekko
ties: muted, navys, burgundy, dark green, grey, etc
shoes: dark brown and black if you must. possibly walnut on a saturday when you're dragging your ass to work:
Nightlife: Pajamas...you think you're going out? lol
navy (sue me SF) and grey trousers. 4 season worsted for summer, regular worsted for spring/fall, flannel for winter. dark charcoal, mid grey, etc are required. Black wouldn't hurt i guess but I'd never wear black odd trousers.
Chinos of various colors
variety of shirts...checks, stripes, gingham, etc. Don't get stupid and get asininely bright colors. No french cuffs unless you routinely wear SCs/Blazers
SC/Blazer...Navy, some browns, I don't mind gray (sue me SF), etc. You can get into some herringbone, houndstooth, POW, glen plaid, etc.
shoes...loafers, brown bluchers, various brown oxfords. black if you must. Can possibly throw in some double monks.
Nightlife: your retainer...for when you're sleeping for 3 hours before you have to wake up again.
Uh, jeans and shit???????
nightlife: uh, jeans and shit????????