I have a reputation in my business-casual office of looking a bit scruffy, someone who most think "mustn't care about his appearance" (I actually do try!).
My workwear consists of a cheap packet shirt, £20-30 basic trousers and clunky but comfortable "practical" black shoes for my flipper feet. I am a bit stretched on money, but I would still like to look half-decent for once!
The biggest problem I have is trousers and shirts. I have a narrow 29-30" waist but a big butt (about 36-37" at widest!) - trousers that fit the waist are skin-tight on the butt and thighs, impossible to sit or walk in and make me look vacuum packed! So I have to resort for 32" waist which are comfortable but gape at the waist, hang off the butt like a towel off a shelf and are far from flattering. I've split a few in the rear so have constant paranoia when bending down, kind of puts me off fitted trousers!
I was thinking of investing in some black chinos like these Dockers, my thoughts being the thicker fabric could mean I could go a bit slimmer without fear or unintentional flashing! It is quite a casual office (most men wear trousers and a shirt or polo, rarely with ties), too casual though? Is the general rule navy = brown accessories, black = black, or can you wear black and brown (I have no clue).
On the shirt front proportions are the killer. I have a very long (and skinny) torso compared to my short (29-30 inside leg) legs (I'm 5'11" total) so most shirts don't have much fabric below the belt and untuck themselves whenever I stretch or straighten up. Again with budget machine washable is pretty essential, I buy cheap shirts as I find my shirts fade and lose their shape so quickly, but I'd be willing to fork out more for something that washes well.
Cheers for any help.