I browsed several posts and didn't see anything relevant so please excuse me if this has been posted before. I recently switched jobs and will be working downtown. At my old job, people would show up on Fridays in tee-shirts and one senior technical person would wear velcro sandals (company in the top 10 globally). I was fine in jeans and golf polos for the last 6 years out of school.
Well at the new (smaller) company, they put much more emphasis on dress and although they say business casual, on my first day today around 90% of people were wearing button ups and slacks. I will be honest, I have no idea about fashion or what I am even looking for. I spent the last week looking at online tailors and options as well as reading articles on clothing and fit.
I do have 3 nice dress shirts that were tailor made when visiting a friend in Malaysia. I stopped wearing kakis some time ago but thought I had a pretty good fit from Dockers D1 (slim fit) 34x34. I bought some kirkland 32x32 pants to get me through this week as their 34x34 seemed a bit big for me.
I am 6'3" and around 180 lbs - most clothing is too wide for my height. I work in engineering (some nerdy and some fashion conscious) and my budget is flexible but I assume something like $500-1,000 for 5-10 shirts?
I don't know if I should get custom pants if I am getting nice shirts (feel like a 33" length would fit better)? I suspect I will go back for some dockers. I don't know about all the fashion choices and details (collar style, etc.) - I am starting to panic because anything custom made takes at least 2-3 weeks! How important is it that your clothes match your body type, how do I know what style is appropriate for me (I am would not trust my judgement)? Should I be looking for a local tailor for advice or try the online route (place like modern tailor)? I got overwhelmed by choices last time I was browsing and gave up.
I do know I like french cuff, no pleats, no cuffed pants. Likely wear dress shirt with collar unbuttoned 99% of the time.