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Change of careers/town Gov to Tech new wardrobe

stylishtry

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Hi - Looking for some advice and suggestions of what to wear. I just moved from a government town - dress/blue suit etc to Austin working in tech. I am trying to recalibrate my wardrobe to these standards:
  1. look good
  2. walk the line of nice but casual and not sloppy (see a lot of sloppy at work)
  3. what kind of shirts to wear (right now my wardrobe is collared shirts, polos, and t-shirts I wouldn't want to wear to work)
  4. it gets really hot here so light jeans other suggestions of pants
 

mensimageconsultant

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What Brooks Brothers deems "sport shirts" should be fine, except for the solid light blue ones, which likely look too much like traditional dress shirts (which can look problematic without a jacket). Polo shirts might be okay, depending on factors such as fit and physique. A shirt that has horizontal stripes and looks professional is a white elephant. Very fitted probably would be perceived as going-out shirting.

Washable chinos probably should be the main type of pants. Poplin and linen-blend versions are more summery than other versions. Black pants are judged negatively by some. No polyester, comfort waist, or other low-end details. A moderately dressy belt adds professionalism.

It's hard to give more specific recommendations without background information such as budget and fit and a look at items in the wardrobe.
 
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