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Hello Syyleforum.net.... I'm new and clueless, help me pl0x!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Newb to style, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Newb to style

    Newb to style Member

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    Hello everyone, if you are reading this then thank you! :)

    Ok I'm going to start from the begging an confess all my fashion sins to you. Here goes:

    I'm 21 years old, but look about 17 (baby face). I'm 5 foot 9, with a slim build, light short hair and I am typing this from my bed at 11.49am :s

    I have never been a good dresser outside of work (I work in sales, suit and tie everyday, easy!!!) I do all my clothes shopping online, I haven't bought any cloths from a shop in...maybe 3 years! :s sorry! I prefer trakies over jeans... because there much more comfortable... but I want to change the error of my ways!!! Some tough love here would be grate ;)

    My eureka moment was yesterday... my sister (18 years of age) told me I dress like a 10 year old, I just laughed it off. But about one hour later, we saw a 12 year old (approx) with the same Nike t-shirt!!!! Which by the way is one of my most loved t-shirts as well. I think this made me realise that it was time to change because she was right :(.

    I have been look around for tips and stuff on the internet... but I have no idea what I'm looking for really. Nor do I know what half of the stuff I am reading means. So I have placed my trust in you!!! NO PRESSURE!!!!

    I want casual clothes the type of thing I can wear when going out to buy some food or going to watch a film, meet friends..... just every say stuff really.

    Here is a short list of what I am not going for:
    I don't want to look like a goth
    I don't want to look like I have "experimented" with other guys (Not trolling here, just saying!)
    I don't want to look like I am just about to walk into a apple store.
    And I don't want to look like a collage student or something like that!

    I think the only thing I have (style related) that I have which isn't that bad is my car..... see my profile picture..... what should a guy who is driving this car be wearing?

    Good luck for you good luck for me.

    Thanks for reading all of this, hope you van help :)
     


  2. wesny

    wesny Active Member

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    I think some slim chinos, dark denim, and slim oxfords would be a good start. It really depends on what your style is. The internet can give you advice but you have to tell us what you want. Remember, it's your style and the key is being comfortable while wearing it. A little more info on what you like would be very helpful.
     


  3. Newb to style

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    Thanks for the reply :)

    Umm chinos are not really my thing sorry, dark denim jeans sound ok I can do that :) Not sure what a slim oxford is.... but I live in Oxfordshire so I'm sure I can find them.

    I have been told that I should wear polo shirts.... but I just don't like them really. I'm most comfortable in a t-shirt and hoodie. Is there a brand or style of t-shirt and hoodie which can still look good with are pair of denim jeans?

    Thanks for you help :)
     


  4. jasonleb1

    jasonleb1 Senior member

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    Most t-shirt and hoodies look fine with denim jeans. It's a difficult combination to mess up, but at the same time it isn't exactly a "mature" look and, in most cases, you will still look like a college student. Oxford are a type of button-down shirt, you don't have to live in Oxfordshire to get them lol. They're pretty common.

    You haven't really mentioned what your budget is.

    And I would say to give chinos another shot. If you take a look at some slim fit, casual chinos I'm pretty sure you can find something you like. Chinos don't have to be formal. If you still don't like them, look for a well-fitted pair of khaki pants. I'd recommend some brands but I don't know the price range you're looking in.

    And you don't have to wear polos. There are much better ways to look nicer (Oxford, etc).

    Also, you might want to check out this article. It gives a list of 25 "essentials" in a new wardrobe (for men). You obviously don't need to get one of everything on the list but it should give you a good idea of what you should be looking for.
     
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  5. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

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    [​IMG]Troll post.

    In the highly unlikely circumstances that this is not, then you need to check out the streetwear and denim forum.
     


  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    :spam: without a shade of doubt.
     


  7. Newb to style

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    Thanks for your post Jasonleb 1! Wow thanks for the advice, some good stuff there :) I'll get myself an Oxford shirt, but for English weather I think I'll need something a little warmer. Just to add "OHHH THAT SHIRT!!! Yea I see them everywhere.... blonde moment".

    I know what your saying about a t-shirt and hoodie not looking very mature, I agree too, is there anyway I can mature this look? Someone recommended dropping the logo's but are more advice would be great. Thanks :)

    No budget really, I'm not Bill Gates rich or anything like that, but I need to get some cloths and I'm not afraid to pay for it! lol.

    Thanks for the list of 25 things too, you have been very helpful thank you :)

    Balfour: I am not trolling, maybe my newbieness appears that way, but I'm not trying to troll here. I also posted in Streetwear and denim thanks.
     


  8. Newb to style

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    Jasonleb 1 thanks for your post, really helpful stuff there. Sorry I have seen that Oxford shirt before, just didn't know its name, blonde moment! :)

    I agree that a T-shirt and hoodie looks immature, is there any way I can improve this look? I have been told to drop the logo's but is there anything else I can do?

    No budget really, I need some new cloths and I'm not afraid to pay for them... within reason.

    Thanks for the list of the 25 things too. You have been very helpful thanks so much :)

    Balfour I'm not trying to troll here, maybe my newbieness appears that way, but it is not the case. I already posted in Steetwear thanks.
     


  9. Balfour

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    MC is not about streetwear and denim. The streetwear and denim forum is. Clue is in the name.
     


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    I shall focus my efforts on my other post then....
     


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