Well, first of all, I'd like to introduce myself, Andreas, I'm a musician, I play trombone, new to the boards, trolled for about...5 minutes tonight. How are we all tonight...at...1 AM, in California? I'm new to this forum and all, not quite sure how to ask other people for fasion advice, as previous to that, I wore whatever looked good, or, so I thought. I'm rather uncoordinated with my style, I never wear jeans, always cargo pants or dress pants. Usually khaki (dark and light) or black or navy blue. Actually. Always those kinds of pants. Actually no..I have one pair of cargo pants that are a more olive color... Longsleeved shirts, always, as to cover my left forearm (uhm...a certain kind of scarring accompanied by collapsed veins, the type achieved after being repeatedly stabbed with a needle <.<), and usually a t-shirt underneath that. Shoes, always black, polished and shiny. And a jacket, I almost always wear, as if I'm afraid in some cosmic coincidence the clasps/buttons on my arm my come undone as I cheer for the world, revealing an ugliness unkown to the sober world. Anyway, I've found that I've become much too approachable. You see, I'm very much, not the people person. Perhaps its the inherent charisma you get from being tall (6'5) or that people like being verbally defended against on start of whiny absolutely trivial conversation. So, as I had decided to wraught great change in myself over the course of the summer, I decided to change my style as well. First I thought, to hell with it, just snap at people, and look like crap, do what you do. Then of course I realized that was silly, as I do have friends, and I seek to look good for people I'm comfortable with (illogical?) and like. Just not your average bastardite milling about spewing smalltalk. Damnit. So I thought...hmm...maybe if I tailored/had tailored an eclectic kind of old Victorian 1800esque garb, hoping a creepy finely dressed "said gothic" approach to things would, paired with my morbid pale complexion, ward off potential contact. Or akin to a noir detective... Then on reflection the whole idea of dressing akin to whoever the hell this guy is- seemed a little silly, and potentially expensive. (although I dig the coat...) So I'm looking for something formal and cold, that looks classy, goes well with tall, pale, dark brown (thick) neck length hair, green eyes and discontent for the masses. And my point of posting on this forum? Certainly not asking a gaggle of people-people to tell me how to dress. Just suggestions on creating a formal, kind of warding style of dress, dark colors...any suggestions? I'm thinking canes...probably speak "I'll stab you with it if you piss me off, but remain refined whilst doing so". Yes? And gloves? They'd seem to add a sense of not wanting contact. Hats? I've never really been a hat kind of guy, or at least not a baseball cap or trucker's garb. But I can see a more fashionable hat as looking good on me. Suggestions, comments, chats, what have you.