Hello everyone. First post here. Can't believe all the information available. I do need some help that i couldn't find with the search function. As the title implies, I was just promoted to an investigator/detective with my police agency. I've been wearing a cop uniform for almost 10 years and now have to get a little dressier. I currently own one black suit which is worn maybe once a year. The dress code for my new position is somewhere between casual and dress casual. Some guys wear a suit occassionally but not much. Others seem to grab a wrinkles polo and baggy khakis and call it a day. I'm totally lost on what i need, how many of each item, colors, etc. When in the office I can wear just a shirt and tie but when in public we are required to wear a cover garmnet over our firearm. So, I'm looking at getting a few blazers/sportcoats. I probably want at least one suit for court appearances, etc. I was hoping I could get some advice on building a basic wardrobe around these requirements. what would be a good number of blazers/sportcoats, slacks, shirts, and ties to get and in what colors. On the subject of ties. Are there any places to get decent looking clip on ties? Maybe I'm just paranoid but I don't want a suspect grabbing a tie and choking me out. All the clip on ties I've ever seen are either for kids or look like crap. And what is the belt loop size on most dress pants? I'm going to need to carry a gun, cuffs, magazines, and other crap on my belt, which can get quite heavy. Can I use a 1 1/2 inch belt or would that be too wide or look funny? Sorry for asking all these questions but I'm a total noob when it comes to dress clothes. Thanks for all the help!!