So over the past seven years I have worked 3rd shift in a biotech manufacturing plant. I dragged my tired butt into work in jeans or even sweatpants, changed into scrubs, and went to work. There was no style, just survival. Well, after all that hard work, I finally got a 1st shift position. Same work, so a majority of my day is spent in scrubs, but I have a lot more meetings and brushes with People That Matter. I stopped wearing the orange Chuck Taylors I special ordered and threw on my old Irish Setter boat shoes. All I have in the way of pants is jeans and a couple pair of Carhartt work pants. I do have some collared polo shirts and have been tucking them into jeans the past couple weeks, but I need a more robust wardrobe. In addition, I have been taking much better care of myself. Last September I weighed nearly 230 lbs, and had to choose between buying size 38 pants or getting off my ass and losing some weight. I started running and eating better, and have a set of weights in the mail so I can get back to my weight lifting glory. I'm down to 195 and still dropping, with a target weight of 170. So, that being said, I don't want to spend a crazy amount of money on clothes I'll need to donate in six months. I searched around a bit here but didn't find a "Dummies Guide to Dressing". The People That Matter wear the basic business casual dress, but I don't even know where to start--other than realizing that Walmart and Target is probably not the place to start. I'm 35, but have the sensibilities of a 65 year old. I like the old "Rat Pack" style of dress, but I'm not sure if I can pull that off! I would appreciate any advice I can get!