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Stepping Up My Style... Where to start?
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A couple things I'd say:
(1) "Professional" is relative. I work in tech in San Francisco, if you wore a blazer to work everyday you'd definitely be "That Guy". Maybe you're comfortable with or even relish being "That Guy", but you should be aware of the choice you're making.
(2) Resources like Male Fashion Advice on Reddit are great for inspiration and education, but do tend to fall into a bit of group think. If you want to develop your own aesthetic, you're going to need to experiment. I found second-hand thrift shops great for doing this with minimal cost. I tried a bunch of looks, I ultimately found out I looked a combination of super casual (well-fitted graphic tees, jeans, casual kicks), rugged-ish (work boots, chambray/denim work shirts), and formal (dark colored suits with traditional styling) worked best for me. Preppy, not so much. I also found out I really don't give a damn about selvedge and raw denim, but I did care a lot about suit construction and shoe stitching. But it took me a lot of trial and error to get there.