Thanks for all your votes
. I think I'm going to keep the paisley shirt, black pants, mock turtleneck, belt, and tie. The designer jeans, striped shirt, and patterned shirt are going to go back. I was almost going to keep the striped shirt; I showed a picture to my sister and she thought it looked good, and I thought I kind of liked it, too. But when I put it on again, it was just too much: a photo softens the contrast and loudness of the stripes. And I'm still a little torn on the patterned shirt; it's interesting, but a little loud. fanlain
(and many of you) says it looks better with a sweater, but I don't think I want to get a shirt that I can only wear with a sweater over it. If nothing else, I get hot easily and like being able to take the sweater off. I actually don't mind the designer jeans too much, but I don't wear jeans very often in general, and I think they're the most expensive item in the collection.
Overall, I decided that Cool Nights
was the wrong profile for me. I chose it mainly because many of the pictures showed solid color shirts in bold colors, which is something I like. But the description says that "The Cool Nights selection can be described as going-out clothes with a youthful flare." But I don't do very much going out, and while I'm interested in an update to my wardrobe, "flare" is not what I'm looking for.
So I decided to switch over to Tomorrow's Boss
for my next shipment. The description still mentions "youthful flare" (it looks like they didn't break the bank on their writers), but it also talks about building "sharp wardrobe for a day in the office or a night out." That's definitely more of what I'm looking for; from what I can see, the styles are not too conservative, but I don't think I'm likely to get loud patterns from this collection.