Go to the Men's Warehouse and the Three Day Suit Broker.
Get some gray two piece suits.
Get a dozen white shirts.
Get leather belts to match your leather shoes.
Get red neckties with simple patterns so they
video and photograph well.
Don't worry about the 'stuffy ' thing.
No matter what you do, it will seem stuffy until
you're used to it.
The idea is to show respect for your constituents.
Take them seriously and they will do the same to you.
Your socks should match your suit, but be the same
shade or darker.
Nice shoes can be had inexpensively at Nordstrom's
Rack or Aventura on sale. Also Ross or Marshall's
will occasionally, but it's hit and miss, mostly miss.
If you look different, people will focus on how you look.
We want them to focus on our ideas.
Sorry, but when the image of a successful politician was
to wear a powdered wig, that was the right thing to do.
Now, the right thing to do is a suit and tie, or at least
a white shirt and tie. That alone is worth several points
in any election.
Again, dare to be different politically.
Dare to conform when you dress.
By the way, the book, 'Dress For Success' is old,
but still good.
PS I'll go with you if you come to Orange County,
or if I'm in SF.