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My first post in nearly 5 years.
First things first, get rid of your old clothes, either through donation, trade, or trash get rid of it, never have socks with holes if you can manage it.
Secondly, youre going to have to figure out your lifestyle, knowing what you do and what you like is key to having a wardrobe as well as aiding you in not buying shit you won't ever wear.
It seems you know what you like, nice.
I'll help you figure out a small basic wardrobe AND ill give you a few stores/sites to browse.
Tops: Seems like youre into button ups and dressing simple, but havent switched over to the modern lifestyle. Look at Macys, Kohls, even Target for some simple button ups, linen is nice and breathable for these hot summers. Grab a white, black, and one of your favorite color or one that will match your outfit, usually a blue or a dark green. Youll also want to grab some PLAIN t-shirts for your wardrobe. Old Navy is a great place for basic clothing as long as it isn't branded with OLD NAVy across the whole fucking thing. Follow those same rules if you are on a budget. A few neutral colored clothes to help get your wardrobe started.
Bottoms: Denim, youre going to want to spend some good money here. Ive owned 4-5 pairs of denim the last 4 years, a pair of Raws and another pair just for the change. I own a pair of G-Stars, but I've also owned Hudson, Superdry, Levis, and Nudies. The Hudsons are the comfiest and softest of all denim but also ripped first. Raw or unselvaged denim is the best way to go if youre looking for longetivity and strength. You wash the pair only once every few months as well.
Shoes: Go simple, basic canvas tops are an easy go. Look for some Converse, Keds, or even Vans to get you into some cheap simple shoes that go with any outfit. Or if youre not into that boots like Red Wings or Wolverine 1000mile are good for walking in while still being able to hold up as well as any other boot.
Places to shop
ebay.com (No lie, type in what you want and someone is selling that shit, CHEAP)
You can even shop G-Star clothing here http://www.amazon.com/G-Star/b?ie=UTF8&node=2593057011
Locally, I'd try your mall, Old Navy, Kohls, Macys, Nordstrom etc. not sure your budget.