Your average woman is just as clueless about fashion and clothing as your average man, it's just that the women like to act like they know something and dispense bad advice as a result, whereas most men just avoid the topic entirely.
i don't know about this. i would say, on average, women can 1) coordinate color better than men, 2) present a more consistent and noticable style, and 3) look better. this is of course comparing averages.. not at all comparing the average women's idea of men's fashion/style to that of the average forum member. although, i will somewhat agree that women may not know fashion of their own and do religiously follow trends they see; however, i think women more effectively integrate trends with their own style. when a woman enters the realm of men's fashion and style.. things change. women may not have the uncanny ability to take a trend (say square shoes), and effectively integrate it into her man's wardrobe. or she may not be as keen on the passing of said trend. also, ive noticed how women simply don't care as much about men's dress. if they see their man wearing crappy jeans and black square toed shoes out on the town, they don't get bothered by it.. hell, he's a man, right? he isn't supposed to know what he's doing. just my observations..