or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Image Consultant on Youtube.... Helps Guy Get a New Wardrobe With $3,000 and still looks bad in terms of SF standards at least...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Image Consultant on Youtube.... Helps Guy Get a New Wardrobe With $3,000 and still looks bad in terms of SF standards at least... - Page 5

post #61 of 71

Fantastic. My first public post and I resurrected a thread nearly two months dead. Eff.

post #62 of 71

What about Real Man Real Style?

post #63 of 71

Nothing?

post #64 of 71
Generic. Not really anything worth paying for. Better then AlphaM but there's more reliable resources here. You have bespoke tailors, people in the industry and others who have been building wardrobes for decades.
post #65 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seamless View Post

Generic. Not really anything worth paying for. Better then AlphaM but there's more reliable resources here. You have bespoke tailors, people in the industry and others who have been building wardrobes for decades.

Pretty much this.  It sounds like he is wardrobing some show on HGTV.  You are going to look the way your mom wants you to dress.  I would say that in our What Are Your Wearing Now threads, you have a lot more in terms of actual style, in both casual and tailored clothing.  The misses at least have a lot of personality.

post #66 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Pretty much this.  It sounds like he is wardrobing some show on HGTV.  You are going to look the way your mom wants you to dress.  I would say that in our What Are Your Wearing Now threads, you have a lot more in terms of actual style, in both casual and tailored clothing.  The misses at least have a lot of personality.

Sometimes I wish that thread had a photo + 1 critique/description of the posts function.

post #67 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Pretty much this.  It sounds like he is wardrobing some show on HGTV.  You are going to look the way your mom wants you to dress.  I would say that in our What Are Your Wearing Now threads, you have a lot more in terms of actual style, in both casual and tailored clothing.  The misses at least have a lot of personality.

I'm actually on a private group for the AlphaM business. It's all very tacky and lifeless. It's sad to see him encouraging some really awful products (combat gent, gimmicky workout products ect.) and discredit actual decent products, he once said he disliked people who went the bespoke route.

The thing with this page is flavor. There are a lot of things on here I'm not a fan of, and some people dislike my love affair for large peak lapels and hacking pockets. I've developed my own vocabulary of style and the diction I've chosen to represent the people I am to the world. No easy generic person online talking to millions of people cam tell you what is good for you. Trail and effort are the keys to creating the appearance you are wanting.
post #68 of 71
Doesn't RMRS work with Alpha M? No matter how good the mass-marketed content is, it's just that. Writing an article aimed at the masses is inherently a flawed approach (albeit often still worth doing). Very few people can develop good style without interpersonal help from knowledgeable individuals.

Anyway, this topic continues to be depressing, for multiple reasons. It would be nice if people would read the old "Image of Image Consulting" article (via the link below). There are standards for image consultants. The consultant should be unbiased, take into account the client's personality and situation, educate, not overcharge, not shill for brands, etc. The only real defense to make is that a person doesn't necessarily need to achieve Style Forum standards - the ultimate goal is what works best for him and his life. Frankly and by the way, there are some forum members who probably should focus less on what the people here think.
post #69 of 71
On an tangential note, there is a trade-off between maximizing the impact of one's image and dressing or appearing as one wants.

How do image consultants address this, generally?
post #70 of 71
Short answer: what's situationally appropriate? It gets trickier because clothes usually are (and probably should be) multi-use (e.g., work and play), most men want to keep the same hairstyle throughout, and sometimes the situation involves trying to move up the ladder at work. After settling that, then it gets into what accurately, positively reflects who the client is and what he likes, can afford, and already has. One very focused on "dressing or appearing as one wants" is highly unlikely to consider working with an image consultant and probably will have the exaggerated belief that image consultants shape clients into drones. Ironically (for they can't impose), it's the mass-market sources and forums that push the most conformity, sometimes in niche form.
Edited by mensimageconsultant - 12/23/15 at 2:57pm
post #71 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seamless View Post


I'm actually on a private group for the AlphaM business. It's all very tacky and lifeless. It's sad to see him encouraging some really awful products (combat gent, gimmicky workout products ect.) and discredit actual decent products, he once said he disliked people who went the bespoke route.

The thing with this page is flavor. There are a lot of things on here I'm not a fan of, and some people dislike my love affair for large peak lapels and hacking pockets. I've developed my own vocabulary of style and the diction I've chosen to represent the people I am to the world. No easy generic person online talking to millions of people cam tell you what is good for you. Trail and effort are the keys to creating the appearance you are wanting.

Peak lapels are great.

 

One thing I realised - Alpha M doesn't answer questions, RMRS does. Plus, RMRS was a former Marine.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Image Consultant on Youtube.... Helps Guy Get a New Wardrobe With $3,000 and still looks bad in terms of SF standards at least...