Need advise on what you are wearing? Is it in good taste? Are the patterns/textures coherent? With the gradual waning of the old school "advice givers" (see: Manton, foo, whnay, etc.) participation in SF, I believe it is time for a new generation to step up to the plate. No one's education in classic menswear is ever complete, so I would be thrilled if some of the old school guys come back and participate (guide?) this thread. However anyone is free to rate (more on that later) and critique someone seeking advice. Just be prepared to back up your critique, discussion is encouraged.
What this thread is: This thread will be a place for people seeking serious advice about what they are wearing. Color combinations, pattern matching, any complete outfit that YOU put together is fair game. Also, please be proactive enough to post pictures of you actually wearing what you want critiqued. A pile of clothes on the side of your bed is no way to judge an outfit.
What this thread is not: This thread will not be a "What should I wear to my wedding?", or "How does my suit fit?" thread. Complete outfits ready for critique only. Although anyone is free to post as many outfits as they like, the critique is meant to be tough and detailed. Therefore it will not be a "make me feel better about myself" WAYWRN thread.
As mentioned, anyone is free to critique, but please keep in mind that if your critique is blatantly awful there will be plenty of people on SF who will call you out on it.
If you are going to critique please also rate the submitted outfit on a scale of 1-5. Hat tip to Foo for the basic concept.
* = Awful. There is nothing right about this.
** = Some good elements, but still mostly bad.
*** = More good than bad, but with some costly errors.
**** = High caliber sartorialism. Perhaps one or two small mistakes.
***** = Perfection. Would make Manton weep with joy. (Obviously this rating should be very rare.)
This thread is meant to echo the tough and detailed critiques that I received early on and led to, what I like to think, is a vast improvement in the way I dress. Negative critiques were infinitely more useful to me in that growth than were positive critiques. Because of that I hope this thread will be tough and honest. Don't hold back. N00bs and old hands alike are encouraged to post. I wanted a thread like this as much to get critiques from all of you as I did to give some of us the opportunity to give an honest critique. So if this thread survives and takes off you can expect me to seek advise from everyone as well.
Hopefully this thread becomes useful and fun, and survives it's infancy. On with the show!