On a related but independent point …
People think that what they see when they look in the mirror is an objective representation dependent solely on the impingement of photons on their retinas. It’s not. It’s the brain’s highly processed and thus subjective interpretation of that raw data. In truly pathological cases the subjectivity can be life-threatening—victims of anorexia nervosa, for example, truly see a fat person when they look in the mirror, while most of the rest of us would see a walking skeleton.
But it’s true of everyone, to some extent: people invariably overestimate the significance of what they see as their weakest physical trait and routinely overcompensate, sometimes obsessively. One of the best-dressed chaps here worries far more than he needs to over what he thinks is his large head, for example. And I’ve lost count of the number of posters who are convinced that their outfit makes them look taller when in fact it makes them look like someone trying to squeeze into clothes they wore as a teenager and had long ago outgrown.
Getting additional opinions from knowledgeable people is thus a rational approach to dealing with the unavoidable subjectivity of judging one’s own appearance, and is something everyone should do, at least occasionally. It’s one of the things this thread is useful for in my experience and one reason why a tailor who is both skillful and honest is worth every penny.
I only wish I had more pennies.