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I've been watching What Not To Wear and I really enjoy the show.While I don't dress as poorly as some of the people I'm sure I could use some expert help in this area.So how do I go about finding someone in my area(phila)to do a critique and make recommendations?
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People that do that kind of thing often call themselves "image consultants" and they are not that rare, but from what I've seen, they're pretty expensive. I looked around a little bit because I think I could use some help choosing flattering colors, but at the prices I saw in NYC, it's cheaper for me to buy an item, find out that it's a bad color, and discard it than to pay for a color assessment or whatever they call it. dan
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Steve's book (see the buying and selling section) has a good color chart based on eyes, hair and skin tone to help you choose flattering colors. If you are looking at getting started with choosing good clothes, that might be a worthwhile (small) investment.
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People that do that kind of thing often call themselves "image consultants" and they are not that rare, but from what I've seen, they're pretty expensive.  
Spin doctor in fact.
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I've been watching What Not To Wear and I really enjoy the show.While I don't dress as poorly as some of the people I'm sure I could use some expert help in this area.So how do I go about finding someone in my area(phila)to do a critique and make recommendations?
From what I saw on Sunday, you don't need any help (loved the C&J Belgraves.) koji
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Its funny, but I also feel like I need this help as well especially with choosing the most flattering colors. All those books tell you to hold a color against your face, and to decide. But, that doesn't really help me at all. I think the image consultants would be more expensive, and they would cover a wider range like etiquette and how to network. So, I don't know if they would be experts in style per se. By the way, I don't know if WTNW are experts either. I think the guy's background is in journalsim, so I really don't know what this has do with menswear. One time, I saw him tell somebody whose dress shirt's sleeves were too long to basically ignore that problem. I think you will find better advice on this forum than from watching the show. Besides, I find the advice somewhat limited. After a few makeovers, they don't really add any new information.
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I have learned a great deal from this and another forum in these areas ,however I thought it might be better to have someone else's objective advice.Most of the people on the show think that they dress fine when in fact they have no clue.Thanks Koji,I'll try to make your next performance in Feb. in Philly.I have some students that should hear you play.
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