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post #16 of 97
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"Let's see, now...for you..."



"...I recommend something in tweed...maybe more than one kind."


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"You'd look good in fauve tone underwear."

"Stay away from breezy colors like icicle or baby seal"
post #17 of 97
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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig View Post
We have a mensimageconsultant on this board! I can't believe he hasn't weighed in already.
He? I always thought that poster was a she.
post #18 of 97
LK would make a terrific style consultant.
post #19 of 97
he would make the impossibly stylish...possible.
post #20 of 97
Here by popular demand...

It's interesting that no one has admitted to hiring a consultant.

The discussion has all sorts of problems, starting with "style consultant." Stylist? Image consultant? An image consultant, one with actual training, is supposed to be objective and capable of perceiving the situation through just about anyone's eyes. (Maybe that contributes to the accusation that the company is lying about being male-operated.)

This being the real world, however, just anybody can claim to be an expert and charge too much for services. It does seem that most "consultants" out there are hacks when it comes to male style. Yes, “if the guy mentions complexion and whips out his color wheel” to a male client, that's probably a bad sign. (Color isn't very important for male image. By the way, there are sources that sell swatches.)

It's also true that much depends on the client. One who wants a ton of handholding, like personal shopping, is not going to make the kind of progress possible for somebody who wants to gradually develop his own style. A good consultation should target problems and provide feasible solutions, with room for the client to modify the advice and implement at his own pace. Building a framework, one might call it.

Advantages of consulting versus, say, asking a forum full of strangers: the person will receive help that is confidential (so that client disclosure is much greater, for starters), thorough, and respectful.
post #21 of 97
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Originally Posted by robasaurus View Post
Bearing in mind that I live in Canada, and one of the least stylish cities in the country to boot.

Where in Canada?
post #22 of 97
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
I wonder if you are referring to me? While I don't believe I have ever offered myself as such, I do think I would make a fine style consultant, and would offer competitive rates to anyone in the greater metropolitan DC area.
I can see it now: "What, your jacket has no secret ticket pocket!"
post #23 of 97
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I wonder if you are referring to me? While I don't believe I have ever offered myself as such, I do think I would make a fine style consultant, and would offer competitive rates to anyone in the greater metropolitan DC area.

Sorry the magician thing is a very obscure reference to Skinnygoomba.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...hlight=picture

post #24 of 97
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Where in Canada?


My guess: Vancouver? But it could be just about anywhere but Montreal
post #25 of 97
No, but I was married to one for a while.

Twotone
post #26 of 97
Probably a good number of forumites could work as style consultants. That fact doesn't mean that the existing style consultants are hucksters. The amount of time and thought that the most people on this forum puts into the subject is leagues beyond that of the average man. For most men with money, no style and not much time to spend researching the internet, giving 500 dollars to a consultant to help him gain much more style and confidence makes a lot of sense. There are a lot of services like this.
post #27 of 97
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Where in Canada?

Calgary. Calgarians need a lot of help.
post #28 of 97
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Originally Posted by robasaurus View Post
Calgary. Calgarians need a lot of help.

I lived in Calgary some years back (mid 90s) and they did dress decently. I used to live around the Macleod Trail area. Younger, more hip crowd.
post #29 of 97
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Originally Posted by babygreenspots View Post
Probably a good number of forumites could work as style consultants. That fact doesn't mean that the existing style consultants are hucksters. The amount of time and thought that the most people on this forum puts into the subject is leagues beyond that of the average man. For most men with money, no style and not much time to spend researching the internet, giving 500 dollars to a consultant to help him gain much more style and confidence makes a lot of sense. There are a lot of services like this.

It's nice to hear here that paying for help can be worthwhile. However, even few of the senior members seem to have the necessary traits, including a genuine desire to help people, the ability to read people, and tact. For image consulting, the general aversion to research also is not good.
post #30 of 97
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post
It's interesting that no one has admitted to hiring a consultant.

Maybe that's because none of us have.

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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post
It's nice to hear here that paying for help can be worthwhile. However, even few of the senior members seem to have the necessary traits, including a genuine desire to help people, the ability to read people, and tact. For image consulting, the general aversion to research also is not good.

Yeah, that's why we hang around answering questions for free.
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