I’m not usually very critical on this blog but sometimes I think it pays to look at what doesn’t work on others, especially if it gives us an idea of what we like and what we don’t like. Everyone has their bad days. When we’re critical of someone else’s dress, we don’t mean it as a reflection on them as a person, merely what they wore on that particular day. Jude Law, for instance, is a highly stylish individual, but his recent appearances have been far from stellar in the fashion stakes. This week he attended a charity luncheon (for "African Solutions to African Problems") looking rather bedraggled in a baggy, metallic grey suit. Two things seem to be happening in these images: on the one hand, Law wears an extremely narrow peaked lapel, leading you to expect a sleeker appearance, and on the other hand, he’s opted for a loose fit, a rumpled shirt and a lot of exposed chest hair. The look doesn’t gel because it pulls in two different directions. In Law’s defense, it’s spring and the event he was attending was a daytime affair, so he was right not to wear an extremely fitted suit and tie – but perhaps he needs to find a better “smart-casual” wardrobe, one that doesn’t just comprise of a looser-fitted suit and a crumpled shirt, which simply doesn’t suit him. A better-fitting pair of trousers combined with a separate jacket in a neater fit would have been equally casual but more flattering. Or perhaps he could have forsaken the jacket and worn a nicer, better-fitting shirt. Also at the event was Hugh Grant and he didn’t look his best either. Although he decided to wear a full suit, nothing about his look stood out – from the standard, vaguely-fitting jacket and trousers to the large, nondescript tie. Not a great night for men’s fashion. What’s your verdict?