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post #46 of 126
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I wouldn't tangle with Baron...he's one of the few guys here who out-swaggers you.

Mine wasn't a contest entry, but there's nothing formal about a necktie with tweed.

- B

nothing to do with swagger Voxy ... your fit is nice, but i will call BS when people try to justify it as casual. just cause it's not formal doesn't make it casual. You have posted lots of great casual fits ... this is not one of them ... and even Stevie Wonder can see that.

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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
I'm protesting myself posting a casual fit on the wrong day. If vox wins then that'll let me know how wrong I was.

i was surprised you just didnt repost it. it was a nice fit.
post #47 of 126
in order:
docholliday
nobd
holdfast
tchouston
maybe mrk + someotherstyle

in a tier above the rest
post #48 of 126
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
nothing to do with swagger Voxy ... your fit is nice, but i will call BS when people try to justify it as casual. just cause it's not formal doesn't make it casual. You have posted lots of great casual fits ... this is not one of them ... and even Stevie Wonder can see that.

You are suggesting something that I don't like, which is equating being casual with something that you wear at home or on the weekends. That's definitely casual, but also easy and lazy. The problem that I have with it is if dressing like that is okay on a Friday, why not everyday? Why wear tailored clothes at all?

So, I prefer to think that there's something in between suit and tie on one hand and giving up entirely that there's a casual range to coat and tie. I guess I'm a bit old fashioned in that sense, but unapologetically so.

- B
post #49 of 126
That is quite the shaving nick on NOBD. Learn to shave properly man.
post #50 of 126
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
You are suggesting something that I don't like, which is equating being casual with something that you wear at home or on the weekends. That's definitely casual, but also easy and lazy. The problem that I have with it is if dressing like that is okay on a Friday, why not everyday? Why wear tailored clothes at all?

So, I prefer to think that there's something in between suit and tie on one hand and giving up entirely that there's a casual range to coat and tie. I guess I'm a bit old fashioned in that sense, but unapologetically so.

- B

I agree with this as well. Even though Vox is a good 1100+ days older than me.
post #51 of 126
Doc and Spoo rocked it. Toin coss went to Spoo. NOBD, TC, vox and a couple of others just below. Re: "what is casual" - I'm pretty ecumenical on this, and would accept all the entries as being casual, given that formal would be a suit or higher. There is a huge range of casual spanning a dressy business casual, relaxed country casual, streetwear casual, day-off lounging casual, etc, etc. They're all casual, but some casual is going to more dressy than others. Dressy does not mean non-casual. It's the spirit/intent of the outfit that matters more than a single element I think.
post #52 of 126
Lots of goose eggs this week, me included!!!

Vox's fit was great, but I am in the camp that says that is not casual.

MJHession defined the genre anyway, he said SC with no tie. This is what I went with. I wanted to go with a layered look that involved a V-neck sweater and a SC, but the heat is back in NOLA. I was too hot in the Camel SC, I would have died in a sweater SC combo.

These are fun. I don't ever expect to win, just enjoy participating. Plus, I use these as an excuse to go with more out there stuff from my closet.

Mike
post #53 of 126
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Originally Posted by mmadha View Post
That is quite the shaving nick on NOBD. Learn to shave properly man.

Yeah man. It hurt like hell. Still feel a bit dizzy because of the blood loss.
post #54 of 126
pg
post #55 of 126
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
You are suggesting something that I don't like, which is equating being casual with something that you wear at home or on the weekends. That's definitely casual, but also easy and lazy. The problem that I have with it is if dressing like that is okay on a Friday, why not everyday? Why wear tailored clothes at all?

So, I prefer to think that there's something in between suit and tie on one hand and giving up entirely that there's a casual range to coat and tie. I guess I'm a bit old fashioned in that sense, but unapologetically so.

- B

Fair comment. It was the tie that did it. I think a lot of people think as soon as you put a tie on then you have crossed the threshold from 'business casual' into 'business formal'. I think every other entry had an open neck shirt, and I just cannot bring myself to adopt this look. Even though a lot of them had nice fits and pattern combinations, there's something that to me looks sloppy about an open neck shirt, especially if too many buttons are open and/or the collars pull the shirt's upper placket into that double fold. There is a broad spectrum of business casual from SC or blazer and tie to ... well, track suits, but I like the idea of leaning to the more formal side of the spectrum.
post #56 of 126
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
I voted for Newyorkranger because he is the one who really looks like he is enjoying his Friday. Also, bonus points for the beard. My second choice would be TC (Houston,) except that he is wearing questionable looking jeans. If you are really in Houston, you should go to Mortar (www.shopmortar.com), a new affiliate of ours (make sure they know you want the Styleforum discount,) who can set up you with a really good pair of jeans. Then you'd probably deserve to win

I live near it and will check it out. I also own some skinny raw denim but I can't go to my office looking too eurotrash.
post #57 of 126
I live in Houston too - what is this shop of which you speak? (type!)
post #58 of 126
My vote goes to Spoo. Love that jacket! I should say, howwever, that PG was just a hair behind.
post #59 of 126
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
You are suggesting something that I don't like, which is equating being casual with something that you wear at home or on the weekends. That's definitely casual, but also easy and lazy. The problem that I have with it is if dressing like that is okay on a Friday, why not everyday? Why wear tailored clothes at all?

So, I prefer to think that there's something in between suit and tie on one hand and giving up entirely that there's a casual range to coat and tie. I guess I'm a bit old fashioned in that sense, but unapologetically so.

- B

Dude speaks the troof to tha yooth.

Don't limit your standards to regional conventions...
post #60 of 126
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
I live near it and will check it out. I also own some skinny raw denim but I can't go to my office looking too eurotrash.

skinny raw denim is everything but not european. fwok, you muricans can be very stubborn at some point.
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