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Friday WAYWRN Challenge 11/12/10 - As decided by NewYorkRanger....

post #1 of 35
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Text from NYR:

Everyone looks good in a fresh new suit, especially if its custom made. But the real challenge for a lot of "real guys" (like me, one of Esquire's Best Dressed "Real" Men) is to do it on a budget. One way to do that is by buying vintage or second hand. So I propose that we do a "Vintage Challenge" where we dress up with at least one item that has either been:

1. Thrifted from a Goodwill/Vintage Store
2. Bought Second Hand from eBay/B&S or
3. Been passed down as an heirloom family item for generations. (Cause I'm sure the likes of Vox and Foo don't spend much time scouring the thrifts for bargains!)


The item can be an article of clothing in the attire or accessories built around the garments or both. But the winner should be able to use as many vintage items as possible without looking like he (or she-yea, I'm calling out the chicks who stopped posting) just stepped out of a time machine.

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4 names are immediately in mind here

Great pick Rob - and good luck to all!
post #2 of 35
Great idea, but I wish it was more than one item. I think it'll be pretty easy to wear one second-hand item.

lufty should win this challenge before it starts if we made it ALL vintage items.
post #3 of 35
This should be good.
post #4 of 35
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lufty should win this challenge before it starts if we made it ALL vintage items.
Tibor will do well with this challenge , too.
post #5 of 35
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Great idea, but I wish it was more than one item. I think it'll be pretty easy to wear one second-hand item.

lufty should win this challenge before it starts if we made it ALL vintage items.

I'll let Rob field the technical specs, but Im pretty sure it can be ALL vintage items.. just at least one.
post #6 of 35
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Tibor will do well with this challenge , too.

It doesn't count if you took a time machine to the present age.
post #7 of 35
Nice idea. Won't be able to "compete".
post #8 of 35
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^ Wouldnt your dad jeans qualify for vintage?
post #9 of 35
I have PG's barely used Stefano Bemers and Spoo's nearly brand new Tom Ford chesterfield, you're all screwed (insert smug smiley here).
post #10 of 35
Second-hand Solito bespoke:




- B
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Second-hand Solito bespoke:




- B

Vox in second hand suit?
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
^ Wouldnt your dad jeans qualify for vintage?

Hehe. I'm sure they would.
post #13 of 35
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Vox in second hand suit?

I got it to examine and take apart in the jefferyd manner, but it turned out that it fit very well so I kept it.

Another guy with second hand stuff: RSS. I reposted a pic of it somewhere around here...Dege if I remember correctly.


- B
post #14 of 35
do bargain outlets qualify, eg t-j/t-k(in the Uk) max, or is it strictly second hand?
post #15 of 35
I think heirloom items should earn a few more points with the voters...something thats vintage (and not yours) but really means something special to you. I wish I was able to squeeze into some of my grandfathers' stuff, but so far its just his ID bracelet.

No thrifts in Holland NOBD? Get yourself a tie or something!
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