I posted my comments in the SW&D thread, but for discussion I'll repeat some of them here:
That said, one consistent theme was that many of you picked the same, Mad-Men-lite, type of look. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it does require a lot of attention to precise detail and when small fit or style details are off (and MC is pretty neurotic about noticing these details), it throws off the overall look. My favourite looks did something a little different: aeglus
always brings an edge to his MC looks, and this one is no different. Great stuff, very cool. He's a bit of a ringer in the contest though, as he regularly posts in MC. kunk
's Jil Sander (it is Jil Sander, right?) is very internally congruent. Eason
was the best of the Mad-Men-esque entries, but stood out from many others by using a more modern and interesting interpretation of that aesthetic rather than trying to duplicate it. He also gets marks for making a (very!) full break look pretty decent by having the right amount of taper. If I only had to pick one look, though, I'd pick Desi
. Fresh, vibrant and engaging. Not classic MC style, but the best interpretation of the look to suit your forum's values, I think. I certainly enjoyed the ideas on show here.