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Poll Results: The Solid-Style Challenge - Who was most elegant?

Poll expired: Jun 10, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 10% (13)
    Spandexter
  • 5% (7)
    Holdfast
  • 16% (21)
    Pingson
  • 5% (7)
    RDiaz
  • 12% (16)
    IanGP
  • 3% (4)
    SharplyTailored
  • 33% (42)
    Vaux_le_Vicomte
  • 4% (6)
    Claghorn
  • 4% (6)
    in stitches
  • 1% (2)
    Kappelan
  • 1% (2)
    archibaldleach
  • 1% (2)
    bernoulli
  • 1% (2)
    YRR92
  • 7% (10)
    sugarbutch
  • 32% (41)
    Butler
  • 4% (6)
    Thin White Duke
  • 6% (8)
    SeaJen
  • 0% (1)
    An Acute Style
  • 13% (17)
    SpooPoker
  • 2% (3)
    Pliny
  • 2% (3)
    3phtp
  • 11% (15)
    clapeyron
  • 2% (3)
    mimo
  • 7% (9)
    cantabrigian
  • 1% (2)
    RogerC
  • 25% (32)
    TTO
126 Total Votes  
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What's the deadline for poasting?
post #107 of 192
Spoo adds to the grenadine mania...
post #108 of 192
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What's the deadline for poasting?

Mid-day Saturday London, UK.
-TTO
post #109 of 192
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Solids ya'll





Nice look. (But totally unfair to the other contestants to put the super cute kid in the picture.)
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Hi guise-  once again a pleasure to be a part of this. So many good fits here.

 My bad on the pic quality, but this is:

 

Fresco suit 

Poplin 

Linen 

Grenadine PS

Goodyear Wholecuts

 

 

 

 


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IMO, not enough contrast at all between jacket and pants.  Either make the blazer light/blogger blue or the pants in much lighter shade...

post #113 of 192

trying to garner the SW&D chunk of the votes by wearing denim jeans:

 

 

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Argh! Denim!

 

OK, well all of this has been done better by others, but I thought I'd go for CBD-minus: lose the waistcoat off the three piece, knitted tie, tan belt and shoes (and watch strap, but that's coincidence!), bring it down a few notches.  Well it is the weekend (Friday-Saturday for me).

 

Bringing back the blur....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suit: Super 150s pick; Johnny cack-hands bespoke

Shirt: Tyrwhitt

Tie: Tie Bar

PS: Not sure, who cares, it's white

Belt: Not sure, who cares, it's tan

Socks: Mazarin

Shoes: Alfred Sargent

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post #116 of 192
Busy day yesterday, only time to take a quick close-up, unfortunately. Suit is SlewFresco, also first outing for new Hober grenadine. Pocket square looks much whiter than it is (it's cream).

post #117 of 192
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Lots of great fits here guys, thanks to everyone who has joined in.
-TTO
post #118 of 192
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This is pretty damn cool, esp. the tie choice for the season. My early favourite, certainly. The shoes look quite substantial, which I think works well with your height. What maker are they, please?
Thanks. The shoes are made by Maftei Vienna

 

Thanks. I thought it must be a Middle European maker. They look splendid, and very proportional for you.

 

 

 

 

Some very good entries in this contest all round. Having said that, I think many suffer from being in close proximity to one another. That is to say, many did exactly what I expected and combined a navy suit with a white or blue shirt and knit or grenadine tie. This can look lovely when one person does it in a varied crowd of people, but even with immaculate fit, I find it tiresome in large quantities. As individual outfits, they're still great, but for me, Brummel jumped the shark as soon as he got other people to dress the same way as he did.

 

So, for me, it's the twists on the solid format that stood out and will capture my votes. Vaux_le_Vicomte & Butler in particular, because the precision of their fits allows their atypical colour choices to shine through. I must admit to also really loving their shared use of a light green tie, albeit in very different contexts. If StyleforumRobot really wants an interesting fit battle for its occasional threads, it should post those two fits against each other.

 

In addition to those, I'm also going to throw a vote to SharplyTailored as his Suggs-esque fit/pose by the wheelie bin actually really captures something of the gritty, down-to-earth, somewhat jarring, quality of that style. Great snap, that.

 

Another nice contest, TTO!

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Charcoal grey suit
White shirt and pocket handkerchief
Black tie
Black double monks
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Medium Grey Suit
White Shirt
Navy Grenadine Hober
Black C&J Drummond

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The goods, since this photo is not up to scratch:

Hopsack blazer, blue OCBD, cotton knit tie, champagne-colored silk square.

Better pic of the same coat and trousers (I'm clean-shaven and have a better haircut now, I promise):


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Boglioli
Borrelli
Panta grenadine
Hermes
Hierbas de Ibiza
J. Crew
Crockett & Jones
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Fresco suit
Broadcloth BD
Linen Tie
Raw Silk PS
Goodyear treds
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Suit: Super 150s pick; Johnny cack-hands bespoke
Shirt: Tyrwhitt
Tie: Tie Bar
PS: Not sure, who cares, it's white
Belt: Not sure, who cares, it's tan
Socks: Mazarin
Shoes: Alfred Sargent
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-TTO
post #120 of 192
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Welcome to Style Forum. It looks like you have some nice pieces, but I think you are being done in by bad photography. You have a fairly dark outfit on, and with the bad lighting it is very difficult to appreciate it. Also, it is such a close-up it is really hard to get a look at the fit. But automatic extra points for introducing yourself with a three-piece.
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