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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 07/06/13 - Butler's Summer-Suit Challenge

Poll Results: The Summer Suit Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jun 17, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 3% (3)
    Mr. Claymore
  • 1% (1)
    James Barnes
  • 18% (16)
    timotune
  • 40% (36)
    Orgetorix
  • 5% (5)
    sugarbutch
  • 34% (30)
    Kaplan
  • 12% (11)
    JPHardy
  • 1% (1)
    Roycru
  • 23% (21)
    southernstyle
  • 3% (3)
    mimo
  • 20% (18)
    TTO
  • 7% (7)
    those who where disqualified sympathy vote
88 Total Votes  
post #1 of 123
Thread Starter 



Butler says -
'Lets see your best summer 2 or 3 piece suit combination, what you would wear out of your home, either at work or play such as an outside event, a barbeque, reception, concert or wedding. Suit - and outfit - must be distinctly seasonal. So linen obviously counts, but so would cotton, fresco or even seersucker. So would normal tropical wool, but wearers should expect to get fewer votes than a more obviously/visibly summery material and would therefore probably need to make additional efforts to "summer up" the rest of their outfit.
No tuxedos as the summer version would be with different top/bottoms. No ventilated shoes aka sandals, but sockless is accepted. Bare necks not accepted - either a tie or some foulard like set-up.

Check these 2 Italian gents out as an inspiration (and an example of how I would do it.) '

TTO says 'Sorry for the delay, I've had a busy day!'
Choose Your Champion
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( changed, because a linen Norfolk jacketed three-piece is to good not to include.... )
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Suit is tropical wool, shirt cotton, tie cotton/silk
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Summer in Cph

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Stuff:
NSM Fresco suit
Finamore cotton/linen shirt
Hermès cotton tie
Bottega Veneta silk square
EG calf belt
C&J suede shoes
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Suit-Linen
Shirt-Linen
PS-Linen
Tie-Linen/Silk
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I almost disqualified you Mimo, you have been allowed in as you have met the requirements of the first challenge idea, and this photo is too much fun to not include! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











& finally, your proxy host...
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-TTO
Edited by TTO - 6/15/13 at 5:10pm
post #2 of 123
Thread Starter 
Bring on the linen, bring on the seersucker, the solaro, the tropical and the fresco. It's the summer suit Challenge, & You Will Wear A Tie!
-TTO
post #3 of 123
I dont has a "summer" suit. Only SC and trousers. frown.gif
post #4 of 123
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I dont has a "summer" suit. Only SC and trousers. frown.gif
Then, sir, you are, as they say, screwed!
-TTO
post #5 of 123
sucks for me.
post #6 of 123

Same, would love to participate in this one, but only have seperates atm.

post #7 of 123
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I dont has a "summer" suit. Only SC and trousers. frown.gif

Same.  Plus the weather in NYC: Thur 66/rainy and Fri 69/rainy.  Perfect for a summer suit.  I was really hoping to bounce back from my last place finish.  Next time.  

post #8 of 123
I bought a linen tie today...
post #9 of 123
No offense sugar, but I don't think that's quite gonna wrap around your whole body.
post #10 of 123
Are you saying that I'm... fat? I expect this from foo.gif but not from you. frown.gif
post #11 of 123
heaven forbid! not at all, i was merely stating that a tie will not substitute for a suit, even for skinniest of of here.
post #12 of 123
No summer suits for me. Oh well; looking forward to seeing what everyone posts.
post #13 of 123
I've got the 7 oz cotton summer suit, but I don't have the occasion to wear it this week.

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post #14 of 123
But but but it's winter! Next week. Someone give TTO a break.
post #15 of 123
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

But but but it's winter! Next week. Someone give TTO a break.
I suspect your Southern Hemisphere winter is probably a damned sight better than our so called 'summer' will be on Friday!
Also, yes please!

Those others of you who have been remiss in your wardrobe preparations, could you not 'summer' up some suit or another with the judicious use of accessories?

-TTO
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