Well, this should really have been entered last week. Or could have been. Sorry about the inevitably poor photos taken with a laptop camera which will no doubt ensure I get no votes.
For some background, some of you may know that a major typhoon hit the Kansai area of Japan over the last couple of days. That's where I have been, and that why this cotton/linen Isaia suit in a fine blue and white stripe is rather crumpled, and also why - although you can't see this - the soles of my new 'antique smoke' Rider boots got soaked (all carefully dried out now and no harm done - and it did really highlight the fact that the Norwegian welting on these babies works phenomenonally well).
Other deets: square is a cotton from a local company in Nippori in Japan where I am living which uses a traditional method of indigo dyeing but with modern designs (this one has bicycles on it); plain white Irish linen BD; and the tie, which should be the point: a very preppy number in primary colours from PRL - not at all my usual style, but it's summer and I think it works as the only brightly coloured element of the ensemble.
Originally Posted by upr_crust
Sorry about the dental surgery, SB - hope that all fares well in the end.
My entry for the Friday Challenge:
Originally Posted by RogerP
Happy Friday gents.
Edit: close-up of tie.
Originally Posted by cptjeff
Another pink paisley, but a somewhat different take on the rest of the outfit. I had to decide between this and a lime green one, but the pattern on the lime one is much more tame (small blue flowers), and I wore it last week. Besides, this tie is the only one I have that's drawn a compliment from a Senator.
Closeup of the tie:
Originally Posted by Holdfast
As this is a "bold" tie challenge, I thought I'd channel a little bit of the late 40s "bold look" for men. Dangerous territory to emulate these days, so this is a fairly toned-down interpretation but still has the looser cut, showy DB lapels, very strongly coloured & patterned tie and an overall, well, bold effect.
Spoo, your post upthread has me on tenterhooks! FlyingMonkey: looks great, in a very American sort of way. It reminds me of a movie (might have been Air America?) where there's this CIA guy or Congressman or something arrives in some SE Asian country dressed kind of like that. Actually, you look better than that guy did, but that's the vibe I'm getting.
Originally Posted by RDiaz
Boldest tie I have + wrinkled linen trousers sprezz
Pics don't seem to capture the true nature of this tie. It's a rather shiny silk reppe weave, with woven dots.
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted
My bold is likely still boring...
Originally Posted by SeaJen
Originally Posted by CousinDonuts
I will add to the madras bucket. Good timing of this challenge as my wife and I are off to bet the ponies this afternoon. (she's wearing a fun bold dress too, but that accessory got cut out of the picture.)
(hope I don't lose points for navy pents. not sure what else to wear with a one-off seersucker jacket.)
Originally Posted by in stitches
AND IN HONOR OF BEPPE IN THE OP
Originally Posted by Snoogz
Terrible Pictures Im sorry. I had to use my phone this morning because I was in such a rush.
But I still wanted to attempt to participate in this challenge.
Originally Posted by Winot
Here's my rather over-exposed effort:
Tie - Sims & McDonald
Shirt - Sean O'Flynn
Suit - Steven Hitchcock
Originally Posted by eazye
It's completely overcast today, so my crappy pictures reflect that. Jacket is navy, shirt stripes are mid blue, tie is, well......
The tie in question
Originally Posted by SharplyTailored
Yet ANOTHER bloody paisley tie...
Tie: Tie Rack
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Pretentious photo editing skills: My own
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
Watch out, suckas! Things went more easily than I expected, and I decided to go in to the office.
Originally Posted by clapeyron
Pink + Blue + White tie
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I got John Blaze shit.
My intent was to wear a bold tie but not be gaudy about it - I could have pulled a Versace out and murdered it. But, I wanted to do something that was cohesive, which I think is much harder to accomplish than throwing on, oh, a pink cashmere attolini tie.
Vintage MTM cotton suit (not my MTM)
Polo RL tie
Hermes Bee jacquard gavroche
Trafalgar cortina leather belt
Aqua di Colonia Firenze
Gaziano & Girling Antibes on their maiden voyage
Originally Posted by Orgetorix
This is one of the bolder ties I own...especially up close.
My #1 Draft Pick: Sugarbutch. The fact that he incorporated that tie (and also a PS that looked like it needed batteries) into what looked like a reasonable business outfit was off-the-hook. IMHO no one even came close.
Second Tier: Orge and Spoo....they both incorporated really bold ties into all-around amazing fits.
Those were my votes. Honorable mentions:
Winot...to pull off that much pink takes balls...and I bet the full fit looked great (from what I can see from the close-up).
Thin White Duke...that neon tie mixed with Seersucker was inspired. The choice of PS with it was not.
Butler...just gets points for being in a category all by himself in what looks to be a bespoke Morning Suit. But, the tie can't compete due to the theme of the challenge.
And Roger P and Sharply Tailored...both would be the Dude of the Day on WAYWRN Thread with the fits presented here...but the ties just didn't stand out enough.