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Poll Results: THE GRAY ODD JACKET (AND SOMETIMES MONOCHROMATIC COMBINATION) CHALLENGE

Poll expired: Jul 22, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 46% (18)
    Malford of London
  • 20% (8)
    CTP 120
  • 2% (1)
    An Acute Style
  • 10% (4)
    YRR92
  • 7% (3)
    Sugarbutch
  • 2% (1)
    Journeyman
  • 12% (5)
    Roycru
  • 15% (6)
    Pingson
  • 20% (8)
    Tirailleur1
  • 12% (5)
    In Stiches
  • 2% (1)
    Holdfast
  • 2% (1)
    Archibaldlech
  • 58% (23)
    Butler
  • 5% (2)
    EFV
  • 35% (14)
    GDL203
  • 0% (0)
    Thin White Duke
  • 23% (9)
    Cantabrigian
39 Total Votes  
post #46 of 59
it should make you want to dress better, not give up. teacha.gif
post #47 of 59
on a side note, i think part of what make butlers combo so appealing, was the use of both a gray SC and gray trousers, but the top have was darker in shade than the bottom half.

i believe that is the general rule, top half should generally be a darker shade. most of the other fits, mine included, were either gray on gray with the top half being lighter, or when the gray on top was darker, the bottom half was a different color. just an observation.
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

on a side note, i think part of what make butlers combo so appealing, was the use of both a gray SC and gray trousers, but the top have was darker in shade than the bottom half.

i believe that is the general rule, top half should generally be a darker shade. most of the other fits, mine included, were either gray on gray with the top half being lighter, or when the gray on top was darker, the bottom half was a different color. just an observation.

 

A very good observation. I think one of the problems is that people tend to have darker grey pants as a staple, so when asked to do monochrome (and thinking grey), they have to do something lighter on the top. If you have a range of shades of grey pants then I guess a challenge like this is easier. Having said that, lighter on top, darker below can work well, but it takes a little more thought. I liked Holdfast's fit quite a lot in this regard, for example (and this is not to say that I don't like anyone else's BTW!). I notice that almost no-one has given HF a vote though...

 

Butler's fit is also very quite close in tone, without being too close that it looks like he's trying to match. The overcheck in the jacket also makes the two halves seem very coherent, and both subdued but utterly sharp. It also helps that everything fits perfectly...


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 7/22/13 at 4:31am
post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

on a side note, i think part of what make butlers combo so appealing, was the use of both a gray SC and gray trousers, but the top have was darker in shade than the bottom half.

i believe that is the general rule, top half should generally be a darker shade. most of the other fits, mine included, were either gray on gray with the top half being lighter, or when the gray on top was darker, the bottom half was a different color. just an observation.

Interesting observation. I voted for Butler and a couple of others. When I first looked at what Butler put together, my first thought is that it shouldn't work but it does. On further reflection, I think many of the things that "shouldn't work" are more accurately described as "not for beginners." This may actually be one of my favorite fits Butler posted in a challenge and that's saying something.
post #50 of 59
There is so much to learn!
post #51 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

on a side note, i think part of what make butlers combo so appealing, was the use of both a gray SC and gray trousers, but the top have was darker in shade than the bottom half.

i believe that is the general rule, top half should generally be a darker shade. most of the other fits, mine included, were either gray on gray with the top half being lighter, or when the gray on top was darker, the bottom half was a different color. just an observation.


Thats it! bigstar[1].gif
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

There is so much to learn!

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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Thats it! bigstar[1].gif

smile.gif while i do love that fit, and the monochrome was certainly intentional, i cant help but wonder how that would have looked with an ice blue shirt. can you do a remix just for me?
post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

on a side note, i think part of what make butlers combo so appealing, was the use of both a gray SC and gray trousers, but the top have was darker in shade than the bottom half.

i believe that is the general rule, top half should generally be a darker shade. most of the other fits, mine included, were either gray on gray with the top half being lighter, or when the gray on top was darker, the bottom half was a different color. just an observation.

Do you now understand why navy pants hardly work?
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Do you now understand why navy pants hardly work?

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i thought that might be coming. yes, i understand that that is both the challenge with gray SCs and navy pants. both can be very hard to do right, but both can also look great when done right.

not to mention, i think navy pants are excellent when going sans jacket or wearing a sweater.
post #55 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

There is so much to learn!

nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Thats it! bigstar[1].gif

smile.gif while i do love that fit, and the monochrome was certainly intentional, i cant help but wonder how that would have looked with an ice blue shirt. can you do a remix just for me?



I occasionally wear the jacket with a blue shirt and winter whites - I will try to post a pic next time bigstar[1].gif
post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

I occasionally wear the jacket with a blue shirt and winter whites - I will try to post a pic next time bigstar[1].gif

thanks! i look forward to it.
post #57 of 59
Thread Starter 
Well, it seems you gentlemen have decided that my example of the hated odd grey jacket was all right after all!

Thanks very much indeed for votes and kind remarks bigstar[1].gif

Next challenge:

Trousers importance are often somewhat neglected, not only buy the wearers, but also by tailors who seem to concentrate their interest and efforts on the jackets. So lets find out who has the best fitting summer linen trousers?

The best fitting linen trousers challenge

http://www.styleforum.net/t/355828/the-best-fitting-linen-trousers-challenge
Edited by Butler - 7/22/13 at 11:47pm
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

^^ @ canta. The shoulders look a bit extended. Are they? That's not a critique as I think the silhoutte is great. Just wondering about your fit choices. I'm thinking about having a brown tweed made up. Hadn't really thought about grey. But then I have a Harris grey in the back of my closet and I never wear it. Don't know why.

A little.

I think almost everyone looks better with a little extension so long as the shoulder doesn't droop. I think it works with tweed.
post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

This one isn't really a contest, is it? It's not that there aren't many nice fits, but Butler's is the kind of fit that's so effortlessly superior that makes you want to give up and dress in a sack! smile.gif

Accurate
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