or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Friday Challenge 08/23/13 - Your best summer look
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Friday Challenge 08/23/13 - Your best summer look - Page 9

Poll Results: Whose is the Best Summer Look?

Poll expired: Aug 26, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 37% (33)
    Claghorn
  • 4% (4)
    Roycru
  • 6% (6)
    Mr. Cucumber
  • 3% (3)
    Upr_crust
  • 29% (26)
    Holdfast
  • 2% (2)
    Kai (Casual)
  • 3% (3)
    Kai (Suited)
  • 2% (2)
    Archibald Leach
  • 4% (4)
    Thin White Duke
  • 11% (10)
    Timotune
  • 14% (13)
    In Stitches
  • 12% (11)
    Sugarbutch
  • 7% (7)
    Binge
  • 4% (4)
    Mrjester
  • 30% (27)
    Butler
  • 8% (8)
    An Acute Style
  • 5% (5)
    FalconXtreme
  • 4% (4)
    Don Cologne
  • 23% (21)
    Tirailleur
  • 10% (9)
    Mr. Claymore
89 Total Votes  
post #121 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

That's quite the assumption. rolleyes.gif

I know! Let's argue about why I think (based on other discussions about the topic) that people didn't vote for me.... Yup, that sounds like fun.

So, why don't we try to have an actual productive conversation: Did you vote for me? Why or why not?
post #122 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

I know! Let's argue about why I think (based on other discussions about the topic) that people didn't vote for me.... Yup, that sounds like fun.

So, why don't we try to have an actual productive conversation: Did you vote for me? Why or why not?


If it's any consolation, I still wouldn't have voted for you if you showed your face.

Assuming I haven't read the title wrong and this isn't some jazz-age costume party, I think the whole thing's unconscionable.
post #123 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post


I know! Let's argue about why I think (based on other discussions about the topic) that people didn't vote for me.... Yup, that sounds like fun.

So, why don't we try to have an actual productive conversation: Did you vote for me? Why or why not?

Not that I'm a long time member with a credible background, but I didn't vote since it looked like you were trying far too hard. Summer, to me, is about laying back. The hat, the overly-coordinated matching colors, the bold as ever stripes, the chain,  the double breasted shaw waistcoat (which was made to keep people warm in the winter, not cool in the summer), spectators. There was so much going on, I didn't know what you were going for.

post #124 of 204

And now for something completely different

 

post #125 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Sugs for restrained taste.
Tril for somehow making a godawful shirt look great.
Claymore for holy-over-the-top-batman.

No votes for Clags because no shoes.
No votes for Butler because it's just unfair to us mortals.
No votes for Stitch because he mistook the summer challenge for the autumn challenge.

What do you think I could have done better? 

 

That question really goes to anyone willing to answer. I thought it was fantastic, casual, summer, nice colors, etc. But I guess I have some learning to do. 

 

Was it that I have very few wardrobe pieces so far? More shirts/sc's/pants/shoes coming in, but they're not here now.

post #126 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

And now for something completely different

 

 

Congrats on your win, senor.

post #127 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I limp in with this. Too lazy to hem pants that would work better.

 

All linen.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The materials aren't clearly linen, and since the colors aren't particularly summery, that feature was really necessary. A full fit picture also always helps (yes, coming from a guy without feet). Straighten out that tie/collar.

 

But yes, it seems like a very pleasant fit. I wish I could see the whole thing properly put together.

post #128 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Congrats on your win, senor.


Don't you fucking jinx it. The poll is still open. This happened last time. Do you have any idea how scary it is to have Butler one vote behind you?cold[1].gif

post #129 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

No votes for Stitch because he mistook the summer challenge for the autumn challenge.

LIES!! ALL OF THEM LIES!!!

--

clags, i would have considered voting for you if i could see the shoes and if they looked good with the fit. i cant vote for a fit if i cant see the whole thing. sorry bro.
post #130 of 204

I can show you the socks I was wearing if you'd like. Because I'd like that very much. Facetime?

post #131 of 204
Well... Holdfast, now you know you know why more people didn't vote for me...
post #132 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

What do you think I could have done better? 

That question really goes to anyone willing to answer. I thought it was fantastic, casual, summer, nice colors, etc. But I guess I have some learning to do. 

Was it that I have very few wardrobe pieces so far? More shirts/sc's/pants/shoes coming in, but they're not here now.

I think it looked fine - just not too summery. The jacket is fairly dark and burgundy tie (even a knit) doesn't exactly scream summer. Gunclub check is more of a colder weather look as well.

The clash of the chestnut belt / brown shoes bothers me but that's because my parents didn't hug me enough as a child.
post #133 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

What do you think I could have done better? 

That question really goes to anyone willing to answer. I thought it was fantastic, casual, summer, nice colors, etc. But I guess I have some learning to do. 

Was it that I have very few wardrobe pieces so far? More shirts/sc's/pants/shoes coming in, but they're not here now.

For what it's worth, I thought that your outfit was very good. If I voted for a top 4-5 instead of a top 2, you definitely would have gotten a vote from me. I just happened to really, really like with Claghorn and Holdfast did this week above all others and I tend to vote for the fits that take it to that next level, which is something that is really hard to do. It's a mix of having the right wardrobe, experience putting things together and maybe even a bit of luck sometimes. Thing is, you can be a really well dressed guy and never win one of these challenges. When you have a bunch of people with good taste putting together outfits and taking varying amounts of risk (sometimes hitting it out of the park when they do), it's tough to win. Half the fun is being inspired and learning from others too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

I know! Let's argue about why I think (based on other discussions about the topic) that people didn't vote for me.... Yup, that sounds like fun.

So, why don't we try to have an actual productive conversation: Did you vote for me? Why or why not?

I didn't give you a vote this week and it had nothing to do with your face being blocked out. I appreciate that you were trying to be bold, but wearing a rather loud and attention grabbing suit is not easy to do. Everything else has to work perfectly for that kind of look to work (or you have to be Butler) and that just wasn't the case this time. I give you credit for trying to take on something which was probably a 10/10 on the difficulty scale, but I think that's what did you in. I agree with the comment on the waistcoat being a bit much for a summer outfit. Of course, finding the perfect quiet and subtle outfit is not exactly easy either. The trick is to get a reaction of "Wow" that isn't followed by, "Where's he going with this?" I hope this doesn't sound overly harsh; just offering my two cents.
post #134 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The materials aren't clearly linen, and since the colors aren't particularly summery, that feature was really necessary. A full fit picture also always helps (yes, coming from a guy without feet). Straighten out that tie/collar.

 

But yes, it seems like a very pleasant fit. I wish I could see the whole thing properly put together.

Well, god damn it, they're linen. The collar is unfused, moves extremely easy if you move at all. I love it. 

 

Thanks. I'll do it next time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


Don't you fucking jinx it. The poll is still open. This happened last time. Do you have any idea how scary it is to have Butler one vote behind you?cold%5B1%5D.gif

This made me lol hard. I needed lolz right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


I think it looked fine - just not too summery. The jacket is fairly dark and burgundy tie (even a knit) doesn't exactly scream summer. Gunclub check is more of a colder weather look as well.

The clash of the chestnut belt / brown shoes bothers me but that's because my parents didn't hug me enough as a child.

Thanks, appreciate it. I didn't know burgundy knits were not summer. I'll keep that in mind. 

 

The shoes are the exact same, promises. It's just a bad picture I guess. Getting used to a new fancy dancy camera I don't know how to use. Auto-mode isn't the end-all be-all apparently.

Quote:
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


For what it's worth, I thought that your outfit was very good. If I voted for a top 4-5 instead of a top 2, you definitely would have gotten a vote from me. I just happened to really, really like with Claghorn and Holdfast did this week above all others and I tend to vote for the fits that take it to that next level, which is something that is really hard to do. It's a mix of having the right wardrobe, experience putting things together and maybe even a bit of luck sometimes. Thing is, you can be a really well dressed guy and never win one of these challenges. When you have a bunch of people with good taste putting together outfits and taking varying amounts of risk (sometimes hitting it out of the park when they do), it's tough to win. Half the fun is being inspired and learning from others too.

Thanks, appreciate it.

 

Thanks, everyone. I like the assessment phase more than the challenge.

post #135 of 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Congrats on your win, senor.


Don't you fucking jinx it. The poll is still open. This happened last time. Do you have any idea how scary it is to have Butler one vote behind you?cold%5B1%5D.gif

bigstar[1].gifdevil.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Friday Challenge 08/23/13 - Your best summer look