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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20130920: NO PANTS!!!!!

Poll Results: WHO LOOKS THE BEST WITHOUT PENTS?!?

Poll expired: Sep 24, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 70% (42)
    TTO
  • 8% (5)
    GMMcL
  • 5% (3)
    upr_crust
  • 40% (24)
    Holdfast
  • 3% (2)
    coldsalmon
  • 23% (14)
    in stitches
60 Total Votes  
post #1 of 171
Thread Starter 
Yes, thats right, this is officially a no pants challenge. DEAL WITH IT!!

The requirements to be included in the poll are four-fold.


1. You must wear a full suit, no odd pants (hence the no pants challenge).

2. You must wear a BD collar shirt, oxford cloth not required.

3. You must wear a tie.

4. You must NOT wear a PS of any kind.




Please note, due to the upcoming Jewish holiday I will be offline from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday night. Therefore, I will allow entries until Sunday at noon, at about which time I hope to have the poll up. Voting will run through Tuesday night.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND GO!!!

here is some inspiration:


post #2 of 171
This should be a good one. Can't wait to view the entries....
post #3 of 171
Thread Starter 
nod[1].gif
post #4 of 171
To buy an OCBD for this challenge or not...that is the question...
post #5 of 171
I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!
post #6 of 171
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

To buy an OCBD for this challenge or not...that is the question...

OR COURSE!!! you have plenty of time!
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!

perv alert!!!
post #7 of 171
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

1. You must wear a full suit.

2. You must wear a BD collar shirt, oxford cloth not required.

3. You must wear a tie.

I'm not convinced this combination could ever look great. Good? Maybe. Sustainable? Likely. But great? I don't see it.

Stay safe everyone.
post #8 of 171
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I'm not convinced this combination could ever look great. Good? Maybe. Sustainable? Likely. But great? I don't see it.

Stay safe everyone.

BURN!
post #9 of 171
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I'm not convinced this combination could ever look great. Good? Maybe. Sustainable? Likely. But great? I don't see it.

Stay safe everyone.

Why not?

If this really is impossible, id consider changing it. Maybe.

WHAT SAYS YA'LL?!?!?!?
post #10 of 171
Quote:
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

To buy an OCBD for this challenge or not...that is the question...

 

Allen Edmonds Apparel has plenty.

post #11 of 171
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Allen Edmonds Apparel has plenty.

Well played...
post #12 of 171

I am...kind of disappointed after reading the actual challenge. I wanted to show my undies. :embar: 

and shoot I have no buttoned down collar shirts!

post #13 of 171
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Why not?

If this really is impossible, id consider changing it. Maybe.

WHAT SAYS YA'LL?!?!?!?

Feel free to strike down my thinking. After all, the main reason I come to SF anymore is to find things that may change my per-conceived notions. However, here are my concerns:
  • The BD shirt is inherently more casual than it's spread or semi-spread counterparts. What's more, given the forum's penchant for completely unlined and unfused collars, I foresee a lot of people sporting floppy collars that really detract from the sharpness that a suit is supposed to convey.
  • There are very few BD collars made that work with a tie. Casting aside the "collar points must extend to the lapel" rule-of-thumb endorsed by SF, there are still not a lot of (OTR) options that really appear tasteful when paired with ties. Either the roll is too minimal, or the proportions/cut of the collar throw everything off.
  • To my thinking (again, just my opinion), button-down collars aren't made for suits. Regardless of with or without a tie, they just don't look right to my eye. Now I think a tweedy professorial look of odd pants and jacket can look great with a tattersall BD and a rustic tie. However, again, suits generally convey a totally different feel.

The only real chance of success, to my thinking, is a suit in a more casual, rustic fabric (think tweed). Anything worsted will look off.
post #14 of 171
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!

dont you worry. If i get around to it, ill make sure this thread delivers in the truest form of the challenge title.
post #15 of 171
Thread Starter 
i has teh sad. frown.gif

i hear your points, bb, but i think this will be an interesting experiment at the least.


i will leave it as is, and hope that i get some participants.
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