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Poll Results: Who did turtleneck the best?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 13% (18)
    Ian Erickson
  • 11% (15)
    sugarbutch
  • 12% (17)
    Holdfast
  • 1% (2)
    38R
  • 7% (10)
    Mo'Fuck the Turtle
  • 51% (68)
    gdl203
  • 19% (26)
    el Bert
  • 12% (16)
    Too Lazy to Run His Own Damned Challenge (Tira)
  • 14% (19)
    A.J.V.
  • 26% (35)
    NOBD
  • 11% (15)
    Crat
  • 15% (20)
    Kaplan
  • 6% (9)
    Seajen
  • 4% (6)
    Caustic Man
  • 11% (15)
    StanleyVanBuren
  • 11% (15)
    leftofthedial
  • 0% (1)
    Mr. Claymore
  • 10% (14)
    caseyfud
132 Total Votes  
post #61 of 196
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

@ GDL
Would have been perfect w/o scarf imo. I don't get scarfs with turtlenecks.
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

Agreed. just wrong, like sunglasses inside. or when you are supposed to be cold. how sunny is it??
way too over done, and with a scarf, you cant see the turtleneck.  just chill, and try to look comfortable.

Errr... Thanks. Do I look uncomfortable to you?

To the main point though : what is the purpose of a pocket square? What about a boutonnière? And even a necktie for that matter? Is that conceivable that a scarf could be an accessory but not always used to shield you from the cold? There's a correct answer to this, and it isn't "no".
post #62 of 196

GDL has it won hands-down for my money, but what fun would there be for him if he had no-one to beat, so here goes.

 

 

 

 

Spiewak coat

Marks and Spencer's roll neck  - the only roll neck to survive my house-moving purge. Bought while I was in college, so about 20 years ago.

501s

RJ Colt beater boots

post #63 of 196
A lot of people use scarves as an accessory and if you're comfortable with that its fine. Others use it purely as defence against the cold which is fine too. Do whatever you feel comfortable with. (I never said you look uncomfortable btw.)

Personally I use scarves against cold. If its cold and I'm gonna wear a scarf it might as well be a nice one but I'd never wear a scarf just for te sake of wearing a scarf. That doesn't mean others can't tho. I just think scarves as an accessory look effeminate but thats just my personal opinion. (Actually, I think almost all accessories other than a PS look effeminate.) I also would't wear swimms over my wellies but if others want to thats fine.
The difference (for me) between a scarf and a PS or boutonnière is that the former originally was intended to serve a functional purpose and the latter two were always intended to be accessories.
Edited by Crat - 11/8/13 at 7:27am
post #64 of 196
this challenge is bringing some quality goodness.

kaplan, boring maybe, but excellent.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Errr... Thanks. Do I look uncomfortable to you?
To the main point though : what is the purpose of a pocket square? What about a boutonnière? And even a necktie for that matter? Is that conceivable that a scarf could be an accessory but not always used to shield you from the cold? There's a correct answer to this, and it isn't "no".

first of all, what greg said.

second of all, the nice thing about a scarf is that it you can move it as high up your neck as you want. so for me, even with a high neck sweater or coat or in theory a turtleneck, a scarf serves a functional purpose. not that that matters after the first point, but still worth noting.
post #65 of 196
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Others use it purely as defence against the cold which is fine too.
It can't really be "purely as defense against the cold" though if you think about it. There's an aesthetic element as well. Or you'd simply be buying the warmest scarf even if it's ugly, and you would own only one scarf. smile.gif

The statements about being effeminate, I'd prefer to ignore.
post #66 of 196
Well, there are a ton of scarves out there that are not warm enough (linnen wtf), warm enough, and maybe a few that are too warm.
If you're n the market for a scarf (purely as a shield against cold) you might as well choose the most aesthetically pleasing scarf that keeps you warm enough. Warmer isn't better per se.
post #67 of 196
I love light scarves, cotton scarves, etc... It's all a matter of preference - you're missing out if you've never worn a washed cashmere scarf... I was simply debunking the statement about scarves as a purely functional item. I think we exhausted how little of an argument there needs to be on the topic though... wink.gif
post #68 of 196
If I win this, next challenge will be scarves biggrin.gif
post #69 of 196
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

If I win this, next challenge will be scarves biggrin.gif

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post #70 of 196
Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Will enter what I coincidentally wore earlier today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The turtleneck is William Lockie cashmere, in their linen colour. Very soft, moderately thick, with some light mottling, but quite refined overall and very much towards the CM end of the turtleneck spectrum I would suggest, esp. when worn in this way. For completeness: the tweed jacket & donegal trousers are both Ede, while the suede bit loafers are Ferragamo.
Good outfit, it's pretty funny that the only thing comparable between my outfit of today and yours is the coquelicot, probably the only British tradition that I observe.

 

Thanks. And if you're going to pick one British tradition to observe, I'd say you've chosen well.

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post #73 of 196

 

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

If I win this, next challenge will be scarves biggrin.gif

 

That would actually be lots of fun, esp. if you make it open to both CM & SWD again.

post #74 of 196
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It's all a matter of preference -
This.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

If I win this, next challenge will be scarves biggrin.gif
In biggrin.gif
post #75 of 196
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Thanks. And if you're going to pick one British tradition to observe, I'd say you've chosen well.

The very nature of tradition implies they pick us up, not the other way around. My grandfather was in Britain during WWII and at V-day, he always wore the coquelicot and taught me to wear one, these things stick. Anyway, sorry for the digression. Keep on posting turtlenecks folks.
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