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Poll Results: Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jan 27, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% (9)
    John Doe
  • 13% (15)
    Anden
  • 7% (9)
    DonCologne
  • 17% (20)
    SeaJen
  • 1% (2)
    jungleroller
  • 1% (2)
    Off My Rack
  • 3% (4)
    Cleav
  • 4% (5)
    alessandromo
  • 10% (12)
    clarinetplayer
  • 11% (13)
    Claghorn
  • 13% (15)
    Pingson
  • 9% (11)
    upr_crust
  • 2% (3)
    stylesbitchly
  • 27% (31)
    in stitches
  • 10% (12)
    StanleyVanBuren
  • 1% (2)
    GMMcL
  • 13% (15)
    oldog/oltrix
  • 12% (14)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 7% (8)
    Holdfast
  • 2% (3)
    Academic2
  • 7% (9)
    An Acute Style
  • 12% (14)
    kulata
  • 4% (5)
    black_umbrella
  • 4% (5)
    quasi-lurker
  • 12% (14)
    sansimeon
  • 16% (19)
    butler
113 Total Votes  
post #91 of 179
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

those pants are spectacular, Cotton Dockers!
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

Yeah they are!  

 

Thanks! $4.99 at Salvation Army.

 

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

This is getting more intimidating by the minute.  Honestly, I could give a thumbs up to all of them.  Such good stuff that I’m going to post now before even more good stuff shows up.  Otherwise I’d chicken out.

 

Going casual.  Goal 1:  stay warm (camel hair, very heavy one-of-a-kind hand-made cable knit boat neck sweater, actually worn on a real boat); goal 2:  get at least one vote.  (I can live with one out of two).

 

Thank,s all.  Have a good weekend.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Those are some huge cables, AC!

post #92 of 179
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

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Those are some huge cables, AC!


Indeed.  It was stupid of me not to include a picture showing the full front; the parts covered by the jacket are in a vertical herringbone pattern, which frames the cables in the front.  Friday afternoon burnout.

 

Very beautiful trousers in your photos, by the way.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 1/24/14 at 12:06pm
post #93 of 179
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post


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Beautiful coat.  And a textbook example of perfect horizontal alignment of the pockets with the buttons.  That ticket pocket isn't mere decoration here—it's impossible to imagine the jacket without it.  Lovely lapel, too.  Love the way the notch continues the line established by the collar points.  The whole thing is a coherent Gestalt.  Very thoughtfully constructed.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #94 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

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Beautiful coat.  And a textbook example of perfect horizontal alignment of the pockets with the buttons.  That ticket pocket isn't mere decoration here—it's impossible to imagine the jacket without it.  Lovely lapel, too.  Love the way the notch continues the line established by the collar points.  The whole thing is a coherent Gestalt.  Very thoughtfully constructed.

Cheers,

Ac

That was a great description of the jacket and actually put words on a few things I haven't managed to articulate myself (like placement if pockets vs buttons). It is ideed a really nice jacket and you can tell it's made by a really high-end bespoke tailor (but as I noted above not for me). I am really happy with it - this and the Donegal I wore earlier in the week (also a Cifonelli, made for the same original client) are, hands down, my two favourite jackets.
Edited by Pingson - 1/24/14 at 1:37pm
post #95 of 179
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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post
 

Get this Oxxford clothes sports coat today. Sleeves are 1 inch too long and will be shorten soon.

 

 

Full shot and details (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

That's a nice jacket DonCologne.  Lots of options for matching it with shirts and great choice on the pocket square.

post #96 of 179
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

 

 

Epaulet (jacket & pants)

Bexley (shoes)

Well done StanleyVanBuren

post #97 of 179

My entry.  Navy blue pants and camel jacket.  Bonus points for overcoat?  It's extremely cold and snowy in NYC this week hence the cardigan and boots.  

 

 

 

 

post #98 of 179
My entry, decided to make it 4 patterns. Hope it works smile.gif

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Edited by kulata - 1/24/14 at 3:13pm
post #99 of 179



lighting is washing this out
post #100 of 179

Thought I'd take a stab:

 

post #101 of 179
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

[...]  Bonus points for overcoat?  [...]

 

 

You have an overcoat that's light on the top and dark on the bottom? 

 

Damn.

 

No wonder this place always makes me feel inadequate.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #102 of 179

Well this didn't really work out as planned.. I put together a fit including a pair of charcoal flannels that I rarely use and took some pictures this morning, but after seeing the pics I realized they were simply too tight to use and had to change pants. 

 

Instead, this is what I'll be wearing tonight. Perhaps a bit too casual for the thread. Gray jacket and navy pants, breaking all sf rules :)

 

(Jacket is short, tight and would benefit from a lower buttoning point, I know. Still kinda like it though)

 

 

 

very tight pants (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #103 of 179
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Originally Posted by sansimeon View Post
 

Well this didn't really work out as planned.. I put together a fit including a pair of charcoal flannels that I rarely use and took some pictures this morning, but after seeing the pics I realized they were simply too tight to use and had to change pants. 

 

Instead, this is what I'll be wearing tonight. Perhaps a bit too casual for the thread. Gray jacket and navy pants, breaking all sf rules :)

 

(Jacket is short, tight and would benefit from a lower buttoning point, I know. Still kinda like it though)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

very tight pants (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm always surprised when I hear new SF rules.  No navy pants with grey jacket is new to me.  I think it is quite silly given the inverse, grey pants and navy jacket, is a standby.  I actually like both fits.

post #104 of 179
Quite right AAS
post #105 of 179
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Originally Posted by sansimeon View Post

 

[...] Perhaps a bit too casual for the thread [...]

 


It's official:  casual is allowed.


See post #36 in this thread by Pingson, the Challenge Master.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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