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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 2014/02/07 - Creative three-piece challenge

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Poll expired: Feb 10, 2014  
  • 1% (2)
    ammanati
  • 0% (0)
    Maturestyle
  • 11% (13)
    An Acute Style
  • 0% (1)
    DonCologne
  • 0% (0)
    jungleroller
  • 6% (8)
    oldog/oldtrix
  • 0% (0)
    size 38R
  • 7% (9)
    chocsosa
  • 1% (2)
    GMMcL
  • 23% (28)
    nabilmust
  • 1% (2)
    Pingson
  • 0% (1)
    Anden
  • 2% (3)
    Cleav
  • 0% (1)
    Holdfast
  • 4% (5)
    Monkeyface
  • 0% (1)
    Roycru
  • 0% (0)
    J011yroger
  • 0% (0)
    dirnelli
  • 3% (4)
    FlyingMonkey
  • 9% (11)
    Betelgeuse
  • 1% (2)
    3piecesuitguy
  • 1% (2)
    Mr. Claymore
  • 3% (4)
    Academic2
  • 15% (18)
    Butler
117 Total Votes  
post #1 of 252
Thread Starter 
In light of the very cold weather we have been experiencing the last few weeks (at leafs in the Northern hemisphere), this weeks challenge is to do a three-piece look for some extra warmth. However this has to be done with a creative twist - no true three-piece suits are allowed but rather you must use an odd waistcoat or alternatively cardigan to create something that mimics a three-piece look. I will allow anything that has buttons on the front to be used and I will also allow odd jacket and trousers, so suits are not strictly needed (although I would prefer to see as many looks as possible that incorporate a suit for a more true three-piece look). NB, ties must be worn!


So gentlemen, dig through your closest for that odd waistcoat you never use or that cardigan you didn't remember that you owned and do a creative take on the three-piece suit.


EDIT: On request I will also allow pairings of matching trousers and waistcoat with an odd jacket......

EDIT #2: Deadline for submission of pics in Sunday Feb 9, 09.00 CET (=UTC+1)







This weeks contestants:
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Originally Posted by ammanati View Post

I was adviced to put these photos here rather than into What are you wearing today. More photos from this look here: http://blueloafers.com/outfits/winter-layering/

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SAMUELSOHN OTR "SHADOW" WINDOWPANE SUIT
LAPELLED HERRINGBONE VEST
SKIP GAMBERT CUSTOM SHIRT
E G CAPPELLI CUSTOM TIE
ROBERT TALBOTT PS

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

X post from WAYWRN.  3-piece tweed herringbone suit.  Let's go.  



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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post

Nice challenge because I am forced to try something I have never done before.



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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

I'll give it a whirl.  Shirts blue not lavender as was pointed out to me, morning light (snow reflection) is throwing things off. See spoiler.



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Suit- Suit Supply Brown Check Lazio
Tie- Conrad Wu Olive Melange
Shirt - Mtm Thomas Mason
Shoes - Allen Edmonds Merlot Macneil
Vest - Mens Wearhouse not sure brand

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

was gonna hold off for a few days, but this will do. sw&d 3piece fit
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Engineered Garments Cords, YSL tweed,PRL chambray,Takeo Kikuchi Bow tie,Banana republic waistcoat.

xpost, 90% thrifted. broke all the "rules".

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

This is my first foray into any challenge. This is from a couple of weeks ago..

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Doubt tomorrow's fit will qualify, so here's the official entry.

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A&S
Canali
HF custom waistcoat
Ben Silver
Unknown sq
BB Braces
C&J

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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

 
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Since winter in the Southern Hemisphere is half a year away, this is from half a year ago. The white long-sleeved polo made the cut for "anything that has buttons on the front", but just barely.


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There's also a SWD interpretation of this challenge - but I'm not sure if we're allowed more than just one entry.


Go back an re-read the requirements again...

Ah, missed out the tie. My bad.


Fixed it.



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Shirt is more pink than white.

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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

I guess I have to play in my own challenge. No PS today, I thought the waistcoat was busy enough....

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Originally Posted by Anden View Post

Three challenges in one. 

Darker trouser than SC.
Grey SC
Waistcoat challenge

Jacket- grey
Trousers - mid grey
Waist coat - navy blue
Tie - green
Shirt - light blue
Socks - burgundy
Shoes -  black





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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Decided to go with today's fit as my official entry; I prefer it to yesterday's.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Haven't posted any fitpics in a while, because just like HF and some others I'm having problems with this season's poor lighting. Anyway, today's challenge insipired me to take some pics. The navy blazer has quite some texture in real life, but I doubt I'd wear that combination.

I present: 2 vests, 1 suit (and 1 blazer)

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Which one of the fits is better, and should I submit to challenge?
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

Brooks Brothers blazer, shirt, and tie, Dunn & Co vest, Jim Thompson pocket square, Orvis cord trousers, and Allen Edmonds shoes......



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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Did my best with the dubious lighting.


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J

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Originally Posted by dirnelli View Post

My attempt:




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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Okay, this is literally the only thing I can do that makes any sense in this season, given that I only have only 1 heavy suit, 3 wintery ties and 1 heavy odd waistcoat, here in Japan... I had a small amount of fun with a new PS from Post-Imperial though.

deets: Avon House suit in Moon Yorkshire salt-and-pepper tweed; Old Town charcoal Harris tweed vest; Maker's Shirt (Kamakura) fine green/blue grid on white BD - colour best in the close-up picture; vintage British royal blue wool tie; Post-Imperial PS; Loake 1880 tan brogue boots (with royal blue laces, which you can't see); also Chup blue Fair Isle socks (unseen).

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

I wasn't going to upload my entry but meh, here it is. lol8[1].gif


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Originally Posted by 3piecesuitguy View Post

Hello Gents,

This is such a fantastic challenge, given my username I'm feeling the pressure!!! I am away from home at the moment but as luck would have it I just happen to have a 3 piece with me, and a two piece with an odd waistcoat so here's my entry. The waistcoat is a vintage doeskin my dad used to wear in the 60's so it's one of my favourites.



Not bad for something put together in a hotel room!!

Cheers,

Peter

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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

I though I was going to have to miss out because I didn't have a chance to take a picture yesterday. Fortunately I found this picture of the same outfit, albeit with a different shirt and tie.




@Claghorn I don't know that my beard is that epic.... It certainly has been more eccentric in years past. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Been a busy week.  Almost couldn’t manage this.

Cheers,

Ac


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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Trousers, DB waistcoat (slipped) and SB coat by Mina Adamo, Napoli Su Misura, shirt by Sean O'Flynn, nubucks by John Lobb, St James's
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Edited by Pingson - 2/10/14 at 1:02am
post #2 of 252
O—o! Good one.

J
post #3 of 252
shall participate.
post #4 of 252
I have a question somewhat related to this challenge.

Is there a specific name for the equestrian tattersall vests like this one?

Forgive my ignorance, and thank you in advance.

J

post #5 of 252

If I get to see some clients in the rest of the week, which I hope, I'm in. 

post #6 of 252
Some slovenly ones already. Scruffy fawn cardigan with a navy suit indeed.
post #7 of 252

I'm so glad you did this one! I will try to participate and really look forward to seeing what some of the heavy hitters put together. I have several odd vests, but no clue how to wear most of them. Excited!!!

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I have a question somewhat related to this challenge.

Is there a specific name for the equestrian tattersall vests like this one?

Forgive my ignorance, and thank you in advance.

J

Nevermind, found it.

J
post #9 of 252
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I have a question somewhat related to this challenge.

Is there a specific name for the equestrian tattersall vests like this one?

Forgive my ignorance, and thank you in advance.

J

Nevermind, found it.

J

....and???? What did you find? Please share...
post #10 of 252
I might enter this one
post #11 of 252
Hmmmmm...
post #12 of 252
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

....and???? What did you find? Please share...
They are apparently called "cubbing vests".

J
post #13 of 252

I was adviced to put these photos here rather than into What are you wearing today. More photos from this look here: http://blueloafers.com/outfits/winter-layering/

post #14 of 252

Intriguing choice Pingson, with a lot of scope within your restriction for different choices of that middle layer.

 

It'd be a good theme to open up to the SW&D crowd too; it'd be interesting to see how they'd interpret it given the restrictions.

post #15 of 252
Cool idea. Will have to see if I in fact own a waistcoat or cardigan.
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