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Poll Results: Who said FU best?

Poll expired: Feb 18, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 21% (25)
    Monkeyface
  • 6% (8)
    upr_crust
  • 0% (0)
    stylesbitchly
  • 16% (19)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 9% (11)
    luv2breformed
  • 3% (4)
    Roycru
  • 1% (2)
    Mr. Six
  • 12% (14)
    Claghorn
  • 12% (14)
    DonCologne
  • 8% (10)
    ReubenR
  • 6% (8)
    RogerP
  • 12% (14)
    in stitches
  • 2% (3)
    CousinDonuts
  • 5% (6)
    kulata
  • 0% (1)
    J011yroger
  • 0% (1)
    archibaldleach
  • 38% (44)
    An Acute Style
  • 4% (5)
    Pliny
  • 6% (8)
    tchoy
  • 50% (58)
    Butler
  • 0% (1)
    Academic2
  • 7% (9)
    sansimeon
115 Total Votes  
post #31 of 211

Good stuff so far, here's mine from yesterday's WAYWRN:

 

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post #32 of 211
dat jacket icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i fear my FU is not as FU as the fits going up. damn guys, well done.
post #33 of 211
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Good stuff so far, here's mine from yesterday's WAYWRN:

 

 

 

 

 

Great combo! Details on tie?

post #34 of 211

I'm having trouble seeing any of the current submissions as "FU" in the sense of “loud,” which was how it was defined at the close of the last challenge when I inquired.  They're all quite beautiful, but they don't strike me as "loud" (I intend that as a compliment, by the way).   I guess in this context "loud" means "strongly patterned," not necessarily "brightly patterned"?   I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to grasp the intended meaning of the term in the present context.

 

Perhaps this is one of those generation gap things ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35 of 211
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I'm having trouble seeing any of the current submissions as "FU" in the sense of “loud,” which was how it was defined at the close of the last challenge when I inquired.  They're all quite beautiful, but they don't strike me as "loud" (I intend that as a compliment, by the way).   I guess in this context "loud" means "strongly patterned," not necessarily "brightly patterned"?   I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to grasp the intended meaning of the term in the present context.

 

Perhaps this is one of those generation gap things ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

No, Ac I agree with you. This was the reason I thought I couldn't play in the winter. I have a couple FU madras jackets, but they are for summer. Stiches comment really threw me for a loop. If he thought these were pretty FU, then perhaps I have much too high a standard. I may be able to play after all.

post #36 of 211
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

I'm having trouble seeing any of the current submissions as "FU" in the sense of “loud,” which was how it was defined at the close of the last challenge when I inquired.  They're all quite beautiful, but they don't strike me as "loud" (I intend that as a compliment, by the way).   I guess in this context "loud" means "strongly patterned," not necessarily "brightly patterned"?   I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to grasp the intended meaning of the term in the present context.

 

Perhaps this is one of those generation gap things ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

No, Ac I agree with you. This was the reason I thought I couldn't play in the winter. I have a couple FU madras jackets, but they are for summer. Stiches comment really threw me for a loop. If he thought these were pretty FU, then perhaps I have much too high a standard. I may be able to play after all.

 

FU jackets could mean different things to different people. At the end of the day, it's the crowd who will decide if it's (a) the proper FU; and (b) the most well-liked FU.

 

Just a reminder: it's the jacket that's the centrepiece of the challenge.

 

There hasn't been one put up yet, but if there is a non-patterned FU jacket that is posted, this is where the multi-vote could work swimmingly - one vote for patterned FU jacket, one for a non-patterned. 

 

Just a thought. Glad to hear yours.

post #37 of 211

Cotton Dockers has my vote for now. His fit would be superb in any context, but the jacket is especially memorable.

 

To me, "FU" means what it says: "I'm going to rock this jacket and I don't care whether you like it or not". Imagine a President delivering a State of the Union address in that jacket. Or a CEO delivering his annual report to the Board.

 

Y'all feelin' me?

post #38 of 211

This is from Monday, but I have something planned for tomorrow too depending on the weather.  

 

post #39 of 211
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No, Ac I agree with you. This was the reason I thought I couldn't play in the winter. I have a couple FU madras jackets, but they are for summer. Stiches comment really threw me for a loop. If he thought these were pretty FU, then perhaps I have much too high a standard. I may be able to play after all.

to me, anything that is loud is FU. just the way i see it.
post #40 of 211
Can't participate but want to be part of the fun.
post #41 of 211

My best attempt:

 

 

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post #42 of 211
fit wise, that might be one of your best ever. everything is clean and the lines are nice and fit your body right.
post #43 of 211

At first I was like, "nice jacket, but not super FU..." Then I saw

 

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My best attempt:

 

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And I was like :slayer: :worship:

post #44 of 211
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[...] Imagine a President delivering a State of the Union address in that jacket. Or a CEO delivering his annual report to the Board. [...]

 

That helps.  Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #45 of 211
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Great combo! Details on tie?

 

Thanks! It is a vintage grenadine from "Carroll & Co." , a tradly mens store in Los Angeles.

 

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

I'm having trouble seeing any of the current submissions as "FU" in the sense of “loud,” which was how it was defined at the close of the last challenge when I inquired.  They're all quite beautiful, but they don't strike me as "loud" (I intend that as a compliment, by the way).   I guess in this context "loud" means "strongly patterned," not necessarily "brightly patterned"?   I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to grasp the intended meaning of the term in the present context.

 

Perhaps this is one of those generation gap things ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

I see your point, especially compared to most of the options posted by Nabilmust, but I think we sometimes forget what the reaction to a jacket would be on SF, as opposed to in the "real world" of solid blue and grey suits. SF is filled with colorful items, both tasteful and not, that do not elicit a reaction deserving of an FU, but I think any of the fits posted so far would elicit a double take from co-workers, friends, significant others, etc. in our day-to-day lives.

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