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Poll Results: Who did "The Uniform" best?

Poll expired: Mar 4, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% (0)
    Mr. Six
  • 16% (17)
    Pliny
  • 9% (10)
    Cleav
  • 4% (5)
    Don Cologne
  • 16% (17)
    timotune
  • 7% (8)
    ammanati
  • 9% (10)
    An Acute Style
  • 2% (3)
    StanleyVanBuren
  • 3% (4)
    SeamasterLux
  • 3% (4)
    Coxsackie
  • 5% (6)
    Murlsquirl
  • 6% (7)
    SeaJen
  • 0% (1)
    Maturestyle
  • 0% (0)
    Thin White Duke
  • 20% (21)
    SpooPoker
  • 12% (13)
    Gerry Nelson
  • 23% (24)
    Pingson
  • 13% (14)
    Claghorn
  • 0% (1)
    cptjeff
  • 19% (20)
    Anden
  • 14% (15)
    EFV
  • 21% (22)
    TTO
  • 4% (5)
    Holdfast
  • 15% (16)
    in stitches
  • 0% (1)
    Shen
  • 6% (7)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 6% (7)
    Monkeyface
  • 2% (3)
    HansderHund
  • 4% (5)
    sansimeon
  • 1% (2)
    GMMcL
  • 45% (47)
    Butler
  • 6% (7)
    Skyhigh
  • 19% (20)
    Morgan
  • 13% (14)
    tchoy
  • 9% (10)
    Kaplan
104 Total Votes  
post #181 of 241

Pliny

Spoopoker

GerryNelson

 

Fantastic guys! :worship:

post #182 of 241

Superb set of entries from a large number of people. Really entertaining field to look through and select favourites. In truth, I could probably have voted for a dozen or more outfits. However, because the field is just so massive, I decided to instead pick one outfit that I thought was a cut above the rest. Partly because unlike many of the good outfits, there wasn't a single element I'd change. And partly because the fellow's wearing sunglasses indoors. You just can't beat that.

 

My vote goes to Morgan. :cool:

post #183 of 241
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

Pliny
Spoopoker
GerryNelson

Fantastic guys! worship.gif

Thanks for that! I have to say that this has been one of the most enjoyable challenges so far.

I can't believe people were complaining about it when it was first mentioned.
post #184 of 241
Butler's dresser nearly stole the show.
post #185 of 241
Interesting challenge when a vent-less jacket is leading:D. Voted for too many people to count (including Butler) but the fits are indeed great.
post #186 of 241
a fun challenge indeed. interesting to see how the votes are falling at present.
post #187 of 241
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Interesting challenge when a vent-less jacket is leading:D. Voted for too many people to count (including Butler) but the fits are indeed great.

 

What's wrong with ventless anyway? This is another iGent thing I don't understand. Like many such preferences, it's actually about fashion not style. There's an association of ventless jackets with cheap, mass-produced crap, but for a lot of the Twentieth Century, many of the best suits and coats were ventless - especially coats at either end of the formality spectrum ('casual' DB suits and blazers, and formal evening wear). Ventless jackets do require some skill to cut to produce a flattering shape (which is why the cheap ones can be so bad), but when done right are superb - as Butler shows. Ironically, as a tall, slim guy, Butler is someone whose physique doesn't actually need the elongating effect that a ventless jacket provides - he's lucky enough to have the kind of build that means he can look good in anything. I have two beautiful suits cut in London in the early 1960s that are both ventless and they work superbly for me as a shorter guy. In my view, it's single-vented jackets that are almost always the worst option and the least-flattering. Except if I am looking for a casual, American Ivy type look, where the single vented jacket is essential, I would amost always go for either double vents for SB suits and jackets or ventless for DB suits and jackets (and blazers generally).

post #188 of 241
Nothing wrong with ventless jackets per say, if you have a good tailor and physique that makes it work. But let someone not named Butler wear a ventless jacket and look at how much criticism the fit will get.
post #189 of 241
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Nothing wrong with ventless jackets per say, if you have a good tailor and physique that makes it work. But let someone not named Butler wear a ventless jacket and look at how much criticism the fit will get.

 

I've worn them several times here and no-one would even have noticed that they were ventless had I not mentioned it. Ventless jackets actually work better for those without a classically 'good' physique, certainly more so that single-vented jackets. I'll see if I can find a link to a tailor who'll say this... oh, yes - here's Beckett and Robb's view:

 

"The silhouette created by a ventless jacket is slimming and can be beneficial to large men and/or short men who want to appear thinner and taller."

 

Of course, they (and I) acknowledge that it's out of fashion. But that isn't what we're about here, is it?

post #190 of 241
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Nothing wrong with ventless jackets per say, if you have a good tailor and physique that makes it work. But let someone not named Butler wear a ventless jacket and look at how much criticism the fit will get.
I'll try that tomorrow then! stirpot.gif
-TTO
post #191 of 241

I often like these post-challenge snippets of discussion as much as the challenges themselves, especially if they result in another 'challenge' - looking forward to the fit @TTO!

post #192 of 241
I didn't realize it was multiple choice - if I can add an additional vote, I'd like to add to Butler's tally on behalf of my wife, who was very impressed with his entry.

Thanks for the vote, Holdfast. I am fully aware of how ridiculous the indoor sunglasses are, but it's too much fun and it's how I would appear on the street anyway. It's probably a SoCal thing, but I've got about a dozen pairs of shades and consider them accessories in the same class as pocket squares or watches.

I had a great time with this entry. Although the navy blazer and grey trouser combo is my standby, I often wear the inverse: a grey sportcoat and blue (but not necessarily navy) trouser, with brown cordovan or suede footwear. Just sayin'.
post #193 of 241
I wish I could have seen Butler's submission...
post #194 of 241
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

I often like these post-challenge snippets of discussion as much as the challenges themselves, especially if they result in another 'challenge' - looking forward to the fit @TTO
!

+1, the discussions that comes out of these challenges is among the best things SF has to offer these days. This is what the WAYWRN thread used to be (or at least it used to be more so).
post #195 of 241
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Interesting challenge when a vent-less jacket is leading:D. Voted for too many people to count (including Butler) but the fits are indeed great.

What's wrong with ventless anyway? This is another iGent thing I don't understand. Like many such preferences, it's actually about fashion not style. There's an association of ventless jackets with cheap, mass-produced crap, but for a lot of the Twentieth Century, many of the best suits and coats were ventless - especially coats at either end of the formality spectrum ('casual' DB suits and blazers, and formal evening wear). Ventless jackets do require some skill to cut to produce a flattering shape (which is why the cheap ones can be so bad), but when done right are superb - as Butler shows. Ironically, as a tall, slim guy, Butler is someone whose physique doesn't actually need the elongating effect that a ventless jacket provides - he's lucky enough to have the kind of build that means he can look good in anything. I have two beautiful suits cut in London in the early 1960s that are both ventless and they work superbly for me as a shorter guy. In my view, it's single-vented jackets that are almost always the worst option and the least-flattering. Except if I am looking for a casual, American Ivy type look, where the single vented jacket is essential, I would amost always go for either double vents for SB suits and jackets or ventless for DB suits and jackets (and blazers generally).

Not tall at all: 176 cm/5.9 and 70 kgs/154 lbs bigstar[1].gif
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