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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20140314: ITALIAN CBD - CLASSICO CON SPREZZATURA

Poll Results: Gentlemen, many thanks to you all for making this a great Friday Challenge. For your consideration:-

Poll expired: Mar 17, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 1% of voters (2)
    DonCologne
  • 10% of voters (12)
    sugarbutch
  • 6% of voters (8)
    oldog/oldtrix
  • 9% of voters (11)
    nabilmust
  • 31% of voters (38)
    timotune
  • 3% of voters (4)
    GMMcL
  • 3% of voters (4)
    SeaJen
  • 18% of voters (22)
    Cleav
  • 2% of voters (3)
    RogerP
  • 4% of voters (5)
    steffenbb11
  • 11% of voters (14)
    Murlsquirl
  • 5% of voters (6)
    Claghorn
  • 20% of voters (24)
    Coxsackie
  • 5% of voters (6)
    eviltimeban
  • 25% of voters (30)
    Pingson
  • 6% of voters (8)
    MonkeyFace
  • 3% of voters (4)
    EliodA
  • 3% of voters (4)
    coldsalmon
  • 0% of voters (1)
    archibaldleach
  • 0% of voters (1)
    CousinDonuts
  • 0% of voters (1)
    Roycru
  • 1% of voters (2)
    PCK1
  • 4% of voters (5)
    tchoy
  • 5% of voters (6)
    upr_crust
  • 33% of voters (40)
    in stitches
  • 11% of voters (14)
    TTO
  • 10% of voters (12)
    Anden
  • 8% of voters (10)
    Rudals
  • 0% of voters (1)
    Danleyness
  • 21% of voters (26)
    Shen
119 Total Votes  
post #1 of 355
Thread Starter 
Gentlemen, you are cordially invited to take part in this week's challenge, ITALIAN CBD - Classico con Sprezzatura.

In this Italian Conservative Business Dress style challenge let's look at classics with nonchalance. The more soporific the better.  You will wear a suit or odd-jacket combination, a tie of course is encouraged. Key to the look is that the tie is quiet, though you will find less quiet examples (!) aside from that the choice is yours based on the excellent (IMHO) examples set out below which include Andrea della Valle, Diego della Valle, Luca di Montezemolo, Gianni Agnelli, Stephen Winkelmann, and Matteo Marzotto et al.

I have long been inspired by this look and have been supported and encouraged by our friend @Ich_Dien and a great recent thread by @crimsonsox please support http://www.styleforum.net/t/379713/italian-cbd

Challenge details:

Submissions must be posted by 1700hrs GMT Saturday 15th March 2014. All submissions are to have been worn in March, please indulge me this as I am very tight for time this week. The poll will go up directly on Saturday evening GMT and close on Monday 17th March 2014. For the summary post, I will use only one picture per entrant and will therefore choose your first offering.

Buona fortuna a tutti!







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YOUR ENTRANTS

Thank you all, please vote now!

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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post

Suit is half italian. It´s a Paul Stuart by ISAIA suit.




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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

A quick rearrangement of my accessories today yields my entry


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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Rear tie blade longer than the front, oh sprezzatura, be mine.

This is my entry.




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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

The weather also feels quite Italian smile.gif


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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I liked Beppe's choice of brown suede with his navy suit.




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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

My entry - D'Avenza suit. Pal Zileri tie

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Originally Posted by steffenbp11 View Post

Buona sera !

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Recreating the Marzotto pose w/ similar fit...of course my BD isn't BD'ed.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

My entry. I included a full shot because I thought my hair (badly needing to be cut) resembled some of those fine Italian businessmen examples.




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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Well, being the Northern Italian industrialist fat-cat that I am, I just happened to be wearing this stuff today.




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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

My Friday challenge effort. My inspiration was Stephan Winklemann, the way he wears solid ties with bold blue suits and white shirts, but also the big watch and wrist beads.



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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

OK here we go, a day early.. Yet another blue suit nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

The weather is very Italian, but it is quite windy!


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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Since you guys have nailed the navy and light blue scenarios already, I've gone the charcoal route.
Suit, shirt and tie all from Boggi Milano, which stocks all the middle-of-the-road CBD stuff.

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Originally Posted by coldsalmon View Post

As I am a beginner, I am sticking to the uniform.




Cleav, thanks for making a challenge that's compatible with my limited wardrobe.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Navy DB Steed MTM suit, blue and white stripe shirt, silver/grey oxford tie by Hober. Black oxfords are not pictured. Apologies for the usual mediocre photography.


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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

I was wearing this when I discovered the challenge. Not sure if the tie breaks the plain rule, but I'm not wearing a tie nor jacket tomorrow, so here goes.

Pulling a Clags pose:



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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

Although I am not quite certain what "Italian CBD-Classico Con Sprezzatura" is here I am with my only bit of Italian clothing (a Gucci pocket square that was a birthday gift back around the time of the Bi-Centennial) standing on Italy.


PRL blue blazer, Brooks Brothers shirt (I tried to make one sleeve look longer than the other.  Is that "sprezzatura"?), J Press tie, Gucci pocket square, Orvis cord trousers, and Allen Edmonds Lombards......



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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

my submission smile.gif ...i am a virgin to the friday challenge



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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

Some great fits here gentlemen. I'll have a go at this

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

If it's sprezzatura you want, it's sprezzatura you get . . .



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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

and here is my entry.


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Originally Posted by Anden View Post

In spirit of the challenge I had a caffe macchiato in the sun down at the piazza in my LP Traveller.

I wish you all a great weekend.

Andreas



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Originally Posted by Danleyness View Post

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Here's my humble entry.

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Originally Posted by Shen View Post

Oh blues!

post #2 of 355
Great challenge, I am in!! I have a feeling this is going to be a legendary challenge....
post #3 of 355
I'm placing an early bet on @Murlsquirl. Dat formosa...
post #4 of 355
Thread Starter 
Good call JRD, who else sports one of those...
post #5 of 355
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Good call JRD, who else sports one of those...

stitchy has one in POW, but thats not CBD
post #6 of 355
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Great challenge, I am in!! I have a feeling this is going to be a legendary challenge....


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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

stitchy has one in POW, but thats not CBD

i have the same navy birdseye as murl, where have you been?

also......IM IN!!!
post #7 of 355
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i have the same navy birdseye as murl, where have you been?

also......IM IN!!!

o right i forgot

IN LIKE FLYNN???
post #8 of 355

Ooh I like this one.

post #9 of 355
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

o right i forgot

IN LIKE FLYNN???


essactally!
post #10 of 355
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

essactally!

I just ordered some grey birdseye swatches...
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post #12 of 355

I don't have cool enough hair for this one much less the proper attire I don't think.  I'll keep an eye on what people are posting though and maybe I can make some magic happen. 

post #13 of 355
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

I don't have cool enough hair for this one much less the proper attire I don't think.  I'll keep an eye on what people are posting though and maybe I can make some magic happen. 

umm now would be perfect to use that RLPL and that Caruso coat
post #14 of 355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

umm now would be perfect to use that RLPL and that Caruso coat

And a special tie will make em sing like Caruso nod[1].gif
post #15 of 355
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


umm now would be perfect to use that RLPL and that Caruso coat

I guess I was thinking it had to have a certain look to it (DB and Larger lapels).  I know the coat does but the suit was more tame imo but if you think it fits I'll start there.  :fonz:

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