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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% (2)
    DonCologne
  • 10% (12)
    sugarbutch
  • 6% (8)
    oldog/oldtrix
  • 9% (11)
    nabilmust
  • 31% (38)
    timotune
  • 3% (4)
    GMMcL
  • 3% (4)
    SeaJen
  • 18% (22)
    Cleav
  • 2% (3)
    RogerP
  • 4% (5)
    steffenbb11
  • 11% (14)
    Murlsquirl
  • 5% (6)
    Claghorn
  • 20% (24)
    Coxsackie
  • 5% (6)
    eviltimeban
  • 25% (30)
    Pingson
  • 6% (8)
    MonkeyFace
  • 3% (4)
    EliodA
  • 3% (4)
    coldsalmon
  • 0% (1)
    archibaldleach
  • 0% (1)
    CousinDonuts
  • 0% (1)
    Roycru
  • 1% (2)
    PCK1
  • 4% (5)
    tchoy
  • 5% (6)
    upr_crust
  • 33% (40)
    in stitches
  • 11% (14)
    TTO
  • 10% (12)
    Anden
  • 8% (10)
    Rudals
  • 0% (1)
    Danleyness
  • 21% (26)
    Shen
119 Total Votes  
post #31 of 355
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

That's good to hear! Maybe I'll give it a try in a couple of years. My apologies though, didn't mean to imply that everyone in the city wearing a DB is a senior rainmaker, but it definitely helps with pulling it off.

I figured given Prince Charles's affinity for them they might be more acceptable but I guess I'm wrong.
post #32 of 355
Would love to see odd jacket examples coz CBD to me means blue or grey suit.
post #33 of 355

I am so gonna try to win this won. I got some hidden ties up my sleeves. 

post #34 of 355
is navy grenadine considered eyetalian CBD?
post #35 of 355
I doubt I'll really be able to compete in this one, but I'd love to see what y'all come up with.
post #36 of 355
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

is navy grenadine considered eyetalian CBD?


May I refer you to this excellent... http://www.tweedinthecity.com/2013/02/04/not-quite-so-simple/
post #37 of 355
i dont see no grenadines there? puzzled.gif
post #38 of 355
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont see no grenadines there? puzzled.gif

Isn't that your answer?????
post #39 of 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

is navy grenadine considered eyetalian CBD?

That's actually a really good question. Is it spaghetti or is it not?

post #40 of 355
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Isn't that your answer?????

well, there were only 3 pictures. that does not mean that grenadine is not italian CBD.

SOMEONE ANSWER ME NAOW!
post #41 of 355
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


well, there were only 3 pictures. that does not mean that grenadine is not italian CBD.

SOMEONE ANSWER ME NAOW!

 

From the Italian CBD thread, post #4

 

Diego and Andrea Della Valle, grenadine and knit ties:

 

post #42 of 355
Thread Starter 
In referencing the Tweed in the City article/blog I was hoping to draw attention to this particular paragraph:-


And so it is with the uniform of Italian businessmen–the well-known staple combination of grey or blue suit, light blue shirt, and dark blue tie. It’s an excellent foundational approach. However, many men inspired by it unwittingly convert themselves into caricatures. While your mind may see just grey and blue, the truth is that the uniform relies on texture, tone, and pattern to really shine. If you observe some sterling examples, you’ll see there’s much more at work than might first appear.


If I've time to post a new pic I could wear a Navy Gren. I'm sure Matteo Marzotto worship.gif has a blue gren (!) would he wear it in an ICBD setting? I don't know but who cares mon brav, it may be just my interpretation of the challenge and how I want to roll.

In conclusion if one looks carefully there are examples in there of a Gren and a knit from the brothers nod[1].gif
post #43 of 355
You got your answer. You just didn't like it.
post #44 of 355
welp, its seems that navy grenadine is more than acceptable, and i may go that route.
post #45 of 355
I may see if I can throw something together with an odd jacket, but I think I'm probably out again. Looking forward to the fit pics though!
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