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post #1876 of 2743
Cheers Mr K and to anyone else who voted for me. It's nice to get more than my usual one or two sympathy votes and on a broader scale to maybe bolster the view on SF MC that 'the look' is every bit as deserving of praise as some of the more 'acceptable' images which get relentlessly praised.
post #1877 of 2743
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I was thinking about the Challenges over the weekend.

 

I believe the Friday Challenge started out as a swipe by the Classic Menswear  guys at Casual Fridays or whatever they are called now. The idea was to dress as formally as possible in the face of an increasingly casual world. Over the years the concept has become watered-down somewhat, but it remains a CM challenge.

 

The Challenges on SW&D tend to encourage a far more imaginative approach, often demanding a piece of creative writing, brilliant photography as well as a cool and often very costly outfit.  They tend to run over a few weeks.  Recent examples have been Milkman with a Dark Past, the End-of-the-Worldyour last outfit and currently, Rainwear. I think the entries tend to be more imaginative and entertaining – even though many of the outfits are not up my street.

 

So, I was just wondering whether we should have the occasional Look Goes On Challenge.  The recent 20th Century Man FC showed that we can do it! Any views?

post #1878 of 2743
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I was thinking about the Challenges over the weekend.

 

I believe the Friday Challenge started out as a swipe by the Classic Menswear  guys at Casual Fridays or whatever they are called now. The idea was to dress as formally as possible in the face of an increasingly casual world. Over the years the concept has become watered-down somewhat, but it remains a CM challenge.

 

The Challenges on SW&D tend to encourage a far more imaginative approach, often demanding a piece of creative writing, brilliant photography as well as a cool and often very costly outfit.  They tend to run over a few weeks.  Recent examples have been Milkman with a Dark Past, the End-of-the-Worldyour last outfit and currently, Rainwear. I think the entries tend to be more imaginative and entertaining – even though many of the outfits are not up my street.

 

So, I was just wondering whether we should have the occasional Look Goes On Challenge.  The recent 20th Century Man FC showed that we can do it! Any views?


Mr Knightley, just my humble opinion...

I don't think there would be enough challengers for a 'new' challenge, furthermore if it's too specific. And i suppose that quite a lot of 'The Look goes on' and 'M-t-S' posters are reluctant about posting pictures. 

One Challenge for the CM and one for the SW&D are sufficient i think. 

These Challenges are fun but they take time : to find the good clobber, someone to take the picture, the proper place, etc.

In my case i always did with what i had in my wardrobe, so i'm quite limited. And sometimes i'm not interested by the topic. 

 

Now, the good thing would be that one of our gang win a Challenge and propose an issue around 'The look' (like you did) !

post #1879 of 2743
I don't think a regular competition is something we could sustain. However, I think we could have an occasional 'event' to show how we mature geezers manage to keep a sartorial sense alive without looking bloody ridiculous. I'm thinking that it could spring from an occasion when someone happens to post a picture - like mine on the previous page where Mrs Mystery posed me after I had come back from that degree recital. Something in a picture could spark off a theme - 'the suit', 'cheap-and-cheerful', 'chain store', 'treasured garment', a colour, a fabric, the Oxford shirt, 'Sunday best', and so on. Other folk could follow the spark-off picture with one of their own. But certainly not once a week, and not competitive.

Yes, I do remember how competitive the original 'look' could be, but that was then. smile.gif
post #1880 of 2743
Where to buy a 3-button blazer, plain navy blue, not too expensive, centre vent preferred, patch pockets would be ok...
post #1881 of 2743
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I don't think a regular competition is something we could sustain. However, I think we could have an occasional 'event' to show how we mature geezers manage to keep a sartorial sense alive without looking bloody ridiculous. I'm thinking that it could spring from an occasion when someone happens to post a picture - like mine on the previous page where Mrs Mystery posed me after I had come back from that degree recital. Something in a picture could spark off a theme - 'the suit', 'cheap-and-cheerful', 'chain store', 'treasured garment', a colour, a fabric, the Oxford shirt, 'Sunday best', and so on. Other folk could follow the spark-off picture with one of their own. But certainly not once a week, and not competitive.

Yes, I do remember how competitive the original 'look' could be, but that was then. smile.gif


I like this concept M-o-M and I agree the competitive / voting approach would probably not be right.  The 'challenge' could run over a number of weeks because, as Clouseau says, it can take a bit of bringing together. 

 

It would be good to kick off with your recent 'suit' post.  And to make it less onerous the pics would not have to be from this month but just recently taken.

post #1882 of 2743
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It would be good to kick off with your recent 'suit' post.  And to make it less onerous the pics would not have to be from this month but just recently taken.

Fair enough - let me reprise them.





Mr Knightley, make suggestions as to what the guys should focus on for this 'event'. The basic suit maybe?
post #1883 of 2743
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Thanks @Man-of-Mystery

 

Ok, gents the first The Look Goes On 'event'' - the Suit.  The suit was always central to the Look back in the late sixties. 

 

I can still recall most of the details of my visit to the tailor with my dad in 1967 for my first MTM suit.  That was from a High Street tailor, John Collier 'the window to watch'.  The style of it was very close to the one M-o-M is wearing here.

 

How do we wear our suits today?  Do we stick resolutely to that late-60s style - 3 button (with top or top two buttons fastened), slim flat-fronted trousers and made up in mohair, dogtooth or PoW?  Or do we allow ourselves more latitude while retaining that sharp silhouette?  Are they still MTM / bespoke or do we opt for off the peg with alterations?

 

So show us your suit and, like M-o-M, give us a little detail on how the outfit has been brought together.

 

No rules as such and no separate thread - let's just post 'em here by 31 May. Some inspiration?

 

 

 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 5/7/16 at 2:55am
post #1884 of 2743
By the way, my suit looks grey in those pics. Actually it's closer to Lovat green.
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I already posted this picture in the 'no pattern' challenge...

I bought this suit during the sales (it was a real bargain) 7 or 8 years ago. It's a Merc, but not their usual shiny polyester one. This one is made of a Wool & silk blend.          2 buttons, side vents, slightly tonic, quite a slim fit . I just had a few alterations done. Here i wear it with a Ben Sherman poplin BD (small collar), a white silk PS, and a vintage 60s Bournat tie.

 

The lining is in tonic blue. At the time i bought it, Paul Smith made one suit who had exactly the same cut/shape & lining. Colors (and price !) were much different though.

 

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Here i wear it with a Polo RL poplin BD shirt and an Old England tie (like Bournat, this old french 'maison' doesn't exist anymore).

I like this suit quite a lot, very versatile, but still got 'the look' ...

 

Here are the trousers...

With Otisopse Italian suede Tassel loafers.


Edited by Clouseau - 5/7/16 at 6:53am
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Has anyone seen the Made in England Fred Perry polos in their shops at the moment ?.

I tried one on Saturday and the fit was nice so I bought it,£70 though,which imo is over the top but the made in China ones are £55.

I bought the navy with light blue piping,I remember buying the same colour in 1974 and it was £4 !.

 

I have ordered a Wolsey knitted cotton polo online as the shop in Bristol doesn't stock them,I will give my verdict on that when it arrives.

post #1887 of 2743
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Has anyone seen the Made in England Fred Perry polos in their shops at the moment ?.

I tried one on Saturday and the fit was nice so I bought it,£70 though,which imo is over the top but the made in China ones are £55.

I bought the navy with light blue piping,I remember buying the same colour in 1974 and it was £4 !.

 

I have ordered a Wolsey knitted cotton polo online as the shop in Bristol doesn't stock them,I will give my verdict on that when it arrives.

Good to see you posting again!

 

No, I haven't seen them.  I also bought a navy Fred Perry this spring - a FP x Nigel Cabourn polo from End. Made in Portugal.  Lovely feel and generous cut.

 

 

 

I'll look out for the MiE ones.

 

Edit - looking through my meagre selection today I recalled my previous FP (that Mrs K bought me last year in Palermo) is MiE.  Two earlier purchases from Choice Menswear here in Essex were Made in Portugal (CDG Shirt collaboration with a zip front) and  Made in Italy (in the style of a Smedley).  I'll try to post a pic asap.


Edited by Mr Knightley - 5/11/16 at 10:58am
post #1888 of 2743
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Any more for the first The Look Goes On 'event' - the Suit?

 

The two entries so far show how the Look can be updated for today without it appearing at all like costume.

post #1889 of 2743
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Any more for the first The Look Goes On 'event' - the Suit?

I do suits so will probably post something once I get back from the Atlas mountains - you wouldn't want to see (or smell) what I am wearing now!

My own Look Goes on challenge - What Are You Mountaineering in Today





Patagonia/Mountain Hardwear/Nike!

Even has some graffiti!
Edited by covskin - 5/9/16 at 6:22am
post #1890 of 2743
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LOL:D

 

Have a good time, cov.

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