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Poll Results: Who did it best?

Poll expired: May 11, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 42% (35)
    Anden
  • 3% (3)
    Don Cologne
  • 20% (17)
    Holdfast
  • 8% (7)
    GMMcL
  • 26% (22)
    SpooPoker
  • 7% (6)
    Christopher Essex
  • 15% (13)
    An Acute Style
  • 4% (4)
    alessandromo
  • 6% (5)
    Amar ezzahi
  • 1% (1)
    jungleroller
  • 26% (22)
    sugarbutch
  • 41% (34)
    Betelgeuse
  • 52% (43)
    Tirailleur1
  • 3% (3)
    acecow
82 Total Votes  
post #16 of 143
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

No probs.

I wear lots of blended fabrics. The only blend that is not allowed by Jewish law is wool and linen together. Any other blend is fine.

Ahh, I thought it was any type of blend. Not to get too off-topic, but can you wear any wool blend and any linen blend, just not together?

As far as the challenge goes, I really like your submission @Anden. A dark cotton jacket is sometimes a bit tricky to do, but that's done brilliantly.
post #17 of 143
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Should be a fun challenge. Unfortunately, the only jacket I have is a cotton, angora, wool blend. It looks like wool tho. Which, point in fact, is the reason I bought it. I'm not a huge fan of cotton jackets. The wrinkles drive me crazy.

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It's the wrinkles that makes me love cotton jackets. I really do like the casualness in a slightly wrinkled cotton jacket, I don't mind if it's got a washed look either, with darkening around seams et c. Not CBD stuff obviously, but it works great in most of the social situations I find myself in.
Edited by EFV - 5/6/14 at 11:24am
post #18 of 143
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Ahh, I thought it was any type of blend. Not to get too off-topic, but can you wear any wool blend and any linen blend, just not together?

correct, wool and silk, wool and cotton, wool and cashmere.... linen and cotton, linen and silk... all fine. the only issue is a garment that has both wool and linen in it.
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

It's the wrinkles that make me love cotton jackets. I really do like the casualness in a slightly wrinkled cotton jacket, I don't mind if it's got a washed look either, with darkening around seams et c. Not CBD stuff obviously, but it works great in most of the social situations I find myself in.

i like the look as well, but when im wearing it it drives me nuts. my own OCD has me at a loss. frown.gif
post #19 of 143

We're not really saying that this looks good, are we?

Does anyone remember the furor around Southern Style's long blade back when he was a frat boy? Just looks far too affected for me. And while I'm on the topic and among friends, I noticed that the Bentley driving guy from London (sorry, forget his name) got a lot of thumbs for his beige linen suit yesterday which was patently far too small for him. Seems like the GQ menswear thing is overtaking. 

 

post #20 of 143
I recently picked up two cotton SCs, but both need the sleeves altered. I haz a sad.
post #21 of 143
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

We're not really saying that this looks good, are we?
Does anyone remember the furor around Southern Style's long blade back when he was a frat boy? Just looks far too affected for me. And while I'm on the topic and among friends, I noticed that the Bentley driving guy from London (sorry, forget his name) got a lot of thumbs for his beige linen suit yesterday which was patently far too small for him. Seems like the GQ menswear thing is overtaking. 



Other than the extended blade of the tie, what's the problem?
post #22 of 143

I teased Changwoo (the fellow in the picture) about the extended tie blade. He was not amused. His younger brother, however, thought it was pretty funny.

 

Side note: out. My linen-cotton is 70-30.

post #23 of 143
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Other than the extended blade of the tie, what's the problem?

Well that IS a a pretty obvious issue. It isn't like it's just a tad long.

Not long ago the clip-on braces and affected tie blade would have drawn quite the reaction in WAYWRN, but I suspect now this would be quickly in the curated thread. This is just my opinion, but the WAYWRN thread has had good influences in the past (Timo is a great example, given his penchant for very tight pants before and his excellence now), but I see more and more plaudits for the too short, too tight, too artificially sprezzed look. 

I will stop there before I start saying that today's music is just noise and it was so much better "in my day". I'm getting old :(

post #24 of 143
Count me in for this one
post #25 of 143

Other than the tie and the braces, I do like everything else, btw. But as the saying goes "otherwise how was the play, Mrs Lincoln"?

post #26 of 143
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Other than the extended blade of the tie, what's the problem?
Well that IS a a pretty obvious issue. It isn't like it's just a tad long.
Not long ago the clip-on braces and affected tie blade would have drawn quite the reaction in WAYWRN, but I suspect now this would be quickly in the curated thread. This is just my opinion, but the WAYWRN thread has had good influences in the past (Timo is a great example, given his penchant for very tight pants before and his excellence now), but I see more and more plaudits for the too short, too tight, too artificially sprezzed look. 
I will stop there before I start saying that today's music is just noise and it was so much better "in my day". I'm getting old frown.gif

This is why comments are better than thumbs. Who knows why someone thumbs a pic? The blade is silly. Clip-on suspenders are just a practical thing, though. I have some, and short of buying proper suspenders for every pair of pants I own, it's the easiest way to avoid wearing a belt. Plus, I've lost my enthusiasm for sewing in buttons, and I never get downtown to my tailor anymore.
post #27 of 143
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Seems like the GQ menswear thing is overtaking. 

i wouldnt go that far.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Other than the extended blade of the tie, what's the problem?

i dont like the fit all all. the jacket is nice, but looks huge (maybe the angle). dont like the pants or PS. not a fran at all of that fit. steez or no steez.
post #28 of 143

It fits. He's a big fan of drape and it looks good on him. He did mention he'd been getting his jackets larger of late as they're just more comfortable for him to be all steezy in. Well, he didn't mention the steezy part, but that's what I assumed.

 

post #29 of 143
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i wouldnt go that far.
i dont like the fit all all. the jacket is nice, but looks huge (maybe the angle). dont like the pants or PS. not a fran at all of that fit. steez or no steez.

Perhaps I'm overstating it, but I do see fits getting praise that just a year ago would have been called out. That isn't to say that the inverse is true, that good (to my eye) fits are getting overlooked; they aren't. But no one commented on the fit of this suit:

 

 

No one commented on a recent contrast stitched buttonhole on Amar and only a single comment on a recent fit featuring rolled back jacket cuff to accentuate the working buttons. 

Perhaps the thread has just become a kinder, gentler place, which is no bad thing, I guess. It has a reputation for being quite the opposite. Perhaps that Style Blogger dude should come back now, I think I recall he posted here sometime ago but met a wave of hate, or did I just dream that?

post #30 of 143
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

It fits. He's a big fan of drape and it looks good on him. He did mention he'd been getting his jackets larger of late as they're just more comfortable for him to be all steezy in. Well, he didn't mention the steezy part, but that's what I assumed.
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jacket fit looks better there. i still dont like the pants or PS.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Perhaps I'm overstating it, but I do see fits getting praise that just a year ago would have been called out. That isn't to say that the inverse is true, that good (to my eye) fits are getting overlooked; they aren't. But no one commented on the fit of this suit:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


No one commented on a recent contrast stitched buttonhole on Amar and only a single comment on a recent fit featuring rolled back jacket cuff to accentuate the working buttons. 
Perhaps the thread has just become a kinder, gentler place, which is no bad thing, I guess. It has a reputation for being quite the opposite. Perhaps that Style Blogger dude should come back now, I think I recall he posted here sometime ago but met a wave of hate, or did I just dream that?

if it makes you feel better, i dont like that at all and i hate contrast stitched button holes. i didnt comment because i saw no reason to based on past reactions to feedback.
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