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Friday Challenge 4/15/2016 - The 20th Century Man

Poll Results: Who is teh best?!

Poll expired: Apr 19, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (12)
    Crusty the 20's Banker
  • 21% of voters (13)
    Baracuta 60's M-o-M
  • 10% of voters (6)
    'Nam 70s Clags
  • 10% of voters (6)
    Intimate Pravda 50s
  • 25% of voters (15)
    Amsterdam McDermott 70s
  • 11% of voters (7)
    70s 007 calypso
  • 15% of voters (9)
    20's Dennis "Peaky Blinders" Walter
  • 8% of voters (5)
    40s Newsman Bienluienapris
  • 25% of voters (15)
    Clouseau 70s Suedehead
  • 30% of voters (18)
    20s EFV at the Cottage
  • 15% of voters (9)
    60s Thin White Duke/Michael Cane
  • 15% of voters (9)
    Baracuda 60s Mr "Steve McQuenn" Knightley
  • 5% of voters (3)
    DerekS the 70s Rock n Roller Hippie
  • 8% of voters (5)
    Miami Vice 80s RoSaCe
  • 31% of voters (19)
    70s Turtleneck CruzAzul
60 Total Votes  
post #1 of 87
Thread Starter 
Here are the rules, iGents.

1. Pick any decade from the 1900's and put together an ensemble that defines its quintessential/stereotypical style.

2. Make sure to note what decade you are going with in your FC submission post. An inspirational pic would be nice, but is not required.

3. Don't just put together some kind of "timeless & classic" fit that you would wear any given day and try and say it would fly 50 years ago too, so it counts. I will disqualify such tomfoolery.

4. This is not a strictly CM challenge. Nor tie nor even jacket is required. Want to wear light blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a black leather jacket and shades like a 50's greaser? Rock on. Want to wear some bell-bottoms, sandals and a flowery shirt like a 60's hippie? Rock on even harder. Want to wear knickers, suspenders and a paperboy cap like your great-great grandpa did in the 20's? Do it. As long as its authentic to the time period, you're golden.

5. Submit your fit by 10PM EST this Saturday the 16th.

6. Be awesome.

7. If you want to win, be really really awesome.

Is this is alotta cosplay? Heck yes. Sue me.

Are there alotta rukes? Heck yes. Cosplay is srs bsns.

And go!

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Let me be the first to throw down the gauntlet. City of London banker, the era between the wars (for the purposes of this challenge, between WWI and WWII, but I am of an age such that one might assume it were the years between the Wars of the Spanish and Austrian Successions).








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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Just for fun. Late 1960s. Here are two pics of myself, one back-in-the-day, one contemporary, both on the steps outside Goldsmiths College, London.

Me in 1969: Ben Sherman shirt, gash sheepskin from the market, Levi Sta-Prest strides, brown boots (not DMs).
Me contemporary: Polaroid shades from Boots, b/d yellow shirt by God-knows-who, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Wrangler Jeans, brown brogues by Jones the Bootmaker, Glasgow. I would have gladly worn an outfit like that in '69.




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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Mid 1970's. Channeling my dad, I guess. No rule mentioned it had to be from this week. This is from a couple of years ago.

Dad's jacket from Vietnam. What he needed a jacket for at Udorn I'll never know. He wore it pretty consistently through the 70s and 80s as well as a bit into the 90s. I wore it heavily in college and when I was living in South Korea. Shows no signs of wear after more than half a century of heavy use.


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Originally Posted by pravda View Post

Ok guys here's my 1950s inspiration for beach/leisure attire:

Then:



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Me today:










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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post



Its Amsterdam 1970,  A young yorkshire skinhead in wrangler double denim, button down and Dms strolls the streets lost, -   high on a cocktail of cheap drinks and local cultural participation... doing his best morecambe and wise impressions...


(edit : does it still count if its NOT costume and we wear it everyday ? cheers.gif )

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Originally Posted by calypso View Post

I suspect that I will be disqualified smile.gif 
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3. Don't just put together some kind of "timeless & classic" fit that you would wear any given day and try and say it would fly 50 years ago too, so it counts. I will disqualify such tomfoolery.

but I saw "The Man With The Golden Gun" yesterday, and the 70s Roger Moore is the coolest dressed Bond








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Originally Posted by Dennis Walter View Post

1920s british gangster (think Peaky Blinders)







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Originally Posted by bienluienapris View Post

1946 journalist, before taking a Saab 90 Scandia and going to Berlin :









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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Today.
My take on the 70s suedehead look.













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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

How suiting I am visiting my friends summer cottage this weekend:

20-30s style.

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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

As proprietor of Rod's Mod Blog (see link below!) it was always gonna be the sixties for me. I even went down into the garage to pay homage to Sir Maurice:

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Suit - Silver mohair sharkskin MTM from Thick As Thieves
Shirt - TM Lewin
Tie - Charles Tyrwhitt
Chelsea boots - Aldo!

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

There are so many great entries, especially the 1960s-inspired ones. 

I grew up in that decade, regretting that I wasn't a little older as the Mod styles of the mid-sixties seemed to me the epitome of cool.  There was one particular piece of kit that I absolutely loved - the Harrington jacket.  My entry pays homage to that exquisite piece of outerwear and the mid to late-sixties. 

My entry:

Jacket - Baracuta G9 in 'loden'
Shades - Giorgio Armani
Polo shirt and cotton v neck - Polo RL
Levis 501s
Loafers - AE Kenwood






(My pics from two or three years ago in Venice)

 
Inspiration:






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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

It probably goes without saying, but brown + plaid pants + turtleneck = 1970s.


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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

sometime in 1973-ish




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Originally Posted by RoSaCe View Post

So nobody dared trying the 80's? If it's not too late, I couldn't find my 6x1, but here's my Miami vice inspiration

post #2 of 87

I hope we see some SW&D regulars in this one.

post #3 of 87

I'll try to participate :D I love the idea.

post #4 of 87
Should be fun!
post #5 of 87
I really hope someone wears a DB white dinner jacket out of season and says they're going for 1942 Bogie in Casablanca. I'll settle for a 1950s "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" reference.
post #6 of 87

Great idea.

post #7 of 87
Let me be the first to throw down the gauntlet. City of London banker, the era between the wars (for the purposes of this challenge, between WWI and WWII, but I am of an age such that one might assume it were the years between the Wars of the Spanish and Austrian Successions).







post #8 of 87
Thread Starter 
Love it. Especially the hat and a chain.

Really hoping to see an 80s themed entry with a beige 6 on 1 wide shouldered double-breasted suit, a wide, loud tie, and brown loafers.
post #9 of 87

well, I'll try to participate, but here's already another inspiration for all 80's lovers. 

post #10 of 87
Just for fun. Late 1960s. Here are two pics of myself, one back-in-the-day, one contemporary, both on the steps outside Goldsmiths College, London.

Me in 1969: Ben Sherman shirt, gash sheepskin from the market, Levi Sta-Prest strides, brown boots (not DMs).
Me contemporary: Polaroid shades from Boots, b/d yellow shirt by God-knows-who, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Wrangler Jeans, brown brogues by Jones the Bootmaker, Glasgow. I would have gladly worn an outfit like that in '69.



post #11 of 87
Awesome M-o-M nod[1].gif
post #12 of 87
agreed. MoM did a fantastic job with this shot. Love it.
post #13 of 87

I'd love to have one of those 60s sheepskin coats. I've seen a few in vintage stores similarly styled but it tweed, which is nice too

post #14 of 87
In. Haven't decided on what time period I'm going for though.
post #15 of 87
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EFV View Post

In. Haven't decided on what time period I'm going for though.

I think you would be great for very early 1900s Americana.

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Great shot, M-o-M!
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