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Friday Challenge April 29, 2016: Navy Trousers Unleashed

Poll Results: Who is the great unleashed wearer of navy trousers?

Poll expired: May 2, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% of voters (6)
    KingPSQ
  • 0% of voters (0)
    upr_crust
  • 25% of voters (10)
    EFV
  • 10% of voters (4)
    CruzAzul
  • 5% of voters (2)
    DiplomaticTies
  • 17% of voters (7)
    Anden
  • 15% of voters (6)
    Rais
  • 42% of voters (17)
    AlexRamius
  • 0% of voters (0)
    leftofthedial
  • 10% of voters (4)
    Andy57
  • 20% of voters (8)
    Thin White Duke
40 Total Votes  
post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
Often maligned as difficult to incorporate into one's workplace wardrobe, here's our opportunity to celebrate the navy odd trouser. And since this is a CruzChallenge, I'm throwing in the the added difficulty of no ties. This probably just turned into Casual Friday for some, but who doesn't enjoy a challenge? So there it is: vote on the best execution of business-appropriate attire incorporating navy odd trousers and no tie.



Specific breakdown of rules:

1. Navy trousers: can be khaki, wool, orphaned suit pants, whatever. You won't be disqualified if they're some other variety of dark blue. Obviously no denim.

2. No neckties, bowties, or other corporate chokechains. Scarves are acceptible. Pocket squares are always welcome. Cravats/ascots will be singled out for ridicule.

3. Entries accepted until mignight ET on 4/29/2016. Poal goes up Saturday before noon.

Let's do this!

...and it's on:
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Originally Posted by KingPSQ View Post

I'm new to the challenges. Hope this qualifies.






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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

My attire for today, minus the tie . . .


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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

What I wore today:



Outdoors:


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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post



Jacket: Brooks Brothers
Shirt: Luxire
Trousers: Suitsupply
Shoes: Meermin Mallorca
Pocket square and wrist beads: Homemade
Wristwatch: Omega

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Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post













Navy linen pants. Some people may wonder if this is really business appropriate but I can tell you that last summer we had four weeks of constant temperatures between 30-40 degrees here in Geneva, and this was a fully acceptable outfit then, even in official meetings. But of course I always add a tie...

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Originally Posted by Anden View Post

SC - Boglioli
Shirt - Kamakura
PS- Altea
Trousers - JCrew
Shoes - C&J Handgrade suede



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Originally Posted by Rais View Post




Coat: Masaki Matsushima
Shirt: Uniqlo x Lemaire
Pants: Burberry
Shoes: Bally
Bag: Porter

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Originally Posted by AlexRamius View Post

So i guess i've made an outfit for the challenge without knowing it tongue.gif










mostly french brands you shouldn't know:

Jacket: Blandin & Delloye (MTM)
Shirt: SuitSupply JORT
Pants: Julien Scavini (MTM)
Shoes: Caulaincourt
Pocket Square: Monsieur London

Edit: Oh, i forgot, the glasses are from 'murica: Moscot.

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Originally Posted by leftofthedial View Post

I really dig this idea for the challenge! This is the first I've entered, I think. Hopefully Air Force blue will get a pass




And not the greatest photo, but I liked all the detail.




Southwick for H. Stockton MTM
New England Blue Oxford MTM Popover
Southwick for H. Stockton MTM 
Alden

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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

A rare for me open neck and button down ...

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Edited by CruzAzul - 4/30/16 at 5:54am
post #2 of 57
I am going to vote for that ensemble in the OP. That's the way to do it.
post #3 of 57
Probably in.
post #4 of 57

I'm new to the challenges. Hope this qualifies.

 

 

post #5 of 57
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KingPSQ View Post

I'm new to the challenges. Hope this qualifies.

Outfit qualifies. That an Eidos collar on the polo? Also, nice jacket.
post #6 of 57
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Originally Posted by KingPSQ View Post

I'm new to the challenges. Hope this qualifies.

Budapest chain bridge always qualifies. Eh...
post #7 of 57

Bah! I wish you hadn't included "business appropriate" in the requirements. That pretty much shoots down what I was going to do (seersucker). Will look forward to everyone's entries though!

post #8 of 57
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


Outfit qualifies. That an Eidos collar on the polo? Also, nice jacket.

Cheers! It is indeed an Eidos Lupo inspired collar.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


Budapest chain bridge always qualifies. Eh...

So true

post #9 of 57
My attire for today, minus the tie . . .

post #10 of 57

There's no such thing as business-appropriate attire with no tie.

post #11 of 57
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Originally Posted by Cifodeluca View Post

There's no such thing as business-appropriate attire with no tie.

Depends entirely on the kind of business you're in.
post #12 of 57
What I wore today:



Outdoors:

post #13 of 57
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Bah! I wish you hadn't included "business appropriate" in the requirements. That pretty much shoots down what I was going to do (seersucker). Will look forward to everyone's entries though!

Man, that sounds awesome. In my line of business (cultural non-profits in Upper Manhattan) if you did a Friday presentation in a seersucker blazer you would totally own the room. I think you should go for it and let the voters decide.

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Originally Posted by Cifodeluca View Post

There's no such thing as business-appropriate attire with no tie.

Try to view this as a challenge, or an opportunity to broaden your perceptions beyond your own industry / culture / etc. You'd be surprised how much business is conducted in the arts sector, or on casual Fridays, or in the entire republic of Iran for instance.
post #14 of 57
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


Man, that sounds awesome. In my line of business (cultural non-profits in Upper Manhattan) if you did a Friday presentation in a seersucker blazer you would totally own the room. I think you should go for it and let the voters decide.

 

I may just do that.

post #15 of 57
Thread Starter 


Jacket: Brooks Brothers
Shirt: Luxire
Trousers: Suitsupply
Shoes: Meermin Mallorca
Pocket square and wrist beads: Homemade
Wristwatch: Omega
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