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FRIDAY CHALLENGE - July 22, 2016: Victory in Detail

Poll Results: Who had the best detail element in their fit?

Poll expired: Jul 25, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (10)
    Claghorn
  • 8% of voters (4)
    jcmeyer
  • 10% of voters (5)
    Gerry Nelson
  • 20% of voters (10)
    EFV
  • 39% of voters (19)
    RoSaCe
  • 8% of voters (4)
    SeamasterLux
  • 6% of voters (3)
    Billax
  • 0% of voters (0)
    chocsosa
  • 2% of voters (1)
    pravda
  • 10% of voters (5)
    upr_crust
  • 12% of voters (6)
    bienluienapris
  • 16% of voters (8)
    DiplomaticTies
  • 6% of voters (3)
    Coxsackie
48 Total Votes  
post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
While we typically attempt to judge how an entire fit came together, the details are often what drive our interest and enjoyment in our clothing. There's beauty in the perfect knot, just the right amount of shirt cuff showing, patterns that play nicely together, freshly-shined shoes, a slightly curved collar, and a well-composed photo in a pretty place.

This week's challenge is to show us an example of an individual detail that you feel came out just right and to give a brief explanation of what you like about it.

Don't worry if you don't love your whole fit. I'd rather have more people participate even if it means entering a picture that doesn't necessarily all come together as long as something about the picture really speaks to you. Also, you don't need to use a photo from this week; just try not to use one that you've entered into a previous challenge.

The Entries:

@Claghorn - Image Lighting


@jcmeyer - Trouser "shiver" break


@Gerry Nelson - The way the boxes lined up on the pocket square



@EFV - "How the bottle green socks create contrast while being rather subtle in this context"


@RoSaCe - Warm, multi-color coordination
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@SeamasterLux - Gold buttons with embedded colors that match the tie





Lux's full fit (Click to show)





@Billax - Yellow and shoe/belt buckle coordination


Billax Details (Click to show)












@chocsosa - DB but no specified details, so your choice!



@pravda - "Perfect texture juxtaposition, the stripes in the shirt feel like braille"


@upr_crust - Coordination of tie and cufflinks




@bienluienapris - Cut, shoulders, and shape of his $50 respoke suit



@DiplomaticTies - Orange. ("coordination of socks, tie, cufflinks and ps in different orange hues")



Diplo Additional Shots (Click to show)




@Coxsackie - matching a cravat "not only with one's jacket, but also one's hair, and even with the landscape"



Extra Cox (Click to show)


Inspiration Pics (Click to show)
Here are a few examples of what I had in mind...

A white square that displayed at just the right angle and shape...


A square/tie pairing that hit all the right color notes...


The difference unbuttoning the top button of the cardigan made...


The teardrop shape the tie knot made...


Shoes that match the carpet...


The perfect walking trouser break capture...

Edited by jcmeyer - 7/23/16 at 9:35pm
post #2 of 46

@jcmeyer, that´s a great idea for a challenge. I´ll come play! :-D

post #3 of 46

Great, I'm in.

post #4 of 46
Tempted to go with the Mother of Dimples
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But it's a little extreme.

Alternatively, there was the Divine Dimple,
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or the rare Knit Dimple Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

But in the end, I need to do me. So I like the lighting in this picture
post #5 of 46
Great idea for a challenge!
post #6 of 46
Ha! The shoes don't really match the carpet, but I guess at that low angle, they did reflect the color a bit.
post #7 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Ha! The shoes don't really match the carpet, but I guess at that low angle, they did reflect the color a bit.

Either way that pic/fit is one of my favorites of yours ever.
post #8 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


But in the end, I need to do me. So I like the lighting in this picture Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

nod[1].gif Lighting makes a big difference.

Speaking of, I've always liked the effect that side lighting has on both ties and trousers due to the shadows it produces. In this fit from a couple weeks ago, the "shiver" of break on the right leg was my favorite part of the picture - and that detail was more prominent because of the dark-side-of-the-moon effect between the two sides of the crease.

BTW, I reserve the right to change my entry if I manage to find any time for new pics this week biggrin.gif



This challenge is really going to expose all of us for the huge nerds we are... if that fact wasn't super obvious already.
post #9 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


nod[1].gif Lighting makes a big difference.

Speaking of, I've always liked the effect that side lighting has on both ties and trousers due to the shadows it produces. In this fit from a couple weeks ago, the "shiver" of break on the right leg was my favorite part of the picture - and that detail was more prominent because of the dark-side-of-the-moon effect between the two sides of the crease.

BTW, I reserve the right to change my entry if I manage to find any time for new pics this week biggrin.gif
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


This challenge is really going to expose all of us for the huge nerds we are... if that fact wasn't super obvious already.

Nice.  :fonz:

post #10 of 46

I really like the lighting, the dimple and the little pop of colour from the square. What I like best is the way the fold of the square turned out with that little row of squares.

 

post #11 of 46
Maybe not the most noticeable thing in this picture, but I love how these bottle green socks create contrast while being rather subtle in this context. Please excuse my stupid facial expression, I will probably never feel comfortable in front of a camera.


Edited by EFV - 7/20/16 at 2:06pm
post #12 of 46

My entry, from last winter but with many interesting details. French forumers may already know it. 

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SC: Chester Barrie

Scarf: Drakes

Shirt: H&K

Tie: Marinella

post #13 of 46

Hello gents,

 

Long time no see!

 

Vintage Claude Rousseau blazer (former cutter at Camps and Cifonelli) 

 

 

and details, of course, of the outfit featuring gold buttons from Holland & Sherry

Details of the outfit (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I really like the lighting, the dimple and the little pop of colour from the square. What I like best is the way the fold of the square turned out with that little row of squares.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Ha, it's like being a winner at the slot machine! One time a drakes square that I hardly ever wear came out looking like a grumpy fish.



Ok, so let me be sure I'm keeping track of everyone's chosen detail as we go - holler if I got it wrong:
  • Clags: Lighting
  • JC: Trouser shiver
  • GN: PS squares line-up
  • EFV: Green socks (or so he claims wink.gif )
  • Ro: Nothing specific stated so I'm going to assume "multi-way color matching" unless otherwise instructed
  • SL: Gold buttons

Great entries so far!
post #15 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeamasterLux View Post
 

Hello gents,

 

Long time no see!

 

Vintage Claude Rousseau blazer (former cutter at Camps and Cifonelli) 

 

 

 

and details, of course, of the outfit featuring gold buttons from Holland & Sherry

Details of the outfit (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

I really like how the stripes in the buttons match the colors of the tie.  Next level.  

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