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BREAK THE "RULES" CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Butler, Dec 1, 2015.

Best of "Breaking the Rules"

Poll closed Dec 7, 2015.
  1. Dennis Walter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Bienluisaenpris

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. SycSyc

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Isolation

    14 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. Upr-Crust

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. EFV

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  7. An Acute Style

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  8. Claghorn

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  9. Mr. Knightley

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  10. RoSaCe

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  11. Diplomatic Ties

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Manolo

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
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  1. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    Break the rules, wheather they are ancient or SF idiosyncrasies - not just for the sake of breaking, but to actually make it work!

    Entry closes at GMT on Saturday. Poll closes on Monday at noon . Multiple votes will be allowed. I don't care when the fit was worn.

    Finally, I highly encourage a full body shot as well as detail shot . :bigstar:


    For inspiration (sorry, it's my own) 2 rules broken; monocromatic and grey SC

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  2. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Well-Known Member

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  3. Dennis Walter

    Dennis Walter Well-Known Member

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    I´m pretty sure each and every outfit of mine breaks one rule or another. Hence: i´ll play.
     
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  4. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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  5. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure we already have a winner over in WAYWRN. [​IMG] @An Acute Style ?
     
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  6. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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  7. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Well-Known Member

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    May enter for fun, if I find a rule I want to shatter!
     
  8. Dennis Walter

    Dennis Walter Well-Known Member

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    X-Post from WAYWRN: surely breaking one rule or the other here. And if i don´t cloth-wise, i at least break the challene rule of "breaking the rules".

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  9. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the bad pictures... night or work... Rules brocken : check on check, combining different type of green (shoes and suit) and wearing a summer tie with an autumn/winter fit.

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  10. fieldofdreams

    fieldofdreams Well-Known Member

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    Finally a challenge I can invite the guys at work to participate in.
     
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  11. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Well-Known Member

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    According to Alan Flusser's opinions, correctly mixing patterns could be categorize somehow like this:
    - No mixing: beginners only
    - Two patterns: knowing man level
    - Three patterns: advanced sartorial level
    - Four patterns: iconic stars of pattern matching...

    So, does mixing 5-6 patterns in the same outfit make me break the rule? If not, these socks do by themselves for sure...


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  12. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    On Claghorn's urging, I present to you: not a rule broken per se, but modification on convention, the coat 3 piece.

    First got this idea where people talked about wearing a coat but not a jacket to work because of indoor heating in some places, and some people choosing to wear a waistcoat in those situations to keep up some formality (so one can still wear a tie, cover up button area and break between trousers and shirt). So then I thought, why not just wear a three piece where the jacket is coat instead? And I love trenchcoats, so I comissioned this from Luxire, with the benefit being that all the pieces are entirely wearable on their own.

    Fabric is Dugdale Caldonaire Tweed. Had them make me a hood for the drizzles, too.

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    Buttoned up:
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    With hood up, kinda ugly, but hey, function.

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    Featuring gloves and bag:

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    With hood attached: the collar lifts up a little, slightly melodramatic I think.

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  13. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    I like it, @Isolation. A very nice, innovative idea.
     
  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Pants fit better than a lot of your others. Whatever they did, keep having them do it.
     
  15. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    I assume it's just that the fabric drapes better, but I'll have a look into it. :)
     
  16. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    I am breaking only two rules today - one sartorial and one sociological. The sartorial rule that I'm breaking is "no slip-ons with a suit"; the sociological rule is that it's Casual Friday at my office. I leave the efficacy of my rule-breaking to the viewer.

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  17. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    I got inspired by @UrbanComposition´s outfit the other week, wearing a shawl cardigan with vest + trousers from a 3 piece. I wore boots with this earlier today BTW.

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  18. Manolo

    Manolo Well-Known Member

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    I am in.
    Not so very found of rules in clothing so this will be easy ;-)

    My father once told me that in order to break a rule you have to know it....

    I will post this weekend

    Have a nice one fellas!
     
  19. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for slip-ons in that style. Where do they come from?
     
  20. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    They were a sale item I picked up this past August at Septieme Largeur in Paris (the Rue Coetlogon store on the Left Bank). Perhaps you can enquire them if they have any stock left in your size.
     

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