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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 07/06/13 - SOLID-STYLE ( AKA - THE ELEGANCE THROUGH SIMPLICITY CHALLENGE )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TTO, Jun 4, 2013.

The Solid-Style Challenge - Who was most elegant?

Poll closed Jun 10, 2013.
  1. Spandexter

    13 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Holdfast

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Pingson

    21 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. RDiaz

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. IanGP

    16 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. SharplyTailored

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  7. Vaux_le_Vicomte

    42 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. Claghorn

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  9. in stitches

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Kappelan

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. archibaldleach

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  12. bernoulli

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  13. YRR92

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  14. sugarbutch

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  15. Butler

    41 vote(s)
    32.5%
  16. Thin White Duke

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  17. SeaJen

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  18. An Acute Style

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  19. SpooPoker

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  20. Pliny

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  21. 3phtp

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  22. clapeyron

    15 vote(s)
    11.9%
  23. mimo

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  24. cantabrigian

    9 vote(s)
    7.1%
  25. RogerC

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  26. TTO

    32 vote(s)
    25.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    Pingson and Vaux. Honorable Mention to Sharply Tailored, who definitely is.
     
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  2. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    Butler
    TTO (you keep setting yourself up man)
    Mimo... I just voted for Mimo... the ankle racist
     
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  3. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    Tough tough tough to call, but I'm liking yours Sugarbutch- you, V le V and Butler are neck and neck but what stands out for me is that you've got the fit spot on, great color and it's something I'd feel comfortable in
     
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  4. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    14 Votes placed. Thin White Duke I think this is one of your best fits, really liked it a lot. SeaJean's outfit is very nice too. One vote went to TTO too, but was for the one in brown tie… I have trouble with black and blue, that troubles my mind, so… :(

    This was good!
     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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  6. GreatHighway

    GreatHighway Well-Known Member

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    am I too late to enter?
     
  7. bernoulli

    bernoulli Well-Known Member

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    no love for the three-piece, I see...but then again there are so many great fits...congrats everyone...
     
  8. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    To tell the truth, I am very pro 3-piece. But your shirt collar disqualified you...sorry buddy...this is Style Forum!
     
  9. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Not sure that anyone really qualifies as truly elegant in this one, sorry. But Vaux and Pingson come close. Perhaps it's a sign of the times that we all (and I include myself here) do better with the challenges that require quirks and less well with the basics.
     
  10. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it's your definition of elegance, or "ours" more broadly: that style requires a degree of individuality and personality that is hard to muster in this guise.

    It's either very safe SF-approved (and I include myself in that, on this occasion at least!), or it leans towards the garish when you contrast solid colours. Texture helps, and I there are several here that are pretty much flawless. But not many that are both good and interesting.
     
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  11. bernoulli

    bernoulli Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. I see no problem with the shirt collar, I like its roll. But I have no problem with different opinions. Thanks for commenting.
     
  12. bernoulli

    bernoulli Well-Known Member

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    Mimo, I think you hit the nail on the head. Look at the first page and you can see that Mr. Marzotto has sprezz. His attire is both SF approved and bold. I know I tried for sprezz with mine and failed, which is ok, but most entrants played safe. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I agree we had few interesting ones. Good solid outfits? Hell yeah. But few tried something more daring.
     
  13. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    Nearly a tie... Can't wait to see the finish.

    Is there a rule that you can only host two in a row before you push to second place if you win a 3rd? That's a volleyball rule we have, to give other people a chance :p..
     
  14. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Pingson got my vote. Cantabrigian deserves better pictures. Spoo's forrest green tie in this summery outfit cost him points. And that isn't a cream silk PS, is it?
     
  15. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the appeal of self/shadow-striped fabric. I very much like black knit (or grossa grenadine?) with white shirt and navy suit though.
     
  16. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    I totally missed Canta's entry. He would have gotten my vote.
     
  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    :confused:
     
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  18. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, kai. Sadly, my plan failed.


    +1. Also, I thought it was a dick comment.
     
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  19. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    See, I couldn't see that. My guess was a fine herringbone fabric. And a light blue shirt. -> Need better pics. :)
     
  20. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    you're right, could be micro herringbone solaro...
     

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