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Friday Challenge: 04/11/14 - Seasons Change Challenge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tchoy, Apr 7, 2014.

Who did it best?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2014.
  1. archibaldleach

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. Claghorn

    26 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Gerry Nelson

    6 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. EFV

    10 vote(s)
    12.8%
  5. oldog/oldtrix

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
  6. RogerP

    6 vote(s)
    7.7%
  7. FlyingMonkey

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
  8. Coaxsackie

    10 vote(s)
    12.8%
  9. GMMcL

    11 vote(s)
    14.1%
  10. Cotton Dockers

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  11. Maturestyle

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  12. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    7.7%
  13. coldsalmon

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  14. in stiches

    10 vote(s)
    12.8%
  15. Betelgeuse

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  16. tchoy

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  17. DonColgne

    18 vote(s)
    23.1%
  18. Butler

    32 vote(s)
    41.0%
  19. notjustties

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
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  1. upr_crust

    upr_crust Distinguished Member

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    So nu?
     


  2. RogerP

    RogerP Distinguished Member

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    Spring for me means that the flannels are put away, but there's still plenty of opportunity for the 3-piece suits. The extra layer is welcome on the frosty mornings, but isn't too heavy in the warmer-but-still-cool afternoons. This one is livened up by a shirt and tie combo that borders on the festive for me.

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    You can probably just make out the subtle brick windowpane:

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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    so JEW!

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    nice post and combo, roger.
     


  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    Beautiful suit, Roger. BTW that fit #couldabeenacontender for last week's "light coloured tie" challenge.
     
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  5. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    Clarification needed from OP regarding the "no tweed" rule.

    1. Please define "tweed". Are we talking about the Wikipedia definition - "Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern..." and presumably either made in Scotland or imitating the Scottish fabric?

    Reason I'm asking is, I've already seen at least two entries featuring suspiciously tweed-looking jackets. Why, there's even a vaguely tweedy fabric visible in one of your "example" photos.

    2. Is it only tweed jackets that are verboten? Or should there be no tweed visible anywhere in the photo?

    Thanks in advance.
     


  6. tchoy

    tchoy Distinguished Member

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    Modern tweed can be very loosely term, there are a lot of mock tweeds out there that looks like tweed but have different compositions. For me the real deal s something that comes out from Harris, Donegal, Shetland also Saxony, Cheviot comes to mind. I'll modified my original brief to exclude tweed jackets only. Looking at the entries so far I don't see any suspiciously tweed looking jackets as you do. Sometimes images can be deceiving. May be others can chime in as well. Here is great article on tweed. http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/tweed-guide-harris-history-styles-patterns/
     


  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    Great, thanks for the clarification tchoy. Looks like my planned entry will be within the terms of the challenge then. [​IMG]
     


  8. FlyingMonkey

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    Okay, I wore this exact outfit this week, for precisely the reason the challenge specifies. I don't do very well in heat, so I tend to move to summer trousers etc. as soon as it gets warm. These pics are from a couple of weeks ago, when it was suddenly early summer-like for a couple of days, but they will do... the first picure is best for fit, the last for colour.

    Details: Aquascutum wool/silk jacket; Kamakura shirt (in a very fine blue/green grid); Passaggio Cravatte tie; vintage silvertone tie bar; Post-Imperial PS; Mediterranea lightweight wool trousers; Stemar shoes.

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  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    Melbourne is in the middle of an autumnal deluge. Despite that, it's still warm and fairly humid, so today I ventured out with clothes that would breathe, and shoes that would not be ruined by walking through puddles.

    Jacket is from an Italian wool/cashmere/silk weave and therefore in no way tweedy.

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    Canali
    Camicissima
    Henry Carter 100% wool
    TM Lewin
    Oxford
    Bulgari Calibro 303 chronograph
    Pal Zileri
    C&J Exmoor with Dainite soles
     


  10. tchoy

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    When is the deadline?
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  12. GMMcL

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    [​IMG][​IMG] HSM Custom Borrelli Knottery Unknown Trafalgar Loro Piana Pantherella Allen Edmonds
     


  13. Cotton Dockers

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    Interesting challenge selection, @tchoy . Here is my entry:

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    Colors are for cool weather, but fabrics are for warm (jacket is linen/wool/silk mix).
     


  14. Maturestyle

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    SAMUELSOHN CUSTOM S C (CAMELHAIR/ SILK)
    SAMUELSOHN MTM PANTS
    SKIP GAMBERT CUSTOM SHIRT
    DRAKE'S SHANTUNG TIE
    ROBERT TALBOTT P S
    C&J SHOES
     
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  15. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Nice jacket. I have a jacket made with what looks like the exact same material(also custom.)
     


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