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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 07/06/13 - Butler's Summer-Suit Challenge

The Summer Suit Challenge - Who did it best?

  • Mr. Claymore

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • James Barnes

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • timotune

    Votes: 16 18.2%
  • Orgetorix

    Votes: 36 40.9%
  • sugarbutch

    Votes: 5 5.7%
  • Kaplan

    Votes: 30 34.1%
  • JPHardy

    Votes: 11 12.5%
  • Roycru

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • southernstyle

    Votes: 21 23.9%
  • mimo

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • TTO

    Votes: 18 20.5%
  • those who where disqualified sympathy vote

    Votes: 7 8.0%

  • Total voters
    88
  • Poll closed .

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Butler says - 'Lets see your best summer 2 or 3 piece suit combination, what you would wear out of your home, either at work or play such as an outside event, a barbeque, reception, concert or wedding. Suit - and outfit - must be distinctly seasonal. So linen obviously counts, but so would cotton, fresco or even seersucker. So would normal tropical wool, but wearers should expect to get fewer votes than a more obviously/visibly summery material and would therefore probably need to make additional efforts to "summer up" the rest of their outfit. No tuxedos as the summer version would be with different top/bottoms. No ventilated shoes aka sandals, but sockless is accepted. Bare necks not accepted - either a tie or some foulard like set-up. Check these 2 Italian gents out as an inspiration (and an example of how I would do it.) ' TTO says 'Sorry for the delay, I've had a busy day!'​
Choose Your Champion
( changed, because a linen Norfolk jacketed three-piece is to good not to include.... )
Suit is tropical wool, shirt cotton, tie cotton/silk
Summer in Cph
Stuff: NSM Fresco suit Finamore cotton/linen shirt Hermès cotton tie Bottega Veneta silk square EG calf belt C&J suede shoes
Suit-Linen Shirt-Linen PS-Linen Tie-Linen/Silk
I almost disqualified you Mimo, you have been allowed in as you have met the requirements of the first challenge idea, and this photo is too much fun to not include!
& finally, your proxy host...
-TTO
 
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Bring on the linen, bring on the seersucker, the solaro, the tropical and the fresco. It's the summer suit Challenge, & You Will Wear A Tie!
-TTO
 

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I dont has a "summer" suit. Only SC and trousers. :(
 

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sucks for me.
 

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I bought a linen tie today...
 

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No offense sugar, but I don't think that's quite gonna wrap around your whole body.
 

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Are you saying that I'm... fat? I expect this from :foo: but not from you. :(
 

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heaven forbid! not at all, i was merely stating that a tie will not substitute for a suit, even for skinniest of of here.
 

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No summer suits for me. Oh well; looking forward to seeing what everyone posts.
 

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I've got the 7 oz cotton summer suit, but I don't have the occasion to wear it this week.


 

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But but but it's winter! Next week. Someone give TTO a break.
 

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But but but it's winter! Next week. Someone give TTO a break.
I suspect your Southern Hemisphere winter is probably a damned sight better than our so called 'summer' will be on Friday!
Also, yes please!

Those others of you who have been remiss in your wardrobe preparations, could you not 'summer' up some suit or another with the judicious use of accessories?

-TTO
 

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