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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TTO, Jun 12, 2013.

The Summer Suit Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 17, 2013.
  1. Mr. Claymore

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. James Barnes

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. timotune

    16 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. Orgetorix

    36 vote(s)
    40.9%
  5. sugarbutch

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  6. Kaplan

    30 vote(s)
    34.1%
  7. JPHardy

    11 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. Roycru

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  9. southernstyle

    21 vote(s)
    23.9%
  10. mimo

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  11. TTO

    18 vote(s)
    20.5%
  12. those who where disqualified sympathy vote

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
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  1. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 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.... )
    & finally, your proxy host...
    -TTO
     
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  2. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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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
     


  3. in stitches

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


  4. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Then, sir, you are, as they say, screwed!
    -TTO
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    sucks for me.
     


  6. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Same, would love to participate in this one, but only have seperates atm.
     


  7. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Same. Plus the weather in NYC: Thur 66/rainy and Fri 69/rainy. Perfect for a summer suit. I was really hoping to bounce back from my last place finish. Next time.
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I bought a linen tie today...
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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


  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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


  11. in stitches

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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.
     


  12. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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


  13. NOBD

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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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    Spandexter Senior member

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


  15. TTO

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    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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