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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Nice work, Orge, well deserved and a clear number one I think. :)
     
  2. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Thanks, Stitchy! I love you in every way possible for one man to love another.

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    And thanks for the thumb, TTO!
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ^^ lolz ^^
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    a well deserved win!

    i wonder what the big O has in store for us humps.
     
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  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    If I had to guess I'd say it references one of the famous Gallic kings known, primarily, for being conquered by Caesar.
     
  5. Holdfast

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    If you'd ever read the Asterix comics as a kid, you'd have guessed the period/region in history that the name comes from. But as Caustic Man says, Orgetorix was a Helvetian noble who inadvertantly sparked off the Gallic wars and gave Caesar a reason to invade Gaul. I strongly recommend the comics, by the way, even for an adult. The jokes are great, and the English translation does more than simply translate; it's a great adaptation, though perhaps moreso for British than American readers. I don't recall Orgetorix being featured, but another king, Vercingetorix, does cameo, when he throws down his arms at Caesar's feet. Unlike the more stately interpretation of this act depicted in the famous painting of the same name, in the comics Vercingetorix literally throws them at Caesar's feet... [​IMG]

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    Anyway, congratulations Orgetorix! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Remember the Asterix and Obelix cartoon? "Caesar had a lot of Gaul, but he didn't have it all."
     
  7. Holdfast

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    lol i had always wondered about what his UN meant. thanks, guys!
     
  9. MrDaniels

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    I thought is was Esperanto for "He who looks like a million bucks by spending fifty bucks."
     
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  10. Orgetorix

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    ooops...wrong forum
     
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  12. Vaux_le_Vicomte

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    Very late - i apologize - as asked from TTO - a posting of a fit on Friday - not the challenge Friday of course.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    That's pretty amazing...better late than never!
     
  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that might have snagged the win...
     
  15. SHS

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    I am probably wrong according to some sartorial tradition, but I don't like the colour of the waistcoat with the colour of the suit.
     
  16. FlyingMonkey

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    Would have been my winner.
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    would have got a voat from me. :nodding:
     
  18. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Whoo...I'm glad VleV didn't get that one in on time! :)
     
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  19. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    What's not to like? [​IMG]

    However, as much as I love the ensemble itself, there's something that bothers me about that shoulder fit - specially given how immaculately VLeV's stuff usually fits. Did you specifically ask for lower armholes for cooler wear?
     
  20. Vaux_le_Vicomte

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    Not really - this was done by a another tailor that usual. He used more shoulder padding.
     

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