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%
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  1. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    It's a shame you can't join in, that is a nice combo, let's see if anyone is as well put together tomorrow?
    -TTO
     
  2. Betelgeuse

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    IanGP posted an very nice outfit today on Instagram that I think qualifies for the challenge. I hope he posts it. [​IMG]
     
  3. mrjester

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    I forgot to get a linen square to participate in this challenge. FFFFF.

    Navy blazer and 'clay' pants arriving tomorrow.. that would let me be able to qualify. Not win, mind you, but qualify. Except for the lack of PS.

    Sad story.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Spandexter, that is a nice combo. i have similar plans.
     
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    why do you need a PS to play?
     
  6. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Mwahahahaha. Say it's compulsory TTO, say it! [​IMG]
     
  7. in stitches

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    too late, dickweed.
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    No need to be vulgar. [​IMG]
     
  9. in stitches

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    oh, ill show you vulgar. :)
     
  10. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I'll call your vulgar and raise you a Derek.
     
  11. Holdfast

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    If TTO is allowing entries from any day this week, as with last week's challenge rules, I'd like today's fit to count as my contest entry.

    Of course, you will all be enthralled solely by the subtlety of the textural interplay between the heavier linen of the suit & lighter, more open linen of the shirt; the delicacy of the puffed silk square; the beauty of the woven toquilla straw of the hat against its dark ribbon; and the subdued elegance of the crocodile - or are they alligator? - shoes. Not seen is the 1 day stubble, but I assure you that it was artfully calculated to yet add another textural element to the blend. Surely, the epitome of the sober elegance that is an all-solids outfit.

    OK, OK, enough of that twaddle. It's unalloyed flashy fun, but that's always been my personal preference over sober elegance, so I can't think of a better outfit to use as my entry. Have at it! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Love it. But if I might take you off on a tangent, please tell more about the alligator shoes?
     
  13. in stitches

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    looking bright and sunny, HF.
     
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    Thx, stitchy! [​IMG]

    They've Zegna Limited Edition, from some years ago. I think the designer was having a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun when he came up with them. You see, technically, despite the expensive exotic material, they're austerity brogues. [​IMG]

    Here's a quick snap. They're a rich dark chocolate brown, despite the wonky colour balance in the photo:

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. in stitches

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    those are some awesome shoes.
     

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