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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ianGP

    ianGP Senior Member

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    Damn... Should've borrowed my neighbor's kid. That's extra points right?
     


  2. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior Member

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    IS - looking good. I think you need a pair of light grey trousers though. I know you said you do not dress seasonally but for spring summer I would find that more pleasing. In fact, IMO many of your fits would be improved by a little more contrast between jacket and trousers.
     


  3. mrjester

    mrjester Distinguished Member

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    Looking great stitch. You wear those green socks with those GG's often. I like that combo.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :nodding:


    thanks, L. i have actually just jumped into seasonal dressing. i dropped off 3 pairs of summer weight gray trousers to the tailor this morning. 1 light gray and 2 mid gray. they will start appearing, along with new summer chinos, in the upcoming weeks.

    but tbh, even if they were ready, i would have worn the same for this fit. i feel like i do blue and gray all the time, and wanted something else for variety.


    thanks! and yes i do. i love that combo as well.
     
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  5. mrjester

    mrjester Distinguished Member

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    Since bi-color knit ties weren't a pattern last week, does that mean we can use them this week?
     


  6. MrDaniels

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    The average person in me says, "Spectacular, polished, perfect." The SF Guy says, "Great entry....but you need a Half-Windsor...a wider tie knot will be better at balancing the wide lapels."


    Still, I assume the peasants are rushing to get the hell out of his way as we walks down the street....
     


  7. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    [email protected] - my first thought exactly.

    Referee, I don't think Stitchy should be allowed to keep using a small child instead of a pocket square. Even if he looks nice.

    Some good stuff up there.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    the small child, aka, my daughter, wanted to be in the pics. if she was in place of a PS, i would have put her in my pocket. :)
     


  9. bernoulli

    bernoulli Senior Member

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    No pattern shoes, no pattern socks and no pattern cufflinks. After all, it is the no pattern challenge!


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  10. mrjester

    mrjester Distinguished Member

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    Alright I think I have an idea. My only no pattern sports coat is arriving tonight. I'll get the wrinkles out and post a picture. It won't be what I wore but it might still be able to be submitted?

    I don't have a pocket square but my girlfriend has some sugar gliders. I'm stuffing one of those in the pocket. They're pouch creacures anyways.
     


  11. bernoulli

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    Some really good entries. In Stichtes, looking really good...I see a lot of textured ties, should have gone for one but in the spirit of the no pattern challenge I chose not to have any pattern whatsoever as much as possible (not even texture).
     


  12. YRR92

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    Today in accidentally biting RDiaz's style (but with mid-gray trousers and burg penny loafers):

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    The goods, since this photo is not up to scratch:

    Hopsack blazer, blue OCBD, cotton knit tie, champagne-colored silk square.

    Better pic of the same coat and trousers (I'm clean-shaven and have a better haircut now, I promise):

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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    It is apparently grenadine season up in this bitch. It would also appear that I mugged Pingson for his suit and IanGP for his tie. :)

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  14. in stitches

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    very nice, SB!



    thanks. lol, i tried the opposite. i went for solids that has texture in some way. cool how many ideas this seemingly simple challenge brought out.
     


  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I, too, am a fan of the textured solids, especially for the SCs. I have that one brown hopsack SC, and I'm fiending for one in blue now.
     


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