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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/02/13 - Wear a hat without looking like a fool.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Victor Elfo, Jul 30, 2013.

Who pulled it off better?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2013.
  1. Holdfast

    13 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Victor Elfo

    4 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. RDiaz

    58 vote(s)
    63.7%
  4. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. TTO

    24 vote(s)
    26.4%
  6. adagio

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. HansderHund

    12 vote(s)
    13.2%
  8. Caustic Man

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. emptym

    4 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. OTM

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  11. PTWilliams

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
  12. Hampton

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  13. in stitches

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  14. Greggy500

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  15. Thin White Duke

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  16. TactileOne

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  17. Mr. Claymore

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  18. Tirailleur1

    13 vote(s)
    14.3%
  19. jcmeyer

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
  20. Kai

    7 vote(s)
    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    I take it back. Please thank me. Without internet praise I'm nothing. Nothing! ;)

    I've hardly uttered a negative word about any fit on this forum due to lack of status, but as a newly minted Senior Member with over100 posts and many leather-bound books, I'm going to say that VE's fit in this thread would have been a better entry into a "Dress like an IT professional" challenge.

    And I mean that with all the love one can have for a stranger on the internet. :nodding:
     
  2. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    A colleague! Btw, nice shirt collar, it really flatters you. [​IMG]
     
  3. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    :lol: touche
     
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  4. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    On a more serious tone, I'm not happy with my outfit either. The twill tie is not coherent with the fit, a knit or a grenadine garza grossa would be more suitable, though I like the color (yes, it's not a color by the physicist point of view, pedants). I do not fell comfortable wearing a pocket square, but I tried to pull one off for the challenge, the colors were good (burgundy and navy, with a bit of cream), but still would like to not have worn it. I should've buttoned my collar and I should've not worn the incoherent tie, it'd look better, in my opinion. Aside from that, everything is on point and not well represented by the photograph I gave you.
     
  5. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Oh man, I didn't even pick on the right person. I had you confused with emptym on this one. My most sincere apologies. I may not completely love what you were wearing but you by no means look like an IT guy. Haha, I'm going back to saying only nice things until I can at least direct them at the right people. :crackup: :embar:
     
  6. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wasn't impkting that his fit was bad. I was merely stating that RDiaz was gping to win regardless
     
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  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I liked VE's ensemble. It's not like one should go walking around the city dressed like that but he mentioned it was for a showroom at a winery, so the rustic feel makes sense. On printed neats, I think you can get away with them for more casual stuff if the texture somewhat resembles madder (dull and matte), or if the neats are big enough, bold or figurative.
     
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  8. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    For the record, I also liked VE's outfit. I just thought it was a bit of a cop-out to wear a newsboy cap rather than a hat. A newsboy cap being 100x easier to pull off.
     
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  9. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Thanks, SB. Posted the link on WAYWRN but forgot to do the same thing here [​IMG]
     
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