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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

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    14.3%
  2. Victor Elfo

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  3. RDiaz

    58 vote(s)
    63.7%
  4. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. TTO

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    26.4%
  6. adagio

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  7. HansderHund

    12 vote(s)
    13.2%
  8. Caustic Man

    3 vote(s)
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  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

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  16. TactileOne

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  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%
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  1. OTM

    OTM Senior Member

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    [​IMG]
    As far as not looking like a fool, which was, after all, the challenge.
    These two girls came up to me and wanted to have my picture taken with them at the gay pride parade in SF.
    I was the best dressed there, maybe not the best undressed there, but certainly the best dressed.
     


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    Which one are you, Hampton?
     


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    With the green RLPL silk pants [​IMG]
     


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    knew it. love those. great fits!
     


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    they totally wanted to fuck you.
     


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    No need to ask forgiveness for asking questions.

    The general rule, as least as I undestand it, is that one's tie and one's pocket square should coordinate in color, but not match. My choice today was perhaps quirky (it's been known to happen), but I wanted to wear something that wasn't a white cotton handkerchief.

    As for choice of shirt, wearing a double-cuffed shirt with a seersucker suit is not the norm as well, but I like the combo of today's tie, cufflinks, and pocket square (green and yellow). A more normal selection of shirt would be an oxford cloth button down (OCBD).

    I last wore today's attire (with a blue double-cuffed shirt instead of white) for a fundraiser at the Frick Collection - their Garden Party. I decided to repeat history.
     


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    did you plug one of your glasses' temples through a button hole? nifty...
     
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    ok, here goes.

    in honor of the challenge i went ahead and made a fit gif. its my first attempt at that, and i am reasonably pleased with the result.

    boring stills also included.

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    I guess it works because it's a pretty safe combo. It's not been deeply thought, really. Cream linen suit is a classic, paired with a fine striped shirt that looks pale blue from a distance, then a navy knit - can't go wrong. Pretty much any handkerchief would have worked provided there was enough contrast with the jacket.

    Stitchy, that looks nice - I wish more RTW makers would cut their armhoals like that.
     
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    Agreed. I'd never thought of that until this morning when I saw his post in the Luxire thread where se said he gets them for that purpose. I have dropped my glasses a number of times and that seems to be the cure.
     


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    Great thread, gents.

    RDiaz, I featured you on the homepage - hopefully you don't mind?
     


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    Not at all & I feel humbled [​IMG]
     


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