Friday Challenge 08/23/13 - Your best summer look

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by upr_crust, Aug 21, 2013.

Whose is the Best Summer Look?

Poll closed Aug 26, 2013.
  1. Claghorn

    33 vote(s)
    37.1%
  2. Roycru

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Mr. Cucumber

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Upr_crust

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Holdfast

    26 vote(s)
    29.2%
  6. Kai (Casual)

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  7. Kai (Suited)

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Archibald Leach

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  9. Thin White Duke

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  10. Timotune

    10 vote(s)
    11.2%
  11. In Stitches

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  12. Sugarbutch

    11 vote(s)
    12.4%
  13. Binge

    7 vote(s)
    7.9%
  14. Mrjester

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  15. Butler

    27 vote(s)
    30.3%
  16. An Acute Style

    8 vote(s)
    9.0%
  17. FalconXtreme

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  18. Don Cologne

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  19. Tirailleur

    21 vote(s)
    23.6%
  20. Mr. Claymore

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I look forward to the day when you begin posting pics that show your shoes, so I can fully appreciate your fits.

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  2. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    You just got married Clags?

    Congrats and errrrr ... pics or GTFO!

    Is she Korean?
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Aye, she's Korean, though she went to uni in the States. Neither one of us is big on ceremony; we just went down to the courthouse. My parents flew in from Texas to spend the week with us.

    There will be a WAYWRN shot with her, myself, another regular WAYWRN poster and his Korean wife. That'll come next month. And that's all I'm saying on that matter. It'll have to be a surprise.
     


  4. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    After lunch yesterday, on a (traffic) Island Of Flowers. Brooks Brothers jacket, shirt, and tie, Turnbull & Asser pocket square, Land's End seersucker trousers (with far too many keys in the pocket), and Bass white bucks with blue laces........


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  5. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    I'll look out for it. Seems like you have a good story there so good luck to you both. Are you in Korea for the duration since you're getting a new place, or are you coming back to Texas any time?
     


  6. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Nice trad combo but looks thrown off by excessively baggy strides.
     


  7. comrade

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    But at least in the Peninsula, one must lisp endlessly.
     


  8. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    My summer look: Canali silk/linen/woll sports coat, ice blue pants, no socks, panama hat, Gucci horsebit loafers

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  9. Wraitii

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    I feel like the shirt makes this busy. This is actually a situation where I'd wear a white linen PS and a white shirt. Boutonnière is very nice though.

    edit: Actually I'll explain my point of view a little further. I think color-wise you're already covered (yellow in the hat/jacket, blue in the pants (apparently, colors might be wrong), green in the tie, and orange/red for the boutonnière). There's also some darker and some lighter elements. Normally I'd say a pale blue shirt (not necessarily solid either) would work better but I fear it'd look bad if you take your jacket off (which I'm assuming here is a possibility) given that the trousers look kind of blue too. Pocket square and tie look slightly matchy (and actually, your PS also sort of matches the boutonnière, which imo is taking it too far.
    I think the PS might work on red/pink colors, just taking a hint of the boutonnière but not too much.

    I might be biased towards simplicity, though…
     
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  10. Butler

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    My summer look: Canali silk/linen/woll sports coat, ice blue pants, no socks, panama hat, Gucci horsebit loafers

    Deets on the PS, please :bigstar:
     


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  12. Mr Cucumber

    Mr Cucumber Active Member

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    So, I decided to make a grand entrance into the challenges. I've been lurking for a while but haven't really found a challenge I like.

    This is something I wore to a birthday party, a couple of days ago, in the countryside of southern Sweden. Please don't hate the watch. Me and my friend had a bit too much to drink and decided it would be fun to put it over the cuff.

    Anyway, the jacket is silk, linen and wool, the shirt is seersucker and the pants are just really light cotton. That is as much summer as you get in Sweden.
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  13. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Wanting to wear something that spoke of summer, but without resorting to seersucker or linen, I chose the ensemble below. The inclusion of a hat is the momentary inspiration from Don Cologne's posting.

    Suit - BB Fitzgerald
    Shirt - Tyrwhitt
    Tie - Hermes
    Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
    PS - no name brand
    Shoes - C & J Maltons
    Hat - Seifter Associates

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  14. Holdfast

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    I'm going to use this look from earlier in the week as my entry; I'm not feeling massively inspired today and don't think I'll come up with a more summery vibe.

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  15. in stitches

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    crusty and HF, very nice.

    DC - pretty good, but the jacket looks a bit snug.
     


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