FRIDAY CHALLENGE 11/8/2013--TURTLENECKS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Nov 6, 2013.

Who did turtleneck the best?

  1. Ian Erickson

    18 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. sugarbutch

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Holdfast

    17 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. 38R

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Mo'Fuck the Turtle

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. gdl203

    69 vote(s)
    51.1%
  7. el Bert

    26 vote(s)
    19.3%
  8. Too Lazy to Run His Own Damned Challenge (Tira)

    16 vote(s)
    11.9%
  9. A.J.V.

    19 vote(s)
    14.1%
  10. NOBD

    35 vote(s)
    25.9%
  11. Crat

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  12. Kaplan

    21 vote(s)
    15.6%
  13. Seajen

    9 vote(s)
    6.7%
  14. Caustic Man

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  15. StanleyVanBuren

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  16. leftofthedial

    16 vote(s)
    11.9%
  17. Mr. Claymore

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  18. caseyfud

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
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  1. gdl203

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    Errr... Thanks. Do I look uncomfortable to you?

    To the main point though : what is the purpose of a pocket square? What about a boutonnière? And even a necktie for that matter? Is that conceivable that a scarf could be an accessory but not always used to shield you from the cold? There's a correct answer to this, and it isn't "no".
     


  2. SeaJen

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    GDL has it won hands-down for my money, but what fun would there be for him if he had no-one to beat, so here goes.

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  3. Crat

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    A lot of people use scarves as an accessory and if you're comfortable with that its fine. Others use it purely as defence against the cold which is fine too. Do whatever you feel comfortable with. (I never said you look uncomfortable btw.)

    Personally I use scarves against cold. If its cold and I'm gonna wear a scarf it might as well be a nice one but I'd never wear a scarf just for te sake of wearing a scarf. That doesn't mean others can't tho. I just think scarves as an accessory look effeminate but thats just my personal opinion. (Actually, I think almost all accessories other than a PS look effeminate.) I also would't wear swimms over my wellies but if others want to thats fine.
    The difference (for me) between a scarf and a PS or boutonnière is that the former originally was intended to serve a functional purpose and the latter two were always intended to be accessories.
     
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  4. in stitches

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    this challenge is bringing some quality goodness.

    kaplan, boring maybe, but excellent.



    first of all, what greg said.

    second of all, the nice thing about a scarf is that it you can move it as high up your neck as you want. so for me, even with a high neck sweater or coat or in theory a turtleneck, a scarf serves a functional purpose. not that that matters after the first point, but still worth noting.
     


  5. gdl203

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    It can't really be "purely as defense against the cold" though if you think about it. There's an aesthetic element as well. Or you'd simply be buying the warmest scarf even if it's ugly, and you would own only one scarf. :)

    The statements about being effeminate, I'd prefer to ignore.
     
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  6. Crat

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    Well, there are a ton of scarves out there that are not warm enough (linnen wtf), warm enough, and maybe a few that are too warm.
    If you're n the market for a scarf (purely as a shield against cold) you might as well choose the most aesthetically pleasing scarf that keeps you warm enough. Warmer isn't better per se.
     


  7. gdl203

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    I love light scarves, cotton scarves, etc... It's all a matter of preference - you're missing out if you've never worn a washed cashmere scarf... I was simply debunking the statement about scarves as a purely functional item. I think we exhausted how little of an argument there needs to be on the topic though... ;)
     


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    If I win this, next challenge will be scarves :D
     


  9. in stitches

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    Thanks. And if you're going to pick one British tradition to observe, I'd say you've chosen well.
     


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    That would actually be lots of fun, esp. if you make it open to both CM & SWD again.
     


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    This.

    In :D
     
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    The very nature of tradition implies they pick us up, not the other way around. My grandfather was in Britain during WWII and at V-day, he always wore the coquelicot and taught me to wear one, these things stick. Anyway, sorry for the digression. Keep on posting turtlenecks folks.
     


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