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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20130920: NO PANTS!!!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Sep 17, 2013.

WHO LOOKS THE BEST WITHOUT PENTS?!?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2013.
  1. TTO

    42 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. GMMcL

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. upr_crust

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Holdfast

    24 vote(s)
    40.0%
  5. coldsalmon

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. in stitches

    14 vote(s)
    23.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Yes, thats right, this is officially a no pants challenge. DEAL WITH IT!!

    The requirements to be included in the poll are four-fold.



    1. You must wear a full suit, no odd pants (hence the no pants challenge).

    2. You must wear a BD collar shirt, oxford cloth not required.

    3. You must wear a tie.

    4. You must NOT wear a PS of any kind.




    Please note, due to the upcoming Jewish holiday I will be offline from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday night. Therefore, I will allow entries until Sunday at noon, at about which time I hope to have the poll up. Voting will run through Tuesday night.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND GO!!!

    here is some inspiration:


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013


  2. Ebonyman

    Ebonyman Senior member

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    This should be a good one. Can't wait to view the entries....
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :nodding:
     


  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    To buy an OCBD for this challenge or not...that is the question...
     


  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    OR COURSE!!! you have plenty of time!


    perv alert!!!
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I'm not convinced this combination could ever look great. Good? Maybe. Sustainable? Likely. But great? I don't see it.

    Stay safe everyone.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    BURN!
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Why not?

    If this really is impossible, id consider changing it. Maybe.

    WHAT SAYS YA'LL?!?!?!?
     


  10. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds Apparel has plenty.
     


  11. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Well played...
     


  12. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I am...kind of disappointed after reading the actual challenge. I wanted to show my undies. [​IMG]
    and shoot I have no buttoned down collar shirts!
     
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  13. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Feel free to strike down my thinking. After all, the main reason I come to SF anymore is to find things that may change my per-conceived notions. However, here are my concerns:

    • The BD shirt is inherently more casual than it's spread or semi-spread counterparts. What's more, given the forum's penchant for completely unlined and unfused collars, I foresee a lot of people sporting floppy collars that really detract from the sharpness that a suit is supposed to convey.
    • There are very few BD collars made that work with a tie. Casting aside the "collar points must extend to the lapel" rule-of-thumb endorsed by SF, there are still not a lot of (OTR) options that really appear tasteful when paired with ties. Either the roll is too minimal, or the proportions/cut of the collar throw everything off.
    • To my thinking (again, just my opinion), button-down collars aren't made for suits. Regardless of with or without a tie, they just don't look right to my eye. Now I think a tweedy professorial look of odd pants and jacket can look great with a tattersall BD and a rustic tie. However, again, suits generally convey a totally different feel.

    The only real chance of success, to my thinking, is a suit in a more casual, rustic fabric (think tweed). Anything worsted will look off.
     
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  14. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    dont you worry. If i get around to it, ill make sure this thread delivers in the truest form of the challenge title.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i has teh sad. :(

    i hear your points, bb, but i think this will be an interesting experiment at the least.


    i will leave it as is, and hope that i get some participants.
     


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