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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20130920: NO PANTS!!!!!

WHO LOOKS THE BEST WITHOUT PENTS?!?

  • TTO

    Votes: 42 70.0%
  • GMMcL

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • upr_crust

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Holdfast

    Votes: 24 40.0%
  • coldsalmon

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • in stitches

    Votes: 14 23.3%

  • Total voters
    60
  • Poll closed .

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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:


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

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:nodding:
 

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

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I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!
 
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1. You must wear a full suit.

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

3. You must wear a tie.

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

Stay safe everyone.
 

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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.

Why not?

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

WHAT SAYS YA'LL?!?!?!?
 

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I am...kind of disappointed after reading the actual challenge. I wanted to show my undies.

and shoot I have no buttoned down collar shirts!
 
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Why not?

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

WHAT SAYS YA'LL?!?!?!?

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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I feel mis-led. Title did not deliver!

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

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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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