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%
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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Since I don't have suitable BD's, I'm defitely for stripes. But not pinstripes (or whatever narrow stripes are on shirts)...would be too easy with a suit.

    Ok, Mrs C wants to say something :foo::nodding::foo::foo::slayer::slayer::slayer::foo::foo:

    Edit: now that Mrs C isn't constantly trying to interfere with the typing on my iPad--I like the idea of having an informal shirt with a suit...I just think that BD might be a little too restrictive, especially for the Brits.
     
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  2. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    My thoughts exactly. Henry Carter stays wearing BD with suits and looks fantastic on the regular. It can be done. Case in point.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    well, i see we have different schools of thought here. i think a BD with a suit can be great, my only concern would be a lack of participants.

    please to continue discussing, i will decide at high noon tomorrow.

    thanks!
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I also agree that it can look great, and that nobody does it better than HC. The strength in pushing for buttondowns is that participants have to figure out how to balance informal with formal.

    I just also share Stitchy's concern.
     
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    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    A major point of a challenge is that it's supposed to be... a challenge. If you alter the terms to make it easy, then it's not so interesting. And not everyone can enter every challenge.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that was why i did it. i thought it would be a true challenge. however, i think it wont be all that much fun if we have only a half dozen or so entries. :(
     
  7. TTO

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    Cross-post from the main thread to get things rolling...
    it felt odd going without a pocket square, but I have no problem with BD collars and suits, admittedly it's a casual/sporty suit, so it feels like a natural fit to my British sensibilities...
    -TTO
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whelp, I guess that seals it. Button downs it is.
     
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    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Btw, I think this is one of the better challenges of late.
     
  11. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    I wanted to wear this suit today and had reached for the OCBD, then I remembered the 'No-Pant's' rules and made sure to omit the square so as to be eligible, if the challenge changes, no problem. I certainly don't mean to force Stitchy's hand, I just wanted to wear the suit today.
    -TTO
     
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    Count me in for the BDs or the striped shirts. Just let me know which it is, because I have no striped BDs. Striped BVDs are another matter, especially since this is the No Pants Challenge.
     
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    Damn TTO already jumped out into front.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this is fantastic, TTO. thank you for showing people how well this look can be when done right.


    yes it is. see below for another fit i remembered, that also sealed it for me.


    <3 thanks!!!


    its all good. you made my day, and your fit is awesome.


    BD IT IS!!!
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    so, i remembered this fit from a while back.

    if anyone says that a BD shirt and suit cant be done right, well then, mao mao and TTO say you dont know what the hell you are talking about.


    it is official. challenge stays as is.


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