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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 2014/2/28: The Uniform

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by timotune, Feb 25, 2014.

Who did "The Uniform" best?

Poll closed Mar 4, 2014.
  1. Mr. Six

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Pliny

    17 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. Cleav

    10 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. Don Cologne

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. timotune

    17 vote(s)
    16.3%
  6. ammanati

    8 vote(s)
    7.7%
  7. An Acute Style

    10 vote(s)
    9.6%
  8. StanleyVanBuren

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  9. SeamasterLux

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Coxsackie

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  11. Murlsquirl

    6 vote(s)
    5.8%
  12. SeaJen

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  13. Maturestyle

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  14. Thin White Duke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. SpooPoker

    21 vote(s)
    20.2%
  16. Gerry Nelson

    13 vote(s)
    12.5%
  17. Pingson

    24 vote(s)
    23.1%
  18. Claghorn

    14 vote(s)
    13.5%
  19. cptjeff

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  20. Anden

    20 vote(s)
    19.2%
  21. EFV

    15 vote(s)
    14.4%
  22. TTO

    22 vote(s)
    21.2%
  23. Holdfast

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  24. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    15.4%
  25. Shen

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  26. Cotton Dockers

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  27. Monkeyface

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  28. HansderHund

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  29. sansimeon

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  30. GMMcL

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  31. Butler

    47 vote(s)
    45.2%
  32. Skyhigh

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  33. Morgan

    20 vote(s)
    19.2%
  34. tchoy

    14 vote(s)
    13.5%
  35. Kaplan

    10 vote(s)
    9.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Interesting; for me it's the suede pairs that are near-zero maintenance and teh calf ones that require work. With calf, you have to polish after every few wears or so; with suede, it's mere seconds with a suede brush once in a while and that's it!

    I'll try to put something together for the contest, later this week. I wasn't able to enter the last couple of challenges, so it will be fun to play again.
     


  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I suppose I am less concerned about wear and tear on shoes. I have a lot of calf and cordovan in my rotation and I hardly ever shine them. I'm far more into a beat-up, matte, textured look for my feet. That obviously coincides with my lifestyle and profession, as well.

    I guess I just never realized that a pair of suede shoes (loafers, balmorals, chukkas, chelseas, whatever) didn't make everyone's short list.
     


  3. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i love it the suede.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i need more of it the suede.
     


  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I also had a pair of suede Alden flexwelt chukkas. Sold them on B&S. But that was more an issue with the last. Hated, hated, hated, the shape of those. Too sleek. And I've decided I hate all chukkas because I just can't get over how they feel on my ankles. Feel very constricting.

    I probably wouldn't have liked the rugged look of the beat up suede if I had kept them either.

    To me, suede is something you have to baby, and protect it from getting effed up by clumsy scuffs or the rain/snow
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    There is so much blasphemy in here, I frankly don't know where to begin. Troubling times we find ourselves in, troubling times.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'm a heretic, what can I say. #Team Cordo. #Team Calf
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    wow, when Alden is too sleek for you............ G&G must give you a stroke.
     


  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Sleek may have been the wrong word. Those shape of those flex chukkas just didn't please my eyes. Can't describe it in words

    GG actually does kinda send me into cardiac arrest. The chisel toes stitchy and spoo wear on a regular basic are kinda whack to my personal tastes, but to each his own. they can pull it off :D

    #teamroundtoe
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    also my unlined suede GG chukkas are one of the least constricting pair of shoes i own. and pointy as a mofo!

    #teambettershoesthanjrd

    :devil:
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    the worst by far to me is corthay

    INSTA-HEARTATTACK

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  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    S,

    It's ok. You like pointy shoes. You're more of a dandy than me. I just like to "blend in" :D
     


  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Speaking of roundtoe shitkickers.

    @edmorel, what dinklackers do you have access to?
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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