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%
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  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I agree - I also think that the overcoat is too close to the SC in its colour and style. I really love the coat though; there is nothing like a good, thick wool overcoat.
     
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    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Do you guys not like the vest at all or just with this outfit? I think a solid blue shirt may have worked better with the vest. Also, the overcoat completely covers the jacket in most cases. I like that they're the same color. I think it gives a sense of continuity.
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It's just too much for a classic look like that. Nothing wrong with the shirt...ditch the vest and it's all gravy.
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I actually kinda like the vest in this context. I mean, it's fucked up, but in a pleasant way. :)
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i just dont like it. :(
     
  6. FlyingMonkey

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    I can see the reasoning on the overcoat. As for the vest, I think it has to do with the warmth of the base colour compared to the rest of the fit. You've gone for a cool and dark blue / grey palette, and then there's this one piece in a predominantly warmer, yellowy-cream colour. A grey waistcoat (if significantly different enough from the trousers - a different tone or a grey-based check, or a significantly different texture, for example a ribbed wool) or a dark red or green, would have worked better IMHO. But then again, it may just be because although I always like the idea of Tattersall waistcoats and I contemplated buying one in the Rugged Museum sale recently, I rarely see them actually working as I imagine they should.
     
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  8. J011yroger

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    I think the vest is the best part, if I had to nit-pick I would say the shirt is a bit too formal for this fit, but the fit is up there with my all time favorites from AAS.

    I know I like tattersall and blackwatch more than the SF standard groupthink does, but I'd call this a home run.

    J
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i somewhat politely disagree. :)
     
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    Nice - is that the Anderson & Sheppard you wore at Victors the other night?
    :bigstar:
     
  12. SeamasterLux

    SeamasterLux Senior member

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    Yes Sir and thank you [​IMG]
     
  13. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    OK, I'll play, although I had to dig deep into the back of the wardrobe to find a navy jacket. Yes, it's velour.


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    Hat: Christy's
    Jacket, tie: Oxford
    Shirt: Camicissima
    Square: unknown
    Pants: Pal Zileri
    Belt: Rodd & Gunn
    Socks: Jack & Jones
    Shoes: Carmina Exmoor "rough-out" waxed suede
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    SF Familia:
    Howard Yount
    Yellow Hook Neck Ties
    Meermin
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    What all is this about?

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    Looks good, Murl!
     

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