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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20140314: ITALIAN CBD - CLASSICO CON SPREZZATURA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cleav, Mar 11, 2014.

Gentlemen, many thanks to you all for making this a great Friday Challenge. For your consideration:-

Poll closed Mar 17, 2014.
  1. DonCologne

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  2. sugarbutch

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  3. oldog/oldtrix

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  7. SeaJen

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  8. Cleav

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  9. RogerP

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  10. steffenbb11

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  11. Murlsquirl

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  12. Claghorn

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  13. Coxsackie

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  14. eviltimeban

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  15. Pingson

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  16. MonkeyFace

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  17. EliodA

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  18. coldsalmon

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  23. tchoy

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  24. upr_crust

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  25. in stitches

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  26. TTO

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  27. Anden

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  28. Rudals

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  29. Danleyness

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  30. Shen

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  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Gentlemen, you are cordially invited to take part in this week's challenge, ITALIAN CBD - Classico con Sprezzatura. In this Italian Conservative Business Dress style challenge let's look at classics with nonchalance. The more soporific the better. You will wear a suit or odd-jacket combination, a tie of course is encouraged. Key to the look is that the tie is quiet, though you will find less quiet examples (!) aside from that the choice is yours based on the excellent (IMHO) examples set out below which include Andrea della Valle, Diego della Valle, Luca di Montezemolo, Gianni Agnelli, Stephen Winkelmann, and Matteo Marzotto et al. I have long been inspired by this look and have been supported and encouraged by our friend @Ich_Dien and a great recent thread by @crimsonsox please support http://www.styleforum.net/t/379713/italian-cbd Challenge details: Submissions must be posted by 1700hrs GMT Saturday 15th March 2014. All submissions are to have been worn in March, please indulge me this as I am very tight for time this week. The poll will go up directly on Saturday evening GMT and close on Monday 17th March 2014. For the summary post, I will use only one picture per entrant and will therefore choose your first offering. Buona fortuna a tutti! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    [​IMG] YOUR ENTRANTS Thank you all, please vote now!
     
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  2. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Great challenge, I am in!! I have a feeling this is going to be a legendary challenge....
     
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  3. jrd617

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    I'm placing an early bet on @Murlsquirl. Dat formosa...
     
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  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Good call JRD, who else sports one of those...
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    stitchy has one in POW, but thats not CBD
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i have the same navy birdseye as murl, where have you been?

    also......IM IN!!!
     
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  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    o right i forgot

    IN LIKE FLYNN???
     
  8. eviltimeban

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    Ooh I like this one.
     
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  9. in stitches

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    essactally!
     
  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I just ordered some grey birdseye swatches...
     
  11. in stitches

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  12. jungleroller

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    I don't have cool enough hair for this one much less the proper attire I don't think. I'll keep an eye on what people are posting though and maybe I can make some magic happen.
     
  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    umm now would be perfect to use that RLPL and that Caruso coat
     
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  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    And a special tie will make em sing like Caruso :nodding:
     
  15. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I guess I was thinking it had to have a certain look to it (DB and Larger lapels). I know the coat does but the suit was more tame imo but if you think it fits I'll start there. [​IMG]
     
  16. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Is a DB suit/jacket considered to be CBD in Italy?
     
  17. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Awesome challenge, would love to see some italian suits worn. to keep it legit.
    i'm going to try.
     
  18. Pingson

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    Check the pics in the first post, at least half of the suits worn are DBs. Some worn unbuttoned for that extra sprezz.....
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    That's great, I wish DBs were accepted as CBD in countries besides Italy. I suppose I'll go navy on navy, one of Berlusconi's favorite colour schemes.
     
  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    DBs can't be CBD in London?
     

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