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

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. sugarbutch

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  3. oldog/oldtrix

    8 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. nabilmust

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  5. timotune

    38 vote(s)
    31.9%
  6. GMMcL

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  7. SeaJen

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Cleav

    22 vote(s)
    18.5%
  9. RogerP

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. steffenbb11

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  11. Murlsquirl

    14 vote(s)
    11.8%
  12. Claghorn

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  13. Coxsackie

    24 vote(s)
    20.2%
  14. eviltimeban

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  15. Pingson

    30 vote(s)
    25.2%
  16. MonkeyFace

    8 vote(s)
    6.7%
  17. EliodA

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  18. coldsalmon

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  19. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  20. CousinDonuts

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  21. Roycru

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  22. PCK1

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  23. tchoy

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  24. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  25. in stitches

    40 vote(s)
    33.6%
  26. TTO

    14 vote(s)
    11.8%
  27. Anden

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  28. Rudals

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  29. Danleyness

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  30. Shen

    26 vote(s)
    21.8%
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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I figured given Prince Charles's affinity for them they might be more acceptable but I guess I'm wrong.
     
  2. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Would love to see odd jacket examples coz CBD to me means blue or grey suit.
     
  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I am so gonna try to win this won. I got some hidden ties up my sleeves.
     
  4. in stitches

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    is navy grenadine considered eyetalian CBD?
     
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    I doubt I'll really be able to compete in this one, but I'd love to see what y'all come up with.
     
  6. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    i dont see no grenadines there? :puzzled:
     
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    Isn't that your answer?????
     
  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    That's actually a really good question. Is it spaghetti or is it not?
     
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    well, there were only 3 pictures. that does not mean that grenadine is not italian CBD.

    SOMEONE ANSWER ME NAOW!
     
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    SeaJen Senior member

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    From the Italian CBD thread, post #4

    Diego and Andrea Della Valle, grenadine and knit ties:

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  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    In referencing the Tweed in the City article/blog I was hoping to draw attention to this particular paragraph:-


    And so it is with the uniform of Italian businessmen–the well-known staple combination of grey or blue suit, light blue shirt, and dark blue tie. It’s an excellent foundational approach. However, many men inspired by it unwittingly convert themselves into caricatures. While your mind may see just grey and blue, the truth is that the uniform relies on texture, tone, and pattern to really shine. If you observe some sterling examples, you’ll see there’s much more at work than might first appear.


    If I've time to post a new pic I could wear a Navy Gren. I'm sure Matteo Marzotto :worship: has a blue gren (!) would he wear it in an ICBD setting? I don't know but who cares mon brav, it may be just my interpretation of the challenge and how I want to roll.

    In conclusion if one looks carefully there are examples in there of a Gren and a knit from the brothers :nodding:
     
  13. sugarbutch

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    You got your answer. You just didn't like it.
     
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    welp, its seems that navy grenadine is more than acceptable, and i may go that route.
     
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    I may see if I can throw something together with an odd jacket, but I think I'm probably out again. Looking forward to the fit pics though!
     

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