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. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Well, being the Northern Italian industrialist fat-cat that I am, I just happened to be wearing this stuff today.

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    Vintage Ray-Ban Wayfarers - ca. 1987
    Vintage suit (D. A. Manduca, tailor) - ca. late 60s/early 70s
    Canali shirt & belt
    Henry Carter tie & linen square
    Grönefeld One Hertz watch
    Socks unknown
    Farage shoes
    Fake sprezz - I slaved over this fit
     


  2. eviltimeban

    eviltimeban Senior member

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    My Friday challenge effort. My inspiration was Stephan Winklemann, the way he wears solid ties with bold blue suits and white shirts, but also the big watch and wrist beads.

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  3. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    OK here we go, a day early.. Yet another blue suit :nodding:
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    fantastic, pingson.

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    im stuck. not sure if i should wear a solid blue shirt or a stripe. also not sure if i should wear black shoes or dark brown. sigh.
     


  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    The weather is very Italian, but it is quite windy!
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    Pal Zileri Abito Privato
    Luxire
    Drakes Wool/Silk
    Albert Thurston
    Meermin
     


  6. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    Is a four-in-hand knot a prereq for this FC?
     


  7. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Senior member

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    I agree wholeheartedly with Stitches Pingson. Looking razor sharp . Based on my own limited first hand impressions from Italy ( and Brussels where I have met with italian colleagues), black shoes are the safest bet.
     


  8. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    I agree. I forgot to take a photo of the shoes, but I am wearing plain black cap-toe oxfords......
     


  9. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    You ask that as if there were other knots to chose from ;)
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    half windsor for me. always. every time. all the time.
     


  11. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    I knew it! You can hand over your SF credentials at the door when you leave, please. We wish you luck with any future endeavours you may undertake......
     
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  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    MF, Nice one :nodding: You get 18 holes in too?
     


  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Thanks! I haven't done that in a suit before, but it would be worth a try [​IMG]
     


  14. eviltimeban

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    Solid, and black.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Lolz. I stand confidently by my knots.

    In other news, I think I have decided what I will be wearing for this challenge.

    Evilb is on the right track with my decision. :)
     
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