FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20140509 - COTTON

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EFV, May 6, 2014.

Who did it best?

Poll closed May 11, 2014.
  1. Anden

    35 vote(s)
    42.7%
  2. Don Cologne

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Holdfast

    17 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. GMMcL

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. SpooPoker

    22 vote(s)
    26.8%
  6. Christopher Essex

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  7. An Acute Style

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  8. alessandromo

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  9. Amar ezzahi

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  10. jungleroller

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. sugarbutch

    22 vote(s)
    26.8%
  12. Betelgeuse

    34 vote(s)
    41.5%
  13. Tirailleur1

    43 vote(s)
    52.4%
  14. acecow

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
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  1. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This week we embrace spring and one of the materials most suitable for the season, Cotton. I expect most of you guys own at least one cotton SC or suit, now is the time bring them out. Rules are simple: Cotton SC or suit. Cotton blends are allowed if they contain more than 50% cotton. Fits have to be worn this week. Poll will be up on Saturday and ends on Monday (Swedish time). Examples (BnTailor, vannikorea):
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  2. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    SC 100% cotton - Raffaele Caruso
    The rest is Drake's, Kamakura, C&J etc.
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  3. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, great first entry!

    Love everything about that fit: collar roll, lapels, colours and textures.
     


  4. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    Only 20 minutes into the challenge...

    Glad you like it Erik.Got the SC for a song a couple of months ago. Today is the first wearing. Had to save it for a challenge.
     


  5. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    Nice entry. We still got 5°C over here - will not participate in this one....
     


  6. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Remember, technically you could go with moleskin or corduroy (classic F/W fabrics) as they're also (usually) cotton. :teach:
     
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  7. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    i have something "special" for this challenge.
     


  8. NOBD

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  9. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tie and dress shirt are optional. Although, considering this is MC, you're more likely to get votes if you stick to (at least casual) dress shirts.
     
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  10. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    I may have to bow out of this one - my only cotton suit is seersucker, and it's a little early in the season for it, at least here in NYC. However, don't let me stop the rest of you from having a go at it - I'll be very interested to see what you all come up with.
     


  11. tchoy

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    Great idea for us folks down in the Southern Hemisphere it's a bit chilly to be wearing cotton suit at the moment.
     


  12. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Raffaele Caruso old cotton sports coat.

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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Should be a fun challenge. Unfortunately, the only jacket I have is a cotton, angora, wool blend. It looks like wool tho. Which, point in fact, is the reason I bought it. I'm not a huge fan of cotton jackets. The wrinkles drive me crazy.

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  14. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Great challenge idea, I'll see whether I can come up with something.

    Forgive my ignorance @in stitches, but I didn't think you wore any type of blended fabric?
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    No probs.

    I wear lots of blended fabrics. The only blend that is not allowed by Jewish law is wool and linen together. Any other blend is fine.
     


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