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. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Ahh, I thought it was any type of blend. Not to get too off-topic, but can you wear any wool blend and any linen blend, just not together?

    As far as the challenge goes, I really like your submission @Anden. A dark cotton jacket is sometimes a bit tricky to do, but that's done brilliantly.
     


  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's the wrinkles that makes me love cotton jackets. I really do like the casualness in a slightly wrinkled cotton jacket, I don't mind if it's got a washed look either, with darkening around seams et c. Not CBD stuff obviously, but it works great in most of the social situations I find myself in.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    correct, wool and silk, wool and cotton, wool and cashmere.... linen and cotton, linen and silk... all fine. the only issue is a garment that has both wool and linen in it.


    i like the look as well, but when im wearing it it drives me nuts. my own OCD has me at a loss. :(
     


  4. SeaJen

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    We're not really saying that this looks good, are we?
    Does anyone remember the furor around Southern Style's long blade back when he was a frat boy? Just looks far too affected for me. And while I'm on the topic and among friends, I noticed that the Bentley driving guy from London (sorry, forget his name) got a lot of thumbs for his beige linen suit yesterday which was patently far too small for him. Seems like the GQ menswear thing is overtaking.

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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I recently picked up two cotton SCs, but both need the sleeves altered. I haz a sad.
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Other than the extended blade of the tie, what's the problem?
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I teased Changwoo (the fellow in the picture) about the extended tie blade. He was not amused. His younger brother, however, thought it was pretty funny.

    Side note: out. My linen-cotton is 70-30.
     
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  8. SeaJen

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    Well that IS a a pretty obvious issue. It isn't like it's just a tad long.
    Not long ago the clip-on braces and affected tie blade would have drawn quite the reaction in WAYWRN, but I suspect now this would be quickly in the curated thread. This is just my opinion, but the WAYWRN thread has had good influences in the past (Timo is a great example, given his penchant for very tight pants before and his excellence now), but I see more and more plaudits for the too short, too tight, too artificially sprezzed look.
    I will stop there before I start saying that today's music is just noise and it was so much better "in my day". I'm getting old :(
     
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  10. SeaJen

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    Other than the tie and the braces, I do like everything else, btw. But as the saying goes "otherwise how was the play, Mrs Lincoln"?
     


  11. sugarbutch

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    This is why comments are better than thumbs. Who knows why someone thumbs a pic? The blade is silly. Clip-on suspenders are just a practical thing, though. I have some, and short of buying proper suspenders for every pair of pants I own, it's the easiest way to avoid wearing a belt. Plus, I've lost my enthusiasm for sewing in buttons, and I never get downtown to my tailor anymore.
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i wouldnt go that far.


    i dont like the fit all all. the jacket is nice, but looks huge (maybe the angle). dont like the pants or PS. not a fran at all of that fit. steez or no steez.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It fits. He's a big fan of drape and it looks good on him. He did mention he'd been getting his jackets larger of late as they're just more comfortable for him to be all steezy in. Well, he didn't mention the steezy part, but that's what I assumed.

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    Perhaps I'm overstating it, but I do see fits getting praise that just a year ago would have been called out. That isn't to say that the inverse is true, that good (to my eye) fits are getting overlooked; they aren't. But no one commented on the fit of this suit:

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    No one commented on a recent contrast stitched buttonhole on Amar and only a single comment on a recent fit featuring rolled back jacket cuff to accentuate the working buttons.
    Perhaps the thread has just become a kinder, gentler place, which is no bad thing, I guess. It has a reputation for being quite the opposite. Perhaps that Style Blogger dude should come back now, I think I recall he posted here sometime ago but met a wave of hate, or did I just dream that?
     
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  15. in stitches

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    jacket fit looks better there. i still dont like the pants or PS.
    if it makes you feel better, i dont like that at all and i hate contrast stitched button holes. i didnt comment because i saw no reason to based on past reactions to feedback.
     


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