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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. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    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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  3. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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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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  4. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    Count me in for this one
     
  5. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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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"?
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member 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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  8. Claghorn

    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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  9. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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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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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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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.
     
  11. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Fair enough. I just know that I have learned so much here, and seen learning in others, that only comes from feedback, whether to one's own fits or those of other posters. Vox only bothered writing his combinations essay in response to the fits he was seeing (and those he was having in response, I'm sure). But I guess EFVs FC thread is not really the place for this, so I'll shut up. Have to crack some skulls at work now anyway.

    Congrats, EFV, by the way. Those Luxire pants in your winning fit are baller.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    Didn't like that fit, but I did like the suit, so I gave it a thumb. I agree that it is too GQ. And Stitchy has mentioned before that WAYWRN has become too nice.
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    if you crop out his face you can find literally 20 other people on tumblr/instagram (involved in clothing sales) that dress exactly the same, you couldn't tell one apart from the other. How is that stylish? And its not dressed the same in the sense that they are all wearing odd jacket or suit fits but where every detail is exactly the same, the cuts are exactly the same (no regard for body types), even some of the same patterns. I mean, come on.
     
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  14. kulata

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    In, if Saturday entries are allowed.


    Regarding mcobinad(sp) fit. I thumbed it up, it is clearly too tight but the overall casual look seems good to me but IMHO the WAYWRN has been getting a lot of new and even old participants which is a good thing. Is it due to the less stringent feedback or the 20+ thread? Nobody will ever know. But the fact that a lot of people are now posting pics will only lead to a spillover to more advanced threads like good taste and CBD threads. This is good for the forum and since i have been lurking on SF (2006) the WAYWRN thread has really improved, at least we don't have anybody posting shorts/skirts with blazers, the so called good old days.
     
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  15. SeaJen

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    No argument here, Ed.

    I guess styleforum's popularity on Bermuda has declined. Fok should look into that.
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought most of the tumblr/instagram crowd liked their stuff too tight and too short, not really what I see going on here.


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    Admittedly, very Armoury-esque. And of course, the tie blade is ridiculous. He's not even a short guy (close to 6 feet). He just gets his ties really long.
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  17. in stitches

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    way too nice. i am a guilty party myself.
     
  18. Betelgeuse

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    I have one cotton SC but it still need a trip to the tailor.
     
  19. SeaJen

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    You appear to be one of the most discerning thumbers, so this surprises me.

    ...you're just discerning with respect to my fits. [​IMG]
     
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  20. archibaldleach

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    Potentially in depending on if I come up with a fit I like for my corduroy odd jacket this week.
     

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