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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 25/10/13 - EMULATE YOUR SARTORIAL HERO

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pingson, Oct 22, 2013.

Who does best emulate his style hero?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2013.
  1. EFV

    28 vote(s)
    39.4%
  2. Pingson

    14 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. Shen

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. YRR92

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. oldog/oldtrix

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. Victor Elfo

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. In Stitches/DerekS/SpooPoker

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  8. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. Thin White Duke

    16 vote(s)
    22.5%
  10. Sprezziamo

    20 vote(s)
    28.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Again, all I can say is that Styleforum is in dire need of a slowly, sadly nodding emoticon.
     
  3. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Not sure about that, but as a young man in Italy at the time, fighting for the Fascist movement wasn't that unusual, I guess. Not sure which sources you attribute his admiration for the Nazis to.

    Also, personally, I don't think he was a very good automotive manager. Then again, he was educated in law...
     
  4. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    I think they were talking about the Duke of Windsor, who "never thought that Hitler was such a bad chap."
     
  5. in stitches

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    This thread is making me sad now. Let's go back to talking about clothing.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hanging out with Nazis in 1937
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    Please note the lack of face stabbing that is considered the proper way to greet Hitler.

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    He also said aborigines were the lowest type of human being and basically monkeys. He was legitimately disgusted by them. If I recall, he had a pretty low opinion of Australians in general.
     
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  7. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Oh, my bad. Sprezziamo's post Clags quoted was referring to Agnelli, though. Some confusion right there.
     
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    I was talking about Agnelli, I honestly don't know that much about the Duke of Windsor, apart from a few things related to his style.
     
  9. Claghorn

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  10. in stitches

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    not gonna lie, pretty mad right now.
     
  11. upr_crust

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    Boychik, take comfort in the fact that both the Duke of Windsor and Gianni Agnelli are dead, and you are not, thank G-d.
     
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  12. Cantabrigian

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    I ride by an Aussie bar on the way home. I'm not sure I can hold that one against him.
     
  13. sugarbutch

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    Before that we need a head shaking "No"

    re Agnelli, this is from Wikipedia, so hardly definitive, but there's no mention of association with Nazis:

     
  14. Victor Elfo

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    As if there isn't something very similar going on today, just take a look at what Palestine is suffering. Btw, many supported the fascists, especially when there're supposed to be the only force against the socialist "treat" in Europe.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Right, there was some antecedent confusion at the start of all this. Someone quoted a post about both the DoW and Agnelli and said something along the lines of "I'm not aware of anything to bad about him." I took "him" do be referring to the DoW, and then this whole mess got started.

    Regardless, I've always preferred Prince Michael of Kent anyway. A much cooler person.

    Damn, I just realized he would have been fun to emulate. And I totally have a tie that could have pulled it off.

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  16. in stitches

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    Everything about that screams baws.
     
  17. Thin White Duke

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    Thanks for the comments fellas, a few questions / answers / comments:


    1. @ Claghorn: I have almost exclusively three button jackets. It’s a mod thing, I came up during the late seventies revival and think that three button jackets – usually hard threes – are easily the best looking and most flattering (at least on me!)

    2. Re this week’s fit: I dug out a double breasted to emulate the old man but this suit has long been in the sell / donate / burn cupboard. In colour it’s a dark royal blue worsted wool. Accepting offers!

    3. It’s nice to get more than my usual one or two sympathy votes, so thanks for that. @ AwfullyNiceGuy - I’ve thought for a while that my Dad in his youth has a bit of a Don Draper look about him and even thought of DTO-ing DD for this challenge.

    4. When people say ‘thanks for the likes and thumbs ups’ what do they mean? I don’t know where to look for these … but of course that could be because I’ve never received any!!

    5. I realize that the challenges are just a fun way to get us to be creative and spark debate, so I don’t take my usual dearth of votes to heart, but I did find this week’s poll particularly interesting. My suit got more than the usual votes, and it was suggested that this may be due to the general anti hard three prejudice of SF. But @ flying Monkey, this suit was a 1990s DB six, button one keystone, with extended shoulders, low gorge, no vents and triple pleat trousers. The kind of suit that Oldog might get praise for but few others due to it’s looking so dated. I bet if I posted it in WAYWN it would be met with more derision than praise (but thanks anyway!). Maybe the votes I got were more due to the close approximation to my Dad’s dapper picture than due to the suit itself? I still stand by my preference for the hard three, and find it puzzling/amusing that they are so unpopular with SF. Certain posters seem able to stick to their stylistic guns to the point where their non-consensual preferences are overlooked (Oldog’s loose fitting DBs, Stitches’ pocket square refusal, Claghorn’s high button point jackets, Holdfast’s shiny ties, etc.) whereas, even allowing for the fact that my execution may well be far short of that of my aforementioned esteemed colleagues, I wonder if some voters just see three buttons and say “naah – aint voting for that!” no matter how decent the rest of the outfit may be.

    Anyway a fun challenge as usual, and interesting debate. I’m off to dig out some jeans for this week. See you on Friday!
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like hard threes as well. Unfortunately, I'm only 178cm and am a bit short for that look. I've come to accept this; I wonder if my appreciation for a higher buttoning point comes from missing hard threes. I still have a few in my rotation, but when I wear them I tend to leave the top button undone these days. Probably the effect of SF groupthink.
     
  19. sugarbutch

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    And you're a better man for it, Clags. :D
     
  20. sugarbutch

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    TWD, are you viewing on a mobile device? If so, you can't see the likes/thumbs.
     

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