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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 29 June 2016 - The "What the hell was I thinking" challenge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DiplomaticTies, Jun 29, 2016.

Who made their "What the hell was I thinking" item work best in a fit?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2016.
  1. Diplo

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. RoSaCe

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Clags

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. Hirsch

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. Duke

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  6. Smitty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Prince

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. Acute

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  9. Cox

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Gold :nodding: @Claghorn May I ask what you wore on your feet? Pics not required...
     
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  2. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Senior member

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brown pebble grain boots
     
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  5. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Clags I could forgive the untucked shirt, the pinstriped odd trousers, the ... whatever you call that thing on top, but I can never forgive that disgusting ginger beard. Bad enough when you go unshaven but when you go full on Wyndham Wizard I need some eye bleach!

    Anyway, feel free to reciprocate comments with my entry. I actually posted this in a FC many years ago and the only reaction I received was a single facepalm emoticon. I am the proud owner of FOUR boating blazers. What was I thinking? Well they were bought at a time when I was aiming for a career in academia and thought they would make up nice casual Friday outfits - any derision could be masked by me playing the eccentric professor from England ('hey we all dress like this back home!'). Anyway my career took me in another direction and the blazers rarely see the light of day. I understand the colonials had some sort of celebration on Monday so I entered into the spirit of things wearing red, white and blue ...

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  6. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Senior member

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    Flecktarn, yes. MTM.
     
  7. smittycl

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    MTM camo? Deserves a place of honor on this Friday challenge for sure! [​IMG]
     
  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @Thin White Duke

    Ah, left over camo from when I was thinking of posting it under a sock. My beard is still dirty blonde.
     
  9. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Senior member

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    It's possible so why not?
     
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  10. smittycl

    smittycl Senior member

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    Real ones are $5 at a surplus store.
     
  11. Academic2

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    Excellent.

    I think either sandals or barefoot might have been best for the post-Apocalyptic Claghorn shown here (by the way, the lighter-than-the-Yohji striped trousers really make this for me, and the buttoned top button is exactly right), but then again the evidence for Claghorn actually having feet has never been particularly strong so perhaps it doesn’t matter … [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  12. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Senior member

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    You are arguing with someone on the styleforum about saving money.
     
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  13. smittycl

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    Quite true! Money is not a typical topic here. Well, I'm off to commission that Vicuña codpiece I've always wanted.....:D
     
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  14. smittycl

    smittycl Senior member

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    Maybe not too goofy looking but barely usable. Wool/Cashmere/Alpaca that is too heavy to wear on most days. I can only wear it on certain late Fall days where a coat is needed but an overcoat is too much. It's also very fuzzy.
     
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  15. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Oh, hush up. Sorry your amaze balls jacket is too warm. If it's a 38R, I'll be glad to take this train wreck off your hands. [​IMG]
     
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  16. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    Holy crap!

    I went on a couple of hours flight and when I return to the SF challenge I'm met by Yohji knits, MTM camo, fuzzy fabrics and a jacket that is brighter than the sun. Good job!

    But I bet there are more "what the hell was I thinking" stuff out there. How about @pravda using those Gucci sneakers in a complete fit for instance?
     
  17. smittycl

    smittycl Senior member

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    Did I mention it's RLPL made by Santandrea and fits like a glove? :embar:

    42L
     
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  18. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
  19. Prince of Paisley

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    I had a similar experience with a pair of cords - these were supposed to be darker irl but, no, they are quite bright, which causes what Coxy would probably term 'cognitive dissonance' given they are winter weight but summer-y colour. I've since come to the conclusion that casual wear either with a rough tweed jacket and no tie, or just with a jumper and scarf are the best ways forward, and I still wear them occasionally as the are supremely comfortable. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    @Thin White Duke is correct. They dress that way in England.

     

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