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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. smittycl

    smittycl Senior member

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    I think Claghorn wins for his dead mongoose wrap or whatever that weird Japanaese thing that was. Designed by the creator of Pokemon perhaps? :satisfied:
     
  2. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Can @Claghorn please post that on the other side of the forum as entertainment for the masses? Pretty please?
     
  3. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Just a suggestion, but the OP may wish to clarify prior to opening the poll, are we voting for the most egregiously hideous 'what was I thinking?' fit (coughClagscough) or are we voting for the most successfully folded 'what was I thinking?' Item into a half- way decent agreeable whole?
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If my wife would let me, and if I wasn't already heavily invested in the CM side of things, and if it fit my personality (it doesn't), I would wear Yohji regularly. Probably my favorite clothing designer.

    As a whole, I like the below outfit a lot, but if I were able to wear Yohji, I'd probably stick with something like the sweater. I don't look good in lots of black, and Yohji rarely does earthtones.
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    This. I'd wear this in total if I could:

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  5. smittycl

    smittycl Senior member

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    Maybe with a Katana.
     
  6. DiplomaticTies

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    My idea with the challenge was the latter, ie to make your whatthehellwasithinking item work in an agreeable whole. But it is a good idea to remind people of this when the poll goes up. Will do.
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Given the audience, perhaps this is a better entry?

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  9. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Sorry Clags I don't understand how anyone, especially someone with CM credentials like you, could even contemplate stepping out of the house wearing those ... whatever risible chopped up bell bottom raggedy trouser thingies. I thought such garb(age) was for catwalks only and not for human consumption in the real world. Either way despite my live-and-let-live leanings I'm sure I'd find it difficult not to point and laugh if I ever saw such a thing in the wild and certainly couldn't take anyone seriously dressed like that. So I'm a victim of the mores of 20/21st century traditions. I admit it!
     
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  10. smittycl

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    That is a fantastic sport coat. A little FU but not too overdone. Your Japanese stuff was interesting (goes hand-in-hand with the appreciation of Kurosawa and Mifune?) but a little costumey for me. Certainly looked comfortable and well-made, though!
     
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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it depends on the context. In an art department of a university, absolutely. I think a lot of the SW&D folks who wear it regularly are in creative industries. In a business school? It would be horribly out of place.

    As far as the relationship between CM credentials and wearing stuff like that: I like CM because of the way things fit together to create a whole outfit. I think the same can be said for a lot of different styles in SW&D. If I could pull it off, I absolutely would. But it's also one of those things that you can't just wear a few times a month (unlike CM). Something that is that avante garde, you've got to wear it regularly enough that it becomes a part of your external image.

    I definitely find those two outfits more impressive, interesting, and aesthetically pleasing than anything I've ever worn.
     
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  12. hirschlederne

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    Given the entries so far, it may not be.
     
  13. Andy57

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    I see nothing out of the ordinary here.
     
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  15. Thin White Duke

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    :D I was hoping you'd see my pic.

    You may be interested in the fun coffee table book 'Rowing Blazers' by Jack Carlson if you're not already familiar with it. Loads of pics from around the world and each is given the history of the club or college.
     
  16. Andy57

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    [​IMG] It's been on my coffee table for quite some time! Inspirational!
     
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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the Yohji. I also liked LA Guy's suggestions.
     
  18. An Acute Style

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    I'm sure much of my wardrobe falls into the realm of this challenge for many people, but one garment I have an extremely hard time making work is this J. Crew Patchwork jacket. In particular, I keeping trying to wear it with a tie with varying levels of failure/success. Here's my attempt from Thursday.

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  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The accessories are too dark and too formal. Light color linen pants, a relaxed shirt, no tie. Think lazy Saturday on a sailboat.
     
  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But no deck shoes, please.
     

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