Friday Challenge 4/15/2016 - The 20th Century Man

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Apr 12, 2016.

Who is teh best?!

Poll closed Apr 19, 2016.
  1. Crusty the 20's Banker

    12 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Baracuta 60's M-o-M

    13 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. 'Nam 70s Clags

    6 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Intimate Pravda 50s

    6 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Amsterdam McDermott 70s

    15 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. 70s 007 calypso

    7 vote(s)
    11.7%
  7. 20's Dennis "Peaky Blinders" Walter

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  8. 40s Newsman Bienluienapris

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. Clouseau 70s Suedehead

    15 vote(s)
    25.0%
  10. 20s EFV at the Cottage

    18 vote(s)
    30.0%
  11. 60s Thin White Duke/Michael Cane

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  12. Baracuda 60s Mr "Steve McQuenn" Knightley

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  13. DerekS the 70s Rock n Roller Hippie

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  14. Miami Vice 80s RoSaCe

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  15. 70s Turtleneck CruzAzul

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Here are the rules, iGents. 1. Pick any decade from the 1900's and put together an ensemble that defines its quintessential/stereotypical style. 2. Make sure to note what decade you are going with in your FC submission post. An inspirational pic would be nice, but is not required. 3. Don't just put together some kind of "timeless & classic" fit that you would wear any given day and try and say it would fly 50 years ago too, so it counts. I will disqualify such tomfoolery. 4. This is not a strictly CM challenge. Nor tie nor even jacket is required. Want to wear light blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a black leather jacket and shades like a 50's greaser? Rock on. Want to wear some bell-bottoms, sandals and a flowery shirt like a 60's hippie? Rock on even harder. Want to wear knickers, suspenders and a paperboy cap like your great-great grandpa did in the 20's? Do it. As long as its authentic to the time period, you're golden. 5. Submit your fit by 10PM EST this Saturday the 16th. 6. Be awesome. 7. If you want to win, be really really awesome. Is this is alotta cosplay? Heck yes. Sue me. Are there alotta rukes? Heck yes. Cosplay is srs bsns. And go!
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I hope we see some SW&D regulars in this one.
     


  3. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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  4. DerekS

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    Should be fun!
     


  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I really hope someone wears a DB white dinner jacket out of season and says they're going for 1942 Bogie in Casablanca. I'll settle for a 1950s "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" reference.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Great idea.
     


  7. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Let me be the first to throw down the gauntlet. City of London banker, the era between the wars (for the purposes of this challenge, between WWI and WWII, but I am of an age such that one might assume it were the years between the Wars of the Spanish and Austrian Successions).

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Love it. Especially the hat and a chain.

    Really hoping to see an 80s themed entry with a beige 6 on 1 wide shouldered double-breasted suit, a wide, loud tie, and brown loafers.
     


  9. RoSaCe

    RoSaCe Senior member

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    well, I'll try to participate, but here's already another inspiration for all 80's lovers.
     


  10. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Just for fun. Late 1960s. Here are two pics of myself, one back-in-the-day, one contemporary, both on the steps outside Goldsmiths College, London.

    Me in 1969: Ben Sherman shirt, gash sheepskin from the market, Levi Sta-Prest strides, brown boots (not DMs).
    Me contemporary: Polaroid shades from Boots, b/d yellow shirt by God-knows-who, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Wrangler Jeans, brown brogues by Jones the Bootmaker, Glasgow. I would have gladly worn an outfit like that in '69.

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  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  12. DerekS

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    agreed. MoM did a fantastic job with this shot. Love it.
     


  13. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I'd love to have one of those 60s sheepskin coats. I've seen a few in vintage stores similarly styled but it tweed, which is nice too
     


  14. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In. Haven't decided on what time period I'm going for though.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I think you would be great for very early 1900s Americana.

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    Great shot, M-o-M!
     


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