FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5/24/13 - Embrace The Wrinkle Sprezz

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clapeyron, May 21, 2013.

Linen and wrinkles, who wore it best! (More than one person may be selected)

Poll closed May 26, 2013.
  1. Caustic Man

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  2. Claghorn

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  3. Clapeyron

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  4. Dorje

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  5. GMMcL

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  6. Holdfast

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  7. In Stitches

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  8. JPHardy

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  9. Mimo

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  10. NOBD

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  11. Pingson

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  12. PocketSquareGuy

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  13. SpooPoker

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  14. Thin White Duke

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  15. Timotune

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  16. Tirailleur1

    33 vote(s)
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  17. TTO

    34 vote(s)
    37.0%
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  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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  2. in stitches

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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Slightly early, but I couldn't wait any longer! I give you... "Uber Sprez"


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    "Sunglasses in pocket sprez."

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    "Unbuttoned collar sprez." and "Exploding pocket square sprez."

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    "New double monks from Andrew Lock sprez."

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    "Long tie tail sprez."

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    "braided belt" and "Wrinkle cred sprez."
     
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  4. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    En garde, monsieur! (That's brilliant, by the way - witty collar action, wide use of i-gent-ness with the tie...this is tough!)

    So, linen it is then. And no messing around. 45C today. So it's a three piece, fuck it! Styleforum demands...

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    And in response to request for "inappropriate sprezzatura", well you called it...aside from the bright PS...

    Yes, navy contrast stitching everywhere. Because fuck you. :)

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    DFIH super tie-boner; because you know you want it.

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    Linen-appropriate canvas spectators. Plus random sock-rocking, because. Just because.

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    And the killer blow: dinky cufflinks, and offensive timepiece.

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    This may not be the best linen of the day. But I reckon it's the most by square yards, and the cheapest, and the nastiest sprezz too. Give it to me good. [​IMG]



    On a day like today, all 250lb men wear three piece suits. Probably.

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    End of the day...holding up, but definitely wrinkly.

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    Wrinkly back.

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    And better still, wrinkly sack.

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    Suit: 100% linen, local cack-handed tailor
    PS: silk satin, no brand
    Shirt: Tyrwhitt
    Cufflinks: don't know, gift from (now ex-)wife
    Tie: Givenchy, gift from someone else's wife (cause of parenthesis above)
    Socks: Mazarin
    Shoes: Cheaney for Herring "Henley"

    Indian Ocean, palm trees: God
     
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  5. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    only the tie is linen b/c it is frekin cold for this time of the year:
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    Also, Museum Calf
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  6. TTO

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    I wore my linen yesterday as the weather was much better than the forecast for today, which was awful, only to get rained on! It hailed about an hour after this!! :censored:
    Wrinkly linen for trousers, shirt, coat and pocket square. I made the bow-tie myself out of some old linen/wool mix trousers that had worn out.
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    I understand you are new to braces - please notice that your brace buttons are wrongly placed - the button should be placed where your pleat meets the waistband on each side, the other further out to the side of the hips! :bigstar:
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm envious of London weather.
     


  9. TTO

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  10. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Linen shirt, tie and partly jacket.
     


  12. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    sexy shoes timo, which meermin last is that?



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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You've got milder summers and winters than I, at the price of an extra two days of rain. And you actually have four seasons (whereas my spring and autumn amount to less than 3 months).
     


  14. timotune

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    great suit!

    I wear the Hiro last in my Meermins, fits my foot pretty perfect.
    Join the new group buy for awesomeness.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The small Wang allowed me to shove an extra Drakes* in there. Waiting to be struck down by the gods for double stuffing. Right, have at it; I've given you enough openings.

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    *Purchased from Cantabrigian, the first non-white linen pocket square I've ever owned.
     
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