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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 8 MARCH 2016 - CASUAL ELEMENTS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Murlsquirl, Mar 8, 2016.

and the winner is?

Poll closed Mar 14, 2016.
  1. chocsosa

    6 vote(s)
    6.5%
  2. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. Caustic Man

    10 vote(s)
    10.9%
  4. Clouseau

    8 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. EFV

    15 vote(s)
    16.3%
  6. Diplomatic Ties

    12 vote(s)
    13.0%
  7. Gerry Nelson

    21 vote(s)
    22.8%
  8. Anden

    8 vote(s)
    8.7%
  9. blekit

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. TheoProf

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  11. TwoStep

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  12. Rais

    18 vote(s)
    19.6%
  13. upr_crust

    5 vote(s)
    5.4%
  14. calypso

    11 vote(s)
    12.0%
  15. SYCSYC

    12 vote(s)
    13.0%
  16. baltimoron

    14 vote(s)
    15.2%
  17. gs77

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  18. bienluienapris

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  19. mossrockss

    17 vote(s)
    18.5%
  20. Coxsackie

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  21. Murlsquirl

    18 vote(s)
    19.6%
  22. RoSaCe

    5 vote(s)
    5.4%
  23. An Acute Style

    8 vote(s)
    8.7%
  24. sebastian mcfox

    40 vote(s)
    43.5%
  25. ScottMC

    10 vote(s)
    10.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    WARNING: This challenge will result in some of us looking like fools.
    The challenge is to incorporate at least one casual element into your CM fit. Two words…Simone Righi. No one does it better...although Mr. Kamoshita is just as good.
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    This is not something everyone is capable of pulling off…I doubt I’ll be able to. It takes a certain steez, sprezz, swag, or whatever you want to call it. Most people that try fail miserably. You might be thinking…how hard can it be? Throw a rollneck under my SC, slip on the dad jeans and boom….killed it. Wrong. Everything has to be in perfect casual harmony and you have to look comfortable doing it. Don't be like Andy...

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    We have a few members that pull off the look extremely well….and I hope they participate @Tirailleur1 , @mossrockss , @NickPollica , @gdl203 , @EFV , @GuidoWongolini . Mark Cho and Jake Grantham (Armoury) are also great sources of inspiration…as you’ll see below.
    Here are the details:
    Rule #1- You must incorporate at least one casual element into your CM fit. Examples include: rollneck, polo, popover, sneakers, denim, etc.
    Rule #2- You must wear a jacket of the following variety: suit jacket, SC, safari, Teba, field jacket, etc.
    Accessories are encouraged…i.e., scarves, hats, etc.
    Questions I imagine might be asked....
    Does a knit tie count as the one required casual element? No.
    Do I have to wear a tie or PS? No…..that would be pretty hard with a polo or rollneck, now wouldn’t it ;)
    What about desert boots with a suit? Yes, but they would need to be paired with something else…i.e., rollneck or polo.
    Will leaving my BD collar unbuttoned get me more votes? No, stop being lazy and/or cheap. If you want a spread collar, buy a spread collar.
    Do cardigans or sweaters count as a jacket? No.
    How about sandals? Hell no. Absolutely not. You will be immediately banned from the forum. I’ll flip out if I see any bare feet…I’ll make an exception if Luca pops in.
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    Can I wear shorts? If you think you can pull off shorts with a jacket, please go right ahead. I’m actually hoping someone tries.
    The outfit must be worn this week. DEADLINE for submissions is Saturday, 12 Mar 16 at 1700PST. Poll will expire on Monday, 14 Mar 16 at 2100PST. Good luck!
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    The contestants...please vote on awesomeness of fit, but also degree of difficulty Quote: Originally Posted by chocsosa [​IMG] Originally Posted by archibaldleach [​IMG] Originally Posted by Caustic Man [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by Clouseau [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by EFV [​IMG] Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by Anden [​IMG] Originally Posted by Anden [​IMG] Originally Posted by blekit [​IMG] Originally Posted by TheoProf [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by TwoStep [​IMG] Originally Posted by Rais [​IMG] Originally Posted by upr_crust [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by calypso [​IMG] Originally Posted by SYCSYC [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by baltimoron [​IMG] Originally Posted by gs77 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by bienluienapris [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by mossrockss [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by Coxsackie [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by Murlsquirl [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by RoSaCe [​IMG] Originally Posted by An Acute Style [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Originally Posted by ScottMC [​IMG]
     
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  2. heldentenor

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    Absolutely not playing, but the detail explanation is priceless.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Don't be scurrred....give it a shot!
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    So you like Luca's feet? Pervy
     


  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I don't like any feet. I'm just used to seeing his at this point.
     


  6. chocsosa

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    Worn recently.. might this work, Murl? The pants are chinos...

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  7. bienluienapris

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    Looks very intersting, I'll try to do something
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I can't find a good reason to DQ (not that I want one)...so yeah.
     
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  9. EFV

    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    In. Just have to find some time when there's still daylight out to take pics.
     


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    I will try my best.
     


  11. Spandexter

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    Good lord, I'd train wreck this so bad!

    Makes me want to have a go.... Haha.
     


  12. DiplomaticTies

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    An opportunity to look like a fool? Of course I'm in!
     


  13. Mr Knightley

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    @Murlsquirl the rules are very comprehensive but did you say when the outfit is to be worn - this week only?
     


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    Any opportunity to create a train wreck is always an interesting challenge - I think that I'm in . . . .
     


  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Forgot about that....updated. Yes.
     


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