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Friday Challenge April 29, 2016: Navy Trousers Unleashed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CruzAzul, Apr 22, 2016.

Who is the great unleashed wearer of navy trousers?

Poll closed May 2, 2016.
  1. KingPSQ

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. upr_crust

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. EFV

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. CruzAzul

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. DiplomaticTies

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Anden

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  7. Rais

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  8. AlexRamius

    17 vote(s)
    42.5%
  9. leftofthedial

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    0.0%
  10. Andy57

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  11. Thin White Duke

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
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  1. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Often maligned as difficult to incorporate into one's workplace wardrobe, here's our opportunity to celebrate the navy odd trouser. And since this is a CruzChallenge, I'm throwing in the the added difficulty of no ties. This probably just turned into Casual Friday for some, but who doesn't enjoy a challenge? So there it is: vote on the best execution of business-appropriate attire incorporating navy odd trousers and no tie. [​IMG] Specific breakdown of rules: 1. Navy trousers: can be khaki, wool, orphaned suit pants, whatever. You won't be disqualified if they're some other variety of dark blue. Obviously no denim. 2. No neckties, bowties, or other corporate chokechains. Scarves are acceptible. Pocket squares are always welcome. Cravats/ascots will be singled out for ridicule. 3. Entries accepted until mignight ET on 4/29/2016. Poal goes up Saturday before noon. Let's do this! ...and it's on:
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I am going to vote for that ensemble in the OP. That's the way to do it.
     
  3. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Probably in.
     
  4. KingPSQ

    KingPSQ Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to the challenges. Hope this qualifies.

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  5. CruzAzul

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    Outfit qualifies. That an Eidos collar on the polo? Also, nice jacket.
     
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    Budapest chain bridge always qualifies. Eh...
     
  7. Caustic Man

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    Bah! I wish you hadn't included "business appropriate" in the requirements. That pretty much shoots down what I was going to do (seersucker). Will look forward to everyone's entries though!
     
  8. KingPSQ

    KingPSQ Well-Known Member

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    Cheers! It is indeed an Eidos Lupo inspired collar.


    So true
     
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  9. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    My attire for today, minus the tie . . .

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  10. Cifodeluca

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    There's no such thing as business-appropriate attire with no tie.
     
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  11. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends entirely on the kind of business you're in.
     
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  12. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What I wore today:

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    Outdoors:

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  13. CruzAzul

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    Man, that sounds awesome. In my line of business (cultural non-profits in Upper Manhattan) if you did a Friday presentation in a seersucker blazer you would totally own the room. I think you should go for it and let the voters decide.



    Try to view this as a challenge, or an opportunity to broaden your perceptions beyond your own industry / culture / etc. You'd be surprised how much business is conducted in the arts sector, or on casual Fridays, or in the entire republic of Iran for instance.
     
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  14. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I may just do that.
     
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  15. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Jacket: Brooks Brothers
    Shirt: Luxire
    Trousers: Suitsupply
    Shoes: Meermin Mallorca
    Pocket square and wrist beads: Homemade
    Wristwatch: Omega
     
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  16. katabatic

    katabatic Senior member

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    You've clearly never been anywhere near the (software) tech sector. I'm amazed some of my colleagues even manage pants.
     
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  17. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    As others have posted, it depends on the sort of business that one is in.

    There are white collar workers and blue collar workers. Workers who belong to trade unions are (like people in show business) are blue collar workers. Workers who are mechanics (like those in the tech sector) are blue collar workers.
     
  18. Cifodeluca

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    Quote: Quote: I was not referring to what people are actually wearing when going about their business. I was referring to what I consider appropriate to wear when going about one's (white collar) business. Of course I am aware of what most people are actually wearing. This does not mean I approve of it or copy it. Just because Zuckerberg et al. are making billions wearing flip-flops and hoodies I do not feel the urge to consider what they wear as appropriate business attire. And I also do not approve of casual Friday as a model to follow. Similarly I do not think hanging gays is an appropriate way to treat them just because it is done frequently in Iran, rather the opposite.
     
  19. gs77

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    Please don't turn this into that discussion. This is Friday Challenge, OP sets the rules...
    Topic is interesting, but should be taken elsewhere, IMHO.
     
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  20. DiplomaticTies

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    Navy linen pants. Some people may wonder if this is really business appropriate but I can tell you that last summer we had four weeks of constant temperatures between 30-40 degrees here in Geneva, and this was a fully acceptable outfit then, even in official meetings. But of course I always add a tie...
     
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