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

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  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 Kung Joo 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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  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

    CruzAzul Senior member

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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

    Caustic Man Senior member

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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.
     


  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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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  14. Caustic Man

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    I may just do that.
     


  15. CruzAzul

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    [​IMG]

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


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